|Claudia Davenport-Sullivan||Samuel Potts, Find A Grave Memorial# 66912116|
The Will of Samuel Potts was dated 5 March 1793 and proved 29 July 1793, Pennsylvania Will Book I, page 343. I don't believe he died in 1795 as that would have been after his will was proved. He carried on the Mount Joy furnace and the Warwick forges [on French Creek on the westbanks of the Schuylkill River originally built by his grandmother, Anna (Rutter) Savage-Nutt who left it to her son-in-law/Samuel's father, John Potts, who left it to his son Samuel Potts, then it followed to Samuel's widow, Joanna (Holland) Potts]. Samuel Potts died at his home in Pottstown (originally called Pottsgrove), then Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County (formed 1784 from Philadelphia County) in the Delaware Valley area. His obituary appeared in Dunlap's " American Daily Advertiser," Friday, July 5, 1793: "On Wednesday morning died at his seat at Pottsgrove, Samuel Potts, Esq. It is enough to say of him that a numerous and respectable family lose their friend and guide; that the large circle of his acquaintance has lost a citizen whose heart was warm for their interest, and whose manners were without guile; that his servants have lost a master, his wife a husband, and his children a companion, a friend, and a father. Not a tear will be shed on his grave but what will be from the bottom of the heart."
|Don Blauvelt||Samuel Potts and Joannah Holland|
You erected memorials for the above individuals, your apparent ancestors. I am familiar with the early Potts family at Germantown and Pottstown, PA. Am tracing Johannah (Holland) Potts' mother Ann(a) Oborn's ancestral family, who were Quakers at lower Chester County. Johannah's parents married at the Presby. Chh. in Phila. and on its face would indicate Anna "married out." For my edification, was the Thomas Holland-Anna Oborn family Quakers or remain outside of the Society of Friends? The same question regarding the Samuel Potts-Johannah Holland family. Regards.
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|J Lowery||W E Vickery|
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