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- 51. John Poythress, 1684, WIFE? 
- There is much confusion concerning the wife of the John
Poythress born about 1684, whether he was Junior,
Senior, and what his wife's name was. He was the father
of Elizabeth Poythress who married John Fitzgerald.
The LDS site says, I believe, John's was Mary
Batte and R.B. Batte says Christian Peebles.
I think it is Peebles and NOT Mary Batte. Can
anyone give me a definitive answer?
- 52. Delphy Wilkerson 
- Nancy, I have thrashed through all my papers once again. I have found a
Dephy Wilkerson. I can prove 8 ways from Sunday that a Francis Poythress m.
a Mary Peterson and died 1796, leaving one son Francis who had served as a
sgt. in the First Virginia Light Dragoons and died unmarried at age twenty
four (which is likely why he is not named in the will at all). But I just
can't do anything with Delphy as a second spouse.
So, the stickler here is that many records say Mary Peterson was his wife and
- 53. FW: John Poythress, 1684, WIFE? 
- Oops, intended sending this to list for others to comment, contradict,
From: Lou Poole [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 8:06 PM
To: Kenneth Larsen
Subject: RE: John Poythress, 1684, WIFE?
Ah, finally, a question that gets back into some territory I have a
little knowledge on..
Kenneth, I believe there is, and will continue to be, some controversy
about alleged John Poythress - Mary Batt marriage, but won't get into
that here since that doesn't seem t
- 54. N. H. Poythress 
- Doris, I don't how Al Chasserea got dialed into this conversation (or even if
he wants to stay) but I have saved a lot of his posts in the past because he
does knuckles down first rate genealogy and I guess I'm in his fan club even
if he doesn't know me from Adam. So if he's interested my guess is he would
bring something constructive to the party and is MOST welcome.
Anyway....to your point, or points....
First, I'm gonna be a tough sell on N. H. Poythress being a son of John Maner
Poythress and Rh
- 55. Re: Lewis Y. Poythress 
- Hello, Pat. I'd be happy to contribute what I know. I should start by
clarifying that I am NOT a descendant of this Lewis Y. Poythress.
Maynard leans on me for Southside Virginia and I lean on him for Georgia.
Regarding Minerva Poythress, I have no knowledge and no guesses to offer.
I have a Lewis Y. Poythress, b. about 1820 in Mecklenburg Co., Va.,
married Mary C. Ferguson in Mecklenburg in 1846, living in Greensville
Co., Va. as of 1860 (reel 1349, page 600, line 38) with wife Mary and two
- 56. RE: Knock Knock 
- Hello! Still here, just concentrating on other lines of research for
the moment. But still monitoring the traffic on Ye Ole Poythress
From: VKRatliff@aol.com [mailto:VKRatliff@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 11:04 AM
Subject: Knock Knock
Hey, Lou, you still with us? Steve Wall said he couldn't raise you
board hasn't heard from you in a while.
==== POYTHRESS Mailing List ====
The Poythress Genealogy List is hos
- 57. Re: John Poythress, 1684, WIFE? 
- Thanks Lou,
This makes sense, and also does not stretch the
imagination too much. The LDS site has John
Fitzgerald marrying Elizabeth the daughter of John
Poythress and Mary Batte. A nice relationship with
lots of exotic forebears going back to Kings and Queens
of Europe. With the John Poythress who married
Christian Peebles the clan goes a little way back to
Scotland, and ends. But I'd rather
have truth than fantasy.
Lou, who is Boddie?
This then beggars several more questions. Does anyone
- 58. Cemetery Information URL 
- 59. Re: Open or not 
- In a message dated 5/8/2000 5:27:48 PM Atlantic Daylight Time,
<< ubj: Open or not
Date: 5/8/2000 5:27:48 PM Atlantic Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Doris)
To: BPoythress@aol.com (LeRoof Poythress)
All this flap over that virus has me in a flap. Do I open or not. The latest
thing was look out for three letters. Now whether or not they meant alone or
just contained in the heading I don't know. It's gotten to the point that I
don't know if I should
- 60. Nathaniel Harper Poythress 
- I hope that I have finally posted a query to the P-L on Rootsweb after
monitoring it for sometime. My ggrandfather was Nathaniel "Harper" Poythress
born 07June1861 where? (lived in Screven Co., GA) died 06June1908 where -
Jenkins County, GA maybe. He married, 08July1880, Rachel Flake in Oliver,
Screven, GA. N.H. has been my brickwall and to have hit this wall at this
stage is discouraging. I know that some of you have tried to help and I
appreciate it but maybe one of the other list members just might have
- 61. Portuguese & Melungeons 
- The Poythress List has previously had discussions re "Portuguese" and the
Melungeons. The below interesting item was on the Greene Co, NC List
today. I checked the online version of the Post and could not find the
= = =
> There is an interesting article on the front page of the Washington Post
today on the background of the Melungeons. These people have a mixed
background of European/African/Native Americans and many of them live in
Appalachia but according to this article are found all
- 62. Knock Knock 
- Hey, Lou, you still with us? Steve Wall said he couldn't raise you and the
board hasn't heard from you in a while.
