Mary Caroline Potts Jones, 1848-1933

Wayne County, NC



Benjamin Bryant & Mary Caroline Potts Jones
contributed by Ouida Allison


Mary was the daughter of Newman Potts Sr. and wife Susan Marinda Lewis of Brogden Township. She married Benjamin Bryant Jones and they had three sons: Benjamin B. (1891-1892), Matthew M. (1881-1883, and Newman P. (1878-1898). They are all buried in Potts Cemetery.


1884 - Newman Potts will: Lot No. 10 is assigned to Mary C Jones in severalty, bounded as follows, to wit - beginning at a large sweet gum in Wm F Patrick's line & runs then S 89.3 W 7.00 chs to a stake, Patricks corner - then S 8.30 W 11.00 chs to a stake - then S 88.30 W 33.00 chs to a stake - then S 1.30 E 5.40 chs to a stake - then S 47.30 E 32.00 chs to a stake - then N 47.30 E 62 poles - then S 43 E 13 poles to a stake, Grady's corner - then with their line N 8.30 E 127 poles to the first station, containing eighty & three fourths acres, valued at three hundred & seventy five dollars.


Mary, Ben and son Newman "Newey" Potts Jones

A special thanks to Ouida Allison, granddaughter of Minnie Charity Potts and William L. Lewis, for sharing her family information.


1898 - Newman Potts Jones and the Spanish-American War


1899 - William Potts Letter to Sister Mary Caroline Potts Jones


State of North Carolina Wayne County
December 22, 1902 - $30 – 6 acres
Register of Deeds, Book 82, page 446
Mary's share from division of sister Julia Elizabeth's lands

B. B. Jones & wife Mary C. Jones to Sam Simmons

Adjoining the lands of J. J. Fields - Begins at a stake corner of lot No. 6 in the division of Julia E. Potts land and runs S 4 W 38 poles to a stake in J. F. Fields line then N 72 W 9 poles to a pine stump, then N 87 W 18 ˝ 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 six acres.
Registered December 23, 1902


Ben feeding his cows
contributed by Ouida Allison


State of North Carolina Wayne County
December 22, 1904 - $435 – 87 acres
Register of Deeds, Book 61, page 245
Mary's share from division of her father's lands

B. B. Jones & wife Mary C. Jones his wife to S. C. Casey

Adjoining Urban Roberts, Maria Smith - Beginning at a large sweet gun, the Kornegay corner in Wm. Patrick’s line & runs with Kornegay’s line S 10 W 127 poles to a stake, then S 51 W 62 poles to a pine stump the Maria Smith corner, then with her line N 44 W 142 poles to a stake, then N 2 W 21 poles to Roberts corner, then with his line N 89 ˝ E 135 poles to a stake, then N 9 ˝ E 44 poles to a stake, then east 28 poles to beginning containing 87 acres, more or less. Registered January 1905


1905 - John Livingston Jones Letter to Aunt Mary Caroline Potts Jones


1906 - Susan Potts Jones Letter to Sister Mary Potts Jones


1923 - Jasper Monroe Letter to Aunt Mary Caroline Potts Jones


1924 - Urban Potts Letter to Mary Caroline Potts Jones


1927 - Theodore Potts Note to Aunt Mary Caroline Potts Jones for a Ford touring 1924 model


1927 - Benjamin Bryant Jones died in 1927

Mary moved to Deep Run, Lenoir County, to be with the family of her sister Minnie Charity Potts Lewis who had died in 1923. She live there until her death in 1933.


1931 - Esther Potts and John Salmon Wilson Wedding Invitation


1932 - Fronia Jones Christmas Card to Aunt Mary Potts Jones


1933 - David Potts Letter to Aunt Mary Caroline Potts Jones


Mary died in 1933 leaving a will in Lenoir County and was brought back to Wayne County for burial.


Mary Caroline, husband and three sons are buried in Potts Cemetery located off Potts Road on Willard Drive.


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