Sarah Elizabeth Heath

1842–1923 (Age 80)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Heath was born on 14 November 1842, her father, Charles Heath, was 35 and her mother, Sallie Sarah Smith, was 40. She married George Washington Potter on 5 March 1857. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. She died on 21 March 1923, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bovard Cemetery, East Enterprise, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Elizabeth Heath
George Washington Potter
Marriage: 5 March 1857
Josephine Potter
Charles Wesley Potter
Flora May Potter
Charles Wesley Potter

Spouse & Children

5 March 1857
East Enterprise, Switzerland, Indiana


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Heath


  • Sallie Sarah Smith




  • Allen Wiley Heath


  • Maria Heath


  • Maria Heath


  • Phylinda Heath


  • Falland Heath


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Heath in household of Charles Heath, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Potter in household of Geo W Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sallie E Potter in household of George W Potter, "United States Census, 1880"

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