HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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MRS. ELIZABETH POTTER, farmer; P. O. Tallula; widow of the late Elijah Potter; was born in Jackson Co., Tenn., Oct. 30, 1818, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Graham (Greene), who emigrated to Menard Co., Ill., in 1821, locating upon the farm where she now resides. Sept. 15, 1833, she was married to Mr. Elijah Potter, who was born in White Co., Ill., Feb. 24, 1813, and located with his parents in what is now Menard Co. in 1819. He began doing for himself a poor man, with nothing but a determined mind and willing hands, but, in a few years, it could be seen that Mr. Potter was destined to be a prominent and a wealthy man; success gradually followed his efforts, until he had amassed a fine fortune; he assisted in any matter pertaining to the good of the community; he had bought and improved nearly 1,000 acres; March 23, 1876, he died, mourned by a large circle of acquaintances, friends and relatives; he had two daughters, one of whom now resides with her mother; Mrs. Potter now superintends the farm; she is a lady of fine mental powers and a great-grandmother, but as sprightly as many younger women.


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