Esther Potter

8 April 1735–31 March 1789 (Age 53)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Esther

When Esther Potter was born on 8 April 1735, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Potter, was 28 and her mother, Esther Lines, was 26. She married Joseph Beecher on 28 February 1754, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 31 March 1789, in Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Joseph Beecher
Esther Potter
Marriage: 28 February 1754
Sarah Beecher
John Beecher
Walter Beecher
Nathaniel Beecher
Sybil Beecher
Joseph Beecher
Erastus Beecher
Dr. Hezekiah Beecher
Lines Beecher
Esther Beecher
Sylvester Beecher

Spouse and Children

28 February 1754
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Sarah Beecher


    John Beecher




    Sybil Beecher


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Thomas Potter



    Mary Potter



+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 41

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

Age 41

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 46

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Esther in entry for John Beecher, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther in entry for Joseph Beecher, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther in entry for Walter Beecher, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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