Biography of Newman H. Potter


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Potter, Newman H., was born in the town of Hounsfield, February 28, 1829. He was educated in the public schools and was graduated from the Watertown Institute. April 29, 1861. he enlisted in Co. K, 35th Infantry N. Y. S. Vols., was promoted sergeant and participated with his company and regiment in all its battles, and was honorably discharged June 5, 1863. February 28, 1850, he married Harriet B. Goodrich of the town of Pamelia, and they have five children: Fannie E., Fred Fe., Charles G., Harry A. L., and Harriet M. Fannie B. married H. H. Warn and they have one son, Fred A. Fred B. married Charlotte Wooliver of Brownville, and they have seven children: William C., Francis Garfield, Lillian A., Frederick N., Gordon S., Clarence and Loveland. Charles G. married Eva Read of the town of Hounsfield, and they have three children: Helen M., Harriet M., and Hollis M. Harry A. L. married Margaret L. Moffatt of Dexter, and they have three children: Edith V., Helen M., and Ruth G. Harriet M. married John L. Hamburg of Hounsfield. Mr. Potter is a member of Brownville Lodge No. 53, F. & A. M., of Julius Broadbent Post of Dexter No. 188, G. A. R. department of New York, and of Grange No. 764. This family are noted singers of campaign songs. Mr. Potter's father, Anson, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., March 29, 1803, and came to Jefferson county with his parents in 1811. He married Abby M. Fall of Connecticut, born April 11, 1802, and they had five children: Walter W., Newman H., Lorentine C., Lydia M. and Anson A. Mr. Potter died April 2, 1882, and his widow January 7, 1890. His grandfather, Henry H. Fall, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; his grandfather Potter was a soldier in the war of 1812.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898