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Farmer Cotton

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The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).

Tolman ("Tom") Cotton Senior (Third Age 2941 – Fourth Age 19, aged 99 years) was a respected Hobbit of the Shire, who played an important part in rallying the Shire-hobbits during the last days of the War of the Ring. He became Sam Gamgee's father-in-law through his daughter Rose. Other children of Tom and Lily Cotton were Tolman Jr., Wilcome ("Jolly"), Bowman ("Nick") and Carl ("Nibs").


From Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person"