First Generation

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1 William Lowery POTEETE. Born on Sep 7, 1887 in Union County, Georgia. William Lowery died in Bakersfield, Kern County, California, on Jan 1, 1974; he was 86. Buried on Jan 4, 1974 in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, California. Cause of death: Heart Failure. Occupation: Oil Company Worker. Religion: Baptist.


William Lowery (he used the name Lowery) was the second of nine children born to James Allen Poteete and Martha Davenport. He was born in Union County,  Georgia and was here that he met and married Opla Teresa Chapman in 1914. They were married by a Justice of the Peace in a horse-drawn buggy, beside a river. Lowery and Opla began their marriage in a two-room log cabin on the family farm. Their first child, Monteen, was born here.


After the birth of Monteen they moved to California where Lowery was employed by the Sounthern Pacific Railroad. They were later sent to Kerman where Reinette was born. Later Lowery was transferred to Taft where Max was born and the family lived in a little railroad box car, with added rooms, which had been converted into living quarters, because housing was scarce. During World War I Lowery held two jobs, one in a warehouse and the other as a night watchman for the railroad.


Lowery eventually went to work for the Standard Oil Company and over the years other children were born. He was later transferred to Bakersfield and they bought four acres with an old house on McCord Avenue for $2,500. Lowery improved the house as time went by, and eventually the number of children increased to 10.


Following retirement from Standard Oil, Lowery and Opla sold their place on McCord and moved to Grass Valley where they lived out their years.

W. L. Poteete

(1887-1974)


by

Max W. Poteete


Handsome in countenance, narrow face, pleasantly strong chin, grey eyes and brownish wavy hair until his early 50's. Wiry in build, maybe 5'9" tall, 140 pounds plus or minus during his life.


His formal education—to the 4th grade— marginal but likely on a par with his peers that he grew up with.  He was an opinionated man.  His Bible was marked extensively and the pages were well thumbed.  His favorite preachers were the Hell Fire and Brimstone School.  Daddy had the common biases and prejudices that can frequently be found in people who have had a limited formal education.  For instance, even though on T.V. he saw the astronauts walking on the moon, he said that it really didn't happen.


He found Destiny Magazine , the house organ of British Israel, to be very credulous, but he could not convince Opla of it in any way.


Sentiment and emotion were difficult for him to handle, caused this eyes to glisten and his lips to quiver. A defense for this was a sometimes gruffness or abruptness, that could be "off putting".


February 1992


Medical: Lowery died of heart failure.


On Aug 2, 1914 when William Lowery was 26, he married Opla Teresa CHAPMAN in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia.


They had the following children:

i.Monteen Stover (1915-)

ii.Alice Reinette (1917-)

iii.Max William (1919-2006)

iv.Ruth (1921-)

v.Teresa Jeanne (1922-)

vi.Lattie Lucille (1925-)

vii.Peggy Joyce (1927-)

viii.Carol Medley (1928-)

ix.Alan Chapman (1930-2013)

x.Jessie Louise (1931-)



Second Generation

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2 James Allen POTEETE. Born on Oct 22, 1860 in Union County, Georgia. James Allen died in Union County, Georgia, on Mar 7, 1917; he was 56. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Occupation: Farmer. Religion: Baptist.


Research: James Allen Poteete was born 22 October 1859 according to research by Guy Davenport.  The date of birth on his tombstone (1860) is incorrect.


?  James Allen married Martha Alice DAVENPORT in ?


They had the following children:

i.Dillard Monroe (1886-1947)

1ii.William Lowery (1887-1974)

iii.Rebecca Bethenia (Twin) (1890-1982)

iv.Lively Marcenia† (Twin) (1890-1984)

v.Salie Magnolia (1892-1985)

vi.John (1894-1899)

vii.Lattie (1897-1977)

viii.Edgar Lowing (1900-1986)

ix.Tascol Clayborn (1904-1979)


3 Martha Alice DAVENPORT. Born on Jul 9, 1862 in Union County, Georgia. Martha Alice died in Union County, Georgia, on Oct 13, 1920; she was 58. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia. Religion: Baptist.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.



Third Generation

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4 John Nelson POTEETE. Born on May 15, 1831 in Haywood County, North Carolina. John Nelson died in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, on Feb 7, 1899; he was 67. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


John and Rebecca had 10 children.

