James Samuel Potter

1815–1857 (Age 42)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Samuel

When James Samuel Potter was born in 1815, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, James W. Potter, was 22 and his mother, Rachel J Wilkerson, was 20. He married Malinda Paisley in 1840, in Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 18 March 1857, in Bond, Illinois, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

James Samuel Potter
1815–1857
Malinda Paisley
1819–1904
Marriage: 1840
William Nelson Potter
1841–1901
Susanna Potter
1846–
Nancy Anna Potter
1849–1939
Martha Potter
1851–
James Potter
1853–
Henry Potter
1855–
Jane Potter
1857–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1840
Bond, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

  • William Nelson Potter

    Male1841–1901Male

  • Susanna Potter

    Female1846–Female

  • Nancy Anna Potter

    Female1849–1939Female

  • Martha Potter

    Female1851–Female

  • James Potter

    Male1853–Male

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1818

Age 3

When Illinois became a state in 1818, it had a population of 34,620 people. Illinois is now the sixth most populous state in the country with almost 12.8 million people.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel M Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Potter, "United States Census, 1870"

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