Farmer and stock-raiser on section 35 . The subject of this sketch was born in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, May 8, 1833. He moved with his parents to Illinois in 1865, where he remained until 1880, when he came to Guthrie county and settled on section 35, Beaver township. He was married January 19, 1864, to Miss Robina McClure, a daughter of William McClure. He was again married in 1876 to Anna Chapman, of Guthrie county.
They have two children–Edith and Eunice. Mrs. Cottrell’s father, who first settled on the farm now owned by Giles Cotrell in 1868, was a soldier of the rebellion, having enlisted in Company E, 40th Iowa infantry. He was a native of Ohio, and was married in Indiana in 1847. He died in 1876, leaving a wife and six children, the former now living in Carroll county, Iowa.
Source: History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens ; History of Iowa : embracing accounts of the prehistoric races, and a brief review of its civil, political and military history; Springfield, Ill: Continental Hist. Co., 1884.