Thomas Potter

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Potter was born about 1663, in Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Ichabod Potter, was 25 and his mother, Martha Hazard, was 24. He married Susannah Tripp on 20 January 1687, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 June 1727, in South Kingstown, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Potter
Susannah Tripp
Marriage: 20 January 1687
Susannah Potter
Robert Potter
Rebecca Potter
Sarah Potter
Ichabod Potter
Thomas Potter Jr
John Potter
Nathaniel Potter
Benjamin Potter
Joseph Potter
Mary Potter
Martha Potter

Sources (27)

  • Thomas Potter, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Thomas Potter in entry for Icabod Potter, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records

World Events (1)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch; 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.

In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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Story Highlight

Excerpt from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter

Thomas Potter, son of POTTER, Ichabod was born at Portsmouth, Rhode Island about 1663. He married first January 30, 1687 (some records show 30 Jan 1686) to Susanna Tripp, daughter of John and Susanna …

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