Mentioned in (William) Uriah Cottle's will (13 April 1779)
along with his brother Charles Jedidiah Cottle.

[Section Three: notes concerning Charles William Cottle, son of Uriah
and probable ancestor of all of the the Cottles who stayed in (W)VA.]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Estimated year of birth anywhere from 1762 to 1765. Other estimates
of 1747 are erroneous. Apparently the last of 3 children Uriah Cottle
had by his first wife.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- and to my Son William I give my bay two year old Colt with
- a bleas Face ... (13 April 1779)
(excerpt from Uriah Cottle's will inserted here for documentation)

p.132 4/20/1784, William Cottle produced sufficient proof to this
court that he is the heir at law of Didi Cottle who was enlisted
during the late war and killed in the service, which is ordered
to be certified (to the auditors of Public Accounts.p. 29).
[Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County (W)V Records, Vol. I Athens:
Iberian Press, 1988.] Second section (parenthesized) from Sue Haley.

1785 April 20 Court Wm. Arbuckle assee of Wm. Cottle assee of James
Morrow assee of Ambrose Williams VS John Ewing in debt, [Greenbrier
Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S. Stinson.p 42]

p.155 7/19/1785, ordered to be certified that Elizabeth Cottle,
mother of Dide Cottle, deceased, proved to this court that the
said Dide listed into Continental service in June 1779 and that
William Cottle, brother of the said Dide is the lawful heir of
the said deceased.
[Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County (W)V Records, Vol. I Athens:
Iberian Press, 1988.]
(Note: it is quite probable that Elizabeth was their _step_ mother.)

p.11 8/10/1785, William Cottle, 2 horses, 1 cow to James Richards
for 1 military certificate of pounds 24:6:8.

p.163 3/25/1786, William Johnston versus William Cottle,
judgement - 2 pounds.
[Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County (W)V Records, Vol. I Athens:
Iberian Press, 1988.]

1786 May 17 Uriah Cottle sale (Will Book VI 1777-1833 Greenbrier Co.) Exec.
Jan Henderson, Wm. Poage. Buyers Helper Vachub, G. Blackburn, Henry Davis,
Ray Luddington, Rob Armstrong, John Lewis, John Williams. Noted horse and
gun willed to Udigah (Jedidiah) Cottle and William Cottle. (Note: William
got the horse and Charles Jedidiah got the gun.)

Greenbrier County 1786 Tax List:
William Cottle, 1 tithe, 1 horse.

Court of Thursday 23 November 1786: William Cottle Plff. vs William Boggs
Deft. in debt. William Clendinen came into Court and undertook for the
deft. that in case he shall be cast in this suit, he shall satisfy and
pay the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in exe-
cution for the same, or that he the said Clendinen will do it for him.
William Arbuckle asse. Pff. vs. John Ewing and William Cottle Defts. in
case. William Varner undertook for the deft. Cottle as in the next above.

Court of Tuesday, 29 March 1787: James Jordan asse. of Joseph Kernes vs
William Cottle and Hugh Kinkead for 3-10-0 due by note. Defts summoned
and served with a copy of the petition and solemnly called but came not,
court orders petitioner to recover against the deft. the 3 pounds and 10
shillings, plus costs.

Court of Wednesday 30 May 1787: William Cottle Plff vs ---- Jordan deft.,
motion for injunction. Injunction granted deft. to stay the proceedings
obtained against him at common law til the matter can be heard in equity
upon his complying with the law by entering into bond with sufficient
security in the Clerk's office within 20 days, whereupon the plff. filed
his bill and it is ordered that a subpoena issue.

Court of Thursday 31 May 1787: William Cottle Plff. vs William Boggs deft.,
in debt, same as next above (Suit dismissed by agreement of the parties.).

Greenbrier County 1787 Tax List B:
William Cottle, 1 tithe, 1 horse, 18 cows.

Court of Tuesday, 26 August 1788: William Arbuckle asse. Plff. vs John
Ewing and William Cottle Deft., in Case. Received 12 shillings for costs
on a former trial.

1788 August 28(??) Court Petition of William Arbuckle vs William Cottle for
3 4s (3 pounds 4 shillings) due
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p69

Court of Friday, 29 August 1788: Petition of William Arbuckle vs William
Cottle for 3 pounds 4 shillings due by an assumpsit, the same judgement as
the next above for 3 pounds 4 shillings with interst (sic) from 12 Oct 1784
until paid, plus costs.

