William Cotton Sr (1762 - 1841)

William Cotton
1762 - 1841
updated February 06, 2019
William Cotton Sr, parent to 13 children, was born on July 16, 1762 in Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania USA. William was born to Henry Cotton, with sibling Samuel. William's partner was Mary Foster Scott, and they gave birth to Hugh Cotton, Violet Cotton, Henry Cotton, Mary Cotton, Josiah (1) Cotton, Jane Cotton, William B. Cotton Jr, Josiah (2) Cotton, Alexander Cotton, John Cotton, Rachel Cotton, Jomes Cotton, and Sarah Cotton. William died in March 1841 in Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania USA at 78 years old.

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William Cotton Sr

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William Cotton was born on in Marsh Creek, York County, Pennsylvania USA

Death

William Cotton died in in Mahoning Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania USA

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William Cotton Sr

Parents:

1709 - Nov 2, 1800

Siblings:

around 1742 - around 1842

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Spouse:

December 1767 - Nov 28, 1844

Children:

Sep 10, 1797 - Apr 10, 1852
Aug 16, 1787 - Unknown
Sep 2, 1788 - Oct 3, 1803
Jun 19, 1790 - Unknown
May 26, 1792 - Sep 1, 1796
Oct 15, 1793 - Feb 13, 1882
Unknown - Unknown
Mar 13, 1799 - Nov 2, 1873
Feb 4, 1801 - Oct 22, 1840
Jan 20, 1803 - around 1809
Jun 30, 1805 - Sep 29, 1862
May 6, 1807 - Jul 26, 1911
Dec 27, 1809 - around 1909

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William Cotton Sr, parent to 13 children, passed away in March 1841 in Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania USA at 78 years old. William was born on July 16, 1762 in Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania USA. William was born to Henry Cotton, with sibling Samuel. William's partner was Mary Foster Scott, and they gave birth to Hugh Cotton, Violet Cotton, Henry Cotton, Mary Cotton, Josiah (1) Cotton, Jane Cotton, William B. Cotton Jr, Josiah (2) Cotton, Alexander Cotton, John Cotton, Rachel Cotton, Jomes Cotton, and Sarah Cotton.
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1762 - 1841 World Events

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In 1800, at the age of 38 years old, William was alive when the federal government moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. The site of the new capital had been chosen by President George Washington several years earlier and he appointed Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant to lay out a plan for the new city.

In 1813, when this person was 51 years old, on March 4th, President James Madison was inaugurated to his second term. Madison received 50.4% of the vote, defeating rival DeWitt Clinton.

In 1822, by the time this person was 60 years old, was the year that coffee was no longer banned in Sweden. Originally used as a religious drink in Arabia more than 1100 years ago, coffee was banned in many European countries until the 18th century.

In 1834, at the age of 72 years old, William was alive when on August 14th, the Poor Law Amendment Act was enacted in the United Kingdom. The Act stated that no able-bodied British man could receive assistance unless he entered a workhouse (a kind of poorhouse). The Act was intended to curb the cost of relief for the poor since workhouses were designed to be unpleasant. Many workhouses used the men as free labor and employed them in such tasks as breaking stones, crushing bones to produce fertilizer, or picking oakum - tarred fiber used between planks on ships -using a large metal nail known as a spike.

In 1841, in the year of William Cotton Sr's passing, on Sunday, June 6th, the United Kingdom conducted a census, the first British census to record the names and ages in every household and to be done nationally at a set time. A few days before the census, forms were delivered to each home and they were picked up on the morning of the 7th.

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Other William Cottons

May 7, 1900 - Oct 21, 1956
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Other Cottons

Aug 16, 1787 - Unknown
Sep 2, 1788 - Oct 3, 1803
Jun 19, 1790 - Unknown
May 26, 1792 - Sep 1, 1796
Oct 15, 1793 - Feb 13, 1882
Unknown - Unknown
Mar 13, 1799 - Nov 2, 1873
Feb 4, 1801 - Oct 22, 1840
Jan 20, 1803 - around 1809
Jun 30, 1805 - Sep 29, 1862
May 6, 1807 - Jul 26, 1911
Dec 27, 1809 - around 1909
1709 - Nov 2, 1800
around 1742 - around 1842
around 1745 - Apr 1, 1829
around 1748 - around 1790
Unknown - Unknown
around 1755 - around 1825
around 1755 - around 1788
Jul 2, 1760 - Nov 9, 1830

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December 1767 - Nov 28, 1844
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Nov 19, 1991 - Unknown
Aug 16, 1787 - Unknown
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around 1786 - around 1887
Sep 2, 1788 - Oct 3, 1803
Jun 19, 1790 - Unknown
Unknown - around 1890
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