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.
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 .