Bible of William Henry Benton and Julia Ettie Smith [Potter]
Additional information on this family would be appreciated and will be shared upon request.
Approximate size: 12 1/2 by 10 inches and 5 inches thick.
Issue: "1492 The Jubilee Year, in Commemoration of the Discovery of America 1892 - The Pronouncing Edition by the U.S. Centennial Commmision". Copyrights secured 1872 to 1890. It was printed in Philadelphia by the A.J. Holman & Co., No. 1222 Arch Street in 1892.
Researching this Bible has been interesting. It contains tintypes as well as written records entered by several people over the years.
The Bible records began with Marriages and the first entry was for William H. Benton and Julia E. Potter married May 18th 1888 in Woodhull, NY.
Julia had been married previously to George M. Potter of Troupsburg b 1 Oct 1848 d 10 Apr 1885 and had brought 7 children to this second marriage with her and their records are included as well as their father.
It is my assumption that this Bible may have been passed on to the family of Mary Benton [sister of William Henry]who married John Tanner as there are tintypes of the Tanner children.
It then went to the Robert Bailey Potter family and was so kept and returned to my father Wayne L. Benton by Anna Audreta Potter Eddy.
William H. Benton & Julia E. Potter May 18, 1888 Woodhull,NY
Lewis W. Potter & Ellen Waight Jan 2, 1898 Greenwood, NY
Edward M. Waight & Addie Potter Jan 1, 1899 Greenwood, NY
George M. Potter & Annabelle Sanford Jul 16, 1903 Troupsburg NY
Robert B. Potter and Gertrude Gunn Nov 25, 1909 [prob Troupsburg, NY]
William H. Benton Aug 8, 1856
Julia E. Benton Oct 20, 1858
Lewis W. Potter Nov 18, 1877
Addie Potter Mar 28, 1879
Robert B. Potter Jun 18, 1884
Huldah A. Benton Jun 8, 1889
Willis Lynn Benton Jan 31 1894
George M. Potter, Sr. Oct 1, 1848
Willis Lynn Benton Jun 15, 1961
George M. Potter, Sr. Apr 10, 1885
Lewis W. Potter May 3, 1959
Gertude V. Potter Jan 31, 1966 born 1889
George M. Potter Jan 6, 1966
Anna Belle Potter Jun 21 1966
Robert Bailey Potter Apr 1, 1972
Children of Lewis W. Potter and Ellen Waight
Alma Potter b Jun 25, 1898
George E. Potter b Jan 24, 1900
Mary E. Potter b Feb 8, 1903
L. Glenn Potter b Aug 28, 1904
Addie Potter b Jan 16, 1910
Andrew Potter b May 25, 1914
Ellen Potter b Nov 5, 1917
Eva J. Waight, dau of E.M. and Addie Waight b May 28, 1908
Glen Edward Waight b May 20, 1919
Children of George M. Potter & Annabelle Sanford
Carlton Potter b May 1, 1904
Clayton Potter b Dec 11, 1905
Hughbert Potter b Oct 28, 1907
Genevive Elizabeth b Jun 20, 1913
Audreta Potter,dau of Robert & Gertrude Potter b Aug 18,1912
Jeremiah J. Smith b Apr 11, 1824 Ireland d Mar 18, 1895
Huldah M. Bailey b Dec 13, 1827 NY d Mar 4, 1862
Jeremiah and Huldah were married Oct 12, 1849
Esther Josephine Smith b Apr 7,1851 Pittson, PA d Jul 9,1918
Hannah Jane Smith b Feb 7, 1853 Pittson, PA d Nov 6, 1860
Lewis Wesley Smith b May 1, 1858 Troupsburg, NY d Oct 1,1886
Eva Elizabeth Smith b Jan 9,1857 Troupsburg,NY d Mar 19,1822
Julia Ettie Smith b Oct 21, 1858 Troupsburg, NY
Huldah Ann Smith b Jun 21,1860, Troupsburg,NY d Mar 24,1866?
Jeremiah J. Smith and Elizabeth Smith married Nov 15, 1862
Huldah Almira Smith b Feb 11, 1864 d Sep 19, 1866
Hannah Jane Smith b Jan 5, 1867 d Seo 19, 1890
Emma Orilla Smith b Jul 17 1870 d ?
Thomas J. Smith b Dec 28, 1873 d Apr 19, 1875
Lewie Smith Skillman b May 28, 1889 d Apr 13, 1897
Roland C. Eddy b May 20, 1909 Troupsburg, NY
Anna Audreta Potter Eddy b Aug 18, 1912 Troupsburg, NY
Roland and Audreta were married (PRIVATE)Troupsburg, NY
Laurice Dean Eddy b (PRIVATE)Troupsburg, NY
m Susan Muuse? b (PRIVATE) Rochester, NY
Sheryl Lyn Eddy b (PRIVATE)Rochester, NY
Christine Sue Eddy b (PRIVATE) Rochester, NY
Mahlon Curtis Eddy b (PRIVATE) Troupsburg, NY
m Alice Nash b (PRIVATE) Rochester, NY
Curtis Roland Eddy b (PRIVATE)
Diane Laura Eddy b (PRIVATE)
1. Newspaper clipping of picture of "The Late John Grumley". There is a tintype that may be of this same person with two young fellows unnamed.
2. Tintype of family of William Henry Benton: William, Julia, Huldah and Willis Lynn
3. Tintypes of Lee Tanner
4. Tintype of Johnnie Tanner
5. Tintype of O.B. Hubbard
6. Tintype of Mary Hubbard
7. Tintype of Grandmother Benton Eliza
8. Tintype of Burr Rogers
9. Tintype of Ida Tausher
10. Tintype of Ella Folgelsonger
11. Tintype of unidentified elderly lady that may be another of Julia
NOTE -- Because of Privacy reason's and staying within the NY State statutes - the ones marked PRIVATE are up to date if you would like further information please contact the submitter. Judy