Robert Potts
(b. before 1717 - d. after 1769)
Lenoir-Onslow County, NC

When I first began researching my ancestor Charity Potts of Lenoir County, I found there were Potts families who lived in the county from the early 1700's to the mid 1800's. Through DNA, it is highly likely she was connected to this family. Still not known are her parent's names. The information on this website is about these early Potts families along with the Wayne County, NC descendants of Charity Potts.

Early Settlers in Lenoir County, NC were Robert Atkins, Francis Stringer, Lazarus Turner, John Gatlin, Thomas Dick, William Bond, Job Ives, Henry Owens, Thomas Box, Moses Tilghman, Robert Potts, Jonathan Bang, Michael Rasure, Jacob and Nathaniel Parrott, John Wiggins, the McIllweans, the Rouses, the Turners, the Ramseys, the Brights, the Carruthers, the Slocumbs, the Lintons, the Hayes, the Taylors and the Williamses. The Story of Kinston & Lenoir County and Kinston-200 Year Anniversary.

A - Briery Run
B - Loosing Swamp
C - Stonyton Creek
D - Faulkner Road
E - Jericho Run
F - Walter Dunn Jr. Homeplace at time of death
G - Tower Hill
H - Flat Branch - deed mentions branch was "back of Pleasant Potts place"
I - Neuse River

A Dobbs County Deed references Robert Potts owned land "on the north side of Neuce River and on the east side of Jerico Branch conveyed to him by Francis Stringer" some time after November 1738.

Because of county changes over the years, the Lenoir County Potts lived in four counties without moving: Craven, Johnston, Dobbs and Lenoir. Dobbs and Lenoir County courthouses burned leaving few records for research. They lived in the area known today as Lenoir County, North Carolina on the north east side of Kinston in the Tower Hill vicinity.

Robert appeared as a witness to two Onslow County wills in 1760 and 1762. He owned land there from 1765 to 1766. In 1769 he was on the Dobbs County Tax List and does not appear in any known records beyond that date.

Email any questions about this family to Guy Potts

Robert Potts, Lenoir-Onslow


Stringer Potts, Lenoir-Onslow

Daniel Potts, Rutherford County, TN
Robert Potts, Tennessee-Illinois-Arkansas

Stephen Potts, Lenoir, Onslow

Pleasant Potts, Lenoir

Susanna Potts, Lenoir
Lucy Potts & Lewis Faulkner, Lenoir
James Potts, Lenoir
Mary Potts, Lenoir

Petition Naming Daughters

Priscilla Potts & Abraham Haney, Onslow

Mary Potts & John Jones, Onslow

Barshaba Potts, Onslow

Morris Potts, Onslow

Sophiah Potts, Onslow

Charity Potts, Lenoir

Newman Potts, Lenoir-Wayne
Lucius Potts, Lenoir-Jones
Hannah Potts Laroque, Lenoir
Walter Dunn Jr. & Sr., Lenoir
Newman Dunn, Craven

Potts Census & Neighbors

Dunn Census & Neighbors


Charlotte (Charity?) Potts, Lenoir

Francis & Drury Ann Potts, Lenoir-Cumberland

Selathial Potts, Lenoir-Onslow

Polley Potts, Lenoir

Robert Potts, Lenoir

Robert B., W. H. & J. D. Potts, Wayne

John Potts, Johnston-Dobbs

Elizabeth & Mary E. Potts, Lenoir

William Potts, Lenoir

Jesse Potts, Cumberland

John H. & Hannah Hubbard Potts, Craven

William A. Potts & Josephine C. Latham, Craven

Stringer's Ferry

Lenoir Co, NC History

County Formations

Cy Potts Surnames

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