William Potts 1850-1924
Wayne County, NC
William and Nancy Wilhelmina Carolina Casey Potts

A special thanks to Becky Massey, great-granddaughter of William and Willie Casey Potts, for sharing her family photos and information.

William was the son of Newman Potts Sr. and wife Susan Marinda Lewis of Brogden Township. He lived near Mt. Olive where he farmed and raised his family with wife Willie (1860-1943) whom he married November 17, 1875.

William and Willie's children were:

Susan Lenora (1877-1935) married Robert Phillip Raeford
Julia Agnes (1880-1914) married John Thomas Whitted
Cuzzie Eliza (1882-1971) married John Needham Southerland
Walter L. (1884-1884)
Carrie M. (1886-1942) married Sylvester H. Aycock
Maude (1889-1890)
Clyde Mable (1890-1973) married John Thomas O'Berry
William Herbert (1893-1958) married Addie Bell Royal
Willie B. (1895-1898)
Lola Belle (1897-1942) maried Dewey Potts
Herman Orestes (1899-1900)
Eunice Emaline (1900-1953) married J. B. Dalton
Infant Son (1903-1903)
Eshter Lee (1904-1976) married John Salmon Wilson

Nancy Wilhelmina Carolina and sister Mary Elizabeth Casey were the daughters of Lemuel Casey and Julia Anne Simmons. Soon after enlisting in the Civil War, Lemuel died February 12, 1863 in Goldsboro of smallpox. Julia died December 10, 1862 two months after Lemuel enlisted. Lemuel is buried in Willowdale Cemetery in Goldsboro, NC and Julia is buried at the old Simmons home near Albertson, NC. The two daughters were reared by Casey family. Wayne County, NC Heritage Book

Simmons Genealogy

1864 - Matthew Casey was appointed guardian to Mary E. Casey and Wilamena Casey and enters into bond in the sum of twenty thousand dollars with Bryan Casey, Abia Herring and Robert Peel securities. Wayne County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Feb Term 1864. State Archives source: CR.103.301.11.

William & Willie Casey Potts

Photo Album

William and Willie Potts Deeds

1899 - William Potts Letter to Sister Mary Caroline Potts Jones

1900 Wayne County, NC Census
William Potts age 50, head of household
Mt. Olive, NC
Race white, gender male, married
Spouse Millermyer (sic) Potts age 39
Marriage year 1875
Father and mother's birthplace North Carolina
Occupation farmer
Can read and write
House owned no mortgage
Susan Potts age 21
Agnes Potts age 19
Cuzza Potts age 17
Clide Potts age 9
Herbert Potts age 7
Lola Potts age 3