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Title: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: potterAdmin on April 11, 2006, 10:20:31 AM
We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

If you ARE A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, send your pedigree by email to at  The pedigree will then be posted on the Surname Project's Patriarchs Page by or sent to the Project’s Administrator.

Please include the following:
•       Name of project
•       Kit Number
•       Name of person posting pedigree
•       Email address to be posted with pedigree
•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

 (If you have more information you would like to share, you may also post a more extended version of your family pedigree on the project website’s Pedigree Forum below)

If you are NOT A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, you are welcome to post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum below.  We hope an interested researcher will see it and contact you to share information.

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2.  When you have logged in, scroll to the last posting on this forum, click "reply" and post your pedigree.
a.  Please do not include names for anyone born after 1910, to protect privacy.
b.  If you have questions or are unable to post your pedigree on this forum, please contact

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Title: Pedigree
Post by: Terry Barton on April 11, 2006, 10:41:47 AM
Posted by Kathy Stokes Hudson on April 4, 2006:

John Potter b Oct 22 1781 VA
John Potter listed on 1812 Giles Co TN tax roll
John Potter land entry Oct 18 1831 Callaway Co MO
John Potter d Mar 30 1848 Benton Co MO
Stephen S Potter b c 1802 Hawkins Co TN?
Stephen S Potter m Narcissus Osbourne c1820
Stephen S Potter land entry July 16 1835 Callaway Co MO
Stephen S Potter Lawrence Co MO 1850 census
Stephen S Potter residence 1856 Ozark Co MO
Stephen S Potter Douglas Co MO 1860 census
Stephen S Potter m Rebecca Biggs c 1865
Stephen S Potter d Apr 9 1884 Douglas Co MO
David Winegar Potter b Oct 1826 Jackson Co AL
David Winegar Potter m Nancy Elizabeth Clanton Nov 12 1846 Benton Co MO
David Winegar Potter Douglas Co MO 1860 census
David Winegar Potter d Feb 20 1905 Francis Pontatoc OK

And, posted on April 8, 2006:

Hi, Kathy.  Your pedigree is posted.  Thanks.Marilyn

Title: Pedigree
Post by: aramsay on April 25, 2007, 10:10:10 AM
On the "results" page, the dna test results for Timmie Potter (P8), descendant of Joel Lee Potter are listed under my name: ARamsay

1.  Joel Lee Potter, b. ca. 1800, d. ca. 1855, md. Mary "Polly" Bellamy ca 1858, Scott County, Virginia
          Jackson H. Potter (his existence is speculative and controvesial)
          Mary Potter 1819-1889, md. James O. Wood
          Martha Jane Potter, 1822-1866, md. Henry W. Wood
          James M. Potter, 1831-1850, md. Malinda Campbell
          Caroline Potter, 1833-1860, md. Robert M. Durham
          Elizabeth Jane Potter, 1835-1900, md. several times, including David Garlets
          Joel Van Buren Potter 1837 - ? (was alive in 1850, date of death unknown)
          Joseph Crutcher Potter, 1839 - ca 1899 (date of death uncertain), md. Mary Jane Carter
          Susannah M. Potter, 1841-1914, md. William W. Wood
          Sarah Ann Potter, 1843-1918, md. Moses Knight
          John David Potter, 1847-1865, md. Louisa E. Carter

2.  Joseph Crutcher Potter, son of Joel Lee Potter and Mary Bellamy, b. 1839, d. bet. 1890-1899, md. Mary Jane Carter abt. 1858 in Ozark County, Mo.
     Children: (don't know if there were infants lost between 1859 and 1865)
           Henry Jackson Potter, 1859-1916, md. Mary A. Green
           James Marshall Potter, 1865-1921, md. Susan Thornton
           Joseph C. Potter, 1869-1890
           John Jefferson Potter (twin), 1872-1949, md. Nancy Emily Elliott in 1894, in Jefferson City, Mo.
           William Lee Potter (twin) 1872-1967, md. Flora Almeda Pendleton

3.  John Jefferson Potter, son of Joseph Crutcher Potter and Mary Jane Carter, 1872-1949, md. Nancy Emily Elliott
           Olga Annie Potter, 1894-1967, md. Robert H. Turner
           Nancy May Jane Potter, 1896-1994, md. Grover C. Mitchell
           Alga Vira Minerva Potter, 1898-?, md. George Bohannon,
           Vinnie Marget (may have been Margret) Celine Potter, 1901-?, md. Neal Thurman, md. Charles Clifford Johnson
           Darlington Harvey Potter, 1903-1976, md. May (or Mary) Killion, md. Laura Belle Jackson
           Monnie Marley Potter, 1905-1981, md. Charles I. M. Stone, md. Thomas Dewey Pelts
           Oklahoma Potter, 1906-1996, md. Delbert Reed, md. John Vogt

This genealogy is much more extensive.  Other information is available to family researchers. 

