Almeda W. Brownell

20 June 1806–3 February 1870 (Age 63)
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Almeda W.

When Almeda W. Brownell was born on 20 June 1806, in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Brownell, was 46 and her mother, Abigail Milk, was 40. She married Asa Potter on 11 April 1825, in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1855. She died on 3 February 1870, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Potter
Almeda W. Brownell
Marriage: 11 April 1825
Edwin A. Potter
Franklin U Potter
Annetta Potter
Horatio C. Potter

Spouse and Children

11 April 1825
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brownell, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English brūn ‘brown’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amella W Potter in household of Asa Potter, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Almeda W Potter in household of Asa Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Almeda in entry for Edwin A Potter and Anna Hazzard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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