Daniel Potts, 1768-1845
Son of Stringer Potts of Lenoir County, NC

Contributed by Jeanie Potts Nolte and Nancy Seefeldt

Inscription: In the Memory of Daniel M. Potts he died April the 26, 1845 Age 77 years

1787 - Book 12, Dobbs County Deed Index, April l779 to April l784
Stringer Potts to Daniel Potts, page 230 - Images

1788 - Daniel was on the Dobbs County Voter List.

1790 - Daniel Potts appeared in the Wayne County, NC Census in Newbern District as one free white male of 16 years & upwards. No others were listed in his household. Image contributed by Nancy Seefeldt.

Abstracts of Early Deeds of Wayne County, NC, 1780-1793 pages 193-194
by Joseph W. Watson

17 Nov 1791 - Daniel Potts witnessed deed of Richard Bass to grandsons Uriah and Thomas Bass.

Johnston County, NC Abstracts, Deed Books M-1, O-1, T-1
1779-1794, Vol. IV
by Weynette Parks Haun

16 Aug 1793 - Bk T-1:70 - William Bulls to Gilford Bulls Braddy, 63 for 118 acres on NS Neuse River, adjacent to Henry Bull's line, his own corner, Ann Gurly's line, Henry Bull's line, to his corner. Wit: John Whitly, Daniel Potts. August Court 1793.

25 Aug 1793 - Bk T-1:84 - William Bulls to Gilford Bulls Braddy, 63 for 138 acres on NS Neuse River, adjacent to Joseph Boon's corner, Boons Slough, Needham Whitly's line, near Henry Bulls corner, near the Round Pond, Ann Gurley's line. Wit: John Whitly, Daniel Potts. August Court 1793.

Johnston County, NC Abstracts, Deed Books U-1, V-1, W-1, X-1
by Weynette Parks Haun

6 Nov 1793 - Bk U-1:124 - Joseph Boon Jr. to Jesse Hayse, 20 for 30 acres beginning at a hickory on NS of the Slough which appears to be an old corner, with the course of Joseph Boon Sr. and said Hayse's fence as it now stands to the run of the Slough, down the run of said Slough to Joseph Boon Jr's line, Ratliff Boon's corner. Wit: B. Stevens, Daniel Potts - Asknowledged February Court 1795.

3 Apr 1794 - Daniel Potts of Duplin County, NC and Elizabeth (Betsey) Stevens were married in Duplin.
Marriage Bond. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Stevens Jr. of Duplin. About William Stevens Jr.

20 Jan 1794 - Daniel mentioned as neighbor in deed from John Beck to William Whitfield in Duplin County. Deed Images - (This property was in Duplin.)

Duplin-Sampson County Map

Duplin County Map

Sampson County Map

19 Jul 1795 - John Beck Deed to Daniel Potts (of Johnston Co, NC), Sampson County. (This property was in Duplin.).

Sampson County Court Minutes
9 Feb 1796 - Road work: Ordered William Whitfield, John Easom, Daniel Potts, Micajah Bell, James Clark and William Williams and their hands work on the new road leading from Snell's Race paths to Daniel Clark's, and work under William Williams as overseer.

12 Feb 1798 - Daniel Potts Deed to William Beck, Sampson County. (This property was in Duplin.)

Sampson County, NC Deeds by Max R. Peterson Jr.
5 May 1798 - Deed of Gift: John Beck (Executor of John Beck Sr.'s will) to Benjaman Easom and Gideon Eason. John Beck Sr. in his lifetime bought land from his son John Beck lying on the heads of Panther Branch for which he never retained title and he bequeathed the lands to his grandsons Benjamin and Gideon Eason, sons of John Easom. There were two pieces of land on the head of Panther branch being part of sundry surveys which George Frazier sold to the said John Beck, beginning on the head of Panther Branch and runs along Daniel Potts line, Grays back line. Wit: Saml. Slocumb and John Carraway. (This property was in Duplin.)

Potts, Stephens/Stevens & Winsetts in Williamson County, TN

Stephens/Stevens Marriages in Williamson County, TN

Book 23, Lenoir County Grantor Deed Index, NC - 1805 - 1810
Daniel Potts to William Croom, pg 220

1810 - United States Federal Census - Daniel Potts
Home in 1810: Jefferson, Rutherford, Tennessee
Free White Persons - 1 male under 10
Free White Persons - 1 male 26 thru 44
Free White Persons - 2 females under 10
Free White Persons - 1 female 26 thru 44
Number of Household Members - 3 under 16
Number of Household Members - 2 over 25
Number of Household Members: 5

Census Images

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth Stevens Potts: William S. (1795-1859); Stringer S. (1796-1838); Lucy S. (1797-1833); John (1798-); Lema "Loamia" (1799-1815); Henry (1805-1838); Elizabeth (1810-1832); George Washington (1812-1869); Ann (1816-1839)

Daniel Land Records, 1810

1810 - Daniel Potts, Bk 17-445 #14467, June 24, 1837, 37 1/2 acres, 1 per acre, on Stewart's Creek, begin on elm, post oak & cedar at Reed's NE corner, then N 61.5 poles to a pin oak, then W 99 poles to black oak in Gillespie's line, then S 61.5 poles to hickory & cedar at Reed's corner, then E with his line to beginning, surveyed Nov. 14, 1827.

