Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Potter Family in Morrow County, Ohio, 1880

This is from the History of Morrow County, Ohio, published in 1880, page 552:

DAVID POTTER, farmer; PO Mt.Gilead; was born in Yorkshire, England, about 1811, and lived there until 1838 following farming and general albor; he then came to Ohio, and worked at farming in this vicinity; in October, 1839, he married miss Elizabeth Melott, who was born in Monroe, Co, Ohio, and came to this county when 12 years of age.

About the year 1858, Mr. Potter settled on his present place, and has lived on the same ever since. Of their nine children, but four are living... Hannah, now Mrs. George Pinyerd, of this vicinity; Martha E, now Mrs. W. F. Finley, of Jay Co, Indiana; Henry, living in this vicinity, and Charles E., living at home.

Mrs. Potter's parents, Samuel and Massie (Straight) Melott, were natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, mrs. Melott being born at Straighstville, which was named after her father, one of the pioneers of that locality. She died in Monroe Co; he then married Mrs. Wink, formerly Miss Mary Truex, and they came to this vicinity in 1831, where he died in March, 1868; Mrs. Melott is living on the old homestead.

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