Mary Taylor

1750–1841 (Age 91)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Taylor was born on 24 January 1750, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Taylor, was 31 and her mother, Naomi Gilbert, was 25. She married Barnabas Potter on 30 April 1778, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 31 January 1841, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Passumpsic, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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Mary Taylor
Barnabas Potter
Marriage: 30 April 1778
William Potter
Barnabas Potter
Polly Potter
Thomas Potter
Naomi Potter
Theophilus Potter

Spouse & Children

30 April 1778
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 41

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 50

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Potter, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Mary Potter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Mary Potter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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