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WILLIAM POTTER (15.1.2) is the son of Johnathan Potter and Eliza (Pace) Potter.  William was born on February 10, 1836 in Alabama.  In 1857, William Potter married Ruth Adeline Morris.  Ruth was born on August 18, 1832 in Tennessee and is the daughter of Mary Morris.  From 1860 to 1910, William and Ruth Potter were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Rutha’s mother, Mary Morris, was living with them.  William and Ruth Potter were the parents of at least six children:

  Mary Eliza Potter (15.1.2.1), b. June 13, 1858, Alabama
  Jonathan Samuel Potter, b. 1859, Alabama
  Reuben Talley Potter (15.1.2.3), b. April 23, 1859, Jackson County, Alabama
  Francis Marion Potter, b. August 25, 1865, Jackson County, Alabama
  Rebecca J. Potter (15.1.2.5), b. November 13, 1868, Jackson County, Alabama
  Sarah Potter (15.1.2.6), b. August 23, 1872, Jackson County, Alabama

William Potter died on December 24, 1910 and was buried in the Harmony Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  Ruth (Morris) Potter died on February 26, 1916 and was buried in the Harmony Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  On February 13, 1876, Mary Potter married Noah Benton Shelton.  For additional information on the descendants of Noah and Mary Shelton, see the sketch of Noah Benton Shelton (1.5.11).  Jonathan Potter married Sarah Temperance Evans.  Jonathan Potter died in March, 1893 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  Francis Potter married Cenia Mirriah Rounsavall (born 1865).  Francis Potter died on May 6, 1912 and Cenia (Rounsavall) Potter died in 1941.

References:  1)  1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  3)  GEDCOM File, Lois (Teel) Bowers, February, 1999

REUBEN TALLEY POTTER (15.1.2.3) is the son of William Potter and Ruth Adeline (Morris) Potter.  Reuben was born on April 23, 1859 in Jackson County, Alabama.  Reuben Potter married Mary Emiline Mashburn (born August 4, 1872).  Reuben and Mary Potter were the parents of four children:

  William Levi Potter, b. September 30, 1889
  Frank Potter, b. March 27, 1891
  Charlie Potter, b. January 19, 1893
  Albert Potter, b. April 20, 1894

Reuben Potter died on February 1, 1934.  Mary (Mashburn) Potter died on December 1, 1948 and was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.  William L. Potter died as an infant on January 1, 1890 and was buried in the Center Point Cemetery in Hazen, Arkansas.  Frank Potter died on September 1, 1964.  Charlie Potter died on September 9, 1978.  Albert Potter died as a child on November 3, 1905 in and was buried in the Tomberlin Cemetery in Coy, Arkansas.

Reference:  1)  GEDCOM File, Lois (Teel) Bowers, February, 1999

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REBECCA J. POTTER (15.1.2.5) is the daughter of William Potter and Ruth Adeline (Morris) Potter.  Rebecca was born on November 13, 1868 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On September 2, 1885, Rebecca Potter married Samuel Manning (born December 8, 1863) and they were the parents of five children:

  Lucy E. Manning (15.1.2.5.1), b. April 9, 1888, Alabama
  Charlie Manning (15.1.2.5.2), b. March 20, 1890, Alabama
  Eva A. Manning (15.1.2.5.3), b. December 4, 1891, Alabama
  Matilda M. Manning (15.1.2.5.4), b. March 28, 1894, Alabama
  Mamie M. Manning (15.1.2.5.5), b. May 4, 1896, Alabama

In 1900, Samuel and “Becky” Manning were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Rebecca (Potter) Manning died in 1903 and Samuel Manning died on April 12, 1930.

References:  1)  1900 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  3)  GEDCOM File, Lois (Teel) Bowers, February, 1999

LUCY E. MANNING (15.1.2.5.1) is the daughter of Samuel Manning and Rebecca (Potter) Manning.  Lucy was born on April 9, 1888 in Alabama.  On July 7, 1907, Lucy Manning married George W. Guinn (born October 9, 1887 in Alabama).  From 1910 to 1920, George and Lucy Guinn were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  George and Lucy Guinn were the parents of ten children:

  John W. Guinn, b. December 24, 1910, Alabama
  Samuel N. Guinn, b. 1913, Jackson County, Alabama
  Nellie V. Guinn, b. October 18, 1914, Jackson County, Alabama
  Rhoda E. Guinn, b. May 20, 1916, Jackson County, Alabama
  Eula Mae Guinn, b. December 5, 1919, Jackson County, Alabama
  Elva Guinn, b. September 28, 1922
  J. C. Guinn, b. November 12, 1924
  Tilda Guinn, b. October 29, 1926
  Leonard Guinn, b. August 21, 1929
  Virginia Guinn, b. April 13, 1933

On May 19, 1929, John Guinn married Ada “Jane” Ledwell (born October 24, 1912) and they had five children:  -  Beulah Guinn, b. August 10, 1931,  -  Jesse Guinn, b. February 27, 1933,  -  Bruin Guinn, b. March, 1935,  -  Jerline Guinn, b. July 7, 1940,  -  Juanita Guinn, b. August 2, 1943.  In August of 1934, Nellie Guinn married Enoch Tidwell (born December 26, 1914) and they have three children:  -  Marie Tidwell, b. December 12, 1935,  -  Clifford Tidwell, b. July 10, 1937,  -   Charles Tidwell, b. February 3, 1940.  On January 30, 1936, Rhoda Guinn married Delbert Tiffin (born December 14, 1913) and they have three children:  -  Bernice Tiffin, b. July 27, 1937,  -  Kenneth Tiffin, b. December 1, 1939,  -  Melvin Tiffin, b. December 5, 1943.

On August 22, 1935, Eula Mae Guinn married Robert Womack (born January 2, 1916) and they have three children:  -  Homer Lee Womack, b. April 19, 1937,  -   Eugene Womack, b. August 24, 1939,  -  Ray Womack, b. July 18, 1943.  On September 25, 1922, Elva Guinn married Hugh Tidwell (born January 13, 1920) and they have one daughter:  -  Jeanette Tidwell, b. June 6, 1942.  On August 22, 1943, J. C. Guinn married Velma Rowell (born August 24, 1928).  On July 2, 1944, Tilda Guinn married Bob or Bib Lewis (born May 30, 1927).

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References:  1)  1910 and 1920 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

CHARLIE MANNING (15.1.2.5.2) is the son of Samuel Manning and Rebecca (Potter) Manning.  Charlie was born on March 20, 1890 in Alabama.  On January 30, 1909, Charlie Manning married Allie Venable (born October 9, 1891) and they are the parents of six children:

  May Manning, b. January 17, 1910
  Cecil Elton Manning, b. December 22, 1912
  William Manning, b. August 3, 1919
  Delbert Dee Manning, b. August 23, 1921
  Lizzie Manning, b.  October 3, 1922
  Claud Howard Manning, b. March 1, 1925

May Manning married Harvey Adkins and they have four children:  -  Flora Adkins,  -  Hazel Ruth Adkins,  -  Eloise Adkins,  -  Billie Adkins.  Cecil Manning married Rena V. Mitchell and they have five children:  -  Elton Manning,  -  Imogene Manning,  -  Pearline Manning,  -  Emmet Manning,  -  Stanley Manning.  On January 10, 1941, William Manning married Bobbie Clark (born January 4, 1920).  Delbert Dee Manning married Nina Allen.

References:  1)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  2)  GEDCOM File, Lois (Teel) Bowers, February, 1999

EVA A. MANNING (15.1.2.5.3) is the daughter of Samuel Manning and Rebecca (Potter) Manning.  Eva was born on December 4, 1891 in Alabama.  On May 13, 1913, Eva Manning married Alex T. Venable (born February 27, 1895 in Alabama).  In 1920, Alex and Eva Venable were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Alex and Eva Venable are the parents of eight children:

  Ruby L. Venable, b. 1914, Alabama
  Otis E. Venable, b. May 1, 1916, Alabama
  Ernie M. Venable, b. November 18, 1918, Alabama
  Velma Venable, b. January 21, 1921
  Raymond D. Venable, b. December 5, 1923
  Monnie B. Venable, b. October 23, 1928
  Jesse Venable, b. November 26, 1930
  Rayford Venable, b. February 15, 1933

References:  1)  1920 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

MATILDA M. MANNING (15.1.2.5.4) is the daughter of Samuel Manning and Rebecca (Potter) Manning.  Matilda was born on  March 28, 1894 in Alabama.  On April 15, 1909, Matilda Manning married John F. Guinn (born June 1, 1898 in Alabama).  In 1920, John and Matilda Guinn were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  John and Matilda Guinn were the parents of eight children:

