Thomas Cottingham1,2,3,4,5

M, #12225, b. 27 July 1810, d. 31 March 1897
Father*George Cottingham6
Last Edited12 Sep 2018
     Alternatively, he was born on 27 July 1810 in Maryland, USA, and possibly in Baltimore.2,3,4,7,5 Thomas was born on 27 July 1810 in Yorkshire, England. According to "Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley," Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810, and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near Baltimore, Maryland.8,9,5 Thomas married Sarah Mills Stohmes in November 1834 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,8,9,4,11
     He died on 31 March 1897 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Liddle in Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 86.8,12,13,14,5,15 Thomas Cottingham was buried on 2 April 1897 in Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.5,16,15
     The following obituary appeared in the weekly newspaper the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 8 April 1897:
Thomas Cottingham, one of the pioneers of this section, died suddenly Wednesday night of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Liddle. He had been in feeble health for a long time, but up to within two days of his death he was able to be about as usual. Mr. Cottingham was in his 87th year. The funeral took place Friday afternoon.15


Hewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

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Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.13

Census Data

     Thomas Cottingham and Sarah Cottingham appeared on the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 30 October 1850, enumerated as a blacksmith. Their children Eliza, Charlott, William A, Sarah A, Jacob, Thomas B, Metilda and Louisa were listed as living with them.4

Thomas Cottingham appeared on the 1860 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 25 July 1860, enumerated as a farmer. His children Sarah, Jacob, Thomas, Matilda and Louisa were listed as living with him.3

Thomas Cottenham appeared on the 1870 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 9 July 1870 His son Jacob was listed as living with him. As was his daughter-in-law, Jane Cottenham and grandson, Albert Cottenham.17

Thomas appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of T B Cottingham and Louisa M Cottingham.2

Family

Sarah Mills Stohmes b. c 1817, d. 26 Jun 1851
Marriage*Thomas married Sarah Mills Stohmes in November 1834 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,8,9,4,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), THOMAS COTTINGHAM Birth 1810 in Yorkshire, England, Death 1896.
  2. [S4470] T B Cottingham household, June 11, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 246A; Family: 151; Enumeration District: 051, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0494.
  3. [S4580] Thomas Cottingham household, July 25, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 615, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 621; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  4. [S4581] Thomas Cottingham household, Oct 30, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 317A; Image: 210., Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 210.
  5. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 65 - Thomas Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  6. [S3075] Federal Publishing Company, Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley - Personal and Genealogical; Vol I (Madison, WIS.: Federal Publishing Company, 1905), WILLIAM ALOXZO COTTINGHAM - page 127. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley.
  7. [S4582] Thomas Cottenham household, Jul 9,1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 451A, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 201; Family History Library Film: 545806.
  8. [S123] Joe C Sanders.
  9. [S3075] Federal Publishing Company, Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley, Thomas B Cottingham.
  10. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  11. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Sarah Mills Storms-Stoms.
  12. [S3075] Federal Publishing Company, Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley, Page 127 - William Alonzo Cottingham.
  13. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  14. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Thomas Cottingham.
  15. [S4948] Bright - Thomas Cottingham, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, 8 Apr 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,, Thomas Cottingham.
  16. [S4773] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Cottingham, Thomas.
  17. [S4392] Enoch Guard household, Jul 5, 1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 562A, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 423; Family History Library Film: 545806.
  18. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Sarah Mills Stohmes1

F, #12226, b. circa 1817, d. 26 June 1851
Last Edited12 Sep 2018
     Sarah was born in 1815 in Ohio, USA.2 Sarah was born circa 1817 in Indiana, USA.3 Sarah was born on 4 January 1817 in New Jersey, USA.4,5 Sarah married Thomas Cottingham in November 1834 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.6,7,8,3,4
     She died on 26 June 1851.4,5 Sarah Mills Stohmes was buried in Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.4,5
     Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.1

Census Data

     Sarah Cottingham and Thomas Cottingham appeared on the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 30 October 1850, enumerated as a blacksmith. Their children Eliza, Charlott, William A, Sarah A, Jacob, Thomas B, Metilda and Louisa were listed as living with them.3

