Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bell 116 Potts-Lamb

116. William Potts & 117. Elizabeth Lamb {Union Co. SC, Henry Co. TN}


1764, William born in the 96th Dist., SC, s/o 232. Oswald Potts I.
1/18/1768, Elizabeth born Guilford, Newberry Co., SC, d/o 234. Thomas Lamb & 235. Sarah ?.
1780, from Union Dist., SC, William entered as a Private in the SC line during the Revolutionary War. He served 3 tours totaling about 17 months and 10 days. (S) Family notes [See original document on CD.]
1790, (S) 1790 Census, SC, Union Co. William is next to his brother Abner, and near uncles of Elizabeth, John & Longshore Lamb. The young son would be Oswald, the other female is not identified.
(S) 1800 Census, SC, Union Co. William’s 1st four sons are listed, as is one unidentified daughter. His brother Abner is also listed, but they are not listed next to each other.
~1805 William moved to TN where he was a farmer and Methodist minister. (S) Potts Family in America and Great Britian, 1901, Thomas Maxwell Potts.
4/16/1819, (S) Rutherford Co. Deeds, Pg 240, Doc No.287: … Beginning on W. Pott’s NE corner … Witnesses: Ab. Potts and Oswald Potts.
(S) 1820 Census, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin. David Lamb, Elizabeth’s brother, lives nearby; as well as Oswell and Thomas.
7/1821, Elizabeth’s father’s will probated in TN – she is named as a daughter.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Henry Co. His sons Abner, Wesley, and Willie live nearby.
8/1/1830, in Henry Co., TN, William witnessed the will of his granddaughter’s husband, James Stem56.
9/10/1832, William appeared in open court to apply for a pension for Revolutionary War service. He was eventually awarded an initial payment of $57.77, with and annual pension of $173.31. He listed his age as ~66. (S) 1835 Henry Co. TN Pension Roll, and Original Copy from Heritage Quest On-Line.
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Henry Co. Both are 70-80 years old. No children at home.
Bef. 1850 both William and Elizabeth apparently died – not in 1850 census.
(S) History of Methodist Churches and Institutions in Middle Tennessee 1787-1956, by Cullen T. Carter, Editor, The Parthenon Press, Nashville, TN, 1956.

Family notes:
• William’s Revolutionary War Pension Application: “Declaration of William Potts under the act of Congress proposed in 1832. State of Tennessee, Henry County.} September session 1832, on this 10th day of September, personally appeared in this open court – before the Justices of said court, the same being a court of record and now in person William Potts a resident of said county age about sixty six years or sixty seven years – who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to entitle him to the benefit of the act of Congress proposed June 1 1832. That he entered the sevice of the United States about the age of sixteen years in the county of Union in the State of South Carolina at or near the close of the war, the year he does not recollect – that he went as a draftsman under Capt. Richard Burgess and Col William Fose and Col Benjamin Roebuck – that he served a three months tour – that he marched from Union County to Orangeburg in South Carolina – where he was stationed until his time of service expired – he returned home – and before a great while was again drafted and served about two months and ten days – under Capt, James Woodson and Col Thomas Brandon during which time (?) were (?) a part of our time guarding (?) Black house. He again entered the service of the United States as a volunteer Capt John Martindale and served about twelve months to the best of his recollection – that he was engaged during said tour principally in tours after the Tories in various parts of the state. That he was in the army at the time peace made – that he knows of no person in this state by whence he can prove services. He has secured the affidavit of one of his old fellow soldiers and a lady of his acquaintance who resides in South Carolina of his services. He stated that his name is not on the pension agency of any State of the Union and he hereby relinquishes all claims to a pension except the present.” William (X) Potts.
• Affidavit of C S Holland: “We state that we are well acquainted with William Potts the pension applicant for a person. That he is understood and believed to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that he is an honest man.”
• Affidavit of Mary Bobo: “South Carolina Union District} Personally appeared before me John Norman one of the Justices of the Quorum of the said district Mary Bobo the wife of Solomon Bobo Senior and being duly sworn Saith on oath that she recollects that her brother William Potts who formerly lived in this state (but at this time said to be living in Tennessee) was gone from home a considerable time in the time of the Revolutionary War and to be gone down the county to serve a tour in the United State Service that Richard Burgess was an officer in the company he went with, and that she recollects that he went other tour. Said to be gone to the Block House. Sworn to a subscribed before me on this 24th day of November, 1831.” Mary (X) Bobo.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

i. Oswald Potts II (58), born 1789 in SC.

