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L-R: Mary, Minnie, John, George, Zella and Mattie Wright Potter


Samuel Potter
and Mattie Wright

Samuel Potter and Mattie Wright
Mattie Wright Potter Houston - Don't know the cute little fellow in the photo. If anyone knows please let us know. He is so adorable.
Samuel Potter b Feb 1890 d 19 May 1928; occupation, Coal Miner; s/o Reuben Potter and Arminda Hall. Samuel Potter m. Mattie Wright b 4 Oct 1892 d 19 Jul 1974; d/o John Phillip Wright and Mary Chaney Reynolds. Children of Samuel Potter and Mattie Wright;

1. Zella Mae Potter b 24 Jul 1907 Letcher Co KY d 19 May 1935; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; m. Carl Baker. Children of Carl Baker and Zella Mae Potter;

i. Sam Ed Baker.

Zella Mae Potter m. (2) J I Hylton

2. Minnie Bell Potter b 25 Aug 1908; m. (1) to William Bill Tuttle b 6 Oct 1907 d 21 Aug 1939; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; s/o George Tuttle and Rashell Unknown. Minnie Bell Potter m. Landon Bentley b 1 May 1907 Dean KY d 27 Feb 1975; s/o John Lacy Bentley and Minnie Marilda Baker.

3. John J Potter b 8 Jun 1911 d 5 Nov 1965; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; m. 13 Oct 1934 to Rosa Jane Tolliver b 9 Aug 1918 Millstone, KY d 11 Apr 1984 St Joseph Hospital, Lexington KY; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; d/o of Willie Elkanie Tolliver and Ottie Fulton.

4. Townsend Potter b 3 Jun 1916 d 16 May 1918; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery, Pottertown, Jackhorn (Hemphill), Letcher Co KY.

5. Mary Potter b 23 May 1919; m. 1937 to Ted Patterson b 4 Feb 1912 d 6 Sep 1975. Children of Ted Patterson and Mary Potter

i. Denton Lee Patterson

ii. Patricia Patterson

iii. Edith Patterson.

6. George Potter b 25 Nov 1921 d 15 Jan 1969; buried Reuben Potter Cemetery, Hemphill, KY; m. Maxie Potter b 6 Jan 1929; d/o McKinley Potter and Dora Mullins.


Mattie Wright
and Oliver Denton Houston

Mattie Wright b 4 Oct 1892 d 19 Jul 1974; d/o John Phillip Wright and Mary Chaney Reynolds. Mattie Wright m. (2) to Oliver Denton Houston (aka Benton) b 1882 KY; s/o Nathaniel Thaney Houston and Elizabeth Betty Fleming. Children of Oliver Denton Houston and Mattie Wright;

1. Ollie Mae Houston b 1933 KY

2. Ronnie Houston

3. Roger Houston b ? died 4 Aug 1949 Fleming Hospital, Fleming, KY; as a child. A tiny article in the Mt Eagle dated Thursday, Aug. 11, 1949 states the following: Roger Huston, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Denton Huston, died in the Fleming Hospital last Thursday, August 4, (1949) after being ill only a few hours. The Hustons have one other child, a son named Ronnie.


1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 2 Goose Creek
229 Houston Benton Head M W 57 M kY Farmer
229 Houston Mattie Wife F W 48 M KY
229 Houston Ollie Mae Daughter F W 7 S KY


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