Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Query From A Reader: Looking for Christopher Potter
Looking for information about Christopher POTTER 3rd from Rhode Island - his parents and siblings, date of birth, date of death and where, etc. Any info is greatly appreciated..
What I know is: he married Charlotte WADE (b. 1770) of Glocester RI (no marriage record found). Christopher and Charlotte purchased land from Nicholas Potter in 1790 (Foster Ri land records) and were parents of my GG Grandfather Amos Potter. Charlotte gave a deposition in 1849 to the fact she attended her half sister Phebe Hopkins’ wedding to Nicholas Potter (so Phebe could qualify for his Revolutionary War pension).
Charlotte died after 1850 in Scituate RI (listed in the 1850 Census as Charlotte Potts). Christopher 3rd appears in the 1820 Scituate RI Census only (with approximately 20 other Potter heads of family). Amos Potter (1801-1861) and Phebe Ann Keach had 3 children, the oldest of which was my G Grandfather, Henry Wade Potter (1828-1911).
His son, James T. Potter, was my grandfather, etc.
Bill Potter (formerly Rumford, RI)
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