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Posted: 19 Aug 2002 6:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2005 8:24PM GMT
Hi Tammy, It's your long lost cousin Shirley. How are you doing? Grandmother's side of the family was Lea. Her father was Lewis Lea (spelled this way.)

Granddaddy Preston Poteat died in 1949. His father was Jno Poteat and his mother was Rachel (No last name known) They were not married. We believe she was a slave on the Poteat plantation. Preston died in 1949. Willie Ann died in 1958

Our great grand mother's name was Georgianna Lea

Willie Ann Lea and Preston Poteat' s children

Mattie Bell - 3/1 /1913 - 4/13/1991 m. Paul Lea
Children of Mattie Bell Poteat Lea
Pauline (Polly) 12/23/1933
Merlin Hamilton Lea Sept 19, 1936
Hunter (Jack) Lea Sept 10 1939

Erma Poteat Graves Madden 1908 m. a Graves, then Fred Madden
Child of Erma and Graves
Newell Hampton Graves Marzette

Lister (Slue) b. 8/5/1916- d.June 10, 1969 m. Alease Long ( My Parents)
Children of Slue and Alease
Harvey Poteat December 26, 1944
Shirley Ann Poteat Dunston November 8, 1946
Vera Lea Poteat Guy Ware October 4, 1948
Harry James Poteat March 28, 1951

Roy Poteat b.6/27/ 1906 - d. 6/17/1984 m. Lucille Poteat (No children)

Louis Poteat b. 4/7/ 1910 d. 4/10, 1982 m. Elizabeth Phelps
Child of Louis and Elizabeth - Ersell Poteat

Jennie Lea (unk) m. George Keen
Children of Jennie and George

George Keen, Jr.
Thelma Keen
Marvin Keen
Alvin Keen
Robin Keen
Alan Keen

Neater Poteat (unk) m. Grant
Children of Neater and Grant

Angela Grant

Len 7/25/1918- 5/12/1978 (No children)

Jamie Poteat b Feb 26, 1924- d. Feb. 13, 1995 m. Harriet
( Check your dates on you daddy as we got this information from the courthouse records and his obit).
Jamie and Harriet's children
(Please forgive me for the other two names.) Send me the info on the names of your sisters and brothers including Brenda and Bootsie's married names.

Ulice Poteat (Vera has his birthdate, but has to find it.)m. Frances Brandon Poteat

Children of Ulice and Frances
Mildred Elizabeth Poteat Blackwell
Neater Poteat Turner
Ulice Poteat, Jr
Anthony Poteat

Lawyer (born 1911)


Royal born 1908 - died

So far, this is all the information we have. If you have anything else, let me know. My email address is I still live in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. My mom died in 1997.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Priscilla Caris 31 Jul 1998 12:00PM GMT 
jojo0998 8 Jul 2002 1:43AM GMT 
ShirleyDunsto... 20 Aug 2002 12:06AM GMT 
Georgia Mc 30 Mar 2003 4:55AM GMT 
Poteat_Tiffan... 26 Dec 2012 5:48PM GMT 
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