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Samuel Potts

Samuel Potts

Male 1789 - 1847  (58 years)

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  • Name Samuel Potts 
    Born 15 May 1789  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Samuel Potts is enumerated on census as head of household in Nicholas County. Listed as age 16-25; female age 16-25 also in home; do NOT know if this is our Sam 
    Tax List 1810  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Samuel Potts listed on the surviving rolls for this year 
    Tax List 1811  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    do not see Samuel on the surviving rolls for this year; a William Potts is listed 
    Tax List 1812  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Samuel Potts is listed on the tax rolls for this year in Nicholas County; no property, no horses, nothing. Do NOT know if this is our Samuel 
    Individual Note 9 Mar 1812  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    according to biography of Jefferson Potts's grandson, son Jefferson born in Nicholas Co Ky this date 
    Tax List 1813  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Samuel Potts appears on the surviving tax roll for this year in Nicholas County; listed between a William and a Henry Potts; no land; 2 horses 
    Tax List 1814  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Samuel Potts does NOT appear on the surviving tax rolls for this year in Nicholas County; the William and Henry, present on 1813 rolls, are listed on the 1814 roll. 
    Tax List 1815  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Samuel Potts does NOT appear on the surviving tax rolls for this year in Nicholas County; the William and Henry, present on 1813 rolls, are listed on the 1815 roll. 
    Tax List 1816  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel NOT listed on tax rolls for year; William and Henry still on rolls 
    Tax List 1817  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel NOT listed; Henry still listed 
    Tax List 1818  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sauel NOT listed; William and Henry still on rolls 
    Tax List 1819  NIcholas County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel NOT listed; William and Henry still on rolls 
    Tax List 1820  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel listed with 2 horses, a total value of 113; no land recorded; militia leader is Marsh; first time on rolls in Mercer County 
    1820 Tax Mercer County, Kentucky
    1820 Tax Mercer County, Kentucky
    Occupation 1820 
    Manufacturer 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Perryville, Mercer County Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts enumerated on census as head of household; 1 male under age of 10, 1 age 26-44; 1 female under age of 10, 1 age 16-25; 1 engaged in manufacturing; (note - Jefferson & Talitha not accounted for) 
    1820 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1820 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1821  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts does NOT appear on the surviving tax roll for this year in Mercer County (list jumps from Js to Ts) 
    Property 15 Apr 1822  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Purchase of land: Harry & Elizabeth Prewitt, of Jesamine Co., to Samuel Potts; $300; lot in Perryville, Lot No. 3; present-day southwest corner of Highway 150 and Buell (Highway 68) 
    Property 17 Aug 1822  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Purchase of land: Edward Bullock to Samuel Potts; $150; parcel of land in Perryville, 1/2 acre, Lot No 30; present-day fronts Highway 150 & is part of cemetery 
    Property 2 Sep 1822  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    purchase of land: Edward Bullock to Samuel Potts; $15; one half (east end) of Lot No. 12 in town of Perryville; present day, on north side of 3rd, between Jackson and Buell 
    Tax List 1823  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts appears on tax roll for this year; difficult to read, but appears total value for taxing was $85 - perhaps a horse 
    Tax List 1824  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts listed as white male over the age of 21; 1 horse; 4 lots in Perryville valued at $750; total value $820; Regiment 43, Capt. Walker 
    Property 17 Sep 1824  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Purchase of land: Lewis Graves of Washington Co to Samuel Potts; $100; lot in Perryville, 1/2 acre; Lot No. 14; lot at southeast corner of Highway 150 & Jackson 
    Tax List 1825  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts listed as white male over age of 21, with 1 horse, 5 lots in Perryville valued at $1100; total value for taxing: $1200; militia captain listed as "Perryville" 
    Tax List 1826  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts listed with 1 horse and 5 lots in Perryville, lots valued at $800; total value for taxing $830; Webster's Company 
    Tax List 1827  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts as white male over 21, with 1 carriage and 2 town lots; total value for taxing: $880 
    Tax List 1828  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    32 acres in Mercer Co on Chaplin water course, e/s/p by J. Harberson, also 47 ¾ acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course; five lots in Perryville, 2 horses, 2 blacks, one of whom over the age of 16, total value $2,053; 43 Reg. Captain Williams Co. 
