James Potter first married Elizabeth Cathcart who died young and left behind their two children, Elizabeth and John. Later, Potter married his second wife, widow Mary Patterson, and they had five children: James, Martha, Mary, and Margaret.
Gen. Potter's second wife was Mary, widow of Thomas Chambers, daughter of James and Mary Patterson, of Fermanagh township (now Juniata county), and a sister of Capt. William Patterson. The second Mrs. Potter died in 1791 or 1792, in Penn's Valley, and is buried in the old Stanford or Cedar Creek graveyard, near Linden Hall. The children born to the second marriage were: (1) James is mentioned farther on; (2) Martha, born on the
Conococheague, April 10, 1769, married Hon. Andrew Gregg; (3) Mary married George Riddles, a merchant of Middletown, and after his death she wedded William McClelland; Mary H., her daughter by the first marriage, married W.H. Patterson; another daughter, Eliza, married Dr. Joseph B. Ard, of Lewistown, whose heirs owned the old Potter place in White Deer, Union county. (4) Margaret, the youngest daughter, married Edward Crouch, of Dauphin county.
BIO: POTTER Family, Centre County, Pennsylvania
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Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania: Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Etc. Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1898.∼The DAR indicates an additional burial: Mary Patterson Chambers Potter
The stone was there in 1929 when local historian, Adella Spangler, did her inventory. It was missing in 1996.
The Cemeteries of Harris Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Printed by the Centre County Genealogy Society in 1998 page 68
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