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Earl Potter

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Re: Earl Potter

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 9:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem -

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1880 -
Name: Earl Potter
Age: 79
Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Knox, Starke, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Delaware
Mother's Birthplace: Delaware

Henry Garner 60, PA - physician
Esther Garner 57, NY
Alfred A. Garner 22, IND - printer
Earl Potter 79, NY - widowed f/inlaw

1870 -
Name: Earl Patten
Age in 1870: 70
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Center, Starke, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: San Pierre

Henry Garner 50, PA
Esther Garner 45, NY [could also be Earl's dau.]
Allred Garner 12, IND
William W Gamer 23, IND
Henry Gamer 8, IND
Amanda Patten 42, NY [Earl's dau.; possibly]
Annie F Moore 27, OH - school teacher
Earl Patten 70, NY


1860 -
Name: Earl Potter
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Center, Starke, Indiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Knox

Earl Potter 60, NY - farmer
Amanda Potter 30, NY [unknown relationship]
Alanson Garner 15, OH - NY [unknown relationship] [see 1880]

1850 -
Name: Esther Garner
Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Monroe, Grant, Indiana
Gender: Female

Henry Garner 30, PA
Esther Garner 27, NY
Frances Garner 6, OH
Alanson Garner 4, OH
William Garner 2, OH


marriage record -
Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Sally Powell
Spouse Name: Earl Potter
Marriage Date: Feb 1850
Marriage County: Grant

death record -
Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
Name: Esther Garner
Date: 23 Oct 1894
Location: Knox
Age: 71 Yr
Gender: Female
Race: White



1900 -
Name: Martin Potter
[Martin V Potter]
Age: 63
Birth Date: Jun 1836
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Noble, Cass, Iowa
[Cass]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah N Potter
Marriage Year: 1864
Years married: 36
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation:

Martin Potter 63, 6/36 NY - farmer
Sarah N Potter 54, 1/46 IND - 11 children & 8 living
Wm Potter 27, 7/72 IND
Henry L Potter 23, 5/77 IOWA
Esther E Potter 20, 6/79 IOWA
Mable M Potter 19, 1/81 IOWA
Mary J Potter 17, 2/83 IOWA
Mark V Potter 14, 3/86 IOWA

Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Martin V Potter
Spouse Name: Sarah J Nelson
Marriage Date: Dec 21 1865
Marriage County: Grant

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: Martin V Potter
Residence: Grant, Indiana
Class: 1
Congressional District: 11th
Age on 1 July 1863: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Race: White
Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
Place of Birth: New York

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name: Martin V Potter
State Filed: Iowa and South Dakota
Widow: Sarah J Potter
invalid status filed - Feb. 1. 1884 - Iowa
widow status filed - July 19, 1904 - South Dakota

Martin Van Buren Potter
Birth 24 Jun 1837 in , Erie, New York
Death 18 May 1904 in Glenham, Walworth, South Dakota
he married -
Date: 11 Sep 1858
Location: Grant, Indiana
to Sarah A Lloyd [no children]
2nd marriage -
Date: 21 Dec 1865
Location: Marion, Grant, Indiana
to Sarah Jane Nelson

children -
John Earl Potter
1867 –
Amelia Bell potter
1870 in Indiana – 1945
William Lawrence Potter
1872 – 1943
Henry Alanson Potter
1877 – 1948
Henry Alanson Potter
1877 – 1948
Henry L Potter
1877 –
Esther Elmina Potter
1879 – 1937
Mabel May Potter
1881 – 1962
Mary Jane Potter
1883 – 1966
Mark Van Buren Potter
1886 – 1940
Martin Van Buren Potter
1886 – 1940


1830 -
Name: Earl Potter
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Amherst, Erie, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4


Earl Potter
Birth 1800 in Erie, New York
Death 1880 in Starke, Indiana
No father or mother is listed.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PriscillaBosw... 24 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
decelles41 6 Mar 2013 2:27AM GMT 
thomasker2 6 Mar 2013 4:26PM GMT 
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