Sarah Jane Poteet

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Poteet was born on 7 May 1850, in McDowell, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Henry Poteet, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Hawkins, was 21. She married Walter Scott Smith on 21 November 1869, in Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 18 December 1888, at the age of 38, and was buried in United States.

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Walter Scott Smith
Sarah Jane Poteet
Marriage: 21 November 1869
Henry David Smith
James Luther Smith
Dora E. Smith
Sarah C. Smith

Sources (20)

  • S J Poteet in household of Henry Poteet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Jane Poteet, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Jane Smith in entry for H D Smith and S A Turner, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (7)

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Probably an Anglicized form of Italian Potito . Compare Perteet , Poteat , and Poteete .

History: Francis Poteet, from England, reportedly born in a family of Italian origin, is recorded in MD in 1667.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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