Cotton DNA Project

FAMILY 9B





1 David Cotten, d. before 1820, Abbeville Dist., SC

...+ Catherine

.....2 Thomas Cotten, b. Dec. 5, 1820, Abbeville Co., SC, d. 1881, Madison Co., MS

........+ Sarah Walton

..........3 Benjamin Franklin Cotten, b. Dec. 27, 1853, Attala Co., MS, d. July 28, 1913, Madison Co., MS

.............+ Elizabeth Barrett

...............4 (Anonymous) Cotten, b. 1895, Madison Co., Ms

....................5 (Anonymous) Cotten, b. 1921, Mississippi

.........................6 (ANONYMOUS) COTTEN, b. 1951, Texas

..........3 Joseph Washington Cotten, b. Mar. 25, 1858, Attala Co., MS, d. Dec. 9, 1926, Madison Co., MS

.............+ Louise Jane Miller

...............4 Bryan McKinley Cotten, b. Nov. 5, 1896, Attala Co., MS, d. July 9, 1987, Holmes Co., MS

..................+ Mary Ruth Cauthen

....................5 BRYAN MCKINLEY COTTEN, b. in Madison Co., MS



The paper trail for this family indicates that they belong to family 9, but the DNA does not match. Descendants of Thomas's brother John match the other members of family 9, but descendants of two different sons of Thomas do not. It would appear that Thomas was not actually the son of David. The y-chromosome results suggest that Thomas was descended in the male line from a family named Foster and there were five Foster families listed on the same page as Catherine Cotten in the 1820 census in Abbeville Co., SC.