Mary Elizabeth Potter

14 September 1815–24 May 1893 (Age 77)
Westville, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Potter was born on 14 September 1815, in Westville, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jason Potter, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Ray, was 29. She married Burr Frost on 16 August 1835, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Jordan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 24 May 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burr Frost
Mary Elizabeth Potter
Marriage: 16 August 1835
Elizabeth Frost
Emeline Minerva Frost
Edwin Frost
Catherine Frost
Burr Frost Jr.
Mary Frost
James Frost
Sarah Ann Frost
William Frost
Henry Frost
George Frost

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1835New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch; 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.In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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    Sources (47)

    • Mary Frost in household of Burr Frost, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary E Potter in entry for Emeline Russell, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary E Frost in household of Burr Frost, "United States Census, 1850"

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