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First Families of Virginia

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1 -- COTTEN, Sallie Southall (Mrs. Robert R.), b. Lawrenceville, Va., June 13, 1846.

3 -- James Southall, of Amelia Co., Va.

2 -- Only surv. child of Thomas James Southall (1809--86), m. 1831, Susannah Swepson Sims (1814--1872).

M. Mar. 14, 1866, Robert Randolph Cotten, b. Edgecombe Co., N.C., 1839; son of John Llewellyn Cotten, of Edgecombe Co; Issue: 1--Agnes LeRoy, b. Tarboro, N.C., Mar. 7, 1867; m Julian Burton Timberlake, 2d, of Raleigh, N.C.; 2--Bruce (qv for Cotten line); 3--Lyman Atkinson, b Wilson, N.C., 1874; U.S.N.A., '98; capt. U.S.N.; m Elizabeth Henderson; 4--Sallie Dromgoole, b Wilson, N.C., July 4, 1876; m 190{8}, R. B. Wiggin, of Winchester, Mass.; 5--Preston Sims, b Falkland, N.C., 1878; m Willa Strange; 6--Elba Brown, b "Cottendale," Pitt Co., N.C., 1886; m 1907, Douglas Wesson, of Springfield, Mass.

Mem. nat. and state boards for N.C. of Chicago Expn., 1893; mem. N.C. bd. of Atlanta and Charleston expns. Hon. pres. N.C. Fed. of Women's Clubs (pres. 1911--13); dir. for N.C. of Gen. Fed. of Women's Clubs, 1916--20; hon. v.p. Nat. Congress of Mothers; hon. mem. N.C. Sorosis (Wilmington), Woman's clubs of Raleigh, N.C., Goldsboro, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga.; pres. End-of-the Century Club, Greenville, N.C., 12 yrs.; mem. U.D.C., King's Daughters, etc. (See Who's Who in America). Residence: "Cottendale," near Farmville, N.C.


1 -- COTTEN, Bruce, b Wilson, N.C., Mar. 3, 1873.

7 -- John Cotten (1660 ? -- 1728), settled in N.C. from Va., 1721; m Martha Godwin (William[8], of Isle of Wight Co., Va.);

6 -- Samuel (1690 ? -- 1774), m Elizabeth West (Peter[7], m Priscilla, dau. of Lewis Williams);

5 -- Samuel (d 1791);

4 -- Roderick (1770 -- 1814), m Topping Braswell (Bennette Bell[5]);

3 -- John Llewellyn (1800 -- 49), m Nancy Penina Johnson (Aaron[4]).

2 -- Son of Robert Randolph Cotten (b 1839), m 1866, Sallie Southall (qv).

M Aug. 4, 1910, Edyth (Johns) Tyson (See Vol. 1, p. 568).

Ed. U. of N.C. Officer U.S.A., 1902--10. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, Baltimore, Baltimore Country. Residence: "Cylburn," Roland Park, Baltimore, Md.


Submitted 17 Feb 1990 from Virginia Roberts. Transcribed 20 July 1999 by Susan Shields Sasek.  I do not have the source citation for this, if anyone can provide it, please let me know by e-mail.


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