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From: Elizabeth Harris< >
Subject: George POTTS and James O'NEAL, Rowan Co. 1820s
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 14:15:37 -0400
George POTTS wrote his will in 1823, probated 1826 (Rowan County book
H:328), naming daughters Crecy, Nancy, Rebecca and Sally; sons Hamilton,
Jeremiah and Josiah. Joshua BRINEGAR was executor.
James O'NEAL wrote his will and died in 1823 (Rowan Co. book H:232), naming
several children and wife Creacy. He refers to land adj. George Potts.
Joshua BRINEGAR and Creacy O'NEAL were joint executors, Hamilton and
Jeremiah Potts were witnesses.
Can anyone confirm for me that Creacy, widow of James O'Neal, was Crecy,
daughter of George Potts?
And, the more burning question for my own research, what is the
relationship of Joshua BRINEGAR to these two families? My hunch is that
George Potts' daughter Sally is Joshua Brinegar's wife, named as Sarah in
his estate settlement in 1846-47 (Davie County). If both these
suppositions are correct, then Joshua would be George Potts's son-in-law,
and Creacy O'Neal's brother-in-law.
Neither the O'Neal nor the Brinegar marriage appears in Frances Ingmire's
compilation of Rowan County marriage bonds. I would guess that both took
place around 1800-1810.
And if all this is correct, then I'm newly established as a POTTS
descendant, and would like to talk with others researching this family in
state coordinator for NCGenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgenweb/
personal genealogy pages (NC and VA): http://www.duke.edu/web/chlam
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