Leah Ann Potterfield

Female 1812 - 1849


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  • Born  15 May 1812  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  14 Sep 1849  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I299  Virts
    Last Modified  7 May 2017 

    Father  Jacob Potterfield,   b. 1766, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1815 
    Mother  Elizabeth Emmerich,   b. 21 Jun 1780, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1859, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Sep 1798  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F736  Group Sheet

    Family  Peter Wirts,   b. 9 Dec 1812, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1868, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1834  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Virts,   b. 4 Aug 1836, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lucy Ann Virts,   b. 17 May 1838, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1864, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jacob Daniel Virts,   b. 3 Dec 1840, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1914, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Henry Virts,   b. 28 Dec 1842, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1867, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leah Elizabeth Virts,   b. 12 Mar 1845, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1900, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ginnettie W. Virts,   b. 27 Aug 1848, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1871, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID  F180  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    The Jacob Potterfield Home, circa 1862, Long Lane, Lovettsville, Virginia
    The Jacob Potterfield Home, circa 1862, Long Lane, Lovettsville, Virginia
    This was the home of Walter Howard Taft Frye and Jessie Alice Virts. Also Jacob was the father of Samuel Wesley Potterfield and Leah Ann Potterfield.

    Headstones
    Leah Ann Potterfield Wirts (1812-1849) Headstone
    Leah Ann Potterfield Wirts (1812-1849) Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Alexandria Gazette, November 5, 1849

      At her residence, near Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., on the 14th of September last. Leah wife of Peter Virts, in the 37th year of her age.
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      Stone shows Leah, wife of Peter Virts, b. 15 May 1812, d. 14 Sep 1849 at 36y 4m.
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      Deed book,D, page 135, dated March 23, 1835, Peter Wirtz and Leah his wife selling part of land where Jacob Wirtz died. Deed book 4X, page 266, dated December 6, 1845, Peter Wirtz and Leah his wife selling land that was allotted to Peter in right of his wife, Leah in the division of real estate of Jacob Potterfiled, deceased.

  • Sources 
    1. [S887] New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery Records 1770-1943 compiled by Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott.

    2. [S1563] Maryland Marriages 1666-1970.