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Andrew Jackson Potter
and Eliza Elizabeth Johnson

L-R Back: Evelyn Potter Compton and Andrew Jackson Potter. L-R Front: Winnie Mullins, Dr. Eliza Belle Compton and Mardilla Mullins Potter - 5 Generational Photo - Photo From Brandy Hayes Fannin (Corrected by Peggy Ann Potter Miller 11 Nov 2020)
Andrew Jackson Potter b 29 May 1891 Letcher Co KY d 16 Feb 1965; s/o Albritton Britt Potter and Mardela Mullins. Andrew Jackson Potter m. 22 Jun 1916 Pike Co KY to Eliza Johnson b abt 1900 Pike Co KY; d/o Howard Johnson and Malinda Ford. Andrew Jackson Potter served in the military in the Army in WW1 from 6 Apr 1917 to 21 Jan 1920 ending as Bn Sgt Maj Hq Troop 13th Cav 7K. Enlisted in St Louis Missouri. He was listed in the 1920 Kinney Texas Census Fort Clark ED 118 as Soldier #54. Children of Andrew Jackson Potter and Eliza Johnson;

1. Evelyn Joyce Potter b 15 May 1918 Pike Co KY d 23 Nov 2010 Waco KY; age 92; buried Flatwoods Cemetery, Waco, Madison Co KY; m. Thomas Lee Compton b 11 Jun 1911 Yeager, Pike Co KY d 16 Aug 1995; Bay FL; buried Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski Co KY; s/o Richard Lee Compton and Rosy Belle Hopkins. Children of Thomas Lee Compton and Evelyn Joyce Potter;

i. Richard Andrew Compton M.D.; m. Carla Unknown.

ii. Charles Homer Compton b abt 1944 Oak Hill OH; m. 20 Nov 1965 Summit, Cuyahoga Co OH to (1) Joyce Ann Corder b abt 1948; d/o Reginal J Corder and Olive Music. Charles Homer Compton m. (2) Joanne Unknown

iii. Eliza Belle Compton M.D. b 4 Jul 1939 Pike Co KY d 17 Oct 2020 Waco KY; m. 9 Jul 1966 Alameda City, Oakland, CA (divorced 18 Nov 1993 Bay FL) to August Frank Yanke b 16 Jul 1939 Milwaukee WI; s/o August Henry Yanke and Faith Katherine Wietor. August Frank Yanke was listed as a switchman on the Chicago and NW RR hired 12 Mar 1962 listed as switchman 8 Mar 1962. Children of August Frank Yanke and Dr Eliza Belle Compton; I. Christopher Yanke II. Elizabeth Yanke; m. Male Burke III. Patrick Yanke; m. Grete Unknown.

2. Ethel Mae Potter b 8 Dec 1920 KY d 8 Jun 2016 Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus OH; buried C M Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson Co OH; Findagrave 174671230; m. 18 Jun 1941 Jackson OH to Mervin Wayne Silvey b 8 Mar 1917 Oak Hill, Jackson Co OH d 8 Jul 1996; age 79; gallia Co OH; buried C M Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson Co OH; Findagrave 158262613; s/o Hulbert Silvey and Ethel Woolum. Children of Mervin Wayne Silvey and Ethel Mae Potter;

i. Male Infant Silvey died as infant

ii. Alvin Silvey; m. LeVay Unknown.

iii. Timothy Silvey; m. Rita Unknown.

3. Stillborn Un-named Male Potter b 2 Jan 1922 d 2 Jan 1922 (died of unknown. Midwife in attendance).

4. Charlotte Potter b 3 Mar 1924 KY d 24 Mar 1982 Columbus, Franklin Co OH; m. Edward J Thomas. Children of Edward J Thomas and Charlotte Potter;

i. Daniel Eugene Thomas b 8 Jan 1956 Marion OH d 4 May 2014; buried Waldo Cemetery, Marion OH; m. 31 Jul 2008 Marion OH to (2) Christine Renee Haumesser. Children of Daniel Eugene Thomas; I. Britnie Jean Caudill II. Linsey Nicole Bowen III. Charlotte Catherine Thomas IV. James Michael Bowen

ii. Diane Thomas; m. Buzzie Diamond

iii. Kenneth Thomas; m. Sue Unknown

iv. Stephen Thomas; m. Christine Unknown.

