Philip Potts

1838–1863 (Age 25)
Chattooga, Georgia, United States

The Life of Philip

When Philip Potts was born in 1838, in Chattooga, Georgia, United States, his father, Josiah D. Potts, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Graves, was 48. He married Angeline Gentry on 2 November 1854, in Chattooga, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Broomtown, Chattooga, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 July 1863, in Rowlesburg, Preston, Virginia, United States, at the age of 25.

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Philip Potts
Angeline Gentry
Marriage: 2 November 1854
Josiah Joseph Potts
William Potts
Eliza Potts
George Solomon Potts
Mary E. Potts

Spouse and Children

2 November 1854
Chattooga, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Josiah D. Potts


    Sarah Graves




    Elizabeth Eliza Jane Potts


    Mary Lucinda Potts


    Philip Potts


    Elizabeth Potts


    Dyonesia Potts


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World Events (6)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 0

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 6

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Pott 1, particularly common in northeastern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philip Potts in household of Joseph Potts, Broomtown, Chattooga, Georgia "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phillip Potts, Broomtown, Chattooga, Georgia "United States Census, 1860"
  • Philip Potts, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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