From Notes by (name with held) pinkmyown(at)gmail.com

 

1790 Census, VT, Chittenden Stalbans

Potter, Andrew

Poter, Freeborn

Potter, Neal

 

1800 Census, VT,Chittenden Milton

Potter, James A.

 

1800 CensusVT,Chittenden Jericho

Potter, Aron

Potter, Merry (Wid)

 

1820 Census

Potter, Aaron

1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

(name, #wm, #wf, name of slave owner, #slaves, #m & f slaves by age, #foreigners)

With out the blanks filled in I canít sort Aronís numbers, My key is below, JIM

 

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1820 Census Key

Name followed by code; 000000, 00000, 00, 0000, 0000, 0000, 0000

1st group free white men†† 0-9 10-15 16-17 18-25 26-44 45 ††††††††††††††††† (000000)

2nd group free white woman0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45 ††††††††††††††††††††††† (00000)

3rd group Foreign Not Naturalized, Occupations (AGR COM MAN)†††† (00)

4th group male slaves†††† 0-13 14-25 26-44 45 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (0000)

5th group female slaves 0-13 14-25 26-44 45 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (0000)

6th group free colored males 0-13 14-25 26-44 45 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (0000)†††††††††††††††††††††

7th group free colored females 0-13 14-25 26-44 45 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (0000)

Templates

1- FWM†† 0-9††† (1811-1820) Son

2- FWM 10-15(1805-1810) Son

3- FWM 16-17(1803-1804) Son

4- FWM 18-25(1795-1802) Son

5- FWM 26-44(1776-1794) Self

6- FWM 45 †††† (bef.†† 1775) Self

1- FWF††† 0-9††† (1811-1820) Dau

2- FWF10-15(1805-1810) Dau

3- FWF16-25(1795-1804) Dau

4- FWF26-44(1776-1794) Wife

5- FWF45 †††† (bef.†† 1775) Wife

10 Not for nat?

01 Agriculture

02 Commercial

03 Manufacturing

MS†† 0-13(1807-1820)

MS 14-25(1795-1806)

MS 26-44(1776-1794)

MS 45 †††† (bef 1775)

FS†† 0-13(1807-1820)

FS 14-25(1795-1806)

FS 26-44(1776-1794)

FS 45 †††† (bef 1775)

FCM†† 0-13(1807-1820)

FCM 14-25(1806-1795)

FCM 26-44(1776-1794)

FCM 45 †††† (bef 1775)

FCF†† 0-13(1807-1820)

FCF 14-25(1806-1795)

FCF 26-44(1776-1794)

FCF 45 †††† (bef 1775)

 

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1850 Census, Wd4 Rochester, Monroe Co, NY,Dwlg #299/308, 26 Jul

Potter, A. ††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 65, M, VT, labor

Potter, Susan †††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 58, F, VT

Potter, Betsy ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 27, F

Potter, Sarah †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 25, F

Potter, Favy †††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 20, F

Potter, Simon ††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 18, M, labor

Potter, Orrin †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 14, M

lines 29-35 neighbours: Pope, Huster

 

1860 Census, Starkey, Yates Co., NY,Dwlg #395/376, 09 Aug

Potter, Orrin †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24, m, w, NY, laborer

Potter, E ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22, f, w, NY

Potter, AA ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03, f, w, NY

Potter, CF or GF †††††††††††††††††††† 02, m, w, NY

Potter, MM ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1/12, f, w, NY

M653, 885, 837 lines 32-36

 

1861 Census, Niagara Twp, Lincoln Co, Ont., Canada, p 7?

Potter Orrin ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 68, m, m, US, Baptist, labourer

Potter, MaryAnn †††††††††††††††††††† 38, f, m, Can, West Baptist

McDonald, MaryAnn †††††††††††† 11, f, s, Can, West

Potter, George W. †††††††††††††††††† 09, m, s, Can, West Baptist

Potter,_ntanch ††††††††††††††††††††††† 06, f, s, Can, West Baptist

Potter, Francis ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 06, f, s, Can, West Baptist

Boice, Catherine ††††††††††††††††††††† 76, f, w, Can, West Baptist

neighbours: Cain, Lopen, Devoos families

3 males, 3 females, 2 male non-family members frame house one story,

one family in house

 

1870 Census, Lexington, Sanilac Co., MI, page #14, Dwlg #106/106,

Potter, George ††††††††††† †††††††††††† 1837, Can. saloon keeper.

