Potters Chapel Cemetery – Location:  West of Lancing off Hwy 62, turn left at Williams Market onto Genesis Road. Travel app 2.4 miles, turn left & travel app. 1.4 miles. The cemetery & Church are on the right. There are app. 73 unmarked graves.

Potters Chapel Church



Dorothy & Mary Potter                                     Mary Edith Potter Griffith

b & d 1923                                                 Sept 18, 1930 – Dec. 16, 1993

Robert Perry Potter & Mary Cook —               Wife of Charles E. Griffith


Clarence M. Potter


May 13, 1925, March 23, 1978


Alfred M. Bishop                                        Rebecca J. Melton Bishop Husband of Rebecca J. Bishop                      b: 2-19-1863 – d: 9-28-14 b:  May 15, 1858-d: Mar. 20, 1917                                        d/o Henry Melton & Mary E. Howard


Alvin C. Bishop – 1919-1921 s/o Maynard Bishop & Ruth Hartley



Maynard C. Bishop – Apr. 6, 1899 – Dec. 27, 1975

Ernestine Hawn – Apr. 3, 1920 – d/o Wm. M. Hawn & Frances Mahalia Potter


Leoona Rebecca Potter                                      Gilbert Absolum Potter

Aug 12, 1874 – Nov 2, 1947                              Mar 18, 1872 – May 4, 1931

w/o Absolum Potter                                           h/o Leona Rebecca Hawn

Jacob Hawn & Sarah Sallie Green                    John Potter & Francis Hamby

———                                                      ————–


  Curtie Potter                                                    Bertie Potter Aug. 19, 1911, Aug 11, 1924                       Feb 11, 1903 – Apr 11, 1922 Gilbert Absolum Potter & Leona R. Potter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA ——-OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Solomon Monroe Potter, 1870-1939                 Samuel Cloud Potter  1910-1972 h/o (1) Ida Adkins, (2) Artela Tillie Howard          (Solomon M Potter, Artela Tillie                                                                   Howard) husband of Velma M Gilreath John R. Potter & Elizabeth Barnett


Artelia Howard Potter 1877-1961                           Annette Potter

w/o  Solomon Monroe Potter                     d/o Mildred Potter b-d 2-14-1962

(Samuel Howard, Susannah Langley)



Mother M A B                                                            Father  B L B


Elsie Ruth Potter                                              M.E. Hawn,  1874-1886



Julia Elizabeth Taylor  1864-1906                    Frankie F. Potter

Lawrence & Lonnie – 1906-1906                            1834-1905


Leaton M. Potter, US Army Korea – Dec. 27, 1923, Dec 27, 1993

son of  Benj. Harrison Potter & Annie Tilda Simpson

POTTERharrison    —   POTTERsolomon

Clifford Potter, 1925-1991                           Solomon S. Potter

Dec 20, 1920 – Mar 23, 1993

sons of  Benj. Harrison Potter & Annie Tilda Simpson


Photos courtesy of Deb Shippee



~ ~ ~ 
Since Oscar Bishop was probably born in this house,
I am going to guess it is/was in Frankfort Area
<<<                ALFRED BISHOP  son of
Rufus Bishop and Sarah Barnett
b) 5-15-1858 in TN   d) 3-20-1917
burried in Potters Chapel Cemetary, Morgan Co, TN
1860 census age 2
daughter of
Henry Melton and Mary Elizabeth Howard Melton
b) 2-19-1863 in Morgan Co TN
d) 9-28-1914 in TN
burried Potters Chapel Cemetary, Morgan Co. TN
1910 census age 47
Rebeccas dad: Henry Melton
b)10-18-1818 in Morgan Co d)7-21-1882
Married 7-22-1847 Morgan Co
burried – Clear Creek Cemetary Lancing TNRebeccas Mom: Mary Elizabeth Howard Melton
b)  9-22-1829 in Morgan Co.  d) 7-10-1903

Morgan Co, Clear Creek Cemetary, Lancing TN

b 9-6-1882, Lancing, TN
d 2-6-1957
b  5-10-1892, Lancing, TN
d 2-21-1986
Married in Deer Lodge, TN
September 18, 1910

  Ole, Eunice, Gladys, Jeanette, Marilyn & Chester Bishop
~ ~ ~
Parents: Ole Bishop
b- 10-14-1910 in Frankfort, Morgan Co., TN
d 12-24-1985 in Crossville, tN
Eunice Caldwell-Bishop
b  7-29-1912 in Lancing, TN
d April 1998? in Crossville, TN
m 11-10-1932 in Stearns, Ky
Both parents buried in Crossville City Cemetery
Children, left to right
Gladys, Jeanette, Marilyn, Chester Bishop

born 10-14-1825 in VA
died 6-6-1887
burried Taylor Plot Frankfort/Morgan Co
Married 3-27-1850 in Morgan County, TN
born 10-14-1819 in Morgan Co
died 3-11-1890
burried Taylor Plot Frankfort/Morgan Co.
Parents of
David Alexander Taylor


Could they be HAWNS??

