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Susanna (Potter) Anthony (1618 - 1674)

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Susanna Anthony formerly Potter
Born in London, Greater London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Wife of — married in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Puritan Great Migration Project Needs Research | Founders and Settlers of Rhode Island.

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Susanna (Potter) Anthony migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Susanna Potter emigrated to New England in 1634 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She married John Anthony, son of Dr. John Anthony. He was born 1607 in London, England. He took the Oath of Allegiance in 1634, and sailed for America on the Hercules[1], settling in Portsmouth, RI. The American branch of the Anthony family is descended from John Anthony and Susanna Potter.[2][3]

  1. Phelps Family History. Voyage of the Hercules in 1633/34.
  2. Anthony, Charles L., comp. & pub. Genealogy of the Anthony Family from 1495 to 1904 Traced from William Anthony, Cologne, Germany to London, England, John Anthony, a descendant, from England to America.
  3. Entered by Sara V Mosher, Aug 26, 2017


Susanna Potter


abt 1618 London, Greater London, Middlesex, England


1675-07-28 Warnick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA

Ancestral File Number



  • Austin, John Osborne Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders Born in the 18th Century (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons: 1889) Page: 25, 53
  • Source: S1324 Abbreviation: Imported GEDCOM file Title: GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jul 2002.
  • Source: S450 Abbreviation: Imported GEDCOM file Title: GEDCOM file imported on 25 Jul 2002.


  • This person was created through the import of dyermaeettaaug2010.ged on 10 September 2010.
  • This person was created through the import of 104-B.ged on 12 September 2010.
  • This person was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • Thank you to Wiley Walters for creating WikiTree profile Potter-2031 through the import of Wiley Woodrow Walters Jr. (1).ged on Feb 5, 2013.

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On 20 Nov 2017 at 16:04 GMT Anne B wrote:

needs-Research: Susanna wife of John Anthony is probably Susanna Unknown. John potter (son of Robert) called John Anthony his uncle leading to Susanna being (Potter) but also to Isabel wife of Robert Potter being called (Anthony) Neither has been proven but there's an article in The Genealogist 4:60 that supposedly explains this.

On 22 Oct 2016 at 01:50 GMT Perry Streeter wrote:

There were numerous immigrants to colonial Rhode Island named Potter and there may (or may not) have been ties of kinship between some of them. Once upon a time, several Potter immigrants were erroneously identified as children of George and Martha ([-?-]) Potter of London in the research of Vernon and Nola (Steed) Valantine of La Crescenta, California, as submitted to the Ancestral File of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1999, another researcher, Paul Gifford, reviewed the relevant parish registers and discovered that most of the birth records thought to pertain to the immigrant Potter siblings actually had corresponding death records! The origins of the Potter immigrants and their kinship, if any, remain unknown.

On 8 Apr 2015 at 09:46 GMT Dawn Ellis wrote:

Potter-138 and Potter-2594 appear to represent the same person because: similar sates, locations, spouse

Susanna is 18 degrees from SJ Baty, 18 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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