Potter, Anna ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1843, MI,

Potter, Lorana ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1861, MI, school

Potter, Mary ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1863, MI, school

Potter, Frank ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1866, MI,

M593, 703, 76, lines 3-7

 

1870 Census, Starkey, Yates Co., NY, page #2?, Dwlg #31/31, Jul

Potter, Orrin †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 33, m, w, PA, day laborer $300 ---

Potter, Elizabeth ††††††††††††††††††††† 33, f, w, NY, keeping house

Potter, Anna A. ††††††† ††††††††††††† 13, f, w, NY, school

Potter, Charles H. †††††††††††††††††† 11, m, w, NY, school

Potter, Mary M. †††††††††††††††††††††† 09, f, w, NY, school

Potter, Edward B. †††††††††††††††††† 07, m, w, NY,

Potter, Susan †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 05, f, w, NY,

Potter, James †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 02, m, w, NY,

M593, 1120, 593 lines 22-29

 

1880 Census, p 226, Dwlg #12/14,

Lossing, Lanson ††††††††††††††††††††††† 31, w, m, Can-Can-Can, farmer

Lossing, Mary E. †††††††††††††††††††† 32, w, f, MI-NY-NY, wife, keeping house

Lossing, Laura††††††††††† †††††††††††† 11, w, f, MI-Can-MI, dtr, at home,

Lossing, Loesa †††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10, w, f, MI-Can-MI, dtr, at home,

Lossing, Charles †††††††††††††††††††††† 08, w, m, son, at home

Lossing, Ella ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 04, w, f,dtr, at home

Lossing, Frida †††††††††††††††††††††††††† 06/12, w, f, dtr, at home, Dec

[no-onel isted in school] series T9, roll 604, lines 5-11

 

 

1880 Census, Lexington, Sanilac Co., MI, Page #143, Dwlg #14/15, 1 Jun

Potter, George ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 40, w, m, Can-Can-Eng, saloon keeper

Potter, Anna ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 36, w, f, MI-MI-MI, wife,

Potter, Irene†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18, w, f, dtr, MI-Can -MI, at home school

Potter, Mary ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16, w, f, MI-Can -MI, dtr, at home school

Potter, Frank ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13, w, m, MI-Can -MI, son, works in a cigar factory [school?]

Potter, Ada †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10, w, f, MI-Can -MI, dtr, at home school

Potter, Fred †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 07, w, m, MI-Can -MI, son, school

Potter, George ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 02, w, m, MI-Can -MI, son,

T9, 605, 143, 2B, lines 20-29

 

1880 Census, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, Page #100, Dwlg #107/351, 18 Jun

Castens, Henry †††††††††††††††††††††††† 45, w, m, Ger-Ger-Ger, clerk in office

Castens, Adeline †††††††††††††††††††††† 44, w, f, Ger-Ger-Ger, wife, keeping house

Castens, Annie ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19, w, f, NJ-Ger-Ger, dtr, at home

Castens, Henry †††††††††††††††††††††††† 16, w, m, NJ-Ger-Ger, son, clerk in store

Castens, Louisa †††††††††††††††††††††††† 10, w, f , NJ-Ger-Ger, dtr, at school

Castens, Frederick ††††††††††††††††† 07, w, m, NJ-Ger-Ger, son,

Castens, Henrietta ††††††††††††††††† 05, w, f, NJ-Ger-Ger, dtr,

Meyer, George ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24, w, m, Ger-Ger-Ger, boarder, milkman

Reiman, Otto †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20, w, m, Ger-Ger-Ger, boarder, milkman

Reiman, Herman †††††††††††††††††††† 25, Ger-Ger-Ger, boarder, clerk in store

T9, 783, Precinct 8, District 3, 100, 24D, lines 39-40, Marmoutte St #464 [apartment bldg]

 

1900 Census, Kingston Twp., Tuscola Co., MI, p 264, Dwlg #225/235 18 Jun

Friends, Marshall G. ††††††††††††† 50, Jan 1850,w, m, M8, PA-PA-OH, head, farmer yesyesyes

Friends, Julia A. ††††††††††††††††††††† 32, Nov 1867,w, f, M8-4/4, Can-Can-Can, wife,

