Need help distinguishing the Thomas P. Cottrell who married Lucinda Walls in 1838 from the Thomas P. Cottrell who married Ann Emery in 1837. Were they related? I assume it wasn't one man with two wives, since there's nothing in the newspapers. Looks like the first Thomas might have died before 1870 since his wife has moved in with their son Alfonso in Lynn, Mass., but find no death info. Any clarification would be appreciated.