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Potter Family History

NOTE: items printed in italics have not been adequately verified.

Section I. Overview.
Section II. Details.
Section III. Sources and Links:


Section I. Overview.

6 GF: Solomon Potter? Born: about 1775. Died: unknown. Spouse: unknown. born about 1775. Died: unknown.
5GM: William Potter?. Spouse: Elizabeth. Born: about 1796 in VA. Died: unknown.
4GF: Joel C. (Claborn?) Potter. Born: 1821 in TN (maybe IL). Died: after 1880? Spouse: Sarah J. (Cooper). born about 1826 or 1828 in IL.
3GF: William "Bill" M. Potter. Born: 25 DEC 1846 in IL. Died: (murdered)18 APR 1883. Spouses: 1) Martha. Born: 1849 TN?. Married: about 1866?. Died: unknown. 2) Tolitha Ann (Tella) Caldwell. Born: 20 FEB 1861. Married: 1 JUL 1876. Died: 21 SEP 1929.
2GF: William R. (Rash, Rashie) Potter. Born: 12 JUL 1881 in Aly, AR. Died: 14 NOV 1965. Spouses: 1) Arminda Liller Gabbert. Born: 4 MAR 1883. Married: 24 OCT 1903. Died: 12 NOV 1939. 2) Mattie
1GF: Vestie Oliver Potter. Born: 26 MAR 1913 in Aly, AR. Died: 8 MAY 2003. Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick). born 17 DEC 1917. Married: 22 DEC 1934. Died: 16 JAN 2007.


Section II. Details.

6 GF: Solomon Potter?

born about 1775. Died: unknown. Parents: unknown.

Spouse: unknown. born about 1775.

Children:
Son. Born: 1794 - 1804 (Possibly William?)
Son. Born: 1794 - 1804 (Possibly Aaron?)
Son. Born: 1810 - 1820
Son. Born: 1810 - 1820
Daughter. Born: 1794 - 1804
Daughter. Born: 1804 - 1810

1810 Census: Solomon Potter: 1 male 26 & under 44 including head of family, 1 female 26 & under 44 & including head of family, 1 male under 10, 1 male of 10 and under 16 (Aaron?), 1 male between 16 & 25 (William?), 1 female under 10, 1 female between 10 & 15. column headings indecipherable. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1820 Census: Solomon Potter: 1 male 45 & over including head of family, 1 female 45 & over including head of family, 2 males under 10, 1 male between 16 & 25, 1 female between 10 & 15, 1 female between 16-25, Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

"There was a Solomon Potter (born 1775 or earlier) living in Hickman Co., TN. This is established by the 1820 census enumeration of Hickman Co., TN. . . . . According to the 1820 census, Solomon Potter of Hickman Co., TN, Solomon was born 1775 or earlier and what appears to be his wife was also born 1775 or earlier. In 1820, it appears that Solomon Potter of Hickman Co., TN was the father of five children: Son: born 1794 - 1804, Daughter: born 1794 - 1804, Daughter: born 1804 - 1810, Son: born 1810 - 1820, Son: born 1810 - 1820. Reference: 1820 Census, Hickman Co., TN." Source: http://www.rcasey.net/wininger/potmarth.htm

1820 Census: William Potter. 1 male between 16 & 25 including head of family (William?), 1 female between 16 & 25 including head of family (Elizabeth?), and 2 females under 10 (Nancy, age 5 & Mary, age 9 mos.?). Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1830 Census: Aaron Potter: 1 male: 5-10 years; 1 male: 10-15 years; 1 male: 30-40; 2 females: less than 5 years; 1 female: 20-30 years. page 277. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1840 Census: Aaron Potter: 1 male: 10-15 years; 1 male: 15-20 years; 1 male: 40-50 years; 2 females: 10-15 years. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1850 Census: Aaron Potter: age 51, POB: GA; Mary Potter, age 21, POB: TN; Martha Potter, age 76, POB: NC. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: FamilySearch.org. Possible son of Solomon Potter?

1850 Census: Joel H. Potter: age 27, POB: TN; Mary Potter, age 24, POB: TN; Robert Potter, age 3, POB: TN; Aaron, age 3, POB: TN. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: FamilySearch.org. Possible son of Aaron Potter?

