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COTTON Richard

Male Abt 1729 - 1790  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name COTTON Richard  [1
    Alt. Birth 1725  [2
    Born Abt 1729  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Richard Cotton 1725 - 1789
      Richard Cotton was born in 1725 (or 1729), the sixth of Thomas and Jean Cotton's twelve children. We do not know if the family still lived on the Otterdam Swamp plantation when he was born, or whether they had already removed to Albemarle Parish, which in 1754 would become Sussex County.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1782  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 about Richard Cotton
      Name:      Richard Cotton
      State:      VA
      County:      Sussex County
      Township:      06 06
      Year:      1782
      Record Type:      Continental Census
      Page:      44
      Database:      VA Early Census Index
    Lived(s) In Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • They lived in Albermarle Township in newly created Sussex County
    Will 1790  Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will of Richard Cotton
      1790 Sussex Co, Virginia United States
      I give to my sone, Cary Cotton, the Plantation where on I now live, and all the lands that belong to the Tract, one negro by named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever.
    Will 7 Jan 1790  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Will of Richard Cotton
      (This Will is the way I found it, and the spelling too.)
      WILL OF RICHARD COTTON
      Sussex County, Virginia

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Richard Cotton, of the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to All Mighty God for the same, and same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and knowing that all flesh must exile to death, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following.

      ITEM - First, I recommend my sole to All Mighty God who gave it to me, trusting in merits of the Crucified Salvation. As for settling what temporal Estate it has pleased All Mighty God to bestow upon me, far above my desert, I dispose in manner and from followth:

      ITEM - I give to my Daughter, Salley Ivey, one negro gal name Liddy, to she and her heirs forever.

      ITEM- I give to my sone, Seth Cotton, a negro woman named Tabb, thirty pounds cash, one feather bed and blanket, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my sone, Haris Cotton, one negro woman named Aniche, and the upper part of my Black Swamp land, formerly the part that was Howell Jarratt's, and half the benefit of the orchard on the place where he now lives, till he can raise one, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my daughter, Rebecca Mangum, one negro woman named Pender during her life and at her death to her eldest some, Zachariah, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my sone, Archabal Cotton, one negro man named Will and seventy pounds gold or Silver, one sow and pigs, six barrels of corn, 300 pounds of pork, one axe, one hoe, one pot, one frying pan, one paile, fore sheaps and one feather bed & furniture, all which I give to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my sone, Cary Cotton, the Plantation where on I now live, and all the lands that belong to the Tract, one negro by named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my daughter, Jincy Cook (Cocke ?), one negro gal named Lucy, during her life and at her death to her daughter, Elizabeth Cook, to her and her heirs forever.

      ITEM - I give to my sone , Weaver Cotton, the lower part of the land on the Black Swamp, being the part where Taddey Jarrell forerly lived, also one negro boy named Gabriel, one horse bridle & Saddle, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM- My will desire is that after my just debts and legaceys is paid, that all the remainder part of my Estate of what kind or denominations what so every, to be equally divided between my three sons, namely, Archebal, Carey, and Weaver Cotton, by two good honest men to be chosen for that purpose by my Executors.

      ITEM - Lastly, I do consititute & appoint my loving sons, Carey & Archebal Cotton, my hole and sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all other wills here to fore maid, & acknowledging this for my last Will & Testament. IN WITNESS, I have set my hand and Seal this Twentieth forth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Signed Richard Cotton (Seal)

      Signed & Acknowledged for
      his last Will & Testament in
      the presents of

      Lawrence Smith
      Jesse Ivey

      Will Book E, Page 1 Sussex Co. VA.Probated: 172 7 January 1790, Sussex Co. VA. He was born co1729 in Albemarle, Sussex Co., VA.(2) He died in Surry, Virginia.
    Died 7 Jan 1790  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard and Betty Cotton also had lots of childrea The Albemarle Parish Register faithfully records their births and some of their marriages:
      I Sarah "Sally" Cotton. Bom 2/26/1748. Married Littleberry Ivey.
      II Seth Cotton. Born 11/1/1750. Married Rebecca Avent.
      III. Harris Cotton. Born 9/3 0/1753.
      iv. Rebecca Cotton. Born 5/29/1756. Married 11/15/1779 Samuel Mangum.
      v. Archibald Cotton. Bom 2/28/1759. Married 7/2/1787 Caty HilL
      vi. Jane Cotton. Born 4/14/1762. Married...........Cook.
      vii. Cary/Carey Cotton. Born 3/12/1765. Married 12/11/1792 Nancy Ann Harrison.
      viii. Weaver Cotton. Born 7/31/1768.

      Will of Richard Cotton
      1790 Sussex Co, Virginia United States
      I give to my sone, Cary Cotton, the Plantation where on I now live, and all the lands that belong to the Tract, one negro by named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever.

