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Potter Cemetery

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5841 Lumley Road, Mesquite, TX, USA
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     John P. (1827-1899) and Martha (Oden) (1835-1872) Potter, pioneer citizens of the , bought a farm near the Haught's Store community in 1860. When their son William L. Potter died in July 1861 he was the first to be buried on this site; John Potter enlisted in the Confederate Army in the same month. After the war he served as justice of the peace; his landholdings included almost 1,000 acres. Most of the Potters' nine children are interred here. The last recorded burial was in 1947. A 1997 count revealed 16 possible graves. The Potter Cemetery remains a record of the settlers who shaped eastern Dallas County. (1998)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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