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Abraham Potter II and
Sarah Sallie Wright

Our Great Grandfather Abraham Potter 1837 Abraham Potter
Our Great Grandfather Abraham Potter 1837 Abraham Potter - Photo Submitted By Sue Blevins Kovack
Abraham Potter II and 2nd Wife Sarah Sallie Wright Our Grandparents Abraham Potter and Sarah Sallie Wright Potter
John Henry Addington and Rebecca Potter John Henry Addington and Rebecca Jane Potter Addington
Abraham Potter (see 1860 Letcher Co KY Census) b 13 Aug 1837 Letcher Co KY d 13 May 1913 Pike Co KY buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap KY,  s/o Isaac Potter and Mary Polly Houston. Abraham Potter m. 1st to Margaret "Peggy" Newsome d/o Hartwell "Will" Newsome and Sarah "Sally" Tolley. Abraham Potter m. 15 Jul 1869 to (2nd) Sarah "Sallie" Wright b 10 Mar 1847 d 8 Nov 1925 buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap KY, d/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates.  Sarah Sallie Wright raised the 3 children of Margaret Peggy Newsome from the time King Solomon Potter was age 3, William Henry Potter was age 5 and Sarah Potter was age 7. Children of Abraham Potter and (2nd) Sarah "Sallie" Wright;

 Elizabeth Potter b Jun 1870.

 Albritton "Britt" Potter (aka A. B.) b 13 Sept 1872 d 19 Dec 1929, m. Mardelia Mullins (aka Ardelia).

 Joel Martin "Mart" Potter b 4 Mar, 1875 d 20 Apr, 1949 buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, KY, m. 6 Oct 1894 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to (1) Eliza Francis Reynolds  b 16 Dec 1877 d 1975, d/o William Henry Reynolds and Matilda Frances Baker. Joel Martin "Mart" Potter m (2) Mary Callie Potter, b 14 Nov 1889 d 21 Aug  1938, buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, KY, d/o
Abraham Potter and Selena Phillips. (thanks to Linda Potter Whitt for finding this information for this family). Joel Martin Potter m. to (3) Leona Smith b 14 Apr 1884 d 12 Aug 1966, buried Isom Cemetery, Isom, Letcher Co KY behind Presbyterian Church, d/o Hilliard Jackson Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs. Leona Smith m. (1) James "Jim" Hale. Eliza Frances Reynolds m. (2) Thomas Davis.

 Mary Rebecca Jane Potter b 15 Sept 1887 d 31 Mar 1947, buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, Letcher Co., KY, m. 5 Sept 1904 to John Henry Addington b 15 May 1878 d 15 Dec 1953, buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, Letcher Co KY, s/o James Taylor Addington and Cecelia Adams.

 Creed F Potter 1882 was described as a hero by Noah Reynolds (our Granny Eliza Frances Reynold's brother) in his book about the notorious "Reynolds-Wright Feud".  This feud involved many of our ancestors on both sides. If anyone has any information about this Creed Potter 1882 ancestor, please email us. This is one of our unsolved mysteries that we'd very much like to solve. Our Dad, Creed Flannery Potter, was named after Creed F Potter 1882.

 Minnie E Potter b 14 Aug 1877 d 31 Aug 1886 at age 9.

 Queen Dallas Potter b 8 Mar 1884 d 31 July 1890 at age 6.


Abraham Potter and
Margaret Peggy Newsome

Our Great Grandpa, Abraham Potter 1837, Daughter, Sarah and 1st Wife, Margaret Peggy Newsome Potter
Our Great Grandfather, Abraham Potter, His Daughter, Sarah Potter and His 1st Wife, Margaret Peggy Newsome
Abraham Potter (see 1860 Letcher Co KY Census) b 13 Aug, 1837 Letcher Co KY died 13 May, 1913 Pike Co KY buried 15 May 1913 Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, KY, s/o Isaac Potter 1801 and Mary Polly Huston Houston.  Abraham Potter m. (1st) 15 Jul 1859 to Margaret "Peggy" Newsome b 1835 VA d about 1868 buried Dunham, Letcher Co KY, d/o Hartwell "Will" Newsome and Sarah "Sally" Tolley. Abraham Potter m. to (2) Sarah "Sallie" Wright, d/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates. Children of Abraham Potter 1837 and Margaret "Peggy" Newsome 1835 (All the following children were raised by Abraham's 2nd wife, Sarah "Sallie" Wright) after Margaret's death in 1868). Children of Abraham Potter and Margaret Peggy Newsome;

  Sarah Ann Potter b 1860 Letcher Co KY d 10 Feb 1944 Letcher Co KY m. 17 Feb 1879 Letcher Co KY to Calvin Washburn "Wash" Brummett s/o Alexander Burmmett and Catherine Sabrina Masters.

  William "Henry" Potter b 17 Sept 1862 Letcher Co KY d 10 Feb 1944 Mercer Co KY m. 11 Jan 1884 Wise Co VA to Diadeama Hall b 16 Mar 1868 Letcher Co KY d 17 Jul 1858 Kona, Letcher Co KY, age 90 years 4 months and 2 days buried Potter Cemetery, Kona, Letcher Co KY, d/o Thomas Hall 1840 and Martha Patsy Whitaker. 

  King Solomon "Sol" Potter b 11 Aug 1865 d 23 Jul 1943 m. 30 Jul 1885 Wise Co VA to Matilda Hall b 4 Dec 1862 Letcher Co KY d 27 Jan 1946 Hemphill, Letcher Co KY buried Potter Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY, d/o Thomas Hall 1840 and Martha Patsy Whitaker. Children of King Solomon Potter and Matilda Hall;

 Goldie Potter m. 16 Oct 1937 to Will Johnson, s/o Robert Johnson and Sarah Burke (I think this couple is in the wrong place. They probably belong to the Ben Potter line)

 Jane Potter b about 1892 m. 1 May 1915 to George W Rogers b about 1890 (I think this couple is in the wrong place. They probably belong to the Ben Potter line)


More About Sol Potter and Henry Potter

There's a brief reference to "Sol" and "Henry" Potter in the book "The History of Corporal Fess Whitaker". The man who wrote the book mentions the fact that Sol and Henry Potter (sons of Abraham Potter 1837) were very rich coal magnates.

The book was written by a man who worked for the big coal companies to buy land from the people of Letcher Co KY and surrounding areas. The book can also be found at  This Link. To find Sol and Henry Potter, access the website at that link and search for Potter to find them in the text.

Men who worked for the big coal companies were slightly biased on the side of these huge companies and many folks from that area do not think so much of those who, on behalf of the big coal companies, bought their land for very little to make the big coal companies and themselves wealthy.

Even though some of the info in the book is biased about our very good Reynolds family it's not the first time people haven't had their facts straight. The book does offer some information about a small part of the lives of our Grandfather, Joel Martin Potter, and his family members.

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