    Property 11 Aug 1828  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Purchase of land: Samuel Latimer to Samuel Potts; $417; parcel of land in Mercer Co, tract on which Latimer lived; 55 acres, mentioned - Hugh Donaghy, Edward Bullocks, road from Perryville to Greeensburg, John Rochester 
    Tax List 1829  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    55 acres in Mercer Co on Chaplin w/c, e/s/p by Harberson; 47 acres in Mercer Co on Chaplin w/c; 5 lots in Perryville; 3 horses; 5 blacks, 2 of whom over age of 16; total value 2429; 43rd Reg, Capt. Williams Company 
    Census 1830  Perryville, Mercer County Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Potts enumerated on census as head of household; 2 males under age of 5, 1 age 10-14, 4 age 15-19, 1 age 20-29, 1 age 40-49; 1 female under the age of 5, 3 age 5-9, 1 age 15-19, 1 age 30-39; 2 slaves 
    1830 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1830 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    105 acres in Mercer county; 3 horses; total value $950 
    Property 9 Apr 1830  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Purchase of land: executors of William Hall, deceased, to Samuel Potts; tract of land, 47.5 acres, in Mercer Co on waters of Chaplin near Perryville; mentioned - Robert Burton's line, John Mays, Henry Wingate, Edward Kimball; book 17-83 
    Tax List 1831  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    55/47/22/3 acres in Mercer Co on Chaplin watercourse; 6 lots in Perryville; 2 horses; 1 wheel carriage; total value for taxing $2000; 43rd Regiment, Henry Company 
    Property 26 Feb 1831  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Purchase of Property: George Beswick Sr. executors to Samuel Potts; $33.50; parcel of land in Mercer county, adjoining Perryville; 3 acres; mentioned - Wm. Stirmans out lot, North Street, center of Chaplin, west bank of Chaplin 
    Tax List 1832  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    no surviving books for this year in Mercer County 
    Property 26 Jun 1832  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Purchase of land: John and Tabitha Walker to Samuel Potts; $143; parcel of land in Mercer Co adjoining Perryville; 22 acres; mentioned - Cornelius Vannoy, John A Burton, South Street, Joseph Woodson, Hugh Donaghy, John Rochester, Potts line 
    Tax List 1833  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    87 acres on Chaplin water course; lots in Perryville; 2 horses; total value for taxing: $1,950 
    Property 2 Sep 1833  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Purchase of land: Elizabeth Doneghy to Samuel Potts; $140; parcel of land in Perryville, part of lot No. 4; 1/4 acre 
    Tax List 1834  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    88 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course, 4 lots in Perryville, 1 horse, 1 wheel carriage, cattle, total value $2,000 
    Property 4 Jan 1834  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Purchase of land: Joseph Jeffries by James Mitchell commissioner to Samuel Potts; auction; SP highest bidder; $88; lot in Mercer Co adjoining Perryville; mentioned - road leading from Perryville to Lebanon, Parker Latimore line, Sml Potts; 4 a 
    Tax List 1835  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    95 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course; 1 white male over 21; 2 horses; cattle; 11 town lots in Perryville; total value 2776 
    Property 2 Dec 1835  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Sale of land: Samuel and Martha Potts to Edward Kimball; $150; parcel of land in Mercer County on waters of Chaplin near Perryville; 11 acres; named in description: Wm. Hall, Robert Burton, Maysville road, Jefferson McGinnis, Burton line 
    Tax List 1836  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    82 1/2 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course; 1 white male over age of 21; 1 horse; 11 town lots in Perryville; total value 2510 
    Property 1836 
    Sale of land, 11 acres, to Edward Kimball 
    Tax List 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses valued at 170; 9 town lots valued at 1150, 1 carriage valued at 75, total value 2575 
    Property 2 Feb 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    in sale of public grounds in town of Perryville, Samuel Potts purchased Lots No. 10. 11, and 12, adjoining each other, 33 feet front each, for sum of $35.50 
    Property 27 Jun 1837  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Sale of land: Samuel and Martha Potts to Jesse Swinney; $70; parcel of land in Mercer County, adjoining town of Perryville; 3 acres; mentioned in description - Wm. Sterman out lot, onNorth Street to center of Chaplin, down west bank of Chaplin 
    Tax List 1838  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course, valued at 1200; 2 horses valued at 170; 11 cattle; 9 town lots; 1 carriage ($75); 3650 cash/bonds; total value 6225 
    Tax List 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres in Mercer county on Chaplin water course, valued at 1200; 1 white male over 21; 3 horses valued at 250; 11 town lots valued at 1130, 1 carriage valued at 75; 3650 cash bonds; total value 6305 
    Property 15 Jun 1839  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Purchase of land: Parker C. Latimer to Samuel Potts; $350; parcel of land in Mercer County adjoining Perryville; mentioned - Wm. Bulls lot and line, Potts line, Main state road; 3 acres 
