Benton County
Tennessee
Biographies

URIAH A. POTTS

Uriah A. Potts, clerk in the mercantile establishment of William Caraway, Big Sandy, was born in Davie County, N. C., February 9, 1861, and is a son of William S. Potts, a former citizen of the Eighth District of Benton County (see sketch of father). Uriah came to this country with his parents in 1869, was reared here on a farm and secured a English education in the academical department of the Big Sandy school. He prepared himself for teaching, which profession he followed for years in this county. In January, 1884; he accepted a clerkship Dr. T. Morris, where be remained a year. He then entered the employ of Mr. Caraway, where he has remained ever since. He is a Master Mason and a member of the Sons of Temperance. He is a Democrat, a member the Methodist Episcopal Church and an estimable young man.

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