Cotton, Joseph an English Baptist minister, was born at Derby, February 24, 1810, and attended the preaching of the Reverend J.G. Pike, under whom he was converted and baptized. He studied for the ministry under the Rev; Thomas Stevenson, at Loughborough. He was successively pastor at Isleham, Barton, Holbeach, and Woodhouse Eaves, and in each place his earnest efforts to do good were greatly blessed. He died November 19, 1868.