Wayne County, NC
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. Their children were:
Susan Lenora (1877-1935) married Robert Phillip Raeford
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 and is buried in Willowdale Cemetery in Goldsboro. 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
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