NICHOLAS COTTRELL

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NICHOLAS COTTRELL

Nicholas Cottrell is first mentioned in the list of inhabitants of Newport, Rhode Island on May 20, 1638. He was admitted a freeman in 1655. He represented the Town of Westerly in the Colonial Assembly in 1670. He is one of the signers of the Misquamicut (Westerly) Purchase Contract. He afterwards bought a tract of 700 acres of Plymouth Colony in that part of Taunton now called Freetown, Mass. Here he died in 1680. He left a will probated in Taunton in which he mentions 8 children. His son Jabez was executor.

Nicholas Cottrell's will was admitted to probate in Plymouth Co. Mass. Feb 1680. He gives his oldest son Nicholas 5 shillings he having received a sufficient portion of me before; to son John 100 acres of land which he now liveth upon at Skonomicutt by Narragansett; to son Gershom one hundred acres at Sconomacut that he now liveth upon; to son Elizer 5 shillings; to daughter Mary two pounds; ten shillings to grandchild Hannah Crowe to be payed at her marriage; to daughter Hannah 8 shillings which her husband owed me and my warming pan; to grandchild Nicholas Osburn 100 acres upon the lott I now live on by the Taunton River not to receive it until after the decease of his father and mother; to wife Martha 100 adjoining the above; to be hers during her life and after her decease to fall to son James; also to wife three cows, one mare, on breeding cow, one pott and kettle, one bed and bedding and if it please God to take me away now, she is to have as much provision as will serve her own spendings until next harvest. also she shall have libertee to cut as much Grasse of my meadow as will winter her three cows two years; to son James all the rest of my land, cattles, hogs, and horse kind and household stuffle. My son Jabez is to be sole executor.  

Descendants of Nicholas Cottrell

Generation No. 1

1. NICHOLAS1 COTTRELL was born 1622 in Newport, Newport Co, RI, and died 1680 in Taunton, Plymouth, MA. He married MARTHA UNKNOWN in RI. She was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI, and died aft. 1680 in Newport, Newport Co, RI.
Children of NICHOLAS COTTRELL and MARTHA UNKNOWN are:

    2. i. NICHOLAS2 COTTRELL, b. 1648, Westerly, Washington Co, RI; d. 1716, Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    3. ii. JOHN COTTRELL, d. 1704.
    4. iii. GERSHOM COTTRELL, b. abt. 1652, Of Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1711, North Kingston, Washington Co, RI.
    5. iv. ELEAZER COTTRELL, b. 1654; d. 1727.
    v. MARY COTTRELL, b. abt. 1656, Of Newport, Newport Co, RI; m. UNKNOWN CROWDER.
    vi. HANNAH COTTRELL, b. abt. 1658, Of Newport, Newport Co, RI.
    vii. JABEZ COTTRELL, b. abt. 1660, Of Newport, Newport Co, RI; m. ANN PEABODY.
    viii. JAMES COTTRELL, b. abt. 1660, Of Newport, Newport Co, RI.

Generation No. 2

2. NICHOLAS2 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS1) was born 1648 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, and died 1716 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI. He married UNKNOWN. Military: Narragansett War
Children of NICHOLAS COTTRELL and UNKNOWN are:

    6. i. NICHOLAS3 COTTRELL, b. abt. 1685, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI; d. 1727.
    ii. JOHN COTTRELL.
    iii. ELIZABETH COTTRELL.
    iv. MARY COTTRELL.
    v. DOROTHY COTTRELL, m. SAMUEL COTTRELL.

3. JOHN2 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS1) died 1704. He married UNKNOWN.
Child of JOHN COTTRELL and UNKNOWN is:

    i. SAMUEL3 COTTRELL, m. DOROTHY COTTRELL.

