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- 301. [POYTHRESS] Transcrip: 1772 Mecklenburg Co, VA will - Taylor gfa of Lewis Poythress' wife 
- Rebecca B. Taylor was the second wife of Lewis Poythress (they married
9 April 1802 in Mecklenburg Co, VA). Her parents were David Taylor
(one of six sons) and Rebecca Dortch.
David's parents were Thomas Taylor, Sr. (who died in Mecklenburg
County, Virginia about Sept 1773) and Penelope Goodwyn. Note: we know
his wife was Penelope Goodwyn, daughter of Thomas Goodwyn and wife
Mary, thanks to Lyndon H Hart III's "Surry County, Virginia, Wills,
Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800," which contains an a
- 302. Re: [POYTHRESS] Lewis Poythress R.S. Pension 
- Okay, yeah I did jump the gun.
Re that name "Portis"
I really don't doubt that come clerks may have recorded it Portis one time and another
as Poythress another time, Kirby Portis/Poythress being exhibit (a) although in later
seemed to have settled as Poythress. He pretty much stayed in Southampton and he's
his R. S. pension application as I recall.
I am still of a mind that we should regard "Portis" as a variant of Poythress with a bit
of skepticism. I had
a lengthy exch
- 303. [POYTHRESS] Lewis Poythress birth place & year in his 1846 affidavit for a Taylor 
- I post this today with thanks to Sarah Poythress who pointed me to
this affidavit. Sarah earlier found and printed the affidavit during
a limited-time-free access of documents at Footnote.com. I then got a
one-week free-trial access to their now-premium-level collection of
Revolutionary War Pension Applications, and found the
below-transcribed 2 pages containing Lewis Poythress' affidavit, and a
certification of it. Immediately following it, below, is another page
from the file, which evaluated the widow
- 304. Re: [POYTHRESS] A History Tidbit 
- Please excuse the E-Mail referenced above. I goofed!
I am a descendant of Horace Cullen Poythress and Flossie Wells Poythress
(grandparents) of Screven County and am Maynard's first cousin although not
nearly as smart!
Regards to all,
- 305. [POYTHRESS] Portis surname in NC (was: Re: Lewis Poythress R.S. Pension) 
- While I don't claim to know the history of the name, among the
"Portis" in NC was an Isaac Portis (apparently a cobbler by trade) on
whose land gold was discovered around 1835 - this near the junction of
Halifax/ Franklin/ Nash counties. To this day, it is still known as
the "Portis Gold Mine" (though no longer mined, insofar as I know).
Whether the name was "Poythress at some earlier time, I don't know,
but I'm not aware of it changing into "Poythress" at a later date.
Here are a couple of sites with pict
- 306. Re: [POYTHRESS] Lewis Poythress R.S. Pension 
- Hey Maynard, hold your horses in check for a bit longer here. The
caption of your email (which this message responds to) is not
accurate: I have no indication yet that Lewis ever applied for a
Revolutionary pension for himself.
And your email jumps to another conclusion because we still don't have
proof that Lewis was son of Thomas.
The info I've posted this weekend has only indicated that
- Lewis on 18 May 1846 said he was age 80 and had been born in
Dinwiddie Co, VA without any mention of his daddy
- 307. Re: [POYTHRESS] POYTHRESS Digest, Vol 5, Issue 19 
I am Susan Poythress, daughter of John Francis Poythress m Iva Adele Clark, son of Foxhall Poythress m. Anne May Kidd from Bracey Virginia.
I don't seem to be blazing any trails in research, but am interested in anything found. I will look for pictures.
Thank You for this site!