Williamson County, TN Deed Books C, D & E, 1811-1820, Vol. II
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

Edward Stephens from Lewis Stephens, 10 Aug 1811, for $500 a tract of land it being part of a tract granted by NC to Robert Smith lying on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth, bounded by Wm. Stevens, Frederick Davis and Jonathan Woods, containing 180 acres. Wit: Michael Kinnard and D. Potts. Reg: 28 Nov 1811.

Michael Kinnard from Daniel Potts and wife, Betsey, 12 Jul 1817. Daniel Potts, son-in-law of Wm. Stevens, dec'd, and Betsey, daughter of Wm. Stevens, for $150 undivided part of the estate of Wm. Stevens, it being 1/16 part and part of sister, Luraney's (1/15 part), a tract of land containing 320 acres on Hays Creek of the Big Harpeth, bounded by Frederick Davis. Wit: David Mason and D. C. Kinnard. Reg: 13 Dec. 1817. NOTE: This deed indicates Elizabeth (Betsy) was not the daughter of Loamia and Pherebe Stevens.

Williamson County, TN County Court Minutes - July 1812-October 1815
by Carol Wells

July 1815 - Johnson Jordan vs Daniel Potts. Appeal. Davis Mason, Saml Shelburne, Jacob Garrett. Deft confesses judgt for $15 and interest 36 cts. Plf recovers also his costs.

Excerpts from Rutherford County, TN Probate Records, 1809-1827

Stringer Potts in Bond County, Ill

Leama or Loami Potts in the War of 1812

William Potts in the War of 1812

William S. & Rebecca Potts

1837 - Henry Potts, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Stevens Potts, Bk 17-748 #14470, Dec. 26, 1837, 14 Acres & 12 poles, on Steward's Creek, Begin at ash at John Reed's SE corner of a 50 acre tract, then W 91 poles to a stake at his SW corner, then S 22 poles to a stake at Daniel Potts' NW corner NW corner, then with Potts line 86 poles to white oak, then 52 poles to stake on N side of a branch, then E 5 poles to stake, then N 74 poles to the beginning, surveyed Oct. 5, 1837.

17 May 1845 - Sale of property of Daniel Potts dec'd by administrator George Potts (would be son George Washington Potts b. 12 Feb 1812, d. 1869) - buyers including Elizabeth Potts - Williamson County, TN Will Bk 8, p 309. Carl Greenway

Miscellaneous Records, Williamson County, TN, Vol 7
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

Betsy Potts and Curtis Stevens on 15 Aug 1845 executed a deed of Pott's dower right in the real estate nd personal estate of her deceased husband, Daniel Potts. I, Curtis Stevens in consideradtion of the sum of 1 cent do release and quit claim to Betsy Potts all real estate conveyed to me and said Betsy Potts releases said Stevens from any contracts &c. 24 Feb 1846

1 May 1847 - Daniel Potts Estate Settlement by George Potts Administrator (son of Daniel).

13 Nov 1848 - (Rutherford Co Deed Bk 3, p 714) Deed Richard Vaughan from George Potts widow and heirs (pursuant to Court Decree of Division) for 143 acres on waters of Stewart's Creek bounded by John Bush's original corner of a tract of 914 acres, Wm Hale, etc.

It is certain that this would have been part of the family of Daniel Potts, d 1845. In 1839 George Potts (would be son of George Washington Potts) purchased 155 acres similarly bounded by William Hails/Hale, selling same in 1840.

Since George Washington Potts son and administrator of Daniel Potts did not die until 1869, the description of the above deed as recorded would seemingly be in error. Rather, this most probably should have read, "George Potts administrator of Daniel Potts dec'd Widow and Heirs, etc".
Carl Greenway

6 Mar 1849 (Rutherford Co Will Bk 15, p 27) Henry Potts dec'd estate settlement with William H. Haynes, guardian for minor heirs Sylvanus Potts and James H. Potts, received from D. D. Wendel Clk their part of land of Daniel Potts dec'd administrator George Potts. Carl Greenway

1 Jan 1853 (Rutherford Co Will Bk 17, p 164) Henry Potts dec'd estate settlement with Wm. A. (sic) Haynes guardian for Sylvanus Potts who came of age 1 Jan 1853.

Daniel Potts Family by Carl F. Greenway