Potter Family History & Genealogy
Biographies & Family Trees
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Most Common First Names
- William 3.2%
- John 3.0%
- James 2.5%
- Mary 2.0%
- Robert 1.8%
- Charles 1.7%
- George 1.5%
- Thomas 1.4%
- Richard 0.9%
- Henry 0.8%
Potter Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Potter family.
Potter Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 31,576 people with the last name Potter that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Potter family on AncientFaces.
- Verna B Potter lived 108 years
- Sarah J Potter lived 108 years
- Harley E Potter lived 106 years
- Lucinda M Potter lived 105 years
- Katie G Potter lived 105 years
- Blanche Potter lived 105 years
- Sarah Potter lived 104 years
- Eva Potter lived 104 years
- Ethel M Potter lived 104 years
- Violet L Potter lived 103 years
By 1872 Barbara has met a young man, James Payton, and he has asked for her hand. They marry in January 1873 and make a life in Iowa where they raise 6 children.
In 1883 Perry marries into a the Crandall family in Ponca, Nebraska. They have 4 daughters but something goes terribly wrong and Perry moves back to Iowa alone in 1890. A short time later he joins the Army-maybe to mend a broken heart. Perry later moves to Moffat County, Colorado where he dies alone in his mountain cabin in 1932. He never married again.
In 1884 Adeline marries Fred Betz in Kansas. They have a son, Frederick, born in Kansas in 1903 and soon move to Colorado.
After all the kids leave home, I lost track of Ruth Ann and Johnathon. I do not know where they are buried. But, I honor my great great grandparents by remembering them to my children. I believe they are being honored each time I speak their names and tell of the struggles and joy in the lives they lived.