4. GERSHOM2 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS1) was born abt. 1652 in Of Stonington, New London, Connecticut, and died 1711 in North Kingston, Washington Co, RI. He married BETHIAH WILCOX Feb 16, 1677 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, daughter of STEPHEN WILCOX and HANNAH HAZZARD. She was born 1658 in North Kingston, Washington Co, RI, and died aft. Dec 17, 1711 in Washington Co, RI.
Children of GERSHOM COTTRELL and BETHIAH WILCOX are:

    7. i. SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, b. abt. 1678, Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. Warwick, RI.
    8. ii. STEPHEN COTTRELL, b. abt. 1679, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    iii. GERSHOM COTTRELL, b. abt. 1681, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    iv. MERCY COTTRELL, b. abt. 1683, Westerly, Washington Co, RI; m. THOMAS UTTER, abt. 1701, Westerly, Washington Co, RI; b. abt. 1665, Kingstown, Washington Co, RI; d. bef. Nov 17, 1726, Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    v. SARAH COTTRELL, b. abt. 1686, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    vi. RACHEL COTTRELL, b. abt. 1689, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    vii. ELIZABETH COTTRELL, b. abt. 1691, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    viii. JUDITH COTTRELL, b. abt. 1694.
    ix. MARY COTTRELL, b. abt. 1696, Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI.

5. ELEAZER2 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS1) was born 1654, and died 1727. He married SARAH SMITH 1686.
Children of ELEAZER COTTRELL and SARAH SMITH are:

    i. NICHOLAS3 COTTRELL.
    ii. GERSHOM COTTRELL.
    iii. SARAH SMITH COTTRELL.
    iv. RUTH COTTRELL.
    v. MARY COTTRELL.

Generation No. 3

6. NICHOLAS3 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS2, NICHOLAS1) was born abt. 1685 in Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI, and died 1727. He married DOROTHY PENDLETON Mar 1706 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She was born bef. 1686 in Stonington, New London Co, Connecticut. Note: "The Descendants of Nicholas Cottrell" gives the birth dates of father and son only 10 years apart. Unsure which is incorrect. Occ: Town Councilman
Children of NICHOLAS COTTRELL and DOROTHY PENDLETON are:

    i. DOROTHY4 COTTRELL, b. abt. 1707; baptism: July 31, 1709; m. JOHN RANDALL, Dec 22, 1726, Westerly, Washington Co, RI.
    ii. AMEY COTTRELL, b. abt. Jul 31, 1709; baptism: July 31, 1709; m. JOSIAH SMITH.
    iii. MARY COTTRELL, b. abt. Aug 19, 1711; baptism: Aug. 19, 1711; m. NATHAN RANDALL. Note: Mary and sister, Dorothy married half brothers.
    iv. ELEANOR COTTRELL, b. abt. Jun 12, 1715; m. NATHAN RANDALL.
    9. v. NICHOLAS COTTRELL, b. abt. Jul 07, 1717; d. 1770.
    vi. JOSEPH COTTRELL, b. abt. Aug 07, 1726; d. abt. May 1773; m. MARY UNKNOWN. Residence: near Pendleton Hill, and Stonington, CT

7. SUSANNA3 COTTRELL (GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born abt. 1678 in Kingston, Washington Co, RI; baptism Nov 15, 1663, Roxbury, Norfolk Co, MA; died in Warwick, RI. She married SAMUEL HOPKINS, son of WILLIAM HOPKINS and HANNAH ANDREWS. He was born abt. Nov 15, 1663 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA, and died aft. Mar 22, 1732. Will: Mar 22, 1732, Proved Feb 12, 1738 s. Kingston, RI. Son, Thomas, was executor.
Children of SUSANNA COTTRELL and SAMUEL HOPKINS are:

    10. i. SUSANNA4 HOPKINS, b. 1687.
    ii. MARY HOPKINS, b. abt. 1691; m. THOMAS FOWLER, Jan 15, 1720, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI.
    11. iii. THOMAS HOPKINS, b. bet. 1710 - 1720, of South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. bef. Apr 02, 1784, Westerly, Washington Co, RI.

8. STEPHEN3 COTTRELL (GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born abt. 1679 in Of Westerly, Washington Co, RI. He married UNKNOWN. Will: Jul 1763, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI
Children of STEPHEN COTTRELL and UNKNOWN are:

    i. DINAH4 COTTRELL.
    ii. PATIENCE COTTRELL, m. BENJAMIN JAMES, Aug 27, 1737.
    iii. MARY COTTRELL, m. PETER STEPHEN, Sep 01, 1728.
    iv. STEPHEN COTTRELL.
    v. ELIZABETH COTTRELL, m. SAMUEL BABCOCK, 1748.
    vi. GEORGE COTTRELL, m. ABIGAIL WHITE, Feb 10, 1739.

