Julia Elizabeth Potts, 1867-1887
Wayne County, NC


Tombstone in Potts Cemetery


Julia was the daughter of Newman Potts Sr. and wife Susan Marinda Lewis of Brogden Township.

1884 - Newman Potts will: Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Julia Elisabeth Potts three hundred dollars for educational purposes out of the sale of my perishable property & funds I have on hand.

Item 4th After giving my daughter Julia Elisabeth Potts three hundred dollars out of my perishable property & funds on hand the residue I give and bequeath to my youngest son Robert Henry Potts & my youngest daughter Minnie Charity Potts to be equally divided between them for educational purposes.


1884 - Newman Potts will: Lot No. 7 is assigned to Julia E Potts in severalty, bounded as follows, to wit - beginning at a stake, corner of lot no. 6 & runs then S 3.45 W 23.75 chs to a stake on the Marsh Branch - then N 72.15 W 20.15 chs to a pine stump - then N 87.15 W 4.67 chs to a stake - then S 60.45 W 35.68 chs to a stake - then N 9.20 W 8.83 chs to a stake, corner of lot no. 6 - then with the line of said lot N 65.45 E 64.00 chs to the first station, containing fifty eight acres, valued at three hundred & eighty dollars.


Goldsboro Messenger June 7, 1886
Mt. Olive High School Commencement
Compositions. Slow Coaches-Sallie Flowers;, Almost-Julia Potts; Life, what we make it-Ada English; Complaining People-Octavia Bennett; Talking and acting-Mary Carr; Seed Time and Harvest-Cattie Elmore; Kind Words-Cora Pearsall; I Can-Clara Smith.


30 Nov 1889
Administrator's Oath
State of North Carolina - Wayne County
In the Superior Court
I John F Fields do solemnly swear that I believe that Julia E Potts died without leaving any last will and testatment; and that I will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said Julia E Potts and a true and perfect inventory thereof return as provided by law; and that all other duties appeartaining to the charge reposed in me. I will faithfully and honestly perform with the best of my skill and ability; So help me God
John F Fields
Sworn and subscribed before me this 30 day of Nov 1889
A T Grady CSC


1 Jan 1890
John F. Fields Admr of Julia E Potts decd
Rec'd of Wm Potts guardian of Julia E Potts Jany 1st 1890
114.00


4 Jan 1890
Inventory of the personal property of Julia E Potts decd which came into the hands of John F Fields her administrator; cash received from Wm Potts one hundred and fourteen dollars, one bed, bed clothing and bed stead and one bureau, 250 feet of lumber
John F Fields
Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 4th Jany 1890
A T Grady CSC


4 Jan 1890
North Carolina - Wayne County
In the Superior Court before A T Grady CSC
John F Fields admr of Julia E Potts
To this court
Upon reading the foregoing petition it is ordered that this petitioner have leave to sell the property described in the petition for cash at the residence of John F Fields in Brogden Township in said county after due advertisement according to law and that he report his action to this court
This 4th day of Jany 1890
A T Grady CSC


25 Jan 1890
Account of sales of the personal property of Julia E. Potts Dec'd sold for cash on the 25th day of Jany 1890 by J.F. Fields

1 Bureau, J.F. Fields, 2.50
1 Bed stead, R.C. Fields, 1.15
1 Bead, Susan Jones, 13.30
1 Quilt, Susan Jones, .80
1 Quilt1 Quilt, Susan Jones, 1.40
1 Quilt1 Quilt, Susan Jones, 1.45
1 Mat1 Quilt, Susan Jones, .10
1 Sheet1 Quilt, Susan Jones, .05
1 Lot of lumber, R.C. Fields, 1.62
Total $22.37
John F. Fields
Sworn to and subscribed before me
A.T. Grady CSC


10 Apr 1890
Wayne County
To the Superior Court:
We, Giles Kornegay, John W Cox and John Davis, having been duly appointed Commissioners to divide the lands of Julia E Potts decd, met upon said premises April the 10th 1890 and viewed and divided in severalty, the said lands. The allotment and metes and bounds of the same are as follows:

