Ephraim Potter

Male 0___ 1744 - 0___ 1806  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Potter 
    Born 0___ 1744  Mayo,Spartanburg Co.,SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot 
    Died 0___ 1806  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5002  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2013 

    Father Ephraim Potter,   b. 30 Sep 1694, (Shrewsbury,Monmouth Co.,NJ) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Woodmansee,   b. 0___ 1702, Shrewsbury, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Sep 1733  Shrewsbury, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F10488  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Corey,   b. Abt 1750, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1830, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 0___ 1777  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Tilman Potter,   b. 0___ 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1914  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1744 - Mayo,Spartanburg Co.,SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1777 - Granville County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1806 - Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A Revolutionary War Patriot...
    • 16 Dec 2007

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?tilman::potter::3480.html

      Re: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL

      Posted by: Jaime Teas Dilger, jtdilger@sbcglobal.net

      Date: August 22, 2001 at 04:29:48
      In Reply to: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL by Ellie of 6120

      I don't know if this is your Kezziah Potter, but this is what I have. If you want more info about Kezziah's siblings, etc. email me at Jaimed1211@aol.com

      First Generation
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      1 Kizziah "Kizey" Potter. Born 22 Apr 1839 in Sink Creek, Warren (now DeKalb Co.), Tennessee. Died
      in DeKalb Co., Tennessee. Buried in Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee. She married Lemuel
      Bethel "Lem" Givans, 4 Mar 1857 in Dekalb Co., Tennessee.


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      2 Tilman Potter. Born 1792 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Died 9 May 1841 in DeKalb Co, Tennessee.
      Buried 1841 in Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

      Tilmon, with his wife Elizabeth, her brother Watson, her half brothers, Abraham and Richard Cantrell
      all moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's and settled on Sink Creek in DaKalb and Warren Counties.

      From: Genealogy.com: Family Archive Image
      Family Records 331
      Potter
      Tillman Potter was born in South Carolina, and married there; moved to White and Warren
      Counties, Tennessee. He settled at Seven Springs with the Cantrell Family. He married Elizabeth
      Cantrell before leaving South Carolina. Among their children was a son Watson Potter.

      He married Hannah Watkins, 21 Dec 1837 in DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

      3 Hannah Watkins. Born 15 Jul 1796 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Died 10 Aug 1867 in DeKalb
      Co., Tennessee. Buried Aug 1867 in Potter-Cantrell Cemetery, Sink Creek, DeKalb Co., TN.

      her first husband, Julius Webb, died in 1834


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      4 Ephraim Potter. Born About 1745/1755 in Mayo, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. Died 1847 in
      Spartanburg, South Carolina.

      Ephraim Potter, Sr.'s residence was one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy
      110) leading to Macedonia Church of the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on
      the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

      Ephraim was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt.
      Col. Francis " Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. It is published that he drew 46
      pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw
      Springs on September 8th, 1781. His commanding officer Col. Marion who commanded the 2nd
      Company from September 16th, 1776 until August, 1782 received commendation from the South
      Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. He served under other commanders too such as
      Joseph Warley who commanded the 2nd Company in 1783.

      Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers
      of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes,
      Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly)

      "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to
      Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account,
      audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to
      Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and
      situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

      Listed in the 1830 South Carolina Census:
      Potter, Ephraim County: Spartanburg Co. State: SC Page: 250 Township: Spartanburg District
      Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Database SC 1830 Federal Census Index

      He married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

      5 Sarah Corey. Born About 1750 in South Carolina.

      6 Daniel Watkins.




      Abstracted 28 May 2006:

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?ephraim::potter::3243.html

      POTTERS MIGRATING SOUTHWARD
      Posted by: Thomas K. Potter, Jr. Date: July 04, 2001 at 14:28:36
      of 5775

      SEARCHING FOR:

      (1) antecedents & descendants of NICHOLAS POTTER (1604-1677) of Salem, MA who migrated 1635 to MD;

      (2) antecedents & descendants of [a] THOMAS POTTER (1630-1703; m. Anna UNKNOWN) of Burlington & Monmouth, NJ & his 4th son, [b] EPHRAIM POTTER (1666-1717; m. Sarah Brown in PA); also [c] EPHRAIM POTTER (?-1775; m. Sarah UNKNOWN) of Orange Co., NC; also [d] EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806; m. Sarah Corry) of Granville Co., NC and his son, RUFUS EPHRAIM POTTER (1781-1848; m. Sarah Turner) of Spartanburg Co., SC; also relationship, if any, between [b-c-d];

      (3) antecedents of TILLMAN POTTER (1792-1841) & EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806) of Spartanburg Co. NC;

      (4) antecedents & children of THOMAS POTTER of the 96 District, Pendelton & Rutherford Cos., SC c. 1780-1800;

      (5) connections, if any, of POTTER family in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, c. 1630 - 1780:

