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Found this today in the web postings of the Carolina Morning News:
Carolina Morning News on the web – Low Country Now –
Web posted Friday, January 10, 2003
Eloise D. Moss
Eloise DeLoach Poythress Moss, 81, of Savannah, Georgia, widow of
Matthew Poythress and Charles H. Moss, died Wednesday afternoon, January
8, 2003, at her home under the care of Hospice Savannah. She will be
deeply missed by all who knew her. Born in Daisy, Georgia, she was a
daughter of the late Herbert DeLoach and Anna Byrd DeLoach. Mrs. Moss
was a life-long member of Savannah Christian Church. She worked over 15
years at Johnny Ganems Restaurant and later owned and operated Mama
Mosss Daycare Center from her home. In addition to her husbands and
parents, her son, William Poythress, preceded her in death. Surviving
are her son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Sara Poythress of Okatie,
South Carolina; her daughter, Kim Moss of Savannah, Georgia; three
sisters, Claudine Alewine of Arizona, and Melrose Collins and Ruby
Gravenstein, both of Savannah, Georgia; one brother, James H. DeLoach of
Savannah, Georgia; four grandchildren, Kelly Williams, Chuck Poythrees,
Don Poythress and Lisa Moss; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces
and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 oclock
Friday evening at Sipple Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1
oclock Saturday afternoon in the Chapel of Sipple Mortuary conducted by
The Reverend T. Campbell Huxford, III. Interment will be in Bonaventure
Cemetery. Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, Post Office Box #13190,
Savannah, Georgia 31416. Sipple Mortuary and Crematory Funeral Directors
Savannah Morning News, January 10, 2003
Franklin County, North Carolina Court Minutes
Minutes for September Term 1786
Ordered that Leal portreSs an Orphan Twelve years of age the twentyeth day of
August last, be bound unto Thomas Ownby till he arrive to the age of Twenty
years & that he learn him to read & write and the planters busineSs.
I believe my great grandfather Benjamin Poythress, born 1808, is related to the Benjamin Poythress whose parents were William Poythress and Mary Epes. However, I have found no documentation to confirm this. It is likely that my Benjamin is the grandson of the earlier Benjamin. Does anyone on the list have any hint?
Hello to all. I found an interesting tidbit on a message board at
Ancestry.com. A person was inquiring about Tuckers of Sumter County, AL. She was looking
for information on a Howard Tucker, born in 1856 in Sumter, married a Janie
Gillis, who was the son of John Tucker and Martha Poythress. I thought this was
added proof, that the John N. and Martha J. Tucker I found in the 1850 Sumter
County, Alabama Census, was indeed the daughter and son-in-law of David
Poythress of Mecklenburg, VA.
I emailed the individual and hope to get a response and added information on
Attention List-members who have ancestors with records in Georgia:
I received the info below as part of the 6/14/03 newsletter-type of
email from Robert Scott Davis, Jr. captioned "Genealogy News From
Wallace State List 7" (a regularly scheduled mailing of genealogically
interesting info that he sends out to many people). You may recognize
his name as the author and compiler of many volumes of Georgia genealogy
info. I feel sure that if you wish to be added to his mailing list, you
could just send him an email requesting that: "Robert S. Davis"
This sounds quite serious; if any of you are able to reach people of
power in Georgia who could correct this situation, please do so.
= = = =
Robert S. Davis wrote:
> OUR LOCAL RECORDS MAY NOT SURVIVE TO THE END OF THE CENTURY
> I mailed the following letter to the Georgia Secretary of State at the
> request of a friend. Much of what follows applies to other states as
> Dear Secretary Cox
> You do not know me, although I have written many books on Georgia
> history and records. You impressed me with your speech to the Georgia
> Association of Historians last Spring. I wrote the original draft of
> the 1980 Georgia records act that gave some protection to local records
> in Georgia. A friend sent the information below to me. I also include my
> response. To what he says I could add my own horror stories but what he
> describes is more than bad enough.
> I have no idea as to your aspirations but whatever you plan, let me say
> that to be remembered as the Georgia Secretary of State who ended this
> mess this would make for you a special place in Georgia history. Anyone
> can be a name on a list but few of us have the opportunity to be
> recorded and remembered as a hero. Please note in my response, some
> ideas being tried or proposed in other states.
