Biography of Jacob Potter of Alabama, NY

Jacob Potter, son of Jacob. was born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N. Y., in 1825, and was raised on a farm. He came to Alabama at the age of 20 years, and bought a farm. For a time he was engaged in farming in Newstead, Erie County. He married (1850) Margaret, daughter of Matthew and Eliza (Hart) Burns, of Shelby. He returned to Alabama in 1860 and bought the farm he now occupies, and by adding to it from time to time he now owns 215 acres. Their children are Rosella, who died 1851, an infant; Abbie Jane, a teacher, who lives at home; Almeda P., who died 1885; and Abel J., born 1856. The latter married, in 1878, Cora, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Stuffin) Pickwith, and their children are Edith, born 1879: Jennie, born 1882; Nora, born 1884; and Jay Eugene, born 1885. He died November 9, 1888, E. Douglass Potter was born in 1858, and married, in 1884, Emma, daughter of William and Jane Dorwin. He is a prosperous farmer, and. resides on road 39.

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of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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