Friends, Ruth ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 07, Sept 1892,w, f, s, MI-PA-Can, dtr, at school yesyesyes

Friends, Cora May †† ††††††††††††† 06, Jan 1894,w, f, s, MI-PA-Can, dtr, at school yesyesyes

Friends, Lula P. †††††††††††††††††††††† 02, Jan 1898,w, f, s, MI-PA-Can, dtr,

Friends, Ruby †††††††††††††††††††††††††† 01, May 1899,w, f, s, MI-PA-Can, dtr,

series T9, roll 745, sheet no 11A, lines 90-95

 

1910 Census, Grout Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, p 86, Dwlg #177/179, 7 May

Campbell, Robert N. ††††††††††††† 49, m, w, M23, Can-Can-Can, head, 1890, nat, farmer

Campbell, Isabell †††††††††††††††††††† 43, f, w, M23-4/3, Can-Can-Nova Scotia, wife, 1890

Campbell, Frank D. ††††††††††††††† 21, m, w, s, Can-Can-NS, 1890 Al son, farm laborer, home

Campbell, Ray J. †††††††††††††††††††† 20, m, w, s, Can-Can-NS, 1890 son, farm laborer, home

Campbell, Almira B. ††††††††††††† 11, f, w, s, MI-Can-NS, dtr,

series T624, roll 646, page no 11B, lines 87-91

 

1910 Census, Evergreen Twp., Sanilac Co., MI, p 129,Dwlg #151/151

Potter, George ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 45, m, w, M29, NY-Unk-Unk, head, farmer

Potter, Maggie ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 45, f, w, M29-10/7, Can-Unk-Unk, wife, 1881

Potter, George F. ††††† ††††††††††††† 25, m, w, MI-NY-Can, son, farm laborer

Potter, Vellma †††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17, f, w, s, MI-NY-Can, dtr,

Potter, Almeda †††††††††††††††††††††††† 12, f,w, s, MI-NY-Can, dtr,

Potter, Pearl ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 08, f, w, s, MI-NY-Can, dtr,

Potter, Winnie ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 06, f, w, s, MI-NY-Can, dtr,

series T624, roll 674, page no 7B, lines 90-96

 

 

1910 Census, San Fransisco, San Fransisco Co., CA, p 46, Dwlg #18/19, 22 Apr

Reimanm, Herman J. †††††††††††† 53, m, w, M21, Ger-Ger-Ger, head, 1872 naturalised

Reimanm, Anna M. †††††††††††††††† 49, f, w, M21-1/1, Ger-Ger-Ger, wife, 1881

Reimanm, Albert H. †††††††††††††† 19, m, w, s, CA-Ger-Ger,

33 Assembly District (part of Precinct #3), Preata Ave, #151

series 6211, roll 97, sheet no 1B, lines 32-34

 

Saint Clair Co., MI, Births, 1884: p 222, #8386

Lossing, Artemus C. †††††††††††††† m, w, 12Aug1884, Greenwood, MI,

S/o Lanson Lossing & Mary E Lossing Can/MI farmer & carpenter

 

Saint Clair Co., MI, Births, 1892: p 239, #84

Friends, Ruth ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† f, w, 27Sep1892, Kingston

D/o Marshall A Friends & J. A. F., Kingston, Genesee/Can

 

Sanilac Co., MI, Marriages,

Friends, Marshall G.†††††††††††††† 40, w, Kingston, MI, PA, farmer, S/o James Friends & Betsy Lindsley one

Dingman, Julia†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24, w, Elmer, MI, Ont, domestic, D/o John Dingman & ___ Bailey

Dec 25 1891, Elmer Philipe Price pastor, M E Church

 

1903, Sanilac Co., MI, Marriages,

Kennedy, Henry W. ††††††††††††††† 36, Can, S/o Joseph Kennedy & Sarah Sumner

Lossing, Lida †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24 Fargo, MI, D/o Lansing Lossing & Mary E Smith

 

ONTARIO

Delaware, Middlesex Co, Ont, Deaths 1869-1947

GSU film #1846466, digital GD #4171914, image #107, reference # p168 c# 016326

Kennedy, Jos Thomas ††††††††††† d 29 May 1871, 55yo, b Frome, Somerset, Eng

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ONLINE POSTS

1998 ONLINE POST

Orrin Potter VT/Canada

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/377.html

15 Nov 1998 20:11 Cindy Murphy gcm@greatlakes.net

I'm looking for information about Orrin Potter b 1789-90 in Vermont? He died 1861-63 in Ontario, Canada. His son, George W Potter was born 24 Dec 1852 at niagara, Ontario, Canada. I would really appreciate any help.

