Col. Andrew Potter

Col. Andrew Potter

Male 1757 - 1827  (69 years)

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  • Name Col. Andrew Potter 
    Born 18 Oct 1757  Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jan 1827  Dickinson, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2531  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 

    Family Sarah Benton,   b. 4 Mar 1764, Salisbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1839, Bangor, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1780  Rutland, VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Orson Potter,   b. 24 Oct 1805, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1880, Worth County, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1757 - Coventry, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1780 - Rutland, VT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1827 - Dickinson, NY Link to Google Earth
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    Knightsville Meeting House Cemetery Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
    HS-Col Andrew Potter
    HS-Col Andrew Potter
    Knightsville Meeting House Cemetery Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island

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      Re: Nancy Remington - East-Greenwich, Ri
      By Andy Dorr April 11, 2011 at 08:58:36

      In reply to: Re: Nancy Remington - East-Greenwich, Ri
      Lois Sorensen 4/09/11

      Below is the information we have on Col Andrew Potter and his anscestors going back 4 generations. I can send a GEDCOM or a report if its easier. Drop a note privaetly to adorr@comcast.net. I have sources on most everything stated.

      First Generation

      1. Colonel Andrew Potter [30],1 son of Col. Oliver Potter [1112] and Mary Colvin [1113], was born on 18 Oct 1757 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island and died on 21 Mar 1829 in ?3 at age 71.

      General Notes: In the "Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island" (Smith) Andrew Potter's name appears in 1792-3-4, as an Ensign of the Cranston Blues, in 1795 as a 2nd Lieutenant, and in 1796 as a Captain.

      Source: "My Family Tree", by Frederick William Dorr, 1947, a private manuscript.

      Noted events in his life were:
      • Military: Between 1792 and 1796, Revolutionary War.3 In the Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island, lists in 1792,3,4, Andrew as an Ensign of the Carnston Blues, in 1795 as a 2nd Lieutenant, and in 1796 as a Captain.

      Andrew married Nancy Remington [31] [MRIN: 14] on an unknown date in ?.1
      Children from this marriage were:
      i. Amanda Potter [1103]. Amanda married Orrin Fairman.

      ii. Samuel Potter [1109]. Samuel married Temperance Stone.

      iii. Edmund Potter [1105] was born in 1791.

      iv. Nicholas G. Potter [1106] was born on 1 Sep 1792.

      v. Reverend Ray Wesley Potter [28] was born on 22 Jun 1795 in Cranston, Rhode Island 4 and died on 1 Mar 1858 in ?4 at age 62. Ray married Minerva Bennett [29] [MRIN: 13] in
      1813 in Cranston Rhode Island.5 Ray next married Mary Hill [1102] [MRIN: 85].

      vi. Caroline Potter [1107] was born about 17991 and died before 1860.1 Caroline married Elisha Olney [1108] [MRIN: 89] in 1815.1

      vii. Nancy R. Potter [1111] was born on 12 Feb 1801.

      Second Generation (Parents)

      2. Col. Oliver Potter [1112], son of William Potter [1114] and Martha Tillinghast [1115], was born about 1700 in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.

      General Notes: According to the Potter genealogies Oliver and Mary Colvin were married on 17 Oct 1757. There is no dob for Oliver listed but his parents were William and Martha (Tillinghast) Potter. Oliver Potter was a Captain in Col. Seth Warner's regiment, the Green Mountain Boys of the Vermont militia. He died of smallpox in Quebec.
      He died without will. His estate was distributed on 21 May 1781 and recorded on page 131 of same source. The settlement of the estate is recorded on page 137 as recorded on 14 Feb 1788. He commanded a company in Col. Seth Warner's Regiment in an expedition sent by the Colonies against Canada.

      His marriage record stated that he was "of Scituate" and Mary was "of Benjamin [Colvin] of Coventry."

      Noted events in his life were:
      • Probate: 1 Mar 1785, Tinmouth, Rutland Co., VT. 2 He died without will. His estate was distributed
      on 21 May 1781 and recorded on page 131 of same source. the settlement of the estate is recorded on
      page 137 as recorded on 14 Feb 1788.

      • Military: 1775, Vermont.3 He commanded a company in Col. Seth Warner's Regiment in an expedition sent by the Colonies against Canada.

      Oliver married Mary Colvin [1113]4 [MRIN: 15] on 17 Oct 1757 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI.5

      Marriage Notes: His marriage record stated that he was "of Scituate" and Mary was "of Benjamin [Colvin] of Coventry."