- 63. Asa (Charles) Poythress 
- Posted by Barbara Poythress Neal [or BPN for short] to the Poythress-List,
especially to Barbara Poythress Wolfe [or BPW for short], and to anyone in
the James Speed Poythress line who may be able to help:
I noticed that Lyn did not send a copy of the below-copied message from
Janet to the List, and I think it may help to put this out there, so here
Both the name "Asa" and the name "Upshur" seem familiar to me, but I don't
know why. I searched thru my own database and could not find any Asa
- 64. Virus Alert 
- Announced on CNBC an hour ago. Do not open "I love you". It is capable of
not only zapping your hard drive but that of everyone on your mailing list.
This one is all over Europe now and has begun to show in USA.
The new version of Norton Antivurus is about 50 bucks and it will stop laser
beam just as it stopped this virus when it appeared in my incoming mail. I
recommend the "insurance". Norton won 3 places in the "top 10" of software
in "PC Today", the first for an anti-virus software.
- 65. Hester Wilder Mock Poythress 
- Barbara...catching up on old mail. Here is a paste from my records on
Hester's children. The original ledger book was supposedly at one time
in the Georgia archives; at any rate they say they "think" it was there
and shamefacedly now say if it was there they have lost it. More likely
if it was there they sold it; believe or not an institution charged with
keeping records has periodic sales to the public of material they deem
appropriate to sell.
I'm inclined to give the information below some degree
- 66. Robert Davis' Genealogy Newsletter 
- Maynard & all, just send an email to Bob (Robert Scott Davis) & tell him
you'd like to be added to his list for his Genealogy News From Wallace
State newsletter. You can reach him at:
Some of y'all may have heard him speak at genealogy conferences & may
have seen his books, including his "Researcher's Library of Georgia
History" and "Georgia Black Book" & he was co-author with Silas Emmett
Lucas on "The Families of Burke Co, GA, 1755-1855: A Census."
- 67. Mecklenburg Co, VA Heritage Book update 
- I'm curious to hear from List members who else has contributed articles
about their Poythress heritage for the upcoming Mecklenburg County
Heritage Book? I did, and I know BPW did, but apparently they got more
Poythress articles than just ours. So I'd love to hear from you, to see
which lines will be represented in it.
- 68. Re: Mecklenburg Co, VA Heritage Book update 
- I mentioned some Poythress people, only because I don't personally have much
info on them.
I wrote about James B. Jones family, mentioning Anna Ella Jones married to
William Lewis Poythress. And their son Foxhall Poythress.
I also wrote about William Archer Dortch married to Sarah Poythress and
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara P. Neal"
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: Mecklenburg Co, VA Heritage Book
- 69. Cleaton Bible with Preston mother: Poythress inlaw? 
- Thanks to Carol Morrison, I recently got 3 tif files showing the WPA
Historical Inventory record (from microfilm at the Library of Virginia)
of the Cleaton Bible, which I've transcribed below. What great resources
we all have access to today, thanks to the Virginia WPA Historical
Inventory Project that was sponsored by the Virginia Conservation
Commission under the direction of its Division of History, back in the
Thomas Cleaton (born 1836) was the first owner of the Bible which was
- 70. Undated old family photos 
- In Robert Davis' genealogy newsletter of 3/15/2006 he copied the below
info from Family Chronicle that some of you may find of interest.
= = =
FROM FAMILY CHRONICLE
They are the bane of genealogists and family historians everywhere:
undated old photographs of family members.
If the date of a photograph were known you could work out if a
photograph was of Great-Aunt Hetty or her mother, Great-Grandmother Mackay.
Our books, Dating Old Photographs and More Dating Old Photographs have
assisted thousands of
- 71. John P. Poythress 
- 26 pages of the CSA pension and related papers for John P. Poythress,
Gadsden County, FL can be found at:
The application # which you may need to access the records is A03182
These are PDF files and may be easily downloaded but if anyone has a
problem with it I can
email you with all 26 pages as attachments.
- 72. FW: interesting link 
- A friend sent me the link below. It's a dandy for searching
a ton of archival stuff on just about anything, genealogy included.
It's a database of archived records of all sorts, and it's free until
- 73. Free Database Access 
- For the next several days access to the database of the New England
Historical & Genealogical Register is free.
The URL is:
I have checked it for Poythresses. I was not optimistic to begin with
and that turned out
to be a reasonable expectation. There are two links, both to Sally
Poythress, first as
widow to Col. Richard Lee and second m. to Willoughby Newton, both facts
being well known to us.
However, this is advertised as a massive
- 74. [Fwd: WALL AND POYNTHRESS] 
After reading some of the Wall info on your site, I did a search of my
extensive:) CD collected from the web, records. I keep everything on
CD:) I am a name-collector, but I am a good one! I have found over a
hundred family searchers:)
This is the info I found for wall.
Wright Electronic Genealogy Project
' P.O. Box 692446 '
' Houston, TX 77069-2446
VIRGINIA 1704 Rent Rolls
- 75. Mecklenburg book info 
- Several of you asked me today if I knew "when the Mecklenburg County,
Virginia Heritage Book will come out & what it will sell for?" so I
called today to ask Frances Clark, who's coordinating the book, putting
all the stories in order to send to the publisher.
It's targeted for delivery late this year. They extended the deadline
for submission of articles until April 20th because so many people are
now getting their cousins to also submit articles, to help extend the
info on their family line further
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