Looking for information about William Cottam prior to 1860 in Fall River, Mass., U.S.A. and England. He married his second wife Charlotte Brien in Fall River in 1860. His fathers name was Ralph and mother was Elizabeth or Sarah. He was born about 25 May 1825 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. Children from his first wife are Alice, William Jr.(b abt. 15 Jun 1849), Ellen (b abt 1856), Alice A. (b Bet. 1856 - 1860).