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Hello again! Thank you so much for citing the Warren County Heritage Book Volume 1, pages 249 and 250. I submitted that some time ago along with the picture of Charles David Poythress. And yes, he and two of his sisters married into the Twisdale family.
I think Sarah G. Poythress who married William A. Dortch is a candidate to be a daughter of Lewis Poythress. But have not discovered documentation to prove this.
Best, Barbara (BPW)
I'll try this message again. I tried to send the message a minute ago with the picture attached (abt 35 KB) but I didn't realize the List couldn't take attachments. So if you are interested, even though it's not the best picture, email me personally and I'll send it. It is a scanned copy of a Xeroxed page but it's all I've got. It's a picture of Charles David Poythess son of David Poythress and Sally Dortch. I do list the book and pg. number if you'd like to try and get a better copy for yourself and have access to the book.
----- Original Message -----
From: Julie Cabitto
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 10:50 PM
Subject: David Poythress and Sally Dortch info and a picture
I've posted before that Charles Poythress was living with Oliver Jasper Dortch on the 1870 Census. I still haven't figured out who Sally Dortch's parents are or where my Sally Poythress fits in for sure, the one that married Alvin Newton Dortch. I can tell you from the Dortch family Bible it said she was born 6 Jan 1816 and died 12 Dec 1854. Interestingly it says William Archers Dortch's second marriage to Elizabeth Mise was about 1855 after Sally died. but we've seen the marriage bond and it says William Archer Dortch married Elizabeth Mise 9 May 1854 in Warren County VA. We haven't seen any chancery or court cases with William and Elizabeth for a divorce in VA (I've searched indexes in Library of VA) , but we haven't checked Warren County yet.
I hope this may be of interest to someone. I also hope someone may recognize who my Sarah Poythress or who this Sally Dortch's parents may be. Don't know if this info has been posted on this sight before, but it was so interesting I had to make sure everyone had a chance to see it.
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 10:31 PM
Subject: Poythress-Dortch article
The picture attached is a scanned copy of the photo copy of the book. (So not the greatest resolution, but still wanted to share it.) My friend Annie copied this article out of the book for me.
The following appeared in Warren County Heritage book vol 1, pg. 249 continued on pg. 250.
Charles David Poythress was born July 15, 1849, son of David Poythress and Sally Dortch Poythress, who were married March 15, 1848 in Warren County, where David was an overseer.
Charles married Indiana Peru Twisdale on Dec 8, 1870 at the home of her father. Indiana was born April 3, 1852 in Warren County, daughter of James H. Twisdale and Tabitha Basket Twisdale. Charles David was a photographer in Manson and a merchant and salesman. He died July 29, 1892 of pneumonia.
Charles David and Indiana's 5 children were: sons, James Sneed, a Major in the North Carolina National Guard; John Alexander who was a showman and entrepreneur; Charles Vance a business man; Benjamin Edison a salesman and book keeper; and daughter Effie who married Robert L. Mustain of Henderson. Charles David's two sisters married Indiana Twisdale Poythress' two brothers. Lucy Poythress married James Twisdale on December 28, 1870 at Ridgeway and Alice M. Poythress married John R. Twisdale on Dec 18 1876 at the home of her mother in Smith Creek.
submitted by Barbara P. Wolfe 1800 Dover Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Great grand daughter of Charles David Poythress.
Sources: Warren County marriage bonds 1860 and 1870
Federal Census Warren County, Letters of Administration.
Note when I read this I realized she's saying three children of David Poythress and Sally Dortch married 3 children of James H. Twisdale and Tabitha Basket.
I forgot that Rootsweb would convert that article to straight text with
no paragraphs and make an exceedingly long article into a visual
nightmare. If you want to see the article in a "normal" format with
paragraphs, etc. it can be found on Eastman's site:
I bought my upgrade copy (20 bucks) "on spec" from Genealogy.com.
Having expected my version 11 to be called version 12,
I speculate that perhaps FTM will now become available "in model years"
like autos. While ordinarily I'd say that sets up a ripoff,
I reflect that annually is not particularly any more or less than FTM
was already being revised.
I was pleased to see the below favorable review in Eastman's freebie
genealogy newsletter this morning..
August 29, 2004
Family Tree Maker 2005
Family Tree Maker reportedly is the best-selling genealogy program in
the world and for very good reasons: it is easy to use and is well
marketed. Even though it has been higher-priced than most of its
competitors, millions of people use Family Tree Maker to record the
results of their genealogy searches. A new update to the program has
just been released, and I had a chance to use it for a bit. I would have
expected this to be called "Version 12," but the new owners apparently
wish to start a new naming convention. This one is referred to by date.
