Monday, January 16, 2012

Genealogies of the Potter Families & Their Descendants in America

Early in my Potter research, I stumbled upon the 1888 book by Charles Edward Potter considered by many to be a research standard for early Potters-in-New-England research. Titled, Genealogies of the Potter Families & Their Descendants in America to the Present Generation with Historical & Biographical Sketches, this 350-page book is such an enlightening study and read. It is divided into ten parts which cover specific Potter families:

1.  Anthony Potter of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and Descendants
2.  George Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Descendants
3.  George Potter of Lancaster, England, and Descendants
4.  Ichabod Potter, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Descendants
5.  John & William Potter of New Haven, Connecticut, and Descendants
6.  Martin Potter of South Shields, England, and Descendants
7.  Martin Potter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Descendants
8.  Nathaniel Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Descendants
9.  Nicholas Potter of Lynn, Massachusetts, and Descendants
10. Robert Potter of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Descendants

As I studied this book, it seemed to be the source for the connection between Anthony (#1) as the son of Robert (#10) but while the evidence bits swirl and fly, I've never seen or found proof of that connection.

This book is available for sale via Google books, via Inter-Library loan from your public library, via the Family History Library/Family Search Centers, and available today for $22.95 from www.abebooks.com. So seems there is no good reason for you not to seek out and study this book if your Potter roots go back into New England.

1 comment:

  1. Somehow I missed that this book is in reprint! Thanks for this post letting us know! I have ordered 3 - one for me (of course) one for my sister and one for our Potter Family Reunion auction this year!

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