1788 November 26 Jury called..Wm. Cottle...
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p75

Monroe County Deed Book DC
p. 198 1/31/1806, William Cottle of Kanawha County to Lewis Stuart of
Greenbrier County. William Cottle indebted to William Rennick $1000 -
Lewis Stuart 1000 acres in Kanawha County on North Branch Gauley River
known as Cherrytree Meadows granted to William Cottle 10/31/1788.
(note the highlighted year)

Court of Tuesday 31 March 1789: William Arbuckle Plff. vs William Cottle,
Ambrose Williams, and James Morrow defts., in case. Jury selected: Thomas
Gratton, James Boggs, James Farler, Samuel Peck, Adam Barry, William OHara,
Francis Watkins, Samuel Morrow, Mark Lacy, Peter Shoemaker, John Beard, and
Samuel Taylor. Deft. found innocent. Plff. to take nothing for his false
clamour. Deft. to recover against the plff. their defense costs.

Court of Saturday 29 August 1789: Petition of Wm. Blair vs Wm. Cottle is
dismissed, petitioner not further prosecuting.

1790 September 3 Court Thomas Gratton assee of John Patterson asse of
Christopher Brian asse of Ge. Shaw, asse of Wm. Cottle vs Ambrose Williams.
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p105

1791 September 2 Court Wm.Cottle vs John Patterson
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p121

18 Oct 1791 Land Bounty Warrant #4533 (William Cottle's) surveyer
directed to lay off 200 acres for Cottle's assignee William McClung.
Cottle listed as private Virginia line. Unsure if this is based on
William Cottle's service or if it is based on his brother Jedidiah's
service. (See above wherein William was proved heir of Jedidiah.)

1792 March 27 Wm. Cottle vs James Jurdain
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p 124

1794 March 27 Court John McCue vs Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p155

1795 April 28 Court Wm. Cottle for 2-16-8 due by note.
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p165

Greenbrier County 1796 Tax List:
William Cottle - 1 tithe, 1 horse

1796 August 31 Court Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p191

1797 March 28 Court Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p201

1797 June 27 Court Wm. Cottle ordered to view way from Jacob Chapman to
Gauley River.
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p208

1797 June 28 Court Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p210

1797 August 31 Court Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p211

1797 August 31 Court Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p212

1798 February 27 Court Grand Jury includes Wm. Cottle
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by
Helen S. Stinson p218

1798 April 25 Court Wm. Cottle assee of Edward Rea vs Peter Blake
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen S.
Stinson p222

[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]
p. 160 James Morrow, sale, 7/1/1798. Thomas Wilson, James Morrow, Jr.;
William Cottle, James Morrow, James Hannah.

1798 August Court William Cottle paid for 3 days as a witness
Greenbrier Co. WVA Court Orders 1780-1850 transcribed by Helen
S. Stinson p228

p. 145 6/14/1813 William Cottle & wife, Hannah Cottle, late Hannah
Campbell, 187 acres for $5 to Nathan Gillilan adjoining Christopher
Wahop, John Handley. Land conveyed to John Campbell by William Elliot
& wife, Rebecca, in 1796. Hannah being the daughter of John Campbell
by his will of 9/1/1798.
Wit.: William Renick, William H. Hanna, William Armstrong.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]


Greenbrier County 1799 Tax List:
William Cottle - 1 tithe, 6 horses

p. 57 10/29/1799, Thomas Lane of Berkley County Virginia via power of
attorney to Alexander Welch 200 acres for 5 shillings to Peter Burr on
Gauley river part of survey of William Gilliland and William Cottle,
assignee of Joseph May on bank of Rock Camp Creek.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]

Kanawha County (W)VA 1800 Census:
William Cottle - 1 white male over 16 and 2 horses.