    Census 1840  Perryville, Mercer County Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sam Potts enumerated on census as head of household; 2 male age 5-9, 2 age 10-14, 1 age 15-19, 1 age 50-59; 1 female age 10-14, 1 age 15-19, 2 age 20-29, 1 age 50-59; 1 employed in manufacture and trade 
    1840 Federal Census
Mercer County, Kentucky
    1840 Federal Census Mercer County, Kentucky
    Medical According to family stories, Samuel lost one of his legs and had a wooden leg. 
    Tax List 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    81 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course valued at 1600; 9 town lots valued at 2000; 4 horses valued at 25, 7 kids b/w 7-17; total value 8529 
    Individual Note 6 Jul 1840  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    consent for daughter Janetta to marry William Critchfield; witnessed by PC Latimer and George Stewart 
    Samuel Potts Consent
    Samuel Potts Consent
    Tax List 1841  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    81 acres in Mercer County on Chaplin water course valued at 1600; 9 town lots valued at 3000; 1 white male over 21; 4 horses valued at 275; cattle; 6 kids b/w 7-17; 8828 total value 
    Tax List 1842  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    off rolls in Mercer; no surviving Boyle County tax lists until 1849 
    Misc 1842  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle County formed from parts of Mercer and Lincoln Counties; importantly here, Perryville in the portion of Mercer County that became Boyle County. Samuel didn't move; the counties just changed on him 
    Property 12 Nov 1842  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Willard & Eliza Moore to Samuel Potts, 270 acres in Boyle Co on the Dry Branch of Chaplin River; $4.025; names in description: Milton Jamison, Jacob Boice, Samuel McDowell, James Penny, Pancakes, Turnpike; recorded 12 June 1843 
    Property 8 Aug 1843  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    John Walker to Samuel Potts, 22 acres, adjoined street from Perryville Presbyterian Meeting House, Samuel Bottom, Wilson Green, Baker & Rochester heirs, & lots owned by Saml; $154; Wm. H Potts & Wm. Critchfield witnesses; recorded 9 Dec 1844; Book 1-305 
    Individual Note Dec 1844  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle County Court granted administration of the estate of George Stewart, deceased, to Samuel Potts, the widow having relinquished her right of administration in writing, witnessed and proven by Wm. H. Potts 
    Individual Note 9 Dec 1844  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    administrator's bond dated this date; Samuel Potts and William Potts bound, $300 current money; Samuel Potts administrator for George Stewart, deceased 
    Died 2 Nov 1847  [20, 21, 22, 23
    Will 15 Nov 1847  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    will produced to court and recorded this date; the will, as transcribed into will book, does not contain the date on which Samuel actually wrote the will; he mentions two widowed daughters, so written at least after 1844 
    Samuel Potts Will
    Samuel Potts Will
    Probate 30 Nov 1847  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    inventory and appraisement of estate of Samuel Potts made this day; total appraised value - $4982.10; horses, cows, 97 hogs, oats, hay, wheat, rye, corn, saddles, leather, books, furniture, tools, guns 
    Property 24 Jul 1849  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    John A. Burton, executor of Samuel Potts, dcd, to Robert Coffman; lots #3 & 14 in Perryville, as set out in original plans of town, where Samuel Potts resided at the time of his death; 1 acre; $402; 3-221; fronts 150 from Merch. Row(Buell/68) to Jackson 
    Property 8 May 1850  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    John A. Burton, executor of Sml Potts, dcd, to Jacob C. Barkley, for $46, Lot No 4 in Perryville, from foot bridge crossing Chaplin & adjoining lots owned by Willis, being the lot upon which J. Holloway shop stands 
    Probate 6 Feb 1851  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    settlement of accounts of John A Burton, executor of Samuel Potts, deceased, made this day at Burton's store in Perryville; shows distribution to J. Minor, for Talitha Stewart's children 
    Samuel Potts Executor's Settlement 1851 a
    Samuel Potts Executors Settlement 1851 b
    Samuel Potts Executors Settlement 1851 c
    Property 15 Oct 1851  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John A. Burton, executor of Samuel Potts, dcd, to Samuel McDowell of Boyle Co., $18.50/acres, totaling $4,995, public sale, Moore farm 
    Property 28 Apr 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    JA Burton, executor of Samuel Potts, decd, to Harvey Collier of Platte Co., MO, for $75, lot in Perryville; west of cross street at foot of bridge running north with main/water St, to waters edge, with river, including part of John Crane dwelling 
    Property 8 Oct 1857  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JA Burton, executor of Samuel Potts, deceased to Samuel Brinton of Boyle County; $100; lot in Perryville town - known as the barn lot of Potts, near the Cumberland Church, opposite the grave yard on the east side, adjoining Brinton and Coffman 
    Buried Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Potts Grave Site
    Samuel Potts Grave Site
    Person ID I141764  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2021 

