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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.