- Rev. John Cotton1585 - 1652
Facts and Events
||Rev. John Cotton
||4 Dec 1585
||Trinity College,Cambridge, Eng.Trinity College,
||bef 3 Oct 1632
||to Sarah Hawkredd
||23 Dec 1652
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
||King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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John Cotton (December 29, 1585 – December 23, 1652) was an English clergyman and colonist. He was a principal figure among the New England Puritan ministers, who also included Thomas Hooker, Increase Mather (who became his son-in-law), John Davenport, and Thomas Shepard and John Norton, who wrote his first biography. Cotton was the grandfather of Cotton Mather, who was named after him.
CCW, pg.62 - son of Roland Cotton,Esq. & Mary Hulburt; Trinity College Cambridge, AB 1602/3; Emmanuel College Cambridge, AM 1613; Fellow 1606, Head lecturer, Emanuel College; Ord Lincoln, Eng.13 Jul 1610; Vicar of S.Betolph's Chch Boston _____ 1612-33; came to NE 1633; Ord. Boston(1st Ch) 10 Oct 1633; sett.Boston 1633-52; Election Sermon 1634; Artillary Election Sermon 1651; his portrait is owned by CT Hist.Soc.
- ↑ John Cotton (Puritan), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 John Cotton, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
Origin: Boston, Lincolnshire. Migration 1633. First Residence, Boston.
Birth, Derby, Derbyshire, 4 Dec 1585, son of Rowland Cotton (Magnalia 1:252; some sources give the year as 1584, as Morison 373)
Death: Boston 23 Dec 1652 (Eliot 197), noting that no one agrees with the date of 15 Dec 1652 in the Boston vital records.
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Horrocks, from ~1612 to about 1630. m2) Sarah ___ Story, widow.
- ↑ John Cotton, in Find A Grave.
- Cotton, John, in American National Biography Online.