Abraham Potter, of Delaware, Linville Creek, and NC
Facts and Events
||Abraham Potter, of Delaware, Linville Creek, and NC
||to Daughter Stuart
Abraham Potter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- Abraham Potter from Delaware purchased 350 acres in [Augusta County] what is now Rockingham County on Cook's Creek in 1744. 
Records in Delaware
- Liber 1; f 11 26 July 1729. Simon Kollock, John Jacabs, Samuell Davis, Robert Shankland, Justices. John Fisher came regarding his father’s estate. Thomas Fisher & James Fisher (minors, sons of John Fisher (dec’d)) chose as their guardian, their brother, John Fisher.
- Liber 1; f 13 21 November 1729. Simon Kollock, Enoch Cummings, Robert Shankland, Justices. Jacob Kollock Registrar. Petition of Enuch Cummings, Esq. Who married Hannah Fisher (daughter of John Fisher (dec’d)). Request division of land. Simon Kollock, Anderson Parker, Abraham Potter, William Crage, & Samuel Davis were appointed.
- Liber 1; f 32 22 February 1731. John Rodes, And. Parker, & Robert Shankland Justices. Jacob Kollock Registrar. 5 persons appointed on 21 Nov 1729 per request of Mr. Enoch Cuming & his wife Hannah (daughter of John Fisher (dec’d)) for division of land returned. Date: 21 November 1729. Land on south side of Broad Kill Creek, called “Maidenhead”. Date: 16 December 1729. Land on south side of Broad Kill Creek bought of Josep Piles. Adjoining land of heirs (unnamed) of John Fisher & Abraham Potter.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY AND AUGUST, 1748. - William Mark vs. Abraham Potter.--Account for one saddle. Writ 21st April, 1748. Defendant lived near mouth of Linvill's Creek. Mark's wife was sister of Samuel Stuart (?).
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1753. - Abraham Potter vs. Robert Craven.--In 1744, bought of James Fisher 350 acres. Fisher executed a bond and Potter agreed to make payment by last of August, 1745, at request of Robert Craven and Fisher, because Fisher was then going out of the Country, and Craven undertook to give Potter a good title. Land was on Cook's Creek. Fisher went to Carolina. Abraham Potter, otherwise called "Abraham Potter of Sussex upon Delaware." Bond by him to Robert Craven, dated 1745.
Records in North Carolina
- 1748 - David Stuart, son of Samuel Stuart, got a "Granville Grant" for 138 acres on the Yadkin in Anson Co. NC, [later Rowan, then Surry, then after 1850 Yadkin County]. It was surveyed Jan 10, 1748-9 with chain carriers Abraham Potter and Anthony Heavely. [Source: "Stewarts of Old Rowan County, NC", published in The Stewart Clam Magazine, December 1938].