New: The following is a Link to an alphabetical list of the files that one of our special cousins, Phyllis Madden, found at archives.org and uploaded to Facebook for us. These files are in pdf form and are not updated, so they will have errors. They can be viewed or downloaded to your computer to save. They are old files, but they are all that is left of the site that Yahoo deleted. They are snapshots taken throughout the years by archives.org who keeps these files for lost websites. Click on this "Lost Files Link" to get to them. They are nowhere near what I had, but they are better than none. Please Note: You will have to be signed in on your Facebook Page to access these files because they are on Our Potter Family and Friends Facebook Page.
My name is Annette Potter. I started my genealogy research many years ago (about 20 years) and recently had a huge website until Yahoo deleted it by mistake even though it had been paid for and was completely up to date. My research was dedicated to the Potter families related to those who originated in Eastern Kentucky and surrounding areas. I don't know if I will be able to recover my website, but I am trying to work on it each day. There was so much information on the website that I doubt seriously if it will ever be completely recovered. I had years of work put into the site and help from 100's of people who sent much information throughout the years.
The best I can figure is that years ago in 2009 I had an email address that was used to pay for my website and it was hacked. I wrote yahoo and told them about it and they blocked that email and assigned me a new one to use and pay my bill through. It remained that way for many years and suddenly on July 15 2015, Yahoo did auto maintenance and associated my website with that old blocked account. Not only did they destroy my website that took me 15 years of daily work to get where it was, they destroyed all my current emails which contained all the information sent to me throughout the years with 1000's of photos and information. Please understand that I have talked to them until I am blue in the face and even though I hear from some of you experts out there that there is something I can do, trust me, there is not anything I can do. It is gone and I have to recover it by starting all over again. I had a partial backup of the site and had not finished it. Who would ever believe that Yahoo would do such a thing to an up to date account!? Needless to say, I am very angry about it, but what's the use of whining and complaining. There is no use in it. I am just getting busy and trying to recover what I can. My eyes are not as good as they once were, but as long as they hold up, I will work on it and do as much as I can. If you have anything to send me to put back up, just send it to email@example.com and I will add it asap.
Creed Flannery Potter
and Ida Fuller
Creed Flannery Potter b 2 Sept 1902 Letcher Co KY d 26 Jan 1959 Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Joel Martin Potter and Eliza Frances Reynolds. Creed Flannery Potter m. Ida Fuller Potter b 27 Jun 1912 KY d 1 Jul 2006 TX; d/o Elijah Green Fuller and Leona Smith. My Memorial Tribute to Mother, Ida Fuller Potter. Creed Flannery Potter m. (1) to Sarah Rose Robinson b about 1902 d about 1934; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o James "Big Jim" Robinson and Adah Rose. (Divorced 30 Aug 1933). Creed Flannery Potter m. (2) to Betty Brown.
My Paternal Grandparents
Joel Martin Mart Potter
and Eliza Frances Reynolds.
Joel Martin "Mart" Potter b 4 Mar 1875 Letcher Co KY d 20 Apr 1949; buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, KY; s/o Abraham Potter and Sarah "Sallie" Wright. Joel Martin "Mart" Potter m. 6 Oct 1894 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to (1) Eliza Frances Reynolds b 16 Dec 1877 d 23 Apr 1975; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o William Henry Reynolds and Matilda Frances Baker. Joel Martin "Mart" Potter m. (2) to Callie Potter; d/o Abraham Potter and Selina Phillips. Joel Martin "Mart" Potter m. (3) to Leona Smith; d/o Hilliard Smith and Armelda Combs. Leona Smith m. (1) to James "Jim" Hale. Eliza Frances Reynolds m. (2) to Thomas Davis.
My Maternal Grandparents
Elijah "Green" Fuller b Sept 1877 Knott Co KY d about 1929; s/o Elijah "Bunt" Fuller b 1845 KY and Martha Combs b 1858. Elijah "Green" Fuller m. 29 Mar 1909 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY to (2) Leona Smith b 14 Apr 1884 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 12 Sept 1966; buried Isom Cemetery, Isom KY; behind the Presbyterian Church; d/o Hilliard Jackson Smith and Armelda "Melda" Combs. Elijah "Green" Fuller m. 16 Sept 1895 to (1st) Margaret Amburgey b 12 Mar 1879; d/o Alfred Amburgey and Elizabeth Amburgey. Leona Smith m. (1) to James "Jim" Hale; s/o Thomas Hale and Matilda Smith. Leona Smith m. (3) to Joel Martin "Mart" Potter late in life.
Elijah Green Fuller
and Leona Smith.
My Paternal Great - Grandparents
Abraham Potter and
Sarah Sally Wright
Abraham Potter b 13 Aug 1837 Letcher Co KY d 13 May 1913 Pike Co KY; buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap KY; s/o Isaac Potter and Mary Polly Houston. Abraham Potter m. 15 Jul 1869 to (2) Sarah Sally Wright b 10 Mar 1847 d 8 Nov 1925; buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap KY; d/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates.
My Paternal Great-GrandparentsWilliam Henry Reynolds b 28 Feb, 1837 Russell Co VA d 8 Dec 1890 Seco, Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Noah Milburn Reynolds 1808 and Mary Chaney Stone. William Henry Reynolds m. 4 Mar 1859 to Frances Matilda Baker b 23 Apr 1844 d 28 Mar 1927; d/o Henry Baker and Mary Catherine Privett.
William Henry Reynolds
and Matilda Frances Baker
My Maternal Great Grandparents
Elijah Bunt Fuller
and Martha Combs
Elijah Bunt Fuller b 20 Jul 1845 d 31 Dec 1931 Perry Co KY; s/o Elijah Green Fuller 1790 NC Elizabeth? Messer?. Elijah Bunt Fuller m. Martha Combs.
My Maternal Great Grandparents
Hilliard Jackson Smith
and Armelda Combs
Hilliard Jackson Smith b 13 Apr 1855 Perry Co KY d 29 Apr 1914 Knott Co KY; s/o William Medford "Med" Smith and Martha Ashley. Hilliard Jackson Smith m. 24 Sept 1879 Perry Co KY to Armelda "Melda" Combs b 28 Aug 1862 Allock, Perry Co KY d 15 Mar 1953 Knott Co KY; d/o Jackson "Jack" Combs and Mary Ann Young.
Hazel Potter Thompson
1. Hazel Potter and Bert Thompson; s/o Thomas Lindsay Thompson and Trudy Bee Modena Farmer. (Visit Hazel on Facebook)
Hazel Potter and Bert Thompson
2. Hazel's Parents - Clabe Potter and Anna Hall;
3. Hazel's Grandparents - Reuben Potter 1865 and Arminda Hall;
4. Hazel's Great Grandparents - Isaac Potter 1839 and Emiline Bentley;
5. Hazel's GG Grandparents Benjamin Potter 1796 NC and Susannah Hollingsworth?;
6. Hazel's GGG Grandparents Abraham Potter 1745 NC and Lydia? Stewart?
Thanks very much to Hazel Potter Thompson who worked with me extensively on her family as well as some extended family of her father, Clabe Potter. She has been the largest contributor of time, information and photos to this website
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