Re: Potters & macular degeneration
Thanks for replying. I think the connection must go back to England somewhere. Lester Potter's (my great-grandfather) father was born in England, and since Lester was born in 1876, my branch of Potters couldn't have been in the U.S. before 1820 or so.The family story about my unnamed g-g-grandfather is that he was a carouser and a bit of a lush, and was given a stipend by his English family to move to America and never return to Britain.How he got to Michigan, I have no idea.
My grandfather was virtually blind by the time he was 50; my aunt has had minimal vision loss to date, and she is about 66 years old.I hope that you have continued success in controlling vision loss, and will contact you if and when I learn anything more about this line.My aunt said the doctors at U of M were quite definite about the lineage of this particular gene, so I will keep pursuing it.
Susan Potter Dobson