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Zachariah COTTON
Mary Ann STROUP
Husband:  Zachariah KETTENRING / KETRON / CATRON / COTTON
Birth:  10 Aug 1801, NC
Death:  1857, presumably in Owen Co., IN

Secondary sources are assuming that Zachariah's surname derived, like CATRON, from KETTENRING.  I'm not certain this is a valid assumption.

Marriage:  ca. 1820
Wife:  Mary Ann STROUP
Birth:  1796/7, Wythe Co., VA
Death:  1855, presumably in Owen Co., IN
Father:  John Peter STROUP
Mother:  Maria Magdalena WENRICH
Children:
born in VA, possibly in Russell Co., VA:
1.  (Daughter A) COTTON, b. 1820-25
2.  (Daughter B) COTTON, b. 1820-25
3.  (Daughter C) COTTON, b. 1825-30
4.  Jesse Ray COTTON, b. 27 May 1827; d. 27 Dec 1912, Coos Co., OR
5.  John COTTON, b. 1831; d. by 1840

born in Jefferson Twp., Owen Co., IN:
6.  Lewis / Louis COTTON, b. 1835/6
7.  Zachariah COTTON, b. 1836/7 or 19 Jan 1835; d. 20 Dec 1902
8.  Andrew COTTON, b. 14 May 1838; d. 15 Feb 1903, Sullivan Co., MO
9.  Mary Jane COTTON, b. 1839/40

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Zachariah COTTON
Birth: About 1799, North Carolina
Marriage: About 1825, Russell, Virginia
Spouse: Mary A. STROUP
Birth: About 1797, Russell, Virginia; Death: About 1855, Vandalia, Owen, Indiana
Child-1: Jesse Ray COTTON; Birth: About 1827, Russell, Virginia
Child-2: John COTTON; Birth: About 1831, Russell, Virginia
Source: patron submission

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 78 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 VA Russell Co. Roll 199 p. 143 Ln. 19 Cotton Zachariah 100 010 - 120 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Jesse (b. 1827)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Zachariah (b. 1801)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter C
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1796/7) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3-4 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 IN Owen Co. Jefferson Twp. Roll 89 pp. 109B-110A/212-213 Ln. 25 Zachariah Cotton 221 001 - 101 100 100 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Andrew (b. 1837/8)
= Zachariah (b. 1836/7)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Louis (b. 1835/6)
= John (b. 1831)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Jesse (b. 1827)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Zachariah (b. 1801) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Mary Jane (b. 1839/40)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter C
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A or B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1796/7) 
2 persons employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 29):  Jefferson District, Owen Co., IN, Roll M432_164, p. 129B, 626/626, enumerated 21 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1850:  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
626 626 Zachariah Cotton 50 M W Farmer 1000 North Carolina 1 4
    Mary A 53 F W     Virginia    
    Louis 14 M W     Indiana    
    Zachariah 13 M W     Do    
    Andrew 12 M W     Do    
    Mary J 10 F W     Do    
How can only Zachariah have been "married within the year" (Column 10), especially when his wife wasn't?  This enumerator also mis-used Column 11 (i.e., it should have been blank for our subject with, instead, a tick mark for each of his four children).  On both counts, we have to figure the enumerator either hadn't been instructed adequately or hadn't listed to his instructions.

6.  Sally's Family Place Mulberry Grove (www.sallysfamilyplace.com). 

7.  Messages posted to the Cotton Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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