Cottrells of New England

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  • ID: I513024921
  • Name: Roswell Fenner COTTRELL
  • Given Name: Roswell Fenner
  • Surname: Cottrell
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 Jan 1814 in Brookfield, Ny
  • Death: 22 Mar 1892
  • Change Date: 19 Mar 2002 1
  • Note:
    Roswelle Fener Cottrell when 19 years old accompanied his parents to Mill Grove, N.Y.. They traveled much of the way on the Erie Canal, Rosewelle taking his shift driving the team of horses on the towpath.
    At Mill Grove he was married and taught in npublic schools for ten years. Soon afater ariving in Mill Grove , he was one of those who witnessed the notaable metor shower of Oct 13, 1833. With his father and other members of the family, Roswell was deeply interested in the messasge of William Miller, but did not identify himself with it, believing that God would hearle jis second coming, the messangers would be observers of the seventh day Advent.

    In 1851 Rosewelle and other members of his family became Seventh Day Adventists, and from then until his death was a constant contributor of the "Review & Hearld". Soon after accepting the message of Christs imminent return he entered the ministry full time, and for a time serving as President of the N.Y. Conference. when he died funeeral services were held by Eldeer S. H. Lane, Among other things he said: "The faith (of SDA) became precious to him, and he has been as true to it as the needle to the pole. As a writer, both in prose and poetry, he had but few equals. The entire denomination has become familiar with the initials 'R, F. C.' His poetry has been read and sung with delight everywhere"

    In 1951 Elder W.A. Spicer paid this tribute to the memory of "our pioneer, Eld. Cottrell he endeared himself to us young people at the old headquaters in Michigan as chaplin of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. He gave us hyms we loved to sing. The first him our missionaries translated for China's non-Christian people was Elder Cottrell's hym of creation " The God That Made The Earth and All The Worlds On High"

    In speaking of his writing this tribute continues; "He held that pen literally to the last." It was said on his last night. "He wrote nearly all night". Just at the last he wanted to rise to offer prayer. When assured he had not the strength to rise, he prayed on his bed with his family around him, then like a tired pilgrim and a battle worn soldier, he dropped in the peacefull slumber of death

    Following are a few stanzas of his well known poem, "It's Jewish"

    In from the Bible we present
    The Sabath's meaning and intent
    This answers every argument-
    It's Jewish

    Though the apostles Luke and Paul
    Continue still this rest to call
    'The Sabbaath day', this answers all
    It's Jewish

    O the woh thus God's day abuse
    Sim;ly because it was kept by Jews
    The Savior, Too, you must refuse
    He's Jewish

    The scriptuse, then you must expect
    For the same reason you reject
    If you just stop to recollect
    They're Jewish

    But when old earth shall pass away
    And be renewed-the Sabbaath day
    Honored by all-None then shall say
    It's Jewish

    That precious gift to man first given
    E'er he from Paradise was driven
    Will be accepted as from heaven
    Not Jewish




    Father: John COTTRELL b: 20 Oct 1779 in Westerly, Ri
    Mother: Mary (Polly) STILLMAN b: 20 Oct 1779 in Hoplinton, Ri

    Marriage 1 Catherine HARVEY b: 17 Oct 1818
    • Married: 17 Mar 1835 in Mill Grove, Ny
    • Note:
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      Rosewelle and other members of his family became Seventh Day Adventists in 1851 and from that time until his death he was a constant contributer to the "Review & Hearld". Soon after becoming a Seventh Day Adventist he entered the ministry, devoting full time to preaching aand writing, and for a time serving as president of the N.Y. Conference.

      Rosewelle and other members of his family became Seventh Day Adventists in 1851 and from that time until his death he was a constant contributer to the "Review & Hearld". Soon after becoming a Seventh Day Adventist he entered the ministry, devoting full time to preaching aand writing, and for a time serving as president of the N.Y. Conference.

      Rosewelle and other members of his family became Seventh Day Adventists in 1851 and from that time until his death he was a constant contributer to the "Review & Hearld". Soon after becoming a Seventh Day Adventist he entered the ministry, devoting full time to preaching aand writing, and for a time serving as president of the N.Y. Conference.
    Children
    1. Has Children Willet S. COTTRELL b: Abt 1836
    2. Has Children Frank COTTRELL
    3. Has No Children Thomas F. COTTRELL b: Abt 1839
    4. Has Children Nancy M. COTTRELL b: Abt 1842
    5. Has Children James U. COTTRELL b: Abt 1848

    Sources:
    1. Author: Lydia Cottrell
      Title: Cottrell Family History
      Publication: Printing arranged by Eva Thomas 2284 Hewitt St. San Jacinto CA

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