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From: Sarah Poythress <sarahp(a)gloryroad.net>
To: POYTHRESS-L(a)rootsweb.com <POYTHRESS-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Friday, June 26, 1998 9:44 PM
Subject: Lost messages
I have returned from my trip to Alaska. We had a great time.
I had 29 messages when I returned, but could not bring them in. I don't
understand how I could see who they were from, but it would not download the
message. Everything was all messed up. My son was on it while I was gone.
Next time I will lock it up. If someone out there has all the messages
starting with June 13 up to Carl & Helen's card, and would forward them to
me I would be most grateful.
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This William Poythress died in Savannah in 1828. The estate papers are on
microfilm in the Georgia Dept. of Archives (GDAH 175/31). Both the original
documents and the microfilm are in places extremely difficult to decipher. I
photocopied the microfilm along with transcribing my dictation to cassette
tape and then typing a hard copy. I also prepared an introductory page of
I have mailed the whole packet to Barbara Neal who is to do a parallel
transcription to help work out some of the many errors and/or omissions that
are bound to be in my original transcription. It is in Word document form
and when Barbara gives me her corrections I will then make the changes and
submit the study to Al Tims to post to the page in a form that will be easily
Since Barb Neal will be out of town for several weeks, I thought I'd post this
original transcription to the list. Even though it will parse out funky
because its a Word document, it will give any of you who wish to do so a
chance to look at the general picture and make any additions or corrections of
the data that you may have on this William Poythress if or as he shows up in
If there are no corrections, my guess is it will not take Barbara too long
following her return to do the parallel transcription and we'll have these
papers ready to post to the webpage.
POYTHRESS, William (Savannah, Georgia)
Estate of, 1828
Following are the estate records of one William Poythress who died in Savannah
25 April 1828 (Register of Deaths in Savannah, vol. 1). Age at death was 28
cause stated was "liver complaint". Occupation was planter but residence
listed was corner W. Broad and S. Oglethorpe, in the middle of downtown.
Since he was a "planter" then his land was outside of town. Attending
physician: Dr. Bartow.
This William is another mystery guest for us. Given his age at the time of
cannot have been Lt. William the Revolutionary War veteran. Neither can he be
William Poythress of Screven County, both because he is too young and because
the Georgia 1820 census shows Williams in both Chatham County (Savannah) and
Screven County. He could be a son of Screven's William but that is a shot in
dark inasmuch as we know little or nothing about the William Poythress of
in the first place.
The estate papers are lengthy and much more a matter of interest than
These papers comprise almost the total of what we know about this family.
William's wife Sarah appears as the only heir and is shown petitioning the
court to let her sell items from the estate. This action, the security
deposits by friends and the failure of Sarah Poythress and the examiners to
produce "any last Will..(to)..be proved" to the court suggest strongly that
William Poythress died intestate.
Sarah Poythress appears much later in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery (Ga. 1st
Military District) as a "fortunate drawer". Sarah M. Poythress was awarded 40
acres of what was presumably "gold" land in Cobb County, Section 2, District
16, Lot # 471. She had qualified to draw as a widow. Unfortunately, Sarah
never "took up" (paid the $40 deed fee) the land and it was eventually
auctioned 10 July 1845 to land speculator J. L. Albritton (GDAH 286/48),
effectively ending any potential for tracing Sarah via this transaction.
Letting ownership rights lapse was not untypical for those winning 40 acres of
Given the death of William Poythress in 1828 at age 28, it is reasonable to
assume that wife Sarah was likely in child-bearing years for perhaps the
entire decade prior to William's death. The Savannah Register of Deaths
provides a candidate but this would only be reasonable speculation. On 8
April, 1819, Sarah Poythress of 9 months died of "inflamation of the bowel".
A second child connection, William Poythress, dying at age 6 in the November
of this William's death can probably be eliminated as wife Sarah is repeatedly
cited as the childless heir to William's estate earlier the same year.
We are thus missing the link to William's birth and parentage. It is probable
to assume that Sarah died prior to the 1840 census as she is not listed.
Since she is petitioning the court in 1828 to sell assets from William's
estate she was likely not left well fixed financially but she might easily
have still been of marriagable age. Thus there likely is no down-stream
"Poythress" link. The censuses for Savannah are typically reliable, the
information is not always 100% correct but individuals were seldom missed.
