Biography of Jay C. Cottrell
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Cottrell, Jay C., is the eldest of the Cottrell brothers, and conducts the well known Cottrell Vafley Stock Farm, one and one half miles west of Hoosick Falls. They made a specialty of thoroughbred short horn cattle, Shropshire and Merino sheep. Mr. Cottrell was born in Hoosick in 1869, where he spent his boyhood and has since been engaged in farming. His father, the late Sherman Cottrell, was until his death a correspondent for agricultural papers. The correspondence has been continued by Jay on the same topics for the American Agriculturist. He is also correspondent for the local papers. Mr. Cottrell is a member of the First Baptist church, and of the Military Band, Thirty second Separate Co. In 1890 he married Georgia Agan, daughter of Lyman B. Agan of Raymertown.

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


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