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Yates County Cemetery Project
Part VI: Cemeteries in the town of Potter

Arnold Potter Cemetery: Notes

This family plot is now located in a cow pasture behind the mansion built by Arnold Potter in 1790. Only one stone is still standing undamaged; another is fallen and broken in half. It seems likely other family members were buried here as well.

Arnold Potter himself died in Harrisburg PA in 1810, survived by his wife and children, and by his father. His mother Penelope never came to the New Jerusalem. His father however, after a period of estrangement, was reconciled with the Universal Friend, of whom he had been one of the earliest followers, and certainly the most influential; he died before she did, sometime in the second decade of the 19th century.


Arnold Potter Cemetery: Burials

Brown Sarah # m Wife of Benjamin Brown Sr., resided with his daughter on the Potter farm, died there
Potter Arnold 1822 Jul 19 D ae 24; son of the late Judge [Arnold & Sarah] Potter
Potter Sarah Brown # After 1820 Wife of Arnold Potter & daughter of Benjamin Sr. & Sarah Brown
Potter William 1818 Aug 23 D ae 23; son of the late Judge [Arnold & Sarah] Potter
Potter William Sr. # After 1821 Father of Arnold Potter

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