Biography of Ambrose E. Gorton
Madison County, NY Biographies





Gorton, Ambrose E., p. o. Chittenango, leading merchant of the village of Chittenango, deals largely in a general line of goods, such as dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes, and clothing. He was born at Brookfield, Madison county, in 1832. His father was Benjamin Gorton, a manufacturer and merchant. Mr. Gorton completed a good business education at Cazenovia Seminary and soon embarked in business at this place, in fact, as early as 1856, and has been so engaged continuously since. In 1853 he married Fanny E. Atwell, daughter of Rev. James Atwell, and also a graduate of Cazenovia Seminary. Their daughter, Fanny E. Gorton, became the wife of I. B. A. Taylor of Middletown, N. Y., a prosperous merchant and holding the office of city clerk. Mr. Gorton commnads a large measure of the esteem and confidence of his townspeople. A Republican in politics; has been a member of school board, is now corporation treasurer; he was jostmaster at Chittenango for ten years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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