In 1668, Rev. John Cotton’s son, John Cotton Jr., was asked to head the Plymouth Church and for the next 250 years, someone from the Cotton Line has lived in Plymouth. The most significant Plymouth inhabitants in my Cotton line were:
- Josiah Cotton, son of Rev. John Cotton
- Colonel Theophilus Cotton, son of Josiah Cotton
- Lieutenant John Cotton, son of Col. Theophilus Cotton
Although my line migrated to the Ohio Territory soon after the American Revolution in 1778, Plymouth is the one place John Cotton’s decedents have lived the longest (1620 to 1870).
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