Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Potters in the War of 1812

From the National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812's book, Ancestor Index, 1892-1970, compiled by E.S. Galvin, 1970, pps. 408+ is a short list of the Potter males accepted by the organization as having served in this conflict. They are: 

Benjamin Potter, 1785-1867, Lt. RI Militia, m. Elizabeth Greene
David Potter, Colored NJ troops
George Potter, 1732-1794, Pat. RI Gen Assy, 1790, m. Content Maxon
Horace Potter, 1781-1841, Surgeon OH Militia, m. Abrilla Quinby
John Potter, 1761-1865, Pvt. TN Militia, m. Mary Stout
John Potter, Seaman, PA
Joseph Ayer Potter, 1794-1863, Pvt. NY Militia, m. Rachel West
Pardon Potter, 1772-1859, Lt. RI Troops, m. Rhoda Carver
William Potter, 1794-1858, Capt. CT Militia, m. Mary Maxon
Loving Potter, Pvt. US Artillery

Then this book: Index of Awards on Claims of Soldiers of the War of 1812 in NY, 1969, p. 363:

Isaac Potter,  Alfred Potter,  Benjamin A. Potter,  David Potter,  Daniel W. Potter,  Edward Potter,  Henry Potter (x2), James Potter (x3), John Potter,  Joseph Potter,  Samuel Potter,  Stephen M. Potter,  Varnum Potter,  William Potter (x4), Willis Potter.

NOTE: These were men living in New York only.

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