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Thank you for clarifying that message.
I am researching a man named Pleasant SUIT who is connected to Poythress
via his daughter's marriage to Atkinson.
But this family is also connected to Harrison-- so I had to inquire.
> I don't recall ever hearing of anyone with the surname of "Suit" so I
> help about that.
> Since B Treon's query mentioned having seen some message about "Suit P v.
> Harrison" I just now did a search on that terminology, at the Poythress
> Message Archives. Indeed 2 items popped up, due to Maynard having
> a message that way on 16 Dec 2000 (shortening the Poythress surname with
> just a "P" in his message caption), and due to Lou having responded to it
> within hours.
> Both messages are referring to a lawsuit (not a person surnamed Suit).
> initial part of Maynard's 16 Dec 2000 message text makes the lawsuit being
> referenced clear:
> [The book, titled] "Another Secret Diary of William Byrd", as you have
> previously mentioned, cites in a footnote on p. 176: 'In Charles City,
> 1741, there was a suit by Robert Poythress and Robert and Thomas Poythress
> executors of Joshua Poythress vs. Benjamin Harrison (Va. Mag., XXIII, 32;
> etc.'). The reference is incorrectly cited by the Byrd authors or it is a
> misprint. It is volume XXXIII, not XXIII."
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RE: old list message--*a long time ago (ca. 2000) message about Suit P. v.
I found 2 messages in your list archives about Suit P. v. Harrison.
I am very interested in this. Does it say "Suit" because it was a
lawsuit--or does it say this due to a man named Pleasant SUIT who is
connected to your family.
I don't know much about this man but he wrote some books on slavery from
what I've seen online.
He married a Catherine Lemoine and his daughter, Virginia R. Suit married
a Robert Atkinson whose mother was Agnes Poythress--so eh is indirectly
But his name was Pleasant Suit or Pleasants Suit and sometimes it is even
seen as SUITS.
I am sure he is related to Benjamin SUIT of ST. Mry's Co MD who d. 1810
and whose widow, Milley went to Dinwiddie Co VA in 1810 (per federal
census.) Just not sure "how."
Two men named Augustin Suit and Johsnon Suit ware in the WAr of 1812 there
so I assume they were Benjamin's children that perhaps his widow, Milley
went to Dinwiddie to tell of their father's passing in 1810.
This SUIT family DOES connect to the HARRISON family in several different
ways over the years-- so I am curious.
Can someone on this list please tell me more about this lawsuit.
I need to find out who Pleasant Suit was.
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