Biography of Edson Potter
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Potter, Edson, Colton, was born in Essex county, March 18, 1842, a son of Philip Potter, Our subject was six years old when he came to Colton with his parents. He was educated in the public schools of that town, and at the outbreak of the war enlisted in Co. K, 106th N. Y. Infantry, and served three years. He participated in twenty eight battles, and was with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1866 Mr. Potter married Mary Read, a native of Morley, this county, by whom he had four children: Mary, Alvira (deceased), Philip (deceased) and Myra, wife of Frank Cushing. Since the war Mr. Potter has been engaged in farming. He is a fine violinist, having been a pupil of Prof. C. D. Lyons of Boston, and John Esputa of Washington. He has been engaged in musical affairs for thirty years, and during the war serenaded the leading generals in the army during winter seasons. Mr. Potter is a Republican and has been constable for twenty years and deputy sheriff two years. He is a member of the High Falls Lodge No. 428, F. & A. M. lie is commander of the G. A. R., Warren B. Wait Post No. 581 of Colton.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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