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POTTS, James, 1811 & wife Rachel, Chester PA

Hi folks,

The 1850 census for Chester shows the family of James and Rachel POTTS - I having a problem reading the fine print on the census record - but it looks like he was born Del. county PA 1811, and his wife Rachel born Chester county PA, abt 1809.

This is a new line for me - sorry I don't have much more than this.

Their children are:

Jane 8 (1841-1912)

Jese 7 (1843-)

Susan 6 (1844-)

Leticia 5 (1845-)

Mary 3 (1847-)

James 2 (1848-)

Amy 5 months (1850-)
Listed also with the family are Isaac WILLIAMS, 15 and Rachel WILLIAMS 11

Jane POTTS married Richard Williams:

Children: Thomas (1859-)

Mary Belle (1860-1927)

Follest G. (1869-)

Harry (1870-)

Franklin (1872-)

James P. (1873-)

Susie R. (1877-)

Isaiah L. (1879-)

Louis Smith (1881-)


Am interested in any information about the POTTS families in Chester.

I notice that there is a slaveholding family in the 1790 register - POTTS, Thomas, Coventry who owned 6 slaves and wonder if there is a connection.

Would love to hear from other Chester county researchers.



18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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