NOTES: Email from June Potter: In the book, A history of Hickman County, Tennessee; by W. Jerome D. Spence., on page 194 it says that Aaron Potter is the father of Joel Potter. There is also a land grant book--it gives land grant #'s for CC, David L, Elizabeth all in 1857 and for Joel H in 1860. History of Hickman says Columbus Potter served in company G, David Potter served 42 Tenn Infantry Co B. also on roll of Cross Co. Joel, Aaron, RS, all served as Magistrate's and that D S was wounded at Ft. Donelson, TN.

5GM: William? and Elizabeth Potter.

Spouse: Elizabeth LNU. born about 1796 in VA. Died: unknown.

Children:
5.1) Nancy. Born: about 1815 in TN.
5.2) Mary. Born: 7 MAR 1819 in TN. Died/Buried: 13 Sep 1889 in Pottersville, Howell, MO?
5.3) Joel C. (Claborn). Born: about 1821 in TN (or IL).
5.4 ) Margaret. Born: about 1825 in TN. (Idiot & Dumb per notation on census)
5.5) Christopher Columbus. Born: about 1830 in TN.
5.6) David S. Born: about 1832 in TN.

Hickman Co., TN: state map, county digital map.

1820 Census: William Potter. 1 male between 16 & 25 including head of family (William?), 1 female between 16 & 25 including head of family (Elizabeth?), and 2 females under 10 (Nancy, age 5 & Mary, age 9 mos.). Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1840 Census: Elizabeth Potter. 3 males: 10-15 years (2 unknown & David S.?); 2 males: 15-20 years (Joel C. & C.C.?); 2 females; 5-10 years (unknown?); 1 female 10-15 years (Margaret?); 1 female: 20-30 years (Mary?); 1 female: 40-50 years (Elizabeth). page 189. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1850 Census: Elizabeth Potter. age 55, POB: VA; Nancy Potter, age 35, POB: TN; Columbus Potter, age 20, POB: TN; Margaret Potter, age 23, POB: TN; David S. Potter, age 18, POB: TN; Elizabeth Hooper, age 16, POB: TN. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1860 Census: Elizabeth Potter. age 64, POB: VA; Nancy Potter, age 45, POB: TN; Margaret Potter, age 35, POB: TN; and David S. Potter, age 27, POB: TN. Census Location: 6th Civil District, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1860 Census: Christopher C. Potter. age 30, POB: TN; Charlotte Potter, age 30, POB: TN; Martha E. Potter, age 2, POB: TN; James D. Potter, age 1, POB: TN. Son of William? and Elizabeth LNU Potter. Census Location: 6th Civil District, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1870 Census: Elizabeth Potter. age 75, POB: VA; Margaret Potter, age 45, POB: TN; and Nancy Hooper, age 55, POB: TN. Census Location: 6th Civil District, PO Pine Wood, Hickman Co., TN.

1870 Census: David S. Potter. age 38, POB: TN; Elvina, age 22, POB: TN; Betty, age 4, POB: TN, William, age 2, POB: TN; David, age 10 mo, POB: TN. Son of William? and Elizabeth LNU Potter. Census Location: 6th Civil District, PO Pine Wood, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

NOTES: Elizabeth has been the head of her house since 1840 and her youngest child was born in 1833. email from Chris Potter

The Hickman Co. TN courthouse was burned during the Civil War. One account credits Union troops with its destruction. Another states Confederate soldiers burned the structure after a skirmish to prevent Union soldiers from using it as a fort against them in the future. In any event, many county records prior to 1865 were destroyed. http://www.hickmantn.org/leadership/Hickmantimeline.pdf

Email from June Potter: There is also a land grant book--it gives land grant #'s for CC, David L, Elizabeth all in 1857 and for Joel H in 1860. History of Hickman Co. says Columbus Potter served in company G, David Potter served 42 Tenn Infantry Co B. also on roll of Cross Co. Joel, Aaron, RS, all served as Magistrate's and that D S was wounded at Ft. Donelson, TN. http://www.researchonline.net/tncw/index/index313.htm & http://www.researchonline.net/tncw/index/index314.htm

4GF: Joel Claborn Potter.

Born: 1821 in TN (maybe IL). Died: after 1880? Parents: unknown (William?) Potter and Elizabeth Potter.

