Dr. Hugh Swinton POTTS

HAIRSTON.org ID#992, b. 12 March 1818, d. before 1880
Father*Samuel Thomas POTTS1 b. 23 Sep 1789
Mother*Margaret SWINTON1 b. 1796
Birth*Dr. Hugh Swinton POTTS was born on 12 March 1818 in South Carolina.2,3 
He was the son of Samuel Thomas POTTS and Margaret SWINTON.1 
College*In 1840 he was attending the Medical College of South Carolina and his residence is listed as Winston County, Mississippi.4 
Marriage*Dr. Hugh Swinton POTTS married Narcissa Eliza GRAY, daughter of John Frederick GRAY and Sommer Fleming AIKIN, on 10 August 1844 in Winston County, Mississippi; Potts Bible shows marriage date of 14 May 1844.3,5,2 
Census 1850*Dr. Hugh Swinton POTTS appeared on the census of 4 September 1850 in Winston County, Mississippi, H.S. Potts 32 physician from SC, wife Narcissa 25 from SC, Margaret 5, Anna 1.

Census 1860He appeared on the 1860 census of William H. GRAY on 20 June 1860 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi; William H. Gray (head of household) 32 born in SC, Ella Gray 5 born MS, H. S. Potts 42 Physician South Carolina, Narcissa Potts 34 South Carolina, Margaret 14, Anna 11, Martha & Elvira 7 (twins). Sumner Hudson 9 and William Hudson 1.3

ProbateDr. Hugh Swinton POTTS was the executor of William H. GRAY's estate on 22 March 1862 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.6 
Death*Dr. Hugh Swinton POTTS died before 1880.7 


Narcissa Eliza GRAY b. a 1826

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S136] Bible - Thomas Potts Family Bible - 1668-1893 , area covered is Charleston, South Carolina. Bible printed in 1740. other surnames mentioned: Akin, Burton, Gray, Hairston, Keelin, Smith, and Thornton. Library call number 24346, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S130] College Student Lists. Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society.
  5. [S76] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S3372] Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982. Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
Last Edited18 Mar 2019