5. Flaudeen Potter b 26 Jul 1925 Yeager, KY d 21 Aug 2012 Jackson OH; buried Mt Carmel Cemetery, Mulga, Jackson Co OH; m. 25 Nov 1947 to Charles Gerald Buck Dickerson b 13 Jun 1914 d 10 Mar 1989; buried Mt Carmel Cemetery, Mulga, Jackson Co OH; s/o James T Dickerson and Edith Lillian Dickerson. Children of Charles Gerald Buck Dickerson and Flaudeen Potter;

i. Geraldeen Dickerson; m. Michael Key

ii. Thomas Tom Dickerson; m. Rose Unknown

iii. Richard Dick Dickerson; m. Joan Unknown

iv. Elizabeth Liz Dickerson; m. Rick Wittmann

v. Donald Lee Ike Dickerson; m. Barbie Unknown.

vi. James Andrew Jim Dickerson b 4 Oct 1966 d 12 Oct 2000; m. Valerie Kisor b 6 May 1967

6. Linda Lou Potter b 27 Feb 1931 Yeager, Pike Co KY d 20 Apr 2012; m. 24 Jul 1951 Jackson OH to Morris James Hartley b 1930; s/o Luther L Hartley and Margaret Morris. Children of Morris James Hartley and Linda Lou Potter;

i. Linda Susan Hartley; m. Randy Smith

ii. Nancy Lin Hartley; m. Male Keppler

iii. James Alan Hartley; m. Starr Unknown

iv. M. Jack Hartley; m. Beverly Unknown

v. Kerry Lou Hartley; m. Kerry Lou Thomas

7. Jack Potter (f) b 6 Aug 1936 Greenfield Twp, Gallia Co OH d 15 Feb 1992 Palos Heights, Cook Co IL; age 55; buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, 7437 West 153rd Street, Chicago IL; m. 7 Aug 1954 Wayne Co IN to Grover Jerome Davis b 17 Feb 1933 Pine Knot KY; s/o Jerome Davis and Eva Pearl Smith

8. Peggy Ann Potter b abt 1940 OH; m. Ray Miller

9. Sally Potter; m. Gary Fridenmaker

10. Abram Potter (deceased)


1930 Pike Co KY Census District 2 District 0008
552 570 Potter Andrew J Head M W 38 25 KY KY KY Laborer Coal Mines
552 570 Potter Elizabeth Wife H F W 27 M 15 KY KY KY
552 570 Potter Evelyn Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
552 570 Potter Ethel M Daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
552 570 Potter Charlotte Daughter F W 7 S KY KY KY
552 570 Potter Flaudean Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY


1940 Gallia Ohio Census Greenfield Township
39 Potters Andrew Head M W 47 M KY
39 Potters Elizabeth Wife F W 39 M KY
39 Potters Ethel Mae Daughter F W 19 S KY
39 Potters Charlotte Daughter F W 16 S KY
39 Potters Flaudeen Daughter F W 14 S KY
39 Potters Linda Lou Daughter F W 9 S KY
39 Potters Jack Daughter F W 3 S OH
39 Potters Peggy Ann Daughter F W 6/12 S OH


Note: Peggy Ann Potter Miller
November 11, 2020
Changed 5 Generation Photo ID

(This was the original description of the photo at the top of the page: L-R Back: Flaudeen Potter Dickerson and Andrew Jackson Potter. L-R Front: Winnie Mullins, Geraldeen Dickerson Key and Mardila Mullins Potter - 5 Generational Photo - Photo From Brandy Hayes Fannin)

I just now found this message (11 November 2020) to Brandy Hayes Fannin on Ancestry regarding the 5 generational photo at the top of this page:

My name is Peggy Ann Potter Miller, These people are identified incorrectly. The back left is my sister Evelyn Potter Compton. The girl child, in the middle front, is Evelyn's daughter Dr. Eliza Belle Compton. The others are correct. RE: My Father top right, Andrew Jackson Potter; bottom left my great grandmother Winnie Mullins; bottom right my grandmother Mardilla Mullins Potter. I have contacted Brandy Hayes Fannin and she said she would make the correction.


Obituary: Dr. Eliza Belle Compton
4 Jul 1939 - 17 Oct 2020

Dr. Eliza Belle Compton (Franke)
Dr. Eliza Belle Compton, 81, of Waco, Kentucky, died Saturday, October 17 (2020) at home. Born in Pike County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Lee Compton and Evelyn (Potter) Compton.

Dr. Compton graduated from Pikeville College and University of Louisville Medical School. She practiced emergency medicine in Oakland, CA, and Panama City, FL, then had a private practice in Panama City, FL and Floyd County, KY.

She leaves three children; Christopher Yanke of Castro Valley, CA, Elizabeth Burke of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Patrick Yanke (wife Grete) of Raleigh, NC.

She also leaves seven grandchildren as well as two brothers; Dr Richard A. Compton (wife Carla) of Waco, KY and Charles H. Compton (wife Joanne) of Smithfield, RI. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.


