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 Elijah Potts

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Elijah Potts

  • Birth Aug 1830 Quakertown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death Apr 1907 Quakertown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Quakertown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot # 148
  • Memorial ID 100616310

Elijah is son of Joseph King Potts and Margaret WHITE.
He married Margaret Hawk (daughter of Godfrey & Charitta Hawk), November 10, 1855, Baptistown, Kingwood, Hunterdon NJ.

He filed his Civil War Draft Registration, July 1863, Franklin Twp. He served in Civil War, Union, Enlisted as a Corporal, 3 September 1862.
Enlisted in Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment New Jersey 17 Sep 1862.
Mustered Out Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment NJ, 27 Jun 1863, Flemington, NJ.


The 1900 census indicates he was a mail carrier and they had 6 children, 5 living. Their daughters were Mariva W, Bell, Mary Belle, Bertha 'Birdie' May

November 20, 1905 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

When he died, was survived by wife and 5 children - Forman Hawk, Godfrey Hawk, Mary Belle (Mrs. Wlliam B. Bowen), Bertha/Birdie May (Mrs. Peter W. Fisher), Mariva W. (Mrs. Mulford B. Culver).

A Civil War pension was filed in 1884 registering him as an invalid; and for his widow Margaret, June 5, 1907.


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  • Created by: genieresearcher
  • Added: 12 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100616310
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Potts (Aug 1830–Apr 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100616310, citing Locust Grove Cemetery, Quakertown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by genieresearcher (contributor 47587598) .