Martin Potter

10 August 1790–16 October 1874 (Age 84)
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Martin

When Martin Potter was born on 10 August 1790, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Caleb Potter, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Nye, was 38. He married Anna or Amy Christian on 28 August 1808, in Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 16 October 1874, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Potter
Anna or Amy Christian
Marriage: 28 August 1808
Jane Ann Potter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1808Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1811 · USS Revenge
    Age 21
    On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
    Age 22
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Martin Potter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martin Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martin Potter, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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