The Potts Family of Westmoreland, Indiana

Long Title: The Potts Family of Westmoreland County, Indiana

Compiled By: Douglas S. Wilson

Published: 1987, by the compiler

Format: Looseleaf Notebook, 8.5" x 11", 77 pages including index

Table of Contents:

Introduction (2 pages)

In the late 1700s both Pennsylvania and Virginia laid claim to what is now western Pennsylvania. To strengthen their claims, both states encouraged their citizens to settle in this area. This resulted in a large influx of settlers after the Revolutionary War. In about 1796 John Potts (Johannes Patz), his wife Christina Portzer, and their first six children arrived in Westmoreland County. They settled in Denmark Manor (now Penn Township). The family, farmers all, were of German descent and belonged to the Reformed or Lutheran Churches, from whence many of the records were obtained. It is alleged that John and Christina had seventy-two grandchildren, but only twenty-six are identified in this compilation.

Family Outline (10 pages)

Brief outline descendant charts are presented.


If available, short biographical sketches of each person are included.

Bibliography (2 pages)

Thirty-four references are noted.

Index (9 pages)


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Note: This work is an extension of the last section of chapter XLIII of Thomas Maxwell Potts' compilation, The Potts Family.

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