Birthbef 29 Jun 1684, Poole Parish, Dorset, England30252,30253,30254,30255,30256
Birth MemoSussex County, DE?
Baptism29 Jun 1684, Dorset, England30256
Deathaft 174030257,30258
FatherRobert Potter (ca1664-)
MotherJane Lord (ca1668-)
Pg 11 Jane Potter, in her will written in the 9th month (Nov) 1703, and probated 5th month (July) 1704, mentions her friend Frances Gum. “Jane Potter bequeaths to son (name not given) to William Former and Frances Gum, my cozens, which liveth at Duck Creek; to John Davis’s son John; Richard Dobson, Executor. Four versions of her will were found in different sources researched. One states, “my son, Abraham, to have the mill when eighteen”. (55 Turner, Papers in PA State Historical Society (not C.H.B. Turner)). In another, Frances Gum is to care for Abraham Potter until he is of age, and one indicates that Abraham was about 14 years old when his mother died. One version calls Frances, her friend, and bequeaths her, her clothing. (The word friend has been used when uncles, nephews, and other close relatives were meant).14288 Pg 1421240 (Relationship?)

Pg 11 Abraham Potter left a will in Sussex County dated 27 Mar 1742, naming his wife, Mary; sons Abraham, John and Joshua and a daughter, Jane Russell.14288 Pg 1421240 (Relationship?)

Frances Potter bur: 4 Dec 1737 Poole Parish30259 (Her? same place as baptism?)
Birthabt 1677, Sussex County, DE30220,30221,30222,30223,30224,30225,30235,30227,30228,30230,29878,30231,30236
Birth Memoabt 1676 Lewes, Sussex, DE? abt 1680? bef 1696? abt 1690? bef 1698? abt 1684?
Land Purchaseca 1696, Sussex County, DE30237
Purchase Memoin Broadkiln hundred, from his father, Roger Gum, granted 8 Feb 1686 to Roger
Land Purchasebef 1698, Sussex County, DE29921,30238
Purchase Memo200 acres bought back from William Clark, administrator of Roger Gum
Land Sold1698, Sussex County, DE29921
Land Sold Memo200 acres sold to William Smith, 3, Deed Bk A-1, pg 87-88
Undefined2 Feb 1706, Sussex County, DE30239,30240
Undefined Memodefendant in a law suit
Land Purchase1718, Sussex County, DE30241,30242,30243
Purchase Memo100 acres, head of Broadkill, binding upon the westernmost part of the tract where John Gum now lives, bought fm William Smith, deceased, (3, Bk A-1,p233)
Death Memobef 1731? bef 1735 Augusta County, VA? aft 1718? 1728? 27 Apr 1731 Rockingham VA? died intestate
FatherRoger Gum (1649-1696)
MotherFrances (ca1649-)
Misc. Notes
Land Records of Sussex County DE 1763-176930089 Pg 104 Roger Gum by his will gave the land to his son John Gum, which said John Gum dying intestate the lands became the right of his several children, the present John being one.
Military Record: 1778 served John McCoy Co of Indiana Rangers21086 (Died 1724 & never left DE? His son?)
Family History Library 2/21/2005:(File:GenealogyData,Library/Archives,FamHistoryLiby Catalog)
Title Leaves from the Gum tree : a history of the Gum family in America, beginning with Roger Gum in Delaware by Muriel Martens Hoffman
Roger Gum was in Sussex Co., Delaware as early as 1682. In 1684, he received land in Lewes. Only one son, John is mentioned. John and his wife, Frances had five children; Abraham, Alce/Alice, Sarah, Jacob and John. Descendants and relatives have scattered through-out the United States.21240
Marriageabt 1705, Sussex County, DE30220,30223,30225,30228,29907,30260
Marr MemoEst 1713-1732? bef 1710? abt 1699?
ChildrenMary Alice (1706-~1765)
 Sarah (~1708-)
 Abraham (1710->1748)
 Jacob B. (1714-<1783)
 John (1715-<1802)
Birthca 1680
Residenceca 1733, Kent County, DE30280
Will Filed23 Feb 1720, Kent County, DE30281
Will Filed Memo/1721 Will dated
Deathbef 1 Mar 1735, Kent County, DE29929
Will Filed1 Mar 1720, Kent County, DE
Will Filed Memo/1721 Will Probated
Pg 12 Court records dated 23 Feb 1720/21, Dover Hundred, probated 1 Mar 1720/21, listed as heirs; wife, Frances; sons, Griffith, Thomas and a daughter, Elizabeth. The executors were his wife, Frances, James Gorgon, Thomas Crawford and George Norwell. The witnesses were: Philip Morgan, John Mallison and John Rockledge. (S: Calendar of Kent co DE Probate Records 1680-1800 p.41 & MD Archives, Co. A. p. 181, Reg. of Wills, Liber D Folio 37)14288 (Date of 1720 was before they married?)

Vol 18 Pg 144 Image 149 Springfield Records: Griffith Joanes (sic) s/o Griffith Joane b: 4 of the 4 mon 165830282 (his father?)

V2 Springfield Pg 166430283 (His ancestor? MA not DE?)
Griffith Joanes s/o Griffith Jones b: 4th of the 4th mon 1658
Griffith Jones s/o Griffith Jones b: 20th of the 1st mon 1660
ChildrenGriffith (ca1732-)
 Thomas (ca1734-)
 Elizabeth (ca1735-)
Last Modified 3 Mar 2015Created 31 Jan 2017 using Reunion 11 by Chris Dunmore