Note for: Charles Zophar Potts Jr., 17 Nov 1966 - Index
Charles was in the Coast Guard, stationed in Coinjock, North Carolina.
Note for: Reed Mills Potts, 20 Aug 1971 - Index
ENGAGEMENT: Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Hockaday of Dunn, NC announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Elizabeth Hockaday, Of Greenville, NC, to Reed Mills Potts, also of Greenville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zoph Potts, Sr. of Washington, NC.
Miss Hockaday is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Hinson and Mrs. Eunice R. Hockaday, all of Dunn, and the late Mr. Robert D. Hockaday. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in 2004. She is a social worker with the Beaufort County Health Department.
Mr. Potts is the grandson of Mr. W.R. Roberson of Washington, and the late Mrs. Frances Morgan Roberson and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Potts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from East Carolina University. He teaches at the Sampson School in Kinston. The wedding is planned for April 26, 2008 in the First Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Note for: Morgan Patterson Potts, 15 Nov 1972 - Index
CLOSE-UP: Washington native Morgan Potts, a producer and editor with UNC-TV, won an Emmy award Jan. 26, 2008 for his work with UNC-TV’s “Our State,” a widely-known production of the television organization. The award was presented by the Nashville Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 22nd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Morgan’s first Emmy came in 2005 when he was associate producer and editor for North Carolina’s Dependence on Tobacco. Potts studied at Western Carolina and Barton College, where he graduated with a degree in communications. He worked at his family’s radio stations, WDLX and WRRF, both in Washington, as a teenager on weekends and during the summers.
Note for: Franklin Jackson Morgan, 24 Jun 1886 - 8 Dec 1962 Index
Note for: Devon Garrett Wilsey, 9 Dec 1987 - 5 Nov 1988 Index
Place: Highland Cemetery, Sidney Center, Delaware, NY
Note for: Blair Ellis Leonard, 13 May 1982 - Index
From Lou Dewey: Possible birth date: 25 Mar 1983.
Note for: Joseph Potts, 25 Mar 1796 - 1880 Index
Joseph was born in Northumberland County, England, and came to the United States at the age of thirteen years, settling at Washington, where in the course of time he operated a line of sailing vessels to the West Indies. He and S.R. Fowke were the founders of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington. After a long and eventful life, he passed away at the age of eighty-four years, three months and one day. He married Julia Burbank, who was born in New England, and died in Washington, North Carolina.
Plaque on the wall of the First Presbyterian Church, 211 West Second Street, Washington, N.C.: "Joseph Potts, One of the founders of this church and for 51 years a ruling elder thereof, he was born March 25th, 1796 and died June 26th, 1880, aged 84 years 3 months and 1 day. 'He being dead yet speaketh.'"
1800 US Census: The only Potts listed for Washington Township, Beaufort County, NC is Ralph Potts. He may or may not be a relative of Joseph Potts. In his house are two white males: 1 aged 10-16 and 1 aged over 45. No white male of Joseph's age (4) is listed. There are 2 free white females under age 10 and 1 aged 26-45.
1810 US Census: Again, Ralph is the only Potts listed. He is listed under free white males: 1 under 10, 1 between ages 26-45 and 1 45 & over. Joseph would have been 14 and is not listed. There were 2 white females; 1 under 10 and 1 aged 10-16. There was one slave listed.
1820 US Census: No Potts listed in Beaufort County.
1830 US Census: Joseph Potts and family listed for the first time in Beaufort County. At home were: Free White Males; 2 under 5,1 age 10-15, and 2 ages 30-40. There is one free white female age 20-30. There are 6 slaves.
1840 US Census: Washington Township, Beaufort County, NC, lists living in the home of Joseph Potts: Free White Males; 2 under age 5, 2 ages 5-10, 2 ages 10-15, and 1 age 40-50. Also listed are Free White Females; 1 age 5-10, 1 age 15-20, and 1 age 20-20. There are no slaves, free colored or foreigners not naturalized listed.
1850 US Census: lists Joseph Potts as a 55 year old merchant born in England with real estate worth $11,500. He lived with wife, Elizabeth A., age 40 and children: William A., age 23; Elizabeth P., age 18; John R., age 12; and Mary P., age 3. Also living in the home was a male black painter, Carney Sparrow, age 50.
1860 US Census: Joseph was a 64 year old merchant whose real estate was valued at $15,620 and personal property at $40,325. Although not counted, some of this personal property could have been in slaves. He lived with wife, Elizabeth Ann, age 51, and children: John, a clerk, age 20; and Mary, age 12.
1870 US Census: lists Joseph as a merchant, age 74, born in England, whose real estate is valued at $1,000 and personal property at $385. He was living with wife Annie, age 62, born in Massachusetts and daughter, Mary P. Potts, age 21, born in NC.
1880 US Census: Joseph was living at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, William A. Potts and his wife, Josephine and their children: Ida, age 15; John, age 12; Zophar, age 9; Fred, age 7;and Nedia, age 6. Joseph died shortly thereafter. Also living in the house at that time was William Potts' nephew, Jesse Whitehosh, a store clerk, age 22.