> Sincerely yours
> Robert S. Davis
> Professor of Genealogy and History
> Director, Family & Regional History Program
> Wallace State College
> PO Box 2000
> 801 N. Main Street
> Hanceville, AL 35077-200
> Dear Bob,
> I don't know if you have any ideas about how to solve this, but
> it seems to be a growing trend in Georgia. A number of counties are
> turning portions of their old county records over to local historical
> and genealogical societies that have inadequate resources or expertise
> to properly manage the records. The next step is almost inevitably the
> loss, destruction, or scattering of the records. In Washington County
> several years ago the Probate Judge gave all the older loose probate
> records to the Washington County Historical Society. The WCHS put the
> records in an unsupervised room of a frame house that constitutes their
> historical society building and headquarters. There is no photocopy
> machine in the building. People, who have no understanding of the
> records, come in, rummage around, and find something that interests
> them, and, in the absence of a copy machine or otherwise, take the
> record with them. Since they don't understand the system, they simply
> stick the remaining records they pulled out back in the filing cabinets
> in some random location.
> For the past several days I have been working on an extensive
> title research project in Camden County. Camden County has never had a
> fire, so it has practically all of its records going back to the 1780s,
> including records about Nathanael Greene, Lighthorse Harry Lee, and
> Anthony Wayne. I was looking for an old superior court file and no one
> in the courthouse knew where the loose superior court records were. I
> finally found out there is a library called the Bryan-Lang Historical
> Library about a block from the courthouse and that all the older loose
> county records have been given to it. When I went there to look for the
> file, I was shocked at what they are doing with the records. They have
> two ladies who have no concept of the difference between a probate file,
> a superior court file, or any other county records. What they were
> doing was creating a huge set of file folders with the last names of
> people on them. Then they were going through the loose county
> records and whatever names appeared at or near the top of a particular
> document, they filed the document under that name in the folders. The
> result is to make a mishmash of the records, similar to File II in the
> Georgia Archives. There is no regard for the principle of respect des
> fonds and the people obviously have no concept of it.
> One aggravating phenomenon I have run up with on several
> occasions is that as county administrations change, the later personnel
> don't know that a previous administration gave the records to some other
> institution. On more than one occasion when I was looking for a
> particular set of records no one in the courthouse knew where they
> were. Weeks or months later I would find out they were at some library
> or historical society. Just wanted to pass this along.
> Another issue is the theft of county records. I periodically find
> official loose county records for sale at antique stores and flea
> markets. The original files have been broken up and the documents are
> for sale separately. I have repeatedly reported these thefts to the
> clerks of court, probate judges, and sheriffs, and nothing is done about
> it. Several months ago someone stole a 1790s rebound and laminated deed
> book from the Bryan County courthouse. They then went thru it, cut out
> the deeds for slaves, and sold them. Apparently the party who bought
> some of the slave deeds later realized they were courthouse records, got
> a guilty conscience, and, not knowing which courthouse they came from,
> brought them to the Chatham County clerk of court. No attempt was made
> to trace the origin of the cut-out copies through the person who brought
> them in.
> My (Robert S. Davis) response:
> I agree with you and I have a long list of my own horror stories. A few
> years back, I know that some of the members of the Georgia genealogical
> Society were working with some legislative committee to bring some order
> out of the chaos of Georgia's local records keeping. I have no idea how
> that finally turned out. Even in Bibb County, Georgia, where I found the
> county employees to be nice but overworked, the records are a chamber of
> horrors. It could be a poster child for how not to manage records.
> Georgia could learn from other states. In North Alabama we have several
> county archives that are operated jointly by county officials/ local
> historical and genealogical societies. Considering the lack of funding,
> the records could not be in better hands. In Blount and Cullman
> counties, we have county archives in the court houses and, in each, a
> paid archivist. These people could use some professional training and
> more money but again, it is such a pleasure to just walk in, ask for a
> record and it is carefully placed on the table before you, ready for you
> to use. The LDS is also working with our local groups and county
> officials to microfilm the Alabama loose county records. The tuff that
> this project is turning up is amazing. The other day, the director of
> one of our co-op county archives told me that Tennessee has recently
> passed some records management laws with teeth. Years ago, the
> Mississippi Genealogical Society tried very hard to have laws passed to
> create county archives in every county in that state. The politicians,
> however, did a song and dance that kept the bill from being passed while
> not looking like anyone was specifically to blame.
