Biography of Russell Potter
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Potter, Russell, was bern in New York city. His father, who was a sea captain, and a man of considerable means, gave his sons a good start in business, but Russell lost his property by fire. He married Ann Butts, and with the Butts family came to Orleans county in 1832. He lived in Albion, and later in Carlton as a farmer. His children were: William of Carlton; Sarah, who married Alexander Carry; Stephen, a resident of California; George W., of Albion; Eliza, wife of Amos Wood; Russell, who was a veteran of the late war, a survivor of Libby Prison, and was afterward lost, at sea. The youngest child died in infancy. Russell married, second, Emeline Grover, and had six children. The family afterward moved to Barre county, Mich. George W. Potter was born March 4, 1835, in Rensselaer county. His mother died when George was four years old, and he was brought up in the family of his uncle, Washington Butts, late of Carlton. At sixteen George W. began work for himself as a farm hand in the employ of Walter E. Dye. During winters he attended district school, and at the age of eighteen entered the old Albion Academy, intending to become a teacher, but had to provide the means for his own maintenance. He taught in Canada and other places, but soon returned to the farm and worked at the carpenter's trade, continuing, however, to teach during winters until he was twenty five years of age, since which he has been a farmer and dealer in produce. He has also dealt extensively in real estate. He founded East Carlton Station, donating land for the same, and was postmaster of that place. He was also a merchant in Albion. Mr. Potter has been a successful business man, and is now the owner of four excellent farms in Niagara county, a first class home in Albion, where he now resides. In 1860 he married Janette Liddle, and has had three children: Jennie, wife of D. W. Blood; Georgia, wife of Edward E. Mix, and Clark L. Potter, his son.

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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