About Abram Cottiller
- Born: 1733
- Also known as Abraham Cottiler.
Abram was a mulattoe born to Edward and Elizabeth Cotilier . He wed Sarah and their children were John b.1754, Abram b. 1760, Edward b. 1763, Mary, Salley , Betsy, and Jane Lowman who was adopted upon her parents death.
A mulattoe man standing about 5' 7" tall he owned land, harvested both cotton and tobacco with help from seven slaves
Abram fought in the Revolutionary war along side his cousin also a mulattoe Christopher Francis at the Battle of Yorktown, which was near their homes. J W Gathaway listed Abram Cottiller as a free man of color who fought in Revolutinary War, in his book Old Sailors and Marines. They all endured the war and were still standing when Gen. Cornwallis of the British Navy surrenderd, a point that many considered the end of the war. He was denied a pention however. in his latter years he was taken care of by his son and grandson until his death.