> Would it be all right if I passed your letter on to Cathy Cox? She will
> certainly pass it on to the new director of the Georgia Department of
> Archives and History. An official letter from someone like him or Cox
> could put "the spirit of the Lord" into some local clown.
Today I (Barbara Poythress Neal) have set up a Poythress DNA Project
with Family Tree DNA; I will serve as the Project's Group Administrator
to coordinate the results. With this project I hope we can determine for
sure whether all the current Poythress lines in America (or at least all
the ones willing to participate in the DNA testing) are indeed descended
from one progenitor, who could be Francis Poythress (who came to America
by 1632). If we also get participants from England and from other
places, we can learn even more.
When men of the same surname have their Y-DNA (part that only passes
from a male to his male offspring) tested with a 12-marker test
(measuring only 12 of the markers within their Y-DNA), it can be
determined whether or not they are related thru a common ancestor, going
back over hundreds of years, and can give a probability that their Most
Recent Common Ancestor (abbreviated as MRCA in some of the company's
literature) occurred within a certain number of generations.
Since POYTHRESS is a relatively rare surname, by using the 25-marker
test (that measures 25 markers within Y-DNA), we can narrow it down even
more closely. Thus we have a great opportunity to see which Poythress
mens' markers indicate they are in distinct subgroups -- that is, which
Poythress men are related even more closely than just being "a
Poythress." If we get enough men tested, we should be able to see a
subgroup develop of those known to descend from, for example Lewis
Poythress, versus George Poythress, etc.
By registering it as a surname DNA project, the price per test kit is
much lower than it is for an individual wanting to just do the test on
his own. (An individual who is not part of a surname project would pay
$159 for the 12-marker test and $229 for the 25-marker test.) The group
prices go down to only $99 for the 12-marker test and only $169 for the
From my checking around, FamilyTreeDNA seems to me to be the best for
doing this DNA testing for genealogy purposes. Their privacy commitment
& methodology are great, and the principal people involved in their
company are well qualified individuals
I encourage all of you to read more about it at the Family Tree DNA webpage:
And I especially encourage Poythress men descended from Poythress men to
participate in our Poythress DNA Project using the 25-marker Y-DNA test
kit. For females who are surnamed Poythress, if you have a father,
brother, male cousin, or uncle who is a Poythress descended from a
Poythress male, I hope you'll encourage him to participate.
It is interesting as you look at the website, to look at their
"Projects" page that indexes the various family names that people are
testing now; I see the Pace & Pennington families have already begun,
The procedure is painless and not intrusive for doing the test. The
genetic test kit consists of a cheek scraper and a collection tube.
In about five minutes, you will be able to read the instructions and
perform a painless cheek scraping. The effect of using the scraper is
about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush. A
backup scraper & tube is included to insure that a good sample is
obtained by our lab. Both should be used. (Note, at their webpage
describing "The Kit" you can see the testing kit itself pictured &
described -- http://www.familytreedna.com/kit.html )
That description of the test, and many other questions about the process
are addressed in the company's "Frequently Asked Questions" or FAQ page
on their website. I've shortened a few more of those items below.
I'll set up a link from the above website's Poythress DNA Project page
to our Poythress-Research website, where our esteemed webmaster can
include some of this info.
Thanks for reading this far!
Barbara Poythress Neal (BPN)
After the kit is returned to Family Tree DNA & the tests are conducted,
the results are entered into their secure, private and confidential
non-web-based genetic library. (They have the most stringent guidelines
for maintaining privacy; see the FAQ page for more details.) Then a
comparison between your specific genetic markers and those of others in
the database will then be performed and you will be notified if another
person matches your results. Your privacy is respected; a number rather
than your name is put on your test results.
Since the company is only testing your DNA to look at 25 (or 12) little
parts of the Y Chromosome, there is not any testing included to indicate
whether or not you show positive for any problematic disease gene.
For researching a family with many distinct branches, they mention that
it is prudent to test 2 different known male cousins from each different
branch of the family.
Debbie..see the P. page under "Wills & Estate Records" for the estate of
William Poythress and also his son William Poythress who died aged 6.
While there is only small room for doubt as to who he is (98% he is the
son of George Poythress of Burke County) he is most definitely not the
man you are looking for. At the end of this study I cite 3
possibilities as to who this William might be. First is son of George
Poythress and that has been confirmed with even more circumstantial
evidence since I wrote that thing up.
