Mary Elizabeth Potter

4 September 1842–
South Conway, Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Potter was born on 4 September 1842, in South Conway, Conway, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Elbridge Potter, was 26 and her mother, Mary F. Sarah Lewis, was 28. She married Lewis R. Allard about 1863.

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Family Time Line

Justus Nason
1821–1910
Mary Elizabeth Potter
1842–
Marriage: 1868
Lelia May Nason
1869–
Wirt D Nason
1871–1965
N P Nason
1874–1880

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1868
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 33
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch; 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.In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Potters
    Loncar

    Sources (7)

    • Mary E Nasen in household of Justin Nasen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary E. Potter Allard, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
    • Mary E Potter in household of Elbridge Potter, "United States Census, 1860"

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