|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1792|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1860|
Atlee, who was born on the General Wayne Farm , may have been named for Samuel Atlee who served as an officer under General Anthony Wayne in the Revolutionary War, or for Samuel's son, William Atlee, who married General Wayne's daughter, Margaretta on November 3, 1790.
Atlee received a good practical English education and followed his trade of stonemason in Chester, Delaware and Schuylkill Counties.
He enlisted in the war of 1812 in Captain James Lackey's 5th Company of the 65th Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Pearson. His company was stationed at Camp Marcus Hook, until all danger of a British attack on Philadelphia had passed away. On October 11, 1814, Atlee was in Captain John Harris' Company.
Atlee lived most of his life on the homestead farm near Berwyn originally built or purchased by his father Martin in 1793.
Martin, listed as Martin Pottoff, and his family are recorded as Easttown Township residents in the first US Census of 1790. During his lifetime, Atlee's father Martin was known as Martin Potter, Martin Pottorf, Martin Pottoff, and Martin Buttorff.
In 1793, Martin purchased a family homestead farm. Their house, a small two-story stone cottage just off Leopard Road near Berwyn was either constructed by Martin (or an earlier resident now unknown). The cottage typified a farm house in this era in this part of Pennsylvania. When Martin died in 1812, a son, Joseph, took over operation of the farm. In 1824 his son Atlee took ownership of the farm. The property remained under the ownership of the Atlee Potter family until 1921, when it was sold following the death of Atlee's only son, William Atlee Potter in 1920.
The house still stands off Leopard Road. In 2004, the house was featured on the February 2004 page of a Calendar of Historic Houses, issued in celebration of the Easttown Township Tri-centennial.
Martin Batdorf (1761 - 1812)
Wendelena Von Ebrecht Batdorf (1749 - 1834)
Ann Ivester Potter (1797 - 1876)
Sarah Ann Potter (1838 - 1918)*
William Atlee Potter (1839 - 1920)*
Joseph Potter (1779 - 1837)**
Martin Potter (1783 - 1853)*
Atlee Potter (1792 - 1860)
Old Saint David Church Cemetery
Plot: Lot 155 in the "Old Yard"
Created by: Bob George
Record added: Aug 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114764770
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