Henry Holliman Potter

13 January 1777–17 September 1831 (Age 54)
Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Henry Holliman

When Henry Holliman Potter was born on 13 January 1777, in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Meshach Potter Sr, was 31 and his mother, Temperance Burlingame, was 26. He married Marcy Gifford Mathewson on 20 May 1802, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 September 1831, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Holliman Potter Cemetery, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Holliman Potter
Marcy Gifford Mathewson
Marriage: 20 May 1802
Elisa Potter
Albert Franklin Potter
Crawford Potter
Christopher W Potter
Lydia Ann Potter
Abby A. Potter
Elvira Potter

Spouse and Children

20 May 1802
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Elisa Potter


    Albert Franklin Potter


    Crawford Potter


    Christopher W Potter


    Lydia Ann Potter


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Temperance Burlingame




    Lydia Potter



    Col William Anson Potter


    Thomas Rumeril Potter


    Freelove Potter


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 3

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 17

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry K. in entry for Crawford Potter, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Henry H Potter, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Henry Potter in entry for Albert Franklin Potter, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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