John Potts
(b. before 1735)
Lenoir County, NC



Book 4, Johnston County Deed Index, 1756-1757
Francis McIllwain to John Potts, page 112

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
Bk 16, pg 172
Land Grant Issued 26 Nov 1757
Arthur Mackay 170 acres in Johnston County on a branch above John Potts Plantation and both sides of the main road leading from Cornelius Ferry to Contnentnea adjacent John Peters line. [Contentnea is in Greene County adjacent to Lenoir County.]


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.


Could he have been the father of John Potts who married Hannah Permilia and moved to Mecklenburg County, NC and on to South Carolina from there?

There is a family tree of a John & Hannah Permilia Potts that indicates their daughter was Charity Potts.

Hannah Permilia Potts filed a Widow's Pension in 1851 that gives family information but no connection to the Lenoir County Potts.


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