Of the other two Williams, one of them might be your man but I'm
inclined to doubt that too. At any rate, I think that "Wills & Estates"
item may help you on this one.
During one of my visits to the local archives I found the following marriage
entry in Chatham Co, GA and was wondering if anyone knew about this couple
as they would fall into the right age range for my William E. Poythress born
bet 1828 - 1833 in Screven Co, GA.
From: Early GA Marriage Roundup p. 232
Chatham Co, GA -
Porthryess, Wm m. Sarah M. Ross 8 Aug 1823
I'll have to check again, but I thought I saw a Wm. Poythress listed in
Screven Co, for the 1830 census (which could be this couple) but not in the
1840 time frame for either Screven or Chatham Co, which made them look all
the more appealing to me.
It also dawned on me if this couple were the parents of my Wm. E and they
died between 1831 - 1840, their children could have been sent to other
family members to be raised - an aunt or uncle, perhaps.
This could explain my finding an 18 yr old William Poythress and younger
Poythress girls (possibly his sisters) living in the household of Hester
Poythress (in her 50's) in 1850 Screven Co census.
Would be interested in hearing anything that might be known about this
couple to either include or eliminate them from my list of possible
Thanks and keep up the great work!
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1880 Hampton County Cont.
HH 522 - Goethe Twp., pg. 45B, ED 117, 24-25 June
Hull, Enock I., white, male, age 36, married, farmer, SC,SC,SC
, Ellen P., white, female, age 36, wife, married, SC,SC,SC
?Grisom, W.H., white, male, age 18, step-son, farm labor, attends school,
Portress, Elizabeth, white, female, age 60, mother-in-law, disability -
?cancer on face, cannot read and write, SC,SC,SC
HH 112 - Goethe Twp., sheet 7B, ED 54, 12 June
Portress, George W., white, male, born Dec. 1831, age 68, married 35 yrs.,
SC,SC,SC, farmer, owns free/farm
,Rebecca, wife, white, female, born Mar. 1842, age 58, married
35 yrs., SC,SC,SC
, Sallie, daughter, white, female, born Sept. 1880, age 19,
HH 187 - Goethe Twp. sheet 11A, ED 97, 10 May
Portress, Rebecca, female, white, age 78, widowed, SC,SC,SC, owns free/house
HH 24 - of P. Hair, Williston Twp., sheet 1B, ED 825, 2 Jan.
Poythress, ?Harry M., boarder, male, white, age 46, SC,SC,SC, agent/?, wage
HH 121 - US Marine Camp, Parris Island, sheet 5B, ED 11, 8 April
Poytress, Fulton W., rents, $8 monthly, male, white, married at age 20,
Mechanic/machine shop, wage
, Ottie, wife, female, white, age 34, married at age 23,
HH 189 - Johnston Twp., sheet 8B, ED 6, 5 Apr.
Poythress, Henry M., rents, $7 monthly, male, white, age 55, married at age
53, NC,NC,NC, agent/sewing machine, wage, veteran/Sp.
, Essie L., wife, female, white, age 34, married at age 19,
Gay, Dorothy E., step-daughter, female, white, age 12, attends school,
, Margaret M., step-daughter, female, white, age 10, attends school,
Poythress In The Census
See the Introduction to this Project, for abbreviations used!!!!
Porteous, Alexander R. - St. Lukes Parish, pg. 126, 1 M under 10, 2 F 16-26
Portious, John - St. Helena Parish, pg. 136, 1 M 26-44, 8 slaves
Porteous, John - St. Helena Parish, pg. 7, 1 M 45+, 1 F 45+
Porteous, Elizabeth - St. Helena Parish, pg. 20, (Blank)
Porteous, John - St. Helena Parish, pg. 292, 1 M 40-49, 2 F under 5, 2 F 5-9,
1 F 40-49
1 M slave under 10, 2 M slaves 10-23, 2 M slaves 24-35, 2 M slaves 36-54,
2 M slaves 55-99, 1 F slave under 10, 2 F slaves 10-23, 2 F slaves 24-35,
2 F slaves 36-54, 2 F slaves 55-99
Poythress, Thomas - St.Thomas/St Dennis Parish, pg. 193, 1 M 40-49, 2 F
1 F 15-19, 1 F 40-49, 10 M slaves under 10, 15 M slaves10-23, 10 M 24-35,
10 M slaves 36-54, 8 M slaves 55-99, 10 F slaves under 10, 10 F slaves10-23,
12 F slaves 24-35, 9 F slaves 36-54, 11 F slaves 55-99
Portius, Mrs. ?L. - St. Helena Parish, pg. 7, 1 M 15-19, 2 F 5-9, 2 F 10-14,
1 F 50-59
1 M slave under 10, 2 M slaves 10-23, 1 M slave 24-35, 2 F slaves under 10,
2 F slaves 10-23, 2 F slaves 36-54
HH 51 - St. Helena Parish, pg. 3, 19-22 Oct.
