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About Isaac Potts
It was at the house of Isaac Potts that General Washington had his headquarters during the memorable encampment at Valley Forge.
Potts' forge on the Valley Creek was burnt by the British at the outset of the Revolution but: "Industry also rapidly returned to Valley Forge. While the war continued, the American government established a musket factory there. A British raiding party destroyed the old forges, but Isaac and David Potts together with their relative William Dewees soon built a new forge and dam and began operations at a rolling and slitting mill."
~ from: Valley Forge: Making and Remaking a National Symbol by Lorett Treese
• perhaps a Quaker in later life? "In the eleventh month, 1797, and indulged meeting was established at Pottsgrove (now Pottstown). Although this meeting is located in Montgomery County, some of its members lived within the area of Berks County. This Meeting grew from a small one held at the home of Jacob Thomas in Coventry as early as 1756. The Pottstown Meeting of Friends has never been a large group, and has always been of the Orthodox branch. Meetings were discontinued in 1934, owing to but few members remaining in that locality and the frame structure on King Street was sold a few years later. The active members of earliest times were: William Ives, Jacob Thomas, Isaac Potts, Hugh Jones, John Wilson, Joseph Potts, Jesse Ives. And in the women's meeting: Mary Garrett, Sarah Potts, Rebecca Ives, Martha Potts, Rebecca Thomas, Ruth Anna Rutter, Martha Rutter, Sarah McClintock, Sarah May, Grace Potts, Sarah Wheelan, Anna Leonard, Hanna Jones and Phebe Wilson. " from: http://www.readingfriendsmeeting.org/docs/eshelman_history.pdf
"We have also the Assessor’s Book of Up. Merion for 1789, which states that Issac Potts is assessed in sd. tp. for sd. year for 175 acres of land, 8 horses, a forge, and a grist and saw mill." < William Buck to Theo. Weber Bean 1878 (see documents)