Mary Miles

11 November 1810–22 January 1895 (Age 84)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Miles was born on 11 November 1810, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Wister Miles, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ingles, was 28. She married Francis Richardson Potts on 6 August 1834, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springfield Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Putnam, Springfield Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 22 January 1895, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Richardson Potts
Mary Miles
Marriage: 6 August 1834
James Lennard Potts
Joanna Potts
George Ingels Potts
David Potts

Spouse and Children

    Francis Richardson Potts



6 August 1834
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States


    James Lennard Potts



    George Ingels Potts


    David Potts


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 26

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

1 English (of Norman origin): via Old French from the Germanic personal name Milo, of unknown etymology. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the form Miles (oblique case Milon). In English documents of the Middle Ages the name sometimes appears in the Latinized form Milo (genitive Milonis), although the normal Middle English form was Mile, so the final -s must usually represent the possessive ending, i.e. ‘son or servant of Mile’.2 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Mihel, an Old French contracted form of Michael .3 English: occupational name for a servant or retainer, from Latin miles ‘soldier’, sometimes used as a technical term in this sense in medieval documents.

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

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Story Highlight

Joanna Potts - 1871 Montgomery Co., Pa Will and 1874 Probate

Source: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Will Book 13 p. 639 Location: - Catalog - Pennsylvania - Montgomery - Probate Records Screen 331 of 738 Testator: Joanna Potts of borough of P …

Sources (3)

  • Mary M Potts in household of Francis R Potts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary M Potts in household of Francis R Potts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Miles Potts, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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