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Deborah Potter/Jordan[1, 2]

Female Abt 1626 - 1700  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Deborah Potter/Jordan 
    • Other Potters are associated with these Reynolds families.
      Also seen as Jordan.
    Born Abt 1626  North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Oct 1700  North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17827  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 

    Family James [C104] Reynolds,   b. 13 May 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1700, Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [3, 4
    Married 1648  New Englanad Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John B. [killed by Indians] Reynolds,   b. 12 Oct 1648, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1675, Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Benjamin Reynolds,   b. Est 1649, Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. James D. [C104(1)] Reynolds,   b. 28 Oct 1650, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Joseph D. [C104-(2)] Reynolds, Sr.,   b. 27 Nov 1652, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Sarah Reynolds,   b. Abt 1654, Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Henry [RI] Reynolds,   b. 1 Jan 1656, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1716, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Deborah Reynolds,   b. 1658, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Deliverance Reynolds,   b. 1661, Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mercy/Mary Reynolds,   b. 22 Dec 1664, Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737, North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +10. Samuel [D105] Reynolds,   b. 1668, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1745, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +11. Francis of James [RI] Reynolds,   b. 12 Oct 1662, North Kingstown, Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1722, North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6424  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    New Jersey-Connecticut-Delaware Reynolds; Reynolds Family History by J. Montgomery Seaver; American Historical-Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1929
    New Jersey-Connecticut-Delaware Reynolds; Reynolds Family History by J. Montgomery Seaver; American Historical-Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1929
    ReynoldsFamilyHistorybySEAVER.pdf
    Memoir George W. Reynolds Family of Warwick, Massachusetts.
    Memoir George W. Reynolds Family of Warwick, Massachusetts.
    ny_reynolds.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Family Search, LDS, https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/21690709.
      James Reynolds (1625-1700)
      James Reynolds married three times. He married Susannah Sheldon. He married Ann Holbrook. He married Deborah Potter about 1647. Deborah was born 1620. Deborah died Before October 15, 1692 at approximately 72 years of age. He was possibly a twin. In 1664, he settled on the Potowomut River; before 1669, lived in King's Province not far from present village of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on south side of Potowomut (Reynolds River). October 1667, was in Newport, Rhode Island. Quidnessett, land tract 150 acres. October 1667, appointed Constable of Quidnessett. In 1673, gave 150 acres to his son, John. In 1683, he deeded 50 acres to youngest son, Francis and the other 100 acres to eldest son, James. In 1687, was made Overseer of the Poor. In 1690, was made Conservator of the Peace.
      Negro slavery was prevalent in the Rhode Island Colony in the time of James and he evidently owned several negroes, most of whom he gave to his children in his lifetime. Deeds show April 3, 1692, he gave negro slave, Elizabeth and her child sucking at her breast to his son-in-law Thomas Nichols and Mercy (Reynolds), his wife. April 16, 1695 of a negro "born in my house" by the name of Tom or Thomas, of Jay, of Doogint to his son, James. And on January 25, 1698/1699 of a negro John to son, Francis. In his will, he bequeathed a negro girl Betty to his daughter, Deborah Sweet. Before he died, James expressed a wish that all his former slaves be given their freedom when they reached 30 years of age. This wish was honored by the grantees.
      All 7 of their children were born before they settled on the Potowomut River. 6. Early Rhode Island history had a long and difficult dispute concerning lands on the western shore of Narragansett Bay which were claimed by Rhode Island and Connecticut because both colonies were given grants to this area by England. The land James Reynolds settled in included this area. 7. An appointed Commission named the area that was fought over King?s Province, but by 1675, it was named Kingstown. 8. James Reynolds applied 13 May 1665 asking officially for land in King's Province from the Rhode Island General Assembly. 9. James Reynolds was the first actual settler to live on the 150 acres Call Quidnessett, he appears to have been granted. 10. Quidnessett was in in the northeast part of King's Province Quote: (Aquitawaset by the Indians who sold the land in 1659 to the Atherton Company which allocated this particular parcel of land to Walter Cunnigrave who apparently never occupied it and there is no known deed of this land to James Reynolds from Walter Cunnigrave or the Atherton Company) 11. James Reynolds settled in Quidnessett before 1669 and on 29 January 1669 he purchased adjoining land there. 12. James Reynold's Farm was 150 acres. 13. His farm was near present-day East Greenwich, Rhode Island on the south side of the Potowomut River (a small stream also known as Reynolds River and Mill River and Green's River over the years). 14. James Reynolds?s homestead was built on the 50 acres west of a little brook that runs north through this land into the Potowomut River, now called Sand Hill Stream. 15. James Reynolds too the Oath of Allegiance at the 20 May 1671 General Assembly of Rhode Island. 16. He confirmed ownership of the land he had settled and was appointed Constable. 17. James Reynolds was made Tax Assessor In 1675. 18. The home of James Reynolds was burned down in 1675 and his oldest son John was killed by the Indians as the family fled to a blockhouse near Wickford, Rhode Island. (The blockhouse was owned by Richard Smith, who had purchased it in 1641) 19. John Reynolds was buried in front of where Jame Reynold?s home was. 20. James Reynold?s home was rebuilt in the same spot as the old home. 21. James Reynolds deeded 50 acres west of the brook where the family homestead was to Francis Reynolds (Isaac Mitton Stewart?s direct ancestor) 22. James Reynolds and his wife continued living at the homestead and son James also (until he should build on his inheritance). The deed to Francis was recorded on 20 January 1690 and the deed to James was recorded on 29 April 1684. (*Direct quote from book, I, the editor don?t know how to summarize this.) 23. After King Philips War, James Reynolds got 100 acres more land. 24. James Reynolds and other were arrested by officers in Connecticut, 24 May, 1677. 25. He was arrested and imprisoned at Harford Connecticut for refusing to ?acknowledge allegiance to the Colony of Connecticut?. 26. James Reynolds was released later that year. Also in that year, Rhode Island received jurisdiction in the Narragansatt Country. 27. James Reynolds became Overseer of the poor on 16 June 1687. 28. James Reynolds became Conservator of the Peace on 16 June, 1687. 29. James Reynolds had slaves that he deeded to his children. 30. The slaves were deeded to his children with the wish that the slaves be freed when 30 years old. The children agreed to this in formal statements September 1700. 31. James Reynolds died about 1700 in Kingston Rhode Island. Sources: Reynolds Family Records by J. married Seaver, 1929; Reynolds Family Association by S. R. Clement, 1992; James Reynolds of North Kingstown, Rhode Island by V. H. Linley, 2000; Ancestors and Descendants of William and Elizabeth Reynolds by T. A. Reynolds and W. A. Reynolds, 1903 http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewStory.aspx?tid=13326403&pid=-84055884&oid=38bb1854-23cc-45cda4d4-3b2f5d7b1985&pg=32768

