Ithamer J. POTTS

Male 1826 - 1898  (71 years)


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  • Name Ithamer J. POTTS  [1
    Born 19 Feb 1826  York Township, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of Lewis R. Potts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 01 Feb 1898  [1
    Buried Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Information from Mariana L Zuelsdorf -
      Source: History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio by J.A. Caldwell, page 420
      I.J. Potts, eldest son of Lewis R. Potts, was born on the farm on which he now resides in York Township, Belmont County, on the 19th of February, 1825. His father was the first miller at Captina Mills, built by Judge Dillon, in 1822. About the year 1832, his father removed to West Wheeling, where our subject obtained a common school education. He worked with his father in West Wheeling mills until 1841, which he returned to Captina and hired with Michael Dorsey as a miller. In 1849 he formed a partnership with Michael and L.R. Dorsey, which continued ten years, when L.R. retired. The firm of Dorsey and Potts then continued until 1872, when Mr. Potts purchased Dorsey's interest, and the business has since been carried on in the name of I.J. Potts & Sons. On the 17th of October, 1849, Mr. Potts was married to Mary J. Bryson, of Captina. They are the parents of four children, three sons and one daughter. For about thirty years, Mr. Potts has made the milling and mercantile business a success. In the fall of 1875, he was elected commissioner of Belmont County, and served until 1878, when he was re-elected and is filling the office at present. He is recognized as a prudent, able and popular official.

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      In the year 1865, I J Potts, Esq., and Isaac Jones found below a projecting ledge of rocks up Cove run, about a half a mile from its mouth, and near where the battle of Captina was fought, a stone about two feet square, bearing these initials carved legibly upon it - - "L W 1790."
    Person ID I45191  Main Tree

    Family Mary Jane BRYSON,   b. 26 Aug 1826, Belmont Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1911  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 07 Oct 1849  Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Edward Bruce POTTS,   b. Abt 1850, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Idanora POTTS,   b. Abt 1857, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863  (Age ~ 6 years)  [Natural]
     3. Eugene R. POTTS,   b. 16 Feb 1852, Captina, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
     4. Louis Bryson POTTS,   b. 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F11430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S00014] "Descendants of Andreas Getz" by Marianna L. Zuelsdorf.