Generation No. 4

9. NICHOLAS4 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS3, NICHOLAS2, NICHOLAS1) was born abt. Jul 07, 1717, and died 1770. He married REBECCA RANDALL Oct 03, 1735 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, daughter of JOHN RANDALL and MARY BALDWIN.
Child of NICHOLAS COTTRELL and REBECCA RANDALL is:

    12. i. ASA5 COTTRELL, b. bet. 1743 - 1746, NY; d. 1833, Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA.

10. SUSANNA4 HOPKINS (SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born 1687. She married (1) SAMUEL WHALEY, son of ROBERT WHALEY and ELIZABETH MILLS/WELLS. He was born abt. 1684 in Kingston, RI or Rapp Co, Virginia, and died 1782 in South Kingston, Washington Co, RI. She married (2) DANIEL GRINELL, JR Jun 14, 1724 in South Kingston, Washington Co, RI.
Children of SUSANNA HOPKINS and SAMUEL WHALEY are:

    i. THOMAS5 WHALEY, b. 1709, RI; d. Jan 23, 1789, RI; m. ANNA STAFFORD; b. bet. Jan 04, 1711 - 1712, Warwick, Kent Co, RI; d. RI. Burial: Coventry, RI
    ii. THEOPHILUS WHALEY, b. 1707.
    13. iii. SAMUEL WHALEY, b. 1711, East Greenwich, RI; d. Jan 21, 1795, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI.

11. THOMAS4 HOPKINS (SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born bet. 1710 - 1720 in of South Kingston, Washington Co, RI, and died bef. Apr 02, 1784 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI. He married HANNAH MUMFORD Mar 20, 1728 in South Kingston, Washington Co, RI, daughter of PELEG MUMFORD and MARY BULL. She was born bet. 1704 - 1720, and died in RI. Note: Will recorded April 2, 1784; Will: Apr 02, 1784, Wakefield, RI
Children of THOMAS HOPKINS and HANNAH MUMFORD are:

    14. i. THOMAS5 HOPKINS, JR, b. Mar 24, 1742, South Kingston, RI; d. Dec 19, 1807, Argyle, Washington Co, NY.
    ii. MARY HOPKINS, b. Aug 06, 1745, RI; d. aft. Apr 02, 1784.
    15. iii. SAMUEL HOPKINS, b. RI; d. bef. Apr 02, 1784.
    iv. SUSANNAH HOPKINS, b. RI; d. aft. Apr 02, 1784; m. UNKNOWN BABCOCK.
    v. HANNAH HOPKINS, b. RI; d. aft. Apr 02, 1784.

Generation No. 5

12. ASA5 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS4, NICHOLAS3, NICHOLAS2, NICHOLAS1) was born bet. 1743 - 1746 in NY, and died 1833 in Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA. He married LUCINDA OTIS CLAPP Dec 06, 1770 in Worthington, MA. She was born Jul 30, 1752 in MA, and died Mar 23, 1836. Military: Private 1776 under Capt. Lyman and Colonel Dike, and 1777 in the expedition to Bennington and Stillwater.
Children of ASA COTTRELL and LUCINDA CLAPP are:

    i. GORHAM6 COTTRELL, b. Apr 25, 1789, Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA; d. 1852, Gorham twp, Fulton Co, Ohio; m. ALTHEA WHITMARSH, Feb 15, 1810, Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA; b. Jan 17, 1787, Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA; d. 1867, Gorham twp, Fulton Co, Ohio. Both are buried in Fayette, Fulton Co, Ohio; Cem: Pleasant View Union. Lived in: Worthington, MA for twenty five years and then removed to Northwestern, Ohio where they settled and named the town of Gorham, now Fayette, Ohio in 1835. Occ: Farmer
    ii. ASA COTTRELL, b. May 20, 1791, MA; d. Mar 07, 1882, Fayette, Gorham twp, Fulton Co, Ohio. Burial: Fayette, Fulton Co, Ohio; Cem: Pleasant View Union; Note: Likely a brother of Gorham Cottrell, son of Asa Cottrell

