Thomas Potter

Male6 January 1783–4 August 1857

Brief Life History 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, East Springfield, Springfield Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Potter
Laura Tyrrell
Marriage: 9 January 1806
Rev. Lewis Levi Potter
Charles Potter
Charles Cook Potter
Joel Potter
Riley Potter
Louisa Potter
Betsey Potter
Thomas Brayton Potter
Laura Ann Potter
Jane Potter
Lorenzo Dow Potter
Benajah T. Potter
Olive P Potter

Sources (4)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1806Fort Edward, Fort Edward, Washington, New York, United States
  • Children (13)

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    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.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1799: Essex, New York, United States


    Age 20

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch; 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.

    In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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