      NEW JERSEY - (c. 1630-1700) - Burlington & Monmouth Cos. - Ephraim & Thomas;

      MARYLAND - (1720 & before) - Somerset Co. - Andrew, Henry, Thomas & William;

      VIRGINIA - (c. 1630 - 1730) - Accomack, Augusta, Henrico, Louisa, Northampton, Orange, Surry, Westmoreland & York Cos. - Abraham, Edward, Francis, Gordon, James, John, Nathaniel, Roger, Samuel, Thomas & William;

      NORTH CAROLINA - (c. 1640-1800) - Brunswick, Craven, Dobbs, Edgecombe, Granville, Guilford, Hyde, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, New Hanover & Orange Cos. - Abraham, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Francis, Gordon, Jacob, James, John, Lewis, Michael, Miles, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, Stephen & William;

      SOUTH CAROLINA - (c.1740 - 1805) - 96 District & Lincoln, Laurens, Orange, Pendleton, Rutherford, Spartanburg & Union Cos. - Abraham, Adam, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Henry, Isaac, John, Joseph, Miles, Robert, Thomas & William.


      Note: Appears to be conflicting reports of Tilman's father...DAH

      Re: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY
      Posted by: John Shelton Date: April 28, 1999 at 17:26:11
      In Reply to: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY by Freda Flint of 5775


      Hi Freda,
      I seen your post and was wondering if your Thomas Potter happened to marry a woman named Sarah (UNKNOWN)??? I would also like to know if he happened to have a child by the name of Til(l)man Potter born 1790 in South Carolina???

      I ask this because my Tilman Potter's parents are a Thomas Potter who married Sarah (UNKNOWN) and that's all I know of them.

      Any help greatly appreciated,
      Thank you,
      John Shelton [5, 6]
    • Posted By: Barbara L Kirkland
      Email: blkirkland@prodigy.net
      Subject: Re: POTTER SC > TX
      Post Date: July 16, 1998 at 20:12:03
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/138.html
      Forum: Potter Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/


      According to the Potter Book by Charles Potter, our Richard Potter was the son of Rufus Ephraim Potter, who was the son of Ephraim POTTER b ca 1745 and Sarah CORRY or COREY born ca 1750 both SC. They had Tillman b ca 1768 and Rufus Ephraim b ca 1770 and possibly daughters. Rufus Ephraim Potter married Sallie Turner b Sc ca 1770 dtr of George Turner. They were parents of James b ca 1790 died 1847 and married Marsha (?); John; William E; Richard b ca 1800 married Nancy Dobbins and moved to Texas; Abner, Robert - went West; Tillman and Cynthia (Sis) who married Joseph Hodge.
      Ephraim Potter (Sr) was in the Rev. War. ' issued 11 June 1786 to Ephraim Potter for 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line.

      James Potter, bro of our Richard; died ca 15 Nov/Sept 1848 in Spartanburg SC. - Estate Papers File 296 Spartanburg Co., SC. Children were: Cynthia "Sis" m John Hodge; Perry, Elizabeth, Arvilla; Martha Jane; John R; and Sibbon.




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    • Notes for EPHRAIM POTTER:
      Ephraim Potter was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt. Col. Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. His commanding officer, Col. Francis Marion, commanded the 2nd Company from September 16, 1776 until August 1782 and received commendation from the South Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. Ephraim served under other commanders including Joseph Warley commander of the 2nd Company in 1783. Ephraim Potter drew 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786.

      "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account, audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

      Ephraim Potter married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

      Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes, Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly).

      Ephraim Potter's residence was located one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy 110) leading to Macedonia Church on the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

      Census:
      1830 Spartanburg Co. South Carolina, Spartanburg District , page 250. Listed as "Ephraim Potter"

      Research on Ephraim Potter by Jamie Teas Dilger. ... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/y/Lyndall-J-Mayes/BOOK-0001/0018-0001.html [8]
    • Some Descendants of Ephraim Potter by James Bryan Teas...

      http://tngenweb.org/dekalb/fam_hist/potter.htm [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6054] "Cantrell-Potter-Magness Ancestry", by Edythe Rucker Whitley, Historian &, p. 39 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4268] "Cantrell-Potter-Magness Ancestry", by Edythe Rucker Whitley, Historian &, p. 40 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S44234] FamilySearch.org.

    4. [S38747] "Cantrell-Potter-Magness Ancestry", by Edythe Rucker Whitley, Historian &, p. 39 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S52374] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?tilman::potter::3480.html.

    6. [S52375] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?ephraim::potter::3243.html.

    7. [S52376] http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/138.html.

    8. [S52377] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/y/Lyndall-J-Mayes/BOOK-0001/0018-0001.html.

    9. [S45251] http://tngenweb.org/dekalb/fam_hist/potter.htm.