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.)  

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