William Henry Potter

1798–1827 (Age 29)
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Potter was born about 1798, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Potter, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Fuller, was 29. He died on 30 January 1827, in Syros, Cyclades, Greece, at the age of 29, and was buried in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

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John Potter
Catherine Fuller
James Potter
William Henry Potter
Elizabeth Charlotte Potter
Harriet Maria Potter
John Hamilton Potter
Doctor Thomas Fuller Potter

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 10

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Henry Potter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Savannah River plantations

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