p. 77 9/28/1802 William Renick & wife, Pheby, of Davis County,
Tennessee, 370 acres for 5 shillings to Francis Ludington in Big
Levels granted to Mary Richard, William Renick in 1787, adjoining
Robert Armstrong. Wit.: Joseph Hanna, William Cottle, Joseph Ross.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]

p. 81 5/12/1803 George Malohan & wife, Nancy, of Kanawha County,
353 acres for 5 shillings to Thomas Jones adjoining Burns, Lewis,
& Williams, Joseph McClung.
Wit.: C. William Cottle, James Robinson, George Molohan, Jr.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]

p. 84 10/22/1803 John Mathews & James William Mathews to William
Renick for 650 pounds, Negroes: George, age 40 & Flora, Hannah,
Delphia, Jack, Henry, Caty, all children of Hannah, furniture,
livestock, etc.
Wit.: Joseph Hannah, William Cottle, Joseph Meze.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]

p. 95 1/1/1804 William Cottle md. Hannah Campbell
[Shuck, Larry. Greenbrier County Marriages]

1804 January 15 William Cottle married Hannah Campbell by John Pinnell
Greenbrier Co."The Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society"
Volume V, Number 2 1988 Page 31

Monroe County Deed Book DC
p. 198 1/31/1806, William Cottle of Kanawha County to Lewis Stuart of
Greenbrier County. William Cottle indebted to William Rennick $1000 -
Lewis Stuart 1000 acres in Kanawha County on North Branch Gauley River
known as Cherrytree Meadows granted to William Cottle 10/31/1788.

p. 374 District Court Deeds: 1/31/1806, William Cottle of Kanawha to
Lewis Stuart of Greenbrier, $1000 for 1000 acres on Cherrytree
Meadows of Gauley River in trust.
Witnesses: Allen Taylor, Charles McClung, John Mathews.
[Shuck, Larry. Greenbrier County (W)V Records]

Greenbrier 21st July 1810
In the inquiry of the 2nd Inst in which you inform that you need
application of the proper department at the instance of Wm. Cottle
for his claim for military service performed by his brother Jediah
Cottle - for answer you say you (illegible word) that if year incon-
sistent on the application to prove that Judigah was enlisted giving
the year and that he served to the end of the same & all which has
been done twice and more(?) for he proved himself to be heir at law
of the said Jedijah as he was the only full brother - all the neces-
sary papers was first put into the hand of General Moore by me Col.
Buford's certificate of Judjah being enlisted being the (illegible)
and of his being killed at his defeat. Mr. Moore will inform you that
this is the case but he mislaid them. I got the necessary proofs a
second time together with Mr. Moore's affidavit that he had the above
papers (illegible) and Col. Buford's 2nd certificate all which I put
in the hand of Mr. Wilson(?) and he told me that he had made appli-
cation and that he had the business completely done and had a proper
entry made at the proper place and that there was nothing waiting(?)
but (several illegible). It appears that Judiah Cottle was killed
that day (illegible) Masrch from the time that he inlisted during the
war but he had been some time in the service before - It was before
that this read(?) one years pay coming to J. Cottle when he was killed
which William Cottle explained to (illegible) but that will merit
proof (illegible) just inform that the people here generally are often
(much of the rest illegible including the signature).

ps. I think Mr Wilson could not be mistaken about Mr Cottle's claim
if you will be so good as to Enq(uire) of some others at the
Clerk's perhaps we will find the entry drawn(?) for that purpose.

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1810 Kanawha County census: Cottle, William: 20101-01201-01
(2 males under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 male and 2 females 16-26,
1 male and 1 female over 45, 1 slave.)

p. 145 6/14/1813 William Cottle & wife, Hannah Cottle, late Hannah
Campbell, 187 acres for $5 to Nathan Gillilan adjoining Christopher
Wahop, John Handley. Land conveyed to John Campbell by William Elliot
& wife, Rebecca, in 1796. Hannah being the daughter of John Campbell
by his will of 9/1/1798.
Wit.: William Renick, William H. Hanna, William Armstrong.
[Shuck, Larry G., compiler. Greenbrier County Deed & Will Records,
Volume 5. Athens: GA, Iberian, 1992.]

> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Here are some excerpts re Charles William Cottle that I mentioned.
> Thank Billy Gates for Windows and cut and paste...(from Linda Duffy)

History of Nicholas Co by William Griffee Brown:
p. 16 - " Cottle Knob was named for C. W. Cottle, a man prominent in the
settlement of the county. He had a cattle farm in the glades near by."

p 33 - " C. W. Cottle had come to Strouds Glades at an early date. The
natural meadows furnished abundant pasturage and hay for his stock, and
he became the first successful cattleman in the county. The Glades were
soon known as Cottle Glades and the high hill to the west became Cottle
Knob. He was an energetic business man, widely and favorably known, and
was Sheriff of Kanawha County a short time before Nicholas County was
organized."

p 34 - " In 1814 the population of Kanawha County was about five
thousand. The law of Virginia provided that a new County must have
a population of one thousand or more. In 1815 a committee consisting
of C. W. Cottle, Samuel Neil, Edward Ryan, and others, had drafted a
rough outline of a new County, containing the requisite population.

p 46-47 - from the memoirs of Colonel Edward Campbell published in
1883: "The organization was on the second Tuesday in April, 1818
and according to an act of the Virginia Legislature. ...Esq. (Samuel)
Neil administered the oath of office to his associates, to-wit: ...
C. W. Cottle..." The following day there was an election held for two
delegates to the General Assembly. E. Rian and C. W. Cottle were
found to be elected.

p 48 - When on April 8th the question came up for adjournment to the May
Term, Justices (8 of them) voted to meet at the Hamilton residence. The
other justices (8 including C. W. Cottle) voted to meet at "our county
seat" on the Archibald Hutchison farm. It was a complete deadlock.

p 51 - "At the May Term, 1818, Samuel Neil, William Cottle, John
Hamilton...were the justices attending."

Nicholas County Court (sometime in 1818): Robert Martin's district shall
be from William Cottle's to the Court House and include the Mumble-the-Peg
and McMillions Creek;

Message re Charles William Cottle from a good friend.

> Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 18:31:14 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Steven N. Zaricki"
> To: docottle@ukcc.uky.edu
> Subject: Charles William Cottle
>
> Doc,
>
> I consulted with the book and discovered that Charles W. Cottle served in
> the Virginia House of Delegates during the session from December 7, 1818
> to March 13, 1819. He was representing Nicholas County along with a
> gentleman named Edward Ryan.
>
> The book did not have any biographical material.
>
> Hope this helps!
>

Greenbrier Co., VA Court Orders 1780-1850 by Helen Stinson:
p 284 - December 22, 1818 - Deed from David Hanna and Rebecah Hanna his
wife to Eli Perkins for 2 pounds acre in this county and certificate
of the due acknowledge thereof by said David as the relinquishment of
dower by Rebecah as taken before Gent. Justices C. W. Cottle and Isaac
Gregory of Nicholas County and same is admitted to record.

(Hmmm, 15 days AFTER he was supposed to be in the General Assembly?
Might be he wasn't any too hot to serve! Since the next date tied to
him is the 1820 census I guess he did go ahead and serve after all.)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1820 Nicholas County Census: Charles W. Cottle 001301-1000104
(1 female under 10, 1 male 16-18, 3 males 18-26, 1 female 26-45,
1 male over 45.) (Don't know quite what the 4 is for. Slaves?)


Nicholas County (W)V Deeds:
9/3/1824 William Williams to William Cottle for $350 land on waters of
Hominy. Part of 40,000 acre survey for Andrew Brown.
(There is some question in my mind whether this is C. W. or W. D.
Cottle. C. W. would be about 60 and W. D. would be about 20.)

1850 April 29 Will Book 2 page 436-437 John Cottle of Greenbrier Co.
devisees: Margaret wife; John Burdet nephew, John C. Burdett, Joseph Cottle
brother, William Cottle brother, Sarah Hamm, Hannah Foster, Nancy Pine,
Ruth Nutter, Polly Stewart, Betsy Ellice, Elince Nelson

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '

Cottle, Charles W., member of the Virginia Legislature from Nicholas
County before (West Virginia) Statehood.

Cottle Glades, marsh in Nicholas County, probably named for C. W. Cottle
who is said to have killed the last elk in Webster County.

Cottle Knob, (alt. 3,120 feet) Nicholas County, probably named for C. W.
Cottle, who killed the last elk seen in Webster County. See sup. vol.
10-11, p. 388.**

(**) "The highway ascends a hill overlooking the Gauley; on top of Cottle
Knob a fire tower stands out against the sky.

