Cotton, Harriet 1a 2 3 4a

Birth Name Cotton, Harriet
Gender female
Age at Death greater than 95 years

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth December 8, 1828 Lot 12, Prince Edward Island, Canada St. Eleanor's Church of England
 
Death before 1928   could not find in CMNI, area church records, census records after 1891
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Cotton, Samuel
Mother Grant, Jane
         Cotton, Harriet
    Sister     Cotton, Ann Johnston
    Brother     Cotton, William Samuel
    Brother     Cotton, John
    Sister     Cotton, Barbara
    Sister     Cotton, Margaret

Families

    Family of Dyment, John and Cotton, Harriet
Married Husband Dyment, John
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage August 27, 1851 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island married in Port Hill Anglican Church
 
  Children
  1. Dyment, Samuel
  2. Dyment, Mary Jane
  3. Dyment, William Thomas
  4. Dyment, Laura Annie
  5. Dyment, John Clark
  6. Dyment, Margaret Alice
  7. Dyment, Eleanor Gorrill
  8. Dyment, Harriet Maud
  9. Dyment, Watson Edward

Media

Narrative

Harriet Cotton is in the PEI Baptismal Index, father Samuel and mother Jane. According to a family tree on the Island, the Descendants of Samuel Cotton:
1. Samuel Cotton- b. in England. d. before 1841 in PEI. Married Jane Grant, who was b. in PEI and died after 1841 in PEI. 6 children:
--a.)Harriet- b. December 8, 1828 in Bideford, PEI
b. Church of England Richmond
Married in C of E, Port Hill

A Mackinnon genealogy agrees that Harriet was the daughter of Samuel Cotton and Jane Grant. In the records for St. Eleanor's Church of England on familysearch.org, the other birth notices for Samuel Cotton confirm that his wife was Jane Grant.

Harriet was named in John Dyment's will, but I was unable to find her in subsequent census records in the United States or Canada. Her death was not recorded in burials/deaths for Port Hill C of E. There were no obituary or death notice for Harriet, and she and John did not have a gravestone. Her grandchildren, in filling out their parents death records, did not even know her full name - one record had "Miss Cotton".

I would hazard a guess that Harriet died when her grandchildren were young, or that she went to the States with her daughters. She was not in the 1901 census with Samuel, Mary Jane, Harriet Maud or Watson, nor was she in the States with her married daughters Laura Annie or Margaret.

 

 

Pedigree

  1. Cotton, Samuel
    1. Grant, Jane
      1. Cotton, Harriet
        1. Dyment, John
          1. Dyment, Samuel
          2. Dyment, Mary Jane
          3. Dyment, William Thomas
          4. Dyment, Laura Annie
          5. Dyment, John Clark
          6. Dyment, Margaret Alice
          7. Dyment, Eleanor Gorrill
          8. Dyment, Harriet Maud
          9. Dyment, Watson Edward
      2. Cotton, Ann Johnston
      3. Cotton, William Samuel
      4. Cotton, John
      5. Cotton, Barbara
      6. Cotton, Margaret

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Prince Edward Island. Public Archives and Records Office: PEI Baptismal Index
  3. Port Hill Church of England Records
  4. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Lot 13, page 51