    Family Martha Baker,   b. circa 1800, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850-1853  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1813  Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • David Baker surety for Samuel on marriage bond
    Samuel Potts Marriage Bond
    Samuel Potts Marriage Bond
    Children 
    +1. Talitha Potts,   b. 1820-1825,   d. 1844-1850  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33416] Census.
      1780-1790 by calculations from 1830 and 1840 census records

    2. [S33413] Cemetery Records of Boyle County, Kentucky.
      lists Samuel's birth as March 17, 1789

    3. [S33461] Tombstone, inscribed with full date of birth.

    4. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 12 Page 342.

    5. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 13 Page 1.

    6. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 13 Page 4.

    7. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 13 Page 245.

    8. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 15 Page 248.

    9. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 17 Page 83.

    10. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 17 Page 75.

    11. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 18 Page 13.

    12. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 18 Page 311.

    13. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 23 Page 3.

    14. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 20 Page 21.

    15. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 20 Page 166.

    16. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 20 Page 321.

    17. [S33462] Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 22 Page 163.

    18. [S33463] Boyle County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 1 Page 151.

    19. [S33463] Boyle County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 1 Page 305.

    20. [S33453] Will.
      produced to court November term of court, 1847

    21. [S33413] Cemetery Records of Boyle County, Kentucky.
      lists Samuel's death as 1845

    22. [S33423] Family Stories.
      hold death was on November 2, 1847

    23. [S33422] Deed.
      Deed Book 3, page 221 notes that Samuel Potts was residing on lots #3 and 14 in Perryville at the time of his death

    24. [S33463] Boyle County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 3 Page 221.

    25. [S33463] Boyle County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 4 Page 78.

    26. [S33463] Boyle County, Kentucky, Deed Books, Book 5 Pages 394 and 441.


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