Portress, Henry C., age 40, male, (occupation blank), born SC
, Elizabeth, age 40, female, born SC
, Elizabeth, age 18, female, born SC
, Geo. W., age 17, male, born SC
, Louise, age 14, female, born SC, attends school
, Hamilton, age 12, male, born SC, attends school
, Henry, age 8, male, born SC, attends school
, Ellen, age 5, female, born SC
HH 99 - St. Helena Parish, pg. 6, 12-13 Nov.
Porteous, Mary, age 60, female, value real est. $2600, born SC
, Elizabeth, age 24, female, born SC
, Anne, age 14, female, born SC
HH 105 - St. Helena Parish, pg. 7, 14-16 Nov.
Porteous, John F., age 25, male, planter, value real est. $4000, born SC
, Elizabeth, age 24, female, born SC
?Cuthbar, Thomas, age 15, male, born SC, attends school
HH 78 - Prince William Parish, pg. 19, 23 Sept.
Portress, Lydia, age 60, female, born SC, cannot read and write
?Denberly, Lydia, age 17, female, born SC, cannot read and write
HH 30 - St. James Santee Parish, pg. 366, 31 July
Poythress, Mrs., age 70, female, value real est. $187, born SC
Sheppard, D., age 13, male, born SC
McCraken, Miss, age 10, female, born SC
HH 190 - St. Helena Parish, pg. 12, 20 Oct.
Porteoas, Mary F., age 70, female, value real est. $3000, value personal est.
, Elizabeth, age 32, female, born SC
HH 449 - St. Peters Parish, pg. 66, 16 July
Portress, Henry C., age 51, male, planter, value real est. $2000,
value personal est. $4000, born SC
, Elizabeth, age 50, female, born SC
, George W., age 26, male, born SC
, John H., age 18, male, born SC
, Ellen P., age 13, female, born SC
HH 472 - St. Peters Parish, pg. 321, 26 Aug.
Portious, George, age 30, male, white, farmer, value real est. $500,
value personal est. $250, born SC
, Rebecca, age 28, female, white, born SC
, Mary, age 5, female, white, born SC
, Henry, age 2, male, white, born SC
HH 473 - St. Peters Parish, pg. 321, 26 Aug.
Portious, Henry, age 55, male, white, farmer, value real est. $200,
value personal est. $250, born SC
, Elizabeth, age 50, female, white, born SC
HH 515 - Goethe Twp., pg. 45A, ED 117, 24 June
Portress, Geo. W., white, male, age 47, married, farmer, SC,SC,SC
, Rebecca, white, female, age 38, wife, married, SC,SC,SC
, Mary E., white, female, age 14, daughter, attends school,
cannot write, SC,SC,SC
, Henry C., white, male, age 12, son, farm labor, attends
school, cannot write, SC,SC,SC
, Louiza, white, female, age 10, daughter, attends school,
cannot read and write,
, Carrie, white, female, age 5, daughter, SC,SC,SC
HH 219 - Ft. Lauderdale City, sheet 10A, ED 8, 11 Apr.
Poythress, ?Mabrey A., rents, $15 monthly, male, white, age 29, married at
VA,VA,VA, 1st Mate/USC Guard, wage
, Lucile, wife, female, white, age 26, married at age 24,
HH - US Coast Guard Section/Base 6, sheet 8B, ED 10, 10 Apr.
Poythress, Wallace C., rents, $12 monthly, male, white, age 29, married at
age 27, VA,VA,VA, Bos'L Mate 1.C/USCG, wage
HH 362 - Miami City, sheet 18A, ED 49, 21 May
Poythress, John A., rents, $35 monthly, male, white, age 38, married at age
GA,GA,GA, carpenter/house, wage
, Mary E., wife, female, white, age 58, married at age 43,
HH 61 - Jacksonville, sheet 5A, ED 26, 5 Apr.
