I'm researching the Cotton Family line. I have information that says Aylett's father was John Cotton, b. 1793, and mother was Catharine Parkhurst, grandson of John Cotton and a descendant of the Rev. John Cotton who settled in Boston, Mass. in 1633.I'm stumped from there.Information for Aylett Cotton says he was an attorney and a congressman from Iowa (his family moved there around 1840).