Photos courtesy of Velera West-Pace
Velera Marie West-Pace
g-g-grandaughter of
Alfred and Rebecca Bishop
g-g-grandaughter of
D. A. Taylor and Sarah Hall-Taylor



News Clippings – 1918

MARRIAGE LICENSES  – Issued week ending March 9, 1918

A. H. Portwood to Minnie Wood
J. D. Jones to Carrie Harrl
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Chas. Hown to Louvrnia Sims
Harry Hammonds to Cassie Sexton
Maynard Bishop to Ruth Hartley
Elbert Goad to Laura Innis
Issued week of March 16, 1918

Ervin H. Byrd to Lottie Nelson
Walter I Hays to Bertha A. York


of our dear mother, Louise Schubert, who died, March 8th, 1915. Sadly missed by her husband and children.

DEATH OF JOHN H. McPETERS – After an illness of a few days, John. H. McPeters died at his home on Flat Fork. He was the son of Mr. Jas McPeters and a member of the Junior Order American Mechanics, under the auspices of which order he was buried Monday afternoon at the Flat Fork burrying ground.  He leaves a wife surviving him.   (Week of March 22, 1918)

SUDDEN DEATH OF CHAS BROWN – On last Saturday morning, the death angel, the invisible rider of the ‘pale horse’, came into the home of one of our citizens and took away the family’s head, in the person of Chas. Brown,
an old and respected citizen of the county.  He was suddenly stricken down, and after ceasing from the daily labor in which he engaged on Saturday morning, March 16th, he only lived about one hour.  Mr. Brown was born in Lammershein Rhine Baiern Bavaris, Germany at the Castle of the Count of Oberndorf, on Sept 28, 1847. He was the third of nine children born tp the marriage of Henry Edward and Maria Josephine (Fricker) Brown.  They  left
the old country Aug. 1, 1850 and arrived at Wartburg Oct 3rd of the same year. Mr. Brown was early left an orphan.  He married Julia Garrett .  There are four sons and four daughters surviving;  Mr. O.H. Brown of Knoxville, W. O. Brown of Petros, Ed. L. Brown and Robt Brown of Wartburg; Miss Josie Brown of Knoxville, Mrs. Ida Hughes of Tazewell, Mrs. Willie Byrd and Miss May Brown of Wartburg,  and his widow, Julia Garrett Brown, all of whom were present at his funeral which was conducted at the Presbyterian Church house Monday Morning at 10 o’clock. His brother, Mr. Edward Brown of Tazewell was also present.  There was a large concourse consisting of several hundred people in attendance at the services which was conducted by Rev. Charles Taylor of Oakdale.  The burial was in the Wartburg Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)

March 1918

Little Rex Henry, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Henry has been very sick for the last few days.

There is one case of small pox in Wartburg, Mr. E. M. Williams is the unfortunate person surffering with contagion,
however, the Health authorities with the acquiescence of Mr. Williams family, have taken the precaution by the
adoption of proper quarantine regulations so that others of the town, if possible, shall not be afflicted.

A large number of friends met with well filled baskets and gave Mrs. T. V. Peters a hearty surprise on her return from La.  It being her birthday, March 1st.

Mr. Carson Brown of Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C., has been spending a few days with home folks.

Mr. Will Shick from Sterns, Ky., was in our town Thursday.

The Ladies Aid met at the Hall Thursday and quilted two quilts.

Born to Mr. and  Mrs. J. A. Love of Mossy Grove, on last Sunday a Son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kreis on last Saturday, a girl.

Mr. C. C. Blake of Pine Orchard, Rockwood, Rt. 3, has recently traded his stallion for a well brd, fine blooded, jack.

Miss Minnie Adsmond is home after a trip to Knoxville and Chattanooga.  She has accepted the position
of Canning Demonstrator for Union County, Tennessee.

Newton Brewster, who is stationed at Camp Sevier, S.C., is at home on a 10 day furlough.


Sheriff Byrd was here one day last week talking to the boys and it seems that he made them believe that he is the fellow for Sheriff again, as he received 17 out of 21 votes cast.

