Potter, New York
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Biography
- 2.2 Business
- 2.3 Cemeteries
- 2.4 Churches
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 History
- 2.7 Repositories
- 2.8 Town Records
- 2.9 Vital Records
- 2.10 References
- 2.11 Places
Communities: Cole Corners · East Potter · Potter · Voak · Yatesville
- 1793: First settled.
- December 1856: Additional land added from Town of Middlesex.
City: Rushville is split in two counties, in Ontario County. Mayor's office is on Yates County side while Rushville's cemetery is located on Ontario County side.
Town of Potter (New York Roots)
Potter Businesses (New York Roots)
northeast corner of West Swamp Road and Reynolds Road, served area known as Moontown or Hoardtown.
Arnold Potter Family
off east side of Voak Road, north of NYS Route 364, just west of Town of Benton line
abandoned, off Fitch Road, south of Fergusons Corners Road, south of Ontario County line
north side of Harvey Road, east of NYS State Route 247, one of oldest public cemeteries, served Rushville.
off west side of Fitch Road, north of Harvey Road, north of Perry Family
Gilbert Sherer Farm
off Phelps Road, west of NYS State Route 364
north of Fergusons Corners Road, east of Voak Road
active cemetery, serving mainly the community of Potter, south of NYS State Route 364, north of Italy Valley Road
off west side of Fitch Road, north of Harvey Road, south of Gardner Family
Shuman (likely spelled Schumann)
west side of East Swamp Road, north of Fergusons Corners Road. Area settled mostly by the ethnic Germans from state of Pennsylvania, later a large group of Alsatians families came in.
west side of East Swamp Road, south of intersection of East Muck Road.
northeast corner of intersection of Boots Road and Middle Road. Often called Barber or VanZandt/Barber.
north side of East Muck Road between Voak Road and Town of Benton line.
north side of Old County Road, west of Yatesville Road.
Potter Churches (New York Roots)
1850 Census (New York Roots)
Town History (New York Roots)
Early Settlers (New York Roots)
Family Sketches (New York Roots)
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Middlesex Heritage Group
Middlesex Town Hall, Route 364
Middlesex, New York 14507
Phone: 716-554-3607 or 6592
Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm
Potter Town Clerk
1226 Phelps Road
Potter Center, New York 14527
The following records have been filmed, and except for the vital records may be viewed by the public at the town hall, at the County Historian's office in Penn Yan, and at the State Library in Albany:
- 1868-1972 (missing 1892, 1913) Assessment Rolls
- 1832-1992 Minute Books
- 1874-1966; 1977-1993 Birth records
- 1874-1993 Death records
- 1874-1993 Marriage records (licenses 1993)
- 1833-1958 Highway Surveys
- 1879-1897; 1910-1964 Chattel Mortgages; 1936-1964 Conditional Sales
- 1891-1991 Various years for Justice Dockets
- 1860-1884 School commissioners' minute book
Potter Town Historian
Middlesex, New York 14507
To locate additional published and transcribed records for Potter, New York check:
- Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.