The pages below describe each document in the estate file in sequence.
File folder, center tab: Poythress, William
Estate of, 1828
Folio: center of 3 fold 8 œ x 11:
Est. Wm. Poythress
[document dated 16 May 1828]
To Saml. M. Bond Clerk of the
Court of Ordinary Chatham County
I apply for letters
of Administration on the estate and effects
of William Poythress late of Savannah
deceased as widow of the deceased and
in behalf of the ?
Securities Jessie Sanderlin & Henry Morningstar.
Savannah 16 May 1828 Sarah Poythress (s)
Let citation issue accordingly
16 May 1828 - -
Elias Fort I.I.C.C.C. (s)
[document dated May, 1828]
State of Georgia
CHATHAM COUNTY To all whom it may concern:
Whereas, Sarah Poythress -
of Savannah widow has
applied to the Honorable the Court of Ordinary
of Chatham County for Letters of Administration -
-----------------------on the estate and effects of
William Poythress late of Savannah
deceased as widow and in behalf
of the heirs.
THESE are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said deceased, to file their objections (if any they have) to
granting of the administration of the estate of the deceased to the applicant
Clerk's Office of the said Court, on or before
June next; otherwise letters of administration
will be granted.
WITNESS the Honorable Elias Fort -------------------------------------one of
the Justices of the said Court, the
May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty- eight
Saml. M. Bond, C.C.O.
[document dated 5 Jul 1828]
I certify that the written citation has been published for 30 days in the
Republican Gazette....for the Republican.
E. ____ _____ [illegible]
[document dated 5 Aug 1828]
State of Georgia,)
CHATHAM COUNTY )
By the Honorable Court of Ordinary of Chatham County.
To James Roberts Silas Hollis
+ George L. Cope
These are to authorize you, or any three of you, to re-
pair to all such parts and places, within the County and State aforesaid, as
shall be directed unto, by Sarah Poythress administratrix
of the Estate---------------------------- of William
late of said county deceased, wherever any of the Goods
and Chattels of the said William Poythress
are or do remain,
within the said parts or places and
the Goods and Chattels, which shall be there shown to you by Sarah
Poythress Administratrix as afore
you shall view and appraise according to their just value; being first shown
make a true and pefect inventory and Apprisement of the said Goods and Chat-
tels. And you shall cause the same Inventory and Appraisement to be returned
the said the court of ordinary
under your hands, or under the hands of any three of you, on or before the
------------------ day of November next ensuing the date bound (?).
Witness the Honorable Elias Fort
one of the Justices of the said Court, this fifth
day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty- eight
YOU James Roberts, Silas Hollis + George L. Cope
do swear that you will make a true Appraisement and Inventory of all and
Goods, Chattels and Credits of William Poythress
deceased, as shall be produced and shewn to you by Sarah Poythress
of the said William Poythress
deceased; and that you will return the same, certified under your hands, to
the said the
Court of Ordinary----------------------------within the time prescribed by
SWORN BEFORE ME
s Roberts (s)
Silas Hollis (s)
George L. Cope (s)
Folio, center of 3 fold 8 œ x 11:
Estate Wm. Poythress
Bond filed day
5 August 1828
sig: Wm (?)
Depy. Clk. I.I.C.
[document dated 5 Aug 1828]
State of Georgia ) [preprinted form, handwriting shown in italics]
CHATHAM COUNTY )
Know all men by these Presents, That we
Sarah Poythress Jesse Sanderlin and Henry Morningstar
are held and firmly bound and obliged unto the Honorable the Justices of the
rior Court of Chatham County, for the time being, acting as a Court of
in the sum of Two Thousand dollars
Dollars to be paid to the said Justices, their Successors in Office or
which payment well and truly made and done we bind ourselves, jointly, and
severally, and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by
sents. Sealed with our Seals, and dated at Savannah. the Fifth----
day of August in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and
The condition of the above Obligation is such, That if the above bound
Administrat rix________________of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of
William Poythress late of said County
Deceased, do make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods,
Chattels and Credits, of the said Deceased which have or shall come to the
possession, or knowledge, of the said Sarah Poythress
or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her
and the same so made do exhibit into the said Court of Ordinary, when she
shall be thereunto required, and such goods, chattels and credits, do well and
administer according to Law, and make a just and true account of her actings
and doings therein when required by the Superior Court, or Register of
for the County; and all the rest of the goods, chattels and credits, which
found remaining upon the account of the said administration, the same being
allowed by the said Court, shall deliver and pay to such persons respectively
entitled to the same by Law; and if it shall hereafter appear that any last
Testament was made by the said deceased, and the same be proved before the
Court, and the Executors obtain a Certificate of the Probate thereof and the
Sarah Poythress _?_ if required, render and deliver up the said Letters of
tion, then this Obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.
