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Poteat, Isabella

Poteat, Isabella

Female 1902 - 1990  (87 years)

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  • Name Poteat, Isabella  [1
    Born 13 Jul 1902  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Bella 
    Reference Number 11452 
    Died 11 Jan 1990  Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11238  Caswell County
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2022 

    Father Poteat, Albert Lindsey,   b. 1 Apr 1865,   d. 12 Jul 1929  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Fitch, Minerva Ann,   b. 7 Jul 1873, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1943  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1890  [1
    Reference Number 84485 
    Family ID F5677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Foster, Ernest Osber,   b. 1 May 1899, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1969, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1919  Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 55151 
    Children 
    +1. Foster, James Ernest,   b. 30 Aug 1920, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2011, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    +2. Foster, Richard Malloy,   b. 25 Sep 1922, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 2008, Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. Foster, Virginia Doris,   b. 13 Dec 1924, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 2020, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
    +4. Foster, Lillie Anne,   b. 4 Apr 1927, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2012, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     5. Living
    +6. Foster, Lindsay Tilden,   b. 11 Mar 1932, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2012, Sutherlin, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     7. Foster, Marion Duke,   b. 14 Apr 1934, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 2014, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F4181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1902 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1919 - Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1990 - Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Isabella Poteat Foster at Baptist Home in Yanceyville, NC
    Isabella Poteat Foster at Baptist Home in Yanceyville, NC

  • Notes 
    • Isabella Poteat (1902-1990)

      Isabella Poteat Foster (1902-1990)

      Foster Family

      Lookng Back, The Caswell Messenger 14 December 2011

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Second Photograph (left-to-right):

      Front Row: Louis Walker Poteat (1898-1971); Robert Linwood Poteat (1909-1982); Erma Minerva Poteat Conner (1906-).

      Middle Row: William Banks Poteat (1900-1967); Albert Lindsay Poteat (1865-1929); Minerva Ann Fitch Poteat (1873-1943); Isabella Poteat Foster (1902-1990).

      Back Row: George Albert Poteat (1894-1947); Cornelia Elizabeth Poteat Davis (1896-); Frances Lindsey Poteat Ebbs (1892-1969).

      Additional children of Albert Lindsey Poteat and Minerva Ann Fitch Poteat not shown: Fletcher Fitch Poteat (1904-1969); Walter E. Poteat (c.1910-); John Clay Poteat (1912-1982); Mary Moye Poteat Cheek (1917-2000).
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      Last Photograph: Ernest Osber Foster and Isabella Poteat Foster in center (parents). Lillie Ann Foster Vernon standing on their left. Bettie Jane Foster Webster on their right. Marion Duke Foster in front of his mother (standing). Virginia Doris Foster Norwood in front (smiling and kneeling). The little head at the bottom is Lindsay Tilden Foster. Missing are two older sons: James Ernest Foster; and Richard Malloy Foster.
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      Bella Poteat Foster says she doesn't know why the Gillespie school was discontinued but it was where she went the first year. Miss Gertie Jones of Yanceyville remembers that when she was six around the turn of the century she went to Gillespie's and thinks there got to be more families living toward Yanceyville and that the New Hope School took over those to the east. Bella says her father gave the timber for the building described in Caswell's Architectural Inventory as "Small, gable-front building with overhanging eaves, single front panelled door. Originally served as a one room school."

      Source: History of the Poteat One-Room School (Caswell County, North Carolina.

      See: 1910 US Census (Dan River Township, Caswell County, North Carolina).
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      "I know Slick (James) was in the Air Force during WWII. He was something on a plane like bombadier or tail-gunner or navigator I forget. I know because the soldiers had to accrue so many points to rotate back home and his job accrued points fairly quickly due to the danger. He accrued his points in about a year while my Uncle Clifton was in supply and it took him 3 years. Mrs. Bella made the comment that Slick got his work done and came on home which didn't sit well with my grandmother (Mama Kate Smith) who took it to mean that Uncle Clifton wasn't working as hard as Slick. We got a lot of laughs retelling the story over the years." Source: Allen Smith Post to CCHA Facebook Page 16 December 2011.
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      1930 US Census
      Name: Isabella Foster
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 27
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1903
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Spouses's Name: Ernest
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ernest Foster 31
      Isabella Foster 27
      James Foster 9
      Richard M Foster 7
      Virginia Dorris Foster 5
      Lillie Aner Foster 3
      Bettie Jane Foster 8/12

      Death Record
      Name: Isabella Foster
      Death Date: 11 Jan 1990
      Death City: Winston-Salem
      Death County: Forsyth
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 87
      Burial Location: Burial in state
      Birth Date: 13 Jul 1902
      Birth Location: North Carolina
      Residence City: Winston-Salem
      Residence County: Forsyth
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Father: Poteat
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Social Security Number: 239061553
      Autopsy: No
      Institution: General Hospital
      Attendant: Physician
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

  • Sources 
    1. Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 435-436 (Article #568, "Albert Lindsey Poteat" by Mrs. Inez Poteat Calvert).