Like the automobile manufacturers, new versions are introduced in late
summer before the actual model year.
Family Tree Maker has a long and convoluted "ancestry." This program has
been owned by more companies than I can remember. In the early summer of
2004, it was acquired by MyFamily.com, the owners of Ancestry.com. A new
version of the program was released a few months later, but I know that
version was already in the works before the acquisition. It was created
by the same programming group that had created earlier versions. This
year's release of Family Tree Maker 2005 is the first to be completely
designed by the new owners and with many new programmers on the project.
Ancestry.com has long had a reputation for being more serious about
genealogy research methodologies than the previous owners. I was
interested to see what the new features would be, especially if they are
features demanded by serious genealogists.
Installation was simple: insert the Family Tree Maker CD-ROM into the
computer, and then answer a number of questions that appear on the
screen. About two minutes later, the installation is complete.
During installation, the user is asked whether or not to copy the
"ClickArt," maps, and user manuals to the hard drive. A minimal
installation without those three items will require more than 27
megabytes of disk space for the program. Including ClickArt, maps, and
user manuals will increase the disk space requirement to about 54
megabytes. This is a big program! Those numbers are for the program
alone and do not include the space required for your database, stored
reports, or generated Web pages.
The first time the program is launched, the user is asked to choose from
three different options: create a new database, open an existing
database, or take an online tour. I elected to take the tour.
After completing the tour, I created a new database. The next screen
that appeared is called the Family View. Data always revolves around a
couple; one man and one woman, labeled as Husband and Wife. Apparently,
the developers assume that all couples who have biological children are
married. However, the program also allows additional parental
relationships: adopted, foster, step, family member, private, or
In Family View, you can see three generations within the same page - a
primary couple, the couple's parents, and the couple's children - and
edit two of those generations from the same page (the primary couple and
the children). Integrated navigation controls also let you quickly move
up or down the family tree by clicking on one of the navigation arrows
or using your keyboard arrow keys.
I was immediately struck by the fact that the main Family View screen is
all new; it does not even resemble the earlier versions of Family Tree
Maker with their "tabbed interface." This is a good thing, in my mind. I
never liked the "dummied down" user interface of earlier versions of
this program. The earlier screens seemed to waste a lot of space, a
major factor when using 800-by-600 pixel screen displays. The new look
packs a lot more information into one screen and yet does not look
crowded. However, I also must concede that the earlier interface was
very easy to use, and this probably contributed to the program's
popularity among newcomers. It should be interesting to see if the new
interface still attracts newcomers. I suspect that experienced
genealogists will prefer the Family Tree Maker 2005 interface, but I am
not so sure about the newbies.
The original announcement of Family Tree Maker 2005 stated, "Add your
immediate family members and up to eight children." This would insinuate
that only eight children could be shown in one family. Luckily, this is
not the case. Family Tree Maker has always allowed for much larger
families, but past versions would only display the first four children
in the Family View screen. With the new and improved interface, the 2005
edition will show a maximum of eight children in the same space. Still,
it would be nice to be able to show all of my grandparents' sixteen
children at once.
I entered data about a few individuals into the database and found that
data entry was simple. Best of all, beside every entry field for name,
birth place, and death place, there is an icon for a source citation.
Click on that icon, and a pop-up window appears for entering the title
of the source, the citation page, and text, author, publication facts,
call number, source quality, researcher's comments about this source,
and even a capability for inserting an image of the source citation. Do
you have a scanned image of a marriage record or a census entry? If so,
you can enter that image as part of the source citation. That is an
excellent method of citing one's sources!
Family Tree Maker 2005 also seems to have a true sources database. That
is, if you use the same source citation in the records of 75 people, you
do not need to enter the source citations 75 times. Even better, if you
ever want to change or add more information about a particular source,
you do not need to do that 75 times. Instead, you find the single source
citation and edit that one item. All 75 entries that point to that
single citation will then reflect the updated information.
I have complained many times over the years about Family Tree Maker's
weak source citation capabilities. The program was one of the last in
the marketplace to even add the capability of recording source
citations. Even then, it had a very anemic method of recording citations
that was little more than free-form notes attached to each record.
Successive releases occasionally added improvements to source citations,
but the program has never equaled the source citation capabilities of
its lower-priced competitors. I am pleased to see the 2005 version has a
very good source citation capability.
