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Potter Hill Cemetery

Lot 40 town of Taylor , Land given by Royal Inman in 1826 , as a free burying ground.

Deeded by Noel Seamans foster son and heir to Inman's property Nov. 5 , 1858 to William Eddy , Wilson Elwood , Thomas C. Wentworth , Kelsey Davis , Paris Potter , and Isaac H. Smith as trustees of the Potter Hill Burying Ground. Now surrounded by state reforestation.

Named in honor of 3 brothers and 2 sisters that settled there about 1817.

Pardon , Charles , and Hardin Potter all buried there, Hardin having a family of 13 boys.

ALEXANDER Leroy Alexander , d. Sept. 6 , 1860 , ae 40 yr. 11 m. 23 da.
  Lovicy , wife of L. Alexander , d. Feb. 22 , 1903 , ae 66 yr. 8 m. 21 da.
  (dau. of Miles Brown)
  Ermina A. , dau. Of Leroy and Lovicy Alexander ,
  d. Nov. 26 , 1859 , ae 1y. 1m. 6 da.
   
ALLIS Israel Allis , b. Dec. 9 , 1809 , d. May 3 , 1891
  Pauline Eddy , his wife , b. Oct. 24 , 1816 , d. Mar 4 , 1894 , (dau. of Wm. Eddy)
  Wm. McKendre , b. Nov, 27 , 1836 , d. Feb. 15 , 1843
  Abigail J. , b. May 23 , 1839 , d. Feb. 14 , 1843
  Infant May 1843
  Lydia M. , b. June 22 , 1845 , d. Feb. 4 , 1854 (children of Israel Allis)
   
BAKER Russell Baker , burried beside Adella ( no stone) died Nov. 9 , 1904 , ae 84 yr.
  Adella C. wife of Russel R. Baker , d. Jan. 3 , 1867 ,ae 42 yr.
   
BARBER Benjamin D. son of Calvin M. and Polly Barber , d. Sept. 2 , 1849 , ae 2 yr. 1 m. 26 d.
   
BARNES Betsey wife of Oliver Barnes , d. May 10 , 1826 , ae 60 yr.
  (second burial in yard May 12 PM)
   
BARNS Ursula Hungerord wife of Norman Barns , d. Dec.19 , 1850 , ae 76 yr. 2 mo. 22 d.
   
BARRETT Ezra ,son of Jonas and Olive Barrett , d. Feb. 9 , 1859 , ae 20 yr 3 mo. 4 da.
   
BROOKS BABY (son of Sam and Celia Brooks , b. & d. Nov. 2 , 1922)
   
BROWN Charles S. son of Levi & Louisa Brown , d. Dec. 31, 1859 , ae 11 yr. 2 mo. 25 da.
  Miles Brown , d. Oct. 11 , 1882 , ae 81 yr.
  Lucinda , wife of Miles Brown , d. Apr. 13 , 1869 , ae 58 yr. 1. d.
  Lucy E. , dau. of M. & L. Brown , d. Oct. 9 , 1849 , ae 9 yr. 9 mo. 28 da.
   
BOWEN Lydia , dau. of Ashel & Artimesa Bowen , d. May 7 , 1852 , ae 1 yr. 6 mo. 27 da.
   
COBB Zilpha P. wife of William Cobb , d. Aug. 19, 1854 , ae 30 yr. 6 mo.
  Francis E. son of Wm. & Zilpha P. Cobb , d. July 28 , 1852 , ae 2 yr. 6 mo. 10 da.
   
CHAMPION Diana , wife of Ezra Champion , d. Aug. 28 , 1846 , ae 42 yr.
  Elijah Champion , d. June 3 , 1840 , ae 44 yr. 6 mo. 10 da.
  Polly , wife of Elijah Champion d. Mar. 15 , 1836 , ae 36 yr. 6 mo. 18 da.
  Juliana , wife of Elijah Champion , d. Feb. 16 , 1840 , ae 30 yr. 2 mo. 16 da.
  Hardin Champion , d. May 18 , 1852 , ae 24 yr. 2 mo. 20 da.
  (son of Elijah , longest grave in yard ,Tallest person ever know here said to have been nearly 7 feet.)
   
COLE Emeline Cole d. July 30 , 1874 , ae 29 ,yr. 3 mo. 2 da.
  Newel Cole d. Apr. 23 , 1861 , ae 71 yr. 3 mo. 2 da.
  Susan , wife of Newel Cole d. Dec. 9 , 1862 , ae 57 yr. 8 mo.
  Mary F. dau. of N. & S. Cole , d. Aug. 30 , 1849 , ae 25 yr. 1 mo. 24 da.
  William M. son of N. & S.Cole , d. Aug. 9 , 1833 , ae 3 yr. 4 mo. 24 da.
   
McCOLE Wm. McCole d. Sept. 11 , 1863 , ae 3 yr. 1 mo. 8 da.
   
CORNING B. L. Corning , d. Mar. 17 , 1883 , ae 72 yr.
  Lydia A. Eddy , wife of Benjamin L. Corning , d. Oct. 21 , 1858 , ae 39 yr. 11 mo. 24 da.
   
CRAFTS Fredrick Marion Craft , d. July 1876 , ae 3 yr. 8 mo.
   
DAVIS Robert Davis , d. Oct. 24 , 1830 , ae 78 yr. 2 mo. 24 da.
  Dezire wife of Robert Davis , d. Jan. 31 , 1835 , ae 82 yr. 10 mo.
  Elizabeth , dau. of Robert & Dezire Davis , d. Dec. 25 , 1855 , ae 69 yr. 8 mo. 18 da.
  Joel Davis , is burried beside Nancy , (no stone)
  Nancy , wife of Joel Davis , d. May 16 , 1851 , ae 63 yr. 10 mo. 19 da.
  Kelsey Davis , d. Aug. 31 , 1885 , 66 yr. (son of Joel )
  Susan , his wife , d. Mar. 20 , 1911 ,ae 86 yr.
  Ara G. son of Kelsey & Susan Davis , d. Mar. 15 , 1860 , ae 2 yr. 3 mo. 2 da.
   
EDDY William Eddy , d. Apr. 6 , 1875 , ae 80 yr.
  Juliana , wife of Willaim Eddy , d. Jan. 12 , 1864 , ae 65 yr. 5 mo. 10 da.
  Charles P. son of Wm. & Juliana Eddy , d. Oct. 5 , 1848 ,ae 27 yr. 5 mo.
   
ELWOOD Nancy Eliza , wife of Wilson M. Elwood , d. May 10 , 1854 , ae 30 yr. 10 mo. 25 da.
  Samuel W. son of Wm. M. & Nancy E. Elwood , d. Nov. 17 , 1849 , ae 11 mo.
  Sarah Jane , wife of Wilson M. Elwood , d. June 19, 1861 ae 24 yr. 6 mo. 11 da.
  Uri , son of Wilson M. & Olive Elwood , d. Jan. 31, 1870 , ae 1 yr. 9 mo. 15 da.
   
FOSTER Daniel Foster , 1773-1837 (son of Jonathan Rev.Soldier)
  Abigail Barrett , his wife 1778-1852
  Charles Foster , d. Aug. 26 , 1889 , ae 80 yr. 3 mo. 23 da. (son of Daniel )
  Lavinia Z. wife of Charles Foster , d. Feb. 3 , 1869 , ae 52 yr. 7 o. 26 da.
  Jessie C. son of Charles and Lavinia Z. Foster, d. Mar. 21 , 1860 , ae 4 yr. 4 mo. 7 da.
   
HENRY Julia , wifeof Hiram Henry , d. July 7 , 1869 , ae 40 yr. 5 mo.
   
HOAG Jane Gay , wife of Eliab(sic) d. Sept. 13 , 1875 , ae 78 yr. 8 mo.
  John, son of Eliab(sic) & Jane Hoag ,
  d. Apr. 2 , 1852 , ae 21 yr. 9 mo. 23 da.
   
HOPE Betsey M. , wife of James Hope , d.Aug. 29 , 1860 ae 19 yr.5 mo. 9 da. (dau. of Charles Foster)
   
HOPKINS Wanton Hopkins , d. Mar. 3 , 1861 , ae 75 yr. 9 mo.
  Mercy , wife of Wanton Hopkins , d. Mar 1 , 1865 , ae 79 yr. 10 mo. 22 da.
  Hellen J. , wife of U.D. Hopkins , (dau. of Charles & Sally Potter), d. Apr. 4 , 1870 , ae 23 yr. 3 mo. 26 da.
   
HYER Charles Hyer , d. Mar. 6 , 1844 , ae 43 yr. 5 mo. 2 da.
  Betsey , wife of Charles Hyer , d. Apr. 1 , 1879 , ae 75 yr.
   
HYDE Mary , wife of Eleazer Hyde , d. Apr. 28 , 1853 , ae 72 yr. 2mo. 10 da.
   
JOSLIN Elder F. Joslin , a preacher of the Baptist Constitution , d. Aug. 30 , 1829 , ae 75 yr.
  Olive , dau. of Clark & Margaret Joslin , d. Feb. 26 , 1837 , ae 12 yr. 8 mo. 4 da.
   
KIBBE Joel Kibbe , ae 82 yr. 6 mo. , 1797-1880 (son of Joesph )
  Sophia , wife of Joel Kibbe , 1797-1889 (dau. of Reuben Bisbe)
  Jared E.C.G.Kibbe , 18301893 (son of Joel)
  Lucena A. Foster , Wife of J.E.C.G.Kibbe , 18371916 (dau. of Cha's Foster)
  Orsen F. Kibbe , d. Oct. 8, 1884 , ae 18 yr. 10 mo.
  Baby George , (son of J.E.C.G.Kibbe)
   
KINNE Amy , wife of Stephen Kinne , d. Oct. 11 , 1846 , ae 63 yr.
   
LYON Nancy , wife of Pardon Lyon ,d. Dec.31, 1853 , ae 51 yr.
  Emerancy F. , dau. of Pardon H. & Nancy Lyon , d. Oct. 18, 1851 , ae 4 yr. 7 mo. 9 da.
  Holden E. , son of Pardon H. & Ruby Lyon , d. Feb.9 , 1859 , ae 24 yr. 6 mo. 22 da.
  Abagail , widow of Joseph , d. Nov. 22 , 1850 , ae 76 yr.
  John O.A. Lyon , d.Feb. 9 , 1859 , ae 29 yr.
  Pardon Lyon , beside his wife Nancy (no stone)
   
NEFF Charles L. (son of Luther & Jane Neff) Co.G. 31st Reg. Wis. Vol's. d. Dec. 26 , 1887 , ae 48 yr.
  James H. son of B. & N. Neff , d. May 10 , 1849 , ae 1 yr. 1 mo. (Ben & Nancy)
   
  Christopher was father of the 3 brothers
   
POTTER Pardon Potter , d. Jan. 11 , 1858 , ae 87 yr.
  Parris Potter , d.Feb. 23, 187__5 ?, ae 79 yr. 11 mo. 12 da. (son of Pardon)
  Nancy wife of Parris Potter , d. Jan.9 , 1864 , ae 62 yr.
   
  ------------------------------------------------
  -------In memory of -------
  ---N.Y.S.V.----- Co. A.------76 Reg.---
  William B. Potter , who died in defence of his country at "Bramwell Potter"
  First man to fall from 76 Reg. Washington , D.C. ae 21 yr. 11 mo. , 14 da.
  (son of Parris)
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  Alice R. dau of J.I.V. & Adelia Potter d. Feb. 25 , 1860 , ae 3 yr. 24 da.
  Charles Potter (1) , d. July 28 , 1848 ae 71 yr. 1 mo. 28 da.
  Paulina (Carver) his wife , 1778--1862
  Mary L. their dau. 1810--1879
   
  Ida Alice dau. of Hanis & Almira Potter d. Aug. 23 , 1849 , ae 4 yr. 8 mo. 13 da.
  Charles W. Potter 1812--1891 (son of Charles 1 )--"Wesley"
 
  Elenanor M. (Spencer) his wife 18171850
  (Their children: Charles H. 1841--1856
  Carver P. 1850--1850 )
  Oliver C. Potter d. June 10 , 1888 , ae 70 yr. (son of Charles 1)"Carver Potter"
 
