Salley Potter

Femaleabout 1815–1857

Brief Life History of Salley

Salley Potter was born about 1815, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States as the daughter of Samuel Potter and Sally Northrup. She married Alfred Bicknell on 7 May 1835. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1857, at the age of 43.

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Alfred Bicknell
Salley Potter
Marriage: 7 May 1835
Hannah Bicknell
Harriet Bicknell
Charles P. Bicknell
George P. Bicknell
Alfred Vernum Bicknell
Horace A. Bicknell
Zimrhoda Ann Bicknell
James Benjamin Bicknell

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Bicknell in entry for Hannah E. Nicholas, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Sarah in entry for Hannah E. Bicknell, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1835Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 15

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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