      Children from this marriage were:
      1 i. Colonel Andrew Potter [30].6 Andrew married Nancy Remington [31] [MRIN: 14] on an unknown date in ?.6

      ii. Noel Potter [2116] was born in Jun 1758 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island 7 and died in 18478 at age 89.

      iii. RobeRobah Potter [5205] was born on 11 Apr 1759 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI9 and died on 2 Dec 1834 in St Albans, Franklin Co., VT10 at age 75.

      iv. Robe Potter [2106] was born on 11 Apr 1759 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island. 8 Robe married Job Conger [2107] [MRIN: 860] before 1777.8

      v. Freeborn Potter [2108] was born on 11 Dec 1765 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island7 and died on 17 Apr 1844 in St. Albins, Franklin County, Vermont11 at age 78.
      Freeborn married Dolly Irish [2109] [MRIN: 861].

      vi. Sarah Potter [5207] was born on 28 Dec 1763 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI.9

      vii. Hulda Potter [2110] was born on 16 Jan 1768 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island. 7

      viii. Edward Potter [2111] was born on 6 Jul 1770 in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT 12 and died
      on 14 Mar 1783 in Tinmouth Rutland County, Vermont 12 at age 12.

      ix. Freelove Potter [2112]13 was born about 1774.8

      x. Mary Potter [5201] was born on 8 Jul 1772 in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT, 14 died on 5 Sep 1854 in St Albans, Franklin Co., VT15 at age 82, and was buried in Greenwood, St Albans Co., VT.16

      3. Mary Colvin [1113],4 daughter of Benjamin Colvin [2096] and Eleanor Comfort Burlingame [2097],
      was born in 1737 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI.17

      Third Generation (Grandparents)

      4. William Potter [1114], son of John Potter [1116] and Jane Burlingame [1117], was born about 1700 in
      Cranston, Rhode Island.1

      General Notes: William, son of John (2) Potter, was born in Cranston. Rhode Island. He married. February 19, 1720, Martha Tillinghast.

      William married Martha Tillinghast [1115] [MRIN: 91] on 19 Feb 1721.1

      Children from this marriage were:
      2 i. Col. Oliver Potter [1112]. Oliver married Mary Colvin [1113]2 [MRIN: 15] on 17 Oct 1757 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI.3

      ii. Almy Potter [2567] was born April 171721.

      iii. Ruth Potter [2568] was born on 24 Nov 1722.

      iv. Capt. William Potter [2569] was born on 24 Sep 1724. William married Lydia Arnold [2570] [MRIN: 1062] on 18 Nov 1753.

      v. Martha Potter [2571] was born on 27 Feb 1727.

      vi. Sarah Potter [2572] was born on 15 Apr 1729.

      vii. Keziah Potter [2573] was born in Cranston Rhode Island. Keziah married Caleb
      Hammett [2574] [MRIN: 1063] on 15 Nov 1772.

      5. Martha Tillinghast [1115].
      Martha married William Potter [1114] [MRIN: 91] on 19 Feb 1721.1

      6. Benjamin Colvin [2096] was born about 1717 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 1 and died
      on 8 Aug 1788 in Kingsbury, Washington County, New York1 about age 71.

      Benjamin married Eleanor Comfort Burlingame [2097] [MRIN: 853] on 18 Jan 1736.1

      The child from this marriage was:
      3 i. Mary Colvin [1113].2 Mary married Col. Oliver Potter [1112] [MRIN: 15] on 17 Oct 1757 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI.3

      7. Eleanor Comfort Burlingame [2097].
      Eleanor married Benjamin Colvin [2096] [MRIN: 853] on 18 Jan 1736.1

      Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)
      8. John Potter [1116], son of John Potter Sr. [1120] and Ruth Fisher [1121], was born on 21 Nov 1669 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island1 and died on 5 Feb 1711 at age 41.

      General Notes: From "Cutter's Genealogies and Family Portraits of Central NY", Volume 1., Page 273 "John (2), son of John (1) Potter, was born at Warwick, November 21, 1669, died February 5, 1711. He married Jane, daughter of Roger and Mary Burlingame. He was killed by the fall of a tree and his widow married, December 27, in the same year, his brother, Edward Potter. Each of the brothers had a son, John Potter, who grew to maturity, each having the same mother. The jury making an inquest on the death of Potter found him to be "Axcedentolly excesery" to his own death. It may be mentioned also that Thomas Fenner, assistant, refused to marry the widow to her husband's brother, on account of the relationship which under English law was a bar.

      Children of John Potter and wife Jane, born at Cranston: John, before 1695; Fisher, mentioned below; Mary; William; Amy, and Alice." John married Jane Burlingame [1117] [MRIN: 92] in 1691 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. 2

      Children from this marriage were:
      i. Mary Potter [2559]. Mary married Robert Knight [2563] [MRIN: 1060] in 1721.

      ii. Amy Potter [2564]. Amy married John Holmya [2565] [MRIN: 1061] in 1717.

      iii. Alice Potter [2566]

      iv. John Potter [2557] was born before 1695 in Cranston, Rhode Island. 4

      v. William Potter [1114]. William married Martha Tillinghast [1115] [MRIN: 91] on 19 Feb 1721.3

      i. Fisher Potter [2558] was born on 29 Sep 1706 in Cranston Rhode Island and died on 28 Apr 1789 at age 82. Fisher married Mary Winsor [2560] [MRIN: 1058] on 10 Nov 1728.

      9. Jane Burlingame [1117], daughter of Roger Burlingame [1118] and Mary Lippitt [1119], was born on 21 Nov 1688 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island 2 and died in 1817 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island 2.

      Jane married John Potter [1116] [MRIN: 92] in 1691 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. 2

      Jane next married Edward Potter [2105] [MRIN: 856], son of John Potter Sr. [1120] and Ruth Fisher [1121], on 27 Dec 1711.2

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