Henry Hamilton Potter

Henry Hamilton Potter

Male 1831 - 1898  (67 years)

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  • Name Henry Hamilton Potter  [1
    Born 16 Mar 1831  Floyd, Oneida Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 1898  Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 67 years 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2937  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Greene Potter
              b. 18 Dec 1807, Floyd, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Mar 1869, Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann Patch
              b. 5 Nov 1807
              d. 4 Feb 1876  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1829  Oneida Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Elvira Stowell
              b. 20 Jan 1836, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1876, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1854 
    Age at Marriage He was 23 years and 9 months - She was 18 years and 11 months  
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Arthur Abial Potter
              b. 30 May 1857, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1937, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. William K Potter
              b. 20 Feb 1859, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Apr 1876, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Sylvester Hamilton Potter
              b. 31 Aug 1855, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 May 1934, Orwell, Oswego Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, November 2, 1898 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - The funeral of Mr. Henry Potter, who died Friday morning, was held at the church Sunday afternoon. There was a very large attendance of relatives and friends, also a large delegation of Masons from the surrounding villages attended in a body. Rev. T. T. Davies preached the funeral sermon. Mr. Potter has been in failing health for the past year for the last few weeks his decline was rapid. He lived his whole life of 68 years in this town on the same farm he bought when he was married, only the past two years he removed with his son, Arthur and wife, to the village. He was a man of sterling worth and respected by all. He leaves two sons, Sylvester and Arthur, who deeply mourn the loss of a kind father, and two grandchildren, Robert and Nellie, children of Sylvester. Four brothers and one sister also survive him. He was buried in Evergreen cemetery by the side of his wife, who died twenty-two years ago.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, November 9, 1898 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Henry H. Potter - In the death of Mr. Henry H. Potter, which occurred at his home in Orwell, October 27, 1898, the town of Orwell and the village in which he lived, is called upon to part with a man whose life has been a blessing to those about him, and whose influence will be felt for many years to come. Mr. Potter was a son of one of the pioneer couples who came into this country to encounter the privations and hardships of a new country. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greene Potter and was born at Floyd, Oneida County, New York, March 16, 1832, and when five years of age he came with his parents to the town of Orwell, where he has always resided. He belonged to a large family, of whom all but two are living. He maned Alvin' Stowell, who died some twenty or more years ago. To them were born three sons, two of whom, Sylvester and Arthur, still live in their native town, the third having been dead many years. Mr. Potter was quiet and reserved in his social and political life, yet his friends knew his worth, for he was called upon to represent his town as supervisor in '74 and '75. He was a believer in the Democratic party, and as a reward for his devotion to the interests of that party, President Cleveland appointed him postmaster at Orwell during his last term. Mr. Potter held responsible positions to the day of his death, being treasurer of the Orwell Grange and the Orwell Cemetery Association. He was an esteemed member of Pulaski Lodge, F. and A. M., by which organization he was buried with honors. He was also a member of Pulaski Chapter, R. A. M. Henry Potter was always interested in that which leads up to the best in home or community, and was anxious for the prosperity and welfare of his town. A personal acquaintance with him was attended with the knowledge of his truest worth. As a farmer, a speculator, or a public official, Mr. Potter showed the same manliness and uprightness of character everywhere.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
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