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  Myrtle Mae Guinn, b. November 25, 1915, Alabama
  Annie E. Guinn, b. October 17, 1916, Alabama
  Irene Guinn, b. September 20, 1918, Alabama
  Charlie Guinn, b. February 6, 1920
  G. W. Guinn, b. November 14, 1924
  Edward Guinn, b. October 25, 1928
  Clara Nell Guinn, b. May 15, 1934
  Bettie Faye Guinn, b. September 4, 1937

References:  1)  1920 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

MAMIE M. MANNING (15.1.2.5.5) is the daughter of Samuel Manning and Rebecca (Potter) Manning.  Mamie was born on  May 4, 1896 in Alabama.  Mamie Manning married Will Hall.  Will and Mamie Hall were the parents of three children:

  Curtis Raymond Hall, b. 1915, Alabama
  Faye Hall
  Willie Hall

Will Hall, Sr. died prior to 1920.  In 1920, Mamie (Manning) Hall was living with her sister, Matilda (Manning) Guinn, in Jackson County, Alabama.  Mamie married a second time to John Hall, Will’s brother.  John and Mamie Hall were the parents of three children:

  Gorden Hall
  James Hall
  Ruth Hall

References:  1)  1920 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

SARAH POTTER (15.1.2.6) is the daughter of William Potter and Ruth Adeline (Morris) Potter.  Sarah was born on August 23, 1872 in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1890, Sarah Potter married James M. Lackey (born January, 1862 in Alabama) and they were the parents of four children:

  Rutha Ann Lackey, b. November, 1890, Alabama
  Matilda J. Lackey, b. 1893, Alabama
  William Lackey, b. 1896, Alabama
  Matilda Lackey
  George Dewey Lackey, b. 1899, Alabama

From 1900 to 1910, James and Sarah Lackey were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Sarah (Potter) Lackey died on July 14, 1914 and was buried in the Harmony Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  James M. Lackey died in 1952.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

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CYNTHIA POTTER (15.1.3) is the daughter of Johnathan Potter and Eliza (Pace) Potter.  Cynthia was born on May 30, 1838 in Alabama.  On August 18, 1859, Cynthia Potter married Isaac Newton Bynum.  Isaac was born on May 25, 1842 in Alabama.  From 1860 to 1870, Isaac and Cynthia Bynum were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Isaac and Cynthia Bynum were the parents of nine children:

  William Thomas Bynum (15.1.3.1), b. September 9, 1863, Jackson County, Ala.
  Jasper Talley Bynum, b. March 9, 1866, Jackson County, Alabama
  Rebecca Ellen Bynum, b. December 31, 1867, Jackson County, Alabama
  James Henderson Bynum, b. January 7, 1870, Jackson County, Alabama
  Samuel Lafayette Bynum, b. May 2, 1872, Jackson County, Alabama
  John Newton Bynum, b. April 12, 1874, Jackson County, Alabama
  Charles Wilbur Bynum (15.1.3.7), b. January 16, 1876, Jackson County, Alabama
  Julia Elizabeth Bynum (15.1.3.8), b. July 16, 1878, Jackson County, Alabama
  Emily Cornelia Bynum, b. January 4, 1881, Jackson County, Alabama

Cynthia (Potter) Bynum died on July 13, 1896.  In 1903, Isaac Bynum married a second time to Nancy Josephine Cunningham (born 1865 in Tennessee).  In 1910, Isaac and Nancy Bynum were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1920, Isaac and Nancy Bynum were living with their son, Charles Bynum, in Jackson County, Alabama.  Isaac Newton Bynum died on September 11, 1924.  Both were buried in the Bynum Cemetery in Maynard’s Cove.  Jasper Talley Bynum died on December 30, 1944.  On July 11, 1884, Rebecca Bynum married Isaac T. Cook (born October 29, 1858).  Isaac T. Cook died on September 16, 1945 and Rebecca (Bynum) Cook died on November 22, 1950.  Samuel Bynum married Sophronia Elizabeth Proctor.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Z. M. Proctor and Jane (Bynum) Proctor.  Samuel and Elizabeth had one child that died young.  Samuel Bynum died on November 20, 1900.  In 1904, John Bynum married Pearl Hartzog (born February 22, 1887).  John Newton Bynum died on February 18, 1967.  Julia Bynum married McDonald Hall.  For additional information on the descendants of McDonald and Julia Hall, see the sketch of McDonald Hall (15.3.7.2).  Emily Bynum married a Mr. Chesser.

