Antoinette Potter

30 July 1846–2 October 1907 (Age 61)
Sheldon, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Antoinette

When Antoinette Potter was born on 30 July 1846, in Sheldon, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Standish Potter, was 23 and her mother, Abigail Lane, was 19. She married Mortimer W Sutherland on 18 October 1863, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 October 1907, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61.

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Mortimer W Sutherland
Antoinette Potter
Marriage: 18 October 1863
Embly M. Sutherland
Elbert Lewis Sutherland
Carrie Dell Sutherland
Cora Belle Sutherland

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    Mortimer W Sutherland



18 October 1863
Allegan, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 1

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 8

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Annett Potter in household of Daniel S Potter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Annett Potter in household of Daniel L Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nettie Sutherland in household of Mortimer Sutherland, "United States Census, 1870"

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