Submitted by Vicki Burress Roach
James Henry Cotton was born December 8, 1850 in AL,
died December 20, 1928 in Chewalla, McNairy Co., TN. We
donít know the names of his parents, although his funeral
record list his mother as a Miss Leflore from AL.
James was a farmer. He married to Nancy Whitman who
was born September 30, 1847 in AL. Both are buried in
Indian Creek Cemetery in Chewalla, McNairy Co., TN. We
donít know the names of Nancyís parents.
They had at least two children; Mary "Mamie" born August
5, 1871 in Lawrence Co., AL, died August 10, 1939 in
Chewalla TN, married Thomas T. Smith and buried in
Indian Creek Cemetery; Martha L. "Mattie" born in 1873,
died in 1943 in Chewalla, TN and married Zachary Pryor
Davis and buried in Indian Creek Cemetery.
Thomas T. Smith was the son of George Washington
Smith and Flora Patterson Davis Smith.
Thomas and Mamie had the following children; James Bryan,
Lyman, Pearl, Prentiss Rad, Ollie and Jewell. James Bryan
married Mabel Smith. Lyman married Ruby King.
Pearl married Clovis Mills. Prentiss Rad married
Vercie Hurley who resided in Corinth until her
death. Ollie married Clarence Carter. Jewell never
Zachary Davis was the son of Prior P. Davis
and Flora Patterson Davis. Thomas and
Zachary had the same mother and married Cotton
sisters. Zach and Martha had the following children;
Henry, Minnie, Maude, May, Velma, Bruce, Helen and Gladys.