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John Cotton

  • Birth 4 Dec 1585 Derby, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England
  • Death 23 Dec 1652 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 6613937

Religious Figure. He was a Puritan minister at St. Botolph's Church in Lincolnshire, England, before leaving for America in 1633. His daughter Maria later wedded to Increase Mather and borne son, Cotton Mather. John Cotton became a minister at the First Church of Boston in Massachusetts, forming the basis for Congregationalism. He figured prominently in the Antinomian Controversy and the trial of Anne Hutchinson and the Cambridge Synod, which led to the adoption of the Half-way Covenant.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 17 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6613937
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cotton (4 Dec 1585–23 Dec 1652), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6613937, citing Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .