GEORGE POTTS, of Unionport, a rominent citizen of Jefferson county and wifely known as a carriage manufacturer was born in Washington county, Penn., April 11, 1830. He is of Irish descent, his parents more remote ancestry, having been natives of that country. His grandparents, George and Margaret (McKeever) Potts, were born in county Cavan, and thence emigrated in 1792, to AMerica witht heir three children: John, who was drowned during the voyage; Sarah, afterward Mrs. Hammond and Thomas who was born in 1791 and died in 1835. The latter by his wife Jane, who was born in county Cavan, about 1796 and died July 21, 1873, had three children, Hugh, deceased, George and William. George the subject of this mention had in his early days but limited opportunities for education having to devote himself, soon in life to the trade which he has since followed. This he has continued in partnership with his brother with pronounced success, and the firm now has a large trade, and the reputation of doing the best work in the county. During four months of the civil war, Mr. Potts served in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, with the office of orderly sergeant. He enlisted at Columbus, May 15, 1864 and was discharged in September of the same year. In politics Mr. Potts is a republican. He is a member of the Masonic order, and is quartermaster of the local post of the G. A. R. On October 13, 1867, he was married to Adeline Scott Holmes, by whom he has had three children: Harry Thomas, John W., and Elizabeth Jane. He and wife and daughter are members of the Disciple church.
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