Biography of Gorton P. Willett


Willett, Groton P., North Collins, was born in North Collins in September, 1830. His father, William Willett, came from Macedon, N. Y., to Erie county in 1818 and was among the pioneers. He married Aithea. daughter of Elijah Pratt. He died in 1866. Groton P. Willett was educated in the common schools, and has made agriculture his study and life's work, and is one of the farmers in Erie county who follow scientific methods in their farming. In 1853 he married Miss Esther, daughter of Lemuel White, who was one of the first settlers in the town of North Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Willett have two sons, Eugene and Floyd, both farmers in Erie county. Mr. Willett served as assessor for six years, and takes great interest in all educational and religious institutions.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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