Cotten, Jamies L, Dd
Cotten, Jamies L., D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Edgecombe County, N.C., June 1, 1817. He was remarkable in early life for his purity of character, tender sensibilities, and ardent feelings; developed rapidly in mental culture, and became a complete English scholar; experienced religion in his young manhood, and in 1845 entered the Alabama Conference; passed up through all the grades of circuit rider, station preacher, and presiding elder, until his death, in 1872 or 1873. Dr. Cotten possessed a powerful and well-cultured intellect, an imperial imagination, an unquenchable zeal, and an amiable disposition. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1873, page 827.