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- 401. Our Lucky Day -- with the luck included 
- Poythress List,
Okay, I hit the wrong key and sent the last message before I pasted in
the lucky information. Here it is..
Well, I think it is your lucky day!!! It was the GFHS Open Day today
and on a bookstall there, I found a copy of the Dymock Registers for
1538-1790 and purchased it to help with my researches. I have done a
quick look in the index and although there is no Poythress, there are
over 250 references (!!!) to a variety of spellings, namely:
Pewtress, Peweters, Pewteres, Pewteresse,
- 402. Re: Poythress/Poyntz 
Maynard, I'm coming to the same conclusion, although for slightly
different reasons. I've found some details on the Poyntz line in England
and see nothing even remotely possible as a point of connection. I have
noted however, that Poyntz was sometimes spelled Poytz and Poyntzs. I
have no idea how one might pronounce the Poyntzs spelling. Now that I
have real Poythress folk to chase down, I can set the Poyntz speculation
aside. In any event, following that lead got me to a part of England
- 403. Heard County, GA 
Jean P. Spille
> Re: The Sherman Poythress from Heard County, GA -- If you are interest in
> taking a "look here", let me give you some info on Heard County.
The area of Georgia where Heard Co is located was covered by the 1827 GA
Land Lottery, and iI believe it became a county about 1860. Heard was
carved out of parts of Carrol county to the north, and Coweta and Troup
counties to the east and south.
- 404. Linda Starr's Home Page 
- Al....I'm getting a "cannot retrieve" at both AOL and Netscape for
Did I copy it down wrong?
- 405. AOL Problems 
- Poythress List,
Quite a few of you are on AOL. For the past several days messages
posted to you have not been getting through. The system will
continue to try -- every 4 hours for 4 days. This seems to be
a system-wide problem for AOL. The "bounce" notifications
come to me. I've also received a number of postings from the
MAISER list manager and other list-owners. Everyone is having
the problem and it IS NOT a problem with MAISER. It would
appear that AOL is unable to keep up with message traffic -
- 406. Re: Bassett, Virginia Library 
- Thanks, Maynard.I can use the reference, even if it isn't for Kiziah. Have
spread more than I intended around the list. The first post was practice, but
I sent it by mistake.
- 407. More on Gloucestershire 
- Hi Folks,
Did a little more digging and discovered that the person responding to
us (I posted the query representing our list -- so the response was to
us a a group) is an officer of the Gloucestershire Family History
Society. (See below). This is very good luck, since their home page
shows that they've got TONS of information compiled. Moreover, she sent
me a second note following my thank you saying she'd continue to watch
for the name.
HISTORY SOCIETY (GFHS)
- 408. BIO's for the LIST 
- To all:
Suggest we all compose a brief bio and send to Al Tims the listmeister at
The purpose is to have a list of all of us to have on file to send to new
sign-ons. This way we will be less a group of strangers and more a group of
inviting friends. Al has agreed to put it together and be the custodian to
welcome new members with the list.
Here is the format I used but of course use what you feel will be effective
and what you will be comfortable with.
- 409. Sorry about the idiot posting- 
The first post you received from me probably confused you?? So sorry. That
was a practice posting. Please try to ignore it and read the second one. The
longer of the two is, believe it or not, the more understandable...I thought
so, anyway. I intended to DELETE THE FIRST ONE.
Caroline Burnett Cook
- 410. Re: Index of Gowen/Melungia 
- I am willing to house a Poythress home page & whatever files you would
like to attach to it.
- Randy Jones
* http://www.charweb.org *
Randy Jones, Webmaster * government - /government *
Charlotte's Web * transportation - /trans.html *
email@example.com * community theatre - /arts/theatre.html*
* genealogy - /gen
- 411. Multiple Items 
- Poythress Rooters,
1. Glad to have the AOL subscribers back in the fold. I will
assume all the mail finally reached you. I keep everything
tucked away. I have produced an archive files in a self-extracting
zip file format for new subscribers and our descendents (:-)).
So, if your system goes boom I should be able to help you
recover your Poythress log.
2. I've received bio information from roughly 1/3 of the subscribers.
I'll assemble those I have and distribute to the list by the
end of the weekend
- 412. Re: The Gloucester Connection 
- Poythress List,
Barbara Wolfe's post below is a real treasure, especially with our new
the Poythress names in Gloucestershire during the 19th century.
Barbara's reference gives us an appropriate starting point in
Gloucestershire for subsequent research. I believe it is wise to wait
until we get the response to Maynard's letter before setting out on any
particular research path. After all, we still don't have solid evidence
that any of the folks connect to our Francis. What we might want
- 413. Re: Linda Starr Re: Need another Thomas ? 
- Poythress List,
Linda Starr wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As a lurker on this list, I can finally give something back.
> >connected to Francis? Any clues as to what might
> >have prompted Francis to venture to the Peach State?
