Robert Potts, NC-TN-AR
(b. about 1782 - 27 Jan 1857


Contributed by Jeanie Potts Nolte


Robert Potts was born in Dobbs (Lenoir) County, North Carolina abt. 1782 and died Jan. 27 1857 near Garfield, Sugar Creek Twp., Benton County, Arkansas.

Robert migrated from Lenoir County, NC to Tennessee, Illinois and Arkansas. He married 1st Elizabeth Jones, 2nd Mary Hale, 3rd Mary Polly Wardlaw. His brother Daniel's two sons, Stringer and William S. Potts, followed him to Illinois and William S. joined him in Arkansas where they were neighbors.


Children of Robert and wife Elizabeth Jones: Francis Greene (1815-1846); Loami (1816-1876); Elizabeth (1820-1849); Thomas J. (1824-1865); Louisa (1825-1848); Benjamin (1828-bef 1854); Henry (1830-1857); David S. (1833-aft 1870).


Children of Robert and wife Mary Polly Wardlaw: Lucy (1846-1918); John Frosnit (1849-1895).


1820 - United States Federal Census - Robert Potts
Home in 1820: Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females 16 thru 25: 1
Slaves Males 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons Under 16: 4
Free White Persons Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 1


Excerpts from Rutherford County, TN Probate Records, 1809-1827


1840 - Robert Potts Deed, 40 acres in Clinton County, Illinois


1840 - Robert Potts Deed, 40 acres in Clinton County, Illinois


Tennesseans in the War of 1812


1854 - Robert Potts War of 1812 Bounty Land, 80 acres in Fayetteville, Arkansas and assigned to Joseph Holcomb and Robert bought land north of where this was. Robert was a Private in Captain Barnes' Company Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteers.


Robert Potts Will of 1857


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