    2. [S175] Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, http://www.ancestraltrackers.net/va/resources/virginia-magazine-history-biography-v12.pdf.
      Northern Neck Records
      We find in the old Rappahannock (Richmond County) records (Vol. 1671-76, pp. 324-26 Va St. Lib) a deed of sale from Henry Reynolds to Mathew Kelly, witnessed by Wm Bruce and Barnaby Wells--also a power of attorney from same to same, witnessed by Geo. Bruce and Barnaby Wells; also a power of attorney from Reynolds to Wells, witnessed by George Bruce. These three papers were apparently drawn together as they bear the same date, Nov 1, 1675, and were all recorded together. The two Bruces were evicently friends and near neighbors of Reynolds. (Henry)
      At this time, George1 Bruce was thirty-five years of age, as we know from the deposition already quoted. William was older. In 1654, when George1 was only fourteen, William 1 was of age, for we find him giving a bond to Sir Henry Chicheley (afterwards Deputy-Governor) for 1,031 pounds of tobacco," to be paid at his (Bruce"s) plantation in upper Wyencock." This bond is witnessed by Cuthbert Potter, one of the leading men in the Northern Neck (Rap. Rec, 1668-72, p.19, Va.
      St. Lib.)

    3. [S211] State Select Marriages, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=NewEnglandMarriages&h=64686&tid=22493484&pid=29789006350&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=60525.

    4. [S80] Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=JK8yAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=James+Reynolds+%2B+Mary+Davis+%2B+1744+%2B+Rhode+Island&source=bl&ots=J8DuuU0HiE&sig=PEhw6E7EjOxVkDuz8kUH8QiNU7U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKyK3i0YfWAhWC7YMKHUPLAbYQ6AEINTAC#v=onepage&q=James%20Reynolds%20%2B%20Mary%20Davis%20%2B%201744%20%2B%20Rhode%20Island&f=false.
      John died in 'The Great Swamp Fight' Dec 19, 1675