Sarah Potter

8 May 1783–26 December 1850 (Age 67)
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Potter was born on 8 May 1783, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Caleb Potter, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Nye, was 31. She married Barton Saunders in 1802, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 December 1850, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barton Saunders
1780–1853
Sarah Potter
1783–1850
Marriage: 1802
Abram Coon Saunders
1803–
Clark Saunders
1805–1888
Sarah Saunders
1806–
Barton A. Saunders
1808–1875
Mary Potter Saunders
1810–1886
Mathew Stillman Saunders
1812–1903
Albert Saunders
1814–
Caleb Potter Saunders
1816–1888
Rouse Babcock Saunders
1818–1826
Nathan M. Saunders
1820–
Elizabeth Catharine Saunders
1825–1845
Harriet Angeline Saunders
1825–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1802
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
children

(12)

    Abram Coon Saunders

    Male1803–Male

    Male1805–1888Male

    Sarah Saunders

    Female1806–Female

    Barton A. Saunders

    Male1808–1875Male

    Mary Potter Saunders

    Female1810–1886Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Caleb Potter

    Male1749–Male

    Female1752–1823Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1790 · 13th State

Age 7

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.
1803

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah in entry for Smith Saunders, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Sarah Saunders, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Old Tobe, Some Lines of Descent of Tobias Saunders of Westerly, Rhode Island

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