> Land in GA was "given" to Rev. War soldiers -- many, many VA
> families moved into Wilkes Co -- "mother" of several. I have a long
> list of Dinwiddie Co. VA folk who went to GA in this period. Linda
> Linda Sparks Starr
- 414. WSJ article on Melungeons 
- Thanks Maynard
I would love a copy of the WSJ article. It is all the talk on the
Melungeon list. Here is a copy of the best posting
Re: MELUNGEON Wall Street Journal Article
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 21:28:19 -0400 (EDT)
"MELUNGEON genealogy list"
At 09:40 AM 4/15/97 -0400, Linda wrote:
>I have b
- 415. DORTCH/POYTHRES (fwd) 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 11:38:40 -0400 (EDT)
To: Multiple recipients of list
Looking for info on William A. DORTCH, b:1810, m: 31 JAN 1837 to Sarah
POYTHRES, b: 1815, South East VA.
- 416. LOST MAIL 
- Poythress List,
I just received (12:40 PM CDT) the following message from the operator
of the MAISER system that manages our (and hundreds of other) mailing
If you sent a message last night to the POYTHRESS list, it would be
a good idea to resend. If you got your own message postings back via
the Poythress list (that is, you received your own posting) then it
likely got through to everyone. If you sent your message after 7 p.m.
last night (Central Time), then do resend.
- 417. The English Connection 
- To all: Al Tims found this couple as members of the Gloucestershire Fam=
History group and listed as interested in Poythresses in all areas pre-19=
Well, thats us!
Correspondence copied below. Lets hope we strike gold....and especially =
on the internet; to send them all the hard copy by mail we'd need to char=
April 24, 1997
Mr. & Mrs. P. Crewe
36 Trevelyan Copse
Bracknell Berks RG112 8YD
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Crewe:
I was delighted
- 418. LaGrange Female College- Student Activism 
- From article Civil War Times Illustrated, May/June 1994:
GEORGIA'S NANCY HARTS
".....Fresh from a victory over Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Selma,
Wilson's force entered LaGrange, Georgia, a town they believed to be
virtually defenseless. But upon entering the city the column was stopped
dead in its tracks by some 40 women armed with rifles and muskets. The
confrontation was one of the more unusual incidents of the war."
"....Forty women organized.....Nancy Morgan was elected Captain; Andelia
- 419. Poythress/Poyntz 
- Al Tims:
You likely have some pages that Barbara Neal xeroxed from Vol. 24 of
"Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America"...compiled by different
authors but gathered under one umbrella and published by The American
Historical Company, Inc. NY,
As expected Barbara captured the text only for Poythresses. However, in
copying the index she caught the "Poyntz" folks also.
Poyntz has 23 given names, Poythress has 16 given names.....only one in
common is a single William.....all in a remarkably con
- 420. Re: Linda Starr's Home Page 
- At 05:57 PM 4/20/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Al....I'm getting a "cannot retrieve" at both AOL and Netscape for
>Did I copy it down wrong?
It's in my sig file. Al, thanks for the kind words about my
page -- it was self-preservation thing when I discovered I was spending
all my time sending "past" attached files to new members. "Our" round
robin is not a MAISER list -- basically I, and a couple others, write
reports examining "must published" da
- 421. New Thomas Poythress Records circa 1750s / Jane Poythress -Thomas 
- Hi Folks,
The following resource is new to me. Those of you with good university
nearby might get lucky with this one. It points to a Thomas Poythress
in 1753. It was found in a rather odd location, so I suspect we haven't
before. (Source: Frederica Holmes Trapnell Papers, 1753-1991, Jefferson
Virginia [now West Virginia]; also Iowa, Kentucky, and Maryland)
I'm providing as much detail as I can about the microfilm series where
this is to be found. If any of you do a fo
- 422. Francis in Georgia, Late 1700s 
- He had to be there:
Greene County, Misc. Records, Book A, 1787-1801, "Wills, Inventories,
Inventory and appraisement of Estate of Dorothy Ashield, deed....given in by
Stephen Parker, Shearad Hatley (?) and Francis Poythers...sworn appraisal 4
October, 1787..cannot read amount valued at"
An acc't of the Sale of the Est. of Stephen Parker late of Greene County
dec'd made by Capt. James Alford, Admnr. May 3, 1788. Persons sold to: Jas.
Alford, Daniel Parker, Francis
- 423. Re: No Poythress Connetion, but... 
- Hey, Jim Crosslin....happy to have you on the line.
I'm going to suggest that Al Tims or Barbara Poythress Neal take a shot at
your question. They are the folks with all the land records committed to
- 424. Re: Poythress Spelling Variants 
- Now if I knew this boy's ancestry, you would be talking with one happy
camper. Alas, I have no clue.
At 08:27 AM 4/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Just realized you said you had a Benjamin Poytress. Did he have anyone named
>CLEVERS in his ancestry? How about Kesiah or Kiziah or something like that In
>the 1700's in VA or NC. How about Ransom?
>Let me know if you do, please,
Craig R. Scott, CGRS
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- 425. Thomas (1) Poythres to England 
- Volume II, Charles City County Court Orders, 1658-1661:
These presents oblige me Arthur Graunt to Carry Thomas Poythres in my ship
yeare for England and at his arrivall there in case mr. George Laud shall not
accomodate him w'th Dyett and lodging, I do hereby oblige my selfe to do it
untill the retorne of the next shipping to this Countrey of Virginia, w'ch I
am to do gratis w'thout expecting any pay, and the next yeare to bring him
into this Countrey againe he paying for his passage inward a
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