Spouse: Sarah J. (Cooper). Born: about 1826 or 1828 in IL. Married: 9 FEB 1845, IL. Died: unknown

Children:
4.1) William M. Born: 25 DEC 1846;
4.2) James Christopher. Born: about1848;
4.3) Joel C. (Claborn). Born: about 1850?;
4.4) Emailine E. (aka Nancy?). Born: about 1853?; Buried: New Bethel Cemetery? Nancy E., d/o Jacob, 5 Jan 1849, 5 Aug 1878?
4.5) Christopher C. (Columbus) "Tobe". Born: about 1855?;
4.6) David S. Born: about 1858? (deaf & dumb per notation on census)

Marriage Record: Joel C. Potter & Sarah Cooper: 9 FEB 1845, Volume/Page NO: OMB/0002, Massac Co., IL, http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html. NOTE: Massac Co., IL was formed in 1843 from Pope and Johnson counties. Massac Co., IL: state map. Found by June Potter.

1850 Census: Joel C. Patten (Potter). age 25, POB: TN; Sarah, age 21, POB: TN; William Potter, age 4, POB: TN; James, age 2, POB: TN; Joel C., age 2M, POB: IL. Census Location: Massac Co., IL. Source: Heritage Quest Online,Potter-files/1850-USCensus-MassacCo.page-0230b-JoelCPotter.gif and Potter-files/1850-USCensus-MassacCo.page-0231a-JoelCJr..gif. Found by Chris Potter. Also see: Illinois Census Records Page 8:http://www.censusfinder.com/illinois_census8.htm and Massac County (formed 1843 from Johnson & Pope): http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/massac/census/1850/

1855 Census: Massac County, IL: Joel C Potter: 4 male under 10, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female under 10, 1 female 20 to 30. Illinois State Census 1825-1865: Joel C Potter, Census Year: 1855, County: Massac. email from Chris Potter

1860 Census: Joel C. Potter. age 39, POB: TN; Sarah J. Potter, age 32, POB: IL; William Potter, age 14, POB: IL; James Potter, age 12, POB: IL; Joel C. Potter, age 8, POB: IL; Emaline E. Potter (aka Nancy?), age 7, POB: IL; C.C., age 5, POB: TN; David S. Potter, age 2, POB: IL. Census Location: 6th Civil District, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1870 Census: Joel C. Potter. age 59, POB: TN; Sarah J. Potter, age 44, POB: IL; James Potter, age 19, POB: IL; Joel C. Potter, age 18, POB: IL; Nancy E. Potter (aka Emaline?), age 17, POB: IL; Christopher, age 14, POB: IL; David S. Potter, age 12, POB: IL. Census Location: Ward Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1880 Census: Claborn Potter. age 60, POB: IL; Sarah J. Potter, age 50, POB: IL; David Potter, age 20, POB: AR. Census Location: Irons (Ions) Creek Township, Yell Co., AR.

3GF: William "Bill" M. Potter. (son of Joel Claborn Potter)

Born: 25 DEC 1846 in IL. Died: 18 APR 1883 (Murdered, See Potter-Daniel Feud). Gravestone. Buried: Killian Cemetery: Aly, AR. Parents: Joel Claborn Potter and Sarah J. COOPER.

Spouse: 1) Martha. Born: about 1849 TN?. Married: about 1866? Died: about 1876, after death of Benjamin Lee?

Children:
3.1.1) Martha E. Born: about 1867?;
3.1.2) Joseph. Born: about 1869?;
3.1.3) Rosa E. (Rosie) Potter [Thomas]. Born: about SEP 1872 in AR
3.1.4) Benjamin Lee. Born: about 1876 in AR.

Spouse: 2) Tolitha Ann (Tella) Caldwell. Born: 20 FEB 1861. Died: 21 SEP 1929. Gravestone. Buried: New Bethel: Kingston, AR. Parents: Sharod CALDWELL & Rachel Fulton. Married William "Bill" M. Potter, 1 JUL 1876.

Children:
3.2.1) Clarinda. Born: about 1878. Died: about 1882 (4 years, 10 months). Buried Caldwell Cemetery.
3.2.2) Samuel Christopher. Born: 12 DEC 1879. Died: 3 DEC 1949
3.2.3) William Rash. Born: 12 JUL 1881. Died: 4 NOV 1965

Tolitha Ann (Tella) Caldwell POTTER. Married: William E. Phillips, 16 JAN 1885, at age 23.

Children:
3.2.P.1) Charlie Phillips;
3.2.P.2) Joseph Phillips;
3.2.P.3) George W. Phillips;
3.2.P.4) Della Phillips

Pictures: Granny Phillips. William & Tolitha Phillips and children .

