Biography of William Gorton
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Gorton, William, son of Silas, was born in the town of Corning, in 1822. The grandfather, Peleg Gorton, was one of the original six purchasers of the town; he resided in Rensselaer county and was killed by a runaway team before he could move here. William has always been a farmer, and since 1881 has owned and resides on what is known as the old Gibson farm. In 1863 he married Helen Thompson, also a native of Steuben county, and they have had five children: William H. Clay, who died in 1880, aged sixteen years; Robert L.; Silas; Wesley; and Agnes.

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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