|Birth||S.R. 1389 |
|Parentage||Farmer Cotton and Lily Brown|
|Siblings||Tom, Rosie, Jolly and Nick|
Carl "Nibs" Cotton was the youngest child of Tolman Cotton.
Born in S.R. 1389, Carl and his siblings spent much time in Bywater, and used to swim in the Bywater Pool with the Gamgee children often. He had not yet come of age when the Ruffians entered the Shire, so his father ordered him to guard the house with a pitch fork while his father and brothers fought in the Battle of Bywater.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Mount Doom"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"