1850 Census: Joel C. Patten (Potter): age 25, POB: TN; Sarah, age 21, POB: TN; William Potter, age 4, POB: TN; James, age 2, POB: TN; Joel C., age 2M, POB: IL. Census Location: Massac Co., IL. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1860 Census: Joel C. Potter: age 39, POB: TN; Sarah J. Potter, age 32, POB: IL; William Potter, age 14, POB: IL; James Potter, age 12, POB: IL; Joel C. Potter, age 8, POB: IL; Emaline E. Potter (aka Nancy?), age 7, POB: IL; C.C., age 5, POB: TN; David S. Potter, age 2, POB: IL. Census Location: 6th Civil District, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1870 Census: William (M.) Potter: age 26, POB: TN; Martha Potter, age 24, POB: TN; Martha E. Potter, age 3, POB: AR; Joseph D. Potter, age 1, POB: AR. Census Location: Ward Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

Voter Registration List Yell Co., Arkansas, 1870: Ward Precinct, October 10, 1870: William M. Potter

1880 Census: William (M.) Potter: age 35, POB: IL; Tella Potter, age 20, POB: AR; Joseph Potter, age 8, POB: IL; Rosa Potter, age 6, POB: AR; Lee Potter, age 4, POB: AR; Clarinda Potter, age 2, POB: AR; Samuel Potter, age 6 mo, POB: AR. Census Location: Irons (Ions) Creek Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

3GU. James Christopher Potter (son of Joel Claborn Potter; younger brother of William "Bill" M. Potter)

Born: about1848 to 1852? in IL. Died: after 1902?. Parents: Parents: Joel Claborn Potter & Sarah J. Cooper Potter. Married: 9 FEB 1845, IL.

Spouse: Harriet.

Children:
Jane. Born: about 1872
Armtha. Born: about 1874
Frances. Born: about 1877.

1850 Census: Joel C. Patten (Potter): age 25, POB: TN; Sarah, age 21, POB: TN; William Potter, age 4, POB: TN; James, age 2, POB: TN; Joel C., age 2M, POB: IL. Census Location: Massac Co., IL. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1860 Census: Joel C. Potter: age 39, POB: TN; Sarah J. Potter, age 32, POB: IL; William Potter, age 14, POB: IL; James Potter, age 12, POB: IL; Joel C. Potter, age 8, POB: IL; Emaline E. Potter, age 7, POB: IL; David S. Potter, age 2, POB: IL. Census Location: 6th Civil District, Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1870 Census: Joel C. Potter: age 59, POB: TN; Sarah J. Potter, age 44, POB: IL; James Potter, age 19, POB: IL; Joel C. Potter, age 18, POB: IL; Nancy E. Potter, age 17, POB: IL; Christopher, age 14, POB: IL; David S. Potter, age 12, POB: IL. Census Location: Ward Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1880 Census: James Potter: age 28, POB: IL; Harret (Harriet), age 25, POB: AR; Jane, age 8; Armtha, age 6; Frances, age 3. Source: Heritage Quest Online. Census Location: Crawford Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online & FamilySearch.org.

1900 Census: James Potter: Born: Nov 1852 in TN, age 47, widowed, father-in-law. Living with Charles Cleaver, age 27. Born: in AR; "Nettie J or Nellie J." age 27. Born: in AR?; Arthur, age 5. Born: in Indian Territory. Census Location: Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1910 Census: James Potter: Born: Nov 1850 in TN, age 47, widowed, father-in-law. Living with Charles W. Cleaver, age 38. Born: in AR; Pernetta J., age 38. Born: in AR?; William A., age 14. Born: in OK; Ear, age 7, Born: in OK; Elizabeth, age 4, Born: in OK; Mollie L., age 1 yr, 6 mos., Born: in OK. Census Location: Bokoshe Township, LeFlore, OK. Source: FamilySearch.org.

3GU. Christopher "Tobe" Columbus Potter. (son of Joel C. Potter; younger brother of William "Bill" M. Potter)

Born: 1856 in TN. Died: after 1902? Parents: Joel Claborn Potter & Sarah J. Cooper Potter. Married: 9 FEB 1845, IL.

Spouse: 1) Mrs. Mary J. Campbell. (widow). Born: 1856 in AR. Married: 11 MAR 1877.

