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Joseph Potts Bible
Original Bible held by the Hanks family

MARRIAGES

MARRIAGES

Joseph Potts to Eliza Ann Burbank.  June 9th 1825. At Washington N.C. by Revd Samuel D. Hatch John R. Potts to Laeta? Lawrence April 18th 1889 at Tarboro N.C. by Rev. F.M. Shamberger
William Abner Potts to Josephine Carson Latham October 16th 1850 by the Revd Paul Carraway George M. Kugler Jr to Ida Potts January 14th 1891 by Rev. Nathaniel Harding
Alexander Carraway Latham to Elizabeth Jane Potts June 25th 1851 by the Revd James Stratton Jennafer Broddus to Neta Potts Hanks October 22nd 1901 First Baptist Church Washington N.C.
Fred F. Hanks was married to Lucy L. Potts January 6th 1875  

MARRIAGES

BIRTHS

William Abner Hanks to Florence Benjamin Feb. 15, 1906 - George Town, South Carolina Frederick F. Hanks born at Washington N.C. Jan. 15, 1852.
Ida Potts Hanks to Louis Harvell Siau - June 30, 1914 - Columbia, S.C. Harriett Pender Hanks born at Washington, N.C. March 31, 1893.  [see her tombstone]
George Kugler Hanks to Ethelyn Owens - June 21, 1916. Georgetown, S.C. Jane Bennett Kugler born at Washington, N.C. April 5, 1893
George K. Hanks Jr. to Catherine Newkirk Hanks - June 14, 1947 George Kugler Hanks Jr. born at Georgetown, S.C. January 1, 1918.
George K. Hanks III to Susan Colleen Jones - June 23, 1973 - Fairmont, W. Va. 1.George Kugler Hanks III born in Washington, D.C. March 6, 1948
Ruth Amelia Hanks to Ronald E. Fox - June 19, 1976 - Newport News, Va. 2. Ruth Amelia Hanks born in Washington, D.C. July 3, 1953
David Whitfield Hanks to Trina Michele Grotman - May 13, 2006 1. Stephanie Ann Hanks born in Spartanberg, S.C. December 12, 1978
  2. David Whitfield Hanks born in Clinton, N.C. July 30, 1980
  1. Christina Ann Fox born in Newport News, Va. October 19, 1981
  2. Jennifer Catherine Fox born in Newport News, Va. August 27, 1984

BIRTHS

BIRTHS

Joseph Potts Son of William & Jane Potts born in Elford Bamburg Shire County of Northumberland England 25th March 1796 Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Joseph & Eliza Jane Potts was born July 12th 1832
Eliza Ann Burbank Daughter if Abner and Betsey Burbank was Born in Salem Mass. 10th Sept 1809. Joseph Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. July 2d 1836
William Abner Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. 12th July 1827. John Ralph Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. September 23d 1839
James Weatherly Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. March 22nd 1830. An infant Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born February 21st 1842
  Jesse Carraway Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. April 11th 1843
  Frederick J. Son of Jennafer and Neter Potts Broddus born August 7th 1902, Richmond, Va.

BIRTHS

BIRTHS

Sarah Augusta daughter of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. November 16th 1844 Frederick Perkins Son of A.C. & E.J. Latham was born July 24th 1854
Mary Pauline daughter of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts was born in Washington N.C. December 2d 1847 William Son of Wm A. & Josephine C. Potts was born 18th May 1855
Lucy Latham daughter of Wm Abner & Josephine Potts was born in Washington N.C. Sept 8th 1851 Joseph Potts Son of A.C. & E.J. Latham was born July 1856
Augusta Burbank daughter of A.C. & Elizabeth J. Latham was born June 24, 1852 Julia Carraway daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Latham was born Sept 13th 1857
Joseph Son of Wm A. and Josephine C. Potts was born Nov. 9, 1853 Anna Potts daughter of A.C. & E.J. Latham was born Nov. 3rd 1857
Charles Wormer?, son of Jennefer and Neter Potts Broaddus, born August 15th 1903.  Richmond, Va. Eliza Ann daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Potts was born July 2nd 1859

BIRTHS

BIRTHS

Henrietta daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Latham was born April 1861 Neta daughter of William A. & J.C. Potts was born April 2d 1875
Alexander Carraway Son of A.C. & E.J. Latham was born May 20th 1861 Josephine Potts daughter of Fred. F. & Lucy L. Hanks was born January 4th 1876
Ida Daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Latham was born Augt 10, 1865 Bennie F. Hanks son of Fred. F. & Lucy L. Hanks was born Aug. 10th 1879.
John Ralph Son of Wm A. &J.C. Potts was born March 11th 1868 Josephine Latham Daughter of George W. and Ida Kugler born November 15th 1891
Zophor Mills son of William A. & J.C. Potts was born Aug. 7th 1870  [buried in Oakdale Cemetery] William Abner Son of F.F. and Lucy L. Hanks born June 2nd 1881
Fredrick Latham son of William A. & J.C. Potts was born Dec. 10th 1873  [see his tombstone in the Vanceboro Cemetery]] Neter Potts Daughter of Fred. F. & Lucy L. Hanks Born February 27th 1885
  Florence Amelia, Daughter of W.A. & Florence B. Hanks born June 10, 1907 at Georgetown, S.C.   [buried at Beth Elohim Cemetery in Georgetown, SC.]

