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Rev John Cotton
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1639
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1699
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

There is no evidence that John Cotton was buried at Burial Hill, though some of his children were.

"Epitaphs from Burial Hill" by Bradford Kingman

"Rev. John Cotton was born in Boston, March 13, 1640. Graduated at Harvard College, 1657. Settled pastor of the First Church in Plymouth, June 30, 1669. Dismissed, October, 5, 1697. Sailed for Charleston, S. C., Nov. 15, 1698. Preached in Connecticut and Martha's Vineyard, 1664 to 1667. He was eminent for his knowledge of the Indian language, and frequently preached to the aborigines at Plymouth in their native tongue. He revised and corrected Eliot's Indian Bible, printed at Cambridge in 1685. His residence was on the north side of Leyden street. His sons, John, Roland and Theophilus were clergymen." (Page 7)

John's parents were the esteemed pastor John Cotton of Boston and his wife Sarah Hawkred (sometimes "Hawkridge"). 
Family links: 
  John Cotton (1585 - 1652)
  Sarah Hawkred Mather (1601 - 1676)
  Joanna Rossiter Cotton (1642 - 1702)
  John Cotton (1661 - 1706)*
  Elizabeth Cotton Cushing (1663 - 1743)*
  Rowland Cotton (1667 - 1722)*
  Josiah Cotton (1679 - 1756)*
  Theophilus Cotton (1682 - 1726)*
  Seaborn Cotton (1633 - 1686)*
  John Cotton (1639 - 1699)
  Maria Cotton Mather (1642 - 1714)*
*Calculated relationship
Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Michael Kruse
Record added: Dec 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62915180
Rev John Cotton
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Rev John Cotton
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Rev John Cotton
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In loving memory of my 7th great grandfather...
- Rhonda Weiss
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016

- carol andrews
 Added: Feb. 17, 2015
To my 8th Great Grandfather, I have learned so much about you that I didn't know before like knowing the Indians language and your service as Plymouth's Minister during the King Philip's War. RIP JohnLove your 8th Great Granddaughter, Kim
- Kim Elder
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
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