Children:
Mat.: daughter. Born: 1871? in AR.
Bell: daughter. Born: 1879? in AR.

Spouse: 2) Amanda (Mandy) Melissa Spears. Born: about 1862. Died: after 1920?. Married: 20 NOV 1884.

Children:
Joe. C. "Jodie" Potter. Born: 14 JUL 1887. Died: 1969
Mandie. Born: about 1890
Frank. Born: about 1898
Rachel. Born: about 1901
Marcel D. Born: about 1902

Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957: C.C. Potter: Age: 21, Birth Year: 1856, Residence: Yell, AR; Bride:, Mrs. Mary J. Campbell, Age: 21, Birth Year: 1856, Residence: Yell, AR; Marriage Date: 1887-3-11, License Date: 1887-3-7, Marriage Place: Yell, AR. Source: FamilySearch.org.

Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957: Columbus Potter: Age: 28, Birth Year: 1856, Residence: Crawford, Yell, AR; Bride:, Amanda (Mandy) Melissa Spears, Age: 22, Birth Year: 1862, Residence: Crawford, Yell, AR; Marriage Date: 1884-11-20, License Date: 1884-11-18, Marriage Place: Yell, AR. Source: FamilySearch.org.

1880 Census: C. C. Potter: age 23, POB: TN; Mary, age 25, POB: AR; Mat., age 9, daughter, POB: AR; Bell, age 1, daughter, POB: AR; W. R. Kirklon, laborer, age 26, POB: LA. Census Location: Crawford Township, Yell Co., AR.

US General Land Office Record: Columbus C. Potter: 30 NOV 1889; Section 1, Twp 2-N, Range 23-W, Meridian 5th PM, Yell County.

1900 Census: Christopher C. Potter: age 42, POB: TN; Lizzie: age 35, POB: AR; Martha E.: age 15, POB: AR; Joe C., age 13, POB: AR; Maude (Mandie?), age 10, POB: AR; Lissie, age 8, POB: AR; Frank M., age 5, POB: AR; Rachel (listed as son), age 11 mos. Census Location: Crawford Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online & FamilySearch.org.

1910 Census: Mandy Potter: age 45, widowed; Jodie C, age 22; Mandie, age 20; Frank, age 12, Rachel, age 9; Marcel C, age 8. Census Location: Crawford Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online & FamilySearch.org.

3GU: Benjamin Lee Potter. (son of William "Bill" M. Potter; older half-brother of William Rash Potter).

1900 Census: Benjamin L. Potter: age 24, POB: AR; Tennessee, age 23, POB: Indian Territory (ITER); Mattie, age 4, POB: ITER; Samuel A., age 2, POB: ITER. Census Location: Indian Territory, Choctaw. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1910 Census: Benjamin L. Potter: age 36, POB: AR; Tennessee S., age 33, POB: OK; Mattie E., age 14, POB: OK; Samuel A., age 12, POB: OK; Lee Ann, age 10, POB: OK; Flora B, age 5, POB: OK; William Andrew, age 3, POB: OK; Earnest T., age 8 mo, POB: OK. Census Location: Cameron Township, LeFlore Co., OK. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

Pictures: Benjamin Lee & Tenessee Serena (Kinsey) Potter; Tennessee Serena (Kinsey) Potter & daughters: Mattie, Le Ann, & Flora.

Sam and Ethel (Easton) Potter. Their children are: Rosie Mae Potter Scroggins, Infant Daughter, William Lee Potter, Infant Daughter, James Edward, Bethel Lawrence, Margie Fae Potter Hancock, Reba Joyce Potter Nickles, Freda Lorene Potter Huggins (living), Samuel Austin, Ethel Loeta Potter Corley (living). source: email from June Potter.

3GA: Rosa (Rosie) E. Potter Thomas. (daughter of William "Bill" M. Potter; older half-sister of William Rash Potter).

1900 Census: James Thomas: age 30, POB: MS; Rosa E., age 27, POB: AR; Hugh V., age 5, POB: AR; Dovey, age 3, POB: AR. Census Location: Crawford Township, Yell, AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

2GF: William R. (Rash, Rashie) Potter. (son of William "Bill" M. Potter)

Born: 12 JUL 1881 in Aly, AR. Died: 14 NOV 1965. Buried: New Bethel: Kingston, AR. Parents: William "Bill" M. Potter & Tolitha Ann (Caldwell)

Spouse: 1) Arminda Liller Gabbert. Born: 4 MAR 1883. Married: 24 OCT 1903. Died: 12 NOV 1939. Buried: Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, AR. Parents: Galen Gabbert & Martha (Isom). See Gabbert Family History.

