(b. between 1811-1820)
Lenoir County, North Carolina
1840 Lenoir County Census - page 20
Robert was too young to be the son of Pleasant or Stinger Potts and does not appear in any further Lenoir County Census. In 1830 Selathiel Potts had a male 5-9.
Neighbors: Josiah Sutton, Richard Alridge, Jesse Hartsfield, Lemuel Dawson, Moses Walters, William Potter, Alexander Alridge, William Burton, Nathaniel Skinner, Hardy Sutton, Benjamin Sutton, Sally Sutton, Thomas W. Dawson, Henry Skinner, Sherwood Byrd, Dempsey Wood, Benjamin Rouse, William J. Sutton, __ Sutton, John Ritter, Martin Potter.
Sutton family historian Dr. Joe Sutton states these Sutton neighbors were in the Bucklesberry area of western Lenoir County and has contributed the following information:
Bucklesberry encompassed quite a large swath of territory back in the day. Council S. Wooten outlined the boundaries of Bucklesberry in an 1868 article published in the Goldsboro Messenger:
"There is a section of country on the north side of Neuse River, in Lenoir County, extending from White Hall to the west bank of Falling Creek, a distance of about ten miles, known as Bucklesberry pocosin. From the River to the foot of the hill where the piney woods region begins is from three to four miles wide. This section embraces what may properly be termed the valley of the Neuse, and is sufficiently elevated above the high water mark so as not to be subjected to overflow from freshets in the River". (White Hall today is Seven Springs in Wayne County.)