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John Boone Potter and
Susannah Ellen Sanders

John Boone Potter
Susan Sanders and John Boone Potter
Susan, Martha and Didema Potter
John Boone Potter b 7 Feb 1828 Perry Co KY; d 5 May 1911 Lawrence Co KY; buried Childers Cemetery, Hilton, KY; s/o Isaac Potter 1801 and Mary Polly Houston. John Boone Potter m. 27 Mar 1851 Pike Co KY to Susannah "Sookie" Ellen Sanders b 22 Mar 1831 d 12 Feb 1892; d/o Thomas Jefferson Sanders and Elizabeth C. McBrayer. Children of John Boone Potter and Susannah Sookie Ellen Sanders;

1. Arty Potter b 1 Jan 1853 Letcher Co KY d 29 Jul 1917; m. 16 Mar 1871 to William Wright; b Aug 1855; s/o Samuel W Wright and Elizabeth Adams. Child of William Wright and Arta Potter;

i. Mary F Wright born about 1871.

Arta Potter m. 22 Nov 1878 to George Washington Howell b about 1860; s/o Stephen Howell and Sarah Watson. Children of George Washington Howell and Arta Potter

i. Martha Howell b 1879

ii. John D Howell b about 1882.

2. Betheney Potter b 7 Dec 1854 Letcher Co KY d 29 Sept 1934 Morgan Co KY; m. 25 Jul 1873 in the home of John Potter to Miles Harvey Smallwood b 14 Feb 1848 d 24 Sept 1930 Morgan Co KY; s/o Elijah Smallwood and Mary Ratliff.

3. Thomas Isom Potter b 30 Dec 1856 Boon, Letcher Co KY d 1932; m. 28 Feb 1880 Pike Co KY to (1) Sarah Jane Bentley b 1865. Thomas Isom Potter m. 1886 to (2) Nancy Jane Newsome; d/o George Newsome and Delilah Hughes.

4. James Potter (possibly Sam?) b 1857. No more is known about James Potter.

5. George Washington Potter b 22 Apr 1859 Boon Letcher Co KY; m. 28 Oct 1881 Pike Co KY to Rebecca Jane Remines b about 1863 Tazewell Co VA; d/o James H Remines.

6. Hannah M Potter b 10 Mar 1864 d 5 Sept 1923; m. 12 Feb 1880 Pike Co KY to Ira Bentley b 1862 Pike Co KY d 27 Aug 1922 Sycamore, Pike Co KY; age 60; of quick consumption had heart failure died suddenly; buried 28 Aug 1922 Ira Bentley Cemetery, Sycamore, Pike Co KY; s/o May William Bentley and Mary Elizabeth Vanover.

7. Enoch Potter b 20 Mar 1865 Letcher Co KY d 29 Jan 1944; m. 17 Sept 1892 to (1) Emma Clark b ? d 12 Jun 1897 of Typhoid; d/o Lafayette Clark and Jane Unknown. Enoch Potter m. 28 Feb 1899 Dickenson Co VA to (2) Josephine Bentley b 18 June 1873 Letcher Co KY d 13 Feb 1954; d/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington.

8. Martha Potter b 23 May 1869 Letcher Co KY d 23 May 1938 Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. 10 Sept 1885 to Roscoe Vanover (Judge); b 7 Sept 1863 VA d 18 Sept 1927 Pike Co KY; s/o Huffy John Vanover and Keziah Kizzie Landreth.

9. Susan Ellen Potter b Dec 1871;m. 23 Nov 1893 Pike Co KY to John H Phillips Reece b about 1868 NC; s/o William W Reece and Mary Unknown.

10. Didema Potter b 31 Jul 1874 Letcher Co KY d 18 Feb 1952; m. 13 Dec 1894 to Daniel Webster Greer b Mar 1874 KY.

11. John Morgan Potter b 14 Mar 1877 d 26 Oct 1952; m. Betty Maxie Moore. John Morgan Potter m. 13 May 1905 to (2) Spicy Mae Damron b 14 May 1886 KY d 21 Feb 1960. John Morgan m. after 1933 to (3) Frances Bentley.

12. Rhoda Morgan Potter b 1880; m. Green Sanders.


John Boone Potter
and Jane Matney

John Boone Potter and Jane Matney Marriage
John Boone Potter b 7 Feb 1828 Perry Co KY; d 5 May 1911 Lawrence Co KY; buried Childers Cemetery, Hilton, KY; s/o Isaac Potter 1801 and Mary Polly Houston. John "Boone" Potter m. 20 Jan 1894 Pike Co KY to (2) Jane Matney b abt 1829 Pike Co KY. John was age 62 when he married this wife and Jane was age 63. This was a 2nd marriage for both of them.


Thanks

Thank you to Louise Vanover Vore and Mack Wright for the many pictures, additions and corrections they have added to our website.


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
131 131 Potter John 33 M Farm Labor (F. L.) 500 630 KY
131 131 Potter Susanah 33 F KY Can't Read or Write
131 131 Potter Arta 8 F KY Attends School
131 131 Potter Betheny 6 F KY
131 131 Potter Ison 4 M KY
131 131 Potter George 1 M KY

132 132 Wright George 34 M F L 250 175 KY Attends School Can't Read or Write
132 132 Wright Mary 24 F KY
132 132 Wright Manerva 4 F KY
132 132 Wright Darthuly 2 F KY
132 132 Wright William 6/12 M KY
132 132 Wright Lutisha 17 F KY

133 133 Potter (Poter) Abraham 22 M F L 185 KY
133 133 Potter Margaret 25 F VA Can't Read or Write


1870 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 2
53 53 Potter John Head 42 M W Farmer 700 600 KY
53 53 Potter Susanah 39 F W Keeping House KY Can't Read Can't Write
53 53 Potter Arty 17 F W KY Attends School
53 53 Potter Bothny 15 F W KY Attends School
53 53 Potter James 13 M W KY " "
53 53 Potter George 11 M W KY " " Can't Read Can't Write
53 53 Potter Hannah 6 F W KY
53 53 Potter Enoch 4 M W KY
53 53 Potter Martha 1 F W KY

54 54 Potter Isaac 23 M W Farmer KY
54 54 Potter Elizabeth 23 F W Keeping House KY Can't Read Can't Write
54 54 Potter William 1 M W KY


1880 Pike Co KY Census Upper Elkhorn Creek ED 102
112 113 Mullins W M 53 M Farming Disabled Can't Read Can't Write KY NC VA
112 113 Mullins Mary W F 48 Wife M Keeping House Can't Write NC NC NC
112 113 Mullins Marion C W M 8 Son S attends school VA KY VA

113 114 Potter John W M 52 Head M Farming KY KY VA
113 114 Potter Susanah W F 49 Wife M Keeping House Can't rd Can't write KY KY KY
113 114 Potter Enoch W M 13 Son at home attends school KY KY KY
113 114 Potter Martha W F 11 Dau S Can't Rd Can't Write KY KY KY
113 114 Potter Susan E W F 9 Dau S KY KY KY
113 114 Potter Didema W F 6 Dau S KY KY KY
113 114 Potter John M W M 2 Son S KY KY KY


1910 Lawrence Co KY Census District 7 ED 106
69 71 Potter John Head M W 82 M2 15 KY UN UN Farmer
69 71 Potter Jane Wife F W 81 M2 15 10 9 KY VA VA (10 kids 9 live)

70 72 Newsom Devenport P Head M W 35 M1 12 KY KY KY Laborer Odd Jobs
70 72 Newsom Salenie Wife F W 30 M1 12 2 2 KY KY KY
70 72 Newsom Lorida Dau F W 11 S KY KY KY
70 72 Newsom Henry F Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
70 72 Newsom Henry F Father M W 60 S KY KY KY
70 72 Newsom Jefferson Brother M W 25 S KY KY KY miner coal
70 72 Newsom Maggie Sister F W 20 S KY KY KY
70 72 Newsom Rhodes Brother M W 18 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Working Out


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