Biography of Jonathan Cottrell, Jr.
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Cottrell, jr., Jonathan, one of the most worthy farmers and estimable men of West Hoosick, was born in 1843. His father, Jonathan Cottrell, also a native here and lifelong resident, died when Jonathan, jr., was but a boy. He is a descendant of an old Rhode Island family; his grandfather, Samuel Cottrell, was one of the first settlers here. He has always been engaged in farming and once operated 400 acres. In politics he is a Democrat. He married in 1866 Mary, daughter of James Pine, one of the oldest local families.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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