Albert was apparantly born Albert LaFond according to the marriage records of Guillaume and Flavie (William and Flora). His parents were Henry and Maia Bottom, both probably born around 1800.
1860 United States Federal Census: Potsdam, Saint Lawrence, New York
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[Source: Email 20030630JD "the records come from the Ste. Anne de Centreville of Mooers Forks...Guillamaume Lajamble (age 20), s/o Joseph Lajamble & Elise Rabideau & Flavie LaFond (age 15), d/o Albert LaFond & Elise Duval". 
1860 US census - above - ancestry.com.
Naval Record: "U.S., Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891" Ancestry Record 60368 #47434 (accessed 17 November 2021) Name: Albert Bottom; Enlistment Date: Apr 1876; Enlistment Place: Sabine; Age: 16; Birth Year: 1860; Birth Place: Pottsdam, New York; Complexion: Florid; Volume: 69; Page: 146; NARA Publication Title: Weekly return of enlistments at Naval Rendezvous ("Enlistment Rendezvous"), Jan. 6, 1855-Aug. 8, 1891; NARA Publication Number: M1953; NARA Roll: 50; FHL Film Number: 2383652.
1880 Census: "1880 United States Federal Census" Year: 1880; Census Place: Potsdam, St Lawrence, New York; Roll: 927; Page: 286A; Enumeration District: 244 Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 6742 #39370635 (accessed 17 November 2021) Albert Bottom (20), married self (head), Laborer, in household of Albert Bottom (20) in Potsdam, St Lawrence, New York, USA. Born in New York.