Reuben Potter

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Potter was born about 1822, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Warren G. Potter, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Burroughs, was 33.

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Warren G. Potter
1793–1880
Sophia Burroughs
1791–1860
Eliza A. Potter
1820–
Reuben Potter
1822–
Joseph L. Potter
1823–1895
James Potter
1825–1908
Lucinda Potter
1827–1906

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    World Events (3)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    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.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    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 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.

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