Mary Jane Pottle

20 April 1817–13 May 1898 (Age 81)
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Pottle was born on 20 April 1817, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel W. Pottle, was 23 and her mother, Mary Jane Langdon, was 17. She married Augustus Alwin Farnham on 5 July 1840, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 13 May 1898, in Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Alwin Farnham
Mary Jane Pottle
Marriage: 5 July 1840
Alwin Augustus Farnham
Ann Augusta Farnham
Sarah Mariah Farnham
Mary Jane Farnham
Ruth Farnham
Emma Cogswell Farnham
Fenton Augustus Farnham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1840Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 16
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Potel, an Old French diminutive of Pot, a pet form of Philip .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (23)

    • Mary Farnham in household of Augustus Farnham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Jane Pottle, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Unknown in entry for Sarah Mariah Bell, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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