1-James Allen b. 22 Oct 1859, d. 7 Mar 1917, m. Martha Alice Davenport

2-Mary Elizabeth b. 15 May 1861, d. 27 Jan 1942, m. Wm. "Bill" Davenport, 3 Sep 1882

3-Julia A., b. 26 Mar 1863, m. Charlie Hurst, 21 Dec. 1902

4-William Virgil, 18 May 1865, d. 19 Mar 1948, m. Mary Hazeltine Cathey, 15 Dec. 1889

5-John Mitchell, b. 11 Oct 1867, d. 23 Feb 1950, m. Sarah Margaret Cathey, 31 Mar 1895

6-Elijah Monroe, b. 18 Apr 1869, d. 5 Nov 1934, m. Georgia Mauney, 19 Sep 1909

7-Beatrice, b. 4 Feb 1871, d. 31 May 1953, m. Geo. Belton Warren

8-Florence L., b. 22 Sep 1873, d. 9 Apr 1955, m. Bezzie Sparks, 8 Oct 1902

9-Sarah Luticia, b. 1 Jan 1875, d. 25 Dec. 1978, m. Julius P. Lowe, 6 Mar 1898

10-Mahalia Caroline, b. 1 Sep 1880, d. 8 Oct 1907


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


On Dec 16, 1858 when John Nelson was 27, he married Rebecca HUDGINS in Union County, Georgia.


They had the following children:

2i.James Allen (1860-1917)

ii.William Virgil (1866-1948)

iii.John Mitchel (1867-1950)

iv.Mary Elizabeth


5 Rebecca HUDGINS. Born on Oct 16, 1837 in Union County, Georgia. Rebecca died in Union County, Georgia, on Nov 3, 1926; she was 89. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


6 John  Evrem DAVENPORT. Born on Nov 30, 1833 in North Carolina. John  Evrem died in Union County, Georgia, on May 16, 1894; he was 60. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


John Evrem Davenport and his wife, Lively Nancy, had 13 children. Their 7th child, a son James David (Big Jim), married Laura Lance, daughter of Thomas Lance and Mary E. Poteet.


See photocopy of Confederate "Company Muster Roll" included in this book.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


On Oct 22, 1857 when John  Evrem was 23, he married Sylvia Nancey “Lively” THOMAS in Union County, Georgia.


They had the following children:

3i.Martha Alice (1862-1920)

ii.Hosea Dillard (1872-1966)

iii.Elisha

iv.Bill


7 Sylvia Nancey “Lively” THOMAS. Born on Jun 11, 1837 in Yancey County, North Carolina. Sylvia Nancey “Lively” died in Union County, Georgia, on Nov 13, 1932; she was 95. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.



Fourth Generation

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8 William Patton POTEETE. Born on Feb 18, 1802 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. William Patton died in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, on Feb 4, 1884; he was 81. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County. Occupation: Farmer. Religion: Baptist.


William Patton Poteete donated the land for Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Also the tract nearby for a school.  A picture of William and Elizabeth taken about 1870 shows that he was a short man and she was a big woman.  William Poteete was also a Justice of the Peace in Union County.


Their 6th child, Mary E. Poteete, married Thomas Lance, the son of Thomas Lance.  An historical marker in the area of Union County refers to Davenport Mountain, named for John Davenport who came to this area in 1838.  William Poteet came to this section about the same time. Thomas Lance, another pioneer, settled 4 miles west at the foot of Lance Mountain.


William and Elizabeth had 6 children.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


On Jul 15, 1824 when William Patton was 22, he married Elizabeth ALLEN in Haywood County, North Carolina.


They had the following children:

4i.John Nelson (1831-1899)

ii.Mary E (1835-1911)


9 Elizabeth ALLEN. Born on Sep 15, 1804 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Elizabeth died in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, on Oct 12, 1877; she was 73. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


10 John HUDGINS. Born on Dec 31, 1806 in South Carolina. John died in Union County, Georgia, on Apr 9, 1885; he was 78. Buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


John and Elizabeth had 10 children.


Research: SEE PHOTOGRAPH OF GRAVESTONES FOR JOHN AND ELIZABETH HUDGINS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK.


