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John Morgan Potter
and Spicy Mae Damron

John Morgan Potter b 14 Mar 1877 d 26 Oct 1952; s/o John Boone Potter and Susannah Ellen Sanders. John Morgan Potter m. 13 May 1905 Pike Co KY to (2) Spicy Mae Damron (aka Dawson) b 14 May 1886 KY d 21 Feb 1960. Children of John Morgan Potter and Spicy Mae Damron;

1. Quay Ira Potter b 4 Mar 1906 Pike Co KY d 29 Jun 1972 Pike Co KY; m. Edna Unknown b abt 1920 KY. Children of Quay Ira Potter and Edna Unknown;

i. Mary Potter b abt 1930 KY

ii. Catherine b abt 1932 KY

iii. J. E. Potter b abt 1935 KY

iv. Spicey Mae Potter b abt 1937 KY

2. Allison Potter (m) b 15 Oct 1907 d 28 Apr 1983; m. 14 Jan 1960 Clintwood VA to (2) Louise Adams Sweeton b abt 1922; d/o N J Adams and Elizabeth Franciso. Both Allison and Louise are widowed at the time of this their marriage number 2 for both.

3. Alsie May Potter b 12 Dec 1909 d 11 Apr 1978

4. Mae Potter b abt 1910

5. Alvin Potter b 13 Nov 1911 d 2 Sept 1951 Louisville, Jefferson Co KY; buried Hylton Cemetery, Hylton KY; m. Gladys Ratliff b abt 1916 KY. Children of Alvin Potter and Gladys Unknown;

i. Dale Potter b abt 1938 KY

ii. Alvis June b 1940 KY

6. Goldie Potter b 14 Jan 1916 d 5 Jan 2008

7. Mary Kentucky Potter b 5 Nov 1917 d 10 Jan 1918

8. Earnest Potter b 16 Nov 1918 d 4 Jun 1921 Sycamore, Pike Co KY; died of swallowing a pin and after 2 days bled and then died; buried John M Potter Cemetery, Hylton, Pike Co KY.

9. Garnett Christine Potter b 12 Nov 1920 d 6 Oct 1977; m. Male Fowler

10. Clemont Allen Potter b 22 Feb 1923 d 4 Jan 1978

11. Reed Potter b 3 Oct 1924 d 18 Jun 2008

12. Gladys Potter b 19 Sept 1926 d 23 Aug 1927 Sycamore, Pike Co KY; died of had summer complaint; age 1 year 11 mos. 16 ds; buried Home Cemetery, Hylton KYInformant on death certificate was close neighbor, A. W. Childers.

13. Gordon Potter b 16 Dec 1929 d 23 Sept 2020 Pikeville, Medical Center, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. Lorene Belcher. Children of Gordon Potter and Lorene Belcher;

i. Maxie Carol Potter; m. Doug Mullins

ii. Debra Lynn Potter

iii. Judy Daryl Potter

14. John Morgan "Little Johnny" Potter b 30 Apr 1933 d 10 Sept 1936 Hylton KY; died of entero colitis; age 3 years 4 months 10 days; buried Hylton KY.


John Morgan Potter
and Betty Maxie Moore

John Morgan Potter b 14 Mar 1877 d 26 Oct 1952; s/o John Boone Potter and Susannah Ellen Sanders. John Morgan Potter m. (1) Betty Maxie Moore. John Morgan m. after 1933 to (3) Frances Bentley. Children of John Morgan Potter and Betty Maxie Moore;