  Amelia U. his wife d. June 30 , 1901 , ae 74 yr. 9 mo. 9da.(dau. of Charles Hyer)
  Willis D. son of Oliver C. & Amelia U. Potter d. Mar. 28 , 1860 , ae 6 yr. 2 mo. 5 da.
  Wallace D. son of O.C. & A.U. Potter d. Oct. 11 , 1854 , ae 3mo. 17 da.
  Syra Potter d. July 13 , 1880 , ae 79 yr. 1 mo. 8 da. (son of Charles 1)
  Sophia H. wife of Syra Potter d. (Oct. 7 , 1900--error on stone (Richard) Sept. 3 , 1900
  --per Kibbe) ae 96 yr. 3 mo. 8 da.
  Olive A. dau. of Syra & Sophia H. Potter d. Feb. 25 , 1833 , ae 2 yr. 4 mo. 15 da.
  Charles N. son of Syra and Sophia H. Potter d. Mar. 27 , 1836, ae 2 yr. 5 mo. 2 da.
  Olive N. Potter---(no dates on stone)
  Hardin Potter , b. June 8 ,1779 d. Oct. 22 , 1857 is buried beside Ruth but has no stone.
  Ruth (Champion) wife of Hardin Potter d. Jan. 14 , 1836 , ae 45 yr. 8 mo. 25 da.
  -- (parents of 13 boys)--
  Dan C. Potter d. May 9 , 1826 , ae 15 yr. 10 mo. 8 da. (son of Hardin)
  First burial May 12 am--
  Chauncey D. Potter---Co. A.--76 Reg.--N.Y. Vol.--d, June 16 , 1867 , ae 41 yr. (son of Hardin)
  Joel Potter , 1813--1909 (son of Hardin)
  Fanny H. wife of Joel Potter , 1817--1891 (dau. of Daniel Foster)
  Daniel D. son of Joel & Fanny H. Potter , d. Dec. 28 , 1862 , ae 21 yr. 4 mo. 20 da.
  Charles (2) d. May 10 , 1881 , ae 69 yr. 5 mo. 12 da. (son of Hardin )
  Sally (Joslin) his wife , d. Apr. 10 , 1885 , ae 74 yr.
  Olive N. Potter , d. Oct. 29 , 1854 , ae , 14 yr. 4 mo. 26 da. (dau. of Charles 2)
  Hellen J. Potter wife of U.D. Hopkins , dau.. of Charles (2) & Sally Potter d. Apr. 4 , 1870 , ae 23 yr. 3 mo. 26 da.
  Welcome J. Potter---Co. E.--185 th Reg.---N.Y.V.--d. May 17, 1871 , ae. 40 yr. 6 mo. 7 da.(son of Charles 2)
  Llewellen B. -- d. Oct. 12 , 1861 , ae 8mo. 10 da.
  Bion B. , d. May 9 , 1869 , ae 5 yr. 3 mo. 1 da.
   
  Infant son d. Feb. 27 , 1871
 
  Chauncey D. , d. Mar. 11 , 1871 , ae 1 yr. 9 mo. 20 da.
  Ida. E. , d. May 7 , 1885 , ae 7 mo. 20 da.
   
  Safe in Heaven children of G.H.C. & F.M. Potter ,
  ("Hirum Potter" son of Charles 2 , Fanny M. dau. of Rev. Henry M. Bort)
   
  Phylander Potter--Feb. 25 , 1821--Apr. 20 , 1901(son of Hardin)
  Laura wife of Phylander Potter , d. July 5 , 1880 , ae 59 yr.
  Burdett Potter d. May 28 , 1866 , ae 18 yr. 5 mo.(son of Phylander)
  Cynthia wife of John Potter , d. Mar. 1 , 1846 , ae 37 yr. 1 mo. 13 da.
  Osker , son of John & Cynthia Potter , d. May 10 , 1838 , ae 5 yr. 11 mo. 1 da.
 
   
  Helen J. Potter---(no dates on stone)
   
ROGERS Lyman Rogers (soldier in 1812 war) d. Apr. 6 , 1871 , ae 79 yr. 7 mo. 20 da.(had 15 children)
  Hannah Justice Rogers ,b. May 1 , 1800 , d. Oct. 3 , 1889
  Nelson C. son of Lyman & Hannah Rogers , d. Oct. 24 , 1839 , ae 1 yr. 6 mo.
  Lyman Rogers Jr. , d. Feb.27 , 1864 , ae 34 yr. 2 mo 18 da.
   
SERGENT Manford A. son of Lewis & Elizabeth A. Sergent , d. Mar. 16, 1860, ae 1 yr. 7 mo. 10 da.
  Ella Jane dau. of John & Betsey Sergent , d. July 7, 1862 , ae 7 yr. 10 mo. 8 da.
   
SHUFELT Almira S. (dau. of Joel Potter) wife of Edward Shufelt , d. Mar.27 , 1868 ae 29 yr. 29 da.
  Mary J. wife of Ambrose Shufelt ( See Wentworth's below )
   
SMITH Hannah M. wife of Sterling A. Smith , d. Dec. 29,1877 , ae 39 yr. 2 mo. 23 da.
  Anna J. dau. of S.A. & H.M. Smith , d. Oct. 5 , 1885 ae 27 yr.
   