SEALED AND DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF
William ? Jessie Sanderlin
Notary Public ChatCy
Folio, three fold of 8 œ x 11
Est Wm Poythress
Warrant of Appraisement
[document dated 18 Aug 1828]
We do certify under Oath, that as far as was
presented to us by the administratrix the within
contains a true appraisement of the Goods, Chattel
and Credits of the Estate of William Poythress
deceased, to the best of our Judgement and
Jas. Roberts (s)
Silas Hollis (s)
Geo. L. Cope (s)
Ch. County) I do hereby certify that the
above appraisers were Sworn to perform
their duty as appraisers according to law. This
Eighteenth day of August - 1828
Ben Sheftall J. P.
Inventory and appraisement of the Estate
of William Poythress deceased - - -
1 negro man named Tom 300.00
1 negro boy named Patrick 325.00
4 Molly and 3 children 550.00
1 negress named Mary 150.00
1 sorrell horse 25.00
1 Gig and harness 35.00......
[items above barely legible and are the "items" of value, the remainder of the
(19 additional items) appears to be personal items; the listing is also
illegible due to poor
quality of the microfilm. Of the remaining 19 items two are valued at $ 20
and the remaining items at less than $ 5 each. Sample items: 1 lot of silver
spoons, 1 pair of
Total value assigned by appraisers $ 1470.25
Folio: center of 3 fold 8 œ x 11:
Est. of Wm. Poythress
Order for sale of
Horse, Gig, and Waggon
Petition 10th August 1828
Dpty Clerk toCC
[document dated 19 Aug 1828, granted same day]
To the Honorable the Justices of the
Inferior Court for the County of Chat
ham having Ordinary Jurisdiction
the Petition of Sarah Poythress Administratrix
of William Poythress late of said County dis
That your petitioner hath taken
possession of the Estate of said deceased that
among the effects of said Estate your pe
titioner has caused to be inventoried and ap-
praised One Horse and Gig and Waggon with
articles of Household furniture and bedding -
that the same is of little value and are daily
encurring (sic) and (sic) expense where they are your
petitioner being compelled to employ a person to
take care of this horse petitioner therefore prays
your Honors to grant an Order authorizing
the petitioner to advertise and sell the said
articles above mentioned - And your petitioner,
her duty bounded.
Sarah Poythress, Adminis.
by Henry Morningstar
Sav. 19 Augt 1828
Chambers 19th August 1828
On reading the Petition of Sarah Poythress admin
istratrix of William Poythress deceased praying
an Order to sell a Horse Gig and Waggon
sundry Articles of Bedding and Household Furniture
and stating that the same is for the Benefit of the
Estate It is ordered that the said Sarah Poythress
do sell and dispose of the said articles
mentioned about her giving ten days
notice of the time and place of said sale ,
in one of the Gazettes of the City of Savannah.
Elias Fort I.I.C.C.C.
___Sheftall L.L. C.C.C.
19 August 1828 __________ I. I. C. C. C
Folio: center of 3 fold 8 œ x 11:
Estate Wm Poythress
Petition of Sarah Poythress, w.
To sell two Negroes
Filed June, 1829
[document dated 22 Jun 1829]
To the honourable the Justices of
the Inferior Court of Chatham County
sitting for ordinary purposes.
