Harriet Elizabeth Thurston

7 January 1829–4 March 1872 (Age 43)
Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Elizabeth

When Harriet Elizabeth Thurston was born on 7 January 1829, in Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr, was 23 and her mother, Rosetta Bull, was 19. She married William Washington Potter on 3 July 1851, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 4 March 1872, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Washington Potter
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
Marriage: 3 July 1851
Thomas Jefferson Potter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1851Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    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.
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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    Life Sketch of William Washington Potter

    William Washington Potter William Washington Potter was born June 9, 1819 at Ft. Ann, Washington, New York to Thomas Potter and Wealthy Weller. He was the 10th and last child born to this union …

    Sources (15)

    • Harriet Williams in household of Daniel Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Elizth Williams, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Harriet Thurstin in household of Thomas J Thurstin, "United States Census, 1850"

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