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  • ID: I6825
  • Name: Lydia Marks 1
  • Sex: F
  • Name: Lydia Marks Badgley Potter 2
  • Birth: 11 OCT 1830 in Kentucky 1 3
  • Death: 27 APR 1911 in Texas 1 2
  • Note:
    Lydia married Job Badgley on February 6, 1848. They were the parents of George and Rosetta. After Job's death she married widower Absalom Potter on July 5, 1954. They were the parents of Angeline, Watts, William, Andrew Jackson, Marion, Henry Cleveland, Malissa and Eva. Her obituary follows:

    We are sad to chronicle the death of one of our old neighbors and friends, Mrs. Lydia Potter, which occurred on Thursday, April 27 (1911 - VPB). Mrs. Potter was born in Kentucky 81 years ago and came with her father, Watt Mark (Watts Marks - VPB), to Texas in 1846. She married Job Badgley in 1847. Two children were born of this union. She was left a widow and in 1854 she married Absalem Potter. Eight children were born of this union of which five survive her as follows: Mrs. E. W. Ingle, Mrs. H. C. Marcum, Messrs. A. J., Marion & Henry Potter. Mrs. Potter lived in the church of her choice for half a century, the Primitive Baptist. She had been an invalid for several months, but God said she had suffered long enough. Come up higher to the joys of your Lord. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. G. C. Garrison, after which the body was laid to rest by the side of her husband at Pleasant Mound. Mrs. Potter was an excellent neighbor, wife and mother and she will be greatly missed by a host of friends & relatives, but our loss is her gain.
    -VirJean Potter Bozarth 20 Jun 2007

    Father: Watts Marks b: 1801 in Loudoun County, Virginia
    Mother: Sarah Miller

    Marriage 1 Job Badgley
    • Married: 6 FEB 1848 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas 1 3
    1. Has No Children George Badgley
    2. Has No Children Rosetta Badgley

    Marriage 2 Absalom Potter b: OCT 1813
    • Married: 5 JUL 1854 in Texas 3
    1. Has No Children Andrew Jackson Potter
    2. Has No Children Malissa Potter
    3. Has No Children Eva Potter
    4. Has No Children Angeline Potter b: 1 MAR 1856
    5. Has Children Watts Potter b: 26 MAR 1859
    6. Has No Children William R. Potter b: 3 MAR 1861
    7. Has No Children Marion Potter b: 24 NOV 1865
    8. Has No Children Henry Cleveland Potter b: 12 MAR 1868

    1. Title: Lydia Marks Badgley Potter memorial posting
      Author: VirJean Potter Bozarth
      Publication: 20 Jun 2007
      Note: www.findagrave.com
      Media: Internet
    2. Title: Old Pleasant Mound (Public) Cemetery
      Author: A. C. Morgan
      Publication: September 2, 2001
      Note: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~jwheat/pmoundcem.html
      Media: Internet
    3. Title: Merrell
      Author: Mary Merrell
      Publication: 30 Dec 2004
      Note: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mmerrell&id
      Media: Internet
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