The petition of Sarah Poythress ad
ministratrix of William Poythress late of
Savannah deceased respectfully showeth
That your petitioner is in possession
of the following named negro slaves, viz
Tom, & Patrick, men, and Mary a woman
belonging to the said Estate that - the hire
of the said slaves for one year together with
the other personal property of the Estate
will not pay the debts due by the same -
that there are no children or other heirs to
said estate, for cepting your petitioner on
whom notice of this application can be
served. Your petitioner therefore prays
that by an order of court she may be
allowed to sell and dispose of the said
three negroes, Tom, Patrick + Mary in terms
of the act of Assembly in such cases made
and provided and your petitioner will pray
Sarah Poythress (s)
Sav. 22 June 1829
[no indication of court action on above included in these papers]
Yes, I believe Paul gave me this name; I couldn't remember which Wagnon researcher
it was. Anyway, I ran across POYTHRESS when researching my RANDOLPH and KEITH
lines in VA, but that is another story and it made me think of Thomas P. WAGNON.
I appreciate all the info you and Paul have gathered. You have been busy. We'll
see where we can go with it. I got no file found when I clicked on your home page
> Barbara....I'm Maynard Poythress and I'm just beginning to get into that
> Thomas Poythress Wagnon puzzle. My accomplice in crime is Paul Wagnon (e-mail
> address above as I am copying Paul).
> This is going to take the Poythress web by surprise as Paul and I for a few
> days have been messing around with this on the side trying to at least make
> enough sense out of it to ask intelligent questions and I have kept this one
> under wraps until I could present something remotely coherent to our group.
> Obviously, Paul Wagnon is going to be a much better source for you than the
> Poythress crowd but here is where we come in: John Peter Wagnon (b. ca 1758)
> appears in Burke County, Ga. living with John Peter Wagnon Jr. m. Mary Moseley
> Sanders and they had a son b. 1823 which they named Thomas Poythress Wagon.
> At first blush one would not expect to find a name this unusual and (for most
> folks difficult to pronounce) being used as a middle name. However, for some
> reason, the
> family is strewn with guys with Poythress as a middle name.
> Appearing in Walton County on the 1820 census is another Thomas P. Walton, age
> 45, making him not the same Thomas as above b. 1823.
> Appearing in Greene County is yet another Thomas P. (Poythress?) Wagnon who
> m. 1818 Harriet Houghton in Greene County. They have a son named John
> Poythress Wagnon.
> Middle names tend to make me look two places: for a namesake who is a big
> hitter in town or a mother's family name.
> There were two Thomas Poythresses that we know of in Burke/Screven Counties.
> The first was sheriff of Burke County and died about 1800. The second was
> Thomas Poythress, Jr. and we only know that he existed. Its likely but not
> proven that he was the son of Thomas, Sr. I would question if the sheriff was
> that big a "name" and especially 23 years after his death.
> That leaves the family connection....of which we have no Georgia evidence, at
> least yet. Pertinent is a 1746 Prince George County, Va. land grant of 576
> acres adjacent
> Bolling and in part being land "formerly granted to William Poythress". MY
> guess is that is where we are most likely to ultimately find the connection.
> Another difficulty in those Georgia Wagnons is that common given names were
> Peter and Paul. I have found several other Somebody P. Wagon....but I'm not
> comfortable assuming that the "P" is Poythress in most, or even "any" cases.
> Barbara, I have not done justice to all that Paul knows and would certainly
> welcome him jumping in on the Poythress web with his observations and
> conclusions (or at least copying the P. page). The Poythress page is:
> http://www1.minn.net/atims/ ...
> and yes, that is a "one" behind the "www".
> I hope we will be able to help each other.
Barbara....I'm Maynard Poythress and I'm just beginning to get into that
Thomas Poythress Wagnon puzzle. My accomplice in crime is Paul Wagnon (e-mail
address above as I am copying Paul).
This is going to take the Poythress web by surprise as Paul and I for a few
days have been messing around with this on the side trying to at least make
enough sense out of it to ask intelligent questions and I have kept this one
under wraps until I could present something remotely coherent to our group.
Obviously, Paul Wagnon is going to be a much better source for you than the
Poythress crowd but here is where we come in: John Peter Wagnon (b. ca 1758)
appears in Burke County, Ga. living with John Peter Wagnon Jr. m. Mary Moseley
Sanders and they had a son b. 1823 which they named Thomas Poythress Wagon.
At first blush one would not expect to find a name this unusual and (for most
folks difficult to pronounce) being used as a middle name. However, for some
family is strewn with guys with Poythress as a middle name.
Appearing in Walton County on the 1820 census is another Thomas P. Walton, age
45, making him not the same Thomas as above b. 1823.
