Section LY: Descendants of Thomas Cotton

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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.1.0 on 29 June 2017
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Generation One

1. THOMAS1 COTTON was born about 1785 in Vermont, United States[51], and died about 31 May 1850[51] in Newbury Twp., LaGrange Co., Indiana, United States[51]. He married HANNAH _____, who was born about 1787[42] in New York, United States[42], and died between 1 June 1850 and 1 June 1860[42, 13].

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio, United States[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

From the 1 June 1850 census, in Newbury Twp.[51]:

Name of deceasedAgeGenderMarital StatusPlace of BirthDeath MonthOccupationCause of DeathAgePlaceDate
Thomas Cotton63MMarriedVermontMayCarpenterInflammation of lungs63Newbury Twp., LaGrange Co., Indiana, United States, NORTH AMERICAMAY 1850

[6, 7, 81, 80, 45, 42, 46, 51]
The biography of Sarah's son Samuel says she moved to Seneca Co. in 1825, and married Henry Hackett the following year, and in the 1830 census they are found in Thompson Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio.
Thomas Cotton and Henry Hackett both appear on the 1826 tax list of Thompson Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio, and Enos' middle name was Thomas.

Approximate birthdate of Thomas based on age of Hannah Cotton in the 1850 census, and age in 1810 census.

Birth place is based on father's birthplace data from 1880 census entries for Sarah, Enos, Mary, and Almera.

However the 1850 census mortality schedule lists Thomas died age 63, born in Vermont.
Seneca Co. Tax records (film #0532986):

1826 Thompson Twp:
Cotton Thomas: 0 horses, $0; 2 cattle, $16; state tax $0.032; county tax $0.40; total $0.432
Hackett Henry: 0 horses, $0; 2 cattle, $16; state tax $0.032; county tax $0.40; total $0.432

Of the 44 families in the twp., these 2, along with 3 others, owed the least amount of taxes.

1827 Thompson Twp:
Cotton Thomas: 0 horses, $0; 2 cattle, $16; state tax $0.048; county tax $0.128; road tax $0.048; school tax $0.008; total $0.232
Hackett Henry: 0 horses, $0; 7 cattle, $56; 16.8, 44.8, 16.8, 2.8, total $0.812

Of the 34 families, Thomas and one other owed the least amount of taxes.

In the 1828 and 1829 tax lists, no Cottons or Hacketts appear.

1830 Thompson Twp:
Hacket Henry: 0 horses, $0; 5 cattle, $40; 14c state, 28c county, 12c road, 3c school, 57c total

1831 Thompson Twp:
Hacket Henry: 0 horses, $0; 3 cattle, $24; 8.4c state, 19.2c county, 7.2c road, 2.4c school, 37.2c total

1832 Thompson Twp:
Hacket Henry: 0 horses, $0; 3 cattle, $24; 8.4c state, 14.4c county, 7.2c road, 30c total

1833 Thompson Twp:
Hacket Henry: 0 horses, $0; 3 cattle, $24; 7.2c state, 14.4c county & school, 7.2c road, 28.8c total
[end of film]

