Son of Stringer Potts of Lenoir County, NC
Lenoir Co, NC to Tennessee
1787 - Book 12, Dobbs County Deed Index, April l779 to April l784
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
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
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
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.
20 Jan 1794 - Daniel mentioned as neighbor in deed from John Beck to William Whitfield in Duplin County. Deed Images
3 Apr 1794 - Daniel Potts of Duplin County, NC and Elizabeth Stevens were married in Duplin.
John Beck Deed to Daniel Potts (of Johnston Co, NC), 1795, Sampson County
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.
Daniel Potts Deed to William Beck, 1798, Sampson County
Book 23, Lenoir County Grantor Deed Index, NC - 1805 - 1810
1810 - United States Federal Census - Daniel Potts
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)
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
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
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.
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
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".
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.