POTTER COUNTY

HISTORY

Historical Societies

1833. Jefferson County placed in the Eighteenth Judicial District by section 8 of the act of 1833, which reads as follows : " And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of September, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, the said county of Potter, and the counties of McKean, Warren, and Jefferson, shall be formed into a separate judicial district, to be called the Eighteenth District, and a person of integrity, learned in the law, shall be appointed and commissioned by the governor to be president and judge of the Courts of Common Pleas within the said district, which president shall receive the like salary, and have and execute all and singular the powers, jurisdictions, and authority of president judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, Orphans' Court, and justice of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, agreeably to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. The courts in Potter County shall be held on the first Mondays of February, May, September, and December of each year ; the courts in McKean County on the first Monday after those in Potter County ; the courts in Warren County on the first Monday after the courts in McKean County; and the courts in Jefferson County on the first Monday after the courts in Warren County, the courts in each county to continue one week if necessary." #1

Townships in the 1790 Pennsylvania Census

Links to Online Census Records Potter Co., Pennsylvania

History of Potter County Bucknell University

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/potter/history6.html

 

 

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