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.