David was born about 1670, in Montgomeryshire,Wales. David was a Welsh Quaker and a miller by trade. About 1690, he and his two brothers migrated to Pennsylvania. David Potts married Alice Croasdale, youngest daughter of Thomas Croasdale and Agnes Hathornthwaite. Agnes had came to Pennsylvania in the ship "Welcome" with William Penn.
The couple settled on Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, in the vicinity of the village of Langhorne.
David Potts was a man of good standing in the community and had the confidence of his neighbors. He represented Philadelphia County in the Provinicial Assembly for the years, 1728, 1729, and 1730. "The Pennsylvania Gazette" of Nov. 19, 1730, contained a notice of his death in which it is stated that "Monday last died Mr. David Potts, one of the Members of Assembly for this County."
(David Potts is my seventh great granduncle.)