Thanks for the quick reply. I am a little annoyed that Genealogy.com did not notify me that you had responded.
I am descended from the same John Cotton/Cotten and Martha Godwin. He had nine children. Alexander was the second one born on 21 Dec 1700. His fifth child (third son), Joseph, born in 1706, is my line.
Joseph married Elizabeth Ervin in 1735 and had twelve children. Joseph died January 13, 1772, Edgecumbe Co., North Carolina. My line is through their tenth child, Thomas Marshall, born in 1743, South Carolina, died May 8 1816, Amite County, MS.
Thomas Marshall married Anne Mansfield and had eight children. My line is through their third child, Thomas, Jr., born on October 2, 1782, Edgefield, SC, and died December 16, 1848, Franklin County, MS.
Thomas Marsahll, Jr. married Lucretia Robertson and had seven children. Thomas died May 8, 1816 in Amite County, MS. My line is through their fifth child, Joseph Robertson born on July 7, 1818 and died March 17, 1885.
Joseph married Sarah Adeline Jackson and had eleven children. My line is through his second child Thomas Lane born November 11, 1847 and died 1919, Summit, MS.
Thomas Lane married Martha A. Beall in November 12, 1868 and had two children. His second child, Charles Chaffe, was born on June 9, 1882 and is my father's father. Charles died May 21, 1957, Summit, MS.
Charles married Eleanor Sophia Atkinson and had three children. The youngest was Wallace Atkinson, born on June 30, 1915. Wallace died on November 5, 1986 in Perry, GA. Wallace was my father.
Hopefully, this did not bore you and maybe you will find it useful.
Please keep in touch, cousin!
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