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The Potter and Gill families 1800s
Posted by: Carla Renee Potter Soto Date: August 19, 2000 at 17:15:10
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My ggrandfather was a white man named Potter, I don't know his first name. He fathered four children with a freed slave named Mary Brown. The children were Andrew,
Cora, Nellie, and Samuel Warford Potter, who was my grandfather. Samuel was born in May of 1890. The elder Potter gave Mary some property in Penhook, Franklin County, Va on which she raised her four children. Samuel W. Potter later married Daisy Maud Gill. They had 10 children: John, George, James, Eleanor, Silas, Calvin (my father), Christine, Bobby, Tomas, and Marie. All were born and raised in Penhook, or Franklin co. I am trying to find any information on the white Mr. Potter, my greatgrandfather. If anyone knows the history of Penhook in the 1800's and the people who lived there, please let me know. Thanks in advance!


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