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George Washington Potts was born on October 28, 1815 in PA. He was the son of Thomas Potts & Jane Pope
Jane Mitchell was born about July 5, 1813 in PA. She was the daughter of Isaac Mitchell & Elizabeth Blake

THE FAMILY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON POTTS & JANE MITCHELL

George Washington Potts & Jane MitchellGeorge Washington Potts & Jane Mitchell were married on December 15, 1836 in Brown Co., Ohio and they had at least 5 children. Based on birth places of their children they were in Ohio in 1838, in Ohio or Kentucky in 1840 & 1843, and in New Richmond, Clermont Co., OH in 1849. They lived for awhile in Indiana, and the family is listed on the 1850 census of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. They moved from Indiana to Illinois sometime between 1850 to 1860, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Dry Point, Shelby Co., IL. George Washington Potts died on May 17, 1872 in Dry Point, Shelby Co., IL. Jane Mitchell Potts died on August 5, 1878 in Cowden, Shelby, Illinois. George & Jane are both buried in Center Cemetery, Cowden, Shelby, Illinois.
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The Children of George Washington Potts & Jane Mitchell:

James PottsJames Potts was born about 1839 in OH. He is listed at age 12 with his parents on the 1850 census of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. He is listed at age 22 with his parents on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. James died 1865 in Vicksburg, MS. From the date and place of death I assume he was a Civil War casualty, but I have not found documentation for that yet.
Isaac Mitchell PottsIsaac Mitchell Potts was born on July 28, 1840 in KY or OH. He is listed at age 10, b. KY, with his parents on the 1850 census of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. (He is listed on all later census records as being born in Ohio.) He is listed at age 20 with his parents on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. Isaac married Cornelia Kate Brooks on September 06, 1860 in Logan Co., IL, and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. Isaac died on Feb. 22, 1877 in Aetna, Logan Co., IL. He was age 36 at the time of his death. Isaac is buried in the Laenna Cemetery (also known as the Old Yankeetown Cemetery), Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL.Cornelia remarried Robert Martin League on December 3, 1878 in Logan Co., IL. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. I have not found them on the 1900 census at this time, but at some point they moved to Oklahoma. They are listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Webster Twp., Mutual, Woodward Co., OK. Martin was a harness maker. Cornelia Kate Brooks Potts League died on May 13, 1925 in Mutual, Woodward, Co., OK. Robert remarried Isabell Frazier in 1926 in Riverside Co,. CA. Robert Martin League died on February 02, 1932 in Supply, OK. Robert & Cornelia are both buried in the Dunlap Cemetery, Woodward Co., Oklahoma.
The Family of Isaac Mitchell Potts & Cornelia Kate Brooks
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Margaret B. PottsMargaret B. Potts was born about 1845 in KY or OH. She is listed at age 7, b. KY, with her parents on the 1850 census of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. (She is listed on all other census records as born Ohio.) Her parents moved from Ohio to Illinois sometime between 1854 to 1860, and she is listed at age 16 with her parents on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. Her parents moved from DeWitt to Shelby Co., IL between 1860 to 1870, and she is listed at with at age 25 with her parents on the 1870 census of Dry Point, Shelby Co., IL. Margaret's father died in 1872 and her mother died in 1878, both in Shelby Co., IL. I have not found Margaret on the 1880 census at this time. According to the Illinois State marriage index, Margaret Potts married Jesse Eggelston on December 24, 1882 in Logan Co., IL. She would have been about age 37 at that time. There is a Margaret Eggleston, born January 1845 in Ohio that is married to Moses Eggleston on the 1900 census of Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois that may be this Margaret. This couple married about 1883, and have son, William, born in August 1885, and also a stepson, Edward Miller, who was born December 1878 in Illinois. I have not found Edward Miller on the 1880 census, but there is a Moses Eggleston, right age and birthplace, living in Logan Co., Illinois in 1880. I have not found Jesse Eggleston on the 1900 or any other census records. Margaret Potts Eggelston died sometime after 1882, possibly in after 1900 Illinois. An Ancestral File on www.familysearch.org indicates that she died in 1905.
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Thomas R.PottsThomas Reuben Potts was born on June 11, 1849 in OH. He is listed at age 1 with his parents on the 1850 census of Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. His parents moved from Ohio to Illinois sometime between 1854 to 1860, and he is listed at age 12 with his parents on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. His parents moved from DeWitt to Shelby Co., IL between 1860 to 1870, and he is listed at with at age 21 with his parents on the 1870 census of Dry Point, Shelby Co., IL. Thomas married Annie Hall on June 19, 1872 in Shelby Co., IL and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Pana, Christian, IL. The family moved from Illinois to Iowa about 1881, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Center, Mills Co., IA. They are listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Malvern, Mills Co., IA. Thomas' occupation was listed as Cooper in 1880, as Salesman, Tin Co. in 1900, as Teacher, School in 1910 and as Agent, Rug Co. in 1920. He was age 70 in 1920. An IGI record states that Thomas died in November of 1941, but I have not been able to find him or Annie on the 1930 census at this time. Thomas Reuben Potts died sometime after 1920, and possibly as late as November 1941 in probably Mills Co., IA.
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Rosa Bell PottsRosa Bell Potts was born about 1854 in OH. Her parents moved from Ohio to Illinois sometime between 1854 to 1860, and she is listed at age 6 with her parents on the 1860 census of Tunbridge (Post Office Clinton), DeWitt Co., IL. Her parents moved from DeWitt to Shelby Co., IL between 1860 to 1870, and she is listed at with at age 16 with her parents on the 1870 census of Dry Point, Shelby Co., IL. Her father died in 1872 and her mother died in 1878, both in Shelby Co., Illinois. I have not found Rosa on any other records at this time, but it is possible she married and is listed under a different last name in later census records. Rosa Bell Potts died sometime after 1870, possibly in Shelby Co., IL but that is not for certain.