Finding aid to the Potter Estate Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
POTTER ESTATE PAPERS
The collection includes estate papers of James Potter and consists primarily of
receipts for moneys paid to descendants by executors. Of special interest are deeds for
Colerain Plantation and Tweedside Plantation enumerating slaves, with ages and
occupations.
JAMES POTTER (1793-1862)
James Potter, the son of John Potter and Catherine Fuller, was born Aug. 29,
1793 in Charleston, S.C. He married Sarah Jones Grimes, the daughter of John Wesley
Grimes and Catherine Jones Glen on 12 February 1806, in Savannah, Ga. Potter died 25
January 1862, in Savannah, Ga., and was buried in Princeton, Mercer Co., N.J.
JOHN DUVAL LANGHORNE (1824-1915)
John Duval Langhorne, the son of John Trotter Langhorne and Elizabeth
Baxter Payne, was born 1 Jan 1824 in Maysville, Mason Co., Ky. He married Mary
Marshall Potter on 30 June 1853 in Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. She was the
daughter of James Potter and Sarah Jones Grimes. Following the death of his father-inlaw in 1862, Langhorne served as co-executor of the estate. Following the death of his
wife in 1861, he married Anne Catherine Tayloe on 16 December 1863 in Roanoke, Va.,
the daughter of George Plater Tayloe and Mary Elizabeth Langhorne. He died 25
November 1915, in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in
Washington.

BOX 1

1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-7

1773 - 1829
1830 - 1839
1840 - 1849
1850 - 1854 (Feb)
1854 (Mar) - 1859
1860 - 1869
1870 - 1876

BOX 2

2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5

1877
1878
1879
1880
1881-1883

BOX 3

3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4

1884 - 1885
1886 - 1889
1890 - 1892
Undated

MS1141

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Potter Estate Papers

Subject

Finding aids
Potter, James, 1793-1862
estates--documents

Description

Finding aid to the Potter Estate Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia including deeds for Colerain Plantation and Tweedside Plantation enumerating enslaved persons by age and occupation

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1141FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Potter Estate Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/165.