Person:Peter Cotner (1)

Peter Cotner
d.bef. 21 March 1753 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1704
  1. Peter Cotnerabt 1704 - bef 1753
  2. Thomas Cotnerest 1705-1715 -
  • HPeter Cotnerabt 1704 - bef 1753
  • WMary Unknown1704 - 1767
m. 1735
  1. George Cotner1738 - 1819
  2. Peter Cotnerabt 1740 - aft 1823
  3. Jacob Cotnerabt 1742 - 1805
  4. Mary Elizabeth Cotnerabt 1743 -
Facts and Events
Name Peter Cotner
Alt Name Peter Gortner
Alt Name Peter Goertner
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1704 Germany or Switzerland
Marriage 1735 Pennsylvaniato Mary Unknown
Death? bef. 21 March 1753 Augusta County, Virginia

Peter Cotner (Gortner) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Acquisition of Land in Pennsylvania

  • Department of Internal Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA Warrant No. 37, dated March 16, 1737, was issued to Peter Cotner for 100 acres of land to be situated between Manatawney and Oley, adjoining Philip Poole and Peter Treise, in Philadelphia County (now Berks County)

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2:

  • G-387: Peter Gortner of Augusta County, 368 acres in said County, on Holeman's Creek. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. Adjoining George Brock (Broock), Thomas Holeman, Archibald Ruddle. 1 Aug. 1750. {Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 42].

Will of Peter Cotner

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 476.--25th December, 1752. Peter Cotner's will. Yeoman. Eldest son, George; 2d son, Peter. Daughter, Mary, infant, under 18. Wife, Mary. Four children. (George is to pay his youngest brother £__ of coming of age). Teste: Michael Waren, Samuel Holdman, Thos. Moore. Executors, wife, Mary, and Adam Rider. Proved, 21st March, 1753, by all witnesses; Danl. Holdman and executors qualify, with surety Jacob Bare.
  • Page 506--15th August, 1753. Peter Cottner's appraisement.

Records of Peter Cotner in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 107.--15th February, 1748. Daniel Holdman and Peter Gartner's bond as guardian of Julia, George and Elsye Brock, orphans of Rudal Brock.

Information on Peter Cotner

Peter Goertner was wounded in the Battle of Alamance, He lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania and Guilford County, North Carolina. [Source:]
Note: Battle of Alamance was in 1771, well after death of this Peter Cotner, perhaps referring to his son Peter?


Chalkley's Augusta County Records
  1.   Cotner, Neal N. (Neal Nathan ). A window to the past: a family history of Peter Gortner-Cotner 1704-1753 and his descendents including Painter-Clapp-Traylor-McCool-Chunn-Ford-Foffmann-Meadors & many others.