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Morris Birkbeck Pote
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1844
New Harmony
Posey County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1930
Posey County
Indiana, USA

Co A 91st Reg Ind. Vol
Postmaster General New Harmony IN
Was born in Harmony township July 18, 1844. He lived on a farm in section 31 practically all the younger years of his life. When the civil war broke out he was among the first to answer his country's call. July 28, 1862, Mr. Pote, although an extremely young man, enlisted in company A., ninety-first Indiana regiment, Captain Carson commanding. The regiment was in several sharp engagements before they had been in service very long. They were about Ringgold, Ga., until Atlanta had been taken, and then moved toward Nashville after Hood, the confederate commander. They then embarked on steamboats bound for Cincinnati, going to Washington, thence to Alexandria,Va., where they boarded ship for Smithfield, N.C., destined for Fort Anderson. From Wilmington, N.C., the regiment moved to Goldsboro, that state, to form a junction with Sherman, and were engaged at Raleigh when the confederate force under Johnston surrendered. Mr. Pote received his discharge in June, 1865. Thomas Pote, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in England and came to Harmony township in the early 30's. The mother also came from England. There are only two children living, Morris B. Pote and Henry Pote. Mr. Pote was married May 6, 1866 to Miss Mary Schnee, a native of Harmony township. They have five children, all daughters. He has always been a republican in politics serving as committeeman for more than a score of years. He was appointed postmaster in New Harmony July 1, 1897. He belongs to the Odd Fellows and John K. Highman Post G. A. R. No. 414. (Illustrated Atlas of Posey County, Indiana 1900)
 (bio by: David Fisher) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Butland Pote (1817 - 1901)
  Maria Coad Pote (1816 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Schnee Pote (1846 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Carrie Pote Bailey (1867 - 1953)*
  Anna Pote (1869 - 1938)*
  Franky Pote (1871 - 1872)*
  Fredie Pote (1873 - 1873)*
  Rachel Pote Crabb (1874 - 1951)*
  Henry Pote (1878 - 1878)*
  Maurice Pote (1878 - 1878)*
  Geraldine Pote Youngblood (1890 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Pote (1840 - 1851)*
  Henry R Pote (1842 - 1925)*
  Morris Birkbeck Pote (1844 - 1930)
  John Pote (1847 - 1847)*
  George W. Pote (1848 - 1864)**
  Mary Ann Pote Smith (1850 - 1886)**
  Noah Pote (1851 - 1852)**
  Maria Pote (1852 - 1864)**
  Elizabeth R. Pote Hunter (1855 - 1935)**
  Frederich Pote (1857 - 1858)**
  Susie B Pote Kemmerling (1864 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
New Harmony
Posey County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Cubbiegirl
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36356292
Morris Birkbeck Pote
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Morris Birkbeck Pote
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Morris Birkbeck Pote
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