ON PERSONS MENTIONED IN THIS BIBLE
Joseph Potts in 1830 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
2 males 0-5; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 30-40; 1
female 20-30; 6 slaves
Jos. Potts in 1840 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
2 males 0-5; 2 males 5-10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male
40-50; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 20-30; 9 slaves
1850 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
1850 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Slave Schedule)
North State Whig - Wed., July 2, 1851
Married in this town
[Washington, NC] on Wednesday evening last by Rev.
Stratton, Mr. Alex. Latham to Miss Elizabeth,
daughter of Joseph Potts.
Beaufort Co., NC Marriage Certificates
C. Alexander Latham and Elizabeth Jane Potts were married on the 5th day of
June 1851 [differs from Bible which
says 25th] in the town of Washington by the Revd. James Stratton, a
licensed Minister of the Gospel and Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of
1860 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
Craven Co., NC Census (North of the Neuse River)
Troops; Vol. 1 (Artillery)
John R. Potts,
born in Beaufort County where he resided as clerk, enlisted in Co. K 10th
Regiment in Beaufort County at age 21 on April 22, 1861 for 12 months.
He mustered in as Sergeant and was captured at Ft. Hatteras on August 29,
1861 and confined at Ft. Warren, Mass. until paroled for exchange on Dec.
17, 1861. 1st Co. H of light artillery, known as the "Branch
Artillery" from Craven County, was mustered in at New Bern on January 30,
1862 as "Capt. Alexander C. Latham's Company of NC Volunteers". When Capt.
Latham resigned on Sept. 16, 1863 to resume his duties as sheriff of Craven
Co., 1st Lt. John R. Potts was promoted and the company became known as
Pott's Battery. It served as an unattached company until officially
reported as Co. H, 40th Regiment (3rd Regiment NC Artillery) on the
Sept.-Oct. muster roll. Being the first company to serve as Co. H in
this regiment, it was later referred to as 1st Co. H, 40th Regiment NC
Troops. It served as such until transferred to the 13th Battalion NC
Light Artillery on Nov. 4, 1863 and designated Co. F of that battalion.
Potts was killed in action at Spotsylvania Court House on May 8, 1864 and
1st Lt. Henry G. Flanner was promoted to Captain.
1870 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
1880 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)
Brides Index for Beaufort Co., NC; Vol. 1 (1847-1909) by the Beaufort
Co. Genealogical Society
Jane Potts to C. Alexander Latham - June 5, 1851
Lucy Potts to F.F. Hanks - January 6, 1875
Mary P. Potts to Furney Roy - June 24, 1875
Annie P. Latham to John M. Gaskill - February
19, 1879 [see a
transcription of John Milton Gaskill's Bible]
Ida Potts to George W. Kugler - January 14, 1891
Bessie M. Forbes to Z.M. Potts - March 23, 1898
The Reveille - Wednesday, April 21, 1886
Died, Mrs. Julia Latham who lived at the old
homestead near New Berne, died on the 14th. She was the mother of Mr.
A.C. Latham and Mrs. W.A. Potts of this town [Washington, NC]. She
died at a ripe old age, being nearly 90.
The Washington Progress - Tuesday, July 17, 1888
W.A. Potts Jr. who murdered Paul Lincke near
Aurora on the 7th day of June 1887, committed suicide last night
about 8 o'clock.
The Washington Progress - Tuesday, January 20, 1891
Married - On Wednesday evening last, Dr. Geo. W.
Kugler and Miss Ida Potts at the residence of the bride's father by Rev. N.
Harding. Miss Ida is the youngest daughter of Mr. W.A. Potts,
descending from one of the oldest and most highly esteemed families of this
The Washington Gazette - Thursday, November 26, 1891
Died - Mr. Jonathan Kugler, brother to Mr. G.W.
Kugler, Sr. of Frenchtown, NJ, died the 19th inst.
The Washington Gazette - Thursday, April 25, 1895
Died - Mrs. Josephine Potts, wife of W.A. Potts
and daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Latham of Craven Co. She was in her 53rd
year and a mother of 5 children.
The Washington Progress - Tuesday, April 30, 1895
Died - Yesterday about 2:15 p.m., Mrs. Josephine
Potts, wife of Major W.A. Potts. She was stricken with apoplexy and
died in about 25 minutes. She was about 62 years old and was married
in 1851. Her two sons and daughter were telegraphed with the sad news.
The Washington Progress - Wednesday, March 30, 1898
Married - Mr. Z.M. Potts & Miss Bessie Forbes at
the residence of the bride's mother on Wednesday evening last by Rev. Dr.
Washington Progress - Thursday, March 29, 1900
Died - Mrs. Mary Pauline Roy, sister of Mr. W.A.
Potts, in Raleigh several days ago.
Washington Progress - Thursday, December 20, 1900
Died - A few days ago Mr. W.A. Potts left here
to visit his son, Mr. John Potts, at Savannah, Ga. He was taken ill &
died on Monday morning. He was 73 years old. He married a Miss
Latham of Craven Co. when a young man & they had several children. She
died several years ago. The remains were brought here & the burial
took place at the Presbyterian Church. He leaves 5 surviving children.
Washington Progress - Thursday, Oct. 24, 1901
Married; Miss Aneta P. Hanks, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred F. Hanks of
this city, and Mr. Jennefer Broaddus of Richmond, Va. on Tuesday evening,
Oct. 22nd at the Baptist Church by Rev. J.M. Page. They will make
their home in Richmond. [Neta & Jennefer are both buried at
Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria City, VA.]
Washington Progress - Thursday, June 8, 1905
Died on Saturday afternoon, little Marie Potts, oldest daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Z.M. Potts, of congestion of the brain. Funeral Sunday afternoon
from the residence and interment in Oakdale Cemetery.
North Carolina Reports:
Cases Argued and Determined
in the Supreme Court of North Carolina (Fall Term 1922 - Latham vs. Latham);
pgs. 55-66 [see
this page for a lot of genealogical information within this suit]