Biography of Albert Potter
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Potter, Albert, was born at Stephentown, January 6, 1815. His father, Seeley Potter, was born at Lindsbury, Mass., September 14, 1790, and in 1814 married Phoebe Hopkins of Adams, Mass. In 1815 they came to western New York and settled at Redmond's Corners, Monroe county, where they remained until the fall of that year, when they moved to the southeast corner of the town of Murray. Mr. Potter purchased fifty acres of land from Ezekiel Allen and built a log house, and here they resided several years. Mr. Potter purchased 150 acres more and by great energy and untiring industry soon became one of the most prosperous farmers in the town. In 1832 he built the large stone house where he resided the remainder of his life. His death occured in 1878. The children of Seeley and Phoebe Potter were these: Albert, Eliza, Peleg, who settled in Michigan and died in 1893; Jannette, who married Henry Clark and resides in Murray; William, who resides in Niagara county; Phoebe, Maria, Seeley, Julia, Caroline, who married Avery Richardson and resides in Bergen, Genesee county; George of Clarendon. Albert Potter has always been a farmer and resides on the old farm. He was captain in the state militia four years. Mr. Potter has been thrice married, first to Sylvia Cummings in 1849, by wnom he had two children. Mrs. Potter died in 1859 and in 1861 he married Charlotte Miller, who died in 1874. In 1877 Mr. Potter married for the third time, his wife being Janette B. Swift, widow of G. W. Swift of Murray. One daughter, Al. Bertha Potter, was born of this union. Mr. Potter is a member of the Baptist Church at Holley.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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