1. Lou V Potter b 19 Oct 1904 KY d 1980

2. Myrtle Potter b 1 Mar 1905 KY d 15 Oct 1987


Obituary: Gordon Potter
16 Dec 1929 - 23 Sept 2020

Gordon Potter
Gordon Potter age 90, of Ashcamp passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Gordon was born on Dec. 16, 1929 to his parents the late John Morgan Potter and Spicy Damron Potter. He was the husband of Lorene Belcher Potter, and a coal operator of Potter's Brother's Mining, G.P. Coal Company, Marathon Coal Corporation, just to name a few. He was also a member of the Little Trimble Old Regular Baptist Church and he served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Along with his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by one grandson, Gordon Thomas Gilbert, one great granddaughter, Kaelyn Grace Mullins, seven brothers, Quay Potter, Clemont Potter, Allison Potter, Alvin Potter, Reed Potter, Ernest Potter, and Johnny Morgan Potter, and eight sisters, Lou Tucker, Myrtle Swindall, Goldie Childress, Maxie Salyers, Alice Mae Epling, Mary Kentucky Potter, Garnett Christine Fowler, and Gladys Potter.

Along with his wife, Gordon is survived by three daughters, Maxie Carol (Doug) Mullins, Debra Lynn Potter, Judy Daryl Potter, two grandchildren, Racheal (Will) VanHoose, Scott (Regina) Mullins, and a host of loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday at 6p.m. at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home. Church services will be Friday and Saturday at 7p.m. The funeral will be Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 2p.m. at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home with Teddy Honaker, Barry Lucas, and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Potter Cemetery at Elkhorn Creek


1910 Pike Co KY Census Elkhorn City District 0165
249 250 Potter John M Head M W 32 M2 4 KY KY KY Farmer
249 250 Potter Spicy Wife F W 22 M1 4 3 3 KY KY KY Farm Laborer
249 250 Potter Lou V Daughter F W 6 S KY KY VA
249 250 Potter Myrt Daughter F W 5 S KY KY VA
249 250 Potter Quay Son M W 4 S KY Y KY
249 250 Potter Alson Son M W 2 S KY KY KY
249 250 Potter Alcie M Daughter F W 4/12 S KY KY KY
249 250 Damron Rebecca Lodger F W 17 S KY KY KY Farm laborer odd jobs


1920 Pike Co KY Census Sycamore ED 116
51 51 Potter John M Head M W 40 M KY KY KY Farmer
51 51 Potter Spicy Wife F W 33 M KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Lisa Daughter F W 16 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Murt Daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Quay Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Alson Son M W 12 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Alsie May Daughter F W 10 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Alvin Son M W 8 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Maxie Daughter F W 6 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Golda Daughter F W 3 11/12 S KY KY KY
51 51 Potter Earnest Son M W 1 2/12 S KY KY KY


1930 Pike Co KY Census District 3 ED 12
448 451 Potter John Morgan Head M W 53 M 26 KY KY KY Farmer Miner Coal Lands
448 451 Potter Spicie Wife F W 43 M 18 KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Alison Son M W 22 S KY KY KY Miner Coal Lands
448 451 Potter Mae Daughter F W 20 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Maxie Daughter F W 16 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Goldie Daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Alvin Son M W 18 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Garnett Daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Clemont Son M W 7 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Reed Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
448 451 Potter Gorden Son M W 4/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Pike Co KY Census District 3 Elkhorn Creek
64 Potter Alvin Head M W 38 M KY Farmer Farm
64 Potter Gladys Wife F W 24 M KY
64 Potter Dale Son M W 2 S KY
64 Potter Alvis June Daughter F W 2/12 S KY

65 Potter Morgan Head M W 61 M KY Farmer Farm
65 Potter Spicey Wife F W 53 M KY Farm laborer (marked out) Farm
65 Potter Alson Son M W 30 S KY Farm Laborer Farm
65 Potter Maxie Daughter F W 27 S KY Farm Laborer Farm
65 Potter Goldia Daughter F W 24 S KY Helper Farm
65 Potter Garnet Daughter F W 19 S KY
65 Potter Clemant Son M W 17 S KY
65 Potter Reed Son M W 15 S KY
65 Potter Gordon Son M W 10 S KY

66 Potter Quay Head M W 34 M KY Justice of peace Pike Co
66 Potter Edna Wife F W 30 M KY
66 Potter Catherine Daughter F W 8 S KY
66 Potter J. E. Son M W 5 S KY
66 Potter Spicey Mae Daughter F W 3 S KY


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