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COTTLE, German (?). Charles William Cottle is the ancestor of the Nicholas
County Cottles. He came from Greenbrier to Nicholas, which was then Kanawha
County, about 1810. He purchased a tract of 800 acres of land in the glades,
still known as Cottle Glades. He soon had about 200 acres in meadow and engaged
in raising cattle. He is said to have sometimes wintered as many as 200
head of cattle. He was an influential citizen and was sheriff of Kanawha
County before the organization of Nicholas County. He took an active part
in the organization of Nicholas County. His name appears often in the early
records of the county.

Two of his sons, Uriah and William D. Cottle are named. The latter was one
of the justices named at the organization of the County.
(Since William D. Cottle would only have been 13 or 14 years old at the time
I rather strongly doubt that he was a justice at that juncture. Likely it was
his father instead. Other evidence seems to support that conclusion.)

The late William D. Cottle and John R. Cottle were grandsons of Charles
William Cottle. Some of their children and grandchildren live in the county.

Cottle post office and Cottle Knob are monuments to this pioneer family.
(pages 303-4)

HUTCHINSON, Scotch-Irish. Jacob Hutchinson, ancestor of the family in
Nicholas, bought a tract of land in 1798, on Muddlety from John Wooden.
Jacob and his brother, William, came to the County from Greenbrier with
C. W. Cottle. (page 336)

KYER, KIRE, German. The Kyers were among the first settlers in Nicholas County.
They came with the Cottles, Cutlips and others from the South Branch of the
Potomac across the mountains and down Gauley River to the Glades along that
river. They are listed among the refugees that fled to Donnally's Fort in
Greenbrier at the time of the massacre of the Stroud family by the Indians.
John Kyer, Augustus Kyer, and Nicholas Kyer are among the first of the name
on our early records.

In 1855 W. D. Cottle conveyed to Charles W. Kyer a tract of 200 acres in the
Cottle Glade locality.

Cottle B. Kyer, for many years a prominent teacher of the county, and James A.
Kyer, a farmer and well known citizen, are lineal descendants of this pioneer
family. (pages 345-6)

(History of Nicholas County West Virginia - William Griffee Brown - 1954.)

BRIEF HISTORY OF NICHOLAS COUNTY by J. M. Hutchinson - Transcribed and
submitted by Brenda Collins Dillon Oct 1998 - Bj04@aol.com

This gives a partial account of some of the early settlers of Nicholas
County, West Virginia. We can't be sure what settlements were made first
outside of the Morris and Sims settlements. One thing we do know is that
the killings of the Stroud family was before the Morris children were
killed. On both occasions the citizens living in the Glades went to
Donally's Fort in Greenbrier for safety. The Givens, Hamricks, Hannas,
Cutlips, Gregors, Roses, McClures, and Doyles were families that carried
their children and everything of value that they could.

William Hutchinson, a scotchman married Rebecca Warrack, a sister of
Isaac Warrack. He died at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a captain in the
Revolutionary War. After his death his wife gave birth to triplets,
Isaac, William, and Rebecca. Jacob Warrack, then of Clover Lick, raised
the children.

David Hanna married Rebecca Hutchinson and came to the Glades. Soon after
C. W. Cottle married Warrack's daughter and Jacob Hutchinson married Hanna
McMillion. Both couples soon followed.

Hanna had bought 1,000 acres of land at the Welch Glades near the present
site of Cowen. C. W. Cottle bought 1,000 acres near what is now
Camden-on-Gauley. Hutchinson bought 500 acres on McMillion Creek,
but of him we will speak later. Both of these other men did well,
each one clearing over 200 acres of land and made other improvements
and raised cattle and stock of all kinds. Both had large families that
were well respected. Cottle was High Sheriff of Kanawha County and was
one of the most influential men in the county. He, afterwards,
represented Nicholas County in the Legislature. Both men were shrewd
business men, but strange it is that both of these farms went delinquent
and was sold for taxes from time to time until they passed into the hands
of strangers, and family connections have almost disappeared. William and
John Cottle on Phillips Run are great, great grandchildren of C. W. Cottle.



Jacob Hutchinson has been previously named. He and his brother came to
this county with C. W. Cottle. William was a single man and a tanner by
trade and lived with Cottle. He helped run the tannery until they had a
dispute and Cottle whipped him and William left, going to Gallipolis,
Ohio, where he married and had a large family.