Eugene Brown has moved from Burrville to the farm where Andy McKinney was living.

Elmer Davis, A C S fireman, is spending a few days with R. W. Davis, enjoying a case of measles.

Our S.S. was reorganized Sunday by electing John York, supt., Mr. J. G. Peters, asst. supt., Miss Nola York
secy., other the teachers selected are, Mr. J. B., York, Mrs. J.H. A. Lewallen, Mrs. J. D. Young, and Mr. J. G. Peters.

On last Saturday evening, two young fellows, supposedly from Oneida, held up Paul Daniels and Levi Bass not far from seventeen tunnel and took twenty dollars off of them. They also held up Elbert Goad and he ran and they shot at him inflicting a slight wound in his shoulder.  This practice of stealing and robbing in this country should be looked after and a stop put to it.

Last Friday, while working on a trussel below seventeen tunnel, Mr. Henry Holliday, a brakeman on one of the dirt trains, fell from his train, falling a distance of forty or forty-five feet, receiving a serious injury to one of his ankles.

Mr. Will Sexton is very sick at this writing.

Aunt Lucretia Jones, who has the misfortune to fall and cripple herself, is slowly improving.


M.M. Foad and Alex Qualls have taken the contract to rock the Rome Church Road from Summit Park to forks of Frankfort Road.

Thorwald Strand has joined Earl Phillips in Pittsburg, allured by high wages.

Dr. Leonard Ostrowski, the oldest pioneer among the Polish settlers, passed away last Thursday after a few days illness with heart trouble.  He moved here from Chicago some 13 years ago and made it his home ever since. Father Sullivan said High Mass over the remains Sunday and he was laid to rest in the Deer Lodge Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)

Charlie Zellar, a promising young man of 16 years, died Monday at the residence of his parents near the Pilot Mt. road , of acute Brights disease.  He was buried at the Deer Lodge Cemetery.

Charlie Phillips is home nursing a bad cold contracted on the Western Union line at tunnel 20.

APRIL, 1918

JOSEPH MARTIN BRANAM, age 68 yrs,of Coalfield, died here at the home of his son-in-law, R. B. Whalen on April 5th, of cardia renal disease.  He leaves a wife, one son, two sisters, and five daughters.  The body was sent to Harriman, Sunday morning on No. 1.  The funeral services were conducted by Rec. Wyrick of Harriman.  Interment was made in the Willard Cemetery.


We regret to learn of the death on Tuesday morning of this week, of Mrs. Wm. Howard of Sunbright. Mrs. Howard was about 80 years of age and the widow of the late William Howard who preceded her on life’s journey near two years ago.She leaves surviving her,  a number of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Week of April 12, 1918)


Mr. John Davis, formerly of Oakdale, has moved onto the farm which he recently purchased from Ruscoe Human.

All business here is being run by the new time and its hoped by many that we will never go back to the old time.

Mr. Fred Jacks left Tuesday for Stearns, Ky., where he has accepted work.

Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Whalen went to Harriman Sunday where they attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Whalen’s father, Mr. Joseph Martin Branham.

Mrs. Oscar Stonecipher has returned home after an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Pat Pearson of Oakdale.


MAY 1918 

MARRIAGES LICENSES  — Week of May 24, 1918

T. A. Hood to Stella Maden
Decatur Davis to Cordia Pittman


KILLED BY LIGHTNING  – At the end of the O & W Ry, west of Oneida in Scott Co, at or near a place called Gernt, it is reported that eight men sought shelter from a severe thunder and rain storm under a large oak
tree, and while there the tree was struck by the lighting, killing two instantly and injuring the others, one of whom was reported to in  a dying condition, their names are not learned.

JUNE 1918 

H. F. Byrd of the National Army, stationed at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., is spending a few days in Wartburg and vicinity on furlough visiting home folks.

Mrs. Will Brown, of Elgin, came down last Sunday to bid good by to her brother, Arthur Duncan who left with the contingent of selected men for Camp Gordon Tuesday.

Mrs. Geo Shick has returned home after visiting her son Edward Shicks at Stearns, Ky.

Mr. E. J. Patching and family of Oakdale motored through and spent the day last Sunday week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Patching.

Mrs. R. G. Jacks is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett at Frankfort this week.

The roller is in our town and work has begun on our road. (Burrville) It is hoped that we will soon have good roads.

Corp. Luther N. Garrett of the Narional Army stationed at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. is spending a few days at home on furlough.

