Thomas Potter

6 January 1783–4 August 1857 (Age 74)
Schroon Lake, Schroon, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Potter was born on 6 January 1783, in Schroon Lake, Schroon, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Potter, was 36 and his mother, Eleanor Pease, was 36. He married Laura Tyrrell on 9 January 1806, in Fort Edward, Fort Edward, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 4 August 1857, in East Springfield, Springfield Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Potter
1783–1857
Laura Tyrrell
1788–1871
Marriage: 9 January 1806
Rev. Lewis Levi Potter
1806–1863
Charles Potter
1808–1859
Charles Cook Potter
1808–1885
Joel Potter
1811–1815
Riley Potter
1813–1886
Louisa Potter
1815–1860
Betsey Potter
1817–1862
Thomas Brayton Potter
1820–
Laura Ann Potter
1822–1891
Jane Potter
1824–1860
Lorenzo Dow Potter
1824–1907
Benajah T. Potter
1827–1849
Olive P Potter
1833–1918

Spouse and Children

    Male1783–1857Male

    Laura Tyrrell

    Female1788–1871Female

MARRIAGE
9 January 1806
Fort Edward, Fort Edward, Washington, New York, United States
children

(13)

    Rev. Lewis Levi Potter

    Male1806–1863Male

    Charles Potter

    Male1808–1859Male

    Charles Cook Potter

    Male1808–1885Male

    Joel Potter

    Male1811–1815Male

    Riley Potter

    Male1813–1886Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 4

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1803

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Potter in entry for Olive P Skiff, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Thomas Potter, "Find A Grave Index"

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