Newman Potts Family in the Census
Wayne County, NC



Wayne County, NC 1850 - August 30
Needham Potts
Birthplace: Lenoir
Home in 1850: Neuse (south side), Wayne, North Carolina
Needham, 30, M, Farmer, value of real estate $500, cannot read or write
Susan, 21, F, cannot read or write
Mary, 2, F
William, 1/12, M

Neighbors: Joel Lewis, William Hopson, Richard Roberts, Wm H. Herring, William Viley, Jno Greenfield, John Herring, William Reaves, John Reaves, Bryan Casey, Polly Dardin, Jno Stafford, Thos Reaves, William Harris, Rachel Garris, John Pelt, Abner Grady, Betsey Bud, Barbary Capps, John Edwards, John Capps, Richard Rollins.

There are Greenfields and Roberts living in the Sleepy Creek area today so Newman was likely living on his proptery "on Sleepy Creek". Joel Lewis was the brother of Susan Marinda Lewis Potts.


Wayne County, NC 1860 - July 17
Newmon Potts
Indian Springs Township - Post Office Dudley
Newmon, 38, M, Farmer, Value of Read Estate $2800, Personal Estate $400
Susan, 32, F
Mary, 12, F, attended school within last year
William, 10, M, attended school within last year
Susan, 8, F, attended school within last year
Newman, 6, M, attended school within last year
Hanna, 4, F
Lucious, 2, M
It's possible Newman and family were living in the Potts House next to the railroad at this time.

Neighbors: Richard Rollins, Wm D. Cobb, Henry Ward, Elisha Grant, Benjamin Jones, John Capps, J. W. Edwards, J. A. Fields, Elizabeth Fields, Betsey Pelts, Calvin Fields, Nicholas Smith, Needham Jennette, David McKinne, B. J. Bowden, W. W. Reeves, Wm Turner, John W. Sanderson, Benj Griswold.

On November 17, 1860 Newman purchased the 420 1/2 acre farm along today's Potts Road. Neighbors mentioned in the deed were George W. Collier, Nathan Daniel, Nick Smith, James A. Fields and others.

J. A. (Addison) Fields' son John Franklin married Cynthia Ann, daughter of Newman and Susan and Addison's daughter Mary Abstella married Newman Potts Jr.


Wayne County, NC 1870 - June 1
Newman Potts
Brogden Township
Newman, 60, M, Farmer, value of real estate $1600, personal estate $570
Susan, 42, F, K House, cannot read or write
Mary C, 22, F, attended school within last year
William, 20, M,, on farm, attended school within last year
Newman, 16, M, attended school within last year
Hannah M, 14, F, attended school within last year
Lucius, 12, M, on farm, attended school within last year
Cynthia A, 10, F
Urbane, 8, M
John, 5, M
Julia E, 3, F

Neighbors: Robert Aldridge, Lewis Henderson, Geo Carraway, Smithy Carraway, Diana Carraway, Ann Jones, Nicholas Smith, Wm B. Wiggs, James A. Fields, F. F. Harrell, Easter Edwards, Jas. W. Edwards, Mathew Jones, Green Simmons, Cicero Simmons, Bryant Simmons, Edward Winn.


Wayne County, NC 1880 - June 10
Newman Potts
Brogden Township
Newman, 58, M, Farmer, Dropsey, cannot read or write
Susan, 54, F, Keeping house, Cough, cannot read or write
Urban, 17, M, attended school within last year
John, 15, M, attended school within last year
Julia, 12, F, attended school within last year
Minnie, 8, F, attended school within last year
Robt Henry, 3, M

Neighbors: James A. Fields, Newman Potts (Jr), M. M. Jones, Matthew Jones, J. W. Edwards, Wm R. Roberts, Robert Anderson, J. W. Brogden, Eleana Roberts, Simeon Grady, Haywood Hays, Jno. F. Fields, Tilda McKinney, Serana Best, Minnie Best, Jos. J. Smith, Nixon Hobbs, Robt Lamb, Jeo Shingleton, Nichol Smith.


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