On Dec 24, 1829 when John was 22, he married Elizabeth H. ROE in Habersham County, Georgia.


They had one child:

5i.Rebecca (1837-1926)


11 Elizabeth H. ROE. Born on Mar 31, 1807 in South Carolina. Elizabeth H. died in Union County, Georgia, on Jul 7, 1897; she was 90. Buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


12 John DAVENPORT. Born on Aug 10, 1795 in North Carolina. John died in Union County, Georgia, on Sep 8, 1886; he was 91. Buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery,  Union Co, Georgia. Occupation: Farmer.


John and Ann had 13 children: Debora, Joel Louis, William Dotson, Elizabeth, Lousia, John Evrem, George(?) Washington, Anna, David E., Mary (Polly), Daniel Seagraves, Susanna, Lois Avaline.


David, in his Civil War (Union) pension application listed all his brothers and sisters..


According to Guy Davenport's records, John Davenport went from Iredell County, North Carolina to Lumpkin County, Georgia.  (Lumpkin County was having a gold rush at that time--about 1840). He later located in Union County.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


On Jul 22, 1822 when John was 26, he married Ann LEWIS in Wilkes County, North Carolina.


They had one child:

6i.John  Evrem (1833-1894)


13 Ann LEWIS. Born on May 2, 1801 in North Carolina. Ann died in Union County, Georgia, on Sep 5, 1893; she was 92. Buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery,  Union Co, Georgia.


14 Hosea THOMAS. Born app 1812 in Buncombe County, Later Yancey, Then Mitchell  County, North C FOR MORE INFORMATION.. Hosea died in Union County, Georgia, on Dec 18, 1871; he was 59. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.


9 known children.  Hosea and Mira could not read or write. I don't think they could count very well either (Guy Davenport)


Hosea may be a twin brother of the William Thomas mentioned on the Historical Marker in Union County. They did not get to Union County until after 1850. In 1850 Hosea was in Cherokee County, North Carolina and William was still in Yancey County, North Carolina.


Birth Place Exceeded Limit: Buncombe County, Later Yancey, Then Mitchell  County, North Carolina


?  Hosea married Sarah Elmira HOWELL in ?


They had the following children:

i.William

ii.James

7iii.Sylvia Nancey “Lively” (1837-1932)

iv.Patty

v.Amanda Margaret

vi.Patterson Murray “Dick”

vii.Sarah

viii.Tilda

ix.John


15 Sarah Elmira HOWELL. Born app 1813 in North Carolina. Sarah Elmira died in Union County, Georgia, on Jan 21, 1894; she was 81. Buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, Georgia.



Fifth Generation

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16 John POTEET. Born in 1767 in Virginia. John died in Macon County, North Carolina, on May 28, 1849; he was 82. Buried in Franklin Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin, North Carolina?


John and Catherine had 11 children.


?  John married Catherine PRICE in ?


They had one child:

8i.William Patton (1802-1884)


17 Catherine PRICE. Born in 1771 in Pittsulvania, Patrick,Virginia. Catherine died in Macon County, North Carolina, on Feb 4, 1849; she was 78.


18 William ALLEN. Born app 1760 in ? William died in Haywood County, North Carolina, app 1846; he was 86. Buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Wanesville, Haywood County, North Carolinnion County, Georgia.


William and Alcie and 9 children


Burial Place Exceeded Limit: Greenhill Cemetery, Wanesville, Haywood County, North Carolina


app 1803 when William was 43, he married Alcie HYATT in ?


They had one child:

9i.Elizabeth (1804-1877)


19 Alcie HYATT. Born app 1782 in North Carolina. Alcie died in Haywood County, North Carolina, in 1851; she was 69.


20 John Phillip HUDGINS. Born app 1780 in Chatham County, North Carolina. John Phillip died in Habersham County, Georgia, in 1849; he was 69.


When Phillip died in 1849 he left a widow, Mary Barber and several children. At least 2 children from the first family and that is where the Indian strain comes from. She was probably a mixed blood, but I don't know her name.  (Guy Davenport)


?  John Phillip married Rebecca TROTTER in ?