References:  1)  1860, 1870, 1910 and 1920 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Letters of Administration, Johnathan Potter, Jackson County, Alabama, 1901;  3)  Proctor Notes;  4)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  5)  “Bynum and Baynham Families of America,” by Robert W. Baird, Page 215;  6)  Family Group Sheet by Robert Crumley, 1986

WILLIAM THOMAS BYNUM (15.1.3.1) is the son of Isaac Newton Bynum and Cynthia (Potter) Bynum.  William was born on September 9, 1863 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On May 11, 1884, William Thomas Bynum married Eliza Proctor.  Eliza was born on February 14, 1863 and is the daughter of James W. Proctor and Mary A. E. M. (Higginbotham) Proctor.  William and Eliza Bynum were the parents of three children:

  Willie Bynum, b. March 7, 1885
  Virgil Bynum, b. June, 1893
  Albert Bynum, b. April, 1896

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Eliza (Proctor) Bynum died on December 3, 1924 and William Thomas Bynum died on March 21, 1957.  Willie Bynum married William “Will” Cox and they had four children:  -  Howard Cox,  -  Homer Cox,  -  Joe Baily Cox,  -  Grace Cox.  Grace Cox married Ellis Davis.  Virgil Bynum was the father of triplets:  -  Ruth Bynum,  -  Ruby Bynum,  -  one infant who died.  Albert Bynum married Maud Bryant and they had at least one son:  -  Paul Bryant Bynum.

References:  1)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  2)  “Bynum and Baynham Families of America,” by Robert W. Baird, Page 215;  3)  Family Group Sheet by Robert Crumley, 1986

CHARLES WILBUR BYNUM (15.1.3.7) is the son of Isaac Newton Bynum and Cynthia (Potter) Bynum.  Charles was born on January 16, 1876 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On September 29, 1901, Charles Bynum married Della J. Brandon (born July 1, 1883 in Jackson County, Alabama).  From 1910 to 1920, Charles and Della Bynum were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Charles and Della Bynum were the parents of five children:

  Lora Bynum (15.1.3.7.1), b. July 20, 1902, Jackson County, Alabama
  William Bradley Bynum, b. October 10, 1908, Jackson County, Alabama
  Emily May Bynum (15.1.3.7.3), b. March 7, 1911, Jackson County, Alabama
  Daisy Mildred Bynum, b. July 9, 1917, Jackson County, Alabama
  Helen Brown Bynum, b. March 28, 1920, Jackson County, Alabama

Charles Wilbur Bynum died on May 22, 1960.  Lora Bynum married Charles Thomas Shelton.  For additional information on the descendants of Charlie and Lora Shelton, see the sketch of Charles Thomas Shelton (1.7.11.5).  William B. Bynum married and had at least one son:  -  William G. Bynum.  As of 1955, William B. Bradley and his wife were living in Rossville, Georgia.  On August 27, 1955, William G. Bynum married Mary Proctor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Mary is the daughter of R. Walter Proctor and Bertha Proctor.  Emily Bynum married Tom Leroy Dean.  For additional information on the descendants of Tom and Emily Dean, see the sketch of Tom Leroy Dean (1.7.11.1.3).

References:  1)  1910 and 1920 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter;  3)  Proctor Notes

MARY POTTER (15.1.4) is the daughter of Johnathan Potter and Eliza (Pace) Potter.  Mary was born in 1840 in Alabama.  Mary Potter married James H. Duncan (born 1838 in Alabama) and they were the parents of four children:

  Samuel R. Duncan, b. 1863, Alabama
  Jonathan W. Duncan, b. 1869, Alabama
  Lucy Duncan
  Fanny Duncan

From 1870 to 1880, James and Mary Duncan were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Lucy Duncan married a Mr. Skelton.

