John Boone Potter and
Susannah Ellen Sanders

Susan Sanders and John Boone 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. Arta or 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 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 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 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 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. (Not sure of this marriage).


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


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