Biography of Asa N. Potter
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





ASA N. POTTER is remembered as one of the most enterprising business men of Owego. He was born in Candor, N. Y., August 17, 1838, the son of Deacon Harvey and Mary Hart Potter. Before coming to Owego he was engaged in the mercantile business in Candor. After his removal to the county seat he was engaged in the same business, which he carried on with much success for about twenty years, associated with different partners, best known as a member of the firm of Potter & Buckbee. In 1882 he retired from active business, owing to failing health. Mr. Potter was married in 1863 to Georgianna, eldest daughter of Samuel Archibald, whose death occurred in 1875. In 1878 he married Deiphine Archibald, a younger sister of his first wife. In politics he was a republican. He was elected president of the village in 1875, later was tone of the board of school commissioners, and, at the time of his death, which occurred on December 9, 1890, he had been for many years a trustee of the First. Presbyterian church, of which society he was a member.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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