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 Cecelia Eliza <I>Potter</I> Ingersoll

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Cecelia Eliza Potter Ingersoll

  • Birth 17 Mar 1826
  • Death 11 Aug 1892
  • Burial Alexis, Warren County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 20688367

Jan 01, 1846 Cecelia married Hiram Ingersoll. She was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, March 14, 1826, and is the daughter of Chester and Eliza Castle Potter. Her parents were natives of Litchfield, Conn., and came to Fulton Co., IL in 1831. They came, in the spring of 1832, to Warren County and located at Rockwell's Mills, where they resided at the time of the Black Hawk War. The family was in the block-house in the fort at the time of the murder of William Martin, in 1832. In 1833 Mr. Potter removed to Kelly Township, and in the same year he erected a grist-mill on Main Henderson Creek. Soon after he built a saw-mill in connection with the mill already standing. Mr. and Mrs. Potter lived in Kelly Townships until their deaths. Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll had one child which died at the age of nine months.

Family lore states that Cecelia possessed a stone used in the grist mill. It is not known what happened to that stone after her death.


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  • Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20688367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecelia Eliza Potter Ingersoll (17 Mar 1826–11 Aug 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20688367, citing Potter Cemetery, Alexis, Warren County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 46925401) .