Eliza <I>Castle</I> Potter

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Eliza Castle Potter

  • Birth 15 Jul 1788 Plymouth, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 17 Oct 1873 Warren County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Alexis, Warren County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 20688289

Eliza Castle married 1st George Goff, by whom they had three children: Betsy (married John Naper), Pamela (married Heman Bond), and Rufus Stanley (married Anna Ingersoll). By the early 1820s, George had died and Eliza was living with her parents in Ashtabula OH. There she met and married Chester Potter, and it was there that their three children were born: Harriet Abigail, Cecelia Eliza, and Clarissa Emeline.

In 1831, the family migrated to Illinois. In that year, the brothers John and Joseph Naper (founders of Naperville IL) sailed their vessel the "Telegraph" to Chicago, and the Potters were almost certainly among the passengers. John Naper was the husband of Eliza's daughter Betsey. At that time, Chicago had only three log cabins.

Chester, Eliza and their family settled in Warren Co. IL, and lived out their lives there. Chester built the grist mill, for which he made burrs from local stone. These burrs were only 12", and despite their small size, they ground grain for miles around. Chester died in 1851, and Eliza remarried in 1862 to William M. McGreenwood.


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  • Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20688289
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Castle Potter (15 Jul 1788–17 Oct 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20688289, citing Potter Cemetery, Alexis, Warren County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 46925401) .