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Just a thought on Emily
Posted by: Lynne A. Jones (ID *****9809) Date: February 02, 2003 at 19:30:02
In Reply to: Emily J. POTTER b.May 30, 1834 Litchfield, Kennebec Co., ME by melissa1 of 697

Hi -
I see that Emily J. Potter is listed in the 1850 census for Litchfield with the Waire family-
David Waire- age 59, Farmer,b. Me
Hannah- age 33
Lydia S. or L.- age 19
Jones M.-age 16
Lydia N.- age 8
John L.-age 3
Emily J. Potter- age 15

next door is Cyres H. Waire and family

We know that David and Hannah are married- their grave is in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Windsor-
Waire, David,b.Litchfield,Me. 27 Jan 1790, d. 31 Aug 188-, aged 91 yrs 7 mos{War of 1812]
Hannah, his wife,d.9 May 1885, aged 68 yrs 5 mos.

It looks to me like both had been married before. David brought to the marriage his children Lydia age 19 and Jones age 16( in order for this Hannah to have the 19 yrs old she would have had her at age 14). The second Lydia age 8 and John L. age 3 were born after Hannah's marriage to David.They have the Waire name. Emily was born when Hannah was 18 to an unknown Potter and retained her father's name.
So what do you think????
There are over 30 graves in Litchfield with the Potter name- I could not find a male Potter that fit this situation but no all stones were safely recorded- or even purchased.
It is so frustrating that the census pages before 1850 don't contain the wife and children...

Lynne A. Jones

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