William W. Potter

30 August 1826–1858 (Age 31)
Salisbury, Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William W.

When William W. Potter was born on 30 August 1826, in Salisbury, Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Arnold Potter, was 22 and his mother, Almira Smith, was 27. He married Mary Anderson on 20 January 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Plattville Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1856. He died in 1858, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

William W. Potter
1826–1858
Mary Anderson
1822–1899
Marriage: 20 January 1850
James Potter
1850–1856
Orissa Cecelia Potter
1854–1895
Benjamin Franklin Potter
1854–
Mary Potter
1858–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 10
    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Potters
    Loncar

    Sources (11)

    • William Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Potter in 1850, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
    • William W Potter, 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule: William W Potter

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