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Reverend Nixon Potts, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
Death: September 15, 1879 (73)
Scotland County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Potts and Mary Hamilton Potts
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Potts and Helena Irene Potts
Father of Benjamin Sedwick Potts; Private William H. Potts, (CSA) and Thomas C Potts
Brother of Elizabeth Jane Lee and Martha Elizabeth Elder

Managed by: Billie June Keaffaber
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About Reverend Nixon Potts, Sr.

Nixon Potts 6th West Virginia Infantry. Side Union Company F,S Soldier's Rank_In Chaplain (Private) Soldier's Rank_Out Chaplain Film Number M507 roll 10 U.S. Archives


Nixon Potts served in the Union Army during the Civil War as Chaplain of Company B, Sixth Regiment of the W. Va. Infantry. He enlisted 12 August 1861 at Grafton and was discharged 20 August 1864 at Wheeling, W. Va. While stationed at Grafton, Nixon was hospitalized for several months with scrofula. He would later apply in 1875 for a veteran’s disability pension based on impaired health incurred while in the service. In 1875 his physical description was “height five feet nine and a half inches, fair complexion, brown hair and gray eyes.” Nixon Potts Civil War Pension. After the war, Nixon and Helena moved to Scotland County, Missouri. In 1870 they were farming there at Miller Township, with real estate of $450 and personal property worth $300. Nixon died 15 September 1879 at Scotland County, Missouri. Sept 2 1875 Widow 1885 16, application #s 207803 certicate 446909, 287664, 259637, Chaplin and co. B 6th WV Infantry.


On 7 November 1881 his second (possibly third) wife Helena applied for a Civil War veteran widow’s pension while living at Milton, in Van Buren County, Iowa. In 1900 Helena and daughter Lucinda were residing at Jackson Township, in Van Buren County, Iowa. After receiving her final widow’s pension check in the amount of $12, Helena died there 5 July 1906. She is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery at Milton, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Nixon was born in 1806. He passed away in 1879. State of West Virginia, County of Harrison}ss. On this THIRD day of SEPTEMBER A.D. one thousand eight hundred and EIGHTY THREE personally appeared before me JAMES MONROE, CLERK OF COUNTY COURT, the same being a Court of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, (1) REBECCA CUNNINGHAM aged 69 years, a resident of NEAR FARMINGTON in the state of WEST VIRGINIA who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) DAVID CUNNINGHAM deceased, who was the identical (3) DAVID CUNNINGHAM who served under the name of (4) DAVID CUNNINGHAM as a (5) PRIVATE in the Company commanded by Captain GABRIEL T. WILKINSON 5TH Regiment VIRGINIA MILITIA commanded by COL WM Y. STREETS in the war of 1812; that her said husband (6) ENLISTED at BRIDGEPORT, VIRGINIA on or about the 3RD day of AUGUST A.D. 1814 for the term of 6 MONTHS and continued in actual service in said war for the term of SIX MONTHS, and whose services terminated by reason of HONORABLE DISCHARGE at NORFOLK, VIRGINIA on the 8TH day of FEBRUARY A.D. 1815. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (9) AGE 18 YEARS - HEIGHT FIVE FEET 6 INCHES EYES BLUE- HAIR DARK. She further states that she was married to the said DAVID CUNNINGHAM at the county of HARRISON and in the State of WEST VIRGINIA on the 14TH day of FEBRUARY A.D. 1860 by one (10) NIXON POTTS, who was a (11) MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL and that her name before her said marriage was REBECCA KELLEY nee REBECCA BOLINGER and that she has not remaried since the death of said soldier; and she further states that (12) HER SAID HUSBAND HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY MARRIED AND WAS A WIDOWER. THAT AFFIANT WAS A WIDOW WHEN SHE MARRIED CUNNINGHAM and that her said husband since the date of his discharge from the army, viz: (14) THAT HER SAID HUSBAND LIVED IN HARRISON COUNTY VIRGINIA AFTERWARD WEST VIRGINIA FROM DISCHARGE UNTIL 1864 AND FROM 1864 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1865 IN MARION COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA. THAT AFFIANT ALSO RESIDED IN HARRISON AND MARION COUNTIES DURING THE PERIOD FROM HER BIRTH TO THE PRESENT TIME-.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Pension to which she may be entitled under the provisions of Sections 4763 to 4740, inclusive, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby constitutes amd appoints, with full powers of substitution and revocation ALEXANDER C. MOORE her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim. And she further declares that she has heretofore made __ application for (15) PENSION No. 34484 WHICH APPLICATION SHE HAS BEEN INFORMED WAS INFORMAL. THE ....TO SAID CLAIM TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM FOR PENSION and that her residence is NEAR FARMINGTON County of MARION State of WEST VIRGINIA and that her post office address is FARMINGTON, MARION COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA.

(Signatures of S. D. Smith & Olive Williams; Rebecca's X mark) Found story on Ancestry given to me by cousin.

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi/page/gr/www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24291721

https://books.google.com/books?id=k60UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=Reverand+Nixon+Potts+Virginia&source=bl&ots=WkRriIJBLF&sig=1Hr3Og53ndYJX-6R5i9dHmbfDjo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiOjtyuwdjVAhVG7SYKHdYmB7gQ6AEIMDAF#v=onepage&q=Reverand%20Nixon%20Potts%20Virginia&f=false

http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/harrison/military/war1812/RCunnpension.txt


This family search file proves Reverend Nixon Potts parentage

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Nixon Potts 6th West Virginia Infantry. Side Union Company F,S Soldier's Rank_In Chaplain (Private) Soldier's Rank_Out Chaplain Film Number M507 roll 10 U.S. Archives


Nixon Potts served in the Union Army during the Civil War as Chaplain of Company B, Sixth Regiment of the W. Va. Infantry. He enlisted 12 August 1861 at Grafton and was discharged 20 August 1864 at Wheeling, W. Va. While stationed at Grafton, Nixon was hospitalized for several months with scrofula. He would later apply in 1875 for a veteran’s disability pension based on impaired health incurred while in the service. In 1875 his physical description was “height five feet nine and a half inches, fair complexion, brown hair and gray eyes.” Nixon Potts Civil War Pension. After the war, Nixon and Helena moved to Scotland County, Missouri. In 1870 they were farming there at Miller Township, with real estate of $450 and personal property worth $300. Nixon died 15 September 1879 at Scotland County, Missouri. Sept 2 1875 Widow 1885 16, application #s 207803 certicate 446909, 287664, 259637, Chaplin and co. B 6th WV Infantry.


On 7 November 1881 his second (possibly third) wife Helena applied for a Civil War veteran widow’s pension while living at Milton, in Van Buren County, Iowa. In 1900 Helena and daughter Lucinda were residing at Jackson Township, in Van Buren County, Iowa. After receiving her final widow’s pension check in the amount of $12, Helena died there 5 July 1906. She is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery at Milton, Van Buren County, Iowa.

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Reverend Nixon Potts, Sr.'s Timeline

1806
June 15, 1806
Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
1837
June 28, 1837
Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
1840
April 1840
Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
1841
June 18, 1841
Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
1879
September 15, 1879
Age 73
Scotland County, Missouri, United States