SPENCER Charity dau. of Elihu & Eliza A. Spencer , d. Dec.26, 1852, ae 2 yr. 6 mo.
   
VINING Thomas P. Vining , d. Oct. 15 , 1851 , ae 71 yr.
  Nancy A. wife of Thomas P. Vining , d. Apr.25 , 1849 , ae 69 yr.
  Jenny dau. of C. & S. Vining , d. Aug. 20 , 1870 , ae 1yr. 5 mo.
   
WENTWORTH Thomas C. Wentworth , d. Nov. 2, 1876 , ae 69 yr.
  Hosena Graves wife of Thomas C. Wentworth , d. Aug. 20, 1866, ae 59 yr. 4 mo. 25 da.
  Dennis H. Wentworth 1831-1898
  Mary J. wife of Ambrose Shufelt , d. June 21 ,1870 , ae 29 yr. 9 mo. 21 da.
   
  Homer Wentworth 1830 - 1897
  Harriet C. his wife 1835 - 1917
  Ray C. son of H. & H.C. , d. Jan.21 , 1870 , ae 9 yr. 8 mo. 21 da.
   
  NO STONES-POTTER HILL CEMETERY
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BENEDICT Donald son of Henry & Minnie Benedict , d. Apr. 5 ,1925 , ae 6 mo.
  Paul infant of Henry & Minnie Benedict , d. summer of 1932
  Mary dau. of Miles Brown north beside Miles Brown
   
DAVIS Arcihable Davis beside Kelsey Davis
   
FISH 5 Fish Girls step-dau. of Hardin Potter all died along in their teen-ages. Buried in line between Hardin Potter and Wm. McCole
   
FOSTER Caroline dau. of Daniel & Abigail Foster, b. Oct. 26, 1806 , d. June 13, 1872 , ae 65 yr. 7 mo. 17 da. beside of Betsey M. Hope
   
FREEMAN Infant dau. of Walter & Viva Freeman (top of Kelsey Davis) Viva's grandfather
   
HYER Charles W. son of Eleanor & B.F. Hyer , d. Sept. 23, 1861 , ae 4yr. 5 mo. 15 da. on monument in Truxton never moved (there)
  David son of Charles & Betsey Hyer, d. Aug. 6,1892 , ae 54 yr. 11 mo. 11 da. beside Betsey Hyer.
  Theodore son of Charles & Betsey Hyer, b. June 8, 1832 , d. Mar. 22,1904 behind Lyman Rogers Jr. in with Betsey Hyer
  Leora infant dau. of Wallace Hyer , b.Mar. 18,1898 , d. Sept. 1898 east of Ella Potter
   
INMAN Royal Inman (beside of Hardin Champion.)
  Royal's Wife between her husband and Joel Davis her brother Joel being by his wife Nancy.
   
KIBBE Infant dau. of Emmet & Rosie Kibbe 1911 in Summer at baby George feet & between Sophia & Orson Kibbe
   
MILLS Charles Mills behind Wentworth lot inline with that monument.
   
NEFF Luther Neff in the north west corner of the cemetery.
  Jane Neff his wife at her husbands feet.(Jane Crandall)
   
OLIVER Aaron Oliver north of Charles L . Neff
  Rebecca Oliver his wife just north beside him.
   
PARKER Selvenis (Vean) Alfred Parker , d. June 26, 1901 , ae 54 yr. in back of the yard at foot of Chancey D.Potter
  he has a cut field stone not lettered.
  Mary Bowen his wife beside him with another cut field stone not lettered.
   
PEAK 2 small Boys of Ira & Alshia Peak near Philander Potter.
   
PRENTICE Marian infant dau. of Archie & Elizabeth Prentice , d. Mar. 21, 1935 The 3rd child north of Brooks baby.
   
POTTER Ella Hyer wife of Hollis Potter , dau. of David Hyer , b. Aug. 14 , 1867 , d. Oct. 4, 1911 near center of north wall.
  Cora E. dau. of Ella & Hollis Potter , b. July 5, 1890 d. Sept. 26, 1890 between her mother & north wall.
  S____Potter child of Phylander & Laura toward the north wall from his mother.
   
REYNOLDS Amanda wife of Lyman Reynolds dau. of Alva Powers probably near Rogers.
   
SHUFELT Shufelt girl beside her mother on Wentworth lot.
   
WELLS Fred M. Wells , d. Nov. 13, 1933 , ae 65 yr.back of south east corner of Wentworth lot.



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