Poythress, John A., rents, $65 monthly, male, white, age 55, married at age
26, NC,VA,NC, manufacturer/insecticides, owns account,
, Effie L., wife, female, white, age 46, married at age ?15,
, John A. Jr., son, male, white, age 26, NC,NC,NC,
, Willis E., son, male, white, age 20, married at age 20,
, Cecil A., son, male, white, age 17, attends school,
, Emma J., daughter-in-law, female, white, age 19, married
at age 19,
HH 214 - of Etta Smith, Jacksonville, sheet 29A, ED 9, 18 Apr.
Poythress, Norman L., son-in-law, male, white, age 26, married at age 21,
Meat cutter/meat, wage
, Clarice, daughter, female, white, age 25, married at age
HH 97 - Blue Springs, sheet 5B, ED 18, 7 Apr.
Poythress, Robert ?E., owns/farm, male, white, age 44, married at age 37,
Farmer/gen. farm, E.
, Phoebe, wife, female, white, age ?43, married at age 20,
, Gene ?A., son, male, white, age 6, FL,FL,FL
, Frances, daughter, female, white, age 2 6/12, FL,FL,FL
, Jack, son, male, white, age 1/12, FL,FL,FL
, Mary A., mother, female, white, age 84, widowed, married
at age 17, FL,FL,FL
, Jessie, sister, female, white, age 46, FL,FL,FL
, Mollie, sister, female, white, age 45, FL,FL,FL
HH 59 - Samsula, sheet 2B, ED 63, 24 Apr.
Poythress, Sam A., owns, $5000 home value/farm, male, white, age 60,
married at age 34, FL,FL,FL, farmer/dairy farm, owns account
, Marvin, wife, female, white, age 46, married at age 20,
Poythress In The Census
See the Introduction to this Project, for abbreviations used!!!!
Poythress, J.P. - pg. 141, 1 M 5-9, 1 M 10-14, 1 M 20-29, 1 M 30-39
1 F under 5, 1 F 5-9, 1 F 10-14, 1 F 15-19, 2 M slaves under 10, 1 M slave
2 F slaves under 10, 1 F slave 36-54
Poythress, James P. - pg. 101, 1 M under 5, 1 M 10-14, 1 M 15-19, 1 M 40-49
1 F under 5, 1 F 10-14, 1 F 15-19, 1 F slave 24-34
HH 1287 - Chatahoochee PO, page 792, 13 July
Paytress, John P., age 34, male, white, farmer, $130 real est., $150 personal
, Mary A., age 24, female, white, born FL
, James M., age 3, male, white, born FL
, John P. Jr., age 1, male, white, born FL
HH 62 - District 8, page 254C, ED 55, 15-16 June
Poythress, John P., white, male, age 46, married, farmer, FL,GA,NC
, Mary A., white, female, age 37, wife, FL, Ireland, NC
, James M., white, male, age 13, son, laborer, cannot write,
, John J., white, male, age 11, son, laborer, cannot read
and write, FL,FL,FL,
, Samuel A., white, male, age 9, son, help, FL,FL,FL
, Jessie A., white, female, age 7, daughter, FL,FL,FL
, Agustus A., white, male, age 5, son, FL,FL,FL
, William W., white, male, age 1, son, FL,FL,FL
HH 22 - Blue Springs Twp., sheet 2A, ED 38, 2-4 June
Pogtress, John, white, male, born Sept. 1832, age 68, married 34 yrs.,
Farmer, owns free,farm
, Mary, wife, white, female, born Feb.1845, age 55, married 34
, Jessie A., daughter, white, female, born Nov. 1875, age 24,
, Mollie, daughter, white, female, born July 1883, age 16,
farm laborer, attends school
, Kate, daughter, white, female, born Nov. 1885, age 14,
farm laborer, attends school
, Robert, son, white, male, born Feb. 1887, age 13, FL,FL,FL
farm laborer, attends school
, Ellen, daughter, white, female, born July 1890, age 9,
HH 369 - Blue Springs Twp., sheet 19B, ED 33, 5 May
Poythress, Robert, male, white, age 24, GA,FL,FL, farmer/gen.farm, emp.,
, Mary, mother, female, white, age 65, widowed, 7 children,
, Mary E., sister, female, white, age 26, GA,FL,FL
, Ellen, sister, female, white, age 19, GA,FL,FL
HH 107 - Precinct 9, sheet 6A, ED 34, 20 Apr.