One of the first tests of any genealogy program is its ease of recording
conflicting data. For instance, I have found three different dates and
four different locations for the birth of one of my
great-great-grandfathers. He even gave conflicting information to the
census takers in different years. I have multiple source citations from
various census records, town records, and other documents; I do not know
which "fact" is correct. Conflicting data is very common in genealogy.
Anyone who has been researching the family tree for a while will find
Family Tree Maker 2005 allows for "alternate facts" or "alternate
events," as well as "preferred facts" that should take care of this
problem. This capability allows for recording of all the data for my
great-great-grandfather. To add an alternate fact or event, you do the
1. Open the Edit Individual dialog box for the individual.
2. Just as you would add a new fact, choose the Add Fact button and
enter the alternate fact. Family Tree Maker will allow you to add
3. If the Make Preferred button is grayed out (so that you cannot click
on it) this means that the displayed fact is the current preferred fact
for the individual. If you would like another fact to be the preferred
fact, click on that fact and click the Make Preferred button. The
previous Make Preferred fact will be grayed out.
I was disappointed that the program requires one of the facts to be the
"preferred fact." It defaults to the first fact that is entered although
that can later be changed. In the case of my great-great-grandfather, I
have no clue as to which fact is more likely to be correct. Which one do
I select as "preferred?"
The preferred fact is also the only one that shows up on the screens and
reports. Most other modern genealogy programs allow the user to enter
multiple dates and locations and do not require any guess as to which is
the more likely correct fact.
Family Tree Maker 2005 offers the capability to include extensive notes
about each individual, as well as height, weight, cause of death, and
Family Tree Maker 2005 also requires the person's entire name to be
entered into one field. Other genealogy programs typically have a single
data entry field for first and middle names and a second field for the
surname. That usually allows for easier editing, sorting, and searching
Family Tree Maker 2005 assumes that the last single word entered into
its single name field is the surname. This is often not true, such Peter
Van Der Voort or Pierre Bourbeau dit Lacourse or John Smith Jr. In such
instances, it is necessary to identify the surname for Family Tree
Maker. This is done by surrounding the surname with backward slashes
(\), such as:
Peter \Van Der Voort\
Pierre \Bourbeau dit Lacourse\
John \Smith\ Jr.
Another instance in which you might need to use backward slashes is when
entering someone who does not have a last name, such as a person of
Native American descent. For instance, your ancestor might have been
known as Running Bear. This name would be entered in Family Tree Maker
as Running Bear\\. The same would be true when the surname of an
ancestor is not known, a common occurrence when trying to identify
female ancestors. You will need to enter Mary's name as Mary \\.
In addition to the Family View, a Pedigree View is available that shows
from three to seven generations at a time. The Pedigree View is fully
interactive; you can click on a field and edit it directly. Navigating
around the Pedigree View seemed easier than with most other genealogy
programs of today.
Of course, there are capabilities to search for individuals within the
database. All searches seemed to be simple and intuitive.
One of Family Tree Maker's strongest capabilities over the years has
been its multimedia scrapbook. The 2005 edition is no exception; it
continues the tradition and even improves on it. Each individual and
each marriage in your Family File has a Scrapbook where you can store
virtually any type of information about your family, including Kodak
Photo CD Pictures, sound files, video files, text files, picture files,
and more. You can then use these images to enhance reports and family
books, play slide shows, and more.
Family Tree Maker 2005 offers a new Web Search tool to help you find
information about your ancestors. Web Search is always running in the
background while you are using Family Tree Maker (unless you have turned
this option off or unless you are not connected to the Internet). It
will search Ancestry.com for more information about the people in your
tree. When it finds a match that meets your designated criteria (i.e. 4
stars and higher, 3 stars and higher, etc.), the Web Search button
changes to a new button that shows you have possible additional
information available. To view the Web Search results on any individual,
click on the Web Search button next to his/her information. You will be
brought to the first page of results.
The Web Search report is divided into three sections:
1. The top half of the report lists the Web search results found for the
person in your tree. The Source column tells you the name of the
Ancestry.com collection in which Family Tree Maker found the
2. When you select a result, the bottom left box displays the
information found in that Ancestry.com record. Of course, if you do not
have a subscription to Ancestry.com, you will see only header
information for any information within their subscription databases.
3. The bottom right box shows you the information you already have in
your file about this person. This makes it easier for you to compare
your information with the information found online.
