Jeremiah Potter

Male1 July 1771–17 October 1843

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Potter was born on 1 July 1771, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Potter, was 35 and his mother, Dinah Gifford, was 38. He married Dorcas Gulick about 1777. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Washington, New York, United States in 1800 and Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States in 1830. He died on 17 October 1843, in Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Potter
Philomela Hoskins
Marriage: 10 January 1796
Diana Potter
Chester W. Potter
Cornelius Potter
Benona Potter
Angeline Potter

Sources (17)

  • Jeremiah Potter, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Jeremiah Potter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • New York Probate Records, 1629-1971;

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1796Washington, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries 1772: Charlotte, New York Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Charlotte, New York, United States


    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 20

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Jeremiah Potter Last Will and Testament - Steuben County, NY

    Steuben County, New York Wills, 1830 - 1849, Vol. 3 - 4, Image 197 of 583 This last will and testament of Jeremiah Potter - I Jeremiah Potter considering the uncertainty of thi …

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