Potter, Major W., Pownal, was born March 4, 1814, in the town of Pownal, and is engaged in farming. He has served
his town as selectman, overseer of the poor, town agent, town representative, and assistant county judge for four
years with Judge Wheeler, now of United States Circuit Court. In addition to this he has been town and county grand
juror, assignee in bankruptcy of the estate of R. Carpenter, jr. & Co., and assignee of the estate of Solomon
Wright & Co., also a bankrupt; and later was appointed assignee of the estate of Solomon Wright, at present
in bankruptcy. His parents were Zorababel and Louise E. (Knight) Potter, who came from Rhode Island about 1780.
Major Potter was married in 1839 to Jane C. Mallory, a daughter of Eli and Lydia (White) Mallory. The major had
a family of nine children; four sons are now living: Charles K., Edgar, of North Hoosick, N. Y.; Everett E., and
Milton, of Blackinton, Mass.
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
Bennington County, VT
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