Thomas Potter

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

The Life Summary 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

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

    (13)

    +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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Potters
    Loncar

    Sources (4)

    • Thomas Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas Potter in entry for Olive P Skiff, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
    • Thomas Potter in entry for Thomas Broughton Potter, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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