ii. Thomas Potts, born 1791 in SC.
1800, (S) 1800 Census, m<10. See No. 116.
1820, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin. (S) See No.116.
Thomas married Drusilla ?, born 1796 in NC.
Thomas a Methodist minister.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Sumner Co.: 110001…, 01001…
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 0011001…, 0001001…
5/1845, Thomas Potts and Joseph Lamb administrators of James Ray, deceased. (S) Henry Co. Circuit Court.
9/22/1850, (S) 1850 Census, Henry Co., Dist1. Thomas is a teacher. He and Drusilla live with their daughter Martha.
6/2/1860, (S) 1860 Census, Henry Co., Paris, Davis PO. Thomas is a teacher. He and Drusilla still live with their daughter.
Children:
Martha Potts, born 1822 in TN.
~1845, she married Harmon Simmons, born 1820 in KY.
(S) 1850 Census, Henry Co. 2 children, her parents live with her.

iii. Abner B Potts, born 1794–1800 in SC.
1800, (S) 1800 Census, m<10. See No. 116.
~1817, Abner married Elizabeth West, born 10/27/1801 in Davidson Co., TN. [The middle name indicates she was somehow related.]
~1817, appointed guardian of his 1st cousin Abner Cartwright Potts, s/o Abner (s/o No. 232).
1819–1820, Abner the Sheriff of Rutherford Co., TN.
1820, (S) 1820 Census, TN, Rutherford Co., Rutherford.: 200100,001…
1827, Abner represented Rutherford Co. in the TN legislature.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 111001…, 10001…
Abner also served as a Co. Trustee and JOP.
1837, they were living in MS. (S) Birth of son Samuel.
6/1/1840, “Indenture June 1, 1840 judgment James Garner against Abner Potts for acre lot in Marshall County, MS.” (S) Special Collections, Univ. of MS.
1840, in Marshall Co., MS, Abner was thrown from his horse and died.
3/25/1846, “I give Elizabeth Potts, widow of Abner Potts, dec’d, one negro girl named Dealy Ann.” (S) Will of Alsea Harris. (S) Rutherford Co., WB14, PP196-7.
1/20/1847, Alsea Harris modified her will and gave Elizabeth $300 in lieu of Dealy Ann.
8/1/1852, Elizabeth remarried to Thomas McCrory.
5/15/1886 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN, Elizabeth died.
Children:
James H Potts, born 2/25/1821 in TN.
6/4/1839 in Marshall Co., MS, he married Lucy Virginia Bolling, born 1823 in VA. 3 chidren at home.
Aft. 1852, they moved back to TN.
(S) 1880 Census, TN, Lewis Co.
2/25/1897, he died in Maury Co.
Asa W Potts, born 1822 in TN.
9/11/1844 in Marshall Co., MS, he married Nancy Ragsdale, born 1823 in TN.
(S) 1850 Census, AR, St. Francis Co. 2 children, 1 & 3, both born in MS.
George W Potts, born 1828 in TN.
8/14/1850 in Lawrence Co., TN, he married Lucinda E Mcanally, born 1830 in TN.
(S) 1850 Census, TN, Lawrence Co. No children.
Louise E Potts, born 1834 in TN.
~1852, she married James B Sherrill, born 1829 in TN.
Samuel H Potts, born 1837 in MS.
8/3/1865 in Lewis Co., TN, he married Mary Sue Waldrep, born 1840 in AL.
(S) 1870 Census, TN, Maury Co. 2 young children born in TN.