Appearing in Greene County is yet another Thomas P. (Poythress?) Wagnon who
m. 1818 Harriet Houghton in Greene County. They have a son named John
Middle names tend to make me look two places: for a namesake who is a big
hitter in town or a mother's family name.
There were two Thomas Poythresses that we know of in Burke/Screven Counties.
The first was sheriff of Burke County and died about 1800. The second was
Thomas Poythress, Jr. and we only know that he existed. Its likely but not
proven that he was the son of Thomas, Sr. I would question if the sheriff was
that big a "name" and especially 23 years after his death.
That leaves the family connection....of which we have no Georgia evidence, at
least yet. Pertinent is a 1746 Prince George County, Va. land grant of 576
Bolling and in part being land "formerly granted to William Poythress". MY
guess is that is where we are most likely to ultimately find the connection.
Another difficulty in those Georgia Wagnons is that common given names were
Peter and Paul. I have found several other Somebody P. Wagon....but I'm not
comfortable assuming that the "P" is Poythress in most, or even "any" cases.
Barbara, I have not done justice to all that Paul knows and would certainly
welcome him jumping in on the Poythress web with his observations and
conclusions (or at least copying the P. page). The Poythress page is:
and yes, that is a "one" behind the "www".
I hope we will be able to help each other.
I'm new to the list. Does anyone have info on a Thomas Poythress
WAGNON, b abt 1790/1794 in GA? His father was Thomas WAGNON and his
mother was Frances VAUGHN. I know of the POYTHRESS connection with
Pocahontas and that the VAUGHN's were in the Pocahontas line somehow.
Maybe Thomas had a gmother who was a POYTHRESS?
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Barb Neal, I went thru everything I might have and drew a complete blank on
this lady. I know I have seen her somewhere....who could forget a first name
that unusual? Anyone else have anything on here?
(I didn't pay close attention to BPN's schedule, she may be gone now for that
two week trip so if we don't get an answer from her, it will be along in a few
Oh Barbara.....am I glad that you are in an (undeservedly) apologetic
mood......for I have been so consumed by this dumb election that I just
haven't been able to work up my "event line" on George and I was on a deserved
guilt trip about it. I promise I'll be there with it soon.
Something struck me just yesterday as I was looking at my "George" project and
all that Martha Dixon had contributed to it. I remembered that when I
originally started corresponding with Martha I took some of her letters (with
her permission) and transcribed them to the listserver group because that was
the only way I could get Martha's important information to the list without
snail-mailing everybody a photocopy.
And those can be found right now in the "Archives" section of our Rootsweb
page site. Try: rootsweb.com/~archiver/lists/POYTHRESS-L/ and let me know
if that one comes up "blank" on you. You might also be able to get to it
straight off the
Poythress web page.
Thanks, Al, for hanging the 1850 info up there. I think there MAY be
additional VA info from 1850 in those look-ups that Maynard did in the
last week or so for all of us at the Clayton Library in Houston, but since
I didn't have time to go thru it all & compare carefully, maybe you did
indeed incorporate any that he had. I'll leave any possible additions he
may have, to him to clarify for you.
Thanks again so much.
We have updated the Poythress web site with the 1850 VA Census survey work done
by Barbara Poythress Neal. In addition, we have corrected an earlier census
entry on this page. The VA census page now has 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 and an
account of the 1850 slave census as part of the 1850 entries.
I'd appreciate those of you familiar with the postings on the VA census to
verify that I haven't missed anything. I know we have census information for NC
and GA just waiting to get posted. I'll turn to that next.
The specific web page can be found at:
This is a great and wonderful resource -- if we could only get all these 19th
century folks connected to their parents :-).
Craig,yep, I have looked at a lot of deeds and a lot of witness
signatures.....without ever making this correlation one way or the other...i.
e., looking for similarities to husband's family in first slot and to wife's
family in second and/or third slots.
It just never occurred to me....I look for husband's surname and potential
wife's maiden name no matter where they are on the deed, witnessing or
Glad I got a rise out of you.....that's why I just hung it up there...figuring
someone would say "I'll be damned, I just went through 1,000 wills and its sno
as the case turned out, "this is hogwarsh".
That's why we list you at $250M/year on the payroll to monitor our list.
