WILLIAM HORACE HOTCHKISS is one of Buffalo's foremost lawyers, noted as a publicist, while in the field of bankruptcy law he has a national reputation.

The Hotchkiss family during early Colonial times settled in Connecticut, having migrated there from England as a part of the New Haven Colony. Jason Hotchkiss was a soldier in the Revolutionary army, serving in a Connecticut regiment, as did his father, also named Jason. Rufus Hotchkiss, son of Jason Hotchkiss, Jr., removed from New England to Hampton, Washington County, N. Y., where he was a farmer and well known citizen. His son, Horace Hotchkiss, was also a farmer, and lived at Hampton, where he died in 1880. He married Diadama Pierce, who was descended from a Massachusetts family, her grandfather having been one of the Minute Men in the Revolution.

SOURCE: Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I