Robert Potts
(b. before 1717 - d. after 1769)
Lenoir-Onslow County, North Carolina




December 18, 1738 - A Deed of Sale from Doctr. Stringer to Robt. Potts was acknowledg'd in open Court by the said Stringer & on prayer of the sd Potts the same is admitted to Record. Craven Precinct-County North Carolina Court Minutes, 1730-1741, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun


April 16, 1740 - Francis Stringer, Surgeon to James Lord planter, 40, 125 A, on NS Nuse joining to Henry Owen's line, beginning at a black oak & runs from that S170p & so along the Eastermost side of the branch that lies between sd Tenet. of Land & another tenement of land belonging to Robert Potts, which sd Tenements of land are both in one pattent of 250 A bearing date 18 Nov 1738...Wit: Robert Potts, John Wiggons, William Bond. Ackd. 18 Jun 1740. N. Routledge Clk. Cur. Craven County, NC Deed Abstracts, Deed Book I, Deed Book 5, 1707-1775, Book I by Weynette Parks Haun. Image


September 10, 1747 - A Robert Potts is listed as a Private in Col. Lovick's Regiment in the Spanish Attack on the Town of Beaufort, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Images - NC Archives, Military Collection, Box 1


Book 6, Dobbs County Grantor Deed Index, April 1758 - April 1765
Robert Potts to Stringer & Stephen Potts, page 85


March 3, 1759 - State of North Carolina Land Grant to Robert Potts in Johnston County which was formed in 1746 from Craven County. The grant was on the No. side of Neuce River. Image - NC Archives


January 4, 1760 - The Onslow Co, NC will of John Holmes named sisters and brother: Hannah James, Barbara Anderson, Lidea Homes, Elenazar Holmes, J. W. Holmes and witnessed by Robert Potts, Samuel Bennett and Richard Thompson. NC Archives


August 1, 1760 - The will of John Holmes dec'd was proved by Rich'd Thomson, Wm Bennett & Rob't Potts and Mr. Elmore Anderson the Executors therein named. Onslow Co, North Carolina Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1749-1765, pg. 50


April 24, 1762 - Farnifold Green, 77 acres on the N. side of the Neuse River joining Robert Potts's supposed corner, Stringer's line and Hays's line Robert Potts corner. Dobbs Co, North Carolina Crown Patents, 1759-1775 by Bill Murphy. Image - NC Archives


November, 1762 - The will of Henry Skibbow dec'd. was proved by Abram Jarrott, Robert Potts and Sarah James and Mrs. Sarah Skibbow, Lewis Skibbow and Jacob James executrix and executors therein named qualified by taking the usual oaths. Ordered they have letters testamentary. Onslow Co, NC Court Minutes, 1755-1765, Vol. 3


March, 1764 - A deed from Edw'd Simpson to Rob't Potts for 68 acres land proved by the oath of Joseph Thompson & ordered to be regis't. Onslow Co, North Carolina Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1749-1765, pg. 65


February 1766 - Robert Potts deeded 68 acres in Onlow County, NC to Charles Darden Image


The last known record of Robert Potts is the 1769 Dobbs County Tax List in which he and his two sons, Stephen and Stringer, are listed. Image from NC Archives


1779 and 1788 - Robert was not on the Voter List in Dobbs County. He was not on the 1790 census.


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