The following letter is to Edith Clemens from C.A. Cotton, written on stationery from the King County Washington Engineering Department
County Engineers Office
Jan. 27, 1923
My dear Mrs. Clemens,
Many thanks for your letter of the 15th and also for sending my family history letter to your cousin, Mr. F.O. Cotton for reference. I have not heard from him as yet, but hope to do so soon.
I hope we can be of mutual assistance to one another. Samuel Cotton married a Miss Dresser, and Rowland a Kezia Holt. I have been trying to run down the Dresser and Holt lines in order to obtain their parentage and so connect up with Pomfret, CT or Charlestown lines. It is a tedious process.
Later on, I expect to unite to some Cottonville and Griswold, Iowa Cottons (via the Postmaster) and may obtain some information from that source.
Did I tell you that recently I have completed proof of descent from Peregrine White (son of William and Susanna (Fuller) White) of the "Mayflower", born on board in Cape Cod Harbor, December 11, 1620? The N.Y. Society of "Mayflower Descendants" has accepted that line.
All of my direct lines of descent are complete except Holts and Dressers. Thanking you again, I am
Very truly yours,
Should you write again, may I not have your own from Rowland?