Isaac Potter

 

 

Isaac Potter, farmer, section 17, Clinton Township, is a son of James and Margaret (Thorne) Potter, who were natives of New York State. They came to Illinois in 1853, settling in Kane County, and a year afterward in the above named township, where they spent the remainder of their days. In their family were the following children: Silas, William, Theron, Isaac, Seneca and Fanny.

 

The subject of this sketch was born in Dutchess Co., N.Y., May 7, 1831. When about 15 years of age, he moved to Wyoming County, that State, where he lived until the spring of 1867. He then came to Kane Co., IL, and in 1876 to this county, purchasing 169 acres of land, on which he now resides. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace four years, and other official positions. In his political views he prefers the principles of the Republican Party.

He was married in Allegany Col., N.Y., May 30, 1855, to Miss Mary, daughter of Moses and Polly (Lebrett) Robinson, natives of Massachusetts, who passed the latter portion of their lives in the Empire State. Mr. R. died April 2, 1852, and Mrs. R. Dec. 27, 1861. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have had ten children, namely, Sally, Rufus, Joseph, Hubbard, Philena, Hosea, Harvey, Matilda, Cordelia and Mary. Mrs. Potter was born in Hume, Allegany Co., N.Y., Feb 18, 1834. She is the mother of one child, Florence E., who was born July 3, 1858. She became the wife of Henry B. Bridge, Feb. 6, 1884. He is a farmer residing in Clinton Township.

 

He was married in Allegany Col., N.Y., May 30, 1855, to Miss Mary, daughter of Moses and Polly (Lebrett) Robinson, natives of Massachusetts, who passed the latter portion of their lives in the Empire State. Mr. R. died April 2, 1852, and Mrs. R. Dec. 27, 1861. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have had ten children, namely, Sally, Rufus, Joseph, Hubbard, Philena, Hosea, Harvey, Matilda, Cordelia and Mary. Mrs. Potter was born in Hume, Allegany Co., N.Y., Feb 18, 1834. She is the mother of one child, Florence E., who was born July 3, 1858. She became the wife of Henry B. Bridge, Feb. 6, 1884. He is a farmer residing in Clinton Township.

 

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL

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