Family

Thomas Cottingham b. 27 Jul 1810, d. 31 Mar 1897
Marriage*Sarah married Thomas Cottingham in November 1834 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.6,7,8,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  2. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), ELIZA STOMS Birth 1815 in Ohio.
  3. [S4581] Thomas Cottingham household, Oct 30, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 317A; Image: 210., Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 210.
  4. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Sarah Mills Storms-Stoms.
  5. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 65 - Sarah Mills Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  6. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  7. [S123] Joe C Sanders.
  8. [S3075] Federal Publishing Company, Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley - Personal and Genealogical; Vol I (Madison, WIS.: Federal Publishing Company, 1905), Thomas B Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley.
  9. [S3075] Federal Publishing Company, Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley, Page 127 - William Alonzo Cottingham.
  10. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Louisa Moore1,2,3

F, #12227, b. 25 October 1905, d. 11 January 1980
Father*John D Moore1,2,3 b. 1877 or 1878
Mother*Edna A Cottingham1,2,3 b. c 20 Aug 1884, d. 25 Aug 1926
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
     Louisa was born on 25 October 1905 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.4,2,5,3,6 She and an unknown person were divorced before April 1930.5 Louisa married Henry Hansford Morris after 11 April 1930.7,8
     She died on 11 January 1980 at age 74.4 Louisa Moore was buried in Teays Hill Cemetery, Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.4
     Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.9
She lived at Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA, in 1935.8

Census Data

     Louisa appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of her parents, John D Moore and Edna A Cottingham.2

Louisa appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of her parents, John D Moore and Edna A Moore.3

Louise L appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, in the household of Thomas F Mitchell and Rossabelle Mitchell, listed as divorsed with no occupation.5 Louisia Morris and Henry H Morris appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, enumerated 8 April 1940.6

Family

Henry Hansford Morris b. 14 Sep 1904, d. 23 Oct 1941
Marriage*Louisa married Henry Hansford Morris after 11 April 1930.7,8 

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), LOUISA MOORE -- no other data.
  2. [S6842] John D Moore household, 20 April 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 9, Charleston City, Charleston District, West Virgionia; Page: 9A, Enumeration District: 0075; Family: 152, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1684; FHL Number: 1375697.
  3. [S6845] John D moore household, 2 Jan 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 113, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1958; Image: 860.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Louisa Moore Morris
    Grave marker transcription:
    Louisa Moore Morris
    Oct 25, 1905
    Jan 1?, 1980.
  5. [S6844] Thomas F Mitchell household, Apr 11, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Block: 1900, Ward: 14, Chrleston City, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0049; Family: 333, Ancestry.com Roll: 2538; Image: 35.0; FHL microfilm: 2342272.
  6. [S6846] Henry H Morris household, Apr 9, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson District, St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 20-87, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_4415.
  7. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Henry Hansford Morris
    Grave marker transcription:
    Henry Hanford Morris
    ? ?, 1904
    ? ?, 1941.
  8. [S6846] Apr 9, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson District, St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 20-87, Note that Henry and Louisia lived in different locations in 1935, so they may have been married after that time. If this is true, were John and James their children or step sons of one of them?
  9. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.

Rosse Belle Moore1

F, #12228, b. 1904 or 1905
Father*John D Moore1,2,3 b. 1877 or 1878
Mother*Edna A Cottingham1,2,3 b. c 20 Aug 1884, d. 25 Aug 1926
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Sep 2018
     Rosse was born in 1904 or 1905 in Indiana, USA.2,4,3 Rosse married Thomas F Mitchell circa 1924.4
     Rossebell Moorewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.5

Census Data

     Rossabelle appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of her parents, John D Moore and Edna A Cottingham.2

Rossabel appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of her parents, John D Moore and Edna A Moore.3

Rossabelle Mitchell and Thomas F Mitchell appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, enumerated 11 April 1930, enumerated as a draftsman for State Road, State of West Virginia.. As were his father-in-law, John D Moore and his two other children, Louise L Moore and Thomas B Moore.4

Family

Thomas F Mitchell b. c 1904

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), ROSSE BELLE MOORE -- no other data.
  2. [S6842] John D Moore household, 20 April 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 9, Charleston City, Charleston District, West Virgionia; Page: 9A, Enumeration District: 0075; Family: 152, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1684; FHL Number: 1375697.
  3. [S6845] John D moore household, 2 Jan 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 113, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1958; Image: 860.
  4. [S6844] Thomas F Mitchell household, Apr 11, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Block: 1900, Ward: 14, Chrleston City, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0049; Family: 333, Ancestry.com Roll: 2538; Image: 35.0; FHL microfilm: 2342272.
  5. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.

