Barnabas Potter

15 June 1751–10 March 1826 (Age 74)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Barnabas

When Barnabas Potter was born on 15 June 1751, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Theophilus Potter, was 26 and his mother, Lois Walker, was 21. He married Mary Taylor on 30 April 1778, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 March 1826, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Passumpsic, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

30 April 1778
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 40

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Barnabas Potter in entry for Mary Potter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Barnabus Potter in entry for Polly Potter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Barnabas Potter in entry for Naomi P. Winslow, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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