Lois Potter

30 January 1762–13 April 1852 (Age 90)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lois

When Lois Potter was born on 30 January 1762, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Theophilus Potter, was 37 and her mother, Lois Walker, was 31. She married Theophilus Knight on 15 September 1794, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 13 April 1852, in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Theophilus Knight
Lois Potter
Marriage: 15 September 1794
Ansel Knight
Erastus Knight
Theophilus Harris Knight
Eraste Knight

Spouse and Children

15 September 1794
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 19

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 24

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.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lois Knight in household of Erastus Knight, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lois Potter, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lois in entry for Ansel Knight, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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