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Benjamin Potter and
Susannah Hollingsworth

Benjamin Potter b 1796 NC d KY d 1870 KY; s/o Abraham Potter and Lydia? Stewart? Benjamin Potter m. about 1816 to Susannah Hollingsworth b 1794 NC d 1859; d/o Squire? Hollingsworth and Unknown. Children of Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth;

1. Nancy Potter b 1816; m. 9 Jul 1835 Pike Co KY to Booker Mullins b about 1819 d 1865 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Sherwood Sherod Mullins and Mary Polly Roberts.

2. Levi Monroe Potter b 5 Jun 1817 NC d 20 Feb 1896 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. 7 Jan 1839 Pike Co KY to Sarah "Sallie" Kilgore b Apr 1817 VA d 20 Jun 1890; d/o Ralph Kilgore. Thanks to Jay Potter for corrections for this family on 22 Aug 2015.

3. Rhoda Potter b 1824 KY d 1871 KY; m. 15 Jan 1845 Pike Co KY to Granville "Greenville" Sanders b about 1823 d 1898 Pike Co KY; s/o Thomas Jefferson Sanders and Elizabeth C McBrayer. (See 1850 Pike Co KY Census).

4. Sarah "Sally" Potter b 1826 Pike Co, KY d about 1848 (died during or after the birth of her son, Squire Hollingsworth?) m. 22 Aug 1839 Clay Co KY to Squire Hollingsworth b 1822 d 5 Oct 1895 Jackson Co KY; s/o Beasley Hollingsworth and Mary Polly Unknown. (not sure of the following information and no source between the *) *Sarah"Sally" Potter had two sons* (perhaps a daughter and a son?) *at the time of her death. One of the boys was raised by her husband's parents and used the Hollingsworth surname. The other child, Squire Hollingsworth Potter was raised by her parents Benjamin and Susannah Potter. Squire used the Potter surname.* (There is a girl named Susan Hollingsworth 4 years of age and a boy named Squire Hollingsworth 2 years of age in Household of Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth - See 1850 Pike Co KY Census).

5. Martha "Patsy" Potter b 7 May 1828 Pike Co KY d 19 Mar 1919; m. John L "Young John" Mullins b 15 Sep 1828 Pike Co KY d 1871 Pike Co KY; s/o Sherwood Sherod Mullins and Mary Polly Roberts.

6. Reuben Potter b 1829 Pike Co KY d 1862?; m. shortly after 1850 to Hulda M Wright b May 1834 Perry Co KY d after 1900; d/o James Wright and Polly Engle. Thanks very much to Linda Potter Whitt for additions and corrections to this family.

7. Anna "Annie" Potter b May 1830 d 13 Sept 1901; m. about 1851 to John Vent Bentley b 1828 Perry Co KY d 6 Aug 1895 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Crace Crase. John Bentley m. Ruby Jones?

8. Mary Potter b 1834 Clay Co KY.

9. Susan "Susie" Potter b 1835 Pike Co KY d 17 Jun 1914; m. 1860 to Alexander Lafayette Bentley b 1838 d about 1865; s/o James Martin Bentley and Sarah Lunsford Tucker. Family stories say that Alexander Lafayette Bentley was either shot or hanged in 1865 during the Civil War. Susan "Susie" Potter m. about 1870 to James Hollingsworth.

10. Esther Potter b 1837 Pike Co KY; m. 6 Mar 1855 Pike Co KY to Thomas Mullins b Russell Co VA.

11. Isaac Potter b 6 Apr 1839 Pike Co KY d 8 Dec 1918 Letcher Co KY. He was a farmer and a logger. He is buried in Neon, Letcher Co KY. Isaac Potter m. 1st to Unknown. Isaac Potter m. (2) to Elizabeth Anderson b about 1842 NC; d/o Hiram Anderson and Spicy Tackett. Isaac Potter m. 16 Jan 1858 Pike Co KY to Elizabeth Emaline Bentley b Sept 1843 Caldwell Co NC, buried Neon, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Martin Bentley and Sarah E Lunsford Tucker.

12. Elizabeth Potter b 1842 KY

1850 Pike Co KY Census
38 226 226 Potter Benjamin 50 M Farmer 300 NC
39 226 226 Potter Susannah 50 F NC
40 226 226 Potter Reuben 21 M Labourer KY
41 226 226 Potter Anna 19 F KY
42 226 226 Potter Mary 17 F KY
01 226 226 Potter Susan 15 F KY
02 226 226 Potter Esther 12 F KY
03 226 226 Potter Isaac 10 M KY
04 226 226 Potter Elizabeth 8 F KY
05 226 226 Hollingsworth Susan 4 F KY
06 226 226 Hollingsworth Squire 2 M KY

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