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Isaac Mitchell Potts born on July 28, 1840 in KY. He was the son of George Washington Potts & Jane Mitchell
Cornelia Kate Brooks was born on July 3, 1841 in Logan Co., IL. She was the daughter of David Brooks & Phoebe Clark
Robert Martin League was born on November 9, 1855 in IL. He was the son of unknown parents

THE FAMILY OF ISAAC MITCHELL POTTS & CORNELIA KATE BROOKS:

Isaac Mitchell Potts & Cornelia Kate BrooksIsaac Mitchell Potts & Cornelia Kate Brooks were married 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. Cornelia (listed as "Kate" & youngest son Walter are on the 1900 census of Grant, Page Co., Iowa; at that time Cornelia was listed as being married 23 years with 9 births and 7 surviving children, but Walter is not listed with them. He may have gone ahead to Oklahoma to scout for land, as they did move there sometime between 1900-1910. 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. Martin remarried Isabell Frazier in 1926 in Riverside Co,. CA. Robert Martin League died on February 02, 1932 in Supply, OK. Martin & Cornelia are both buried in the Dunlap Cemetery, Woodward Co., Oklahoma.
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The Children of Isaac Mitchell Potts & Cornelia Kate Brooks:

Anna V. Potts

Anna Victoria Potts was born on September 09, 1862 in Logan Co., IL. She is listed at age 10 with her parents on the 1870 census of Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. Her father died in Feb. 1877 when she was age 14, and her mother remarried in 1878 when she was age 16. She is listed with her stepfather & mother at age 18 on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. Anna married Cyrus Winfield Northup on February 28, 1882 in Woodston, Rooks Co., KS and they had 8 children. At the time of their marriage, Cyrus (who was blind) was homesteading and making brooms and Anna was teaching school. The family is listed on the 1885 census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS with Cyrus' occupation listed as Broom Maker. At that time, Anna's siblings Jennie & George were living with them. Because of ill health Cyrus gave up the broom business, and for several years he sold goods on the road. In 1890 a failure of crops caused him to lose his homestead in Kansas & they emigrated to Cedar Co., MO. In the spring of 1891 they moved to Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, and remained there until 1896. In 1896 they moved to Atchison Co., Missouri where Anna taught school for a year. Her health failed and after more than a year of serious illness she was taken to the Sanitorium at College View, Nebraska, where she remained for six months. During that time, the seven children were scattered among friends and relatives. Anna is on the 1900 census of College View, Lancaster, NE as a patient in the Sanitorium - I have not been able to find Cyrus or some of the children in 1900, but Harry (age 19) is listed as a servant in Sappa, Harlan Co., NE, Hugh (age 17) is listed as a boarder in Industry Twp, Phelps Co., NE, Esther (age 13) is listed as a servant in Edison, Furnas Co., NE, Ruth (age 11) is listed as a boarder in Orleans, Harlan Co., NE & Mary (age 1) is listed as a boarder in Rubin, Harlan Co., NE. The family was reunited in the fall of 1900 in Shenandoah, Page Co., IA, where they lived until about 1903 when Anna took Mary, the youngest surviving child at that time, and spent about a year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (again for her health). In the meantime, Cyrus took the rest of the family and returned to Orleans, Harlan Co., NE, where he built a home. Anna returned in May, much improved in health. They lived there for four years, Anna's health failed again, and she went with a friend to California to be with her sister for several months. Anna returned to Nebraska, and the family is listed on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1910 Cyrus sent his wife and two youngest daughters to Colorado Springs, CO for a year. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in Nebraska till the fall of 1917, when they moved to Marion, Kansas. They are listed on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson, KS. Anna's died July 1, 1920 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, where she is buried. After that time Cyrus made his home with relatives and friends. Cyrus is listed at age 77 on the 1930 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, living in the household of his married son Harry. At that time his occupation is listed as Hammock Maker. Cyrus Northup died November 10, 1943 in Alva, OK. He is buried with Anna in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Anna was a licensed evangelist in the Free Methodist church.
The Family of Cyrus Winfield Northup & Anna Victoria Potts
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Laura PottsFannie Laura Brooks Potts was born March 1865 in Peoria, Peoria Co., IL. She is listed at age 8 with her parents on the 1870 census Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. Her father died in Feb. 1877 when she was about age 12, and her mother remarried in 1878 when she was about age 13. She is listed with her stepfather & mother at age 16 on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. At some time between 1880 to 1884 Laura moved from Illinois to Nebraska. Laura married Abner Brown in 1884 at Cambridge, Furnas Co., NE and they had 11 children. I have not found the family on the 1900 census at this time. They are listed on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Cambridge, Furnas Co., NE. Alfred died on April 17, 1936 in Cambridge, Furnas Co., NE. Fannie Laura Brooks Potts Brown died on May 22, 1942 in Cambridge, Furnas Co., NE.
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Jennie PottsPhoebe Jane "Jennie" Potts was born in about 1867 in IL. She is listed at age 6 with her parents on the 1870 census Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. Her father died in Feb. 1877 when she was about age 10, and her mother remarried in 1878 when she was about age 11. She is listed with her stepfather & mother at age 14 on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. She is listed in the household of her married sister Anna V. Northup on the 1885 state census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS. Jennie married David Doctor Dodge on July 15, 1886 in Rooks Co., KS and they had 6 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, they lived in Stockton, Rooks Co., KS in 1888, 1890 & 1893, but then had a child in Long Island, KS in November of 1895. They moved from Kansas to Nebraska sometime between 1895 to 1898, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Ansley Twp., Custer Co., NE. They moved from Nebraska to Oregon sometime between 1900 to 1903. Phoebe Jane "Jennie" Potts Dodge died in 1903 in Hood River, Oregon. Their daughter, Martha Ann, also died in 1907 in Hood River, Oregon. David remarried, and he is listed on the 1910 census of Malibu, Los Angeles Co., CA, with his occupations listed as Clergy, Church. David and his father, Rev. David Elisha Dodge were both ministers in the Free Methodist Church. The older David Dodge lived in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS, and died there in 1920. Jennie's sister Anna with her husband Cyrus Northup are living in McPherson, KS on the 1920 census. Anna was a licenced evangelist in the Free Methodist church; I don't know if the fact that the older David Dodge was there was the reason Cyrus & Anna were there. They did not live there long, and Anna died later that same year in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
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George PottsGeorge Washington Potts was born on May 16, 1870 in Chestnut, Logan Co., IL. He is listed at age 3 months with his parents on the 1870 census Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. His father died in Feb. 1877 when he was age 6, and his mother remarried in Dec. 1878 when he was age 8. He is listed with his stepfather & mother at age 9 on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. According to his grandson, Dellas Potts, George went to live with Cyrus & Anna (Potts) Northup when he was young. Anna was teaching school in Rooks Co., KS in 1881-1882, and she married Cyrus Northup there in 1882. George is listed at age 14 in the household of Cyrus & sister Anna Northup on the 1885 state census of Lowell, Rooks Co., KS. Cyrus & Anna lived there until 1890, when they moved to Cedar Co., MO for about a year, but I believe George stayed in Kansas. He is listed at age 24 on the 1895 state census of Sumner, Osborne Co., KS. George moved to from Kansas to Oklahoma sometime between 1895-1898. George married Viola May Ballentine on February 17, 1898 in Moscow, Woodward, Oklahoma, & they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Webster, Woodward Co., OK. George & Viola & family moved to Oregon in 1915 and settled in Grant's Pass. They are listed on the 1920 census of Murphy, Josephine Co., OR. An Ancestral file on www.familysearch.com states that Viola died on July 23, 1920 in Canon City, Fremont Co., CO and that she is buried there in Lakeside Cemetery, but I have not confirmed this. George is listed as widowed on the 1930 census of Brumbaugh, Lane Co., Oregon. George married Amy Eliza Acteson Page on July 19, 1930 in Lane Co., Oregon. Amy was the widow of Alonzo Newton Page, who had died in 1916, and she had 9 children from her first marriage. She was also helping to raise the 6 children of her brother Albert, whose wife had died in 1922. Amy died on October 187, 1839 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, and she is buried there in the Shields Cemetery. George Washington Potts died on September 18, 1943 in Cottage Grove, Lane Co., Oregon. George & Amy are both listed on the Oregon Death Index.
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Isaac PottsIsaac Potts was born in 1874 in Logan Co., IL. His father died in Feb. 1877 when he was about age 3, and his mother remarried in Dec. 1878 when he was age 4. He is listed with his stepfather & mother at age 6 on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. I have not found him on any other census records at this time. Isaac Potts died sometime after 1880, but I don't know when or where.

