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Potter, Peter C., was born in Sanqnoit, Oneida county, N. Y., January 28, 1824. He was educated in the district schools, at the age of twenty-one attended the academy, and came to this county in 1847. He has always followed farming, with the exception of five years that he was engaged in the lumber trade. He has married three times, first in 1848 to Hannah F. Spicer of Hounsfield, and they had one son, Herbert M. Mrs. Potter died in 1852, and in 1855 Mr. Potter married Lucretia A. Potter; they had three Sons: Jason G., Henry L. and Dewitt C. Mrs. Potter died in 1863, and for his third wife, in 1864, he married Luthera N. Gould of the town of Watertown, they have two children, Harrison C. and Celia F. Herbert M. married Martha Van Aistync, and they have six living children: Etta F., Charles, Edward C., Mabel, Florence and Delilah. Dewitt C. married Ida M. Wadleigh; they have one daughter, Mary J. Henry L. married Eva O. Harris; they have two children: Anna L. and Worden J. Harrison C. is a physician, married Rhoda F. Lane of Hounsheld, and he has a fine practice in Mannsville. Celia F. married Francis VT. Dixon of the town of Brownville, and they have one son, Corbet F. Mr. Potter's father was Levi L, Potter. who died when Peter C. was two years old; his mother was Rosina Rising, who died when Peter C. was eleven years old. Mr. and Mrs. Potter are members of the M. E. church, in which he has held many of the offices, in his political choice he is a thorough Prohibitionist. The ancestry of the family is English on both sides, of New England origin.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898