Robert Potts
(b. before 1717 - d. bef 1779)
Lenoir and Onslow Counties, North Carolina

Craven Precinct-County NC Court Minutes, 1730-1741, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun
December 18, 1738 - A Deed of Sale from Doctr. Stringer to Robt. Potts was acknowledg'd in open Court by the said Stringer & on prayer of the sd Potts the same is admitted to Record.

Craven County, NC Deed Abstracts, Deed Book I & 5, 1707-1775, Book I
by Weynette Parks Haun
April 16, 1740 - Francis Stringer, Surgeon to James Lord planter, 40, 125 A, on NS Nuse joining to Henry Owen's line, beginning at a black oak & runs from that S170p & so along the Eastermost side of the branch that lies between sd Tenet. of Land & another tenement of land belonging to Robert Potts, which sd Tenements of land are both in one pattent of 250 A bearing date 18 Nov 1738...Wit: Robert Potts, John Wiggons, William Bond. Ackd. 18 Jun 1740. N. Routledge Clk. Cur. Image

NC Archives, Military Collection, Box 1
September 10, 1747 - A Robert Potts is listed as a Private in Col. Lovick's Regiment in the Spanish Attack on the Town of Beaufort, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Images

Spanish Attack

Book 6, Dobbs County Grantor Deed Index, April 1758 - April 1765
Robert Potts to Stringer & Stephen Potts, page 85 - deed burned

NC Archives
March 3, 1759 - State of North Carolina Land Grant to Robert Potts in Johnston County which was formed in 1746 from Craven County. The grant was on the No. side of Neuce River. Image

NC Archives
January 4, 1760 - The Onslow Co, NC will of John Holmes named sisters and brother: Hannah James, Barbara Anderson, Lidea Homes, Elenazar Holmes, J. W. Holmes and witnessed by Robert Potts, Samuel Bennett and Richard Thompson.

Onslow Co, North Carolina Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1749-1765, pg. 50
August 1, 1760 - The will of John Holmes dec'd was proved by Rich'd Thomson, Wm Bennett & Rob't Potts and Mr. Elmore Anderson the Executors therein named.

Dobbs Co, North Carolina Crown Patents, 1759-1775 by Bill Murphy
April 24, 1762 - Farnifold Green, 77 acres on the N. side of the Neuse River joining Robert Potts's supposed corner, Stringer's line and Hays's line Robert Potts corner. Shuck Image

Onslow Co, NC Court Minutes, 1755-1765, Vol. 3
November, 1762 - The will of Henry Skibbow dec'd. was proved by Abram Jarrott, Robert Potts and Sarah James and Mrs. Sarah Skibbow, Lewis Skibbow and Jacob James executrix and executors therein named qualified by taking the usual oaths. Ordered they have letters testamentary.

Onslow Co, N C Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1749-1765, pg. 65
March, 1764 - A deed from Edw'd Simpson to Rob't Potts for 68 acres land proved by the oath of Joseph Thompson & ordered to be regis't. Deed not found.

February 1766 - Robert Potts deeded 68 acres in Onlow County, NC to Charles Darden Image

The last known record of Robert Potts is the 1769 Dobbs County Tax List in which he and his two sons, Stephen and Stringer, are listed. From deeds of the time Pleasant Potts appears to have been another son of Robert and perhaps not of age at the time of this Tax List. Image from NC Archives

Robert is not listed on the 1779 or 1788 Dobbs County Voter List. He is not on the 1790 census.