Potter Family

This is a basic descendant chart for the Potter family beginning with George Potter of London. There has been a lot of confusion regarding this family in various genealogies across the internet. There are two big mistakes that I have seen in many genealogies. First is the confusion of George Potter Sr, born 1584, with his son George Potter who died in Portsmouth, RI in 1640. George Sr actually died in Clerkenwell, London in 1630 while his, who died in 1640, was born in Clerkenwell in 1608. The other problem seems to be with the inclusion of a daughter Susanna Potter, christened in Newton Pagwell in April 1619. Susanna seems to clearly be the daughter of Richard Potter and Elizabeth Marshall of Newton Pagwell, not George and Martha. There was, however, a Susanna Potter in Portsmouth who married Mr. Hazard. Her parentage has not been confirmed. It's possible that she was the daughter of George and Martha, but there is no record of her christening - unlike ALL of George and Martha's other children. It is also very possible that this Susanna is the daughter of Richard Potter and Elizabeth Marshall of Newton Pagnell and that they are cousins of the Potter's in London. Further research is required.

1. George Potter (1584-1640)
…. + Martha Potter (1585-1645) - dau of Robert Potter
…. 2. Robert Potter (1608-1655)
…. 2. Elizabeth Potter (1609-1683)
…… + William Baulsten
…. 2. Marye Potter (born 1610)
…. 2. Martha Potter (1611-1669)
…… + Thomas Hazard (1609-1679)
…… 3. Martha Hazard (1637-1676)
…….. + Ichabod Potter (1638-1675) [see same couple below]
…. 2. John Potter (1613-Bef 1620)
…. 2. Rebeckah Potter (born 1615)
…. 2. William Potter (born 1616)
…. 2. George Potter (1618-1640)
…… + wife
…… 3. Abel Potter (1640-1692)
…….. + Rachel Warner
…….. 4. George Potter
…….. 4. Abel Potter
…….. 4. Mary Potter
…….. 4. Benjamin Potter
…….. 4. John Potter
…….. 4. Stephen Potter
…….. 4. Mary Potter
…….. 4. Ichabod Potter
…….. 4. Job Potter
…… 3. Nicholas Potter
…. 2. John Potter (1620-1647)
…. 2. Nathanial Potter (born 1622)
…… + Dorothy Wilbore (died 1695)
…… 3. Ichabod Potter (1638-1675)
…….. + Martha Hazard (1637-1676)
…….. 4. Thomas Potter (1663-1728)
………. + Susanna Anthony Tripp (1667-1720)
………. 5. Susanna Potter (1688-1734)
………… + Isaac Sheldon (1687-1752)
………… 6. Thomas Sheldon (1709-1753) [see Sheldon Family ]
………… 6. Roger Sheldon (1710-1783)
………….. + Giffie Sweet (born 1722)
………….. 7. Amey Sheldon (1754-1806)
……………. + John Lewis (1746-1833)
……………. 8. Benjamin Lewis (1778-1856)
……………… + Huldah King (1785-1853)
……………… 9. Jeffrey Sheldon Lewis (1803-1883)
……………….. + Sally Hopkins (1798-1887)
……………….. 10. Amey Phebe Lewis (born 1828)
……………….. 10. Mary Ann Lewis (1831-1834)
……………….. 10. Susan A. Lewis (1835-1836)
……………… 9. George W. Lewis (1807-1809)
……………… 9. Benoni Earle Lewis (1807-1881)
……………….. + Sara Hawkins (1810-1877)
……………….. 10. Rachel S. Lewis (born 1830)
