Daughter of Hugh and Diadema (Drake) Cotton, granddaughter of Mary Scott, great granddaughter of Josiah Scott. She married Rev. David Strang of Lincoln, TN. They were educated together at Westminster College and married soon after graduation, on 4 Jul 1861. Mr. Strang enlisted in the famous "Roundhead Regiment" and was severely wounded at the Battle of Spottsylvania on 12 May 1864. He was mustered out after Lee surrendered. He was selected to represent his church in missionary work in Egypt and with his family, reached his post in 1866. They were three years in Cairo, six years in Alexandria, and one year in Aysoot. They returned home and in 1878 he became the minister of a U.P. congregation in Lincoln, TN. Their children were Isabella, Matilda, Ambrose and Herman. Isabella, born 17 May 1962, returned to Egypt as a missionary in 1879 and married Rev. Guilian Lansing in 1888.