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Roll Call (Albert Tims)
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 22:34:37 -0500
> From: Albert Ti
- 308. [POYTHRESS] Roll Call 
- I'm (John) Maynard Poythress, 4ggrandson of a Thomas Poythress of Brunswick and/or
and/or Mecklenburg Counties, VA who migrated to Burke County, GA in the last quarter of
I would like to further verify Thomas' identity and document a link from him to immigrant
Poythress which is likely a matter of uncovering a two generation gap, probably via
There is a reasonably consistent "overlay" of most Poythress males' Y-DNA profiles on this
- 309. Re: [POYTHRESS] Fwd: Fw: HISTORY TIDBIT!!! 
- Nothing came through for me.
--- On Wed, 5/19/10, MargieTanner@aol.com wrote:
Subject: [POYTHRESS] Fwd: Fw: HISTORY TIDBIT!!!
To: MonieHK@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, JSharp1004@aol.com, email@example.com
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11:39 PM
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to POYTHRESSfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsub
- 310. Re: [POYTHRESS] Obit help for yesterday's Poythress death please 
- Thanks, Sandy, for the additional info.
- 311. Re: [POYTHRESS] Poythress Roll Call 
- I am Jerry Poythress son of Walter Poythress. His father was Charlie Poythress from Roanoke Rapids in Nc. Near Va. I am the youngest of 7 Poythress Children. Just happened to read your email. Stay very busy and don't get on the internet much. Hope this helps. If you need to talk to me I'm at 252-635-7746 I do know there is alot of Poythress in Wilson NC.
Sent: Tue, May 4, 2010 3:07:26 PM
- 312. [POYTHRESS] Please try again, Margie 
- Margie, whatever the history tidbit was that you wanted to share with
the Poythress List, did not come thru -- likely because rootsweb only
allows pure text messages to pass through. You might try copying your
earlier message & pasting it into the "Notepad" accessory on your
computer. Then you can copy the pure text version of it into a fresh
message to the Poythress List, and we'll get to share your excitement
over the tidbit.
- 313. [POYTHRESS] (no subject) 
- GMT 16:15 update on British election. Well, "our" shire made the news and yep, those are
our folks for sure. Appears the gene is alive and well!
16:15: No official word on turnout as yet, of course, but several sites are reporting
evidence of higher turnout than in recent elections. The BBC says turnout in the village
in Gloucestershire, often hits 100%. Possibly not unrelated to the fact that the polling
the village pub.
- 314. [POYTHRESS] FW: VASUSSEX Digest, Vol 5, Issue 2 
- From: VASUSSEX Digest, Vol 5, Issue 2 - posted 14 May 2010
1. United Daughters of the Confederacy (Shawn Martin)
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 12:04:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: Shawn Martin
Subject: [VASUSSEX] United Daughters of the Confederacy
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
- 315. [POYTHRESS] Lewis Poythress R.S. Pension 
- Barbara, this one is the most specific reference I have thus far seen that Thomas
Poythress and family
originated in Dinwiddie, moved to Brunswick and subsequently to Mecklenburg. Lewis' birth
Dinwiddie is strong evidence to that effect. I always say "moved" with some reluctance;
were sprouting so quickly in that era there is always the chance the person stayed in one
place and the
ground underneath him changed its name.
I have worked the 'net about to death trying to find Thomas'
- 316. Re: [POYTHRESS] Obit help for yesterday's Poythress death please 
- Thanks for that info Sandy.
--- On Fri, 5/28/10, Sandy wrote:
Subject: Re: [POYTHRESS] Obit help for yesterday's Poythress death please
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:44 PM
According to the funeral home's site, Wilma Lancaster Poythress was
the wife of Joseph Poythress, Jr., who survives her:
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Barbara Neal wrot
- 317. Re: [POYTHRESS] Poythress Roll Call 
- Hello All,
Thank you Al, for the roll call.
I am Barbara Poythress Wolfe, descended from David E. Poythress, who was born in Mecklenburg County, VA around 1805. His son Charles David Poythress (1849-1892) lived in Warren County, North Carolina and a generation later my grandfather John Alexander Poythress settled in Florida.
I am interested in the relationships of our Virginia and North Carolina connections.