Obituary: Ethel Mae Potter Silvey
8 Dec 1920 - 8 Jun 2016

Ethel Mae Silvey, age 95, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully in the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after a short illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1920, to the late Andrew Jackson and Eliza (Johnson) Potter, the second of eight daughters. The family also consisted of one son who died in infancy. Ethel is survived by her two sons: Alvin (LeVay) Silvey of Manhattan, Montana and Timothy (Rita) Silvey of Jackson, Ohio; three grandchildren: Thomas (Laura) Silvey of Idaho, Amanda (Rob) Grimwood of Indiana, and Emily (Jeff) Lilly of Florida; two step-grandsons: Dakota Silvey of South Korea and Parker Dougherty of Utah; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Mervin W. Silvey; sisters: Evelyn Compton, Jack Davis, Charlotte Thomas, Flaudeen Dickerson, and Linda Hartley. She was a long-time faithful member of Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church of Jackson. She enjoyed working puzzles, crocheting, quilting, playing Scrabble, Friday night card group, visiting with friends, and being a prayer warrior. Friends may call on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 ,at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Christman officiating. Burial will follow at C.M. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to: First Baptist Church of Beaver, Memorial Donations/Children's Ministry, PO Box 44, Beaver, OH


Obituary: Daniel Eugene Thomas
8 Jan 1956 - 3 May 2014

Daniel Eugene Thomas age 58 of Prospect, Ohio, passed away on Saturday May 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1956 in Marion, Ohio to the late Edward J. and Charlotte (Potter) Thomas. On July 31, 2008 in Marion he married Christine Renee Haumesser and she survives. Dan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was co-owner of Thomas Music and Games in Marion, Ohio. Thirty-two years ago when him and his beloved sister, Diane Diamond, started Thomas Music and Games with one centipede at OK cafe they did not know that it would turn into what is today a big corporation. And the legacy will continue to live on.

He raised and loved six Doberman Pinchers throughout his lifetime. Everyone he met he showed his love and friendship too. Favorite quotes were “more cowbell” and “it’s not my first rodeo”. Though he was a workaholic he never missed a Buckeye and Brown’s game. Passion for cars and racing he had. If he wanted a car or any vehicle there was no stopping him. He always had a joke to tell no matter the situation. And a quote from his favorite song “Cause I’m as free as a bird now And this bird, you cannot change”.

Daniel is survived also by three daughters and a son; Britnie Jean Caudill of Dublin, Ohio, Linsey Nicole Bowen of Marion, Ohio, Charlotte Catherine Thomas of Marion, Ohio, and James Michael Bowen of Columbus, Ohio. Two step-daughters and one step-son survive; Jennifer (Gabriel) Unibe of Los Angeles, Ca., Heather (Anthony) Gregory of Columbus, Ohio, and Jeremy (Brandie) Grimm of Canal Winchester, Ohio, as well as eight step-grandchildren survive. Daniel also leaves behind his beloved sister, Diane Thomas (Buzzie) Diamond of Marion, Ohio, and two brothers; Kenneth (Sue) Thomas of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Stephen (Christine) Thomas of Mansfield, Ohio, and a niece, Sarah, and nephews, David, Michael, Justin, Mark, Josh, and Matthew survive.

Funeral Services for Dan will be on Friday May 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 4535 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, Ohio. Officiating the service will be Pastor’s Mark Schuring and Ed Wahl. Burial will follow in the Waldo Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. On line condolences to the family can be made at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com


Obituary; Flaudeen Potter Dickerson
26 Jul 1925 - 21 Aug 2012

Flaudeen Potter Dickerson
Flaudeen (Potter) Dickerson, age 87, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1925 in Yeager, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Potter and Eliza Johnson Potter. Flaudeen was five years old when her family moved to Thurman, Ohio, where she graduated from Centerville High School in 1944. In 1946, they moved to Mulga, Ohio, near Wellston, where she lived the rest of her life. She was married to Buck Dickerson on November 25, 1947 and they had 42 wonderful years together. Her greatest joy was having her family together. She loved taking care of others and she worked many years as a caregiver and nurses aid. Flaudeen was an accomplished oak furniture maker. Her tables and bookcases are treasured by her friends and family. She loved the outdoors and her hobbies included exploring for Indian artifacts and antler sheds on her ATV. Flaudeen was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston.

She is survived by her children, Geraldeen Key (Michael) of Wellston, Thomas Dickerson (Rose) of Wellston, Richard Dickerson (Joan) of West Jefferson, Elizabeth Wittmann (Rick) of Winchester, Ky. and Donald Lee "Ike" Dickerson (Barbie) of Wellston; her sisters, Ethel Silvey of Jackson, Sally Fridenmaker of Centerville and Peggy Miller of Perris, Calf.; grandchildren, Dave Kisor, Doug Kisor, Devin Kisor, Annie Dickerson, Abbigail Dickerson, Connor Dickerson, Jennifer Sparks, Jimmy Simpson, Will Wittmann, Donald Dickerson, Thomas Dickerson, Amanda Creamer, Katie Dickerson and Lyza Dickerson, as well as 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Flaudeen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gerald "Buck" Dickerson; son, James Andrew Dickerson; sisters, Charlotte Thomas, Jackie Davis, Evelyn Compton and Linda Hartley, and her brother, Abram Potter. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.