iv. William Potts Jr, born 1800 in SC.
1800, (S) 1800 Census, m<10. See No. 116.
4/16/1819, (S) Rutherford Co. Deeds, Pg 240, Doc No.287: … Beginning on W. Pott’s NE corner …
11/16/1824 in Rutherford Co., TN, William married Martha Rhoda Estes, born 1810 in NC.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Williamson Co.: 20002…, 10001…
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Williamson Co.: 131001…, 101001…
9/5/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Williamson Co., Dist2. William is a farmer with land valued at $1200.
6/15/1860, (S) 1860 Census, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin PO. William & Rhoda are farmers with land valued at $3000 and a personal estate of $2000.
7/2/1870, (S) 1870 Census, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin PO. William & Rhody are farmers with land valued at $4000 and a personal estate of $1150.
6/14/1880, (S) 1880 Census, TN, Williamson Co. William & Rhoda are farmers. 3 children and 1 grandchild live with them. [Martha M Potts is likely a daughter-in-law and mother of the grandchild.]
Children:
Lucinda Potts, born 1825 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Census. Living with parents.
Henry Potts, born 1827 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
6/16/1852 in Williamson Co., he married Mary Ann Potts, born 1835 in TN; d/o Stephen.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Williamson Co. 3 children; a farmer and school teacher. Mary’s mother Lucy Oakley and her brother Henry A Potts both live with them.
Pleasant M Potts, born 1829 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
6/16/1857 in Williamson Co., he married Mary Elizabeth Bateman, born 1837 in TN.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Maury Co. No children
William C Potts, born 1831 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census.
12/7/1860 in Williamson Co., he married Nellie Ann Meacham, born 1833 in TN.
(S) 1880 Census, TN, Williamson Co. 4 children.
Stephen R Potts, born 1833 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Sarah Louisa Potts, born 1834 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
11/20/1856 in Williamson Co., she married James C Skelly, born 1834 in TN.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Williamson Co. 2 children.
James M Potts, born 1837 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Census. Living with parents.
Thomas Alex Potts, born 1839 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1870 Census. Living with parents.
~1876, he married Nancy ?, born 1855 in TN.
(S) 1880 Census, TN, Williamson Co. 2 children, living next to parents.
Pina J Potts, born 1841 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
2/19/1861 in Williamson Co., she married Milton S Meacham, born 1841 in TN.
(S) 1870 Census, TN, Williamson Co. 6 children.
Cinthia V Potts, born 1843 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1880 Census. Living with parents.
Rhoda D Potts, born 1845 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Martha Z Potts, born 10/1849 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Census. Living with parents.

v. Wesley Potts, born 1803 in SC.
1/31/1822 in Williamson Co., TN, “Westley” married Elizabeth Barnett, born 1815 in SC. (S) Williamson Co. Marr. Records.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 00001…, 21001….
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 211001…, 010101…
9/28/1850, (S) 1850 Census, Henry Co., Dist14. Wesley is a farmer.
9/27/1860, (S) 1860 Census, KY, Marshall Co., Palma. They are farmers; 1 son at home, land valued at $250.
Children:
Wesley Potts Jr, born 1832 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Allen Kendrick Potts, born 1837 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
10/26/1858, he married Martha Ann Lindsay, born 1842 in TN.
(S) 1910 Census, KY, Marshall Co. She has had 8 children, 4 surviving; 1 daughter at home.
Angeline Potts, born 1841 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
10/16/1856 in Henry Co., she married Martin Lindsay.
(S) 1860 Census, KY, Marshall Co. 1 son.
Hamilton W Potts, born 1844 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
11/22/1865 in Henry Co., he married Malissa A Fields, born 1849 in KY.
(S) 1880 Census, KY, Marshall Co. 5 children.

vi. Wilbur “Willie” Potts, born 1808 in TN.
1820, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin. m:10<16. See No.116.
Willie married Catherine A ?, born 1806 in VA.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 10002…, 0011….
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 011001…, 210001…
9/28/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Henry Co., Dist14. Willie is a farmer with land valued at $500.
Children:
Delila Potts, born 1829 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Thomas M Potts, born 1830 in TN. (S) 1850 Census. He is a Carpenter.
~1851, he married Delila ?, born 1827 in AL.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Henry Co. 5 children.
Louisa Evaline Potts, born 1832 in TN.
(S) 1850 Census. Living with parents.
11/7/1857 in Henry Co., she married Zacharia M Conyers.
Louise E Potts, born 1837 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Elizabeth T Potts, born 1839 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Sarah A Potts, born 1842 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Abner R Potts, born 1844 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Mary L Potts, born 1847 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.

vii. Joseph Potts, born 1810 in TN.
1820, TN, Williamson Co., Franklin. m:10<16. See No.116.
Joseph married Emma ?, born 1816 in TN.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, TN, Sumner Co.: 0001…, 1001…
1840, (S) 1840 Census, TN, Henry Co.: 000001…, 0001001…
9/28/1850, (S) 1850 Census, Henry Co., Dist14. Joseph is a farmer.
10/2/1860, (S) 1860 Census, Williamson Co., Dist14. Joseph & Emma are farmers with a personal estate of $400.
8/9/1870, (S) 1870 Census, Williamson Co., Conyersville. Joseph & Emma are farmers with a personal estate of $200. Virginia, probably a daughter-in-law lives with them.
Children:
Alabama Potts, born 1836 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
Columbus Potts, born 1842 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
Leonard Potts, born 1844 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
Romulus Potts, born 1845 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.
Noel Osea Potts, born 1848 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860, 1870 Census. Living with parents.
Caroline Potts, born 1850 in TN.
(S) 1850 Census. Living with parents.
William Potts, born 1856 in TN.
(S) 1850, 1860 Census. Living with parents.

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