J. B. Powell attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Kindrick at Rockwood last week, and on his return was accompanied by Mrs. Rue Hagard and Miss Ruth Blake, sisters of Mrs. Powell.

Ed Mehlhorn of the National Army, stationed at Camp Sevier, was in Wartburg Sunday visiting homefolks.

Private Everett Garrett is now seeing service “somewhere in France” while Lincoln Adams is supposedto be on the way “over there”.

Lt. Dorscheid is now at Ft. Oglethorp, Ga. in active commission.

Everett Jones who is in the U.S. Navy located on Fishers Island, N.Y., is at home on a ten day furlough.

Week of June 21, 1918 

Wednesday of this week was registration day for the young  men coming 21 years of age since June 5th of last year and a large number registered who resided in all parts of the County, and we hope to publish a complete list later.

LIST OF MEN MOBILIZED  – Week of June 24,-29, 1918

Elmer Davis Glen Mary
J. Arthur Duncan Wartburg 
James P. Minor Petros
Jesse C. Quinn Lancing
George Ray Oliver Springs
Weldie Langford Glades
Willie C. Adsmond Deer Lodge 
Arnett H. Boone Petros
Weldie Ruffner Coalfield
Emmett Ooten Deer Lodge 
Otis Underwood  Sunbright
Carl H. Davie Oakdale
Charles A. Morris Oliver Springs 
Edward B. Turpin Oakdale
Albert McCartt  Lancing 
Charles W.Phillips Oakdale 
John H. Ebble Deer Lodge 
Dock G. Howard  Lancing 
Howard Armes Deer Lodge
Arlow Ryons Deer Lodge
Irl J. McCormick Sunbright
Abe L. Howard  Lancing 
Tom C. Hardy Oakdale 
E. H. Freytag Wartburg
James M. Cross Harriman

Of the above men, James P. Minor, Charles W. Phillips and Albert McCartt were called as alternates.


The young men whose names were published in our last week’s issue, (except Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn) left on Tuesday of this week for Camp Gordon, Ga.  There were 23 in number. Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn who were in the selects published, were selected for special training and will be sent later together with Ray C. Quinn of Knoxville.

JULY 1918

Mrs. T. O. Juve, widow of the late Rev. T. O.. Juve, died at her home North-west of Wartburg on Tuesday, June 18th.  She leaves surviving her, six children, three sons and three daughters. Funeral services were held on Thursday of this week and she was burried in the Wartburg Cemetery.

Mr. James Purvis, whose toe was amputated last week, is progressing nicely, and his many  friends hope shortly to see him out.

Big preparations are being made by the Red Cross Society and kindred committees for the big patriotic celebrations on July 4th.

S. T. Kimbell accompanied Judge W. Z. Stricklin over to Knoxville Thursday, where the Bales bankruptcy case was on hearing.

The High School Board met in Wartburg Monday and among other business transacted, employed a Mr. Ellis of New Market as Principal, Mrs. Nancy (Turman) Quinn as Music Teacher and Miss Cora Hornsby as teacher of domestic science and Home Economics in the Central High School for the coming fall and winter term.

Arlow Ryojn, Charlie Phillips and Bill Adsmond received their Army call.


AUGUST 1918 
Mrs. Ben Kreis of Oakdale is reported to have received a message that her son Henry Kreis had been seriously wounded in action in France.  This is the third Morgan County boy to be wounded since the war began.  Sergt. Hagood, a former Oakdale boy, and Geo Dagley of Petros being the other two.

Week of August 16, 1918 
Those  that attended the Normal at Wartburg last week were, Mrs. A. C. Peters, Lonnie Gunter and Miss Mertie Goggins and Rev. T. V. Peters.


Washington, Aug 14——Registration on Saturday, August 24, of all youths who have reached the age of 21 since the second registration last June, was ordered today by Provost Marshall General Crowder under a proclamation by President Wilson.  About 150,000 young men will register.  The purpose is to add quickly to the almost exhausted class one to meet army draft calls in September.


One day last week a U.S. Deputy Rev. Collector assisted by W. A. Human, Constable of Sunbright, made a raid on a wild cat still just about two miles to the east of Sunbright, while theuy found and destroyded some of its accessories, including about 1 1/2 bbls of malt, furnace, etc, no arrests were made in connection with the raiding.

The Wartburg Chapter of the Red Cross met Monday at 2 p.m. at the Court house and among other matters, considered the preparing of 20 comfort kits to present the boys with, who will leave here Friday of this week, for Camp Gordon, Ga.
Mrs. Henry Freytag and daughter, Lillie May of Chattanooga were visiting in Wartburg last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Chas Hughes of Danville, Ky., spent a few days last week with the latters parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Galloway.