References:  1)  1870 and 1880 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Letters of Administration, Johnathan Potter, Jackson County, Alabama, 1901;  3)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

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ELIZABETH POTTER (15.1.5) is the daughter of Johnathan Potter and Eliza (Pace) Potter.  Betsy was born on November 22, 1841 in Alabama.  On September 6, 1860, Betsy Potter married Hiram Glass Foster.  Hiram was born on October 1, 1838 and is the son of Anthony Wayne Foster and Mary (Bynum) Foster.  Hiram and Betsy Foster were the parents of three children:

  Eliza Foster, b. October 1, 1864
  Mary Ellen Foster (15.1.5.2), b. November 22, 1865
  Julia Adkins Foster (15.1.5.3), b. December 7, 1874

Hiram Foster died on March 26, 1912 and Betsy (Potter) Foster died on November 13, 1923.  Eliza Foster first married George Schillinger and they had three children:  -  George Schillinger, Jr., d. 1930,  -  Bertha Schillinger,  -  Myrtle Schillinger, d. 1940.  George Shillinger, Sr. died and Eliza married a second time to Ludwig Mogg.  Ludwig and Eliza Mogg had one son:  -  Clarence Mogg, b. 1918.  Eliza (Foster) Mogg died on September 1, 1945.

Reference:  1)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

MARY ELLEN FOSTER (15.1.5.2) is the daughter of Hiram Glass Foster and Elizabeth (Potter) Foster.  Mary was born on November 22, 1865.  On May 31, 1883, Mary Ellen Foster married Benjamin Frank Merchant (born February 7, 1852) and they were the parents of two children:

  William F. “Willie” Merchant, b. May 9, 1884
  Viola E. Merchant, b. January 22, 1886

Benjamin Merchant died on January 24, 1928 and Mary (Foster) Merchant died on April 9, 1934.  On July 22, 1907, Willie Merchant married Hattie Grey (born August 2, 1884) and they were the parents of three children:  -  Norma Merchant, b. May 12, 1908,  -  Arlene Merchant, b. January 16, 1911,  -  Richard Merchant, b. January 3, 1924.  In 1927, Norma Merchant married Fred Sandholm (born 1908) and they have one son:  -  Fred William Sandholm, b. 1928.  In January of 1932, Arlene Merchant married Cornelius Hilker (born January 30, 1908) and they have one son:  -  Richard Hilker, b. January 20, 1933.

Around 1907, Viola Merchant married Raymond Prettyman and they have two children:  -  Louise Prettyman, b. 1908,  -  Alice Prettyman, b. 1911.  Viola (Merchant) Prettyman died on December 15, 1918.

Reference:  1)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter

JULIA ADKINS FOSTER (15.1.5.3) is the daughter of Hiram Glass Foster and Elizabeth (Potter) Foster.  Julia was born on December 7, 1874.  On January 8, 1890, Julia Foster married Charles Edgar Merchant (born December 14, 1865) and they were the parents of five children:

  Frankie Ellen Merchant, b. August 24, 1892
  Melvin Merchant, b. 1894
  Hazel Edna Merchant, b. July 14, 1896
  Effie Julia Merchant, b. August 16, 1898
  Marion Viola Merchant, b. January 22, 1901

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Julia (Foster) Merchant died on August 8, 1943.  In April of 1912, Frankie Ellen Merchant married Guy Everett and they have one child:  -  Marion Viola Everett, b. February 24, 1913.  In October of 1940, Marion Everett married Frank Love and they have three children:  -  Patricia Love, b. 1941,  -  Fred Love, b. 1943,  -  Lind Lee Love, b. 1945.  Melvin Merchant died in 1896.

On December 17, 1917, Hazel Merchant married Oscar Pedersen and they have three children:  -  Charles Leroy Pedersen, b. October 12, 1919,  -  Jack Lewis Pedersen, b. October 11, 1921,  -  Robert Lee Pedersen, b. December 5, 1923.  On April 9, 1942, Charles Pedersen married Jane Milligan (born February 1, 1918) and they have two children:  -  Charles Leroy Pedersen, Jr., b. May 7, 1943,  -  Carolyn Lee Pedersen, b. January 17, 1945.

On November 25, 1916, Effie Merchant married Elmer S. Bowers (born September 10, 1894) and they have two children:  -  Donald Leroy Bowers, b. December 28, 1930,  -  Elmer S. Bowers, Jr.  Elmer and Effie Bowers live in Denver, Colorado.  Marion Merchant married Otto Pankan and they had one daughter:  -  Betty Pankan, b. and d. September 27, 1934.

Reference:  1)  “Potter Family Genealogy,” by William Arthur Potter