Joanna Rossiter1,2

F, #2169, b. July 1642, d. 12 October 1702
Father*Bryan Rossiter2 b. ~ 1610, d. 30 Sep 1672
Mother*Elizabeth Alsop b. 1614, d. 1669
Relationship9th great-grandmother of Robert Michael Damon

Names and TItles

Married: Mrs (Rossiter) Cotton as of between 1673 and 1696.
Joanna Rossiter was born in July 1642 in Windsor, Connecticut.3,2 She was the daughter of Bryan Rossiter and Elizabeth Alsop.2 Joanna Rossiter married John Cotton Jr, son of John Cotton and Sarah Hawkridge, on 7 November 1660 in Wethersfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony.2,4 Joanna Rossiter died on 12 October 1702 at age 60.3,2
She became the mother of Rev Rowland Cotton on 27 December 1667.2 Joanna's mother Elizabeth Alsop died in 1669.3 Joanna's father Bryan Rossiter died on 30 September 1672 in Guilford, Connecticut.3,2 Joanna Rossiter became the mother of Josiah Cotton Esq in 1679.1 Joanna's son was married at wedding of Rev Rowland Cotton and Elizabeth Saltonstall in 1692.2,5 Joanna Rossiter became a widow with the death of her husband, John Cotton Jr on 18 September 1699 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2


Joanna Rossiter has ID Tree 93, Individual 1 in Winslow Johnson Damon Family Tree.2 Joanna Rossiter is mentioned in The Great Migration Begins under John Cotton.4

2 Children of Joanna Rossiter and John Cotton Jr, son of John Cotton and Sarah Hawkridge,

ChartsPedigree of Robert Damon (Big)
Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Big)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited)
Last Edited28 Mar 2002


  1. [S41] Brenton Dickson, WFT Vol. 1, Tree 1388.
  2. [S51] Edward Kennan Damon, Winslow Johnson Damon Family Tree. A tree mostly built from previous works handed down in the family. Repository: Richard Smith Damon Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in.
  3. [S27] Paul Bailey McBride Web Site, online
  4. [S142] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol I-III, CD-ROM (n.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000). Hereinafter cited as The Great Migration Begins.
  5. [S92] Patricia Ann Scherzinger, Colonial American of Royal and Noble Descent (Bowle, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc, 1996).