Seneca Co. will index (film #0388625) starts 1829 and contains no Hackets or Cottons in the 1828 - 1870 range.
Birth place of New York is based on mother's birthplace data from 1880 census entries for Sarah, Enos, Mary, and Almera.
Children:
+2i.SARAH "SALLY"2 COTTON, b. on 28 Feb. 1809[59] in New York[55]; d. on 26 July 1882[55, 53, 52] in Ravenna, Muskegon Co., Michigan, United States[55, 53, 52]; m. (1) in 1826[59] in Seneca Co.[59] (TR-1) HENRY HACKETT, b. in Vermont, d. in 1834; m. (2) on 28 June 1837[57] in LaGrange Co.[57] (SX-2) ESICK GREEN, b. in New York[55, 42, 61] on 1 Feb. 1808[55, 42, 61], d. in Ravenna Twp., Muskegon Co.[55, 61] on 19 Dec. 1893[55, 61], son of (SX-1) _____ and Mrs. (GREEN) GREEN.
+3ii.JANE COTTON, b. about 1811 in New York; d. on 12 May 1855 in LaGrange Co.; m. (ATD-3) TRUMAN WILKINSON, b. in Vermont on 5 April 1809, d. in LaGrange Co. on 1 Dec. 1857, son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON.
+4iii.JAMES W. COTTON, b. about 1815.
+5iv.WILLARD A. COTTON, b. about 1816[42] in New York[42]; d. between 1851 and 1853[70]; m. (2) on 15 April 1847[57] in LaGrange Co.[57] (AFS-19) PHEBE R. OSBORN, b. in New York[42] about 1822[42], d. in 1854[70], daughter of (AFS-12) Garret and Hannah M. (_____) OSBORN.
+6v.ENOS THOMAS COTTON, b. about 1817[42] in New York[42]; m. (1) on 5 July 1847[57] in Lake Co., Indiana[57] LYDIA ANN KAUFMAN, b. in Ohio[4]; m. (2) on 22 April 1860[57, 64] in Kankakee Co., Illinois, United States[57, 64] MRS. ELIZABETH RICE.
+7vi.LYDIA COTTON, b. about 1819 in New York; d. before 1854; m. on 17 March 1835 in Crawford Co., Ohio (ATD-7) HIRAM A. WILKINSON, b. in New York[54, 56] on 30 April 1816[54, 56], d. in Muskegon, Muskegon Co.[62] in 1865[62], son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON.
+8vii.MARY COTTON, b. about 1823 in New York; m. (1) on 9 May 1840[57] in LaGrange Co.[57] (ATD-8) NORMAN B. WILKINSON, b. in Vermont on 10 July 1819, d. in 1859, son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON; m. (2) ASA S. ROBINSON, b. in New York[43] in 1820[43].
9viii.ELI COTTON, b. on 6 Oct. 1825[78] in Ohio[79]; d. on 5 Jan. 1895[78] in Dallas Co., Iowa, United States[78]; m. on 14 June 1854 in New Buffalo, Berrien Co., Michigan LUCINDA JONES, b. in Ohio[78] on 1 July 1834[78], d. on 5 Sept. 1907[78].
+10ix.ALMERA E. A. COTTON, b. on 17 Sept. 1828[44, 72] in Ohio[44, 72]; d. on 18 May 1898[72] in Western Twp., Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, United States[72]; m. on 9 May 1849[57] in LaGrange Co.[57] (ALY-1) SAMUEL P. SMITH, b. in Ohio[44] about 1828[44].

Generation Two

2. SARAH "SALLY"2 COTTON (Thomas1), daughter of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born on 28 Feb. 1809[59] in New York[55], died on 26 July 1882[55, 53, 52] in Ravenna[55, 53, 52] and was buried in Ravenna Twp.[53]. She married (1st) in Seneca Co.[59], in 1826[59], (TR-1) HENRY HACKETT, who was born in Vermont, and died in 1834. She married (2nd) in LaGrange Co.[57], on 28 June 1837[57], (SX-2) ESICK GREEN, son of (SX-1) _____ and Mrs. (GREEN) GREEN, who was born on 1 Feb. 1808[55, 42, 61] in New York[55, 42, 61], and died on 19 Dec. 1893[55, 61] in Ravenna Twp.[55, 61]. [59, 55, 6, 7, 9, 8, 11, 10, 15, 19, 25, 53, 52, 49, 50]
Sarah moved to Seneca Co, Ohio in 1825, and in 1826 married there Henry Hackett of Vermont. The family appears in Thompson Twp., Seneca Co, Ohio in the 1830 census. On May 25, 1832, Henry Hackett was granted the land patent for 80 acres in Thompson Twp. Her third child, Sally Ann Hackett, was born in 1834 and her husband Henry died that same year. She would remarry three years later in Indiana.

On November 8, 1836, Esick Green purchased 40 acres (NW1/4 of SE1/4) in section 9 of Newbury Twp, Lagrange Co, Indiana, and was later granted the land patent for this land on August 20, 1838. However, prior to that date, on October 10, 1837, Esick sold this land to David Cass. On July 7, 1838, Esick purchased 40 acres (NE1/4 of SW 1/4) in section 10 of Newbury Twp from Nathaniel P. Glazier, which was originally owned by Esick's brother-in-law Willard A. Cotton.

