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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Potter of Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

The Potter line is another old Connecticut line of mine. The emigrant ancestor, William Potter was my 9th great-grandfather. Both his daughters were my 8th great-grandmothers. As usual, my direct lines are in All Caps and in green. If you would like sources, please contact me.


Generation No. 1

1.WILLIAM POTTER (WILLIAM POTTER1) was born ABT 28 AUG 1608 in Lewes, England, and died 6 JUN 1662 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married FRANCES (__) BEF 1635 in England. She died AFT 7 APR 1663.
Children of WILLIAM POTTER and FRANCES (__) were:
2  i.Joseph POTTER was born ABT FEB 1635 in England, and died BEF AUG 1670. He married Phebe IVES ABT 1660 in of New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, daughter of William IVES.
+3  ii.MARY POTTER was born BEF 22 AUG 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1701.
+4  iii.SARAH POTTER was born BET 1631 AND 1639 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died AFT AUG 1706 in (Prob.) Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
5  iv.Hope POTTER was born BEF 3 OCT 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel ROBINSON 3 FEB 1663 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
6  v.Rebecca POTTER was born BEF JAN 1643 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Thomas ADAMS 27 NOV 1667 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
7  vi.Nathaniel POTTER was born BEF 22 DEC 1644 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth HAWES 1 APR 1675 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.




Generation No. 2

3.MARY POTTER (WILLIAM POTTER2, WILLIAM POTTER1) was born BEF 22 AUG 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1701. She married JOSEPH MANSFIELD 14 OCT 1652 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of RICHARD MANSFIELD and GILLIAN DRAKE. He was born ABT 1637, and died 15 NOV 1692.
Children of MARY POTTER and JOSEPH MANSFIELD were:
8  i.Mary MANSFIELD was born 6 APR 1658 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1712. She married Henry WISE. She married Thomas TURHAND. She married John HILL.
9  ii.Martha MANSFIELD was born 18 APR 1660 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Richard SPERRY 16 DEC 1680 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
10  iii.Mercy MANSFIELD was born 26 JUL 1662 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married John BRISTOL.
+11  iv.SILENCE MANSFIELD was born 24 OCT 1664 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
12  v.Elizabeth MANSFIELD was born 20 SEP 1666 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married William JOHNSON.
13  vi.Comfort MANSFIELD was born 6 DEC 1668 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married John BENHAM.
14  vii.John MANSFIELD was born 8 APR 1671 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 22 DEC 1690 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
15  viii.Joseph MANSFIELD was born 27 DEC 1673 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 8 OCT 1739 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth THOMAS. She was born ABT 1677, and died 4 MAR 1763.
16  ix.Ebenezer MANSFIELD was born 6 FEB 1677 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 3 AUG 1745 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah BASETT 20 APR 1710. She was born 3 OCT 1679 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 22 JAN 1766 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
17  x.Japhet MANSFIELD was born 8 JUL 1681 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1745. He married Hannah BRADLEY 14 JAN 1708 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She was born 8 NOV 1682 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 27 OCT 1768 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.


4.SARAH POTTER (WILLIAM POTTER2, WILLIAM POTTER1) was born BET 1631 AND 1639 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died AFT AUG 1706 in (Prob.) Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married ROBERT FOOTE 1659 in New Haven / Branford, Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL FOOTE and ELIZABETH DEMING. He was born 8 DEC 1627 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, and died 1681 in Wallingford or Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Aaron BLACHLEY 1686. He was born in of Branford, Connecticut.
Children of SARAH POTTER and ROBERT FOOTE were:
18  i.Nathaniel FOOTE was born 13 APR 1660 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1714 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married Tabitha BISHOP. She was born 14 SEP 1657 in of Branford, Connecticut, and died 1715.
19  ii.Sarah FOOTE was born 12 FEB 1662 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Isaac CURTIS 13 AUG 1682, son of Richard CURTIS. He was born in Of Wallingford, Connecticut, and died 15 FEB 1712. She married Nathaniel HOW 9 AUG 1714. He was born in Of Wallingford, Connecticut.
+20  iii.ELIZABETH FOOTE was born 18 MAR 1663 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1730 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
21  iv.Joseph FOOTE was born 6 MAR 1665/6 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAR 1751 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married Abigail JOHNSON 1690. He married Sarah ROSE 1710. He married Susanna FRISBIE 8 SEP 1741.
22  v.Samuel FOOTE was born 14 MAY 1668 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1696 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail BARKER.
+23  vi.John FOOTE was born 24 JUL 1670 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1713 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
24  vii.Stephen FOOTE was born 14 DEC 1672 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 23 OCT 1762 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth NASH 1702. He married Hannah HOWD 27 JUN 1739.
25  viii.Isaac FOOTE was born 14 DEC 1672 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 11 FEB 1758 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Rebecca DICKERMAN 1709, daughter of ABRAHAM DICKERMAN and MARY COOPER. She was born 27 FEB 1679 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 13 OCT 1757.