(b. before 1735)
Lenoir County, NC
Book 4, Johnston County Deed Index, 1756-1757
The Grantor of this deed, Francis McIllwain, is thought to be the son of James McIllwain who settled in the Tower Hill section of Lenoir County on a plantation located at Stringer's Ferry. He married Elinore Shine (unproven).
Johnston County, NC Register of Deeds
Nothing more is known about this John to date. He would have been at least 21 years of age to own land and based on the date range of 1756-1757, he may possibly have been a brother of Robert Potts.
Did this John have a son named John Potts who married Hannah Permilia and moved to Mecklenburg County, NC and on to South Carolina and Georgia from there ?
There is a family tree of a John & Hannah Permilia Potts that indicates their daughter was Charity Potts. Some similar family trees have Charity being born in Lenoir County, NC
Hannah Permilia Potts filed a Widow's Pension in 1851 that gives family information but no connection to the Lenoir County Potts.