McDonough Pottenger

30 June 1851–
Reily, Butler, Ohio, United States

The Life of McDonough

When McDonough Pottenger was born on 30 June 1851, in Reily, Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, Wilson Pottenger, was 29 and his mother, Ellen Mary Rees, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Jenette Hillhouse. He lived in Somers Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Solomon Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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McDonough Pottenger
Jenette Hillhouse
Frank W Pottenger
Margaret M Pottenger
Alice Pottenger

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    Frank W Pottenger


    Margaret M Pottenger



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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 9

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Pottinger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mc Donnough Pottenger in household of Wilson Pottenger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mc Donough Pottenger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mack Pottenger in entry for Margaret Holland, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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