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Samuel Potter and
Mary Elizabeth Sparks

Samuel Potter b 21 Feb 1859 Hardin Co KY d 7 Feb 1943 Elizabethtown, Hardin Co KY; buried Elizabethtown, Hardin Co KY; s/o Richard Potter and Nancy Stewart. Samuel Potter m. 10 Jan 1877 Hardin Co KY to Mary Elizabeth Sparks b 14 Oct 1866 Larue Co KY d 12 Jun 1941 Hardin Co KY; buried Elizabethtown, Hardin Co KY; d/o Eli Alexander Sparks and Rebecca Royce. Children of Samuel Potter and Mary Elizabeth Sparks or Spencer;

1. Robert Potter b 18 Jan 1880/78 Clay Co KY d 17 Feb 1953 Cane Creek, Jackson, Breathitt Co KY; m. 1897 to Pallie Pal Hensley b 22 Aug 1880 Clay Co KY d Apr 1918 Clay Co KY; d/o McKajah Hensley and Cassandra Combs. Robert Potter m. 21 Nov 1920 Breathitt Co KY to Grace Wilson b 20 Jul 1900 Breathitt Co KY d 16 Dec 1961 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH; buried Breathitt Co KY; d/o James T Wilson and Susan Susie Salyers.

2. John Clint Potter b 28 Feb 1888 Hardin Co KY d 27 Jul 1940 Hardin Co KY; buried Elizabethtown, Hardin Co KY. Children of John Clint Potter and ?; i. John C Potter Jr b abt 1920 KY ii. Leonard Potter b abt 1922 KY iii. Granville Potter b abt 1924 KY

3. Jesse Lee Potter b 28 Sept 1889 Rockfield KY d 8 Apr 1970 Hardin Co KY; buried Elizabethtown, Hardin Co KY. Age from WWI Draft registration dated 6/5/1917 which lists his father as John Potter, so this man may not be with the right parents. His age in the draft reg. is 27 and he is listed as A1 with no exemptions. Listed as Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, brown hair and not bald, with no missing appendages or eyes with no disability. Jesse's WWII draft registration lists him as 5ft 5in tall, 120 lbs, white, blue eyes, ruddy complexion, gray hair, age 52, place of birth Hardin Co KY, owns own farm. Name of person who will always know your address J. S. Potter Elizabethtown, KY, date of registration, 27 Apr 1942.

4. Bessie Potter b abt 1907 KY d Louisville, Jefferson Co KY

5. Ethel Potter b 30 May 1908 KY d 12 Mar 1987 KY; buried Elizbethtown, Hardin Co KY


This Samuel Potter possibly different from the other John S Potters in the other census records on this page
1880 Clay Co KY Census Manchester and Bull ED 25
297 310 Potter Samuel W M 22 Head M Farming Can't Read Can't Write KY KY KY
297 310 Potter Elizabeth W F 18 Wife M Deeping house " " " " KY KY KY
297 310 Potter Robert W M 2 Son S KY KY KY

297 311 Potter Granvil W M 24 M Farming Can't Rd Can't Write KY KY KY
297 311 Potter Nancy W M 23 Wife M Keeping house " " " " KY KY KY
297 311 Potter Purliney W F 3 Daughter S KY KY KY
297 311 Potter Mandy W F 1 Daughter S KY KY KY
297 311 Potter Barten W M 1/12 Son S KY KY KY


The following census records or 1900 - 1940 may not be the same Samuel in the census of 1880 Clay Co KY above. It's perhaps a different John Samuel Potter. Further research needs to be done to figure out where each belongs in the family.
1900 Hardin Co KY Census Ed 41 District 1
206 207 Potter John Head W M 1860 40 M 14 KY KY KY Farmer
206 207 Potter Mary Wife W F 34 M 14 3 2 KY KY KY
206 207 Potter John Son M W 12 S KY KY KY
206 207 Potter Jessee Son W M 10 S KY KY KY


1910 Hardin Co KY Census Leitchfield Ed 49
68 68 Potter John S Head M W 50 M1 23 5 4 KY KY KY Farmer
68 68 Potter Mary Wife F W 43 M1 23 5 4 KY KY KY
68 68 Potter Jesse L Son M W 20 S KY KY KY Farmr Laborer
68 68 Potter Ethel Daughter F W 4 S KY KY KY
68 68 Potter Bessie B Daughter F W 3 S KY KY KY


1920 Hardin Co KY Census Glendale Ed 53
95 106 Potter John S Head M W 60 M KY KY KY Farmer Stock Farm
95 106 Potter Mary Wife F W 53 M KY KY KY
95 106 Potter Jesse Son M W 30 S KY KY KY Farmer at home
95 106 Potter Ethel Daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY
95 106 Potter Bessie Daughter F W 13 S KY KY KY


1930 Hardin Co KY Census District 1 ED 3
311 316 Potter John S Head W M 70 M 29 KY KY KY
311 316 Potter Mary E Wife F W 63 M 21 KY KY KY
311 316 Potter Jesse L Son M W 38 S KY KY KY
311 316 Potter John C Son M W 39 Widowed 28 KY KY KY
311 316 Potter John C Jr Grandson M W 10 S KY KY KY
311 316 Potter Leonard Grandson M W 8 S KY KY KY
311 316 Potter Granville Grandson M W 6 S KY KY KY


1940 Hardin Co KY Census District 1
287 Potter John S Head M W 80 M KY
287 Potter Mary Wife F W 73 KY
287 Potter Jessee Son M W 50 S KY


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