EIGHTH GENERATION
Married Nov 29, 1813.


128. Ezekiel G. Potter was born on Jul 21, 1790 in Hopkinton, RI. He died on Sep 7, 1869.

from Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cortland County, N.Y.
 
    Ezekiel Potter, our subject's grandfather, was born in Rhode Island, but in boyhood removed to Petersburg, N. Y. There he lived, labored and in death went the way of all flesh. His faithful helpmeet was Abigail West. He had married her in Rensselaer County, and had brought her and his children into Scott township, Cortland County, in 1819. Mr. Potter was among the pioneer farmers of this section, and bravely met and sturdily overcame all the obstacles which beset his way. In early life he had been a miller. He served through the War of 1812 as a " post rider," and won distinguished honors. He was politically a faithful member of the Whig party, and filled many local offices. Mr. Potter was essentially a religious man, and a strong supporter of. the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Six children composed his family, among whom was Perry, the father of our subject.
129. Abigail West was born in 1792 and died 12 Jun 1890


Children were:

Julia Ann POTTER
Seraphina1 Elmiza POTTER
child64 i. Deacon Ezekiel Harrison Perry Potter.
Rachel Alzina POTTER
Clark Stillman POTTER
Stephen T.W. POTTER

Sources:

Vital Records of RI, Vol 5
Page: Ezekiel Potter Stephen Potter Sarah Potter 21 Jul 1790

NY Census
1820 POTTER EZEKIEL G. Cortland County NY 576 Scott Federal Population
Schedule NY 1820 Federal Census Index NYS2a1000856
1830 POTTER EZEKIEL G. Cortland County NY 142 Scott Federal Population
Schedule NY 1830 Federal Census Index NYS3a1475725
1840 POTTER EZEKIEL G. Cortland County NY 143 Scott Federal Population
Schedule NY 1840 Federal Census Index NYS4a2085269
1850 POTTER EZEKIEL G. Cortland County NY 259 Scott Federal Population
Schedule NY 1850 Federal Census Index NYS6a2302199

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