When Laura B Potter was born on 14 January 1790, in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Potter, was 15 and her mother, Lorana Mason, was 17. She married Isaac Mason on 8 August 1805. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 November 1877, in New Hartford, New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in French Cemetery, Utica, Oneida, New York, United States.
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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