Stephen Potts
(b. before 1744 - d. 1798)
Lenoir & Onslow County, North Carolina



Haney vs Jones Petition - "That some time in the year [blank] Stephen Potts of said county departed this life without wife or issue intestate and possessed of considerable personal estate". [before January 1799 inventory]

There are no Onslow deeds in his name nor is he found in the Court Minutes. He was a witness to two deeds: one dated 1789 in Onslow and one dated 1798 in neighboring Jones County.


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


Stephen Potts is listed in the Dobbs County, NC 1769 Tax List with his father Robert and brother Stringer.


Deed Book 8, Dobbs County, April 1769 - April 1771
Richard Blackledge to Stephen Potts, page 346. Image NC Archives


1779 and 1788, Stephen was not on the Voter List in Dobbs County nor is he listed in any available Onslow County Tax Lists.


1789 - Onslow County, NC - Moses Fox to James Foy for 50 pounds 19 shillings 4 pence, sold a Negro. Tests: William Jenkins, Stephen Pots. Image NC Archives


1798 - Jones County, NC - James Foy Sr. to Thomas Foy Deed of Gift. Wits: Enoch Foy, Stephen Potts.


January 1799 - Administration on the Estate of Stephen Potts is granted to John Jones & he to give Bond & Security in 200. Onslow Co, NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions


Janmuary 1799 - Stephen Potts Estate Sale in Onlsow County, North Carolina.

A just account of sale of the estate of Stephen Potts Dec'd this 29 day of Janr 1799
Total from sale: 89 pounds, 17 shillings, 3 a
Buyers at estate sale: Geo Brinson, Dennis Ellis, Enos Ellis, Saml Evan, Jas Foy, Wh't Hadnot, Jno Jones, Thos King, Amos Love, Wm Norman, Barshaba Potts, Danl Shepard, Frances Walker


April 1799 - An Acct of Sale of Stephen Potts. Onslow Co, NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions


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