Issued week of Sept 7th, 1918
James Broglin to Lillie Ray
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Clide Anderson to Menerva Silcox

Issued week of   Sept 14, 1918

Ira Bryant to Gertrude Dotson
Walter Preswood to Malinda O??ey

Issued week of September 28th, 1918

Gardner Richards to Zena Goddard
Leroy Skeens to Florence Human
Alvis Cadle to Julia Chapman

Another  Morgan County boy, Herbert Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Garrett, Lancing, Rt. 1, according to a message received by his parents, has been seriously wounded in action in France, This makes the third soldier from our county that we have heard of being the in the casualty list.

O.K. Johnson, Sam McCoy and Willie Walker, left Friday for Camp Wadsworth, S.C.

G. M. York dismissed his school last Monday and hiked himself down to the Co, Capital where he took upon himself the solemn and binding oath of a J.P.  If any young lady can find her a man to tie to her, proceed with him to the Squires where the knot will be tied at once.

John T. Stephens of the U. S. Navy came home last Sunday on Furlough.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crouch, on the 13th, a Big Boy.

Roscoe Anderson is spending a few days at Dayton Ohio before being called to service.

It is reported that Arthur Greer is very sick with typhoid fever.

Week of September 13, 1918
The following young men were selected and entrained last Friday for Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg S. C.  Citizens of Wartburg generously furnished cars for their transportation to Lancing:

Granville M. Hall
Charles Swicegood
Joe Sexton
Wm. H. Butler
Chas Olmstead
Horatio H. Shaver
Oscar Stephens
Thorwald Taylor
John H. McCartt
Elbert Goad
Everett Langley
Gilbert W. Hall
Walter Jestes
Roy H. Hall
James M McCoy
Leland T. Lavender
Floyd N. Shaddows
Geo. I Hall
Sam B. McCoy
Wm. H. Walker
Floyd A. VanGundy
Henry E. Meltohn
O Keneth Johnson
David H. Wilson



Week ending Nov 2nd, 1918

Clarence Strutton to Agnes Williams
James Fagan Jr., to Carrie Book
J. B. Duncan to Lizzie Black

Week ending November 9th 1918
Frances Rucker, Col to Alberta Chatton, Col
Jay McCartt ot Nellie Robbins

MARRIED  at the residence of the bride, four miles south of Wartburg on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1918, at 10 a m
Mrs. Lizzie Black and James B. Duncan. Squire I. J. Humamn preformed the ceremony. Mrs. Black is the widow of the late Carl Black and daughter of the late JWF Lehman, a prosperous farmer of this county. Mr. Duncan is well known by our people, having been a resident of this county all his life.

Mrs. Ross H. Williams went to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery Ala, Monday of this week to visit her husband who in camp at that place.

Our school is still closed an account of the flu in our community, but soon hope to see it open.

Mr. & Mrs. Arlow Nitzschke of Danville, Ky., spent a few days visiting his parents Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Nitzschke.

Miss Grace Kennedy of Rockwood attended the funeral of her brother Harry last Thursday.


The body of Harry Kennedy who died in the Hospital at Lexington, Ky with influenza followed by pneumonia, was shipped to Burrvlle for burial, Oct. 31st.

On October 22, at 3:20 P M, Mrs. Louvina Bowmamn died at her home in Oakdale, after an illness from influenza.  She was burried in Wartburg Cemetery on the 23rd.  She leaves surviving her, her mother, Mrs. D. W. Cooper, two daughtes, Jesse Lee Hall and Mary Baldwin Starkey, and four brothers Dr. Jno L.., James, Joe B, and Dave W., Jr., and her husband John Bowman.  Mrs. Bowman formerly resided in Wartburg and was well known here.  She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Cooper.

A telegram has been received by Mrs. W. D. Jones of this place, that her son, Private Oscar Williams, was killed in action on Sept 28th.  This makes the second Morgan County bouy to make the supreme sacrifice in the present world war. Young Williams enlisted about one year ago and went overseas not long thereafter. He was only eighteen years of age and was the oldest son of Mrs. Jones

TWO MORE MORGAN COUNTY BOYS ON CASUALTY LIST – On last Friday appeared the name of John H. Carson, Oliver Springs, killed in action and on Saturday the name of Lee Martin, Coalfield, wounded, degree undetermined.  Both Morgan County boys, Carson, the first named who has made the supreme sacrifice left Morgan County, Sept., 1917 in a contingent of drafted men of about 65 in number.