Potts and Dunns of Craven,
Lenoir, Onslow and Wayne Counties, NC



This website is dedicated to my ancestor Miss Charity Potts of Lenoir County, NC who had three children between 1819-1832: Newman, Hannah and Lucius Potts. Autosomal DNA tests confirm she was from the Robert Potts family. Y-DNA tests confirm Walter Dunn Jr. was the father of Newman Potts.


The Story of Kinston & Lenoir County - Some of the early settlers of Lenoir County, NC were Robert Potts and Francis Stringer, others.

A 1781 Dobbs County Deed references Robert Potts owned land "on the north side of Neuce River and on the east side of Jerico Branch". Map


Robert had two proven sons, Stringer and Stephen Potts and all three men were listed in the 1769 Dobbs County, NC Tax List. Another probable son was Pleasant Potts who was shown in deeds and the 1800 census to be a neighbor of Stringer Potts.

The children of Robert from Onslow County, NC are being included due to his owning land and a witness to documents in the county and Stringer's ownership of land there also.


Robert Potts, Lenoir-Onslow
    A. Stringer Potts, Lenoir-Onslow
        1. Daniel Potts, Rutherford County, TN
                William Stevens Jr., Williamson County, TN
                Potts, Stephens/Stevens & Winsetts, Williamson County, TN
                Stephens/Stevens Marriages, Williamson County, TN
       2. Robert Potts, Tennessee-Illinois-Arkansas
                Early Winsett Family, Dobbs County, NC
                Winsett Family, NC to TN
                William Jones Family, Jones County, NC
                Winsett, Jones and Jarman Deeds, Jones County, NC
                David and Elizabeth Jones, NC - Rutherford County, TN
    B. Pleasant Potts, Lenoir
        1. Susanna Potts, Lenoir
        2. Lucy Potts & Lewis Faulkner, Lenoir
        3. James Potts, Lenoir
        4. Mary Potts, Lenoir
    C. Stephen Potts, Lenoir, Onslow
    D. Petition Naming Daughters, Onslow
    E. Priscilla Potts & Abraham Haney, Onslow
    F. Mary Potts & John Jones, Onslow
    G. Sophiah Potts, Onslow
    H. Barshaba Potts, Onslow
         Morris Potts, Onslow

Potts Tombstones
Potts Census & Neighbors


Charity Potts, Lenoir
     1. Newman Potts, Lenoir-Wayne
     2. Lucius Potts, Lenoir-Jones
     3. Hannah Potts Laroque, Lenoir

William and Newman Dunn, Virginia-Craven
Walter Dunn Sr. & Jr. Craven-Lenoir
Dunn Cemetery & Photos
Dunn Census & Neighbors


Unknown Potts in Lenoir and other eastern North Carolina counties near Lenoir County

Charlotte (Charity?) Potts, Lenoir
Elizabeth & Mary E. Potts, Lenoir
Francis & Drury Ann Potts, Lenoir-Cumberland
Polley Potts, Lenoir
Robert Potts, Lenoir
Selathial Potts, Lenoir-Onslow
William Potts, Lenoir
John Potts, Johnston-Dobbs
Robert B., W. H. & J. D. Potts, Wayne
John H. & Hannah Hubbard Potts, Craven
William A. Potts & Josephine C. Latham, Craven
Ralph Potts, Beaufort
Jesse Potts, Cumberland
John Potts, Northampton
Joshua Potts, Northampton-New Hanover
Oswell Potts, Warren
George C. Potts, Wayne
Lucas Potts, Wayne

Dr. Francis Stringer
Lenoir Co, NC History
County Formations


Email any questions you have to Guy Potts


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