John A. Poteet

1821–1902 (Age 81)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John A.

When John A. Poteet was born on 20 April 1821, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Samuel Poteet, was 26 and his mother, Matilda Deal, was 17. He married Fatima Liza "Tima" Barnes on 3 January 1858, in McDowell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nebo Township, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Dysartsville, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 6 November 1902, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Boiling Springs, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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John A. Poteet
Fatima Liza "Tima" Barnes
Marriage: 3 January 1858
Julia Ann Poteet
Sarah M. Poteet
Robert B. Poteet
Solomon Hanz Poteat
William Thomas Poteat
John Franklin Poteat
George A Poteat

Spouse & Children

3 January 1858
McDowell, North Carolina, United States


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Parents & Siblings



  • Male1821–1902Male

  • George Alexander Poteat Sr


  • Edith M Poteat


  • Female1834–Female

  • Henry D. Poteat


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 9

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 25

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

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 (3)

  • John A Poteet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Poteet in household of Matilda Poteet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John A Poteet, "United States Census, 1880"

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