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Dr. William Marion Cotton, son of Leonard Cotton, was born at Farmington, November 25. 1851. He attended the district schools of his native town. In early life he followed farming. Having studied veterinary surgery he engaged in practice at Mendon, New York, in partnership with Thomas Gardner. After the partnership was dissolved he continued in practice alone at Williamson, New York, for two years, at Wolworth. New York, for five years, and at Victor, New York, for the past eleven years. He stands high in his profession and is well known and greatly esteemed in the community in which he lives. In politics he is a Democrat. He was a member of the Lodge of Good Templars of Victor until the lodge disbanded, and is a member of the Society of Friends.
Dr. Cotton married, January 6, 1876, Amy Ann, daughter of Wyman and Hannah (Gardner) Johnson. Children: 1. Benjamin. born at Farmington, married Nellie Heath, of Victor, New York; four children : Harold, Russell, Myra, George. 2. Bertha May, married Joseph Schooley and has three children : Lillia, Ora Lee, Donald. 3. William M.. married Elizabeth Anderson, and has one child, Sunderland. 4. Helen A. 5. Homer W.