Keep in mind that many of the records on Ancestry.com require a paid
subscription before you can view them.
Family Tree Maker 2005 has an excellent system of merging individuals.
This is useful when you obtain a database from a distant cousin and want
to add it to yours. You and your cousin may have the same individuals
listed in each database; so, you need to merge them together to avoid
duplicates. The program also has a Web Merge feature that can merge
records found online on Ancestry.com into your existing database. With
both the database merge and the Web merge, you can merge either one
person at a time or as a one-time effort to allow the program to
automatically merge all the duplicates.
WARNING: Never, ever merge anyone's database into your own until you are
completely sure that you want to. The other database may contain data
errors or other problems. Also, make sure you make a complete backup of
all your data before merging new information into your database so that
you can backtrack if you later discover a problem. I frequently receive
sad e-mails from people who did not do that!
Family Tree Maker 2005 includes a wide variety of printed reports, such
Family Group Sheet: A detailed report about a single nuclear family
(parents and their children).
Outline Descendant: List shows where everyone fits in the family,
starting with a distant relative and moving to the present.
Genealogy Report: Detailed listing of family information, presented in a
narrative, book-like format.
Kinship Report: Lists the relationship of every individual to a selected
Alternate Facts: Lists all alternate facts you have entered for each
individual, such as two potential birth dates for the same individual.
Address: Lists all the addresses you have entered into your Family File
for each individual.
Medical Information: Lists a family's health history.
Birthdays of Living Individuals: Lists all birthdays of living
Marriage: Lists all marriages with marriage dates and the status of the
Parentage: Lists the parents of each individual and their relationship
to the child (natural, adopted, etc.)
Bibliography: Creates a bibliography based on source information you
Data Errors: Lists all potential errors, for example, all fields that
have been left blanked and discrepancies with ages.
Documented Events: Lists all events in your file for which you have
Maps - Family maps can help you trace your family's journey across the
country or across the seas.
Labels/Cards - You can create address labels or name tags for the next
Timeline - View your family's important events against the backdrop of
Calendar - Create a calendar with birthdays, anniversaries, and other
You can also create a Family History book that includes trees, reports,
pictures, and more. With Family Tree Maker, you can create your own
personal family home page, even if you have no previous experience
creating a Web page.
You can share trees, books, and reports with friends and relatives who
don't have Family Tree Maker by either publishing your information to
your homepage or by using the Export feature. Depending on what you are
exporting, you will have the option to save your document as a PDF file,
plain text file (TXT), rich text file (RTF), or as a spreadsheet (CSV).
It is worth noting that CSV files can easily be imported into Excel or
other spreadsheets or database programs for further data manipulation
Once you have exported the tree, book, or report, you can then save it
to a CD-ROM, or you can e-mail it if the file is not too large. A PDF
file can be viewed or printed by anyone with the Adobe Acrobat Reader
program (available free at http://www.adobe.com).
Family Tree Maker will allow the user to automatically create a
genealogy Web site containing data about individuals within the
database. However, it is limited to a maximum of 2,000 individuals. The
Web pages may even include pictures from the multimedia scrapbook. As
you might expect, you can delete dates and locations of birth and other
facts for living individuals. However, I did not see any option to
delete the individuals' names.
I should note that this capability to create Web pages only works for
pages stored on one of Ancestry.com's services. If you have your
genealogy pages hosted elsewhere, there is no method of directly
creating Web pages from Family Tree Maker 2005. This seems to be a
serious omission, as almost all of the competitive programs do allow for
the creation of "generic" Web pages that can be uploaded to almost any
Web hosting service, including the free services. If you want to export
data from Family Tree Maker 2005's database to Web pages of your own
choosing, you will need to export your data as a GEDCOM file and then
use a competitive program or one of the third-party GEDCOM-to-HTML
utilities to convert the data to HTML format.
Earlier versions of Family Tree Maker had problems with certain tags
when exporting data in GEDCOM format. Specifically, it would swap the
occupation and place tags in the GEDCOM file. The 2005 edition seems to
have corrected this problem. Here is an excerpt from a GEDCOM file that
2 DATE ABT 1960
2 PLAC Electrician, Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, USA
2 SOUR @S02853@
2 DATE 1934
2 PLAC Milkman, Sanford, York, Maine
2 SOUR @S02853@
In the above case, two different occupations are correctly listed for
Previous releases of Family Tree Maker usually were bundled with
collections of data CD-ROM disks. Prices have varied from about $30.00
without any bundled disks up to as much as $100 when 20 or more disks
were in the box. Admittedly, the cheaper $30 version without disks often
was difficult to find; all I ever saw on the shelf at the local software
stores were those versions with multiple disks. Those "in the know"
figured out how to purchase the program alone at the lower price
directly from the Family Tree Maker Web site or from select mail order
dealers. In looking at the promotional literature for Family Tree Maker
2005, both printed and online at the program's Web site, I see no
mention of bundled deals. Everything I have seen so far only mentions
the basic program being sold for $29.95 (U.S. funds).
