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date: 25 January 2020

Potter, Robertlocked

(1800?–02 March 1842)
  • Light Townsend Cummins

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Potter, Robert (1800?–02 March 1842), North Carolina congressman and Republic of Texas political leader, was born at Brassfields, North Carolina, of parentage unknown to present-day historians, other than the fact that his father was a yeoman farmer. He attended country school at Williamsboro and entered the United States Navy as a midshipman on 2 March 1815. He served various tours of duty aboard the ...

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