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
1777–1831
Marcy Gifford Mathewson
1783–1849
Marriage: 20 May 1802
Elisa Potter
1802–1820
Albert Franklin Potter
1811–1888
Crawford Potter
1814–1895
Christopher W Potter
1817–1822
Lydia Ann Potter
1820–1897
Abby A. Potter
1833–
Elvira Potter
1836–

Spouse and Children

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

(7)

    Elisa Potter

    Female1802–1820Female

    Albert Franklin Potter

    Male1811–1888Male

    Crawford Potter

    Male1814–1895Male

    Christopher W Potter

    Male1817–1822Male

    Lydia Ann Potter

    Female1820–1897Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1745–1819Male

    Temperance Burlingame

    Female1750–1828Female

siblings

(9)

    Lydia Potter

    Female1775–1863Female

    Male1777–1831Male

    Col William Anson Potter

    Male1779–1827Male

    Thomas Rumeril Potter

    Male1781–1787Male

    Freelove Potter

    Female1783–1869Female

+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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