Clyde H Potter and
Nora Alice Wallace
Clyde Potter and|
Nora Alice Wallace - Photo Contributed By Connie Hopson Damron
All Information on This Family Provided By Vernon Hopson and Connie Hopson Damron
1. Clyde H. Potter, (Enoch H Potter 1873;
Enoch J Potter
1843; Johnson O Joseph "Joe" Potter 1818;
John O Potter 1783; Abraham Potter
1745 NC; John Potter 1705 NC;) also known as Clyde M. Potter, b. 30 Dec
1896 in 3rd District, Johnson Co TN, d. 10 Jun 1972, buried in Mountain City,
Johnson Co TN, (see note 1). m. Nora Alice
Beverly Wallace and Bithie Cantrell.
Notes on Clyde H. Potter:
1900 JCT 3rd # 195e Clyde 3 b. TN
1910 JCT 3rd # 177e Clyde M. 13 b. TN
1920 JCT 2nd # 250c.
Parents of Clyde H Potter
2. Enoch H. Potter, also known as Roby Enoch Potter, b. ABT
1873 in 3rd District, Johnson Co TN. Enoch Potter married Nancy Victoria Dunn, b. 31 Aug 1871, d. 14 Jul 1944 in
Sullivan Co TN, (see note 2), d/o William Joseph Dunn and Mary Elizabeth Hicks.
Nancy Vicoria Dunn is buried in Shouns, Johnson Co TN, (see note 3).
Notes on Enoch H. Potter:
1880 JCT 3rd # 144f
1900 JCT 3rd # 195a Enoch H. 25 b. TN
1910 JCT 3rd # 177a Enoch P. Potter 37 b. TN.
Notes on Nancy Victoria Dunn:
1880 JCT 3rd # 157d
1900 JCT 3rd # 195b Nancy V. 28 b. TN
1910 JCT 3rd # 177b Victoria 39 b. TN
1920 JCT 2nd # 250a, living next door to her parents. Household listed in 1920 under Dunn
Obituary Nancy Victoria Dunn Potter
Mrs. Nancy Victoria Potter, 73, died at 7:45 o'clock Friday
night at her home near Webb's store in Sullivan county TN, after a long illness
(14 Jul) Survivng are five sons, Edward Potter, Clarksville, Ohio, Wiley
Potter, Cincinnati, Ohio, Roy Potter, Praise, Ky., and Stacy and Clyde Potter,
Bluff City TN, and six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Dowell, Mrsl Stella Johnson, and
Mrs. Nessie Craig of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Pearl NIchols, Knoxville, Tenn.,
Mrs. Hessie Rosenbaum, Bluff City, and Mrs. Carolee Swift, Cain River, N. C.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon
at the residence, in charge of the Rev. John Buchanan, burial to follow at
Shouns, Tenn. The body was removed to
teh residence last evening from the Bluff City Funeral Home.(1944).
Grand Parents of Clyde H Potter
Enoch J. Potter, also known as John Enoch Potter, b. ABT
1843 in Ashe Co NC. Notes on Enoch J. Potter
1850 Johnson Co TN 3rd District # 47 Enoch Potter 7 b. NC
1860 Johnson Co TN 3rd District # 35c Enoch J. Potter 17 b. NC Farm Laborer
1870 Johnson Co TN 3rd District # 93a Enoch Potter 26 b. NC
1880 Johnson Co TN 3rd District # 144a Enoch Potter 37 b. NC; household includes
Margaret Warden, bound by law, and Will Carpenter, Farmer.
1900 not in JCT, presumed deceased.
He married (1) Sarah Jackson, married 1 Dec 1861 in
Johnson Co TN, (see note 4) b. ABT 1840 in VA, d. 1864-1867 in Johnson Co TN.
He married (2) Sarah A. Dowell, married 18 Nov 1867 in
Johnson Co TN, b. ABT 1846 in Sutherland, Ashe Co NC, d. 14 Apr 1912 in 3rd
District, Johnson Co TN, (see note 5).
5. Sarah A. Dowell, b. ABT 1846 in Sutherland, Ashe Co NC, d.
14 Apr 1912 in 3rd District, Johnson Co TN, (see note 6).
Notes on Sarah A. Dowell:
1870 JCT 3rd # 93b
1880 JCT 3rd # 144b
1900 JCT 3rd # 193a Sarah Potter 53 b. NC
1910 JCT 3rd # 176a Sarah Potter 64 b. NC; household inc. son
Arthur, and nephew (actually, grandson) Joseph Potter, 2
#Sarah Potter, married, age 70 years, b. Southerland, NC, d. 14
Apr 1912 c.o.d. paralysis
1912 # 47459.
She married (1) James Rufus Jackson, married 20 May 1863
in Johnson Co TN, b. ABT 1843 in NC, d. 13 Mar 1864 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN,
(see note 7).
