" ... Mr. Potter married, in Missouri, Miss Adeline Charles, who was born in Vernon County, Mo. He farmed in Vernon County, until 1875, when he came to Chico and began working for wages, on ranches and in sawmills for the Sierra Lumber Company, and for Chapman, McKay and Company in the woods, and as edgerman at Carpenter's Mills. In 1886 he began farming for himself, leasing land and raising grain; this he continued until orchards began to be planted, when he started to work in the orchards. In 1895, he bought a ten-acre peach orchard, which he later dug up and planted the land to almonds and grapes. He sold five acres of the orchard, but still retains the other five.
Mr. and Mrs. Potter have two children; Adeline, Mrs. Zehndner, of Oakland; and Lulu Florence, Mrs. John Briscoe, of Chico. Mr. Potter served for a time as school trustee. He is a Democrat, and has for many years been a member of the fraternity of Odd Fellows. Transcribed by Sharon Walford Yost. Source: "History of Butte County, Cal.," by George C. Mansfield, Pages 1121-1122, Historic Record Co, Los Angeles, CA, 1918.
Benjamin Franklin Potter (1849 - 1939)
Samantha Adeline Charles Potter (1856 - 1885)
Angeline Potter Zehndner (1878 - 1965)*
Jessie Lenora Potter (1882 - 1883)*
Louise Florence Potter Briscoe (1884 - 1962)
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Record added: Feb 02, 2011
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