You're worth every penny. Now if we could just find our corporate
Off the GA-Rootsweb wire this morning:
> The following is from a Minnesota Genealogical Newsletter. "In the
> > > left corner of most old deeds you will find two to four witnesses. The
> > > first one is always from the husband's side, the next two from the
> > > wife's side. That is to protect her one-half dower rights under the
> > > Nothing you will ever use will give greater clues to maiden names".
I'm just now going through the latest issue of GA Genealogical Magazine,
vol 37, No 2 & 3 (144-145) Spring/Summer 1997. [They are late; I'm late in
reading it, but NOT THAT late getting to it.<g>]
"Some GA Slave Owners in 1850" contributed by Robert Scott Davis Jr. He
took this from the Nat'l Archives Microcopy T655, roll 7, the 1850 census
of persons dying between 1 JUN 1850 "Supplementary List" of owners of
deceased slaves which isn't indexed by owners' names.
F. POYTHRESS is found page 673 (no county given)
Under "Some GA Slaves Owners in 1860" from Nat'l Archives microcopy T655,
roll 8, Davis shows:
Geo POYTHRISS page 42 [again, no county given]
Linda Sparks Starr
for VA CLARK/MOORMAN and allied lines:
for Henry STARR of GA info
Below is announcement from this AM. It is just as information and I wouldn't
make a big deal out of it. Family Tree Maker is too good a program for
somebody not to buy Broderbund just to get it.
Broderbund (BROD:Nasdaq) warned that it won't meet third-quarter
expectations -- and put itself on the block. The company said that it would
lose between 12 and 15 cents per share in its third quarter -- well below
First Call consensus estimates for it to earn a penny per share -- and said it
retained Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette to explore options.
In a message dated 6/15/98 7:27:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Subj: POYTHRESS from slave owners schedule
> Date: 6/15/98 7:27:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time
> From: starr81(a)ix.netcom.com (Starr)
> To: POYTHRESS-L(a)rootsweb.com
> I'm just now going through the latest issue of GA Genealogical Magazine,
> vol 37, No 2 & 3 (144-145) Spring/Summer 1997. [They are late; I'm late in
> reading it, but NOT THAT late getting to it.<g>]
> "Some GA Slave Owners in 1850" contributed by Robert Scott Davis Jr. He
> took this from the Nat'l Archives Microcopy T655, roll 7, the 1850 census
> of persons dying between 1 JUN 1850 "Supplementary List" of owners of
> deceased slaves which isn't indexed by owners' names.
> F. POYTHRESS is found page 673 (no county given)
Linda....no way in the world that could be anyone but Francis Poythress, son
Joseph and Mary Poythress of Troup County. Al has the Joseph & Mary event
line to post and when you see it, I think the question will come clear as a
Great to hear from you again. I guess I would consider the most critical
things that I have sent you to go on the website to be:
1) 4-27-98 message entitled "Correction" which has a correction of Census
info already posted.
2) the more recent info from early-mid May posted in messages by several
of us (so it would all be in text files, which I know are easier for you to
prepare for the site than MSWord files are!!) including me & Bruce Porter
(Portermom1) on the 1850 & 1860 Census, which was then added to even more
recently (last week?) by Maynard, though his part had funky spacing due to
use of tabs. Sorry I don't have all the dates & captions, but mine were
clearly listed in the subject line as Census for various places & dates, so
they shouldn't be too hard to find.
Later, when you have time to hang up the info from Maynard about the wills
of Joseph & Mary Poythress of Troup Co, GA, you also have the Bible records
from their son, Francis, which I sent you via snailmail. On 3-4-98 I sent
you a message entitled "Publishing Permission" relaying to you that I had
indeed received permission from Univ of GA's Hargrett Library for us to put
the Francis Poythress Bible record up on our website.
Later, when you have time to put it up there, I also consider important
(though I recognize that there is probably no one else chomping at the bit
to see it, and I have been told just the other day that Library of VA has
it online now) isThe Poythress-Preston Bible Info, about which I sent you a
message on 1-28-98, and I know that sometime around then Carol Morrison,
bless her, sent you the graphics file(s) for each of the pages of that
There is probably more, but my mind is full of my maternal (i.e.
non-Poythress) ancestors now, and I'm about braindead because it is after
Again, glad to hear from you!!
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