Rhoda Ann Langworthy

Female1827–21 February 1885

Brief Life History of Rhoda Ann

When Rhoda Ann Langworthy was born in 1827, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Robert Henry Langworthy, was 42 and her mother, Lois Sisson, was 42. She married Joseph Henry Potter on 14 September 1847. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1870 and Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1880. She died on 21 February 1885, in New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Potter
Rhoda Ann Langworthy
Marriage: 14 September 1847
Alice Potter
Amelia Potter
Harriet Amanda Potter
Joseph Henry Potter
sister Potter
Henry R. Potter

Sources (11)

  • Rhoda A Potter in household of Joseph H Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rhoda Ann Langworthy, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Rhoda Ann Potter, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1847
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 0

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1841 · Dorr Rebellion

    Age 14

    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.


    Age 19

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from either of two places in Devon called Langworthy, from Old English lang ‘long’ + worthig ‘enclosure’.

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

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