Lot No 1 drawn by Urban Potts, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake Cynthia Fields cor. and runs thence S 4 W 91 poles to a stake in the marsh Branch Kings corner, then N 72 W 8 2/5 poles to a stake, then N 4 E 83 1/2 poles to a stake in C A Fields line, then N 66 E 11 poles to the 1st station, containing 5 acres, valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 2 drawn by John F Fields, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake in C A Fields line cor of Lot No 1 and runs thence S 4 W 83 1/2 poles to a stake, then N 72 W 82/5 poles to a stake then N 4 E 77 poles to a small hickory and stake, then N 66 East 9 1/2 po to the 1st station, containing 4 acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 3 drawn by Cynthia A Fields, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a small hickory and stake in her own line, cor of Lot No 2 and runs thence S 4 N 77 poles to a stake, then N 72 W 9 poles to a stake, then N 4 E 70 1/2 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 10 poles to the first station, containing 4 acres valued at twenty dollars.

Lot 4 drawn by Minnie Lewis, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake corner of Lot No 3 and runs thence S 4 W 70 1/2 poles to a stake near a large pine, then N 72 W 101/5 poles to a stake then N 4 E 63 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 11 poles to the first station, containing 4 acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot 5 drawn by John F Fields, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a small hickory and stake corner of Lot No 4 and runs then S 4 W 63 poles to a stake, then N 72 W 11 1/2 poles to a stake then N 4 E 54 poles to a stake then N 66 E 13 poles to the first station, containing 4 acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 6 drawn by Henry Potts, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake cor of Lot No 5 and runs thence S 4 W 54 poles to a stake in Fields line - then N 72 W 21 1/2 poles to a stake, then No 4 E 38 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 232/5 po to the first station, containing (6) six acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 7 drawn by Mary Jones, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake cor of Lot No 6 and runs then S 4 W 38 po to a stake in J F Fields line, then N 72 W 9 poles to a pine stump then N 87 W 18 1/2 poles to a stake, then S 61 W 8 poles to a stake then N 8 W 20 poles to a stake then N 66 E 43 poles to the first station, containing 6 acres valued at twenty five dollars.

lt No 8 drawn by Susan Jones & bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake corner of Lot No 7 and runs then S 8 E 20 poles to a stake in J F Fields line, then S 61 W 47 1/2 poles to a stake then N 89 W 23 1/2 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 47 1/2 poles to the first station, containing 6 acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 9 drawn by William Potts & bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake in Fields line cor of lot No 8 and runs the S 8 E 23 1/2 poles to a stake, then S 61 W 44 3/4 poles to a stake, then N 8 W 27 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 44 3/4 poles to the first station, containing (7) seven acres valued at twenty five dollars.

Lot No 10 drawn by Newman Potts & bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake cor of lot No 9 and runs then W 8 East 27 poles to a stake, then S 61 W 42 poles to a stake, then N 9 W 312/5 poles to a stake, then N 66 E 383/5 poles to the first station, containing (7) seven acres valued at twenty five dollars.

All of which is respectfully submitted signed & sealed
Giles Kornegay {Seal}
John W Cox {Seal}
John E Davis {Seal}

North Carolina Wayne County
The report in this came having been filed and confirmed and recorded, therefore let the same and the final decree be registered June 21st 1890 A T Grady CSC


28 May 1890
North Carolina Wayne County
In the Superior Court
before A T Grady CSC

Benjamin Jones & wife Mary Jones William Potts Mathew Jones & wife Susan Jones Newman Potts Urban Potts William Lewis & wife Minnie Lewis John F Fields and wife Cynthia Fields & Henry Potts
Final Decree
Export To the Court

The commissioners who were appointed by the court to divide the lands specified in the petition among the parties therein named, having filed their report and the division made by them appearing to be just and equal and noticed having issued to said parties to show cause if any they had why said report should not be confirmed and the parties having accepted service of said notice and no exceptions to said report having been filed It is ordered and adjudged that said report be in all respects confirmed and that it be duly recorded and judgement is rendered accordingly.

If is further ordered and adjudged that the cost of said proceedings including a fee of ten dollars to the attorney of record be paid by the parties in proportion to their respective interest in the lands divided

May 28 1890
A T Grady CSC
Approved June 17th 1890
Spier Whitaker
Resident Judge 4th Jud Dist
R & R June 21st 1890
A J Brown Regt of Deeds


Survey showing division of Julia's property. Today the western end of the property would border the old Newman Potts house property.


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