Tuesday, February 12, 2013

3 Adell Road ~ Readfield Depot, Maine ~ 10/6/2015 OUT OF PRINT

Dale Marie Clark and Evelyn Adell Potter

A memoire with historical facts about the house at 3 Adell Road, Readfield Depot, Maine and of the Adell family who lived there throughout the 20th Century. Also includes some history about Readfield Depot. Written in 2013 by Dale Marie Clark, with input by Evelyn Adell Potter and dedicated to the memory of Thomas Warren Adell. It  includes some surprises uncovered through research  and more than 60 pictures. 28 pages includes references for those who wish to explore further. $7.50 + S&H Place your order and make payment via PayPal or mail a check payable to  Dale Marie Clark (see right column FMI).

Dry Beans in the Snow and other Reflections

by Evelyn Adell Potter
This book, first published in 1992, is in its second printing. Dry Beans in the Snow and other Reflections is a collection of stories Potter wrote years ago for the Livermore Falls Advertiser. Potter's recollections span her childhood in Readfield Depot during the Depression and WWII, where she was born and grew up in the same homes with her parents, and paternal great grandparents and grandparents. The book also includes stories from throughout her years of married life with husband Henry and about their children and grandchildren. Potter was born, and has always lived, in the small central Maine town of Readfield. She attended Kents Hill School and was Secretary to the Headmaster for many years and also on staff at Readfield Town Office for many years. She has had articles published in several magazines and newspapers. Her hobbies, besides writing, include dancing and time with her family and many friends. Mrs. Potter is also an active member of the Readfield Historical Society and is recognized as the Readfield, Maine historian. She currently serves on the Readfield Cemetery Committee, Union Meeting House Advisory Board and is an active member of the Readfield History Walkers.

To Those Who Led The Way: Readfield Vital Records 1768 - 1913

This book includes vital records of Readfield births, deaths and marriages organized so the reader can easily access the information they need. Perhaps the most helpful feature - especially for the family researcher - is the alphabetical listing of marriages by both bride and groom. Clark has done family research for 40+ years so recognized the challenge of finding the maiden names of women after they married. With this book identifying leads, or making educated guesses per the first or middle names of their children, is over. Many of Readfield's colonial settlers listed their families with the Readfield town clerk and included other morsels of information as well. These are all included. There is also a complete listing of veterans from all wars from The Revolution through Vietnam. This listing includes burial places - many who were not residents of Readfield at the time of enlistment but were buried here.

I. Tribute to those who led the way
II. Dedications
III. Early Readfield taxpayers

IV. Section IBirths and Deaths 1768 – 1892
Births 1892 – 1900
Deaths 1892 – 1913
Marriages (by man) 1791 – 1819
Marriages (by woman) 1791 – 1819
Marriages (by man) 1808 – 1838
Marriages (by woman) 1808 - 1838
Marriages (by man) 1838 – 1900
Marriages (by woman) 1838 – 1900

V. Section II
Readfield, Maine Veterans Revolutionary War to
Vietnam War

Monday, February 11, 2013

Anthony Potter of Ipswich, MA 1627 ~ 1690

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!
Please note:
Proceeds after expenses will be deposited to our Potter Family Reunion account.
Dale Potter-Clark
May 2013