Children:
2.1) Erchel. Born: 24 JAN 1905. Died: 23 OCT 1907.
2.2) Hazel Evelyn [Lazenby]. Born: 27 OCT 1907. Died: 17 SEP 2001; Spouse: Omer Donaghey Lazenby.
2.3) Earl Lester. Born: 5 FEB 1909. Died: 31 AUG 1988; Spouse: Lillian Hawkins.
2.4) Ivory Emory. Born: 25 DEC 1911. Died: 6 FEB 2002; Spouse: Bernice Frizell
2.5) Vestie Oliver. Born: 26 MAR 1913. Died: 8 MAY 2003. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR; Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick). Born: 17 DEC 1917 in Pleasant Hill, Bluffton, AR. Married: 22 DEC 1934. Died: 16 JAN 2007.
2.6) Verlon Elton: living; Spouse: Everlee Armstrong. Parents: Selma & Theodore Armstrong.
2.7) Doyce Galen: 15 JAN 2011; Spouse: Violet (Butterfly) May. Parents:
2.8) Ina Floyce. Born: 22 JAN 1921. Died: 8 MAR 2005. Spouse: 1) Glennard Harry (Matson) Allen 2) Doyal Tellars.
2.9) Baby. Born:/died 23 OCT 1924.

Spouse: 2) Mattie Fay Williams. Born: 5 MAR 1915. Died: 25 AUG 1961. Buried: New Bethel: Kingston, AR

1880 Census-not born, yet. 1890 Census-no record found. 1900 Census-no record found.

1910 Census: William R. Potter: age 28, POB: AR; Liller Potter, age 26, POB: AR; Hazel Potter, age 3, POB: AR; Earl Potter, age 1 yr, 5 mo. Census Location: Irons (Ions) Creek Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1920 Census: William R. Potter: age 38, POB: AR; Liller Potter, age 36, POB: AR; Hazel Potter, age 13, POB: AR; Earl Potter, age 11; Ivory Potter, age 9, POB: AR; Vesta (Vestie) Potter, age 6; Verlon Potter, age 4.5, POB: AR; Doyce Potter, age 1.7. Census Location: Bluffton Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1GF: Vestie Oliver Potter. (son of William Rash Potter)

Born: 26 MAR 1913 in Aly, AR. Died: 8 MAY 2003. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR. Parents: William R & Liller (Gabbert).

Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick). Born:17 DEC 1917 in Pleasant Hill, Bluffton, AR. Married: 22 DEC 1934. Died: 16 JAN 2007. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR. Parents: James T. & Hester C. (Daniel)

Picture: Vestie Potter.

2GU. Samuel Christopher Potter . (son of Joel Claborn Potter; older brother of William Rash Potter)

Born: 12 DEC 1879. Died: 3 DEC 1949. Buried: Carlsbad, NM. Parents: William "Bill" M. Potter and Tolitha Ann (Tella) Caldwell

Spouse: 1) Emma A. (Gabbert) Potter. Born: 7 MAY 1878 in Aly, AR. Died: 12 DEC 1914 in Aly, AR. Note: sister of Arminda Liller Gabbert. Parents: Galen Gabbert & Martha (Isom)

Children: Ruby Brown Potter. Married Charlie "Boozy" Brown.

Spouse: 2)

Children:
Joe Bob Potter;
Margaret Potter Harvey.

Joe Bob Potter.

Born: 7 APR 1930 in Eddy CO., NM. Died: 25 MAY 2003 in Amarillo, TX. Buried: Memory Gardens, Amarillo, TX.

Spouse: 1) Florence Bybe (sp.?). Married: 1965. Died: 1978. 2) Evelyn Ashworth; Spouse: 1983

Children:
1) Charles
2) Donald; Amarillo
3) David; San Antonio
4) Kerry Larson
5) Teresa Bourland
6) Sherry Potter
7) Tina Davis
8) Tonia Hittson


2GC. Joe. C. "Jodie" Potter. (son of Christopher "Tobe" Columbus Potter; 1st cousin to William Rash Potter)

Born: 17 JUL 1887. Died: 1969

Spouse: Belle Potter. Born: about 1890.

