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Hi David, with a copy to the Poythress List of subscribers,
Your 4/25/12 question re my 2/12/07 posting about Mecklenburg County
(copied below) went to my old email address that mainly just gets junk
now, but I do periodically check it, so saw your below-copied email
No one directly posted a response to my question in Feb '07, and not
living there myself I cannot swear which way the river runs. However
I can assure you that in Mecklenburg Co, VA the various taxing records
for POYTHRESS people show up in the Lower District, and the locations
in question were in the southern half of the state, not very far from
the NC stateline.
I definitely recognize the PACE name. It has cropped up in 140 emails
during the 12 years of messages on our Poythress List, I see when
searching for it in the "Body" of emails at our "Keyword Search"
version of our Message Archives. You can do the search and see the
linked messages at:
You'll likely find mention of your Poythress ancestor in one or more
of the PACE messages.
Alternatively, our Poythress List can be searched chronologically, at
I'm preparing to leave on a trip within hours, so don't have time to
browse thru the 140 linked messages myself, but it seems from my
memory-banks that some of those who have posted on PACE are still
current subscribers. (Our Poythress List, like many others I guess,
has had low message-activity recently, but we still have dozens who
I also looked very briefly at our Poythress.net website where thru
the years Poythress research has been distilled (sometimes more
up-to-date than at other times), and I did not see PACE in the Allied
Family Studies section of it.
Hopefully, perhaps you'll hear directly from one or more
Poythress-Pace descendants who subscribe to our List, thanks to this
email going to our Poythress List members.
Good luck in your research, David.
From: Family Puzzle <familypuzzle(a)verizon.net>
Sent: Apr 25, 2012 4:16 PM
Subject: Upper & lower districts of Mecklenburg Co?
I saw your post after searching myself for the same topic. Did you
ever get a reply or find the answer?
Also, that’s interesting about the name POYTHRESS. I think one of my
gr-gr grandmothers had this name, on the Pace side around the time of
Jamestown Colony. Does Pace from Jamestown or VA/possibly NC ring a
bell on your Poythress side?
My sympathy to the entire family:
Seen at Legacy.com today, 19 Apr 2012, as published in The News & Observer
on April 19, 2012
John Y Poythress
John Y. Poythress, 71, Rocky Mount, died 04-17-2012.
Arrangements: Wheeler and Woodlief, Rocky Mount.
At the funeral home website, http://www.wheeler-woodlief.com/obituaries
you can see his photo, along with a longer obituary.
John was the father of Robert Joseph Poythress, who died last Christmas and
whose obit (at the same funeral home website) was mentioned in my email of
1 Jan 2012.
John's obit says he was the son of Forrest Young Poythress and Betty
Elliott Poythress. Forrest was eldest brother of our former List
subscriber, C.Raymond Poythress - so John was nephew of C Raymond.
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