…………………. + Mr. Parkhurst
…………………. 11. Albert H. Parkhurst (born 1848)
……………….. 10. George Lewis (1832-1909)
……………….. 10. June Lewis (born 1833)
……………….. 10. Ann Lewis (born 1840)
……………….. 10. Susan Lewis (born 1843)
……………… 9. William Alden Lewis (1809-1811)
……………… 9. Amey Lewis (1810-1811)
……………… 9. Oliver Lewis (1815-1880)
……………….. + Marcenia B. Sisson (1814-1873)
……………….. 10. Mary A. Lewis (born 1839)
……………….. 10. Samuel Lewis (born 1841)
……………….. 10. William A. Lewis (born 1845)
……………….. 10. Adelaide Lewis (1847-Aft. 1870)
……………….. 10. Lafayette E. Lewis (1850-1880)
…………………. + Louisa J. (born 1852)
…………………. 11. Mabel M. Lewis (born 1879)
…………………. 11. Minnie V. Lewis (born 1879)
……………… 9. Celia Lewis (1816-1868)
……………… 9. John R. Lewis (1820-1883)
……………….. + Emeline Dawley (1818-1882)
……………….. 10. Emeline Frances Lewis (born 1844)
……………….. 10. Mary Talbot Lewis (born 1847)
……………….. 10. John Oliver Perry Lewis (1849-Aft. 1870)
……………….. 10. Sophine Lewis (1850-Aft. 1870)
……………….. 10. Ann Eliza Lewis (1852-1932)
…………………. + Edward Lawson Valentine (1846-1878)
…………………. 11. Bertha Valentine (1875-Aft. 1880)
…………………. 11. Grace Leona Valentine (1877-1954)
…………………… + George Frances Burgess (born 1869)
…………………… 12. Bertha Valentine Burgess (born 1896)
…………………….. + Alonzo Haskell (born 1881)
…………………… 12. Henry Konrad Burgess (1898-1972)
…………………….. + Sarah Etta Cullen (1898-1986)
…………………….. 13. Henry Konrad Burgess (1926-1970)
………………………. + wife unknown
………………………. 14. Elizabeth Ann Burgess (1949-1949)
………………………. 14. Henry Konrad Burgess (1955-2004)
………………………. 14. living son
………………………. 14. living son
………………………. 14. living son
………………………. 14. living daughter
…………………… 12. Zaidee Amey Burgess (1900-1969)
…………………….. + John A. Richmond (1893-1979)
…………………… 12. Leona Frances Burgess (1901-1979)
…………………… 12. Neil Burgess (1908-1955)
…………………… 12. Alma Burgess (1909-1974)
…………………….. + James Grobe
…………………… 12. Edward Lawson Burgess (1910-1963)
…………………….. + Norma B. Keene (born 1919)
……………….. 10. Ida Huldah Lewis (1853-Aft. 1930)
…………………. + Charles Clinton Valentine (born 1851)
…………………. 11. Clarence Lewis Valentine (1875-Aft. 1930)
…………………. 11. Alfred Valentine (1877-1884)
…………………. 11. Clara W. Valentine (born 1881)
…………………. 11. Arthur Lawson Valentine (1885-Aft. 1930)
……………….. 10. Byron Morris Lewis (1855-1933)
…………………. + Hattie E. Franklin (born 1853)
……………… 9. Jason Lewis (1822-1894)
……………… 9. Huldah Lewis (1823-1878)
……………….. + Oliver Perry Hazard Dawley (1826-1849)
……………….. 10. Emma Dawley (born 1846)
……………….. 10. Louilla Dawley (born 1849)
……………. 8. John Lewis (1780-1816)
……………. 8. Sabra Lewis (1782-1861)
……………… + Olney Brayton (born 1780)
……………… 9. Col. John Brayton (1807-1867)
……………….. + Matilda Tyler (1810-1829)
……………… 9. Stephen Brayton (1809-1883)
……………….. + Harriet Wood (1812-1897)
……………….. 10. Matilda Brayton (born 1833)
……………….. 10. Susan Brayton (born 1834)
……………….. 10. Olney Brayton (1840-1903)
