Noah Shelton Cotten

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Noah Shelton Cotten

Birthdate: (95)
Death: October 8, 1906 (95)
Place of Burial: Mills County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Cotton and Nancy Cotton
Husband of Lucretia Cotten
Father of Mary Ann Cotten; Martha Lookabill; Fanny J. Bee and Nancy Marilla Rowland
Brother of Gabriel Lovoen Cotton; Peninah Shropshire Wood; Nancy Josephine Scanlon and Margaret Louisa Boice

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About Noah Shelton Cotten

The funeral service of Noah S. Cotten was held from the Bee Farm on Wednesday morning, October 10, at 10 o'clock, and was conducted by Rev. Dixon of the Baptist church. The body of the deceased was shipped to Hastings, Iowa, where Mr. Cotten had for 50 years previous to his coming to Colorado resided. He was over 95 years of age when he died and had been in feeble health for some time. The deceased was born June 6, 1811, and died October 8, 1906. He had lived eleven years in Colorado.

From the history of Mills County Iowa Noah S. Cotten was born near Nashville, in Rutherford County,Tennesee, June 6, 1811. He moved with his parents, Caleb Cotten & Nancy Meredith, to Kentucky. Then moved to Illinois. In 1828, Noah moved to Adams County, Illinois. There he married Martha Stout in 1831. Five children were born to them; James, Mary Ann, Martha, John, & Sarah. Following the death of his wife, Noah Cotten moved to Iowa; he married Lucretia Spurgeon, daughter of a well-known doctor, Jesse Spurgeon, in western Iowa. The Cottens settled in Anderson Township, Mills County, Iowa. To them five children were born, Jesse, Fanny, Elizabeth, Emma (Mrs. Zachary Granteer) and Nancy.

    Mr Cotten operated a water-powered shingle mill on Big Mud, known as the Cotton Mill.
    On April 11, 1868, land was deeded by Noah and Lucretia Cotten to Anderson Township for a cemetery; this was a family and neighborhood burial ground.  The first burial was Mary Ann, a daughter by Mr. Cotten's first marriage, December 9, 1854, at the age of 19 Years.
    It was said of Mr. and Mrs. Cotten that they always carried out the old-fashioned principal of hospitality, never under any circumstances turning anyone away who wished for food and shelter.
    Lucretia died December 14, 1871, and Noah died October 8,1906.  Both were buried in the Cotten Cemetery.
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Noah Shelton Cotten's Timeline

1811
June 6, 1811
1834
December 21, 1834
Age 23
1836
May 7, 1836
Age 24
1849
September 15, 1849
Age 38
October 8, 1849
Age 38
Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, United States
1906
October 8, 1906
Age 95
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Mills County, Iowa, United States