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1998 ONLINE POST

Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/408.html

Posted by: Tom Knox Date: November 30, 1998 at 02:30:41

In Reply to: Orrin Potter VT/Canada by Cindy Murphyof 6434

 

Here's some material from the POTTER CDROM. I checked for references to ORAN, OREN, ORIN, ORREN, and ORRIN, and these appeared to be the only ones that fit the dates given. Maybe the address for Mr. & Mrs. John R. Korsedal is still valid? Write them a letter - they might have progressed in tracing Orrin's ancestry, and you might have other information to swap.

[see my post "LIST OF SOURCES - POTTER" for reference]

[my comments in square brackets]

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Found in "Potter Profiles" vol.1, p.41:

 

1. Orrin POTTER, b. 1793/1805 U.S., d. 1862/3, Niagara, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, m. Mary Ann ???. Children:

i.** George W. POTTER, age 8 in 1861, b. Ontario

ii. Susannah POTTER, age 5 in 1861, b. Ontario

iii. Francis POTTER, age 2 in 1861, b. Ontario

 

2. George Wellington POTTER, b. Dec 1853, Niagara, Ontario, d. 20 Mar 1922, Snover, MI, m. 27 Apr 1881, Middlesex Co, Ontario, to Margaret Ann KENNEDY. Their dau was:

 

3. Pearl Margaret POTTER, b. 15 Jun 1901, Sandusky, MI, m. 24 May 1926, Toledo, OH, to John R. KORSEDAL. Their son:

 

4. John KORSEDAL

 

---submitted by Mrs. John Korsedal, 14525 N. Holly Road, Apt. 9B, Holly, MI 48442

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Found in "Potter Profiles" vol.1, p.43:

 

[Unfortunately, the POTTER CDROM seems to be missing vol.1 p.42 of "Potter Profiles", which is the beginning of this entry!]

 

The next census of 1871 lists the same members of the family at the same location with the exception of Orrin. I have reason to believe he died around 1861 - 1863. Mary Ann is shown as being a widow and Catherine Boice is now listed as being blind.

 

There are so many unanswered questions. First, when and where was Orrin Born? Who were his parents? And exactly when did he die? When and where did he wed his first wife? Who was she, who were his daughters? What happened to them? Who was his second wife Mary Ann and when and where did he marry her? What became of Orrins daughter Susanah and his son Francis? Who was Cathern Boise. Orrins oldest son George was my father. He married my mother, Margaret Kennedy in Middlesex County Ontario in 1881. He died in Sanilac County Michigan in 1922.

 

---submitted by Mrs. John Korsedal, Apt. B 9, 14525-N. Holly Road, Holly, MI 48442

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Found in "Potter Profiles" vol.7, p.2:

 

Need confirmation of the marriage of Orrin POTTER and Mary Ann McDONALD. They m. 1850-1855 in Jefferson Co., NY. Also seeking the birth record of George POTTER, b. Dec 1853 in Watertown, Jefferson, NY. In 1860-1870, the family lived in Niagra Township, Lincoln County, Ontario. Any information will be appreciated.

 

--submitted by John R. Korsedal, 14525 N. Holly Rd., #B-9, Holly, MI 48442

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2000 ONLINE POST

http://genforum.genealogy.com/kennedy/messages/2732.html

Joseph Thomas Kennedy,Delaware,Ont.,CAN.

Posted by: Cindy Murphy Date: April 11, 2000 at 17:44:52

†† of 9035

I am searching for the parents of Joseph Thomas Kennedy b. Sep 1815, Somerset, England. He married Sarah Almira Sumner 21 Nov 1843, Delaware Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada. He died 29 May 1871, Delaware, Middlesex Co., Ontario. Joseph and Sarah had 10 children: Margaret Ann b. 25 Oct 1861; Thomas Hunt b. 16 Feb 1849; Daniel b. 1851 or 56?; Frederick A. b.6 Feb 1864; Henry Went b. 1866; Frank J. b.1859; Benjamin b. 25 Aug 1855; John b. About 1848; Joseph Francis b. 22 Oct 1859; Sarah Jane b. 1856. Some of these children migrated to Michigan, and I believe some might have lived in the Sarnia, Ontario/Port Huron, Michigan area on the border of the two countries. Any information on this family is welcomed!

