Potter Family History & Genealogy

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Potter Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Mar 19, 2018

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Early Potters

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1555 - Unknown
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1558 - Mar 16, 1631
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1608 - Jun 10, 1662
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1615 - Unknown
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1628 - Oct 15, 1692
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1657 - Aug 2, 1714
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1673 - Unknown
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1675 - Jan 10, 1726
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1677 - Nov 6, 1724

Potter Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Potter Biographies

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Jun 17, 1851 - Unknown
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Jul 17, 1898 - July 1966
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May 22, 1911 - October 1985
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Sep 24, 1923 - Jun 17, 2006
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Jul 15, 1883 - February 1970
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Feb 23, 1896 - February 1984
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Jul 27, 1920 - Nov 8, 1995
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Mar 20, 1951 - Jan 16, 2007
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Aug 28, 1898 - August 1988
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Sep 17, 1937 - Mar 26, 2008
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Sep 24, 1888 - September 1963
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Jan 6, 1918 - Jan 14, 2006
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Mar 20, 1902 - June 1976
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Jun 24, 1923 - Mar 23, 2000
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c. 1988 - Unknown
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c. 1966 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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1838 - 1914
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1906 - 1972
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c. 1904 - Unknown

Potter Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Potter family member is 70.2 years old according to our database of 31,576 people with the last name Potter that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.2 years

Oldest Potters

These are the longest-lived members of the Potter family on AncientFaces.

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Mar 24, 1900 - Aug 18, 2008
108 years
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Mar 28, 1894 - Nov 15, 2002
108 years
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Jun 26, 1892 - Nov 12, 1998
106 years
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Aug 24, 1892 - Sep 10, 1997
105 years
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Jul 15, 1893 - Apr 27, 1998
104 years
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May 31, 1884 - Apr 10, 1989
104 years
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Mar 13, 1873 - October 1977
104 years
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Sep 25, 1882 - August 1986
103 years
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Dec 17, 1895 - Feb 2, 1999
103 years
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Feb 21, 1905 - Mar 8, 2008
103 years

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Miller Connie
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Johnathon B. Potter born in New York about 1823 married Ruth Ann Beals who was born in Pennsylvania about 1830. They live in Crawford County, Pennsylvania in 1850 as newly weds, without children. By 1860, still in Crawford County, they have 4 children: Charles, Barbara, Perry and Adeline. By 1870 they have moved to Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Johnathon is 45 and Ruth is 40. Charles has already left home by then.
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.
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Nanny Jay
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I have a Sarah Annie Mathews b Dublin c 1831. Sarah was the daughter of Henry Maxwell Mathews Esq., and Sarah Annie Mathews, of Moyally, Meath, Ireland. My Sarah married a John Potter in Dublin, 1851. John's father was a Clerk in Holy Orders. I believe that they may have emigrated to Victoria, Australia. Happy to make any connections. [contact link]
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