Joseph Potter

M, #118, b. 23 August 1741
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Father*Joseph Potter b. 3 Feb 1713, d. 1 Apr 1791
Mother*Tibudah Hayden b. 1718, d. 4 Apr 1788
Source*Source(s): Farnsworth Memorial, Moses Franklin Farnsworth, 1897, second edition 1974 by Glen Nye, p. 212. 
BackgroundJoseph Potter and Joseph Potter have the following backgound information available: The Joseph Potter who took refuge here from the dangers and evils of the revolutionary war, appears to have lived only four years after the peace of 1783. His son Joseph must have been in the valley as early as 1772, for he in that year married Mary Farnshworth, who although born in Massachusetts, had then been twelve years in the county. Bemjamin was in the county in 1774. It seems probable that their father came here about 1770. (Nicholas and Robert Potter, supposed to be sons of Robert Potter, came to Lynn, Mass., about 1634. Robert being persecuted as a Quaker, moved to Rhode Island, where he founded the town of Warwick. He was probably the ancestor of Bishop Potter, of New York. Nicholas had a son Robert born before 1630. He married, Jan. 25th, 1660 Ruth, sixth child of Robert and Phebe Driver, of Lynn. He had a son Robert born March 18, 1661, who married, 1682, Martha Hale and had son Ephreim. Ephraim was the father of Joseph Potter above mention who was born in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Mass., Feb. 3, 1713, married 1735, and died April 1, 1791. This I take from the Chute Genealogies." - Ed.).1 
Birth*23 August 1741 Joseph Potter was born 23 August 1741 at Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.1 
Military*8 July 1758He was in the military: 8 July 1758 was at the battle of Ticonderoga 8 July 1758. 
Marriage*23 March 1761He married Zebudah Haydyn on 23 March 1761 at Massachusetts marriage, not date, per Annapolis history.1 
Marriage*1772Joseph Potter married Mary Farnsworth, daughter of Amos Farnsworth and Lydia Longley, in 1772 at probably, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1 
Military*Joseph Potter and Mary Farnsworth were in the military: Loyalists. 
Death*Joseph Potter died at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Family 1

Zebudah Haydyn
Marriage*23 March 1761He married Zebudah Haydyn on 23 March 1761 at Massachusetts marriage, not date, per Annapolis history.1 
Children 1.Aaron Potter1 b. 11 Jul 1762
 2.Israel Potter1 b. Jul 1763
 3.Mary Potter1 b. 7 Feb 1766

Family 2

Mary Farnsworth b. 1752, d. 30 Jun 1790
Marriage*1772Joseph Potter married Mary Farnsworth, daughter of Amos Farnsworth and Lydia Longley, in 1772 at probably, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1 
Children 1.Joseph Potter b. 14 Jun 1773
 2.Samuel Potter b. 9 Dec 1774, d. Jun 1862
 3.Sarah Potter+ b. 4 Aug 1776, d. 17 May 1863
 4.Benjamin Potter b. 11 Dec 1777, d. Jun 1861
 5.Lydia Potter b. 29 Oct 1779, d. 1818
 6.Franklin Potter b. 28 Apr 1781, d. 1862
 7.Martha Potter b. 9 Apr 1783, d. 12 Oct 1847
 8.Susan Potter b. 18 Feb 1785
 9.Esther Potter b. 16 Mar 1787, d. 26 Mar 1851
Last Edited15 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S260] History of the County of Annapolis [Nova Scotia] Including Old Port Royal and Acadia, W. A. Colnek , 1897 pgs 563-565.