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Abraham Potter
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Abraham Potter (aka Abram) b 10 Oct 1745 Rowan Co NC d 10 Oct 1834 Pike Co KY; s/o John M Skipper John Potter (speculation) and Hannah? Sarah? Tidwell? (speculation). Abraham Potter served in the Revolutionary War and received a pension for his service. Abraham Potter m. 12 Jul 1787 Floyd Co KY to Lydia Stewart b 1758 NC; d/o David Stewart and Abigail Elizabeth Harrison (source: Dan Mohn). Children of Abraham Potter and Lydia Stewart;

1. Elizabeth Potter b 1787 d 1873; m. 14 May 1807 Knox Co KY Mathias McKay

2. Mary Polly Potter b 1788

3. Johnson O Johnny Potter 1790 NC; m. abt 1808 KY to Polly Main b 1793 Child of Johnson O Potter and Victoria Unknown; i. Enoch Potter b 1810 d 1876 ii. Andrew Potter b 1812 d 1898. Child of Andrew Potter; I. John Jack Potter. iii. Reuben Potter b 1817 d 1850 iv. Abraham Potter b 1820 d 1888 v. Jacob Potter b 1830 d 1905

4. Rachel Potter b 1790 d 1834

5. Levi Potter b about 1792 NC d 1886; m. about 1810 Clay Co KY to Jane Hollingsworth b about 1794 Ashe Co NC d about 1840 Clay Co KY; d/o Vincent Hollingsworth and Mary Beasley.

6. Richard Potter b 14 Feb 1792 NC d 29 Dec 1882 Pike Co KY; m. 20 Jan 1826 Pike Co KY to Mary Christina "Teeny" Ramey b 1803 d 1863 KY; buried Elkhorn City, Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY in an unmarked grave; d/o William Ramey and Anna Samlins. Richard Potter m. (2) to Mary Polly Wallace.

7. Jane "Jenny" Potter b 1793; m. 7 Sept 1831 Perry Co KY to (1) Thomas Stewart. Jane Jenny Potter m. 11 Oct 1846 Pike Co KY to (2) Oade "Owen" Mullins b 1826 Pike Co KY; s/o William "Bald Head" Mullins and Betsy Roberts. (?Is this the child of Abraham Potter b 1804 and Martha Patsy Hollingsworth).

8. Benjamin Potter b about 1796 NC d 1870 KY; m. about 1816 (1) to Susannah Hollingsworth b about 1794 NC d 1859. Benjamin Potter m. about 1860 (2) to Mary Polly Lunce. These are the GGG Grandparents of Linda Potter Whitt, Janet Potter Stern, and Victor "Vick" Potter, Hazel Potter Thompson and the GGGG Grandparents of Willard Mack Wright.

9. John Potter b about 1799 NC d 1854; buried Sutherland, Ashe Co NC in the Potter Family Cemetery. Purchased land from Isaac Musgrave 28 Feb 1833, which is where Charles Ruffin Potter was born and later raised his own family. He married unknown. From the research of Vernon Hopson submitted 2 June 2006. These are GGGG Grandparents of Vernon Hopson and Connie Hopson Damron. Son of John Potter; i. Johnson O Potter b 20 Aug 1818 Ashe Co NC d 13 Dec 1888; m. Susannah Susan Main b 13 May 1821 NC d 22 Apr 1907 Johnson Co TN; buried Old Potter Cemetery, Mountain City, Johnson Co TN.

10. Isaac Potter b 1801 Pike Co KY d 8 Nov 1874 Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Apr 1827 Perry Co KY to Mary Polly Houston b 1809 England? or Ireland? d 10 May 1888; buried Potter's Fork, Letcher Co. KY; d/o Nathaniel? Houston?. (On the death certificate of Mary Polly's son Abraham Potter, it states that his Mother was born "over the sea". This information was provided by Abraham's wife, Sarah Sallie Wright Potter). (Isaac & Mary Polly Houston Potter are GGG Grandparents of Stephen Frisby, Sue Blevins Kovack and Willard Mack Wright. GG Grandparents of Annette Potter & Louise Vanover Vore)

11. Abraham Potter b 1804 NC d 1880; m. 10 Feb 1827 Clay Co KY to Martha Patsy Hollingsworth b abt 1815; d/o Beasley Hollingsworth and Mary Polly Unknown. Child of Abraham Potter Jr and Patsy Hollingsworth; i. Richard Potter; m. Nancy Stuart (aka Stewart).

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