Note for: Zophar Mills Potts, Aug 1869 - 1935 Index
CENSUS DATA: Zophar's occupation is listed as insurance agent. He and Bessie could read, write, and speak English. They rented their home. They and their parents were all born in N.C. At this time there was a son listed, Willie M. Potts, born June, 1899. Willie does not show up in the 1920 census and may have died young. By 1920, they owned a mortgaged home on Market Street. Zoph's occupation was listed as operator with the Postal Telegraph Company. With them lived three children: Bessie, age 19; Zoph Jr., age 15; and Fred L., age 13. Zoph Jr.'s birthplace is listed as South Carolina. The rest were born in North Carolina.
1900 US census information for Zophar M.Potts and family (Family No. 276) can be found on microfilm roll no. T623-1182, NC State, Beaufort County, Washington Township, 3rd Ward, Supv. Dist. No. 1, Sheet No. 12, Enum. Dist. No. 12.
Note for: William Charles Dudley, 17 Sep 1888 - 30 Oct 1967 Index
CLOSE-UP: William C. Dudley is listed in the 1920 U.S. census (recorded January 22-23, 1920) as a butcher who owned his own shop. He lived on Market Street with his wife, Stella, age 28, and his children: Katherine, age 7; Stella May, age 5; and Bertha Lee(?), age 3. William was born in NC, but his parents were born in Kentucky. Wife, Stella, and her parents were all born in Kentucky. The Dudleys lived on Market Street just a few houses from the family of William Dudley, age 36; wife Eva, age 34; and children: Onnette, age 15; and William Jr., age 10. These Dudleys may not be related to William Charles Dudley. They were all born in NC and William Dudley also was a butcher who owned his own shop.
Note for: William Riley Roberson, 28 May 1887 - 9 Dec 1961 Index
Date: 10 Dec 1961
Place: Oakdale cemetery, Washington, Beaufort, NCIndividual Note:
Death certificate lists William's usual occupation as owner & manager of soft drink bottling plants. By 2008, the BCCC (Beaufort County Community College) Foundation maintained 35 individual endowments that generated a variety of scholarships for BCCC students. One of these was the James Franklin and Hannah Roberson Bagwell Endowment. Established in 1997, this endowment funds annual scholarships in memory of William Riley and Rosa Watson Roberson and William “Bill” Roberson Bagwell. The recipients of these awards must be high school or GED graduates enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program, must demonstrate financial need, and must show academic promise.
Note for: Frederick Latham Potts Jr., 20 May 1929 - 22 Jul 1999 Index
Place: Lake Landing, Hyde, NCIndividual Note:
An outstanding athlete, Frederick lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Washington High School and later attended the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was married to the former Elizabeth "Pud" Long. They lived in the Raleigh area for 25 years where he worked with the Square D Corporation until 1984 when they moved to Engelhard and operated the Hyde Supply of Engelhard until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Potts was a member of the American Legion Post #211, the Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF & AM and was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church where he was a member of the Vestry.
Note for: Elizabeth "Pud" Long, 23 Feb 1933 - 15 Feb 2005 Index
Place: St. George's Episcopal Church, Lake Landing, Hyde, NCIndividual Note:
During her years in Knightdale, N.C., Elizabeth worked as office manager at Knightdale Medical Center and was a volunteer with the Knightdale Area Rescue until retirement in 1984. She was a deacon of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and a member of the choir while living there. In 1984, "Pud" moved to Engelhard, N.C., where she owned Hyde Supply Inc. with her late husband until 1991. She then worked as a medical assistant at Liverman Clinic until 2003. While living in Hyde County she was an active member at St. George's Episcopal Church, serving as volunteer coordinator and editor of the newsletters and bulletins. She was a past vestry member, Sunday school instructor and an EFM Student. "Pud" was an avid bridge player, playing in two clubs, and a bridge instructor. She was instrumental in helping to organize the Engelhard Development Corp. and was presently a member of the Beautification Committee.