- 318. [POYTHRESS] Poythress Roll Call - Tanner 
- Thanks so much, Margie, for the clarification. We all have those goof-moments.
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:08 AM, wrote:
> Please excuse the E-Mail referenced above. I goofed!
> I am a descendant of Horace Cullen Poythress and Flossie Wells Poythress
> (grandparents) of Screven County and am Maynard's first cousin although not
> nearly as smart!
> Regards to all,
> Margie Tanner
- 319. Re: [POYTHRESS] Lewis Poythress R.S. Pension 
- I've learned from my genealogical wanderings that when someone crossed
that state line from VA to NC in the 18th Century, as often as not the
spelling of the surname became mangled. I don't really know why this
was so, but it was. It was, I suspect, a combination of phonetics,
with dialects. But I have certainly learned that there was a sharp
line in how people pronounced (apparently) and spelled names when the
state line was crossed.
VA Pond becomes Ponds and Pounds and even Pawn in NC. Wilkinson (VA)
- 320. [POYTHRESS] Foxhall 
- Thanks for checking in, Susan. It would be great to see some photos
from Foxhall's line, so hope you can find some.
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM, s b wrote:
> I am Susan Poythress, daughter of John Francis Poythress m Iva Adele Clark, son of Foxhall Poythress m. Anne May Kidd from Bracey Virginia.
> I don't seem to be blazing any trails in research, but am interested in anything found. I will look for pictures.
> Thank You for this site!
- 321. [POYTHRESS] Transcrip: 1791 Mecklenburg Co, VA will of Jesse Taylor 
- I am posting this Will mainly to distinguish this man from others of
the same name. This Jesse Taylor (according to John W Pritchett's
"Southside Virginia Genealogies" p.3515 and 2951) was the grandson
named by Thomas Taylor, Senior, of Mecklenburg Co, VA, in Thomas' Will
which I posted here yesterday, 29 May 2010.
Being a grandson of Thomas Taylor Sr, Jesse was 1st cousin of Rebecca
B Taylor, the 2nd wife of Lewis Poythress. Rebecca's father was David
Taylor (who married Rebecca Dortch), one of the youn
- 322. [POYTHRESS] Fwd: Fw: HISTORY TIDBIT!!! 
- 323. Re: [POYTHRESS] FW: VAAMELIA Digest, Vol 5, Issue 22 
- Thanks Maynard, Page59B shows
32 525 525 Poitax Wm B. 27 M W Engineer VA
Is "Poitax" yet another version of Poythress? Pat
----- Original Message -----
From: "John M. Poythress"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:13 AM
Subject: [POYTHRESS] FW: VAAMELIA Digest, Vol 5, Issue 22
> My guys were long gone from Brunswick County by 1850 but Lewis' guys weren't so I
> thought some of you might be interested i
- 324. [POYTHRESS] Poythress roll call 
- I am a researcher and have a special interest as my wife is the granddaughter of Lucy M. Poythress (29 Sept 1851 - 09 Aug 1922) daughter of David Poythress (16 Mar 1848 - 1876) of Warren County, NC. It is believed Lucy was the daughter of Sally Speed Dortch who married David 16 Mar 1848.
I am not sure if the members have determined who was David's father.
Lucy M. Poythress married James H.Twisdale, Jr. (19 Jan 1847 - 19 Sep 1911) on 25 Dec 1870. James Twisdale served with the NC 1st Jr. Reserve and rece
- 325. [POYTHRESS] Poythress Roll Call 
- My wife is the granddaughter of Lucy M. Poythress (29 Sept 1851 - 09 Aug 1922) a daughter of David Poythress (16 Mar 1848 - 1876) of Warren County, NC. It is believed Lucy was the daughter of Sally Speed Dortch who married David 16 Mar 1848.
Lucy M. Poythress married James H.Twisdale, Jr. (19 Jan 1847 - 19 Sep 1911) on 25 Dec 1870.
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