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Leonard, son of Isaac Cotton, was born in Farmington in 1822, and was educated there in the public schools and the :Macedon Center Academy. He learned the trade of carpenter and was also a farmer. From the age of fifteen he supported himself and engaged in business before he was of age. In politics he was a Whig. He was a member of the Society of Friends. He married Amy Ann Gardner, born at Farmington, in 1828, died in the spring of 1873. he died in the fall of 1872. Elisha Gardner. her father, married a Patterson. Children, born at Farmington. 1. Leonard L., born in 1848; married Parmelia Mitchell, of Buffalo, New York; children: William, Robert, Mary, Blanche, who died aged three years, and Andrew. 2. Sarah Elizabeth. born in 1849, died in 190f in Farmington. 3. William Marion. mentioned elsewhere. 4. Mary L. married William Cheeseborough and had Ida, Georgie. Henry. Harvey. 5. Loren Washington, born 1854: unmarried. 6. Homer Franklin, born 1861, married Gertrude (Watson) Gardner, a widow. 7. Myron G., born 1864, married Adeline Hollenbeck.

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