|1024. Thomas Potter Jr.
was born on Feb 8 1695/96 in Kingston, RI.(46)
(17)(58) The Vincent document and
The Rhode Island Vital Records have the date as 1696 and the Potter Families document
has the date as 2/8/1695. He died on Jan 8 1773 in Hopkinton, RI.(17)(57)
(59) This death shows up in three
different sources, all of which concur on the date of his death. The Vincent
document gives only the year of death, The Potter document adds the month and
Ellibee adds the day. The Vincent document and Ellibee concur on the location
of death. He was buried after Jan 8 1773 in Hopkinton, RI.
Thomas was identified as a cordwainer (leather worker,
shoemaker) in his father's will. Cordwainer connotes a 'fine'
From the Vincent Potter Manuscript:
According to many accounts he married, second, Judith Rogers (B. 1712 D. 1/26/1805
Bur. Hopkinton) (RIVR) and had ? children by her, including Caleb. "Tradition has it, Judith,
the second wife of Thomas, was uneducated and penurious. After his death she
melted the silver buttons worn on his coat, and sold the silver."
Some Rhode Island Descendents of Nathaniel Potter
The book Tripp Children has the 2nd marriage in 1747. Tripp children also mentions that he had 9 children with Mary.
|1025. Mary Babcock was
born on Sep 20 1695 in S. Kingston, RI.(18)
Many sources claim that she died on Jan 8 1773 in Hopkinton, RI, but this seems slightly questionable if he married again in 1749. Either she died earlier, they divorced, or he was a bigamist.
An odd note from Babcock, "...buried near Woodville, R.I. Remains of husband and wife removed about a hundred years later by Judge William H. Potter of Mystic, Conn., to First Hopkinton Cemetery near Potter Hill, R. I. "
William? - Only Tripp Children lists him (1722)
Martha (1730) - marries a Maxson
512 i. Stephen Potter (1733)
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