…………………. + Lucinda (born 1841)
…………………. 11. Amelia Brayton (born 1865)
…………………. 11. Clara A. Brayton (born 1871)
…………………. 11. Florice L. Brayton (born 1873)
……………….. 10. Almey Brayton (born 1844)
……………… 9. Thomas Brayton (1820-1853)
……………….. + Ruth B. Hopkins (born 1824)
……………….. 10. David Brayton (born 1843)
……………….. 10. Mahala Brayton (born 1846)
……………….. 10. John Brayton (born 1849)
……………. 8. Susannah Lewis (born 1785)
……………. 8. Amie Lewis (born 1787)
………… 6. Elizabeth Sheldon (1713-1801)
………….. + Francis Tanner
………… 6. Isaac Sheldon (1715-1773)
………….. + Abigail Earl (born 1724)
………… 6. John Sheldon (born 1719)
………… 6. Susannah Sheldon (born 1720)
………….. + John Reynolds
………… 6. Joseph Sheldon (1721-1786)
………….. + Ruth Burdick (1737-1795)
………….. 7. Lydia Sheldon (1772-1834)
……………. + Dea. Justus Goodrich (born 1770)
………….. 7. Joseph Sheldon (1762-1813)
……………. + Jemima Carr (1768-1842)
……………. 8. Col. Lansing Sheldon (died 1873)
……………… + Waty D. (1803-1891)
……………… 9. William L. Sheldon
……………… 9. Lydia C. Sheldon (1835-1836)
……………… 9. Elvira P. Sheldon (1842-1842)
……………… 9. Sarah M. Sheldon (1849-1878
………… 6. Palmer Sheldon (born 1724)
………… 6. Benjamin Sheldon (1726-1796)
………….. + Anna Nancy Allen (born 1731)
………….. 7. Isaac Sheldon (born 1755)
………….. 7. William Sheldon (1756-1805)
……………. + Abigail Udell (born 1762)
……………. 8. Abigail Sheldon (born 1780)
……………. 8. William Sheldon (1783-1852)
……………… + Mary de les Dernier (born 1788)
……………… 9. Mary Sheldon (1808-1876)
……………….. + John Calkins (born 1805)
……………… 9. William F. Sheldon (born 1809)
……………….. + Mary Wright (born 1810
……………….. 10. Charles W. Sheldon (born 1835)
……………….. 10. Josiah Sheldon (born 1838)
……………….. 10. Mark Sheldon (born 1840)
……………….. 10. William Sheldon (born 1842)
……………….. 10. Elizabeth Sheldon (1846-1917)
…………………. + Rubin Dean Conry (born 1846)
…………………. 11. Edith Evelyn Conry (1872-1957)
…………………… + Charles A. Ewers (born 1866)
……………… 9. Hezekiah Sheldon (1811-1843)
……………….. + Betsey O. Walton (1817-1903)
……………… 9. Freeman Francis Sheldon (1814-1850)
……………….. + Cascelia Gertrude Glacock (born 1815)
……………… 9. Mark DeLesDernier Sheldon (1816-1909)
……………….. + Evaline Annette Fenn (born 1818)
……………… 9. Laura Melvina Shledon (born 1818)
……………… 9. Orrilla Ann Sheldon (born 1820)
……………… 9. Clarissa Julissa Sheldon (born 1823)
……………… 9. Jane Sheldon (born 1828)
……………. 8. Benjamin S. Sheldon (born 1785)
……………. 8. Lionel Aluredus Sheldon (born 1786)
……………. 8. Allen Sheldon (born 1789)
……………. 8. Alanson Sheldon (born 1790)
……………. 8. Anna Sheldon (born 1794)
……………. 8. Asa Sheldon (born 1796)
……………. 8. Erastus Sheldon (born 1798)
……………. 8. Diadama Sheldon (born 1800)
……………. 8. Diana Sheldon (born 1804)
………….. 7. Susanna Sheldon (born 1759)
………….. 7. Stephen Sheldon (born 1762)
………….. 7. Benjamin Sheldon (born 1764)
………….. 7. Mary Sheldon (born 1766)
………… 6. Gideon Sheldon (born 1726)
………. 5. Capt. Benjamin Potter