The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed

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  • ID: I36679
  • _UID: 99318DC57115442CACF1F598E42FE976AE9F
  • Name: REV. JOHN (Immigrant, 1633) COTTON
  • Sex: M 1
  • Birth: 4 Dec 1584-1585 in Derby, England
  • Death: 23 DEC 1652 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Religion: Puritan
  • Note:

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Attorney General Elliot Richardson, and John Lithgow are descendants.



    The city of Boston was named primarily to honor Rev. John Cotton who had been the vicar of St. Botolph's before he and his followers fled to America. John and Gov. John Winthrop were the leading figures of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Cotton was largely responsible for the banishment of Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams.

    Notes on this website are authored by Larry Overmire, unless noted otherwise. Permission of the author is required to reproduce elsewhere.

    1) Dan Bennett Database, 21 Jan 2004 &db=muzzikmann&id=I58908
    2) Bruce Cox Database, 20 Apr 2004 99&id=I20660
    3) John Cotton,
    4) Mary Beth Wheeler Database, 30 Nov 2003 &db=mbwheeler&id=I25482
    5) "The Cotton Family," from NEHGS "Register," Vol. 1, page 164.
    6) Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine, by Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope, Boston: 1912, NEHGS Library, pg. 110
  • OBJE:
  • FORM: jpg
  • FILE: ~/Pictures/Genealogy Photos/Cotton Rev. John.jpg
  • Title: Rev. John Cotton
  • _PRIM: Y
  • _SIZE: 243.000000 294.000000
  • Change Date: 20 FEB 2007

    Marriage 1 Sarah (Immigrant) Hawkredd b: 1601 in England
    • Married: 25 APR 1632 in England
    • Change Date: 24 JUN 2005
    • Note: 20:51
    1. Has Children Rev. Seaborn (Immigrant, 1633) Cotton b: 12 AUG 1633 in born at sea on the ship "Griffin" c: 8 SEP 1633 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    2. Has No Children Rev. John Cotton b: 15 MAR 1640 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    3. Has Children Maria (Mother of Cotton Mather) Cotton b: 15 FEB 1641 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

    1. Media: Website
      Title: The Ancestry of Overmire, Tifft, Richardson, Bradford, Reed
      Author: Larry Overmire
      Publication: RootsWeb World Connect Project, 2000-2010
      Date: 26 Jan 2010
      Date: 26 JAN 2010
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