Biography of Jeptha A. Potter
Yates County, NY Biographies





Potter, Jeptha A., who owns and resides in the old stone mansion built by the pioneer, Morris F. Sheppard, on Main street, is a native of Potter township and a descendant of Judge William Potter, one of the first settlers of Yates County. Jeptha's mother was Nancy Wilkinson, a relative of the Friend. At the age of twenty one Jeptha commenced work for himself on his father's farm, but after five years he bought a place with his father and moved on it. About this time he married Sarah, daughter of Noah Davis, of Jerusalem. No children have been born to them, but they have adopted and reared four. In 1870 Mr. Potter came to reside in Penn Yan, where his wife died in 1884. Mr. Potter is a successful man and a self made one. He has been a member of the M. E. Church for more than forty years. In politics he is a Democrat, but has never aspired to office holding.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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