On May 10, 1841, Esick purchased 40 acres (NE1/4 of SW1/4) in section 5 from William Wickham, which had originally been owned by his brother-in-law Hiram Wilkinson. He and Sarah sold this land to Samuel Cochell on September 1, 1854.

Sometime thereafter, the family moved to Ravenna, Muskegon Co., Michigan, where they are found on the 1860 census, as well as in the 1870 census along with their nephew Alonzo Cotton. On October 15, 1872, Esick was a witness at the marriage of Eunice Cotton and Edward Balcom. On the 1877 Ravenna Township plat map, Esick owned land in the southeast quarter of section 25.

In the 1880 census, Esick and Sarah were in Pine Township, Porter Co., Indiana, which was also where Alonzo Cotton's family then lived.This individual has alternate parents in the database:
(LX-1) _____ COTTON

Children of: Sarah "Sally"2 COTTON and Henry HACKETT: See (TR-1) Henry HACKETT

Children of: Sarah "Sally"2 COTTON and Esick GREEN: See (SX-2) Esick GREEN
3. JANE2 COTTON (Thomas1), daughter of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born about 1811 in New York, died on 12 May 1855 in LaGrange Co. and was buried in Newbury Twp. She married (ATD-3) TRUMAN WILKINSON, son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON, who was born on 5 April 1809 in Vermont, died on 1 Dec. 1857 in LaGrange Co., and was buried in Newbury Twp.

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[45, 10, 11, 46, 50, 49]
In the 1830 census, Truman Wilkinson is found in Townsend Twp., Huron Co., Ohio. Around 1836, he and Jane, with their son Chester, moved to Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Indiana.

On March 15, 1837, Truman received the land patent for 80 acres (W1/2 of NW1/4) in section 17 of Newbury Twp. On April 3, 1837, he was elected Inspector in the township election. On November 8, 1838, Truman and Jane sold 20 acres in the NE corner of their land to Jane's brother Enos T. Cotton for $54, who resold the land a year later.

On March 5, 1842, Jane bought 40 acres (SE1/4 of SW1/4) in section 5 from her brother-in-law and sister Hiram and Lydia Wilkinson. After Truman and Jane died, this land was partitioned December 19, 1860, with 10 acres going to their son Christopher Wilkinson and Nancy Oxnder, and the other 30 acres to their other children Clarissa, Cynthia, and Clinton. Clinton and Christopher later sold the land in 1865.This individual has alternate parents in the database:
(LX-1) _____ COTTON

Children: See (ATD-3) Truman WILKINSON
4. JAMES W.2 COTTON (Thomas1), son of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born between 2 June 1810 and 1 June 1815, and died between 1843 and 1925.

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[45, 63, 66, 65, 46]
James, owning much more land than the other Cottons in the area, and being elected judge, was probably the oldest son.

Note: the linkage of William S., who appears in the 1850 census with James' mother Hannah, to here is unproven. He is, at least, more likely to be son of James than of Willard or Enos or Hannah.
James, a carpenter, owned 80 acres (W1/2 of SE1/4) in section 8 of Newbury Township. He is recorded in the county tract book as purchasing the land on March 26, 1836. In the index by grantee, he is recorded as purchasing the land from Alvarado Brown for $200 on July 6, 1836. He also bought 80 acres in Van Buren Township, bordering Newbury Twp, on July 19, 1836. James, listed as "of Seneca Co., Ohio", was granted the patent on the land in Newbury Twp on March 30, 1837. On April 3, 1837, he was elected as the township judge. He was granted the patent on the land in Van Buren Twp on August 20, 1838. Cotton Lake, near Shipshewana in Newbury Twp, Lagrange Co, Indiana was named after him.
Child:
11i.WILLIAM S.3 COTTON, b. in 1844[42].
5. WILLARD A.2 COTTON (Thomas1), son of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born about 1816[42] in New York[42], and died between 1851 and 1853[70]. He married in LaGrange Co.[57], on 15 April 1847[57], (AFS-19) PHEBE R. OSBORN, daughter of (AFS-12) Garret and Hannah M. (_____) OSBORN, who was born about 1822[42] in New York[42], and died in 1854[70].

