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Darius & Zilpha Potter: Vermont & New York

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Darius & Zilpha Potter: Vermont & New York

Posted: 2 Apr 2009 6:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Potter, Calvin
Early censuses indicate that Darius Potter and Zilpha Calvin, of Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT, and Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, may have had as many as five daughters between c1811-1830. If so, I would like to identify four of them; only the name of the youngest, Helen Barbara Potter [b. Sep 1831-1832], currently is known.

1820 Census, Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, p. 163A:

Darius Potter [5 in household]
--- 1 male 26-45 [b. 1775-1794] = Darius
--- 3 females under 10 [b. 1810-1820] = ???
--- 1 female 26-45 [b. 1775-1794] = Zilpha

All three of the unknown girls seem to be present in the Potter household ten years later.
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1830 Census, Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, p. 357:

Darius Potter [7 in household]
--- 1 male 30-40 [b. 1790-1800]
--- 1 male 40-50 [b. 1780-1790] = Darius
--- 1 female under 5 [b. 1825-1830] = ?*
--- 1 female 10-15 [b. 1815-1820] = ?
--- 2 females 15-20 [b. 1810-1815] = ??
--- 1 female 40-50 [b. 1780-1790] = Zilpha

*The youngest and fourth unknown appears to still have been alive in 1840.
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1840 Census, Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, p. 158:

Zelpha Potter [4 in household]:
--- 1 female 5-10 [b. 1830-1835] = Helen
--- 1 female 10-15 [b. 1825-1830] = ?
--- 1 female 15-20 [b. 1820-1825] = ?
--- 1 female 40-50 [b. 1790-1800] = Zilpha
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1850 Census, Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, p. 332A, Dwelling #361, Family #365, enumerated 5 Aug 1850 in household of Noah Potter [Darius' brother]:

Potter, Zilpha, 60, Vt
--- Helen B, 18, N York
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