DEATHS

DEATHS

James Weatherly Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts departed this life October 6th 1831  [see his tombstone] Henrietta daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Potts departed this life July 1861  [see her tombstone]
Joseph Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts departed this life November 11th 1840  [see his tombstone] Joseph Potts Son of A.C. & E.J. Latham departed this life July 1856  [see his tombstone]
The infant Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts departed this life February 28th 1842 John Ralph Son of Joseph and Eliza Ann Potts - Capt of Branch Light Artillery mortally wounded near Spotcelvania [sic] C.H. Va & died the Same day May 8th 1864.  [see his tombstone] [see a lengthy article]
Jesse Carraway Son of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts departed this life April 16th 1843 Eliza Ann Daughter of Wm A. & Josephine C. Potts died Augt 22nd 1865.  Aged 6 years 1 mo & 19 ds  [see her tombstone]
Sarah Augusta daughter of Joseph & Eliza Ann Potts departed this life December 11th 1844  
Fredrick Perkins Son of A.C. & E.J. Latham Died Nov. 1861  

DEATHS

DEATHS

Joseph Son of Wm A. & J.C. Potts died 17th March 1866 - Aged 12 Years 4 mo & 8 d [see his tombstone] Josephine daughter of George and Ida Kugler died Apr 15th 1892 - age 5 months
Julia Carraway Daughter if Wm A. & J.C. Potts died Sept 3rd 1867 - aged 10 Years  [see her tombstone] Josephine Latham wife of Wm Potts died April 24th 1895 - age 61 years 8 months, and 20 days
Neta, daughter of Wm A. & J.C. Potts died Jan 20th 1884.  Age 8 yrs 7 months 18 days William A. Potts died Dec 17th 1900 age 73 years 5 months and 5 days
William, son of Wm A. & J.C. Potts died July 17th 1888 Age 33 yrs 1 mo. 29 da. Lucy Potts Hanks died Sept. 23, 1924.  Age 73 years and 15 days.  Andrews, S.C.  [see her tombstone and obituary]
Neta Potts Broaddus died Oct. 10, 1950 - Age 66 years, 7 mos., 13 days  [buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria City, VA.]  

DEATHS

DEATHS

Eliza Ann, wife of Joseph Potts died Dec 1878 Age 69 years Frederick F. Hanks died April 16, 1916 at Andrews, S.C. Age 64 years, 3 mos. 1 day  [see his tombstone]
Bennie infant son of F.F. & Lucy L. Hanks died June 13th 1880.  Age 10 months and 3 days. George W. Kugler died May 11, 1918 at Hightstown, N.J.  Age 54 years.
Joseph Potts Sr. died June 26th 1880.  Aged 84 years, 3 months and one day. Wm. A. Hanks died April 5, 1921 at Charleston, S.C.  Age 39 years, 10 months, 13 days  [buried at Beth Elohim Cemetery in Georgetown, SC.]
Jessie C., son of Samuel & Pauline Whitehurst, died July 16, 1880.  Age 21 years, 6 months & 6 days. Wm. B. Hanks died July 1920.  Age 12 years - Georgetown, S.C.  [buried at Beth Elohim Cemetery in Georgetown, SC.]
Anna P. Gaskill, daughter of A.C. & E.J. Latham, died Dec. 22nd 1879.  Age 22 years, one month and 19 days. Josephine Hanks died Apr. 10th 1954.  Age 78 yrs., 3 mos.  [see her tombstone and death certificate]
John B. Hanks died May 7th 1908 at Georgetown, S.C.  
George Kugler Hanks  B. Nov. 19, 1891  d. August 8, 1971  [see his tombstone]  
Ethyln Owens Hanks  B. Jan. 27, 1893  d. Nov. 10, 1977  [see her tombstone]  
George K. Hanks Jr.  d. July 10, 1997  [see his tombstone]  
George K. Hanks III  B. Mar. 6, 1948  d. Aug. 5, 2006  [see his tombstone]  

NOTES ON PERSONS MENTIONED IN THIS BIBLE

Source: 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

Source: 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

Source: 1850 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)

Source: 1850 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Slave Schedule)

Source: North State Whig - Wed., July 2, 1851
Married in this town
[Washington, NC] on Wednesday evening last by Rev. Mr. Stratton, Mr. Alex. Latham to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Potts.

Source: 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 said town.

Source: 1860 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)

Source: 1860 Craven Co., NC Census (North of the Neuse River)

Source: NC 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.

Source: 1870 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)

Source: 1880 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Town of Washington)

Source: Brides Index for Beaufort Co., NC; Vol. 1 (1847-1909) by the Beaufort Co. Genealogical Society
Elizabeth 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

Source: 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.

Source: 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.

Source: 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 town
[Washington, NC].

Source: 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.

Source: 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.

Source: 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.

Source: 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. Payne.

Source: Washington Progress - Thursday, March 29, 1900
Died - Mrs. Mary Pauline Roy, sister of Mr. W.A. Potts, in Raleigh several days ago.

Source: 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.

Source: 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.]

Source: 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.

Source:  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]

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