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on April 25, 2007, 12:34:24 PM
Hi, aramsay.  Your pedigree is posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: spotter4 on April 26, 2007, 02:47:09 PM
Descendants of Hasten Potter
Hasten Potter 1823 - 1876 m Orpha Jane LOVE   1825 - 1897
David Irenus Potter 1857 - 1925 m Florence Alabama REDDING 1866 - 1936
George Elbert Potter 1887 - 1970 m Nettie Jewel STONE   1891 - 1972
Willis Willard Potter   1912 - 2001 m Flossie Viola Morrison   1913 - 1992

I have records to verify above information.

Steve Potter

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on April 27, 2007, 10:40:29 AM
Hi, spotter4.  Your pedigree is posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Elizabeth Potter Painter on March 18, 2008, 07:43:18 PM
John M "Skipper" Potter b c1707-1725 NC d 1789 NC m Hannah Tidwell b 1751 SC d 1824
Abraham Potter b 1834 d 1839 KY m Alice Goodell (speculation) m. Lydia Potter;
Andrew Jackson "John Jack" Potter b 1813 NC d 1854 TN, m Martha Gibson b 1797 m 1813 NC d TN
Alsop Potter b 1841 TN d 1910 TN m Marjaret Jane Whitehead b 1843 TN d 1913 TN
William Alfred Potter b 1874 TN d 1947 TN m Mary Jane Keller b 1880 TN d 1964 TN
Charley "Clarence" Joseph Potter b 1918 TN d 1974 m Blanche Marie Forster b 1918 TN d  Nov   2001 TN 
Elizabeth Charlene Potter b 12 Dec 1943 Loudon Co, TN, Living; m  Dr Pennell C Painter III 9 APR 1977

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on March 19, 2008, 10:27:24 AM
Hi, Elizabeth.

I posted your pedigree starting with Andrew b 1813 as the 2 generations before him were a little unclear to me.  If you could clarify the dates for the first 2 generations, I will be happy to post them as well. Thanks so much and good luck with your research!


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on October 09, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
Hi, shpxlcp. 

Your pedigree has been posted:
I went ahead and assigned the code identity of P-15 to you so that your pedigree can be correlated with your results when they are added to the Potter results page. 


Title: Pedigree
Post by: rarbree on November 16, 2008, 08:24:02 AM
Pedigree for Kit 79768
William Potter, b1733, RI, d1800 Bennington, VT, m Alice Waite
  Andrew Potter b1781, Bennington, VT, d1869, Rutland, VT, m Sarah Eddy
    George Washington Potter, b1823, Clarendon, VT, d1895, Acworth, NH
           m Margaret Smith
      William A. Potter b1850, Ira, VT, m Sally Woodbury
        Rollo Bemis Potter b1874, Castleton, VT m Gladys Spaulding

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on November 19, 2008, 01:32:50 PM
Hi, rarbree. 

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on January 15, 2009, 04:18:21 PM
Hi, shpxlcp.

I have removed the earliest generation from your pedigree.  We do not post information on individuals born after 1910 in order to protect privacy, so no generations were added to your pedigree on the patriarch page.  However, the name of the earliest known ancestor (in your case, Thomas Green Potter) is hyperlinked to your post on this forum, so other researchers can see your full pedigree here.

Thanks for the update and good luck with your research!


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Joe Potter on February 04, 2009, 01:32:39 AM
Thomas Potter b. 26 May 17, 1746 Virginia Married - unknown Died  14 Dec.,
1824, Warren, Kentucky

William Potter b. 29 Oct., 1772 Henry, Virginia Married 14 Feb., 1798, Nancy
Kirby Died 26 Feb., 1831,  Warren, Kentucky

Daniel Potter b. 25 April, 1810 Kentucky
Married, 1831, Elizabeth Johnson
Died 21 Nov. 1914 Dade Co. Missouri

Uriah Johnson Potter b. 1834 Kentucky
Married 1865 Dallas, Tex., Mary Maderis Smith Died 1886, Hutchins, Tex.

D.D. Potter b. 19 Oct 1872, Dallas Co., Tex.
Married 13 July 1898 Lisbon, Tex. Lura Pearl Gracey Died 31 May 1951 Roscoe,

Robert Paris Potter b.18 Oct.1904 Britton, Tarrant Co.,Tex.
Married 03 July 1932 Abilene, Tex. Ruth Lohn Died 18 Aug. 1997 Roscoe, Nolan
Co. Tex.

J.F. Potter , P.D. Potter (Living)

My Kit # in the Potter Project is 129516. J.F. Potter. I did not know my brother was also doing a DNA test. He is Kit #143062 and we share the same pedigree/DNA.

