Biography of James C. Potter
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JAMES CLINTON POTTER was born in Black Rock. Niagara county, N. Y, March 4, 1825, and in his fourteenth year came to Sandusky, Ohio, with his parents, Henry and Louisa (Lee) Potter. During the Mexican war he served on the United States steamer "Congress," under Com. Stockton, as quarter-gunner, and at the capture of Los Angeles acted as flag sergeant in the land forces of the" Blue Jackets" from the Pacific Squadron. On his return to New York in the fall of 1848, he married Lucy M. Armitage, who died in 1851, leaving one boy, who died in Sandusky when three years of age. March 4. 1852, he married Eliza, daughter of Ezra and Lydia (VanDusen) Whippie, who has had four children, two boys and two girls. The latter are dead, and of the former, William is living at home, and Freeland C. is superintendent of public schools in Denver, Col. During the Rebellion Mr. P. served ss corporal in Co. H, 145th O. V. I. He is a member of the Methodist Church; a Republican in politics, and for several years has been keeper of the Erie Shooting Association grounds, and deputy game and fish warden of Michigan.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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