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2001 ONLINE POST

Joseph Kennedy/Sarah Sumner,London, Ont.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/kennedy/messages/4536.html

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-genforum/messagehistory.cgi?781506515

Posted by: Glenda Schneider Date: June 02, 2001 at 14:23:05

4536 of 8589

Looking for other researchers of Joseph Thomas KENNEDY/Sarah Almira SUMNER m: 1843, Middlesex Co., Ont. All but 2 or 3 children lived/buried in Middlesex Co. Children:

Elizabeth b: 1845 m: John SIMPSON

John b: abt. 1848

Thomas Hunt b: abt. 1849 m: Julia A.PATRICK

Daniel b: 1852 m: Frances ?

Benjamin b: 1855 m: Catherine DARRACH

Sarah Jane b: 1856 died young

Joseph F. b: 1859 m: Ellen A. YOUNG

Frances J. b: abt. 1860 m: Nellie COULTER

Margaret b: 1861 m: Geo. Wellington POTTER- to U.S.

Frederick Alfred b: 1865 m: Sarah MARKS

Henry Wentworth b: 1867 - to U.S.

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2005 ONLINE POST

KENNEDY, Joseph Thomas b. 1815

Re: Sarah Sumner

Cindy Murphy(View posts)Posted: 2 Jul 2005 12:18PM GMT

http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.canada.ontario.middlesex/153.1.1.3/mb.ashx

Classification: Query

Surnames: Sumner, Kennedy, Springer, Tyler

The Sarah (Almira) SUMNER, wife of Joseph Thomas KENNEDY, that I was referring to; was the daughter of Thomas Hunt Sumner II (1791-1880) and Margaret SPRINGER; and the granddaughter of Samuel Lockhart Sumner, b.11 Jun 1766, Hebron, CT., m. Sarah TYLER, 23 Jan 1793.

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2005 ONLINE POST

Orrin Potter b. 1794 Vermont; was he son of Aaron Potter?

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/5616.html

Posted by: Cliff Roberts (ID *****0895) Date: September 20, 2005 at 16:32:07

†† of 6434

Looking for parents of Orrin Potter, b. ca. 1794; enlisted in Vermont Militia ca. 1812 at Milton Vt. Moved to New York after 1830, then to Canada after 1850. He was a carpenter and farmer; had at least two families, one in US and one in Lincoln Co. Ontario; died sometime after 1861. Believed to be the son of Aaron Potter, one of the earliest settlers in Milton, Vermont. Any help will be appreciated!

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2005 ONLINE POST

Orrin POTTER ~ Vermont WAR of 1812-14 ~ Lookup Reply

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/5617.html

Posted by: J. transcriber (ID *****1076) Date: September 20, 2005 at 19:51:51

In Reply to: Orrin Potter b. 1794 Vermont; was he son of Aaron Potter? by Cliff Robertsof 6434

Hi Cliff,

ORRIN POTTER.

Enlisted Sept. 25, 1813 in company of Capt. Jonathan Prentiss Jr., Dixon's Regt.

 

STATE OF VERMONT ROSTER OF SOLDIERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-14, prepared and published under the direction of Herbert T. Johnson, The Adjutant General, 1933, page 341. Transcribed by Jan

 

Sorry, this soldier was not my ancestor, and I only have military data.

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2008 ONLINE POST

Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/6225.html

Posted by: Bob Neher (ID *****4390) Date: August 31, 2008 at 01:04:07

In Reply to: Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada by Cindy Murphyof 6434

Hello,

My name is Robert Martin Neher and I think we might be related. My grandfather was Glenn Thomas Martin, b.1885, d. 1935. His father was Orrin Caleb Martin, b. 1847, d. 1922. His father and mother were Ozias Caleb Martin, b. 1815, d. 1902; and Elizabeth A. (Potter) Martin, b. about 1827, d. Unknown. I would like to find out more about the Potter family and any older information that you may know about who Ozias's parents and grandparents were.

