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.
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 ).
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