Lee County Biography

ELMER COTTON


- Farmer, Hamilton Township, Lee County, Ill., was born in Vermilion County, Ill., April 13, 1862, son of Henry and Elizabeth G. Cotton. During the year 1881 Mr. Cotton worked in the coal mines and then removed to McLean County, Ill., where he conducted a rented farm for seven years, and afterwards purchased 240 acres upon which he lived until 1901. Coming to Lee County in the latter year, he bought his present 240-acre farm. Mr. Cotton was married March 4, 1886, to Mary E., daughter of William and Electa Wright, of McLean County, Ill., and of this union two children--William H. (deceased) and Charles E--have been born. In politics Mr. Cotton is a Republican.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1904 History of Lee County Illinois edited by Mr. A.C. Bardwell

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