Interesting info indeed, I thought there was an Arkansas connection
somewhere as John's wife Mattie Dickert was originally from Arkansas,
however I don't have a clue what Rueben Potter would have been doing
in that part of the country, I do know that from 1861 to 1865 Rueben
was in the 34 Tennessee Infantry, I have always been curious about my
great-grandfather John (Howard) Potter and you have helped fill in a
few blanks, my grandfather (his son) told me that John's mother died
and that his father had disappeared but that was all he knew, I would
like to know all that I can about his history.
Thanks a million
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, clay gullatt
> Bear with me. It gets complicated.
> 1. Reuben Potter m. Sarah Pace 28 Oct 1866 Jackson Co.
> 2. Reuben L. Potter m. Elizabeth R. Britten 16 Dec 1869 Jackson Co. AL
> (James M. Britton m. Elizabeth R. Golden 10 Dec 1857 Madison Co AL)
> 3. Reuben L. Potter m. Mrs. Isabella Powell 29 Dec 1895 Jackson Co. AL
> (Wm. J. Powell m. Isabelle Lawson 13 May 1869 De Kalb Co.AL)
> 1850 Census Dist. 24 De Kalb Co. AL
> John C. French 59 Farmer SC
> Sarah 50 NC
> Sarah 17 AL
> Margarette 14 AL
> Martha 10 AL
> Reuben Potter 16 Farmer AL
> Jesse 14 Potter AL
> David 13 Potter AL
> 1880 Beat 18 (Collins TS1 Range 5) Jackson Co. AL
> Reuben Potter 46 Head Farmer AL TN SC
> Elizabeth Wife 43 Keeping House AL GA AL
> Mary E. 11 Dau At School AL AL AL
> Annie Golden 64 Mother-in-Law AL NC NC
> Joseph Lackey 11 Apprentice Works on Farm AR AR AL
> It would seem that Reuben and his brothers were orphans in 1850.
> Elizabeth Golden was the daughter of Reuben and Anna Golden/Golding..
> I have not been able to find Reuben Potter on the 1860 and 1870. He
was in Jackson Co. in 1869 don't know if he went to AR and them
> Since I can not find Reuben on the 1860/70 I do not know if he had
any more daughters who could have married a Howard in which case John
Howard would be a grandson but that is not stated on the 1900 or the
connection with John Howard could be either from one of his first two
wives or his Mother in Law Annie Golden.
> I don't believe it is with Isabelle (Lawson) Powell Potter since
Reuben did not marry her until 1895, if he was adopted in 1886 it was
by Reuben and Elizabeth (Golden) Britten Potter. Note: he had not
changed his last name on the 1900 census.
> There may be some court documents about the adoption in the Jackson
County Probate Court.
> Clay Gullatt
> Mount Airy NC
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