52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Peter Potter

Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small blog has created an interesting challenge to write about one ancestor each week for the entire year.  The challenge is called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks and you can read all about it here.  I’ve decided that even with my busy schedule, I am going to accept this challenge.

The first week’s ancestor will be Peter Potter.  Why?  Because I don’t know if Peter Potter picked a peck of pickled peppers.  [Go ahead and laugh, you know you want to]

Peter Potter is my 4x-great grandfather.  He was born around 1800 in Tennessee and I have yet to prove his parents although my guess is that his parents were John M. Potter and Mary/Molly Stout.

On 2 June 1821 he married Martha “Patsy” Bunton in Carter County Tennessee.   Here is his marriage record:

Peter Potter Marriage Record

Source: Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1850, , Peter Potter & Patsy Bunton, 2 June 1821; FamilySearch.org

Peter lived the rest of his life in Carter County, Tennessee.  With his wife Martha “Patsy” Bunton, he had the following children: Sarah Ellen Potter (my 3rd great grandmother), Peter H. Potter, Mary Ann Potter, Naomi Potter, Noah J. Potter, Martha C. Potter, and Mercy S.R. Potter.

After the death of his wife, Martha, Peter married Lousana Shell on 10 Oct 1870 in Carter County, Tennessee.  With Lousana, he then had Alice R. Potter, David E. Potter, and Daniel S. Potter.

I have been unable to tract down Peter’s exact date of death, although I know it was after 1880 and before 1900.

Are we related?  Drop me an email.

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3 Responses to 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Peter Potter

  1. I love following you and am excited you will join this challenge. The marriage record is amazing! What a great find! Hope this adds some fun to your 2014!
    Janet Brooks´s last blog post ..52 Ancestors: #1 Jennie Belle Lewis

  2. But the REAL question is, “How is he related to HARRY Potter?”

    Kidding aside – I love they way you have to source citation as part of the picture of the document. That’s cool!
    Diana Ritchie´s last blog post ..52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: #1 ~ The “Pretty Miss Eickelberg”

  3. Pingback: 52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 1 Recap | No Story Too Small

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