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Subject: [COTTRELL-L] THOMAS COTTRELL
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 21:14:45 -0400
I wish to make a query, and hope someone can help me in my search.
I must first tell what I know about my family. In Recollections and
Experiences of a Lifetime by Daniel S. DeWees published in HICKORY and
LADY SLIPPERS, EARLY HISTORY 11 VOL. XI Daniel has this to say; Jackson
COTTRELL was a son of Thomas Cottrell, whose father in turn was Thomas
Cottrell, the old and original Cottrell of all Cottrells of West Fork
and adjacent territory. Thomas Cottrell married a daughter of Adam
O'Brien. Thomas Cottrell had sons Thomas Andrew, Smith, William, John
or Whig, and Silas, together with several daughters all of whom were the
progators of a large posterity, which, together with the O'Briens and
McCunes are widely disseminated over Central West Virginia. (end
of quote) (known daughters of Thomas and Mary are; Margaret, Mary and
Barbara) My line is Margaret, she being my 3Xgrgrandmother.
Margaret married Jesse Carpenter, who had been married to Jenny
Wright and supposedly lived in Gallia Co. Ohio. They had ch., Thomas,
b. ca 1796; Deborah, b. ca 1802; Stephen, b. ca 1806. I believe Thomas
and Mary (O'Brien) Cottrell was living in Ohio when Jenny died and Jesse
Carpenter met and married, supposedly in 1814. Margaret who was a lot
younger than Jesse. Thomas Carpenter, s/o Jesse lived in Kanawha Co.,
and my 2Xgrgrandmother Nancy said she was born in Kanawha Co., when
the census taker visited them in Webster Co. in 1860. Known Children of
Jesse and Margaret (Cottrell)Carpenter; Elizabeth, b. ca 1818; Solomon,
b. ca 1822; Judith, b. ca 1823; Jesse, b. ca 1825; Rebecca M., b. ca
1826; Nancy, b. ca 1828; John, b. ca 1832.
When Thomas Cottrell applied for a Revolutionary War pension, he is
listed in Hardesty's History Vol. 9, page 94. Statement of Lewis Co.
West Virginia; Name; Thomas Cottrell, Rank Private, Annual Allowence,
$80.00, Sums received $240.00. When placed on pension roll, 09-06-1833,
Commence of pension 03-04-1831, at age 72. Suspended in 1832.
An Article in "West Virginian's in the Revolution" says Thomas
Cottrell was born on George's Creek, PA 01-22-1762, and enlisted at age
17 (02-18-1779, in the Virginia line of the Continental Army. At
the time he resided in Monongalia Co., from which Harrison Co. was
formed in 1784, and Lewis Co. from Harrison Co., where Thomas applied
for his pension at age 72. This may or may not be the same Thomas
Cottrell. (which is why I am determined to get to the bottom of)
hopefully with some help from the list.
Jesse Carpenter died sometime before 1850, and Margaret (Cottrell)
Carpenter died 11-24-1880. Clay Co. WV
Does any of these names sounds familiar to anyone? I would
appreciate any tidbit of assistance on this family.