Thomas Benton Moore1

M, #12229, b. 23 November 1907
Father*John D Moore1,2,3,4,5 b. 1877 or 1878
Mother*Edna A Cottingham1,2,3,5 b. c 20 Aug 1884, d. 25 Aug 1926
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited11 Jan 2018
     Thomas was born on 23 November 1907 in Greencastle, Greencastle Twp., Putnam County, Indiana, USA.2,3,4,5
     Hewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.6

Census Data

     Thomas appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of his parents, John D Moore and Edna A Cottingham.2

Thomas B appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia in the household of his parents, John D Moore and Edna A Moore.5

Thomas B appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, in the household of Thomas F Mitchell and Rossabelle Mitchell, listed as a Map Clerk for a Fuel Co.4

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), THOMAS BENTON MOORE -- no other data.
  2. [S6842] John D Moore household, 20 April 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 9, Charleston City, Charleston District, West Virgionia; Page: 9A, Enumeration District: 0075; Family: 152, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1684; FHL Number: 1375697.
  3. [S6843] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  4. [S6844] Thomas F Mitchell household, Apr 11, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Block: 1900, Ward: 14, Chrleston City, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0049; Family: 333, Ancestry.com Roll: 2538; Image: 35.0; FHL microfilm: 2342272.
  5. [S6845] John D moore household, 2 Jan 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 113, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1958; Image: 860.
  6. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.

Elizabeth Renck1,2,3

F, #12230, b. April 1881, d. 23 February 1956
Mother*Mary Schaick3 b. Nov 1855
Last Edited24 Aug 2018
     Elizabeth was born in April 1881 in Indiana, USA.4,5,3,6 Elizabeth married Thomas Howard Cottingham on 21 December 1902 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,7,8,9,6,10
     She died on 23 February 1956 in Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 74.11,5 Elizabeth Renck was buried on 25 February 1956 in Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.11,5
     Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.12

Census Data

     Elizabeth Renck appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Mary Schaick.3

Elizabeth Cottingham and Howard Cottingham appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 24 April 1910 Their children Agnes and Clayton were listed as living with them.7

Elizabeth Cottingham and Thomas H Cottingham appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 15 January 1920 Their children Agnes L, Clayton H and Albert S were listed as living with them. As was his father, Thomas B Cottingham.8

Elizabeth Cottingham and Thomas H Cottingham appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 7 April 1930, enumerated as a farmer, and a relatively close neighbour of Elbert Nowlin. Their children Agnes L, Clayton H and Albert S were listed as living with them.2

Elizabeth Cottingham and Howard Cottingham appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 23 April 1940, enumerated as secretary insurance for Patrons Mutual Fire Insurance. Their daughter Agnes was listed as living with them. As was their son-in-law, an unknown person.6

Family

Thomas Howard Cottingham b. 9 Aug 1877, d. 18 Oct 1968
Marriage*Elizabeth married Thomas Howard Cottingham on 21 December 1902 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,7,8,9,6,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), ELIZABETH RENCK -- no other data.
  2. [S1481] Thomas H Cottingham household, Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 942.0.
  3. [S4572] Mary Renck household, 23 Apr 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0037, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366., Mary Renck household.
  4. [S1481] Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 52
    Elizabeth Cottingham 48
    Agnes L Cottingham 26
    Clayton H Cottingham 21
    Albert S Cottingham 18.
  5. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S4472] Howard Cottingham household, Apr 23, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, George Town Ridge, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 15-24; Family: 115, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  7. [S1483] Thomas B Cotting household, April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_345; Image 407.
  8. [S1484] Thomas H Cottingham household, Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 977.
  9. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Marriages:Dearborn Co IN
    Bk 18 pg 392.
  10. [S4773] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Cottingham, Howard.
  11. [S4748] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Elizabeth Renck.
  12. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  13. [S1483] April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Household Members: Name Age
    Howard Cottingham 32
    Elizabeth Cottingham 28
    Agnes Cottingham 6
    Clayton Cottingham 1 11/12.
  14. [S1484] Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 42
    Elizabeth Cottingham 38
    Agnes L Cottingham 15
    Clayton H Cottingham 11
    Albert S Cottingham 8
    Thomas B Cottingham 73.
  15. [S4773] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Bentle, Agnes (Cottingham).
  16. [S2027] Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record (Publisher: Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery; "Text abstract of burial information, no image"; cited as "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record., Interment Record: Clayton H Cottingham.
  17. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Albert Stanely Cottingham.

