Monday, June 1, 2015

John B. Potter, born 1826, Fayette County, Pennsylvania & More

In the 1889 book, The Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, pages 567 and 232, I gleaned this Potter information for you:

Page 232:  Jasper Markle Thompson, b. 30 Aug 1822, near Washington, Mason County, KY, m. 1846 to Eliza, youngest daughter of Samuel Caruthers..... his mother was a daughter of Lt. James Potter and her  brother was Gen. James Potter, "a highly trusted friend of Gen. Washington during the Revolutionary War."  

Page 567:   "John B. Potter, one of the highly respected citizens of Steward township, was born in Fayette county, PA, November 30, 1828. He is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Leonard) Potter, the latter a daughter of Mahlon Leonard, who was a native of New Jersey. To their union wee born the following-named children:  Mary A., John B., Elizabeth, George P., Julian, Samuel, Amos, Sarah and Thomas, all living.

John Potter, the grandfather of John B. Potter, was born in New Jersey, in a very early day emigrated from that state to Pennsylvania, and settled in what is now known as Jockey Hollow, in Henry Clay township. The maiden name of his wife was Elizabeth Callaham.

John B. Potter received the meager advantages afforded by the common subscription schools of his day. He is at the present time engaged in the milling business and has served several terms in township offices. During the war he was drafted, but upon examination he was rejected on account of the loss of three of his fingers.

In 1855 he was marred to Miss Tamson Harvey, of Wharton Township. To them have been born eight children:  Arthur F., Elmyra, Cora, Anaddo, Lorena, Erma C., Dalton and Hampton L.

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