They had one child:

10i.John (1806-1885)


21 Rebecca TROTTER. Born app 1784. Rebecca died in ? app 1812; she was 28.


22 Anselem ROE. Born on Oct 3, 1772 in Halifax County?, North Carolina. Anselem died in Lumpkin County, Georgia, on Apr 29, 1837; he was 64.


Anselem Roe and his twin sister Nancy were born 3 Oct 1772 in North Carolina, perhaps Halifax County. They were the youngest of 14 children.


Anselem and Mary had 13 children, all born in Anderson County, South Carolina.


On Oct 25, 1798 when Anselem was 26, he married Mary (Polly) WATSON in ?


They had one child:

11i.Elizabeth H. (1807-1897)


23 Mary (Polly) WATSON. Born on Jul 23, 1780 in Richmond County, Georgia. Mary (Polly) died in Lumpkin County, Georgia, on Feb 9, 1853; she was 72.


28 Aaron THOMAS. Born app 1782 in South Carolina. Aaron died in Mitchell County, North Carolina, app 1877; he was 95. Buried in Family Cemetery On Family Farm.


Aaron and Elizabeth may have had as many as 15 children. The William Thomas mentioned on the Historical Marker in Union County was a son. He and Hosea may be twins. However they did not get to Union County until after 1850.


app 1802 when Aaron was 20, he married Elizabeth HUNSUCKER in Buncombe County, North Carolina?


They had one child:

14i.Hosea (~1812-1871)


29 Elizabeth HUNSUCKER. Born ?  in ? Elizabeth died ?  in ?



Sixth Generation

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32 Capt. James POTEET. Born in 1749 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Capt. James died in Buncomb County, North Carolina, in 1811; he was 62.


James Poteete was a Captain of the Militia in Henry County, Virginia in the Revolutionary War.


?  Capt. James married Jean PATTON in ?


They had one child:

16i.John (1767-1849)


33 Jean PATTON. Born in 1738 in Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania. Jean died in North Carolina, in 1825; she was 87.


34 William PRICE. Born app 1732 in Orange County, Virginia. William died in Franklin County, Virginia, in Sep 1807; he was 75.


William Price and Mary Moore had 11 children.


Research: SEE GUY DAVENPORT'S NOTES ON THE DAVENPORT AND POTEETE FAMILY FOR A COPY OF WILLIAM PRICE'S WILL.


app 1755 when William was 23, he married Mary MOORE in ?


They had one child:

17i.Catherine (1771-1849)


35 Mary MOORE. Born ?  in ? Mary died in 1796 in Fayette County, Kentucky.


38 Edward Gaither HYATT. Born app 1740 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Edward Gaither died in Jackson County, North Carolina, on Feb 6, 1817; he was 77. Buried in Hyatt Family Cemetery, Quallatown, North Carolina.


It is not known when or with whom Edward Hyatt came to western North Carolina.  He was in the Battle of King's Mountain on the 7th of October, 1780.  It is told in the family that he brought the first wagon over the Blue Ridge Mountains in that vicinity.  That was when he was moving his family from Morgonton to Burke County (now Haywood County).  To go down some mountains he would cut down a small tree and fasten it to the back of the wagon as a drag to keep the wagon from overrunning the team.  He build a cabin and with other men helped organize and build the first church in what is now Haywood County.  It was a log structure, the Maple Grove Baptist Church.


The area was on the very frontier of settlement.  It was Cherokee Indian land.  Edward took pains to be on good terms with the Indians.


On June 8, 1975, the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the dedication of a memorial stone on Edward's grave in honor of his Revolutionary War service.  It reads-

REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER

Edward Hyatt

1740-1817


?  Edward Gaither married Hannah (Parker? LEATHERWOOD?) in ?


They had one child:

19i.Alcie (~1782-1851)


39 Hannah (Parker? LEATHERWOOD?). Born ?  in ? Hannah (Parker? died ?  in ?


40 John HUDGINS. Born app 1752 in ? John died in Pendleton District, South Carolina, in 1798; he was 46.


Surname could also be spelled Huggins, Hutchings, Hudgins or other variations.


John was in the Revolutionary War from Chatham County, North Carolina.  In 1776 he formed up and became Captain of a company of militia under Col. Ambrose Ramsey.  In 1779 he was appointed Brigade Quartermaster Captain and served in this capacity until the end of the war.  He was in the battles at Brewers Mill and Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina and Kings Mountain and Camden in South Carolina.