Family Tree Maker 2005 should operate well on any Windows PC purchased
within the past two or three years. System requirements include:
. Windows 98, ME, or XP (while not mentioned, I suspect it will also
operate well on Windows 2000.)
o For Windows 98/ME; a 300 MHz Pentium, or compatible, processor and 32
MB of memory (RAM)
o For Windows XP; a 333 MHz Pentium, or compatible processor, and 128 MB
of memory (RAM)
. Super VGA (800 x 600) video adapter (1024x768 recommended) with 16-bit
or better color quality
. A CD-ROM drive (for installation only; to use the CD back up features,
a CDR/CDRW is required.)
. 150 MB disk space
. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. (A full install package for
IE 6 is provided if your system does not already have it.)
. To take advantage of the online features, a 56 Kbps modem and an
. Printer Support: Works with most popular printers (monochrome and
color) supported by windows
Keep in mind that the above are minimums; the program may operate slowly
on a 300-MHz processor and 32 megabytes of memory. As with all Windows
programs, higher processor speeds and especially more memory will
greatly increase system performance.
This article should give you an overview of Family Tree Maker 2005.
However, I have not described all the features and capabilities of this
program. Such an article would fill several newsletters! For further
information, look at the program's Web site at
http://www.familytreemaker.com. I would especially encourage you to take
the Product Tour at http://www.familytreemaker.com/help/tutorials/tour/
(a broadband connection is encouraged) as well as the online tutorial
(which works well on dial-up access) at
If you have any comments or questions about Family Tree Maker 2005, or
any corrections to the information listed here, please enter them at the
end of this article. That way, everyone else can benefit from your
words. Present users of Family Tree Maker 2005 are especially encouraged
to post comments about your experiences with the program.
Posted by Dick Eastman on August 29, 2004 at 09:02 PM | Permalink
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is publishing compendiums
of road orders (in some cases by county) issued in colonial Virginia.
A lot of the stuff is on-line. The URL is:
That's the good news. The bad news is they aren't very far along,
covering only brief periods of time (that may be all of the records that
survive). They have completed transcribing what little exists for two
counties of interest to almost all of us (Amelia & Brunswick) and
another of interest to many of us (Albermarle).
Not many of these records survive. However, such as the are they may
prove even more valuable than eventually plotting land patents with
software such as DeedMapper. After all, a patentee may not ever live on
land he or she patents..or even go near it in some cases.
Alternatively, individuals ordered to maintain roads were almost always
people who lived on that particular road. Virginia early on (1632)
opted for the English system of road maintenance; i. e. assigning
responsibility to the smallest "political unit", parishes and neighbors.
The Virginia Road Orders actually name these neighbors and that's great
information. Also, the route of these roads is roughly tracable TODAY,
there being various maps and detailed descriptions in these texts.
(I'm sure Capt. Peter Poythress likely never picked up a pick axe in his
life but for our purposes that's irrelevant, now we know where he lived
While these various texts are "searchable", remember that one cannot
search with a conventional search engine as these documents are
formatted in Adobe Acrobat. You can instead use the search function
that comes with Acrobat. Click on the icon: a little pair of binoculars
in the toolbar at the top of the Acrobat screen.
a) Mrs. Elizabeth Poythress on page 43 of the Amelia County volume,
b) Cappt Poytris on page 8 of the Brunswick County volume. (a
conventional "search" would have missed this man. I picked him up
scanning the indexes at the end of each volume to hedge against just
such a "miss.")
If someone finds others that I missed I'd sure appreciate an email..or
send it to the board if you prefer.
Off today's VA Southside list:
You may want to explore this website, which was given recently on one of
Dick Eastman's newsletters.
There are county formation maps of Virginia, West Virginia, and
Unfortunately for me, however, it seems that the maps for Virginia begin
late 1776--kinda late for some of us who read colonial
Nonetheless, it is handy to know that this is online, and I don't have
run downstairs to find my BIG atlas by Michael L. Doran or the more
There is a chart on another screen which gives the history of the
of the counties. I was interested in Richmond Co., which was formed
Rappahannock. I learned I need to look at records of the progeny
also!!! Always something new to learn!