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[42, 70, 46, 47]
On April 21, 1836, Willard bought 40 acres (SE1/4 of SW1/4) in section 10 of Newbury Twp, and was granted the patent for this land on August 1, 1837. On February 24, 1838, he sold this land to Nathaniel P. Glazier, who then sold it to Willard's brother-in-law Esick Green later that year.

Willard was elected Constable in Newbury Twp sometime after 1837. In 1844, he had a daughter Eliza J. On April 15, 1847, he (re)married Phebe R. Osborn, and the next year they had a son George, who is listed as born in Illinois on the 1850 census. By the time of the 1850 census, the family was in White Pigeon Twp., St. Joseph Co., Michigan.

He and Phebe probably both died before 1860, since in the 1860 census their children are living with Phebe's parents Garret and Hannah Osborn there in White Pigeon Twp.
Child of: Willard A.2 COTTON:
+12i.ELIZA JANE3 COTTON, b. about 4 Jan. 1844[69] in Michigan[69]; d. on 18 Nov. 1923[69] in Fawn River Twp, St. Joseph Co., Michigan[69]; m. between June 1868 and Oct. 1868[40] in Burr Oak, St. Joseph Co.[40] (ARU-1) WILLIAM HENRY WALKER, b. in Michigan[5] about 7 Nov. 1837[69], d. in Burr Oak[5, 69] on 26 Oct. 1913[5, 69].

Children of: Willard A.2 COTTON and Phebe R. OSBORN:
13i.GEORGE3 COTTON, b. about 1848[42] in Illinois[42].
+14ii.EUNICE A. COTTON, b. on 7 Sept. 1850[53, 3] in Indiana[53, 3]; d. on 22 Sept. 1912[3] in Conklin, Ottawa Co., Michigan[3]; m. on 15 Oct. 1872[54, 73] in Wright Twp., Ottawa Co.[54, 73] (DB-24) EDWARD R. BALCOM, b. in Ontario, Canada[32] in Aug. 1852[41], d. in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan[1] on 31 July 1935[1], son of (DB-20) Perry and Eliza (BAIN) BALCOM.
+15iii.ALONZO A. COTTON, b. on 11 Feb. 1852[58] near Otis, New Durham Twp., LaPorte Co., Indiana[58]; d. in 1940[58] in Burdick, Jackson Twp., Porter Co., Indiana[58]; m. on 28 Sept. 1877[2] in Porter Co.[2] (ALB-2) PRISCILLA SHANER, b. in Porter Co.[58, 60] on 23 Oct. 1855[58, 60], d. in Burdick[58] on 23 Jan. 1943[58], daughter of (ALB-1) George W. and Lucinda (FRAME) SHANER.
6. ENOS THOMAS2 COTTON (Thomas1), son of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born about 1817[42] in New York[42], and died between June 1880 and 1925. He married (1st) in Lake Co.[57], on 5 July 1847[57], LYDIA ANN KAUFMAN, who was born in Ohio[4]. He married (2nd) in Kankakee Co.[57, 64], on 22 April 1860[57, 64], MRS. ELIZABETH RICE.

