Facts and Events
Jonathan Potts, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 511.—22d November, 1753. Same (from Col. James Patton) to John Potts, 124 acres by patent 3d November, 1750. Craig's Creek.
- Potts, John. Written: 10-28-1783, Proved: 6-21-1785. Leg. wife Naomi; son David; dau. Sarah Burks; grandson John, son of Amoss Potts. Exrs.: son David, friend Thomas Harbeson. Wit.: James MeColluck, Margaret X. Harbeson, William Shaw. [Lincoln County, Kentucky Will Book 1, Page 98].
There was another John Potts (1710-1768) of Pennsylvania that is mentioned in early Augusta County, Virginia records:
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764 (A). - Potts vs. Boff.--Conrad Boff, of East Nantmill Township, County of Chester, Pennsylvania, bound to John Potts, of Calebrook Dale, County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2d February, 1749. (Note.--Mary Boff, widow and executrix of Conrad, lives (at time of suit) on South Fork of South Branch.)
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1765 (B). - Wilson vs. Potts.--Bond 27th July, 1743. John Potts, of Amity, and County of Philadelphia, yeoman, to Owin Richards, of the same place.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1750-- Jno. Potts, twice charged.
- Page 40.--14th April, 1754. William Preston enters 400 acres on head of Pott's Creek, and 400 acres on the first large bottom on Pott's Creek above Potts' improvement, 400 acres formerly entered for Tobias Bright on Craig's Creek, two 400-acre tracts at the forks of Tom's Creek, 400 acres on the next large bottom above Col. Patton's uppermost survey on Craig's Creek.--James Patton.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1755--List of Robert Breckinridge, Sheriff: Jno. Potts.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1756 --In ye lower end of Augusta County: John Brown, Christian Clemon, Evan Evans, Constable; Rubin Harrison, Constable; Jno. Pott.
- Page 252.--20th May, 1758. Jacob Patton's estate to Susan Patton, administratrix--To Edward McDonald, Joseph Love, Wm. Plummer, George Tar, Henry Campbell, Jno. Potts, Robt. Williams, Philip Watkins, Reece Watkins, John Walker, Christopher Cunningham, John Patton, Robt. Mountgomery, Robt. Looney, Wm. Lusk, Wm. Graham.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 15, 1759. - (287) Wm. Buchanan qualifies on estate of James Buchanan, the heir-at-law having refused. John Potts, appraiser of Robert Clark.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 19, 1765. - (45) George Poage appointed surveyor of highway from the Pedlar Ford, on James River, eight miles up. William Gallespy appointed surveyor from eight miles above Pedlar Ford to Capt. Dickinson's. John Potts appointed surveyor from mouth of Pott's Creek.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1767--Col. Preston's list: Jno. Potts.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1767. - (239) Surveyors of highways appointed: Patrick Shirley and Wm. Watkins, from James Montgomery's at Catawbo to the side of Craig's Creek Mountain where John Potts quit clearing; James Cloyd, vice Wm. Preston, from Graham's Clearing to James Johnston's; Saml. McRoberts, from James Johnson's to Josiah Ramsey's cabin, vice William Preston.
- Page 246.--30th December, 1767. Wm. Preston, Assistant Surveyor, enters 250 acres between Gilbert Marshall and James Alexander on Back Creek, 400 acres joining Jasper Tarry, James Neely and Andrew Wilson, 400 acres on Potts Creek joining and above the Paint Bank.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 27, 1769. - (169) Henry Pauling, Joseph Murty and John Potts--to view a road from Joseph Murty's house down Craig's Creek and Patterson's Creek into the main road from John Crawford's to the Stone House.
- Page 380.--11th December, 1769. Robert Clark's appraisement, by Peter Luney, Thos. Ramsey, John Potts. To bills against the country. Cash. Two Bibles and other old books.
- Page 383.--21st March, 1771. James Patton's settlement of estate recorded--John Buchanan, executor; 1758, 28d April, paid Francis Riely; 1765, 6th June, to putting Ratclif's place into the office where it was tossed, for the estate; 1761, 14th August, cash paid Dr. Thomas Walker for his claim to Burke's Garden; 1761, 26th June, cash paid Zachariah Lewis for his 6th share of the Roanoke and James River Grant, which share is annexed to the estate of Col. Patton; 1761, 27th June, to my third of 182 acres on ye North Fork of Roanoke sokl to James Bryans for £150; 1766, September, to cash paid John Moffett for 170 acres, part of which had been surveyed for and sold to Michael Dougherday by Col. Patton by mistake; 1756--8th September, by cash of Wm. Armstrong (Roanoke); 20th September, Wm. Ralston; 1757--7th February, Wm. Snodgrass; 19th February. John Marshall; 23d April, James Hutton; 13th January, John Stevens; 1758--20th February, Ester Sawyers; 22d April, John Potts; 1759--17th May, Hugh Carruthers; 1760--25th February, Wm. Carravin; 25th August, Peter Ipsher; 1761--11th July, James Bane; 14th November, Jacob Harmon, Sr., for the Horse Shoe Bottom; 1763--16th June, Joseph Crockett on account of John McCurry; 1764--16th November, Nicholas Welsh on account of Placeard Scilor; 1767--Frederick Stern by John Taylor, who has purchased his land; 5th March, widow Bowen, Sr.; 1768--12th September, by cash of Danl. Goodwin for Mathias Vance's old place sold him; 1768--27th January, John Peary for land sold him, formerly sold to Kemp; 22d February, Thos. Goodson for Wm. McCurry and Thos. Wilson.