She married (2) Enoch J. Potter, also known as John Enoch
Potter, married 18 Nov 1867 in Johnson Co TN, b. ABT 1843 in Ashe Co NC.
Grandparents of Nancy Victoria Dunn
6. William Joseph Dunn, b. 26 Jul 1844 in Johnson Co TN, d. 12
Aug 1926 in Johnson Co TN.
Notes on William Joseph
1870 JCT 4th # 15a
1880 JCT 3rd # 157a
1910 JCT 2nd # 279a; household includes grandson Charlie 22 b.
1920 JCT 2nd # 249a.
He married Mary Elizabeth Hicks, married 22 Dec 1866 in
Johnson Co TN, (see note 8).
Mary Elizabeth Hicks, b. 15 Mar 1849 in VA, d. 17 Aug 1932
in Johnson Co TN.
Notes on Mary Elizabeth Hicks:
1860 JCT 2nd # 20c
1870 JCT 4th # 15b
1910 JCT 2nd # 279b
1920 JCT 2nd # 249b.
Great Grand Parents of Clyde H Potter
8. Johnson O. Joseph Potter, also known as Joe J., b. 20 Aug
1818 in Ashe Co NC, d. 13 Dec 1888, buried in 3rd District, Johnson Co TN, (see
Notes on Johnson O. Joseph Potter:
1850 JCT 3rd # 47a Johnson Potter 31 b. NC; from birthplaces of
children, it appears this household moved to JCT from Ashe Co NC in 1849 or
1860 JCT 3rd # 35a
1870 JCT 3rd # 71a; household includes Charles Main
1880 JCT 3rd # 70a.
He married Susannah Main, also known as Susan.
9. Susannah Main, also known as Susan, b. 13 May 1821 in Ashe
Co NC, d. 22 Apr 1907, buried in 3rd District, Johnson Co TN, (see note 10).
Notes on Susannah Main:
1850 JCT 3rd # 47b Susan Potter 28 b. NC
1860 JCT 3rd # 35b
1870 JCT 3rd # 71b
1880 JCT 3rd # 70b.
10. John Levy Dowell, b. ABT 1816 in NC, d. 14 Jul 1904.
Notes on John Levy Dowell:
1860 JCT 4th # 12a
1870 JCT 3rd # 98k; household of Amos Rash
1880 JCT 3rd # 151a
History of Johnson Co unty 1986 # 484
John L,. was located in Wilkes Co., Tenn during the 1840
census with his wife, Nancy age 21 and Letetia age 3 and James E. age 1. Their oldest child was deceased and the name
During the 1850 census, John L. was still living in Wilkes
Co., NC along with his wife, Nancy age 31, Letetia age 13, James E. age 11,
Ruth age 8, Elizabeth age 6, Sarah age 4, Mariah age 3 and Jincy age 1. All were born in North Carolina.
During the 1860 census John L. was living in Johnson Co.,
Tn. He moved there after John was born
in 1854. He was living there with his
wife, Nancy M. age 44, Elizabeth age 17, Sarah age 16, Mary J. age 13, Jincy L.
age 11, Dinney M. age 8 and John W. age 6.
All were born in North Carolina.
John was living with his daughter Delilah and Amos Rash during
the 1870 census in Johnson County, Tenn.
There were 8 children assumed to be the children of Amos, either from a
previous marriage or some from a previous and this marriage.
During the 1880 census John and Nancy were living in the same
household. He was 65 and she was 63. They were living alone. Both born in North Carolina
During the 1900 census of Sulllivan Co., Tn. John age 85 and
Nancy age 81 are living together without any one living with them.
During the 1910 census of the counties of Tennessee, they were
John Levy was in the Civil War. He must have learned to write his name while
in service because when he went in he only marked a X and by the end of service
he was writing his name per Gerry Dowell's notes.
He married Nancy Margaret Jarvis.
Notes on Nancy Margaret Jarvis:
1870 JCT 3rd # 95g; household of her son James E. Dowell
1880 JCT 3rd # 151b.
Great Grandparents of Nancy Victoria
12. Henry Washington Dunn, b. 0 ___ 1814 in Adair Co KY?, d. 21
Aug 1865 in Johnson Co TN, (see note 11).
Notes on Henry Washington Dunn:
1850 JCT 4th # 32
1860 JCT 4th # 18
Family lived near
Saltville, VA during the Civil War. The
house they were living in prior to moving was rented out on their return so
they moved to the 3rd District.
Buglar, Co G, 12th Tennessee Cavalry, 10 Feb 1864-17 Jul
1865 William Jesse Dunn thinks he was
born in Spotsylvania Co VA, Tom Gentry things it's Adair Co KY. 1880 Census JCT, sons Booker and Wesley report
father b. TN. May have lived at Rose
Hill, Lee Co VA.
He married Mary A. Mink, married ABT 1834 in Johnson Co
13. Mary A. Mink, b. 3 May 1815 in Johnson Co TN, d. 1880-1900
in Johnson Co TN.
Notes on Mary A. Mink:
1870 JCT 3rd # 36a; head of household
Was living with her brother John when they received a letter
from their brother Felix while they were living at Rose Hill, Lee Co VA
1880 JCT 3rd # 83d; household of son-in-law Lafayette Gambill
1900 JCT 3rd # 07a Mary Dunn 85 b. TN.
14. James Hicks, b. ABT 1826 in TN, d. 1863-1870.
Notes on James Hicks:
1860 JCT 2nd # 20a
May have died during the Civil War. Family moved to Johnson County from Virginia
between 1854 and 1858.
He married Mattie Emeline Johnson, b. ABT 1830 in VA.
Notes on Mattie Emeline Johnson:
1860 JCT 2nd # 20b
1870 JCT 3rd # 37a.
She married (1) James Hicks, b. ABT 1826 in TN, d.
She married (2) William Riley West, married 14 Mar 1872
in Johnson Co TN, b. ABT 1790 in NC.
Great Great Grand Parents of Clyde H Potter
16. John O. Potter, b. ABT 1783 in NC, d. 0 ___ 1854, buried in
Sutherland, Ashe Co NC, (see note 12).
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.
18. Charles Main, b. ABT 1789 in MD.
Notes on Charles Main:
1850 Ashe Co NC North Fork Township # 1092a
1870 JCT 3rd # 71k.
He married unknown.
20. Joshua Dowell. He
married Nancy Ann Rash.
21. Nancy Ann Rash.
22. Joseph Jarvis. He
married Nancy Hartless.
23. Nancy Hartless.
24. Godfrey Booker Dunn, b. 0 ___ 1772 in Caroline Co VA, d. 27
Sep 1860 in Johnson Co TN, (see note 13).
Godfrey and Mary in KY in 1810. Also Caroline County VA Court Records &
Marriages, 1787-1810, by William L. Hopkins, 1987.
Most notes on any Dunns in this file will have come from Dr.
Diana Dunn, although some of the original work was done by Carlee West of
Ripley, TN and John B. Rochelle of Gray, TN.
Dr. Dunn has compiled both of these reseachers' materials and added
original research of her own, and maintains the composite file for the Johnson
Co TN Dunn family. (jbr).
He married Mary Morris, married 2 Mar 1802 in
Spotsylvania Co VA.
25. Mary Morris, b. 0 ___ 1784 in VA, d. 1850-1860 in Johnson Co
"Red-haired Irish Woman" (Polly).
26. John Mink. He married
27. Nancy Wilson.
3rd Great Grand Parents
32. Abraham Potter, b. 0 ___ 1745 in Rowan Co NC, d. in Potter
Flats, Pike Co KY. He married unknown.
unknown, b. 1755-1784, d. AFT 1810.
Notes on unknown:
believed to be Cherokee, no proof.
John Dunn, Jr., b. ABT 1735 in VA, d. ABT 1789.
50. Moses Morris. He
married Sarah Luck.
51. Sarah Luck.
4th Great Grand Parents
64. John Potter, b. ABT 1705 in Catawba River, NC, d. 0 ___ 1789
in Carter Co TN. He married Hannah
65. Hannah Tidwell.
96. John Dunn, b. ABT 1708 in Essex Co VA, d. ABT 1790. He married (1) Barbara Newbill, b. ABT
1720, d. BEF 1782. He married (2) Ann
Cauthorn, married 30 Sep 1782 in Middlesex Co VA, b. 1738 - 1765, d. 1787 -
97. Barbara Newbill, b. ABT 1720, d. BEF 1782.
102. Samuel Luck, b. 13 Sep 1709 in New Kent
Co VA, d. 6 Aug 1797 in Spotsylvania Co VA.
He married Mary Phillips, married ABT 1728.
103. Mary Phillips, d. AFT 1797.
5th Great Grand Parents
192. William Dunn, b. ABT 1665 in Essex Co
VA, d. ABT 1732 in Essex Co VA. He
married Alice Gray, married ABT 1688 in Old Rappahonnock Co VA.
193. Alice Gray.
194. Nathaniel Newbill. He married _____ St. John.
195. _____ St. John.
204. John Luck. He married unknown.
6th Great Grand Parents
384. Thomas Dunn, b. in Old Rappahonnock Co
386. William Grey.
Note 2 died
at home near Webb's Store after a long illness
Note 3 Bluff
City Funeral Home
Ceremony performed by Ephraim Osborne, J. P.
Wounded in Battle of Nashville, died of wounds in Knoxville
Ceremony performed by N. T. Wagner, J. P.
Note 9 Old
"Father thou has from us flown to the region far above
we to thee erect this stone consecrated by our love"
Note 10 Old
Note 11 alt.
Note 13 This
is confusing: from Dr. Diana Dunn-died
between 6/1/1860 and 8/4/1860; estate administered by son, Meredith B. Dunn...and
on a previous line she says Godfrey died 27 Sep 1860.