William Potter
and Nancy Mullins

William Potter and Nancy Mullins
Nancy Mullins Potter
William Potter b 14 Apr 1849 KY d 9 Jan 1919; age 69; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Levi Monroe Potter and Sarah Sallie Kilgore. William Potter m. Nancy Mullins b 11 Jun 1852 d 16 Oct 1928; age 76; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; d/o John Mullins and Martha Patsy Potter. Children of William Potter and Nancy Mullins;

1. Floyd Potter b 11 Jan 1884 VA d 7 Dec 1960; age 76; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. Martha Jane Bentley b 3 Feb 1885 Letcher Co KY d about 1970; d/o John "J H" Bentley and Mary Elizabeth Mullins. (no children).

2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Potter b about 1889; m. Joseph "Joe" Potter b 14 April 1895 d 12 Sept 1965 in Pike Co KY; s/o James Potter and Louise Hall.

3. Roxie Potter b 10 Aug 1892 KY d 17 Dec 1980; m. 7 Mar 1912 Letcher Co KY to Benjamin Harrison Bentley b 29 Mar 1891 KY d 12 Oct 1984 Perry Co KY; s/o Joseph "Joe" Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter. Children of Benjamin Harrison Bentley and Roxie Potter;

i. John L Bentley b 17 Jul 1918 Pike Co KY d 10 Jun 1999

ii. Roosevelt Bentley b 1924 KY

iii. 5 children died in infancy.

4. Samuel Sam Potter b 1 Apr 1882 d 7 Sept 1959; age 77; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. 1902 to Mary Belle Rose b 14 May 1880 d 11 Feb 1944; age 63; cause of death, 3rd degree burns clothing caught fire; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; d/o Henderson Rose and Mary Jane Smith. Children of Samuel Sam Potter and Mary Belle Rose; i. Cora Potter b 22 Dec 1902 d 15 Nov 1990; age 87; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. Ervin Whitaker Sr b 28 Oct 1900 d 2 Sept 1941; age 40; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY. Child of Ervin Whitaker and Cora Potter; I. Richard Buddy Whitaker b 10 Sept 1924 d 23 Sept 2004; age 80; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. Cornelia Hope Fugate b 9 May 1928 d 25 Jan 1980; age 51; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY. ii. Elsie Potter b 1 Jan 1909 d 28 Apr 2005; age 96; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. Ulysses Jessee b 16 Aug 1910 d 23 Sept 1976; age 66; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY

5. Melvin Potter b 18 Mar 1877 d 9 Sept 1947 Letcher Co KY; age 70; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. 25 Aug 1898 Letcher Co KY to Angeline Hall b 6 Jul 1877 d 4 Feb 1946; age 68; buried Potter Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; d/o Thomas Hall and Martha Whitaker.

6. Martha Potter

7. Ellen Potter

8. Mary Potter


Obituary: Roxie Potter Bentley
10 Aug 1892 - 17 Dec 1980

BENTLEY, Roxie Potter B: 10 August 1892; D: 17 December 1980. Parents: Bill & Nancy Potter Married: Harrison Bentley. Children: John L. of Dorton, Ky; & Roosevelt of Jenkins, Ky. Five children died in infancy. 7 grandchildren; 8 gr-grandchildren. Sisters: Martha, Ellen, Mary, & Lizzie. Brothers: Floyd, Sam, & Melvin. Baptized: (No date) She was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church for 63 years. Written by her family, assisted by Elder Charles V. Nitchie.


Thanks to J C Potter Jr for submitting these wonderful photos and information on this family in August 2015 by email. Thanks also to Jay Potter for photos of this family uploaded on facebook August 2015.


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