Biographical Sketch of Richard A. Tuttle

(VIII) Richard A., son of Anson S. Tuttle, was born at Farmington, November 28, 1864. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. During his boyhood he worked on his father’s farm, and at the age of nineteen he succeeded to the farm. In 1897 he sold it to his brother, Joseph W. Tuttle, and bought out the other heirs of his mother’s farm, the Smith homestead, consisting of ninety-three acres, and since then has followed farming on this place. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Orthodox Friends Society, and active in church work. He married, December 8, 1897, Lucy Whipple, born in Farmington, November 22, 1876, only child of Franklin and Carrie (Cotton) Whipple. Her father, Franklin Whipple, was born at Farmington, in 1852; was a decorator and painter, a Republican in politics, and a member of the Orthodox Friends Society; married, in 1874, Carrie Cotton, who was born February 28, 1852. F. H. Cotton, father of Carrie Cotton, was born in Farmington, in 1820, and died in 1903; was a Republican, a member of the Orthodox Friends; owned a farm of one hundred and forty-five acres at Farmington. The great-grandmother of Mrs. Tuttle on the maternal side was Jane Cheeseborough, born in Genesee county, in June, 1826, and died January 29, 1894. Isaac Cotton, father of F. H. Cotton, married Charity Bennett, and died in 1862. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle: Anson H., born at Farmington, July 24. 1894; Richard F., February 25, 1902.

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