This story was sent to you by: Maynard
Founding family offers funding for new library
The facility would serve, in part, as a genealogical research center and gathering place for family members.
BY SABINE C. HIRSCHAUER
August 6 2004
ISLE OF WIGHT -- Descendants of one of Isle of Wight's oldest families will donate $500,000 for a genealogical research library in the county - if they can find a place for it.
The Fulgham family, whose local roots date to the mid-17th century, is looking to team up with a partner in Isle of Wight to invest the money in a new building or an addition to an existing one.
The county, its historical society, St. Luke's Church and Paul D. Camp Community College have courted the family's money but don't want to maintain and staff a future library.
"It's a great thing to receive a donation," said Don Robertson, assistant county manager. "But you have to be careful what kind of strings are attached to it. You have to look if the project is in the best interest of the citizens of Isle of Wight."
While part of the future library would be designated to the family's research, the remainder could be used for other functions, family members say.
The Fulgham family's time in America dates to 1641, when Capt. Anthony Fulgham first set foot on land off the Pagan River. The Fulghams owned a tobacco warehouse near where the Smithfield Station restaurant is today, and the family operated a ferry in Smithfield.
"Since our family's history began in Isle of Wight, the county was a logical choice," said James Fulghum, a retired North Carolina business owner and eighth-generation family descendant who is spearheading the library fund-raising. (Family members spell their name Fulgham or Fulghum.) The family envisions a building of at least 5,000 square feet - about the size of the Carrollton library, Fulghum said.
If a new building is unrealistic, then the family would support creating the research center on the second floor of the Smithfield Library or sharing a new, satellite library in Isle of Wight with Paul D. Camp Community College.
"We are anxious to accommodate the Fulgham family," said William Laine, of St. Luke's Church. Church officials have said they wouldn't mind adding a structure.
The Fulgham family maintains close ties to the nation's oldest standing brick gothic church. The family sold land to build St. Luke's back in the 17th century. The Isle of Wight Historical Society has lobbied for turning one of the county's numerous historic houses into the research center.
In the 1980s, the Fulgham family, which keeps track of its roots nationwide through a mailing list of 1,500 active members and an ancestry database of more than 16,000 names, founded the Fulgham-Fulghum Family National Association.
Two years ago, family members started talking about finding a home for the association.
"We wanted a national gathering place so that our members can meet and research their roots," Fulghum said.
This year the association formed Fulgham-Fulghum Family National Association Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The foundation has raised about $100,000 toward the $500,000 target.
James Fulghum said he plans to visit the county at the end of the month. He said he hopes to have the location and a partnering organization chosen by then.
"It's important for every family," Fulghum said. "to find its roots."
Copyright (c) 2004, Daily Press
ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES PROJECT
The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project proudly announces
the online publication of our first three interactive state maps:
California Historical Counties (IMS), Virginia Historical Counties
(IMS), and West Virginia Historical Counties (IMS).
Now researchers can view and print information from the interactive
maps at no charge through the project's website. Go to
http://www.newberry.org/ahcbp and click on "View Historical State and
County Maps" and select one of the three states.
Users can customize the maps by choosing a date of interest and
adding or deleting various layers, such as modern county seats,
county names, and boundaries. An array of powerful tools enables the
user to zoom in and out and pan, and to query and manipulate the map
in several different ways. Additional information can be viewed by
clicking on the Chronologies or Supplemental Texts buttons.
At present, you should use Internet Explorer, as the interactive maps
do not work well with some other browsers. Contact Project Editor,
John Long, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org , for information on purchasing
files that can be used with GIS. The County Boundaries staff also
invites your comments and suggestions.
John H. Long, Editor
Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor
Emily Kelley, Research Associate
Laura Rico, GIS/Graphics Specialist
Peter Siczewicz, GIS Consultant
This was from the rootsweb site . Since it is signed by a person from Fredricksburg, it might be of some use to us Poythress researchers.
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:32:33 -0500
From: "James Spady" <sunkenroad(a)lycos.com>
Subject: "Genealogy Detective"
I believe the book you may be looking for is:
"We their descendants: an unqualified exercise in detective genealogy with not unexpected but exciting results reaching back nearly 450 years into the past." By Guy Morton 1998. It appears to have been self published. And its very short, only 6 pages.
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