Jesse Potter

1830–
Island, McLean, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jesse

Jesse Potter was born in 1830, in Island, McLean, Kentucky, United States as the son of Mr. Potter and Mrs. Potter. He married Lydia Hendricks before 1860. He lived in Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Potter
1830–
Lydia Hendricks
1839–1928
Marriage: before 1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1860
Of Worthington, McLean, Kentucky, USA

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Potter

    MaleMale

    Mrs. Potter

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(2)

    Male1830–Male

    Benjamin F Potter

    Male1837–Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 0

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 31

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Jesse Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Potter in entry for Lydia E. Potter, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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