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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Family Time Line

Joseph Beecher
1731–1821
Esther Potter
1735–1789
Marriage: 28 February 1754
Sarah Beecher
1754–
John Beecher
1756–1829
Walter Beecher
1757–1829
Nathaniel Beecher
1760–1837
Sybil Beecher
1763–1834
Joseph Beecher
1763–
Erastus Beecher
1766–1821
Dr. Hezekiah Beecher
1769–1852
Lines Beecher
1772–1842
Esther Beecher
1774–
Sylvester Beecher
1781–1849

Spouse and Children

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

(11)

    Sarah Beecher

    Female1754–Female

    John Beecher

    Male1756–1829Male

    Male1757–1829Male

    Male1760–1837Male

    Sybil Beecher

    Female1763–1834Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1731–1742Male

    Thomas Potter

    Male1733–Male

    Female1735–1789Female

    Mary Potter

    Female1736–Female

    Female1739–1742Female

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

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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