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Ancestors of William Potter

Generation No. 3

      4. Horace Sheldon Potter, born Feb 6, 1762 in Woodbury, Connecticutt; died Abt. 1816 in Paris, NY, Oneida County. He was the son of 8. Phineas Potter and 9. Dorcas Hinman. He married 5. Mary Knowlton Nov 2, 1786 in Winchester, Connecticutt.

      5. Mary Knowlton, born Bef. Jul 7, 1749 (Source: (1) Notes of H. S. Sternberg (Sternburg?), state ca 1766, as her parents would have been in their 60's or 70's. If 1749 is correct, that makes her 15 years her husband's senior and becoming a mother in her late 30's, not to mention that her mother would have been bearing children for 40 years!, (2) FTW, states birth before July 7, 1749 .); died Abt. 1839 in Lee, NY, Oneida County. She was the daughter of 10. Thomas Knowlton and 11. Susannah Cone.

Notes for Horace Sheldon Potter:
Sheldon Potter of Paris, Oneida County, NY; will dated Feb 1, 1813; probated Dec. 11, 1816; probably died 1816.
Private in Captain Well's Company, 3rd Regt., Connecticut line in Revolutionary War.
The 1800 Federal Census of Oneida County, NY, shows Sheldon Potter of Paris Town as being head of household, between 26 and 45 years old; this census also shows 1 female between 26 & 45 [his wife Mary, born 1766 or '67]; one female under 10 [daughter Mary born between 1790 & 1800]; 2 males 10 & [?] [Cyrus and Almon, born between 1784 and 1790]; 3 males under 10 [Abel, Sheldon and Horace, born between 1790 and 1800; William was born after 1800.

More About Horace Sheldon Potter:
Fact 10: United Empire Loyalist?
Will: Dec 11, 1816, Paris, Ondeida County, NY (Source: Abstracts of Wills, Oneida County, NY.)
Children of Horace Potter and Mary Knowlton are:
  i.   Cyrus Potter, born Aft. 1786.
  ii.   Almon Potter, born Aft. 1786.
  iii.   Sheldon Potter, born Aft. 1786.
  iv.   Abel Potter, born Aft. 1786.
  v.   William Potter (Source: Fred Q. Bowman, 10000 Records of Western New York, 1809-1850, (1986), 178, William Potter of Middlesex m. 3/26/1818 Hannah Chissom of Penn.; Rev. Merrill[Not certain if this is the correct Wm. Potter.].), born Aft. 1786.
  Notes for William Potter:
Could this note be relevant to this William Potter?

Atlas of Illinois, 1876:
Union Atlas to Chicago[?]p. 286
      Wm. Potter, Attorney at law & U.S. Commissioner; Native of Chautauqua[County], NY, settled in Illinois in 1838.

  vi.   Mary Potter, born Aft. 1786.
  2 vii.   Horace Potter, born Feb 26, 1798 in CT?; died Abt. 1890 in Illinois; married Fanny Aurora Edson Dec 9, 1821 in Sinclairville, NY.

      6. Obed Edson, born Aug 16, 1772 in Ashfield, MA, Franklin Co.; died Aug 16, 1804 in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY. He was the son of 12. Obed Edson and 13. Prudence Fiske. He married 7. Fanny Thankful Bigelow Jul 16, 1794.

      7. Fanny Thankful Bigelow, born Apr 7, 1777 in Colchester, CT, New London Co.; died Jan 12, 1852 in Sinclairville, Town of Charlotte, Chautauqua Co., NY. She was the daughter of 14. Elisha Bigelow and 15. Thankful Beebe.
Children of Obed Edson and Fanny Bigelow are:
  i.   Obed Edson IV (Source: Notes of H. S. Sternberg (Sternburg?), Obed IV was the operator of a stage line between Fredonia and Jamestown, NY, later extending the service to Warren, Pennsylvania. He became a Canal Receiver at Johnstown, PA, a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, and a judge in Warren County, PA., later in Pulaski County, Illinois. .), born Abt. Jul 11, 1796 in Richfield, Otsego County, NY; died in Pulaski, Illinois (Source: Notes of H. S. Sternberg (Sternburg?).).
  More About Obed Edson IV:
Occupation: Operator of stage line from Fredonia, NY to Jamestown, NY

  ii.   John Milton Edson, born Jul 30, 1801 in Hamilton (Later "Eaton"), NY, Madison County; died Aft. 1874; married Hannah Alverson 1831.
  3 iii.   Fanny Aurora Edson, born Oct 27, 1803 in Hamilton (Later "Eaton"), NY, Madison County; died Aft. 1875 in Kankakee, IL; married Horace Potter Dec 9, 1821 in Sinclairville, NY.

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