In 1779 he purchased 50 acres of land in Chatham County.  It was part of an estate confiscated from a loyalist.


Medical: Died of smallpox in 1791 leaving Ruth with 7 underage children .


On Feb 15, 1775 when John was 23, he married Ruth DAVIS in Chatham County, North Carolina,  Home Of Bride.


They had one child:

20i.John Phillip (~1780-1849)


41 Ruth DAVIS. Born app 1758 in ? Ruth died in Habersham County, Georgia, on Nov 17, 1847; she was 89.


42 Robert TROTTER. Born app 1755 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Robert died in Pendleton District, South Carolina, in 1812; he was 57. Occupation: Farmer.


Robert married Susanna UNKNOWN.


They had one child:

21i.Rebecca (~1784-~1812)


43 Susanna UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Susanna died in 1827 in Anderson County, Pendleton District, South Carolina.


44 John ROE. Born app 1720 in Virginia Or North Carolina. John died in ? in 1802; he was 82.


John and Sarah had 14 children, all born in North Carolina.


app 1746 when John was 26, he married Sarah UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

22i.Anselem (1772-1837)


45 Sarah UNKNOWN. Born app 1725 in ? Sarah died in ? in 1772/1778; she was 47.


46 Thomas WATSON. Born ? . Thomas died in 1810 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.


?  Thomas married Elizabeth COATES in ?


They had one child:

23i.Mary (Polly) (1780-1853)


47 Elizabeth COATES. Born ?  in ? Elizabeth died in 1844 in ?


56 Joseph Thomas UNKNOWN. Born app 1755 in ? Joseph Thomas died in ? app 1860; he was 105.


?  Joseph Thomas married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

28i.Aaron (~1782-~1877)


57 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


58 Abraham HUNSUCKER Jr. Born app 1754 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Abraham died in Washington County, Virginia, on Jan 6, 1834; he was 80.


?  Abraham married Elizabeth UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

29i.Elizabeth (?-?)


59 Elizabeth UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Elizabeth died ?  in ?



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64 James POTEET. Born on Jul 2, 1728 in Baltimore, Maryland. James died in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1783; he was 54.


On Sep 20, 1748 when James was 20, he married Elizabeth CRABTREE in Baltimore, Maryland.


They had one child:

32i.Capt. James (1749-1811)


65 Elizabeth CRABTREE. Born on Nov 5, 1728 in Baltimore, Maryland. Elizabeth died in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1794; she was 65.


68 Arjalon PRICE. Born app 1702 in Northumberland County, Virginia. Arjalon died in Orange County, Virginia, in 1773; he was 71. Buried in On His Farm.


Arjalon and Joyce had 7 children.


Guy Davenport provided a photograph of the house Arjalon and Joyce lived in.  The house has been preserved and is in the James Madison Museum in Orange, Orange County, Virginia.  It is the age and architecture that earned its preservation; not that Arjalon Price lived in it.  The house was built in 1733 and is 16 x 16 with a loft, a common design of the time.  This one was added on to over the years and built over so that it was buried in a much larger frame house.  Guy was not sure, but thinks that the ground floor was one room only.  There would almost certainly be a separate kitchen building and probably a milk house and a smokehouse for meat.  The interior is of plaster over wooden lathe.  There is a stairway leading to the loft which probably contained two bedrooms for children.  All other living would have been in the large ground floor room.  Guy was surprised that the house was of sawn lumber instead of a log house.  There must have been a sawmill nearby.


app 1730 when Arjalon was 28, he married Joyce BARBER in ?


They had one child:

34i.William (~1732-1807)


69 Joyce BARBER. Born on Jun 9, 1712 in Richmond County, Virginia. Joyce died in ? aft 1780; she was 67.


70 Francis MOORE II. Born in 1711 in Essex County Virginia. Francis died in Orange County, Virginia, in 1796; he was 85.


Research: St. Thomas Parrish Church of England Records of Orange Co. Virginia mention him.  His son's will (Bernard Moore), named Francis as executor.