Agnes L Cottingham1,2,3,4,5

F, #12231, b. 3 January 1904, d. 12 January 1991
Father*Thomas Howard Cottingham6,7,8,9 b. 9 Aug 1877, d. 18 Oct 1968
Mother*Elizabeth Renck6,7,8,9 b. Apr 1881, d. 23 Feb 1956
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited9 Jul 2019
     Agnes was born on 3 January 1904 in Indiana, USA.2,3,4,10,11,12 Agnes married Alfred O Bentle on 9 June 1973 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.5,12,9,13,14
     She died on 12 January 1991 in Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 87.12,5,9,15
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Albert Cottingham.15 Agnes Bentle was buried on 16 January 1991 in Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.16,17,18,9
     Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

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ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.19

     In the obituary of Thomas Howard Cottingham who died 18 October 1968, Thomas's daughter, Agnes Cottingham was listed as a survivor.20

Census Data

     Agnes appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Howard Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.3

Agnes L appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.4

Agnes L appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.2

Agnes appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Howard Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.11

Family

Alfred O Bentle b. 26 Jan 1899, d. 30 May 1985
Marriage*Agnes married Alfred O Bentle on 9 June 1973 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.5,12,9,13,14 

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), AGNES COTTINGHAM -- no other data.
  2. [S1481] Thomas H Cottingham household, Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 942.0.
  3. [S1483] Thomas B Cotting household, April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_345; Image 407.
  4. [S1484] Thomas H Cottingham household, Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 977.
  5. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S1481] Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 52
    Elizabeth Cottingham 48
    Agnes L Cottingham 26
    Clayton H Cottingham 21
    Albert S Cottingham 18.
  7. [S1483] April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Household Members: Name Age
    Howard Cottingham 32
    Elizabeth Cottingham 28
    Agnes Cottingham 6
    Clayton Cottingham 1 11/12.
  8. [S1484] Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 42
    Elizabeth Cottingham 38
    Agnes L Cottingham 15
    Clayton H Cottingham 11
    Albert S Cottingham 8
    Thomas B Cottingham 73.
  9. [S4773] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Bentle, Agnes (Cottingham).
  10. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Agnes L Cottingham Bentle.
  11. [S4472] Howard Cottingham household, Apr 23, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, George Town Ridge, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 15-24; Family: 115, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  12. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Agnes L. Bentle. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  13. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Alfred O Bentle.
  14. [S6986] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1958-2013, online Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1958-2013, Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1958-2013. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Genealogy Database: Marriages: 1958-2013.
  15. [S7522] Unknown article title, The Journal Press, Aurora, IN, Jan 15, 1991. Hereinafter cited as Journal Press.
  16. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Agnes L Cottingham Bentle.
  17. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Agnes Bentle.
  18. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 49 - Agnes Bentle. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  19. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  20. [S6836] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 24, 1968 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,.

Clayton H Cottingham1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, #12232, b. 24 April 1908, d. 22 December 1990
Father*Thomas Howard Cottingham8,9,10,5 b. 9 Aug 1877, d. 18 Oct 1968
Mother*Elizabeth Renck8,9,10,5 b. Apr 1881, d. 23 Feb 1956
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited24 Aug 2018
     Clayton was born on 24 April 1908 in Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,9,10,5,6,11,7 Clayton married Mabel A Rupp before 1935, both were living in Cheviot, Ohio in 1935, so assume they were already married.5,12,7
     He died on 22 December 1990 in St. Francis - St. George Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, at age 82.11,5,6 Clayton H Cottingham was buried on 26 December 1990 in Spring Grove Cemetery, LC-A-21-1, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.5
     Hewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

710 DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA.
ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.13

     In the obituary of Thomas Howard Cottingham who died 18 October 1968, Thomas's son, Clayton Cottingham was listed as a survivor.14

Census Data

     Clayton appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Howard Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.3

Clayton H appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.4

Clayton H appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.2

Clayton H Cottingham and Mabel A Cottingham appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Harrison, Harrison Twp., Hamilton County, Ohio, enumerated 15 May 1940, enumerated as "transmission" for American Telephone & Telegraph.7

Family

Mabel A Rupp b. 17 Feb 1907, d. 2 May 1990
Marriage*Clayton married Mabel A Rupp before 1935, both were living in Cheviot, Ohio in 1935, so assume they were already married.5,12,7 