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on February 13, 2009, 12:30:13 PM
Hi, Joe.

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: SooZi on July 17, 2009, 08:19:24 PM
Here is the Potter pedigree for W. Potter kit #146767
Thomas Potter b. 1760 Va d. 1840 Dallas Co. MO
William Potter b. 1784 Vir d. 1857 Greene Co., MO m. Ruth Mackey
James Edwin Potter b. 1809 TN d. 7 Sep 1837 Polk Co., MO m. Mary Ann Upshaw
George Washington Potter b. 1840 Greene Co. MO. d. 1 Jul 1862 Bourbon Co. KS m.Elizabeth Harryman
John Potter b. 6 Nov 1872 Kansas City, KS, d. 31 May 1954 Emmett, Gem, ID m. Effie May Swatman
George Lawrence Potter b. 12 Nov 1907 d. 22 Dec 1993 Tolo Lake, ID m. Ilene Eliza Thompson

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on July 30, 2009, 12:19:46 PM
Hi, SooZi. 

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Bill Potter on November 07, 2009, 10:49:49 PM
Here is the William Potter pedigree, Kit #39791

John Potter, b 1787, Ireland, married Mary Lynch, Died 1853
Christopher Potter, b 3/27/1831, married Emily Moran, Died 2/3/1915
William J. Potter, b 8/18/1869, married Josephine Sullivan, Died 4/12/1928
James W. Potter b 7/23/1903, Married Mildred Dumford, Died 8/3/1992
William G. Potter b 1/18/1932, Married Barbara Syroney  

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on November 18, 2009, 01:41:56 PM
Hi, Bill.

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: Jason Potter on December 21, 2009, 07:51:07 PM
Pedigree for Jason K. Potter - Tested

Nathaniel Potter b. 7 Oct. 1622 London St. Bride, m. Dorothy Wilbore
Nathaniel Potter b. Sept. 1637, Portsmouth, RI, m. Elizabeth Stokes
Stokes Potter, b. 1665, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA, m. Elizabeth sherman
Nathaniel Potter, b. 7 Jan. 1709, Little Compton, RI, m. Mary Devol
Joseph Potter, b. 31 July 1735, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA, m. Dinah Gifford
Stephen Potter, b. 14 June 1777, Fort Ann, Washington, NY, m. Lydia Potter
John Burgoyne Potter, b.13 Sept. 1796, Washington, NY, m. Nancy Morse
William Denison Potter, b. 25 Sept. 1816, Cortlandville, Cortland, NY, m. Electa Doud
Henry Newton Potter, b. 15 Feb. 1842, Hadley, Lapeer, MI, m. Emma Adelaide Gleason
Robert D. Potter, b. 17 Jan. 1903, Elba, Lapeer, MI, m. Beatrice I. West

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on December 31, 2009, 01:06:52 PM
Hi, Jason.

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Pedigree
Post by: anitagallion on January 14, 2010, 11:27:21 AM
Pedigree for Randall Ray Potter, Kit 169511

John Potter, b c 1763, NC,  d  c 1807 Roane Co. TN  m Lydia (Cherokee)?

Thomas Potter, b c 1797, NC, d 1870 Roane Co. TN , m ?

Absalom Potter, b 1834, Roane Co. TN, d 26 Oct 1905 Thomas, OK, m Mary Elizabeth Turpin

John Wesley Potter, b 11 Oct 1855 Roane Co., TN, d 1 Aug 1940 Edmonson Co, KY, m 1st Sarah Skaggs

Jesse Potter, b 20 March, 1882 Bee Spring, KY, d 18 Dec 1963, Edmonson Co, KY, m Tincy Luttrell

Joseph Dudley Potter, b 28 Oct, 1910 Grassland, KY, d 17 Feb, 1984 Kansas, IL, m Miriam B. Whalin

Title: Pedigree
Post by: Staff on January 14, 2010, 04:04:33 PM
Hi, anitagallion.

Your pedigree has been posted:


Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: Staff on July 16, 2010, 02:31:11 PM
From an email sent by Johnny Potter [johnnyltnpotter AT]:

Richard and Sarah Roach Potter, my great-great grandparents, of Rising Fawn, Dade County, Georgia.  DeKalb County, Alabama borders Dade.

