Person:Thomas Cottingham (1)

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Thomas Benton Cottingham
m. Bef 1836
  1. Eliza O Cottingham1835 - 1917
  2. Charlotte CottinghamAbt 1838 - Bef 1905
  3. William Alonzo Cottingham1840 - 1918
  4. Sarah Amelia CottinghamAbt 1841 - 1920
  5. Jacob Cottingham1843 - 1877
  6. Thomas Benton Cottingham1846 - 1926
  7. Matilda V Cottingham1848 - 1912
  8. Louisa CottinghamAbt 1849 - Bet 1860 & 1870
m. 21 Jun 1874
  1. Stanley Langdale Cottingham1875 - 1900
  2. Thomas Howard Cottingham1877 - 1968
  3. Edna A Cottingham1884 - 1926
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][10] Thomas Benton Cottingham
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5][6][8][9][10] 3 Apr 1846 Dearborn, Indiana, United Statesnear Logan's Cross Roads
Marriage 21 Jun 1874 Dearborn, Indiana, United Statesto Mary Louisa Langdale
Census[2] 1 Jun 1900 Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States
Census[3] 24 Apr 1910 Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States
Death[7][10] 30 Jan 1926 Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United Statesat home on Georgetown Ridge
Burial[7][11] Greendale Cemetery, Dearborn, Indiana, United States

From "History of Dearborn County, Indiana : Her People, Industries and Institutions"S5
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM

Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were born nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarali Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased : Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle. of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eightv-seven vears. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the Inime farm until eighteen years of age, when he w<jrked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four vears in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the fami and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. B. Cottingham was married to [[Person:Mary Langdale (1)|Louisa Langdale}}, a native of Miller township. Dearborn countv, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha ( Colvin) Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., deceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Lonisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1, 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingliam is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingliam, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.

From "Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley," Vol. I:S6

THOMAS B. COTTINGHAM, one of the leading farmers and stock raisers of Dearborn county, Ind., was born near Logan's Cross Roads in that county, April 3, 1846, and is a son of Thomas and Sarah (Stohms) Cottingham. His father was born in Baltimore, Md. From there he came to Cincinnati, where he learned the blacksmith trade, after which he located at Logan's Cross Roads, and there followed that trade for many years. The last years of his life were spent with his children and he died at the home of one of his daughters, a Mrs. Liddle, in 1897. His wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, died in 1852. Thomas B. is the seventh of nine children. Two died in childhood, two passed away later, and five are living, all useful members of society. At the age of sixteen Thomas began business for himself, working out for a while and saving his money until he had enough to engage in the business of merchandizing, when he opened a store at Bright, Ind. Later he sold out and since then has been a tiller of the soil. In 1892 he sold his first farm and bought the 160 acres known as the "Langdale Farm." He raises some of the best bred stock in Dearborn county and had the only corn from the county on exhibition at the World's Fair at St. Louis in 1904, for which he received a medal. In 1874 Mr. Cottingham was married to Miss Louisa Langdale, a native of Dearborn county, and a daughter of R. H. Langdale, one of its prominent citizens. To this marriage there were born three children: Stanley, who was accidently killed while duck hunting, March 15, 1900; Howard, who lives at home with his parents; and Edna, now the wife of John Moore, of Indianapolis. Mr. Cottingham is a Democrat, is a man of intelligence, high moral character, and integrity, and both himself and wife are members of the Christian church.

Obituary from Dearborn County RegisterS10:
Thomas Benton Cottingham, son of Thomas and Sarah Stohms Cottingham, was born near Logan, Indiana, on April 3, 1846, and died at his home on Georgetown Ridge, Miller township, January 30, 1926, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 27 days. June 21, 1874 he was united in marriage with Louisa Langdale. This union was blessed with three children, two of whom are living, Mrs. Edna Moore of Charleston, W. Va., and Howard of Bright, Ind.

Mr. Cottingham came of sturdy pioneer stick and the splendid character of our early forefathers were those that predominated his life. All of his life was spent in the Bright community and to them he was more than a neighbor. He was a friend to everyone. There was very little of progress in any of the community life in which he did not play an important part.

Early in life Mr. Cottingham accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Christian church, helping materially to establish it in Bright. In fact, for a number of years he was the leading member of the congregation. His sole desire seemed to be to "wear out" in the service of his LOrd. He was ever gentle and kind, though frank and plain spoken, and when at

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Dearborn, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T9)
    1880.

