Monday, November 26, 2012

Eliza POTTER married Peter BOYCE in 1833 in NY

Eliza J. Potter was the daughter of Elijah and Lana Potter. She was born on 19 Sep 1813 in Jefferson County, NJ, near Sackett's Harbor. She married Peter Boyce on 3 March 1833.

Elijah Potter was born on 4 Sep 1787 in Washington County, NY, the son of William Potter and married Lana VanWormer in 1810; Lana was born 2 Jun 1793, the daughter of Jacob VanWormer, one of the early pioneers of Washington County.

William Potter was also one of the pioneers of Washington County, NY, and married Elizabeth Sherman and settled near Fort Ann and then he died in Buffalo, NY.

Jacob VanWormer served in the Revolutionary War; Elijah Potter served in the War of 1812. 

(This sketch comes from The Portrait and Biographical Album......... of what state and county? It was shared with me back in March 1986 for Volume 7 of Potter Profiles by Carol Peterson of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, to supplement her lineage. Carol did not note the complete title.)  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mr. Potter & Col. Potter of TV fame

The holiday season is not complete without watching It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. This story never gets old. But how many admire the way Lionel Barrymore played the role of the ornery Mr. Potter?? 

A much more fun TV character was Col. Sherman T. Potter played so well by Harry Morgan in the many episodes of M*A*S*H. 

It is doubtful if you would find a posted genealogy for bank manager Mr. Potter or the camp's Col. Potter but bet you surely could find a genealogy for Lionel Barrymore and Harry Morgan. Isn't that even better??

Monday, November 12, 2012

Theodore Elmer Potter, 1860-1937

This published family sketch was shared with me back in 1986 by Donna Brandvold, one of my Potter Profiles readers. Her lineage came from child #7, Theadore Elmer Potter. He married Elnora/Ella Nora Hubbart, b. 2 Jun 1869 in Huntington, IN. Their daughter, Sevilla Bertha "Stella" Potter, b. 16 Mar 1889 in North Platte, NE, d. 24 Feb 1966 in St.Maries, Benewah Co, ID, m. 12 Feb 1907 to Benjamin M. Beeman. Then Dolly Eleanor Beeman m. William Brentz; then Bertha Donna Rae Bretz m. Ralph Homer Branwold.

"T.E. Potter was born in Clearnfield Co, PA, s/o John H. Potter, b. 5 Sep 1823 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co, PA, and d. 14 Sep 1895 and is buried in the German Cemetery at Gretna, Sarpy Co, Nebraska. He m. first Julia Ann Maxwell, b. 15 May 1827 at Liverpool, Perry Co, PA, and married second Julia A. Grubbe, b. 29 Nov 1836 in PA and died in 1895 and is buried in the German Cemetery with her husband. 

His children with first wife were:  (1) David G. Potter, b. 3 Jan 1845, Liverpool, Perry Co, PA;  (2) Margaret Ellen Potter, b. 23 Feb 1847, Juniata, Blair Co, PA;  (3) Lucian Ellsworth Potter, b. 22 Nov 1850, Clearfield, Clearfield Co, PA and d. 4 Dec 1919 at Gretna, Sarpy Co, NE and is buried in the Laford Cemetery. He m. Isabella "Bell" June Dale on 20 May 1875 at Clearfield, PA. She was b. 1854 and d. 1945, buried in the Laford Cemetery;  (4) Wilson Maxwell Potter, b. 21 Apr 1853, Clearfield, PA, d. 9 Dec 1939, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, PA, m. 1877 to Emma Mae Lanich.  

His children with second wife were:  (5) Elmira Potter, b. 31 May 1853, Clearfield, PA, m. ..... Hubbell;  (6) William Henry Potter, b. 2 Oct 1857 in Clearfield, PA, d. as an infant;  (7) Theadore Elmer Potter, b. 18 Feb 1860, Clearfield, PA, d. 16 Oct 1937 in Cleveland, Bradley Co, TN, m. 11 Jan 1888 in North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, to Ella Nora Hubart, divorced;  (8) Mary C. Potter, b. 27 Dec 1862, Clearfield, PA;  (9) Herbert Potter, b. 16 Jun1866;  (10) Benjamin "Frank" Potter, b. 27 Oct 1868 in Clearfield, PA.

We would like to hear from anyone who may have additional information on any of the above people, dates of death, spouse names, children and anything else of interest. (signed) Donna Brandwold, 833 Lincoln St., St.Maries, ID 83861.