Anthony Potter of Ipswich is the progenitor of our Potter family in Readfield. The first of our line to come to Maine was Anthony's great-great grandson, Solomon Potter, who was born in Ipswich July 29, 1749 and died May 25, 1800, in Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine. From there subsequent generations moved on to Washington County; Aroostook County and at last - with a few other stops along the way - to Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine. This 17pg. essay - with pictures - focuses on the Potter family beginnings when they arrived in the "New World" in the 1630's. Also included, with guidance from the Ipswich Town Historian at the Ipswich Historical Society, are maps and pictures of the places in Ipswich where Anthony lived, worked and worshipped. I hope I have presented it in a way that makes it enjoyable and whets your appetite to learn more - perhaps you will even want to pay your own visit to Ipswich, MA. There are always questions unanswered and - no doubt - in the future there will be new information to ponder for as we all know "family histories never end." But for today - please do enjoy reading what we do know and dig in deep to feel your Potter roots!
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