Mary E. Potter

2 February 1824–October 1843 (Age 19)
McLean, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Potter was born on 2 February 1824, in McLean, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Potter, was 14 and her mother, Jane Baldwin Rue, was 13. She died in October 1843, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Potter
1809–1869
Jane Baldwin Rue
1811–1897
William Potter
1820–1902
Jonathan Potter
1822–
Mary E. Potter
1824–1843
Mary Elizabeth Potter
1838–1910
Hannah Virginia Potter
1840–1910
Samuel Barkley Potter
1843–1843
Lemuel Halsey Potter
1843–1843

Parents and Siblings

    Male1809–1869Male

    Jane Baldwin Rue

    Female1811–1897Female

siblings

(7)

    William Potter

    Male1820–1902Male

    Jonathan Potter

    Male1822–Male

    Female1824–1843Female

    Female1838–1910Female

    Hannah Virginia Potter

    Female1840–1910Female

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 (1)

  • Mary Elizabeth Potter, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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