      On 1/4/1768, Richard Cotton purchased 105 acres for $58 in Northhampton Co., NC

      Will of Richard Cotton - 1790 (Will Book E, Page 1, Sussex Co.VA.)
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Richard Cotton of the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex being of perfect mind & memory thanks be to all mighty God for the same calling to mind the uncertainty of life & knowing that all flesh must Eald to death do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following.
      First I recommend my sole to allmighty God who gave it me trusting in merits of crucified Saviour for salvation as for settling what temporal estate it has pleased allmighty God to bestow upon me far above my disert I disspose in manner and form as followeth.
      Item - I give to my daughter Salley Ivey one negro gal named Liddy to she and her heirs forever;
      Item - I give to my son Seth Cotton a negro woman naimed Tab & thirty pounds cash 1 feather bed and blanket to him and his heirs for ever;
      Item - I give to my sone Haris Cotton one negro woman named Aniche and the upper part of my black swamp land formily the part that was Howell Jarratts and half the benifit of the orchard on the place, whar he now lives, till he can rase one to him and his heirs forever.
      Item - I give to my daughter Rebecar Mangum one negro woman nam'd pender during her life and at her death to hur eldres sone Zecheriah to him and his heirs for ever.
      Item - I give to my sone Archebel Cotton one negro man namd Will and seventy pounds gold or silver one sow and pigs 6 barrels corn three hundred pounds of pork one ax 1 hoe one pot and one frying pan one pale fore sheaps & one feather bed & ferniture all which I give to him and his heirs forever.
      Item - I give to my sone Carey Cotton the plantation whereon I now live and all my lands that belong to the tract one negro boy named Lewis to him and his heirs forever.
      Item - I give to my daughter Jiney Cook one negro gal Lucy during her life and at her death to her daughter Elizabeth Cook to her and her heirs for ever.
      Item - I give to my sone Weaver Cotton the lower part of my land on the black swamp being the part where Faddey Jarratt formerly lived also one negro boy named Gabrel one horse bridle & saddle to him and his heirs forever.
      Item - My Will and desire is that after my just debts & leggiceys is paid that all the remainder part of my estate of what kind or denominations whatsoever to be equally divided between my three sons Archabal, Carey & Weaver Cotton by 2 good honest men to be chose'd fer that purpose by my Executors.
      Lastly I do constitute and appoint my loveing sons Carey and Archebal Cotton my hole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking & anulling all other Wills heretofore maid and acknowledging this fer my last Will and Testament in witness I have set my hand & seal this twenteth forth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty six.
      Richard Cotton (Seal)
      Signed sealed & acknowledged for his last Will and Testament in the presents of
      Law. Smith
      Jesse Ivey
      At a Court held for Sussex County the 7th day of January 1790. The last Will and Testament of Richard Cotton decd. was exhibited into Court by Cary and Archebald Cotton the Executors therein named was proved by the oaths of Lawrence Smith and Jesse Ivey the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of said Executors who made oath thereto and gave bond as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Teste- M. Bailey Ct. Cur.


      Family links:
      Parents:
      Thomas T. Cotton (1692 - 1778)
      Jane Hyde Cotton (1700 - 1768)

      Spouse:
      Sarah Elizabeth Weaver Cotton (1726 - 1781)*

      Children:
      Sally Cotton Ivey (1747 - ____)*
      Seth Cotton (1750 - 1815)*
      Harris Cotton (1753 - 1797)*
      Rebecca Cotton Mangum (1756 - 1828)*
      Archibald Cotton (1759 - ____)*
      Celia Cotton Scoggins (1760 - ____)*
      Jane Cotton Cook (1762 - ____)*
      Cary Cotton (1765 - ____)*
      Weaver Cotton (1768 - 1836)*
      William Cotton (1768 - 1768)*

      Siblings:
      John Cotton (1717 - ____)*
      Thomas Cotton (1719 - 1792)*
      Nathaniel Cotton (1722 - 1794)*
      Cary Cotton (1724 - ____)*
      David Cotton (1726 - ____)*
      Littleberry Cotton (1728 - ____)*
      Richard Cotton (1729 - 1790)
      William Cotton (1733 - ____)*
      Henry Cotton (1737 - 1790)*
      Drury Cotton (1737 - ____)*
      Isham Cotton (1739 - ____)*
      Mary Cotton Crossland (1743 - 1805)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Unknown
    Person ID I3026  Booth Family
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 

    Father COTTON Thomas (T.C.),   b. 1692, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1779, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother HYDE Jane Jean,   b. Abt 1700, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1768, Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1716  Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WEAVER Sarah Elizabeth "Betty",   b. Abt 1726,   d. 1781, Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1747  Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. COTTON Sary Salle,   b. 2 Jan 1748, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. COTTON Seth,   b. 1 Nov 1750, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1815, chatham county, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. COTTON Harris,   b. 25 Aug 1753,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. COTTON Rebecca (Becky),   b. 29 Mar 1756,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. COTTON Archibald,   b. 28 Feb 1759,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. COTTON Jane,   b. 14 Apr 1762,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. COTTON Carey-Cary,   b. 12 Mar 1765, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805  (Age 39 years)
     8. COTTON William,   b. 2 Jul 1768,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. COTTON Weaver Alexander, Sr.,   b. 2 Jul 1768, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Moreland, Coweta County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1747 - Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1782 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived(s) In - - Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1790 - Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 7 Jan 1790 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1790 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S296] Rogers Family Assoc, Rogers Family Assoc (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1212] Cotton family tree, Owner: Pat Reynolds, (Compiled and Supplied by Robert L. Bartlett of Juno Beach, FL to Pat Johnson Reynolds) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1212] Cotton family tree, Owner: Pat Reynolds, (Compiled and Supplied by Robert L. Bartlett of Juno Beach, FL to Pat Johnson Reynolds) (Reliability: 2).