1840 Dade County, Georgia, census:
Richard Potter (Richard is not enumerated in the 1850 census)

1850 Dade County, Georgia, census:
Sarah Roach Potter, mother
Kizziah Roach, Sarah's mother
Children of Sarah Roach Potter:
Kizziah Potter, born TN
Caroline Potter, born TN
Margaret Potter, born TN
Sarah Potter, born GA
Richard Potter, born GA
Nancy Potter, born GA
James Bradford Potter, born GA
John Potter, my great grandfather, born GA
Elizabeth Potter, born GA

John Potter, my great grandfather:
Born, May 1844, Dade County, Georgia
Private, Company H, 21st Georgia Regiment, CSA
Private, Company C, 1st Tennessee/Alabama Independent Vidette Cavalry, USA
Corporal, Company H, 1st Alabama Cavalry, USA
Married, 1st wife, Louisa Cooper; 2nd wife, Hannah Bridget Nelson, my great grandmother; 3rd wife, Josie A. Baker
Kit # 185447

**This pedigree has been posted:


Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: Nick Potter on May 08, 2011, 01:13:37 PM
Pedigree for Kit# 202508

James Potter 1810 Tn. married Barbary Bynum in Tn. Moved to Jackson Co. Al. after 1830. Died in Henderson County, Texas 1880
 Elijah Dallas Potter Macrch 19, 1844 Jackson Co. Al. md. Mary Davis in Rusk CO.,Tx. 
 Lived in Elmo, Texas died March 27, 1917
  Benjamin Dallas Potter Dec. 1, 1880, Kaufman Co. Tx. md Martha Loutisia Stegall. 
   died April 6, 1932
   Joel Elijah Potter August 27, 1908  Stockard, Tx. md Ella Marie Hitt Moved to
   Houma, La. Died Sept. 25, 1974
    Theodore A. Potter md Sharon Boudreaux
     Nicholas Charles Potter

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees Nathaniel Potter Patriarch yDNA Results
Post by: Jason Potter on March 06, 2012, 02:33:38 PM
This is just to specify that my results (Ancestor Nathaniel Potter) are an exact match with kit 146767
My yDNA results were obtained from DNA testing.

Jason K. Potter

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: ambsew on April 16, 2012, 08:56:49 AM
Kit B2411,

Benjamin Franklin Potter b1829, Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky d1907 Marshall County, Kansas, m Rebecca Jane Neal

Thomas Arthur Potter b1861, Noble, Richland, Illinois d1947, Blue Mound, Linn, Kansas, m Anna Katharina Charlotte Eberhardt

Waldean Potter b1892, Home City, Kansas d1962, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, m Lenora George

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: Robert Gardner on February 07, 2013, 12:23:43 AM
kit 253305
Richard Potter  b.@1846  (married Martha Leamer 04 July 1867,Benton Co. IA), son:
Oscar Leamer Potter  b. 11May1868  d. 16Oct.1941 (married Detta Gay Loomis), son:
Edgar Harold Potter  b. 29Oct.1901  d. 23Jul.1991 (married W. Gladys Johnson).
data appears to match kits 146767 and 99865
Any info or help greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Robert Gardner.

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: maribar on February 07, 2013, 12:11:02 PM
Nick, Ambsew and Robert:

Thanks for submitting your pedigrees. They have been posted on the project’s Patriarch Page.

(After November 15, 2012, pedigrees of project members must be submitted by email to in order to be posted on the Patriarch Page.)

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: Ruth Potter on May 20, 2013, 04:01:33 PM
Below is my patriarch info for George Henry Potter Y-DNA-12, Kit 274992:

James Potter, m. Elizabeth Gypson, Walton in Ainsty, Yorkshire
James Potter, b. 1735, Walton in Ainstry, Yorkshire, England; m. Elizabeth circa 1750
Miles Potter, b. 11 Oct 1750, Walton in Ainstry, Yorkshire, England; m. Anne Smith; d. 1821.
Thomas Potter, b. 20 Dec 1784, Walton in Ainstry, Yorkshire, England; m. Hannah Smith; d. 26 Sep 1848, Wellington County, Canada.
Joseph Potter, b. 24 Sep 1819, Yorkshire, England, m. Mary Eleanor "Ellen" Mohan; d. 8 Dec 1901, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.
George William Potter, b. 23 Nov 1867, Grey County, Canada; m. Laura Scambler Eason, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
George William Potter, b. 26 Aug 1893, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; m. Bessie Ellen Parker, Buffalo, NY; d. 5 May 1976, King City, Ontario, Canada.

Ruth Potter

Title: Re: Potter Family Pedigrees
Post by: PoTTerTea on January 04, 2017, 05:04:48 PM
Potter Liverpool UK

Here is the Potter pedigree for T. Potter

William Potter b.1771 Liverpool UK d.? m.?
John Potter b.1796 Liverpool UK d.1849 Liverpool UK m.Elizabeth Gregory
Joseph Potter b.1828 Liverpool UK d.1867 Liverpool UK m.Ellen Kewley
Robert William Potter b.1867 Liverpool UK d.1922 Liverpool UK m.Elizabeth Jeory
John Potter b.1902 Liverpool UK d.1925 Liverpool UK m.Susan Ceclich