Second Generation

2. Elijah2 Potts (Joseph King1) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey September 1830.

He married Margaret Hawk Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, November 10, 1855. Margaret was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey September 1835. Margaret(4218) was the daughter of Godfrey Hawk and Charity Sidders. In the 1870 census Cherryville Franklin Twp Hunterdon NJ page 194, Elijah (age 39) is recorded with Margaret (age 34), Maniva (age 14), Truman (age 10), Godfrey (age 8), and Mary (age 5). Elijah is a farm laborer and all births are NJ.

In the 1880 census Franklin Twp Hunterdon NJ page 291, Elijah (age 49) is recorded with Margaret (age 44), Belle (age 15), and Birtha May (age 1). Elijah is a laborer and all births are NJ.

In the 1900 census Franklin Twp Hunterdon NJ page 11, Elijah (age 69) is recorded with Margaret (age 64), Birdie M (age 21). They have been married fro 45 years and have had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census. Elijah is a mail carrier and all births are NJ.

Elijah Potts and Margaret Hawk had the following children:

child 9 i. Maniva W3 Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 25, 1856.

child 10 ii. Mary E Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 22, 1858.

child 11 iii. Formen H Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ February 13, 1860. He married Sarah Isabelle Rittenhouse October 20, 1883. Sarah was born in New Jersey August 1860. In the 1900 census Franklin Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page , Froman? (age 40), is recorded with Lizzie (age 39). They have been married for 2 years and have had 1 child not living at the time of the census.

child 12 iv. Godfrey Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ February 20, 1862.

child 13 v. Mary Belle Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 10, 1864. She married William B Bowne October 27, 1883. William was born in New Jersey October 13, 1849. William was the son of Charles C Bowne and Margaret M Hoppock. (See William B Bowne for the continuation of this line.)

child 14 vi. Bertha May Potts was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ May 1879.

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