Posted By:Annie Carlile
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Subject:Re: Bessie Lee Potter, spouse of Henry Grady White
Post Date:February 10, 2013 at 08:12:25
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Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is a marriage for Bessie:

H. G. White, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

groom's name:        H. G. White
groom's birth date:        1895
groom's birthplace:        
groom's age:        22
bride's name:        Bessie Lee Potter
bride's birth date:        1897
bride's birthplace:        
bride's age:        20
marriage date:        17 Sep 1917
marriage place:        Hamilton, Tennessee
groom's father's name:        
groom's mother's name:        
bride's father's name:        
bride's mother's name:        
groom's race:        
groom's marital status:        
groom's previous wife's name:        
bride's race:        
bride's marital status:        
bride's previous husband's name:        
indexing project (batch) number:        I04798-0
system origin:        Tennessee-EASy
source film number:        1305547
reference number:        it 2 cn 26765
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8Y4-C3V

They had a son, James Huntley White, b. 28 Jan 1924, d. 18 Jan 1941 Hamilton, Tenn:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NSMP-G2C

Bessie's death record lists her parents' names as Thomas J Potter & Sarah, both b. Tenn:

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955 about Bessie Lee White
Name:        Bessie Lee White
[Bessie Lee Potter]
Birth Date:        12 Jul 1898
Birth Place:        Tennessee
Age:        43
Death Date:        16 Jan 1942
Death Place:        Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
Burial Date:        18 Jan 1942
Burial Place:        Chatt, Tennessee
Cemetery Name:        Foest Hill
Gender:        Female
Race:        White
Marital Status:        Married
Street Address:        4613 Alabama Ave
Residence Place:        Chatt, Hamilton, Tennessee
Occupation:        Domestic
Father's Name:        Thomas J Potter
Father's Birth Place:        Tennessee
Mother's Name:        Sarah Potter
Mother's Birth Place:        Tennessee
Spouse's Name:        HenryWhite
FHL Film Number:        1876907
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N9B9-83G

This might be Bessie in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census about Bessie Potter
Name:        Bessie Potter
Age in 1910:        13
Birth Year:        abt 1897
[1897]
Birthplace:        Tennessee
Home in 1910:        Civil District 6, Hamilton, Tennessee
Race:        White
Gender:        Female
Relation to Head of House:        Daughter
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Birthplace:        Tennessee
Mother's Name:        Sarah Potter
Mother's Birthplace:        Tennessee
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Sarah Potter        43 -widow- b. 1867 Tenn, parents b. Tenn; Laundress, at home; 5 children/4 surviving
Bessie Potter        13 -dau- b. 1897 Tenn, par b. Tenn; Looper, Hosiery Mill **
May Potter        5 -dau- b. 1905 Tenn

Sorry that's all I could find. Annie