Oldham Family History

POTTS,  Rebecca

POTTS, Rebecca

Female 1777 - 1860  (82 years)

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  • Name POTTS, Rebecca 
    Born 14 Aug 1777  Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1795  Oldham, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Mar 1860  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Potts<br>  Rebecca Potts Oldham<Br>  1779-1860
    Potts
    Rebecca Potts Oldham
    1779-1860

    Headstone
    Notes 
    • Nathan Potts was probably born around 1741/42 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, migrating to Augusta County, Virginia with his parents around 1752. He married Hannah Shaddon, ward of James Snodgrass, on 4 October 1772 in Botetourt County, Virginia (D1).

      There is a record (Appendix B 24) that he sold some household items and farm stock to his father less than a year after his marriage, and was sued by Edward Carvin three months later of a 4 debt (Appendix B 26). By October 1777 Nathan had died leaving only the estate reflected in the following

      1777
      October 29th An Inventory of the Estate of Nathan Potts Decd. appraised by
      John Jackson, William McFee and Joseph Looney.
      Acct of Potts Estate s d

      By one Box Iron and Heaters 10
      By one Sett of Plough Irons 2
      By two Wedges 5
      By one Bay Horse 14 10
      By one Ditto 15
      By two Bolts 5
      By two Coats and one Hat 2
      By cash 4 16
      By Cash Accompts 10 4 3
      By one Bay Mare 10
      By cash __ 9__ 4_
      61 [?]
      [No weapons ?]

      Exam February Botetourt 1779. This Inventory was returned and ordered to be recorded Test: David May CBC

      As mentioned earlier it appears highly likely that Nathan and a brother, Matthew, were the two sons of Jonathan who drowned when a raft parted on the river.

      Nathan and Hannah had at least three children; daughters Susanna, Naomi and Rebecca.

      Perhaps Rebecca was just a small child when her father died, as on 14 August 1783, the Botetourt County Court appointed James Calvert as her guardian, indicating, perhaps, that Hannah had remarried (Appendix B 49).

      In Deed Book 5, page 194, Botetourt County, there appears this entry:
      "This Indenture made upon the 20th day of May in the year of our Lord 1794 between William Beard and Susanna, his wife, of Botetourt County of the one part and Jesse Perdew of Montgomery County of the other part witness that whereas Nathan Potts deceased, died intestate and possessed of certain land and having claims to other lands in the County of Botetourt aforesaid and elsewhere which descended to his two daughters, Susanna who intermarried with the said William Beard and Mayomey [Naomi] who
      intermarried with the said Jesse Perdew, as co-heiresses of the estate of said Nathan Potts; and the said Jesse Perdew having paid to the said William Beard and his wife Susanna a valuable consideration to wit, the sum of (20) twenty pounds in good trade".
      Attested: John Beard William Beard
      Thomas Beard Her
      Martin Beard (His Mark) Susanna X Beard
      Mark

      Children of Nathan and Hannah (____) Potts
      i. Susanna Potts, born about 1773; married William Beard before 1794 in Botetourt County, Virginia (Appendix D 3).
      6 ii. Naomi Potts, born about 1775
      iii. Rebecca Potts, born about 1776, Botetourt County, Virginia, became ward of James Calvert (Appendix B 49).

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      14 Aug 1783 - Botetourt County, Virginia - Rebecca Potts, orphan of Nathan Potts is bound to James Calvert accord to law. Keeneys were in this county also. (Summers, Lewis Preston "Annals of Southwest Virginia, 17 69 - 1800"
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      The Oldham and the Potts families may have been in Loudoun County, Virginia at the same time. The first record of Rebecca Potts is when the Botetourt County, Virginia court bound her out to James Calvert in 1783. From this we know she is still a minor, but not her exact age.

      Her parents were Nathan and Hannah Unknown Potts. The Potts family legend tells that Nathan and one of his brothers drowned in either the Ohio or Mississippi River when their raft broke in two.

      Nathan's estate was probated in Bortoute County, Virginia.

      There appear to be Keeney's in the Botetourte County area, but I have yet to find any records of Oldham's in this county.

      Rebecca's guardian, James Calvert and his brother William were in Sevier County, Tennessee in the early 1800s. James lived on the Little Pigeon River, near the Oldhams. This is undoubtedly where Stephen and Rebecca met.

      In 1850, Rebecca appears to still be living in Fayette County, Indiana, with her son Minor Oldham and wife Nancy (age 20) with their children, Jane age 5 and William age 2.

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      Subject: Re: Potts Genealogy
      Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 12:35:36 EST
      From: MHCraig@aol.com
      To: joldham@indy.net

      Nathan Potts, father of Rebecca Potts. Nathan is the son of Samuel Potts, who died in Loudon Co., VA . Nathan is believed to have died in Botetourt Co., VA abt 1783. Rebecca is listed an orphan: "14 Aug 1783 - Botetourt County, Virginia - Rebecca Potts, orphan of Nathan Potts is bound to James Calvert accord to law. Keeneys were in this county also. (Summers, Lewis Preston "Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800"

      The Nathan in my database died in 1809, I have a copy of the Potts book and find that David (b abt 1700) had a son Samuel (probably born abt 1736 d. 1801). He had a son Nathan b 1794 who died unmarried.

      There is a Nathan Potts(David 4, John 3, David 2, David 1)b. 1825-d 1882 whose mother was Rebecca Talley. It gives no details on this marriage except that his wife was A A Huckleberry but they could easily have had a dau. named Rebecca. I don't think the dates match.

      Sorry I couldn't help
      mary
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      1850 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana REEL NO: 144 PAGE NO: 224B REFERENCE: 13th August 1850; John H. Eyestone, Ass't Marshal; MF# 448
      1850 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana REEL NO: 144 PAGE NO: 224B REFERENCE: 13th August 1850; John H. Eyestone, Ass't Marshal; MF# 448
      Rebecca Oldham 73
      Miner Oldham 23
      Nancy Oldham 20
      Jane Oldham 5
      William Oldham 2
    Person ID I1348  oldham
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2013 

    Father POTTS, Nathan,   b. Abt 1741, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1777, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother SHADDON, Hannah 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OLDHAM, Stephen,   b. 4 Nov 1774, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1834, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Moses
     2. OLDHAM, Nancy,   b. 3 Jul 1802, Oldham, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1868, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. OLDHAM, John Jr,   b. Between 1805 and 1810, Oldham, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Jane,   b. 1808, Oldham, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1870, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Jesse,   b. 19 Jun 1811, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1848, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     6. OLDHAM, William (Bob. Y),   b. 15 Jun 1814, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1851, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Permelia,   b. 6 Jun 1817, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1836, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Mary Anne,   b. Abt 1818, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. OLDHAM, Minor J. or James,   b. 1827, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Neil, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1777 - Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1795 - Oldham, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1800 - Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1840 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1860 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Union Cemetery
    Union Cemetery
    WPA Index

    Page 208

    Wills Probate
    Oldham, Stephen<br>
1774-1834
    Oldham, Stephen
    1774-1834

    Probate Record

  • Sources 
    1. [S2784] Headstone.

    2. [S1680] Cemetery Records.