John Franklin Poteet

1864–1875 (Age 10)
Poteet, Atascosa, Texas, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Poteet was born on 18 January 1864, in Poteet, Atascosa, Texas, United States, his father, Francis Marion Poteet, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Davis, was 28. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Atascosa, Texas, United States in 1870. He died about 1875, in Atascosa, Texas, United States, at the age of 11.

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Francis Marion Poteet
Mary Ann Davis
Matilda Melissa Poteet
Sarah Elizabeth Poteet
Washington Reed Poteet
Jasper Newton Poteet
Teletha Louise Poteet
Mary Ann Poteet
John Franklin Poteet
Andrew Jackson Poteet
James Monroe Poteet
Francis Marion Poteet Jr.
Isham Levi Poteet
Artie Mincie Poteet
William H. Poteet
Eli Samuel Poteet
Helen Dee Poteet

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 1

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 4

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Said to be of French origin, this name is associated in the early 18th century with MD and subsequently with NC and SC. If it is French, it is probably a Huguenot name. It may be an altered form of French Petit , or possibly of French Pottet, which is from a diminutive of pot ‘pot’, in any of several senses: a metonymic occupational name for a potter, a nickname for a market trader, or a nickname for a rotund individual.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • John S Peleet in household of F.m. Peleet, "United States Census, 1870"

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