Born: 1808-11-10 Indiana
Died: 1900-01-05 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Potter settled in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1820, near the future site of New Salem. He married Casander Elmore in June 1830 in Sangamon County. In 1840, he lived in Menard County with seven other persons in his household. In 1850, he was a farmer in Menard County with $1,000 in real property. By 1860, he owned $3,160 in real property and $966 in personal property.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 17 June 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 297; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 316; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 88; Gravestone, Hash Cemetery, Menard County, IL.