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George A. Potter, Sr.

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  • Name George A. Potter, Sr. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1584  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Research
    •    George Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
         The two greatest sources of printed information for this chapter were Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island and the Potter Family
      Genealogies, Part 2: George Potter of Portsmouth, R.I., and His Descendants.
           From these sources, it was obvious that there were numerous immigrants to colonial Rhode Island named Potter and that there were probably close ties of kinship between some of these individuals.  This theory was confirmed by some breakthrough correspondence with Vernon and Nola (Steed) Valantine of La Crescenta, California.  Their extensive research and invaluable analysis, which appears in the Ancestral File of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, solves the puzzle of the Potter immigrants of Rhode Island.
           Interestingly, this discovery also ties two distinct branches of the compiler's ancestry back to a common source.  As descendants of George-A Potter, the compiler's grandparents, Francis Marion and Virgil Elizabeth (Mahoney) (Slaght) Streeter, discovered after 50 years of marriage that they are tenth cousins!  On a sad side note George Potter did not live to see his son Abel grow up and it appears that Abel died before his son Job was born.
      [1992 publication, "The Ancestors of Thomas and Elizabeth (Burleson) Streeter,"]
    Immigration Jun 1634  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Occupation
    • A Potter
    Died Sep 1640  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I12664  Full Tree | Bingham
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Family Mrs. Martha Potter Click to preview: Mrs. Martha Potter,   b. Abt 1585, , Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Feb 1646, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1602  St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Alice Potter Click to preview: Alice Potter,   b. Abt 1603, , Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1643, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    +2. Robert Potter, Sr. Click to preview: Robert Potter, Sr.,   c. 17 Jan 1608, St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1654, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Potter Click to preview: Elizabeth Potter,   c. 27 Nov 1609, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1683, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. Marye Potter Click to preview: Marye Potter,   c. 17 Jun 1610, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Martha Potter Click to preview: Martha Potter,   b. 1611, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1669, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. John Potter, (Older) Click to preview: John Potter, (Older),   c. 17 Oct 1613, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1620, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
    +7. Nathaniel Potter, Sr. Click to preview: Nathaniel Potter, Sr.,   b. 1615, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1644, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. Rebeckah Potter Click to preview: Rebeckah Potter,   c. 29 Oct 1615, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William Potter Click to preview: William Potter,   c. 2 Mar 1616, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. George Potter, Jr. Click to preview: George Potter, Jr.,   b. Bef 9 Dec 1618, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1640, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     11. John Potter, (Younger) Click to preview: John Potter, (Younger),   c. 26 Dec 1620, St. Bride Fleet Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. Susanna Potter Click to preview: Susanna Potter,   b. Abt 1623, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1674, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F6199  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1584 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1602 - St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alice Potter - Abt 1603 - , Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert Potter, Sr. - 17 Jan 1608 - St. James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martha Potter - 1611 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nathaniel Potter, Sr. - 1615 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Potter, Jr. - Bef 9 Dec 1618 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susanna Potter - Abt 1623 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Jun 1634 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1640 - Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S557] Potter: Descendants of George Potter of Portsmouth, RI (Kenneth G. Potter), Potter, Kenneth G., ((Boston : A. Mudge & Son, 1888., reprinted 1992); CS71.P868 1888).

    2. [S46] New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Clarence Almon Torrey), Torrey, Clarence Almon, ((Baltimore:MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997), NEHGS #B2-84750), 929/.374 ED: 20., p. 596 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S44] LDS: IGI, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Common Index of International Genealogical Information (Salt Lake City:UT, Family History Center, July 1996 © data as of 2 January 1996), (Created by FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, Oct 12, 2001 , http://www.familysearch.org), BATCH: #F836882  SHEET: #06  SOURCE CALL: #1395541  TYPE: Film (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S483] Leigh: Genealogical Research of Bill Leigh (e-mail), Leigh, Bill, (e-mail documentation, 1996, wleigh@xionics.com (Bill Leigh)).

    5. [S558] Briggs: Genealogical Research of Jeff Briggs (e-mail), Briggs, Jeff, (Roots-L Inquiry, 1996, jbriggs200@usa.pipeline.com (Jeff Briggs)).

    6. [S439] Streeter: Genealogical Research of Perry Streeter (e-mail), Streeter, Perry, (Roots-L Submission, 1996, pstreete@actium.com (Perry Streeter)).

    7. [S559] Murley: Genealogical Research of Windsor B. Murley, Murley, Windsor B., (e-mail documentation, 1996, 75301.202@CompuServe.COM (Windsor B. Murley)).

    8. [S484] Streeter: Ancestors of Thomas Streeter and Elizabeth Burleson (Milford Streeter), Streeter, Milford, ((Boston:MA, NEHGS, 1992), NEHGS #P3-55500).

    9. [S1402] Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S1410] Ancestral File™, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), ). (Reliability: 1).

    11. [S1654] Immigration: Planters, "Hercules" June 1634 (Charles Edward Banks), Banks, Charles Edward, ((Baltimore:MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1972) (Orange FHL 974.w2p, pg 107-108) (Winthrop: Journal 1:127; Records of the Privy Council); photocopy from the Orange FHL), 974.w2p..


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