Thanks for your help,

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Bob

"Sunny, 85 degrees, with a light breeze".

bob.neher@gmail.com

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2008 ONLINE POST

Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada

http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/6226.html

Posted by: Cindy Murphy (ID *****2913) Date: September 02, 2008 at 14:11:55

In Reply to: Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada by Bob Neherof 6434

Bob-

I haven't worked on this line for awhile, but I just got an e-mail from another family member with this information:

"Orrin Potter's family back in Vermont. His father Aaron was in the Revolutionary War and was one of the last continental soldiers to be discharged. He married Susannah Wilkerson in Massachusetts after the war and their first child, Thompson, was born there. They moved to Vermont in the 1790's and eventually settled at Milton. Aaron was a tailor by trade, but infirmities made it difficult to earn a living; he avoided prison in 1820 only by signing the "debtors oath." One of Orrin's brothers, Arvin, did serve a prison term for stealing a horse! Actually, I have learned more about his family than about Orrin himself. I still haven't identified his first wife or the children he had, and I still haven't located a record confirming his death. Rumors persist that he did not die in Canada in 1862-63. I told you about finding an "Orrin Potter" in Lenawee County, Michigan, on the 1870 census. Now, another researcher is convinced that Orrin actually died in 1871 in Michigan and is buried in Grand Rapids! I confirmed there is a headstone at Valley City Cemetery, Grand Rapids, with the inscription "Potter, Orrin S," showing that he died January 3, 1871, at the age of 73 years, 27 days. He is buried in the same plot as Ozias Caleb Martin (b. 1815; d. 1902) and his wife, Eliza Potter Martin (b. 1826; d. 1877). The conjecture is that Orrin S. was the father of Eliza Potter Martin. Some weight is added to that by the fact that Ozias and Eliza named their first-born son Orrin (b. 1847; d. 1922). I have researched the Martin family of

Grand Rapids, but as yet have found nothing to definitely link "our" Orrin Potter to the one on the 1871 Michigan census, or the one buried in Grand Rapids. It is interesting, however, that the son Orrin was born at Somerset Township, Niagara County, New York, circa 1847 - a period when we know "our" Orrin was living in Niagara County, New York. It is also interesting that Eliza Potter was born circa 1826 in Vermont, where we know "our" Orrin was living at that time. The search

continues."

Perhaps you have further information?

Cindy

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2008 ONLINE POST

Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada

Posted by: Bob Neher (ID *****4390) Date: September 02, 2008 at 19:14:15

In Reply to: Re: Orrin Potter VT/Canada by Bob Neherof 6434

Cindy,

Thanks for the additional info. I'm pretty sure that Orrin Potter is the father of Eliza, wife of Ozias Caleb Martin (who is my great great grandfather). I'll send the data that I have in a few days. I have a friend in Grand Rapids who will do some leg work there for me. I have also ordered Ozias Martin's Civil War file and should get that in the next few days. I have lots of data on Orrin Caleb Martin and his dad, Ozias. I'll keep you posted.

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Bob

bob.neher@gmail.com

"Sunny, 85 degrees, with a light breeze".

bob dot neher at gmail dot com

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UNKNOWN SOURCE

Joseph Thomas Kennedy

b Sept 1815 Somerset, Eng

d 29 May 1871 Delaware, Middlesex, Ont, Can

marr Sarah Almira Sumner on 21 Nov 1843 in Delaware Twp with Rev Potter Jones, Wesleyan Methodist min

children:

1. Elizabeth Kennedy b 1845 marr John Simpson

2. John Kennedy b ~1848

3. Thomas Hunt Kennedy b ~1849 marr Julia A. Patrick

4. Daniel Kennedy b 1852 marr Frances ___

5. Benjamin Kennedy b 1855 marr Catherine Darrach

6. Sarah Jane Kennedy b 1856 (died young)

7. Joseph F. Kennedy b 1859 marr Ellen A. Young

8. Frances J. Kennedy b ~1860 marr Nellie Coulter

9. Margaret b 25 Oct 1861 Delaware Twp d 31 Jul 1929 cem Zion Cemetery, Watertown marr George Wellington Potter (b 24 Dec 1853 Sarnia, ON d 20 May 1922 Moore Twp, Sanilac County, MI cem Zion) marr 27 Apr 1881 Methodist-Episcopal Church, Westminster Twp, Middlesex Co.

10. Frederick Alfred Kennedy b 1865 marr Sarah Marks

11. Henry Wentworth Kennedy b 1867

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