?  Francis married Elizabeth UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

35i.Mary (?-1796)


71 Elizabeth UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Elizabeth died ?  in ?


76 Shadrack HYATT. Born on Feb 25, 1720 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Shadrack died in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1761; he was 40.


Research: Shadrack Hyatt was born 25 Feb 1720 by the legal calendar of that time when the legal New Year's Day was the 25 March (9 months before the birth of Christ). In 1752 when the present Gregorian Calendar was adopted in the British Empire, New Year's Day was returned to 1 January, so on a modern calendar Shadrack was born in 1721 .


app 1740 when Shadrack was 19, he married Dinah GAITHER in ?


They had one child:

38i.Edward Gaither (~1740-1817)


77 Dinah GAITHER. Born app 1715 in ? Dinah died ?  in ?


82 Rev. El Nathan DAVIS. Born on Nov 9, 1735 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Rev. El Nathan died in Pickens County, South Carolina, in Dec 1821; he was 86. Occupation: Baptist Minister.


?  Rev. El Nathan married Mary COLLINS in ?


They had one child:

41i.Ruth (~1758-1847)


83 Mary COLLINS. Born ?  in ? Mary died ?  in ?


88 William ROE. Born ?  in ? William died ?  in ?


?  William married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

44i.John (~1720-1802)


89 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


94 James COATES. Born ?  in ? James died ?  in ?


?  James married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

47i.Elizabeth (?-1844)


95 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


116 Abraham HUNSUCKER Sr. Born app 1715 in Zweibruecken, Germany. Abraham died in Burke County, North Carolina, app 1790; he was 75.


Abraham came to Pennsylvania with his parents in 1738.


?  Abraham married Katherine UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

58i.Abraham Jr. (~1754-1834)


117 Katherine UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Katherine died ?  in ?



Eighth Generation

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128 John POTEET. Born in 1692 in Baltimore, Maryland. John died in Baltimore County Maryland, Now Harford County, on Mar 3, 1720; he was 28.


John Poteete lived in Maryland. He may be ancestor of the Poteete line who was the emigrant.  Guy Davenport believes that this John Poteete is our ancestor.  His supporting information is contained in notes in his possession, and Kris Johnson Casparie has a copy, and so do we (Jessie and Wayne Lance, February 1992).


John married Elizabeth Craswell.


They had one child:

64i.James (1728-1783)


129 Elizabeth Craswell. Born in 1695 in Baltimore, Maryland. Elizabeth died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1745; she was 50.


130 William CRABTREE. Born on Mar 15, 1704 in England. William died in Washington County, Maryland, in 1774; he was 69.


On Feb 17, 1725 when William was 20, he married Mary PIKE (PYKE) in Baltimore County,  Maryland, Now Harford County.


They had one child:

65i.Elizabeth (1728-1794)


131 Mary PIKE (PYKE). Born on Nov 15, 1707 in South River Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mary died in ? bef 1777; she was 69.


136 Richard PRICE. Born ?  in ? Richard died app 1709 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia.


app 1701 Richard married Mary GARNER in ?


They had one child:

68i.Arjalon (~1702-1773)


137 Mary GARNER. Born app 1661 in Northumberland County, Virginia. Mary died in Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1726; she was 65.


138 William BARBER Jr. Born app 1679 in ? At the age of <1, William was baptized in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, on Aug 7, 1679. William died in Richmond County, in 1721; he was 42.


William and Joyce had five children.


William was a Captain in the Militia and a successful planter and a trader in land.  Over the years he bought and sold many tracts of land.


On Aug 2, 1694 when William was 15, he married Joyce BAYLEY in ?


They had one child:

69i.Joyce (1712->1780)


139 Joyce BAYLEY. Born on Jan 17, 1677 in ? At the age of <1, Joyce was baptized in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia, on Jan 17, 1677. Joyce died ?  in ?


140 Francis MOORE I. Born app 1660 in England Or Ireland. Francis died in Essex County, Virginia, in 1718; he was 58.


Francis Moore I and his wife, Ann had 4 children.


He owned a ship called "Dublin Merchant".  With his ship in the 1680s and 90s he brought hundreds of indentured servants to Virginia and received thousands of acres of free land for doing so.  He settled in Essex County, Virginia in 1701 on a large plantation.


?  Francis married Ann HARBIN in ?


