John Whitfield Potter

28 April 1837–25 July 1924 (Age 87)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Whitfield

When John Whitfield Potter was born on 28 April 1837, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Moses Potter, was 29 and his mother, Eleanor Eliza Butt, was 26. He married Eugenia R. Skiles on 5 January 1864, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Rich Pond, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 25 July 1924, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Whitfield Potter
Eugenia R. Skiles
Marriage: 5 January 1864
Infant Daughter Potter
Jettie Potter
Madie Potter
Elizabeth Atchison "Lizzie" Potter
Robert C Potter
Clyde Potter

Spouse and Children

5 January 1864
Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 13

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 24

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • John Potter in household of Moses Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John W Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Potter, "United States Census, 1900"

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