Potter, Elijah (Patter)
Born: 1813-02-24 White County, Illinois
Died: 1876-03-23 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: 1834-05-05 Sangamon County, Illinois
Alternate name: Patter
Potter moved to what would become Menard County, Illinois, with his parents in 1816. He married Elizabeth Greene, with whom he had three children. Potter owned a farm which eventually spanned 1,000 acres. In 1860, he owned $10,180 in real estate and $5,232 in personal property.
Gravestone, Greenwood Cemetery East, Tallula, IL; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 541; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 701; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 27; Gravestone, Greenwood Cemetery East, Tallula, IL.