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[42, 45, 12, 18, 21, 27, 46, 47]
On November 8, 1838, Enos bought 20 acres of land in section 17 of Newbury Twp from his brother-in-law and sister, Truman and Jane Wilkinson, for $54. On September 16, 1839, Enos sold the land to Ann Beach. In the 1850 census, his family was in White Pigeon Twp., St. Joseph Co., Michigan, near his brother(?) Willard. In 1860, he remarried Mrs. Elizabeth Rice in Kankakee Co., Illinois and is found there in Yellowhead Twp in the 1860 census. In 1870 and 1880, Enos and Elizabeth were living in Lake Twp., Newton Co., Indiana.
Children of: Enos Thomas2 COTTON and Lydia Ann KAUFMAN:
16i.MALINDA ROSETTA3 COTTON, b. in Jan. 1849[40] in Michigan[4]; d. on 21 Aug. 1905[4] in West Branch, Ogemaw Co., Michigan[4]; m. (1) on 6 Jan. 1868[68] in Marshall Co., Indiana[68] GEORGE W. BURNETT; m. (2) on 25 July 1879[71] in Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan[71] JOHN N. BITTERS, b. in Pennsylvania, United States[71] in 1841[71], d. in Saginaw, Michigan on 27 July 1916.
17ii.JOHN J. COTTON, b. in Sept. 1851[40] in Michigan[40].
7. LYDIA2 COTTON (Thomas1), daughter of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born about 1819 in New York, and died between July 1842 and Dec. 1854. She married in Crawford Co., on 17 March 1835, (ATD-7) HIRAM A. WILKINSON, son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON, who was born on 30 April 1816[54, 56] in New York[54, 56], and died in 1865[62] in Muskegon[62].

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[45, 46]
In the 1830 census, Hiram Wilkinson is found in Townsend Twp., Huron Co., Ohio. He and Lydia Cotton married on March 17, 1835 in Crawford Co., Ohio, and the next year they moved to Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Indiana.

On July 20, 1837, Hiram, listed as "of Elkhart Co., Indiana" was granted a land patent for 80 acres (E1/2 of SW1/4) in section 5 of Newbury Twp.
On June 19, 1839, Hiram and Lydia sold the north 40 acres to David Cass. Lydia's brother-in-law Esick Green later bought that land in 1841. Hiram and Lydia sold the south 40 acres to Lydia's sister Jane Wilkinson on May 5, 1842.

Hiram was also granted a land patent for 40 acres (NE1/4 of SE1/4) in section 15.
He was also granted a land patent for 40 acres (NE1/4 of NW1/4) in section 18.

Elsea H. Wilkinson was b. Jan 1855, dau. of H.A. & M.H. Hence it appears that Hiram remarried by 1854.
Children: See (ATD-7) Hiram A. WILKINSON
8. MARY2 COTTON (Thomas1), daughter of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born about 1823 in New York, and died between June 1880 and 1935. She married (1st) in LaGrange Co.[57], on 9 May 1840[57], (ATD-8) NORMAN B. WILKINSON, son of (ATD-1) Nehemiah and Sally (HUNTER) WILKINSON, who was born on 10 July 1819 in Vermont, and died in 1859. She married (2nd) ASA S. ROBINSON, who was born in 1820[43] in New York[43].

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[45, 17, 20, 26, 46]
Children of: Mary2 COTTON and Norman B. WILKINSON: See (ATD-8) Norman B. WILKINSON
10. ALMERA E. A.2 COTTON (Thomas1), daughter of (1) Thomas1 and Hannah (_____) COTTON, was born on 17 Sept. 1828[44, 72] in Ohio[44, 72], died on 18 May 1898[72] in Western Twp.[72] and was buried in Western Twp.[72]. She married in LaGrange Co.[57], on 9 May 1849[57], (ALY-1) SAMUEL P. SMITH, who was born about 1828[44] in Ohio[44].

From the 1 June 1830 census, in Clinton Twp.[45]:

Name: Thomas Cotten
1 Free White male 0-5 (Eli 4)
3 Free White males 15-20 (James W. 15-20, Willard A. 15-20, Enos Thomas 15-20)
1 Free White male 40-50 (Thomas 43)
1 Free White female 0-5 (Almera E. A. 1)
1 Free White female 5-10 (Mary 5-10)
1 Free White female 10-15 (Lydia 10-15)
1 Free White female 15-20 (Jane 18-20)
1 Free White female 40-50 (Hannah 40-50)

