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Charles W. COTHRAN
Virginia A. CATES
Husband:  Charles W. COTHRAN
Birth:  6 May 1871, Person Co., NC
Death:  21 Oct 1922, Flat River Twp., Person Co., NC
Occupation:  tobacco farmer
Father:  Richard COTHRAN
Mother:  Cornelia CLEMENTS
Wife:  Virgina A. "Jennie" CATES
Birth:  18 Feb 1871, Flat River Twp., Person Co., NC
Death:  31 Jan 1945, Quewhiffle Twp., Hoke Co., NC
Father:  Isaiah Dandridge CATES (1805-1878); first wife Mary MILLER (1813-1860)
Mother:  Nancy O'BRIENT / O'BRIANT (1840-1925); m. 16 Nov 1963, Person Co., NC
1.  Lucius Richard COTHRAN, b. 26 Jul 1893; d. 13 Aug, 1930, NC
2.  Robert O. COTHRAN, b. Sep 1896
3.  Minnie COTHRAN, b. Apr 1898
4.  Ray COTHRAN, b. 1901
5.  Lillie COTHRAN, b. 1909
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1.  State of North Carolina.  1977.  An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives.  North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC (online at Ancestry.com):
Groom: Isaah Cates
Bride: Nancy Obrient
Bond Date: 16 Nov 1863
Bond #: 000109640
County: Person
Bondsman: John D Cates

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Virginia A. CATES (æ 9, b. NC) is living in Flat River Twp., Person Co., NC (p. 193B), with her widowed mother, Nancy CATES (æ 37, b. NC), plus siblings.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 34):  Flat River Twp., Person Co., NC, Roll, p. 54A, SN 3, SD 5, ED 75, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
55 55 Cathran Charles Head W M May 1871 28 M 8     NC NC NC Farmer   Y Y Y O F F 31
    _______ Jimie Wife W F Feb 1874 25 M 8 3 3 NC NC NC     Y Y Y        
    _______ L R Son W M Jul 1892  6 S       NC NC NC at school 3 N N Y        
    _______ R O Son W M Sep 1896  3 S       NC NC NC                  
    _______ Mimie Dau W F Apr 1898  2 S       NC NC NC                  

5.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

7.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

8.  North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Charles W. Cothran Jannie A Cothran
Date of Birth: May 6th 1922 Feb, 18th, 1871
Birthplace: N.C. Person Co, N.C.
Date of Death: Oct. 21st, 1922 Jan, 31st, 1945
Age: 52 yrs 5 mos 15 dys 74 yrs 11 mos 13 dys
Place of Death: Flat River Township
Pearson County, N.C.
Quewhiffle Township
Hoke County, N.C.
Cause of Death: myocarditis | intoxication breast cancer
Usual Residence: R#2 Timberlake, N.C. Aberdeen, N.C. (R.F. #1)
Marital Status: Single Wodowed (sic)
Name of Spouse: Mrs. Jennie Cothran Charles W. Cothran
Name of Father: Richard Cothran Isiar Cates
Birthplace of Father: N.C. N.C.
Name of Mother: Cornelia Clemont Nancy Cates
Birthplace of Mother: N.C. N.C.
Occupation: Tobacco Farmer Domestic
Name of Informant: Mrs. Jennie Cothran
R#2 Timberlake, N.C.
L.R. Cothran
Aberdeen, N.C. (R.F.D. #1.)
Date of Burial: 10-23-1922 2-1-46
Place of Burial: C.W. Cothran Family Cemty. Ashley Heights Cemetery

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com, respectively).

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