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John M "Skipper" Potter
and Hannah Sarah "Sallie" Tidwell

John M "Skipper" Potter (s/o John Potter RI; s/o Joseph Potter VT; s/o Isaac Boole Potter NY) b about 1705 Catawba River, Catawba Co NC d 18 Nov 1789 Washington Co NC (now Washington Co TN).  John M "Skipper" Potter m. before 1745 NC to Hannah Sarah Tidwell b about 1731 SC d 1824 in TN?, d/o John Tidwell. (Source (not working - 7 Sept 2013)). John M "Skipper" Potter had his own boat and delivered goods into the Washington Co NC area before Tennessee became a state in 1796. Because of his ownership of the boat, he had the nickname of Skipper. Children of John M "Skipper" Potter and Hannah Tidwell;

1. Abraham Potter b 10 Oct 1745 in Rowan Co NC d 10 Oct 1834 in Pike Co KY; (alternate dod Feb 1839); m. Lydia Stewart b about 1769; d/o David Stewart.

2. Hannah Jane Potter b 1 Apr 1765 NC d 8 Jan 1834 IN; m. about 1787 to Adam Rainbolt b 1757 Cape Fear, Near Hanover Co, NC d 11 Nov 1834 Lawrence Co IN; buried Storme Cemetery, Lawrence Co IN. (Source).

3. John M Potter b about 1770 d 1865 buried on family land, m. 1795 Johnson Co TN to Mary Molly Stout b 1780 Johnson Co TN d/o Godfrey Daniel Stout and Catherina Margaret Magdalen Voltz. (Source).

4. Nancy Potter b 1773 Johnson Co TN d before 1857, m. Male Moreland. Nancy Potter m. Male William.

5. Elizabeth Potter b about 1774; m. about 1790 to George Peter Stout, b 3 Aug 1773 Shendoah Co VA d 1850 Johnson Co TN; s/o Godfrey Daniel Stout and Catherine Margaret Voltz (aka Magdalen). (Source).

6. Johnson Potter b 1778 Johnson Co TN d before 1854.

7. Sarah Sally Potter b about 1789 Johnson Co TN d before 1857.

Thanks to Elizabeth Potter Painter for sending in additions to this family.


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