Biography of Samuel S. Cotton
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Cotton, Samuel S., was born September 20, 1831. His grandfather, Daniel Cotton, was born in Washington county, N. Y., where he died while quite a young man. Henry Cotton, father of Samuel S., was born in Washington county, N. Y., June 22, 1802. He married Elmira Martin, who was born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1804, by whom he had five children: Silas; Lydia Ann Collins, who was born in 1837; Samuel, as above; Daniel, of Rochester; and Julia Bowen, who was horn in 1843. He came to the town of Howard (now Fremont) in 1819, and engaged in farming and buying stock. He has held the office of assessor in the town of Howard for three years. He died in the town of Fremont, March 4, 1884, and his wife died in March, 1854. Samuel S. Cotton was educated in Alfred Academy, after which he engaged in farming and has bought a great many cattle and sheep. He owns 106 acres of land in the town of Fremont and 250 acres in Indiana. He has been supervisor of the town of Fremont for five years. He is a member of the Hornellsville chapter No. 101, F. and A. M., also a member of the I. O. O. F. No. 144, of Wallace. At Beachville, in April, 1851, he married Sarah Carrington, who was born in South Dansville, May 22, 1832. She has been a teacher in the common schools. Her father, Joel Carrington, was born in Washington county, N. Y., and died in Avoca. He was a member of the Legislature two years. Mr. and Mrs. Cotton have two children: Cameron, who was born September 8, 1852. He married Cornelia Miller, and they are living in Bath, where he is running a machine shop, and has held the office of game protector; and Josephine Hamilton, who was born October 3, 1854, and lives in Howard.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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