Thursday, August 18, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1704 Death of Nathaniel Potter (1637-1704) in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

 It's time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1704 death record of Nathaniel Potter in Portsmouth, Rhode Island:

The death record for Nathaniel Potter is the 5th one on the Potter list:

The transcription of this death record for Nathaniel Potter is:

"POTTER, Nathaniel, son of Dorothy, died in 67th year, 20th 8m. 1704""

The source citation for this record is:

James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), "Volume 4, Newport County, Births, Deaths and Marriages," Portsmouth Births and Deaths, page 87 (image 97 of 691), Nathaniel Potter death entry, 20 October 1704, "son of Dorothy, in 67th year".

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the death of Nathaniel Potter.  The Original source is a Portsmouth town record book that is not available online.

Nathaniel Potter (1637-1704) was born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the son of Nathaniel and Dorothy (--?--) Potter.  He married Elizabeth Stokes  (1639-after 1710) in Portsmouth.  They had 11 children.

Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Stokes) Potter are my 8th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Rebekah Potter (681-1773) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, who married Robert Kirby (1674-1757) in about 1700 in Dartmouth.


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