Biography of Capt. Albert J. Potter
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Potter, Capt. Albert J., was born in Crawford county, Pa., December 13, 1832. The family is of English descent, and Job, the father, was a native of Hamden, Conn. He married Amelia Ford, of that place. Job Potter went from Hamden, Conn., to Pennsylvania in 1816 and was engaged in the milling business there until 1846, when he removed to Orleans county and settled in Olarendon, where he was a farmer. He was a Whig and held the office of justice of peace in Clarendon. In 1856 he settled in Albion, where he spent the remainder of his life. Job and Amelia Potter were the parents of eight children: Thomas was a merchant at Erie, Pa., and died there; Esther E. died in Batavia. She married Israel Harmon; Lydia A. married George C. Kendall of Pennsylvania and died in Ohio; Job L. was inspector in the New York Custom House for several years, and died at Rochester; Eunice P. married Fortunatus Hubbard and died in Clarendon; Mary A. married Thomas Parker and resides in Gaines. Albert J. is a farmer, and with the exception of a short period has resided in Clarendon since 1846. He was first a Whig, and then a Democrat in polities, was justice of the peace four years and supervisor in 1877. He was appointed enumerator for the census of 1890. He was commissioned a recruiting officer in the faIl of 1861, and in August, 1862, enlisted in Co. G, 151st N. Y. Int, and was commissioned captain of the company serving until October 31, 1863. Captain Potter married in 1856 Laura, daughter of Col. N. E. Darrow of Clarendon, and their children are: Alfred M. Anna L., Fred E., and Mary E. Alfred M. is a farmer in Clarendon, and married Bertha Root.

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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