They had one child:

70i.Francis II (1711-1796)


141 Ann HARBIN. Born ?  in ? Ann died in 1744 in Orange County, Virginia.


152 Seth HYATT. Born on Sep 20, 1694 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Seth died in Prince George County, Maryland, app 1750; he was 55.


Research: Seth Hyatt's estate account was rendered on 25 Feb 1750 or 51 by his son Shadrack, administrator.


?  Seth married Alice DUVALL? in ?


They had one child:

76i.Shadrack (1720-1761)


153 Alice DUVALL? Born ? . Alice died ?  in ?


154 Capt. Edward GAITHER. Born on Sep 28, 1689 in Abington, South River, Anne Arundel County ,Maryland. Capt. Edward died in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1741; he was 51. Buried in All Hallows Parish Church.


Edward and Rachel had seven children of which Edward Gaither, Jr. was the last. He was baptized 21 June 1723.


He had three wives--Mary Duvall died in childbirth; Rachel must have died after birth of 7th child; married a widow, Margaret Williams. An account filed by widow Margaret on 3 March 1742/43 listed an estate of 908 pounds that included 1033 acres of land and 16 slaves.


?  Capt. Edward married Rachel JACOB? in ?


They had one child:

77i.Dinah (~1715-?)


155 Rachel JACOB?


164 Benjamin DAVIS? Born ?  in ?


?  Benjamin married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

82i.Rev. El Nathan (1735-1821)


165 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


176 Thomas ROE. Born ?  in England. Thomas died ?  in ?



Came To U.S. In 1673


?  Thomas married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

88i.William (?-?)


177 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


232 Peter HUNSUCKER. Born ?  in ? Peter died ?  in ?


Peter was a resident of Zweibruecken in present day Rhineland Palatinate, Germany.  Zweibruecken is very near the French border in an area that was fought over repeatedly in the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries.  When William Penn invited the Protestants to settle in Pennsylvania, large numbers of them took up on his offer of free land.  There were the Pennsylvania Dutch who still exist in considerable numbers in central Pennsylvania today.  Peter Hunsucker was one of them. He and Anna and their family arrived in Philadelphia October 28, 1738 on the ship "Bilander Thistle" and then settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Not all of these Dutch stayed in Pennsylvania.  Many moved down into Virginia or points south before the Revolutionary War.


?  Peter married Anna Benedicta WELTI in ?


They had one child:

116i.Abraham Sr. (~1715-~1790)


233 Anna Benedicta WELTI. Born ?  in ? Anna Benedicta died ?  in ?



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256 Francis POTEET. Born in 1643 in Baltimore, Maryland. Francis died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1692; he was 49.


Francis married Mary E Carraway.


They had one child:

128i.John (1692-1720)


257 Mary E Carraway. Born in 1651 in Lower, Norfolk, Virginia. Mary E died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1692; she was 41.


260 William CRABTREE Sr. Born ?  in ? William died on Sep 10, 1756 in ?


?  William married Jane UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

130i.William (1704-1774)


261 Jane UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Jane died on Nov 17, 1759 in ?


262 William PIKE. Born ?  in ? William died bef Mar 7, 1721 in Baltimore County, Maryland.


On Jul 16, 1699 William married Mary OUSMARE in ?


They had one child:

131i.Mary (1707-<1777)


263 Mary OUSMARE. Born ?  in ? Mary died ?  in ?


274 John GARNER. Born app 1633 in ? John died in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1702; he was 69.


John Garner came to the County of Northumberland in the Colony of Virginia about 1650, at the age of 17.  He was of English origin, but it is unknown if he came directly from England, or from another English Colony, or from another part of Virginia.  He settled west of Garner's Creek near the site of the present village of Lewisetta in 1660.  This was near the mouth of the Coan River on a neck of land then called Cherry Point, but today known as Cowart's Point.


John and Susanna had 10 children---John, Henry, Vincent, Thomas, Parish, Benjamin, James, Mary, Susan, and Martha.


Research: John died early in 1702, for his will was dated January 22, 1702, proved May 26, 1702, and recorded January 1, 1703.


app 1660 when John was 27, he married Susanna KEENE in ?


