Robert B., W. H. & J. D. Potts
Wayne County, NC




Robert B. Potts enlisted on May 16, 1861 in the Confederate North Carolina Infantry Regiment 4 Co. D & was a 2nd Lt. then went to 1st Lt. on October 1, 1861. I found where he resigned his commission due to ill health. He listed his residence as Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC. North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 FamilySearch. Contributed by Nancy Seefeldt. Military Records


W. H. Potts in enlisted May 16, 1861 in Wayne County on the same day as Robert B. Potts. No other information found.


J. D. Potts was in the 1860 Wayne County Census, age 20, occupation Telegraph Operator, born in NC and living in the home of Susan A. Griswold, Hotel Keeper, in the town of Goldboro. There was a Griswold Hotel in the city around this time.


If there was a Lenoir County connection for any of these men, it would likely have been through Selathiel Potts as father.

1840 Lenoir County Census
Potts, Salathiel
2 free white males 5-9
1 free white male 15-19
1 free white male 50-59
2 free white females 15-19
1 free white female 20-29
1 free white female 40-49
J. D. could have been born after the 1840 census.


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