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Priscilla Caris (View posts)
Posted: 901886400000
Classification: Query
Hello Caswell County Researchers!

Do any Poteat researchers have the birthdates of the children of Captain James POTEAT and first wife Isabella ROBERTS? The dates I have for Felix Lindsay, Johnny Miles, Sarah Elizabeth and Virginia are approximations. I have a date of 27 Feb 1845 for James Preston Poteat. How about any dates for Isabella? I'd enjoy hearing from other Poteat researchers.



Posted: 1026092584000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Poteat,Lea,
Hi, I am vry new at this! I am a 40 year old African- American female. My father was Jamie Poteat born in Blanch N.C. in 1926. His father was Preston Poteat born around 1886 in Caswell Co. I don't know who my grandfather's parents were as this side of the family never knew much info. Preston married Willie Ann(Lea/Lee) Poteat and in addition to my father had several children(Roy , Jamie, Mattie Belle, Erma, Ulysses , Louis All deceased) Willie Ann's parents were Lewis/Louis Lea/Lee and Georgia Ann. Any info would be immensly appreciated. E-mail me at or at


Posted: 1029801963000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1119752693000
Hi Tammy, It's your long lost cousin Shirley. How are you doing? Grandmother's side of the family was Lea. Her father was Lewis Lea (spelled this way.)

Granddaddy Preston Poteat died in 1949. His father was Jno Poteat and his mother was Rachel (No last name known) They were not married. We believe she was a slave on the Poteat plantation. Preston died in 1949. Willie Ann died in 1958

Our great grand mother's name was Georgianna Lea

Willie Ann Lea and Preston Poteat' s children

Mattie Bell - 3/1 /1913 - 4/13/1991 m. Paul Lea
Children of Mattie Bell Poteat Lea
Pauline (Polly) 12/23/1933
Merlin Hamilton Lea Sept 19, 1936
Hunter (Jack) Lea Sept 10 1939

Erma Poteat Graves Madden 1908 m. a Graves, then Fred Madden
Child of Erma and Graves
Newell Hampton Graves Marzette

Lister (Slue) b. 8/5/1916- d.June 10, 1969 m. Alease Long ( My Parents)
Children of Slue and Alease
Harvey Poteat December 26, 1944
Shirley Ann Poteat Dunston November 8, 1946
Vera Lea Poteat Guy Ware October 4, 1948
Harry James Poteat March 28, 1951

Roy Poteat b.6/27/ 1906 - d. 6/17/1984 m. Lucille Poteat (No children)

Louis Poteat b. 4/7/ 1910 d. 4/10, 1982 m. Elizabeth Phelps
Child of Louis and Elizabeth - Ersell Poteat

Jennie Lea (unk) m. George Keen
Children of Jennie and George

George Keen, Jr.
Thelma Keen
Marvin Keen
Alvin Keen
Robin Keen
Alan Keen

Neater Poteat (unk) m. Grant
Children of Neater and Grant

Angela Grant

Len 7/25/1918- 5/12/1978 (No children)

Jamie Poteat b Feb 26, 1924- d. Feb. 13, 1995 m. Harriet
( Check your dates on you daddy as we got this information from the courthouse records and his obit).
Jamie and Harriet's children
(Please forgive me for the other two names.) Send me the info on the names of your sisters and brothers including Brenda and Bootsie's married names.

Ulice Poteat (Vera has his birthdate, but has to find it.)m. Frances Brandon Poteat

Children of Ulice and Frances
Mildred Elizabeth Poteat Blackwell
Neater Poteat Turner
Ulice Poteat, Jr
Anthony Poteat

Lawyer (born 1911)


Royal born 1908 - died

So far, this is all the information we have. If you have anything else, let me know. My email address is I still live in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. My mom died in 1997.


Georgia Mc (View posts)
Posted: 1049000146000
Classification: Query
shirley that was a very informative and extensive search....Would you check your data base to see if any of your relatives were married to or related to the caswell/yanceyville cobbs during the 1920's-1930's....


Posted: 1356544132000
Classification: Query
Hi. My great-grandmother is from Caswell County & her name is Elizabeth Hester. She was a full blood Native American, most likely belonging to the Choctaw Tribe. She married my great-grandfather Ben Poteat originally from Louisiana. I am researching any information I can collect about my roots.
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