Poythress, J. M., male, white, age 40, married 9 yrs., FL,FL,FL
Laborer/?Botling Work, rents/house
, Fannie, wife, female, white, age ?28, married 9 yrs., 1
child, l living,
, James E., son, male, white, age 4, FL,FL,FL
HH 249- of Henry Rogers, Precinct 9, sheet 13A, ED 34, 27, Apr.
Poythress, Jessie, niece, female, white, age 32, FL,FL,FL
HH 59 - Precinct 10, sheet 20A, ED 34, 5 May
Poythress, S. L., male, white, age 38, married 6 yrs., FL,FL,FL, farmer/home
Emp., owns free/farm
, ?Marvin, wife, female, white, age 23, married 6 yrs., 3
children, 0 living,
HH 1 - of Frank & Elspeath Wolf, 1st Precinct, sheet 19B, ED 42, 14 Jan.
Poythress, Ruby May, niece, female, white, age 19, attends school, GA,GA,GA
HH 13 - Florida State Hospital, sheet 1A, ED 60, 2 Jan.
?Hatton, Edwin, rents, male, white, age 48, married, England, England,
England, Barber/State Hospital, wage
, ?Emil, wife, female, white, age 40, married, FL,AL,FL,
laundress/State Hospital, wage
Poythress, Earl, ?step-son, male, white, age 14, attends school, FL,FL,FL,
Chauffer/car (something), wage
, Irma, ?step-daughter, female, white, age 9, attends
HH 63 - Blue Springs Twp., sheet 4A, ED 62, 6 Jan.
Poythress, Mary, owns/free, female, white, age 73, widowed, FL,Ireland,NC
, Jessie, female, white, age 42, FL,FL,FL
, Mollie, female, white, age 37, FL,FL,FL
HH 64 - Blue Springs Twp., sheet 4A, ED 62, 6 Jan.
Poythress, Bob, rents, male, white, age 32, FL,FL,FL, farmer/gen.farm, own
HH 9 - Samsula Twp., sheet 16A, ED 194, 10 Aug.
Poythress, Samuel E., male, white, age 48, married, FL,FL,FL, farmer
, ?Marvin, wife, female, white, age 36, married, FL,NC,GA
HH 32 - MacClenny Twp., sheet 2B, ED 4, no date given
Poythress, Charles W., rents, $15 monthly, male, white, age 61, married at
AL,VA,SC, time keeper/nursery, wage
, Minnie M., wife, female, white, age 42, married at age 24,
, Sarah, daughter, female, white, age 6, attends school,
, Luta, daughter, female, white, age 5, AL,AL,AL
, Erin, daughter, female, white, age 4, AL,AL,AL
Tatt, Vernon, step-daughter, female, white, age 17, attends school, AL,AL,AL
Some while ago I had access to the collection of Hollingsworth cards in
the Screven-Jenkins (GA) County Regional Library. Dixon Hollingsworth
and his father Clyde were editors of The Sylvania Telephone newspaper
which has been the newspaper of record for Screven County for well over
At that time, all that was available was the 15,000+ "raw" cards with a
title surname followed by whatever genealogical or historical record the
Hollingsworths had recorded on that particular card. I selected the
Poythresses and related family surnames and copied that information in a
report to the board.
Well, there may have been 15,000+ cards but there were also 63,000+
individual names and facts recorded. Obviously, I missed many of these
as I did not go through the entire collection of 15,000 cards looking
for all the individual sub-texts.
NOW, however, the Hollingsworth cards have been digitalized on the
website for the Screven-Jenkins Regional Library. There is also a
search engine where one can obtain all the listings for a given
individual whether the individual is the "subject" of the card or buried
as part of the card's text.
The website is located at the library's site:
..on this home page click on "genealogy" in the left hand column and the
Hollingsworth cards will be the top "banner" listing on the next page.
Unless you have broadband this will be a slow loader as the database is
quite large. Again, one should be reminded that these index cards
should not be confused with those of LEON Hollingsworth of Atlanta which
number 45,000+ cards. The Leon Hollingsworth cards have very little
Poythress information, practically none of significance, and were
documented earlier from its index.
It should also be mentioned that on these Sylvania cards there are
several variant spellings represented by one or more indexed cards. I
have checked each of these and there is nothing we don't already know on
the variant spelling cards. For practical purposes one may concentrate
on those cards using the conventional spelling as they are quite
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