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), CLAYTON COTTINGHAM -- no other data.
  2. [S1481] Thomas H Cottingham household, Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 942.0.
  3. [S1483] Thomas B Cotting household, April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_345; Image 407.
  4. [S1484] Thomas H Cottingham household, Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 977.
  5. [S2027] Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record (Publisher: Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Cemetery; "Text abstract of burial information, no image"; cited as "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record., Interment Record: Clayton H Cottingham.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Clayton H Cottingham.
  7. [S4575] Clayton H Cottingham household, May 15, 1940 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Harrison, Hamilton, Ohio; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 31-41, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_3077.
  8. [S1481] Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 52
    Elizabeth Cottingham 48
    Agnes L Cottingham 26
    Clayton H Cottingham 21
    Albert S Cottingham 18.
  9. [S1483] April 24, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 52, Household Members: Name Age
    Howard Cottingham 32
    Elizabeth Cottingham 28
    Agnes Cottingham 6
    Clayton Cottingham 1 11/12.
  10. [S1484] Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 42
    Elizabeth Cottingham 38
    Agnes L Cottingham 15
    Clayton H Cottingham 11
    Albert S Cottingham 8
    Thomas B Cottingham 73.
  11. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Clayton H Cottingham.
  12. [S2027] "Spring Grove Cemetery Interment Record", online Spring Grove Cemetery: Interment Record: Mabel A Cottingham née Rupp.
  13. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  14. [S6836] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 24, 1968 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,.

Albert Stanley Cottingham1,2,3,4

M, #12233, b. 17 September 1911, d. 24 February 1999
Father*Thomas Howard Cottingham5,6,4 b. 9 Aug 1877, d. 18 Oct 1968
Mother*Elizabeth Renck5,6,4 b. Apr 1881, d. 23 Feb 1956
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited2 Aug 2016
     Albert was born on 17 September 1911 in Indiana, USA.5,6,4,2,7 Albert married Marie B McClure.7
     He died on 24 February 1999 in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, at age 87.4,2
     Albert S Cottinghamwas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Thomas Benton Cottingham in 1915 in the book History of Dearborn County, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA:
THOMAS BENTON COTTINGHAM
Much credit must be given to those farmers who for a number of years have worked steadily away at their chosen field of endeavor, giving their best thought and energy to the difficult problems of agricultural life, and who at the same time have not been blind to the various needs of their community, but have made themselves felt as an influence for good among their fellows. Dearborn county has reason to be proud of the many true men she has produced, among whom is Thomas Benton Cottingham, a well-known farmer of Miller township.

T. B. Cottingham was born at Logan Cross Roads, Dearborn county, Indiana, on April 3. 1846. He is the son of Thomas and Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, natives of Yorkshire, England, and Ohio, respectively.

Thomas Cottingham. Sr., was born in Yorkshire. England, in 1810. and at an early age emigrated with his parents to America. They settled near

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA. 709
Baltimore, Maryland. A short time after the death of the father, Thomas Cottingham Sr., came with his mother to Cincinnati. Here he received the rudiments of a common-school education and learned the blacksmith's trade by apprenticeship. Later removing to Dearborn county and settling on a farm at Logan Cross Roads, he built a shop and followed his trade as a blacksmith. The farm where he located was obtained from Alford Stohmes, his brother-in-law, for whom he assumed certain financial obligations. Thomas Cottingham was married to Sarah Mills Stohmes, a native of Delhi, Ohio, born in 1815. To this union were [born] nine children, as follow: Eliza, Charlotte, deceased: Alonzo. Sarah Amelia, Jacob, deceased; Thomas B., the subject of this sketch: Matilda, deceased; Louisa, deceased; and one child who died in infancy. The mother of these children, Sarah Mills (Stohmes) Cottingham, died on the farm, in Harrison township, in 1850, at the early age of thirty-five years. The father, Thomas Cottingham, Sr., after operating his ninety-acre farm in Harrison township and following his blacksmith's trade for a number of years, spent the last fifteen years of his life with a daughter, Mrs. Liddle, of Bright, Indiana. He died at the ripe old age of nearly eighty-seven years. He was an active Democrat, having served as trustee of Harrison township one term.