[44, 72, 45, 46]
Children: See (ALY-1) Samuel P. SMITH

Generation Three

12. ELIZA JANE3 COTTON (Willard A.2, Thomas1), daughter of (5) Willard A.2 COTTON, was born about 4 Jan. 1844[69] in Michigan[69], and died on 18 Nov. 1923[69] in Fawn River Twp[69]. She married in Burr Oak[40], between June 1868 and Oct. 1868[40], (ARU-1) WILLIAM HENRY WALKER, who was born about 7 Nov. 1837[69] in Michigan[5], and died on 26 Oct. 1913[5, 69] in Burr Oak[5, 69]. [13, 69, 42, 16, 70, 22, 28, 48]
Child: See (ARU-1) William Henry WALKER
14. EUNICE A.3 COTTON (Willard A.2, Thomas1), daughter of (5) Willard A.2 and (AFS-19) Phebe R. (OSBORN) COTTON, was born on 7 Sept. 1850[53, 3] in Indiana[53, 3], died on 22 Sept. 1912[3] in Conklin[3] and was buried on 25 Sept. 1912[53, 3] in Ravenna Cemetery, Ravenna[53, 3]. She married in Wright Twp.[54, 73], on 15 Oct. 1872[54, 73], (DB-24) EDWARD R. BALCOM, son of (DB-20) Perry and Eliza (BAIN) BALCOM, who was born in Aug. 1852[41] in Ontario[32], died on 31 July 1935[1] in Grand Rapids[1], and was buried on 3 Aug. 1935 in Ravenna.

From the 1 June 1880 census, in Casnovia, Muskegon Co.[24]:

Dwelling #Family #NameColorGenderAgeRelationshipMarital StatusOccupationBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
361367Balcom, EdwardWM28FarmerMFarmerCANCanadaCanada
Balcom, EuniceWF30wifeMKeeping HouseININNY
Balcom, ChauncyWM6sonSat SchoolMICANCanada
Balcom, CarrieWF2daughterSat HomeMICANCanada

From the 1 June 1900 census, in United States[41]:

Dwelling #Family #NameRelationshipColorGenderBirth month and yearAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceImmigration YearOccupationAttended School Within the YearCan ReadCan WriteCan Speak EnglishHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedFarm or House# of Farm Schedule
143147Balcom, EdwardHeadWMAUG 185247M27CanadaPAOH1865FarmeryesyesyesOFF124
Morgan, Fiona M.S. DaughterWFOCT 187623SCanadaIrelandIrelandyesyesyes
Balcom, Eunice A.wifeWFSEP 185049M2744ININNYyesyesyes
Balcom, Charles W.sonWMJUL 188118SMICanadaINyesyesyes
Balcom, Edna R.daughterWFMAR 188614SMICanadaIN8yesyesyes
Williams, George E.BoarderWMMAY 188020SMIPAPAyesyesyes

From the 15 April 1910 census, in Chester Twp., Ottawa Co.[32]:

Dwelling #Family #NameRelationshipGenderColorAgeMarital StatusYears of MarriageNumber of ChildrenChildren LivingBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceImmigration YearNaturalizationLanguageOccupationPlace of WorkEmployer, Employee, or Own AccountUnemployedWeeks UnemployedCan ReadCan WriteHome Owned or RentedHome Owned Free or MortgagedFarm or House# of Farm Schedule
6666Balcom, EdwardHeadMW57M232Canada EnglishNYNY1865NaEnglishMill OwnerSaw millOAno0yesyesOFH10
Balcom, EunicewifeFW59M13244ININNYEnglishnoneyesyes
Balcom, ChaunceysonMW37DMICanada EnglishINEnglishCarpenterHouseWno0yesyes

