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William Cottew, farmer and stock raiser, section 36, Adams Township, is a native of Kent, England, born Oct.
28, 1818, a son of Peter Cottew, deceased. He came to the United States in 1845 and settled in Adams Township,
La Salle Co., Ill., where he has since made his home. He was married in July, 1852, to Sara Lett, widow of Harvey
Springstead. To this ‘union were born six children, of whom three are living— Alfred, Ida and Charles William.
Alfred married Therza Boomer and has one child, named Bay Lett. He is a resident of this township. Mrs. Cottew
had one child by her former husband, who is now deceased. Mr. Cottew is the owner of 192 acres of choice land in
this township and his wife owns 109 acres.
History of La Salle County, Illinois
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