Children:
Otto. Born: about 1911
Burl. Born: about 1913
Roscoe. Born: about 1915
Woodrow. Born: about 1917

1910 Census: Mandy Potter: age 45, widowed; Jodie C, age 22; Mandie, age 20; Frank, age 12, Rachel, age 9; Marcel C, age 8. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1920 Census: Jodie Potter: age 33, POB: AR; Belle Potter, age 30, POB: AR; Otto, age 9; Berl, age 7, Roscoe, age 5, Woodrow, 2 yr. 11 mos. Census Location: Yell Co., AR. Source: FamilySearch.org.

1GC. Otto Potter. (son of Joe. C. "Jodie" Potter; 2nd cousin to Vestie Oliver Potter)

Children:


4GU. Christopher Columbus Potter. (son of William? and Elizabeth Potter; brother of Joel Claborn Potter)

Born: Mar 1830 TN ; Death 1908 Plainview, Yell, AR. Parents: William? and Elizabeth Potter

Spouses: 1) Charlotte Harmon. Born: 1833 in TN. Died: 1870; Location Unknown
2) Nancy Margaret Pockrus. Born: Mar 1845 or 1849 in AL. Died: about 1914 in Nova Scotia, Canada. married 11 APR 1876, Danville, Yell Co., AR

Children: Columbus Potter and Charlotte Harmon
1) Martha J. Born: 1857 in Hickman Co., TN. Died: Unknown; Husband Unknown
2) James D. Born: 1859 in Hickman Co., TN. Died: Unknown; Wife Unknown
3) Sarah Francis "Fanny". Born: Aug 1860 in TN. Died: Unknown; Husband William Wesley Eubanks. Born: 1853 in Choctaw, MS. Died: Unknown
4) David S.?. Born: 1860 in Yell Co., AR. Died: Unknown; Wife Unknown
5) Nancy Callie. Born: 30 APR 1862 in Yell Co., AR. Died: 4 APR 1900 in Plainview, Yell Co., AR; Husband Thomas Jefferson Eubanks; born 5 OCT 1853 in MS. Died: 18 MAR 1936 in Plainview, Yell, AR
6) William C.; born 3 JUL 1865 in Yell Co., AR. Died: 26 SEP 1888 in Yell Co., AR; Wife Hester Green
NOTE: information provided by Chris Potter

1850 Census: Elizabeth Potter: age 55, POB: VA; Nancy Potter, age 35, POB: TN; Columbus Potter, age 20, POB: TN; Margaret Potter, age 23, POB: TN; David S. Potter, age 18, POB: TN; Elizabeth Hooper, age 16, POB: TN. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1860 Census: Christopher C. Potter: age 30, POB: TN; Charlotte, age 30, POB: TN; Martha E., age 2, POB: TN; James D., age 1, POB: TN. Census Location: Hickman Co., TN. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1870 Census: Christopher C. Potter: age 40, POB: TN; Charlotte, age 39, POB: TN; Martha E., age 13, POB: TN; James D., age 11, POB: TN; Sarah, age 9, POB: TN; Nancy, age 6, POB: TN; William, age 5, POB: TN. Census Location: Ward Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Heritage Quest Online.

1880 Census: Christopher C. Potter: age 50, POB: TN; Nancey, age 27, POB: NC; D.S., age 20, POB: TN; William, age 12, POB: TN. Census Location: Lower Lafave Township, Yell Co., AR. Source: Family Search.org.


Section III. Sources and Links:

A History of Hickman Co., Tennessee by W. Jerome D Spence. ISBN: 0893-08242-2; ISBN 13: 978-0893-08242-0; Publisher: Southern Historical Printing; Publish Date: 1982-06. The New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston.


William "Bill" M. Potter. Born: 25 DEC 1846 in IL. Died: 18 APR 1883 (Murdered, See Potter-Daniel Feud).

Hickman Co., TN: state map

Massac Co., IL: state map

Yell Co., AR Links:

Cemeteries: Aly Cemetery; Bluffton Cemetery; Caldwell Cemetery; Killian, Aly; Mt. Zion Cemetery -- Briggsville; New Bethel Cemetery; All Yell County Cemeteries

Yell County Information and Voter Registration List, Yell Co., Arkansas 1868-1873

Yell County Maps: AR County maps; Yell Co.: scale: 1:62500, A200-75

Family Search Record Search:

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