Joseph Potter

16 May 1829–12 November 1925 (Age 96)
New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Potter was born on 16 May 1829, in New York, United States, his father, Van Rensellear Potter, was 29 and his mother, Lucretia Clements, was 28. He married Abigail Foskett on 1 December 1858, in Medina, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bath Township, Allen, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Ohio, United States in 1925. He died on 12 November 1925, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Potter
1829–1925
Abigail Foskett
1830–1910
Marriage: 1 December 1858
Nella Potter
1870–1956

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1858
Medina, Ohio, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Van Rensellear Potter

    Male1800–1859Male

    Lucretia Clements

    Female1801–1864Female

siblings

(7)

    Jiles Henry Potter

    Male1825–Male

    Amasa W Potter

    Male1826–Male

    Male1829–1925Male

    Lee Potter

    Male1831–1900Male

    Beman Potter

    Male1837–1899Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 31

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • J Potter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Potter in household of Jeffery Robe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Potter in household of Berte E Swem, "United States Census, 1920"

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