13. SAMUEL5 WHALEY (SUSANNA4 HOPKINS, SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born 1711 in East Greenwich, RI, and died Jan 21, 1795 in South Kingston, Washington Co, RI. He married CATHERINE BALL 1741 in RI. She was born Jul 29, 1719 in East Greenwich, RI, and died 1803 in East Greenwich, RI. Burial: Glen Rock Road, S. Kingston, RI; Cem: on Glen Rock Road
Child of SAMUEL WHALEY and CATHERINE BALL is:

    i. SAMUEL6 WHALEY, b. Oct 15, 1741, East Greenwich, RI; d. Oct 02, 1822, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. HANNAH AUSTIN, Jun 11, 1769, South Kingston, RI; b. Apr 09, 1739, Exeter, RI; d. Apr 19, 1826, Argyle, Washington Co, NY.

14. THOMAS5 HOPKINS, JR (THOMAS4, SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born Mar 24, 1742 in South Kingston, RI, and died Dec 19, 1807 in Argyle, Washington Co, NY. He married (1) UNKNOWN bef. 1765. He married (2) HANNAH BAKER Aug 20, 1765 in South Kingston, RI. She was born 1744 in South Kingston, RI, and died Jul 16, 1827 in Argyle, Washington Co, NY. Thomas and Hannah are buried in Argyle, Washington Co, NY; Cem: Hopkins; Military: Revolutionary War Pvt. Member of Capt. Isaac Hopkins Co., RI militia July-Aug. 1780, Col. Kimbel; Occ: 1850, Farmer; Residence: Moved to Argyle, Washington Co, NY after the Revolutionary War and purchased lot 131
Children of THOMAS HOPKINS and HANNAH BAKER are:

    i. JOHN6 HOPKINS, b. abt. 1766, South Kingston, RI.
    ii. JAMES HOPKINS, b. abt. Nov 04, 1767, Rhode Island d. Jun 19, 1852, Sodus Center, Wayne Co, NY; m. MARY BRAMAN/BRAYMAN, abt. 1789, Rhode Island; b. 1766, Rhode Island; d. Sep 23, 1833, Argyle, Washington Co, NY. James is buried in Sodus Center, Wayne Co, NY; Cem: The Brick Church; Lived in: RI, Washington Co, NY & Sodus, Wayne Co, NY from 1822; Military: Revolutionary War 2nd-5th Co.'s RI Batt'n Capt. Olney, Col. Angells command March 1, 1777 to June 1783. He was at Valley Forge. Note: 1891, Hopkins family still owned the farm that James settled in in Argyle, Washington Co, NY of 565 acres after removing from Rhode Island. Received Bounty Land of 100 acres issued May 28, 1792 #3225; Occ: Farmer/Blacksmith?/Deacon; Religion: Sodus Centre Baptist Church. MARY (Braman/Brayman) HOPKINS is buried in Argyle, Washington Co, NY; Cem: Hopkins; Note: Died at 63 yrs.
    iii. MARTIN HOPKINS, SR, b. 1774, RI; d. Jan 31, 1854, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. (1) SARAH ANN (SALLY) PETTIS, Nov 15, 1796, Fort Edward, Washington Co, NY; b. 1776, MA or RI; d. Jul 02, 1829, Probably Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. (2) PHEBE UNKNOWN, aft. Jul 02, 1829; b. abt. 1800, NY; d. aft. Jul 1860, Washington Co, NY. Both are buried in Argyle, Washington Co, NY; Cem: Hopkins
    iv. THOMAS HOPKINS, b. Apr 04, 1776, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. Apr 04, 1860, Champion, Jefferson Co, NY; m. HANNAH WHALEY, Aug 24, 1798; b. Mar 09, 1779, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. May 09, 1857, Champion, Jefferson Co, NY. Military: War of 1812 in Militia under Captains Wells and Starratt; Both are buried in Champion, Jefferson Co, NY; Cem: West Carthage/Hillside
    v. SOLOMON HOPKINS, b. Feb 17, 1778, of South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. Jul 27, 1859, West Carthage, Jefferson Co, NY; m. LEVINA RICE, abt. 1807; b. 1783, MA; d. Dec 02, 1859, West Carthage, Jefferson Co, NY. Occ: School commissioner several terms and assessor and highway commissioner and a farmer of 123 acres. Residence: Moved to a farm on Martin St., Champion, Jefferson Co., NY in 1803. The farm passed to his son. Both are buried in Jefferson Co, NY; Cem: West Carthage/Hillside
    vi. MORRIS HOPKINS, b. abt. 1780, RI.
    vii. BENJAMIN HOPKINS, b. 1786, RI; d. Aug 29, 1838, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. (1) ANNA UNKNOWN; b. 1784; d. May 11, 1811, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. (2) CHARITY LEIGH, abt. 1830; b. Feb 20, 1794; d. Mar 08, 1865. Benjamin and Anna are buried in Argyle, Washington Co, NY; Cem: Hopkins
    viii. HANNAH HOPKINS, b. 1787, RI; d. 1833; m. LUTHER PIKE; b. 1782, Massachusetts; d. 1866. Occ: Farmer
    ix. SUSANNA HOPKINS, b. abt. 1788, RI; d. Aug 08, 1838, Cohocton, Steuben Co, NY; m. JOSEPH HAVENS, abt. 1810, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; b. 1784, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; d. Nov 27, 1851, Cohocton, Steuben Co, NY; Susanna is buried in Cohocton, Steuben Co, NY; Cem: Old Clearview. Joseph's parents Joseph Havens b. abt 1753 on Long Island, NY & Martha Bennett b. Apr 7, 1755 in MA, married May 10, 1779 in Greenwich, Wash Co, NY. He died April 1, 1833 in Cohocton, Steuben Co, NY. She died in 1845, same place. 1810 Sodus, 1820 Cohocton, Steuben
    x. DAVID SPREG HOPKINS, b. 1788, RI; d. Dec 06, 1827, Argyle, Washington Co, NY; m. MERIAM UNKNOWN; b. abt. Mar 10, 1789, NY; d. Sep 10, 1854, Argyle, Washington Co, NY. Both are buried in Argyle, Washington Co, NY; Cem: Hopkins. Also buried there is daughter Eunice d. 12-9-1850 40yrs

15. SAMUEL5 HOPKINS (THOMAS4, SUSANNA3 COTTRELL, GERSHOM2, NICHOLAS1) was born in RI, and died bef. Apr 02, 1784. He married UNKNOWN CLARKE.
Children of SAMUEL HOPKINS and UNKNOWN CLARKE are:

    i. CLARKE6 HOPKINS, b. 1760, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. 1805; m. SUSANNA PETERSON, bef. 1787, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; b. Jun 25, 1761, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI; d. Dec 07, 1819, South Kingston, Washington Co, RI. Military: Revolutionary War; Susanna's parents are Nathan Peterson and Amy Tanner
    ii. WILLIAM HOPKINS.
    iii. ELIZABETH HOPKINS, m. UNKNOWN ROBINSON.
    iv. MARY HOPKINS, m. UNKNOWN CLARKE.
    v. LYDIA HOPKINS, b. abt. 1771; m. WILLIAM CARR.
    vi. ANNA HOPKINS, m. UNKNOWN ROBINSON.
    vii. DORCAS HOPKINS, m. UNKNOWN AVERY.
    viii. SUSANNA HOPKINS, m. DANIEL GINIDO; d. aft. Apr 20, 1812. Note: 4th generation spelling is Ginnedo; Will: Apr 20, 1812

 
 
SOURCE: Rootsweb Archieves - COTTRELL Mailing List
Handwritten manuscript of "Descendants of Nicholas Cottrell of Newport and Westerly Rhode Island 1638. Outline compiled by Miss Ellen Rowland Cottrell of Old Mystic Conn. 1904-1910; added to and listed according to generations by Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Cottrell, Homer NY 1952". This manuscript was sent to a only a few libraries, including the Seattle Public Library.
 
 

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