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Folks, I'm travelling & behind on reading List messages, & just saw your
exchange. I don't have access where I am, to what the various Virginia
counties' borders were back in the circa-1774 time period, but it could
well be that Mount Vernon may have been part of Prince George County.
5/28/06 JLP wrote:
> Maynard, can't argue with that, except to say that's a pretty good
> stretch on the term "neighbor." And it's pretty clear from the last
> paragraph, 1st column, on page 486, that old George had been something
> of a frequent visitor to Colonel Poythress. Maybe, though, GW visited
> the Poythress house when he was doing business in Williamsburg? But,
> then, on the other hand, the second paragraph, 2nd column, page 486,
> suggests that "Madam Poythress" was a close personal friend of Martha
> Is it possible that Colonel Poythress also owned property in Fairfax
> County, and that this hunt supper was arranged when they were visiting
> this other property? (Probably not likely, but still possible, unless
> we can prove he didn't own property there.)
> Maybe the only way to know for sure is to locate some of the other
> people in attendance and who were named: Mr. Nimrod Snow, Mr.
> "Ffoliot," Parson Thorowgood, Captain Jeffrey Flower, and/or Hugh
> Good riddle...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John M. Poythress [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 6:57 PM
> To: POYTHRESS-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: RE: Cornell U. Making of America
> Lou....yes BUT, Peter was "of Branchester (PG County) and
> it's tough to believe a guy living way up in Fairfax County could
> marry off 7 or 8 daughters "IN" PG County with all the attendant
> press, etc. without living there, isn't it? He's referred to at
> virtually every wedding announcement in VA
> Gazette (I'm going on memory here) as "Col. Peter Poythress, either
> "of" or "late of" PG County.
> He shows as Justice for PG Court in 1764, 1769, 1771 and
> 1774. He's Burgess for PG in 69, 71, 72 and 73. He's
> on Vestry of Martin's Brandon 1770 and he resigns his
> seat as PG representative to the General Assembly in 1776 because of
> poor health and dies there in 1785.
> I just don't see any way we can let this guy out of PG
> County, do you?
> I suspect he was a close neighbor just like all those ladies
> considered everyone in society their "close friends", wouldn't you?
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