Caswell County Genealogy
 

Poteat, Donald Hayden

Male 1930 - 1978  (47 years)


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  • Name Poteat, Donald Hayden  [1
    Born 16 Jun 1930  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 Jan 1978  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 48973 
    Died 17 Jan 1978  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Shiloh Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83055  Caswell County
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Poteat, Allie William,   b. 4 Jun 1896,   d. 27 Apr 1969  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hayden, Virginia Ethel,   b. 8 Jun 1899,   d. 12 Mar 1973  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 329772 
    Family ID F10194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Davis, Dorothy Lee,   b. 12 Feb 1934, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 2018  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Poteat, MIchael Hayden,   b. 14 Mar 1953, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2022  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F53739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1930 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 17 Jan 1978 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1978 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shiloh Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Caswell County, North Carolina, Segregationist White Patriots Elect Officers 1958

      Bernard Harding Dixon (1921-2000): Providence
      Clyde Ray Jones (7 May 1977): Milton
      Sam Winstead: Leasburg [possibly Samuel Harvey Winstead (1925-2021)]
      Donald Poteat: Yanceyville [possibly Donald Hayden Poteat (1930-1978)]
      Edward Vernon: Southern Caswell County [possibly Edward Rose Vernon (1895-1977)]

      Wilbur Chandler: Anderson [possibly Wilbur Gwynn Chandler (1930-2006)]
      John B. Sartin: Locust Hill [possibly John Bailey Sartin (1915-1971)]
      Cary Gatewood: Pelham [possibly Cary Iverson Gatewood (1915-2006)]
      Robert Coleman: Leasburg [possibly Robert Lee Coleman (1916-1973)]
      John P. Slaughter: Dan River Township [possibly John Proctor Slaughter (1909-1999)]

      The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina), 20 June 1958, Friday, Page 25.
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      With the help of members from 59 of the state's 100 counties, the White Patriots sent recruitment letters, advertised on the radio and television, and held public meetings to spread their white supremacist message. Members urged white North Carolinians not to let "the negro destroy the white race"; racial mixing, they claimed, would destroy the white race and produce a "mongrel population." Capitalizing on Cold War fears, the Patriots also charged that proponents of desegregation were communists.

      White Patriots of North Carolina, by Elizabeth Gillespie McRae in Encyclopedia of North Carolina edited by William S. Powell. Copyright 2006 by the University of North Carolina Press.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of Jane Poteat Byrd (1936-2010).