Obituary: Linda Lou Potter Hartley
27 Feb 1931 - 20 Apr 2012

Linda Lou Potter Hartley
Chillicothe, Ohio: Linda L. Hartley, 81, of Chillicothe, died April 20, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 27, 1931, in Yeager, KY, to the late Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth (Johnson) Potter. On July 24, 1951, she married M. James Hartley, who survives.

Also surviving are their children: Linda Susan (Randy) Smith, Chillicothe; Nancy Lin Keppler, Galena, OH; James Alan (Starr) Hartley, Chillicothe; M. Jack (Beverly) Hartley, Wilmington, DE; Kerry Lou (Thomas) Congrove, Commercial Point, OH; grandchildren: Dustin (Tia) Manring; Kristen Keppler; Matthew Keppler; Jack Andrew (Nora) Hartley; Thomas James Congrove; Mitchell Andrew (Lili Ana) Congrove; a great-grandson Colton Kyle Manring; sisters Ethel Silvey; Flaudeen Dickerson; Peggy (Ray) Miller; Sally (Gary) Fridenmaker; sisters-in-law Anna Belle Linton; Loretta Betts; Martha (Charles) Gilliand; Mary McCray; Jeannie (Keith) Jordan; brothers-in-law Bob Hartley and John (Carolyn) Hartley; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Abram Potter; sisters Evelyn Compton; Charlotte Thomas; Jackie Davis; and brothers-in-law Thomas L. and Donald E. Hartley.

Linda retired from working in the cafeteria of the Chillicothe City Schools just last November. She was member of Tyler United Methodist Church for over 44 years. Among her many activities during her membership at Tyler, she especially enjoyed making prayer shawls and visiting the sick members of the church. She also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. Her many interests and hobbies include gardening, cooking, walking, hunting mushrooms, knitting, quilting, working crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and online Words with Friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday at the Haller Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Rossman and Rev. Rick Birk officiating. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5-8pm at Haller Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.


Obituary: Evelyn Potter Compton
15 May 1918 - 23 Nov 2010

Evelyn Potter Compton, 92, of Waco, Ky., died Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Mrs. Compton was born May 15, 1918, in Pike County, Ky., to the late Andrew Jackson and Liza Potter. Evelyn Compton will be remembered as a woman who always helped others, often being a caregiver to someone in need. She loved working in the garden and had great expertise at quilt making and crocheting. Mrs. Compton also was a wonderful cook. Mrs. Compton is survived by: two sons, Richard Andrew Compton M.D. (Carla) of Waco, Ky., and Charles H. Compton (Joanne) of Smithfield, R.I.; one daughter, Eliza Belle Compton M.D. of Waco, Ky.; and five sisters, Ethel Silvey of Jackson, Ohio, Flaudeen Dickerson of Wellston, Ohio, Linda (Jim) Hartley of Chillicothe, Ohio, Peggy (Ray) Miller of Perris, Calif., and Sally (Gary) Fridenmaker of Dayton, Ohio. She is also survived by: seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Lee Compton, and her parents, Mrs. Compton was preceded in death by: two sisters, Charlotte Thomas and Jack Davis. Funeral services for Mrs. Compton will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 26, 2010, at the Flatwoods Christian Church with the Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the funeral services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Turpin, Vice, and Fritz Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. Compton will be: Walter Compton, Patrick Yanke, Jubal Miller, Jack Miller, Paul Dunn and Ray Childers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Flatwoods Christian Church. www.Turpin ViceFritz.com


Obituary: Mervin Wayne Silvey
8 Mar 1917 - 8 Jul 1996

Mervin Wayne Silvey, 79, of Jackson, died Monday, July 8, 1996, at a Gallipolis hospital. Born March 8, 1917, in Oak Hill, a son of the late hubert and Ethel Wollum Silvey, he was a retired plant superintendent for Sharon Silica and Gravel, a World War II Army veteran having trained with the last horse cavalry at Fort Riley, Kan., and a member of Good Shepherd Church and the Wesleyan Men's Organization.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Potter Silvey; two sons, Alvin Silvey of Utah and Tim Silvey of Florida; a brother, Jack Silvey of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Doris Weber of New Holland; and three grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Rex and Kenny Silvey. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson, with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, and interment in C. M. Cemetery Oak Hill, Jackson Co OH; Findagrave 158262613. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


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