Cotton, Harriet 1 2 3a

Birth Name Cotton, Harriet
Gender female
Age at Death less than 99 years, 24 days


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, 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.

Undocumented family trees on Ancestry say date of death is 26 MAR 1909, but Harriet was not in the 1901 census.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 8, 1828 Lot 12, Prince County, 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  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Cotton, Samuelbefore 1841
Mother Grant, Janebefore 1881
         Cotton, Harriet December 8, 1828 before 1928
    Sister     Cotton, Ann Johnston 1830
    Brother     Cotton, William Samuel 1832 May 1907
    Brother     Cotton, John April 20, 1834 February 19, 1915
    Sister     Cotton, Barbara 1836 October 18, 1906
    Sister     Cotton, Margaret 1838


Family of Dyment, John and Cotton, Harriet

Married Husband Dyment, John ( * about 1822 + May 26, 1886 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 27, 1851 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada married in Port Hill Anglican Church  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, SamuelJuly 22, 1852March 1, 1923
Dyment, Mary JaneNovember 9, 1855September 21, 1919
Dyment, William Thomasabout 1857before 1957
Dyment, Laura AnnieApril 28, 18591929
Dyment, John ClarkSeptember 13, 1861November 19, 1935
Dyment, Margaret AliceMarch 27, 1864January 28, 1937
Dyment, Eleanor GorrillFebruary 3, 1867September 16, 1933
Dyment, Harriet MaudJuly 1, 1867April 25, 1940
Dyment, Watson EdwardAugust 3, 1869December 14, 1942