T. B. Cottingham, the subject of this sketch, grew up in Harrison township. Dearborn county, Indiana, and received a common-school education in the district township schools. He remained on the home farm until eighteen years of age, when he worked out at different places for himself. Reared a farmer, he chose his vocation as such, and, with the exception of three or four years in which he was engaged in the general mercantile business at Bright, Indiana, in partnership with W. S. Fagaley, he has followed farming all his life. After his marriage, in 1874, he continued in the mercantile business for about a year, and then sold his interest and bought a farm of seventy-five acres in Miller township. After living here for about six years he sold the farm and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he moved in 1881, and where he has continued to reside. Mr. Cottingham has a beautiful farm, kept in excellent shape, and, located on high ground, his place commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country.

On June 24, 1874, T. E. Cottingham was married to Louisa Langdale, a native of Miller township. Dearborn county, Indiana, who was born on January 29. 1844. She was the daughter of Robert Hill and Martha Colvin Langdale. To this happy union were born three children, Stanley L., de-

710 DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA.
ceased ; Howard and Edna A. Howard married Elizabeth Renck and operates the home farm. They have three children, Agnes, Clayton and Albert S. Edna married J. D. Moore, and lives at Charleston, West Virginia, and they have three children. Rossebell, Louisa and Thomas Benton. Mrs. Louisa (Langdale) Cottingham died, May 1 (sic), 1911, a loving wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her.

Mr. Cottingham, as was his beloved wife, is an ardent member of the Christian church. He has been an elder in the church at Bright, Indiana, since its organization, and has always taken an active interest in its work. Mr. Cottingham is not affiliated with any lodges, and, although an active Democrat, he has not held public office. T. B. Cottingham, who is now practically retired, is a fair type of the prosperous and progressive farmer. He is a companionable man of cheery disposition, genteel and sociable. A man who stands for what he thinks is right and just, he is favorably known and looked upon as an honorable citizen.8

     In the obituary of Thomas Howard Cottingham who died 18 October 1968, Thomas's son, Albert Cottingham was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Agnes Bentle who died 12 January 1991, Agnes's brother, Albert Cottingham was listed as a survivor.10

Census Data

     Albert S appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.3

Albert S appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Thomas H Cottingham and Elizabeth Cottingham.11

Albert Cottingham and Marie Cottingham appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 7 May 1940, enumerated as an inspector in a radio factory.7

Family

Marie B McClure b. c 1914, d. 24 Jan 1994
Marriage*Albert married Marie B McClure.7 

Citations

  1. [S123] Joe C Sanders, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/joecsanders and Ancestry.com, Joe C Sanders (unknown location), ALBERT S COTTINGHAM -- no other data.
  2. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Albert S. Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S1484] Thomas H Cottingham household, Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 977.
  4. [S683] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, Deaths., Albert Stanely Cottingham.
  5. [S1481] Thomas H Cottingham household, Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 942.0., Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 52
    Elizabeth Cottingham 48
    Agnes L Cottingham 26
    Clayton H Cottingham 21
    Albert S Cottingham 18.
  6. [S1484] Jan 15 & 16, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50, Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas H Cottingham 42
    Elizabeth Cottingham 38
    Agnes L Cottingham 15
    Clayton H Cottingham 11
    Albert S Cottingham 8
    Thomas B Cottingham 73.
  7. [S4576] Albert Cottingham household, May 7, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Dearborn (county), Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-18, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  8. [S3314] Archibald Shaw, editor, History of Dearborn County, Indiana (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), Pages 708 to 710; Thomas Benton Cottingham. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn County.
  9. [S6836] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 24, 1968 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,.
  10. [S7522] Unknown article title, The Journal Press, Aurora, IN, Jan 15, 1991. Hereinafter cited as Journal Press.
  11. [S1481] Apr 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24.

Arthur Edward Bridgeland1,2

M, #12235, b. 19 April 1921, d. 17 August 2012
Father*Alfred Everett Bridgeland1,2 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 20 Nov 1962
Mother*Olive Maida Piper1,2 b. 29 Nov 1888, d. 18 Dec 1989
Last Edited24 Dec 2017
     Arthur was born on 19 April 1921 in Alworth, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2
     He died on 17 August 2012 in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 91.3,2 He was buried on 24 August 2012 in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.3
     He also went by the name of Art.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Rockford Register Star published in Rockford, Illinois, 24 August 2012 .3

Citations

  1. [S300] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Arthur Edward Bridgeland.
  3. [S4653] Arthur Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 23 Aug 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com,, Obituary: Arthur Edward Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.