Re: ROBINS in Monmouth, Middlesex & Hunterdon Cos, NJ
Hope Potter, the wife of Daniel Robins was the grandaughter of Hannah "Widow Potter" Beecher.
A question concerning the true maiden name of Hanna (Widow Potter) Beecher.Was it really Mead - or did someone get confused?
Hannah Potter is the G-Grandmother of the Children of Daniel Robins, the G-Grandmother of the children of John Mead, and the 5G-Grandmother of both Harriet Beecher Stowe - author of Uncle Toms Cabin and Henry Ward Beecher-one of the most famous evangelical preacher of the times when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
There is little information about the ancestery ofHanna (Widow Potter) Beecher In any of the family trees that I've looked into.Some list unknown Hawes, and others list John Mead as her father.I think itis of note to mention that researchers of the Mead family line seem to have the following information:
William Mead Born 1600 in England Died: 1663 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT
Married: Abt 1625 in England.
+Phillipa Kilvy Born About 1600 in England Died: Sep 19, 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT
*** 3.John Mead Born: 1634 in England - Died: February 5, 1699 in Stamford, CT
Married:1657 in: Stamford, CT
***** +Hannah Potter Born 9/08/1636 in New Haven, CT (Father: William Potter - Mother: Frances Child)
This Hanna Potter is a daughter of William Potter and Frances Child.She is Hope Potters sister
and appears to have been named after her grandmother, (Hannah "Widdow Potter" Beecher)
******* Children of John Mead and Hannah Potter include a Hannah Mead.
For the proponets of the Hannah "Widow Potter" Beecher - Daughter of John Mead theory....we have the following situation:
A Hanna Mead (daughter of John Mead and Hanna Potter)(G granddaughter of Hanna Potter - with not only a maiden name of Mead, but also having a father named John Mead).I haven't seen so much confusion since the descendents of Bethiah Robins and John Nation.I have 2 comments on this situation.
1.Interbreeding does not cause as much confusion in descendants and it it does in Genealogists.
2.No wonder Hanna Meads Grandfather, (whose mother was a Hanna Mead)....took his animal husbandry a little too seriously.