[41, 32, 24, 53, 14, 23, 40, 31, 3]
Children: See (DB-24) Edward R. BALCOM
15. ALONZO A.3 COTTON (Willard A.2, Thomas1), son of (5) Willard A.2 and (AFS-19) Phebe R. (OSBORN) COTTON, was born on 11 Feb. 1852[58] near Otis[58], died in 1940[58] in Burdick[58] and was buried in 1940[67, 74] in Eight Square Cemetery, Pine Twp., Porter Co.[67, 74]. He married in Porter Co.[2], on 28 Sept. 1877[2], (ALB-2) PRISCILLA SHANER, daughter of (ALB-1) George W. and Lucinda (FRAME) SHANER, who was born on 23 Oct. 1855[58, 60] in Porter Co.[58, 60], died on 23 Jan. 1943[58] in Burdick[58], and was buried in 1943[67, 75] in Eight Square Cemetery[67, 75]. [58, 16, 19, 33, 36, 67, 74, 48]
Children:
+18i.WILLIAM BERT4 COTTON, b. in April 1875[40] in Indiana[40]; d. in 1934[58]; m. about 1897[40, 30] (ZQ-2) ANNA LOGMAN, b. in Indiana[40] in Nov. 1877[40], daughter of (ZQ-1) _____ LOGMAN.
19ii.GUY M. COTTON, b. in Aug. 1879[44] in Porter Co.[44]; d. on 18 Jan. 1885[67] in Pine Twp.[67].
+20iii.EDITH E. COTTON, b. about 1881[39] in Indiana[39]; d. in 1925[58]; m. on 24 March 1898[68] in Porter Co.[68] (AIN-1) ORIS J. REED, b. in Indiana[30] about 1876[30], d. after 1940[58].

Generation Four

18. WILLIAM BERT4 COTTON (Alonzo A.3, Willard A.2, Thomas1), son of (15) Alonzo A.3 and (ALB-2) Priscilla (SHANER) COTTON, was born in April 1875[40] in Indiana[40], died in 1934[58] and was buried in 1934[76] in Eight Square Cemetery[76]. He married about 1897[40, 30], (ZQ-2) ANNA LOGMAN, daughter of (ZQ-1) _____ LOGMAN, who was born in Nov. 1877[40] in Indiana[40], was buried in 1936[77] in Eight Square Cemetery[77]. [40, 25, 29, 34, 37, 58, 76]
Children:
21i.LIVING.
22ii.LIVING.
20. EDITH E.4 COTTON (Alonzo A.3, Willard A.2, Thomas1), daughter of (15) Alonzo A.3 and (ALB-2) Priscilla (SHANER) COTTON, was born about 1881[39] in Indiana[39], and died in 1925[58]. She married in Porter Co.[68], on 24 March 1898[68], (AIN-1) ORIS J. REED, who was born about 1876[30] in Indiana[30], and died after 1940[58]. [58, 39, 35, 38]
By 1910, she had had two children, of which only Gertrude was still living.[30]
Child: See (AIN-1) Oris J. REED



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4. Ibid., no. 352 (21 August 1905), Malinda Bitters.
5. Ibid., no. 4 (26 October 1913), William Henry Walker.
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13. 1860 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
14. 1860 United States Federal Census, Middlebury Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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24. Ibid., 171D, dwelling 361, family 367.
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26. 1880 United States Federal Census, Western Twp., Otter Tail Co., Minnesota; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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31. 1910 United States Federal Census, Chester Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
32. Ibid., 3A, dwelling 66, family 66.
33. 1910 United States Federal Census, Jackson Twp., Porter Co., Indiana; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
34. 1910 United States Federal Census, Cool Spring Twp., La Porte Co., Indiana; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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37. 1920 United States Federal Census, Michigan City, La Porte Co., Indiana, ED#149, p.12A; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
38. 1920 United States Federal Census, Calumet Twp., Lake Co., Indiana; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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41. Ibid., 7B, dwelling 143, family 147.
42. 1850 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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46. 1830 United States Federal Census, Clinton Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio, 154; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
47. 1850 United States Federal Census, White Pigeon Twp., St. Joseph Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
48. 1860 United States Federal Census, White Pigeon Twp., St. Joseph Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
49. 1850 United States Federal Census, Newbury Twp., LaGrange Co., Indiana; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
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60. Jan Meyers, e-mail.
61. Orita Shultz, e-mail.
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63. "Lagrange Co. Indiana Tract Book".
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66. Lagrange County History (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlagran/lghist.html).
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75. Ibid., Memorial #25008543.
76. Ibid., Memorial #25008560.
77. Ibid., Memorial #25008571.
78. Nancy Hackbart, "Looking for Cottons," Ohio - Family History & Genealogy Message Board, 1 Feb 2008 (http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.ohio/7134/mb.ashx : accessed 1 Jan 2011).
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80. Seneca County, Ohio, 1826 Tax List; FHL microfilm 0,532,986.
81. Ibid., Thompson Township, p. 361.