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Friday, November 11, 2011

Benjamin Potter 1733-1823

Friday, November 11, 2011 Veteran's Day

Benjamin Potter 1733-1823, Revolutionary War Patriot

Benjamin Potter was born about 1733. He and his sons, Lewis and Thomas signed the Oath of Allegiance in the Commonwealth of Virginia in Henry County on the 13 Sep 1777, as well as another Thomas Potter, who may have been his brother.  He rendered aid during the Revolutionary War, and is listed as DAR Patriot number A135255. His wife is listed as Mary on deeds recorded in Franklin County Virginia and also in Lincoln County Kentucky. Benjamin Potter died in Lincoln County Kentucky about 1823, having purchased land in the same county in 1818. The following Deed names the heirs of Benjamin Potter. 

Deed Book L, page 115 Lincoln County Kentucky Heirs of Benjamin Potter to Thomas Potter.
Transcribed by Valerie J. Thompson Nov 6, 2011

This indenture of bargain sale and conveyance made and entered into between Stephen Potter, Elijah Thompson, and Polly his wife, late Polly Potter and Elias Potter by Stephen Potter his attorney in fact three of the heirs of Benjamin Potter deceased of the one part and Thomas Potter of the County of Lincoln and State of Kentucky of the other part. Whereas ……. Since Benjamin Potter father of the before mentioned persons departed this life intestate leaving a tract of land lying in Lincoln County on the waters of Logan’s Creek containing fifty acres the  same more or less as part of which land was conveyed to the said Benjamin by William Lawrence by Deed Indenture bearing date on the 26th day of May 1818 which Deed is now of record in the Clerk’s office of the Lincoln County Court and also some personal estate which property by law descended to the legal representatives of the said Benjamin Potter, dec’d of whom the before mentioned three persons together with Lewis Potter, Benjamin Potter, Thomas Potter above named, Moses & Mary Rigney, late Mary Potter and his heirs and legal representatives. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration  of one Hundred & fifty dollars to each of us In hand paid and secured the receipt of which we hereby acknowledge have and by those presents do give grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Thomas Potter, all our right title Interest Claim and demand of  in and to the estate of our deceased father, Benjamin Potter above described, and it is understood that we hereby convey our interest as heirs to all and every part of said estate as well such as we have any knowledge of as such may be hereafter discovered. And the said Stephen Potter, Elijah Thompson & Polly his wife late Polly Potter & Elias Potter by the said Stephen Potter his attorney in fact being three of the heirs of the said Benjamin Potter deceased for themselves their heirs, Excu do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Potter, another of the heirs, his heirs & do warrant and defend their interest which is hereby sold and conveyed from and against the Claim or Claims of all and every person claiming by them or under them but against no other claims whatsoever, In Testimony whereof the said Stephen Potter, Elijah Thompson & Polly his wife & Elias Potter by said Stephen Potter his attorney in fact have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals this 15 day of December 1823.
Test W. G. Shackleford, DC                                             Stephen Potter {Seal}
                                                                                           Elijah Thompson {Seal}
                                                                                           Elias Potter {Seal}
                                                                                              By his Attorney in fact
                                                                                                  Stephen Potter {Seal}          

Kentucky Lincoln County Set
  I do certify that on the day of the date hereof the within and foregoing Deed of bargain sale and conveyance from Stephen Potter, Elijah Thompson and wife and Elias Potter by his attorney in fact Stephen Potter to Thomas Potter was presented to and in my office and acknowledged by the said Stephen Potter in his own right and as attorney in fact for Elias Potter, and Elijah Thompson to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned & …. I admitted the same to record in my office this 15th day of December 1823.

                                                                                Witness Thomas Helm Clerk by
                                                                                 Willis D. Shackleford, DC

Benjamin's son, Thomas also purchased the portion of the estate that would belong to his brother Moses "of Jefferson County Kentucky" Deed Book L, page 119-120.