Monday, September 17, 2012

Miscellaneous Potter Information

In my Potter Profiles, issue 6 in 1986 (page 29), I included information shared with me by Paul Haynes, a faithful contributor and reader of Profiles. Paul wrote that he'd found "a half sheet of yellowed paper, called the Potter Family Record, contributed by Mrs. Alberta V. Dennis, 510 Eugene Place, Garden City, KS, 67846; and it was written on the back of an old song book belonging to Minerva Jane (Potter) Vincent."

Here are the Potters listed:
    Henderson Potter, b. 11 Jan 1821 in TN; d. 13 Dec 1876
    Elizie Jane Potter, b. 24 Aug 1827 in KY; d. 13 Sep 1875
    James Richard Potter, b. 24 Sep 1844
    Sarah Francis Potter, b. 27 Oct 1847
    Nancy Ann Potter, b. 8 Aug 1849
    Thomas Jackson Potter, b. 27 Nov 1851
    Manurvie Jane Potter, b. 9 Dec 1854
    William Henderson Potter, b. 9 Jan 1857
    Armarintha Abbugil Potter, b. 25 May 1859
    Kisiah Allice Potter, b. 31 May 1861
    Allen Andrew R.G. Potter, b. 25 Dec 1863
    David Sherman Potter, b. 30 Apr 1866
    Cintha Ellen Potter, b. 10 Nov 1868

    Nancy Ann Potter was married 2 Aug 1866 to T.H.B. Breashers

Hope this stray bit of Potter information helps somebody searching for their Potter ancestors who has a Vincent or Breashers connection.


  1. When Henderson Ellison Potter was born on June 11, 1821, his father, James, was 24 and his mother, Susan, was 22. He married Elizie Jane Hall in 1844. They had 11 children in 24 years. He died on December 13, 1876, in Bolivar, Missouri, at the age of 55, and was buried in Missouri.

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  3. When Nancy Ann Potter was born on August 8, 1849, in Ozark, Missouri, her father, Henderson, was 28 and her mother, Elizie, was 21. She married Thomas Henderson Benton Breshears on August 2, 1866, in Polk, Missouri. They had five children in 16 years. She died on August 1, 1931, in Star, Idaho, at the age of 81, and was buried in Boise, Idaho.