The Children of Martin League & Cornelia Kate Brooks:

Blanche LeagueBlanche Viola League was born about 1880 in Logan Co., IL. She is listed as Ida, age 2 months, with her parents on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. On all other records her name is listed as Blanche. She is listed as Blanch League, age 14, in the household of David Elisha Dodge on the 1895 state census of Rush, Rooks Co., Kansas. (David Elisha Dodge's son David Doctor Dodge was married to Blanche's half-sister Jennie Potts.) Blanche married Squire Grant Pine on August 21, 1898 in probably Hickory Co., MO, and they had 4 children. Squire & Blanche are listed on the 1900 census of Wheatland, Hickory Co., MO, living in the household of Squire's widowed mother Drinda Pine. According to birthplaces of their children, Squire & Blanche were in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE in 1902 and in OK in 1907. The family moved to California sometime between 1908 to 1910, and they are listed on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Redlands Twp., San Bernardino Co., CA. Squire's occupation on the 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses is given as a minister in the Evangelical church. In 1930 his occupation is given as a laborer in a Creamery. Squire died on August 06, 1944 in Mendocino Co., CA. Blanche Viola League Pine died on August 23, 1945 in Lake Co., CA Thanks to granddaughter Estelle Burbank for the photo of Squire & Blanche.
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Walter LeagueWalter Brooks League was born on July 22, 1882 in Logan Co., IL. He is listed with his mother on the 1900 census of Grant, Page Co., Iowa - his father is not listed with them, but he may have gone ahead to scout for land in Okahoma as they were living there in 1910. Walter married Lexie Elizabeth Eaton on April 20, 1910 at her father's house near Palco, Rooks Co., KS. They had met in Mutual, Woodward Co., OK where Lexie was teaching school for one term and Walter was visiting his parents, who had a harness shop there. I have not found Walter on the 1910 census, but Lexie is listed with her father Frank Eaton on the 1910 census of Ogallah, Trego Co., KS. Walter & Lexie had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Webster Twp., Mutual, Woodward Co., OK. Walter Brooks League died in March 1962 in Woodward Co., OK. Lexie died in November 1972 in Woodward Co., OK. Thanks to Estelle Burbank for the photo of Walter & Lexie.
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