William Carroll Potts


Brief Life History of William Carroll

When William Carroll Potts was born in 1831, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Potts, was 30 and his mother, Rhoda Smith, was 21. He married Nellie Ann Meacham on 7 December 1860, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1915, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pasquo, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Carroll Potts
Nellie Ann Meacham
Marriage: 7 December 1860
Matthew Jerome Potts
William Ulysses Potts
John Thomas Potts
Ola Potts

Sources (17)

  • William Potts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William C Potts, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Wm. Carroll Potts, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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  • Marriage
    7 December 1860Williamson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 4

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 31

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pott , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, in the former case denoting a Pot(t)'s son, relative or servant.

    Americanized form of German Botz .

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

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