    Miller, Dearborn, Indiana - NA Film # T9-0272, p. 246A

    T B Cottingham, Relation Self, Marital Status M <Married>, Race W <White>, Age 34, Birthplace IN, Occupation Farmer, Father's Birthplace MD, Mother's Birthplace IN; Miller, Dearborn, Indiana - NA Film # T9-0272, p. 246A

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas B Cottingham household, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623)
    1 Jun 1900.

    Enumerated as a farmer. The household included Grace Leming, 18 (housekeeper) and David Smith, 70 (boarder & farm laborer)

    Name: Thos P Cottingham
    Home in 1900: Miller, Dearborn, Indiana
    Age: 55
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary L
    Race: White
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thos P Cottingham 55 [the middle initial has been overwritten and may be a B or an R, but not a P]
    Mary L Cottingham 56
    Howard T Cottingham 22
    Edna A Cottingham 15
    Grace Leming 18
    David Smith 70

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas B Cottingham household, in Dearborn, Indiana. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T624)
    24 Apr 1910.

    Name: Thomas B Cottingham
    Age in 1910: 64
    Estimated birth year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: England
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Louise
    Home in 1910: Miller, Dearborn, Indiana
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas B Cottingham 64
    Louise Cottingham 66

  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas B Cottingham household, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625)
    15 Jan 1920.

    Name: Thomas B Cottingham
    Home in 1920: Miller, Dearborn, Indiana
    Age: 73 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1847
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Relation to Head of House: Father
    Father's Birth Place: England
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Widow
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 977
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 42
    Elizabeth Cottingham 38
    Agnes L Cottingham 15
    Clayton H Cottingham 11
    Albert S Cottingham 8
    Thomas B Cottingham 73

  5. 5.0 5.1 Thomas Benton Cottingham, in Shaw, Archibald. History of Dearborn County, Indiana: her people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of old families. (Indianapolis, Indiana: F. Bowen & Co. Inc., 1915)
    Page 708 ff, 1915.
  6. Thomas B Cottingham, in Memoirs of the lower Ohio Valley : personal and genealogical with portraits. (Madison, Wisconsin: Federal Publishing Company, 1905)
    Page 118, 1905.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, in Find A Grave.
  8. Thomas Cottingham household, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M693)
    25 JUl 1850.

    Name: Thomas Cottingham
    Age in 1860: 14
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1860: Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Harrison
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Thomas Cottingham 49
    Sarah Cottingham 19
    Jacob Cottingham 17
    Thomas Cottingham 14
    Matilda Cottingham 12
    Louisa Cottingham 11

  9. Thomas Cottingham household, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M432)
    30 Oct 1850.

    Name: Thomas B Cottingham
    Age: 4
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1850: Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 1475
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Thos Cottingham 40
    Sarah Cottingham 33
    Eliza Cottingham 14
    Charlott Cottingham 12
    William A Cottingham 10
    Sarah A Cottingham 9
    Jacob Cottingham 7
    Thomas B Cottingham 4
    Metilda Cottingham 2
    Louisa Cottingham 0

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Cottingham (Thomas Benton), in Dearborn County Register. (Dearborn, Indiana)
    18 Feb 1926.

    Thomas Benton Cottingham, son of Thomas and Sarah Stohms Cottingham, was born near Logan, Indiana, on April 3, 1846, and died at his home on Georgetown Ridge, Miller township, January 30, 1926, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 27 days. June 21, 1874 he was united in marriage with Louisa Langdale. This union was blessed with three children, two of whom are living, Mrs. Edna Moore of Charleston, W. Va., and Howard of Bright, Ind.

    Mr. Cottingham came of sturdy pioneer stick and the splendid character of our early forefathers were those that predominated his life. All of his life was spent in the Bright community and to them he was more than a neighbor. He was a friend to everyone. There was very little of progress in any of the community life in which he did not play an important part.

    Early in life Mr. Cottingham accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Christian church, helping materially to establish it in Bright. In fact, for a number of years he was the leading member of the congregation. His sole desire seemed to be to "wear out" in the service of his LOrd. He was ever gentle and kind, though frank and plain spoken, and when at last the Father called him, the entire community as well as his children, grandchildren and numerous relatives mourned his passing.

  11. Thomas Benton Cottingham, in Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder
    1926.