They had one child:

137i.Mary (~1661-1726)


275 Susanna KEENE. Born app 1634 in Kent Island, Potomac River, Maryland. Susanna died in Westmoreland County, Virginia, app 1716; she was 82.


276 William BARBER Sr. Born ?  in ? William died in 1697 in Richmond County, Virginia.


William Barber, Sr. and wife, Mary had 5 children.


?  William married Mary UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

138i.William Jr. (~1679-1721)


277 Mary UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Mary died ?  in ?


278 Samuel BAYLEY. Born ?  in ? Samuel died in 1710 in Richmond County, Virginia.


?  Samuel married Joyce ROBINSON in ?


They had one child:

139i.Joyce (1677-?)


279 Joyce ROBINSON. Born ? . Joyce died ?  in ?


280 Reuban MOORE. Born ?  in ? Reuban died ?  in ?


?  Reuban married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

140i.Francis I (~1660-1718)


281 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? unknown died ?  in ?


304 Charles HYATT. Born app 1660 in Virginia? Charles died in Maryland app 1725; he was 65.


?  Charles married Sarah TEWKESBURY? in ?


They had one child:

152i.Seth (1694-~1750)


305 Sarah TEWKESBURY? Born ?  in ? Sarah died ?  in ?


308 John GAITHER III. Born app 1646 in Virginia? John died in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1702; he was 56. Buried on Nov 12, 1702 in All Hallow's Church, Anne Arundel County.


John and Ruth had 8 children.


John served in an Indian Campaign in 1678 under Col. William Burgess.  In 1696 he was a Captain in the military under the Royal Government of the Province.


app 1676 when John was 30, he married Ruth BEARD in ?


They had one child:

154i.Capt. Edward (1689-1741)


309 Ruth BEARD. Born ?  in ? Ruth died ?  in ?


464 Rudolph HUNSUCKER. Born in 1647 in ? Rudolph died in Breittfunt, Germany, on Jul 28, 1722; he was 75.


?  Rudolph married Christina UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

232i.Peter (?-?)


465 Christina UNKNOWN. Born in 1650 in ? Christina died in ? on Jan 17, 1729; she was 79.



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512 John Giovanni POTEET. Born in 1610 in Italy. John Giovanni died in Baltimore, Maryland.


John Giovanni married Ann Poteete.


They had one child:

256i.Francis (1643-1692)


513 Ann Poteete. Born in Ireland. Ann died in Virginia.


550 Thomas KEENE. Born ?  in ? Thomas died ?  in ?


?  Thomas married Mary THORLEY in ?


They had one child:

275i.Susanna (~1634-~1716)


551 Mary THORLEY. Born ?  in ? Mary died app 1662 in ?


558 Thomas ROBINSON. Born ?  in ? Thomas died app 1678 in Richmond County, Virginia.


?  Thomas married Christiana UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

279i.Joyce (?-?)


559 Christiana UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Christiana died ?  in ?


616 John GATER II. Born app 1620 in Britain. John died in ? in 1652; he was 32.


John Gater II came to Virginia in 1635 on the ship "Assurance" along with John Gater, age 36 who is assumed to be his father, but who could possibly be some other relation. He married Mary ____, probably in Virginia.  By 1650 he was living in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.


?  John married Mary UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

308i.John III (~1646-1702)


617 Mary UNKNOWN. Born ?  in ? Mary died ?  in ?



Eleventh Generation

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1232 John GATER I. Born bef 1600 in England. John died ?  in ? Occupation: Employee Of Virginia Company.


In a 1624 Virginia census John was living at James City and with the Corporation.  Guy Davenport assumes that this the corporation was the Virginia Company and that they were his employer.  The following year he was on Mulberry Island, probably still employed in the Virginia Company.   He told the census taker he arrived in Virginia in 1620 on the ship "George".


In July 1635, the ship "Assurance" sailed from London with about 200 passengers bound for Virginia.  On the passenger list was John Gater, age 36, Joan Gater, Age 23 and John Gater, age 15.  It appears that John Gater in 1620 left a bride behind in England when he first went to Virginia.  When he returned years later, she had apparently died, but a son remained.  He then married Joan.


?  John married unknown UNKNOWN in ?


They had one child:

616i.John II (~1620-1652)


1233 unknown UNKNOWN. Born ? . unknown died ?  in ?