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Have you been able to see these images? I could see them at my home. But I
am a FamilySearch volunteer, so I might have some more access. I think,
that if you just sign in to FamilySearch you can see them? If not, let me
know & I'll send you the images.
Also, I've been emailing with 2 Thomas researchers about someone from this
Thomas family, I'll ask them about the house too.
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> 1. Laban House Marriages (Lyn Baird)
> 2. Re: Laban House Marriages (Peter M. Somerville)
> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:11:50 -0400
> From: Lyn Baird <lyn.baird(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: [POYTHRESS] Laban House Marriages
> To: Poythress <poythress(a)rootsweb.com>
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> Please does anyone have either/both of the following marriages they
> could share? This is relevant to research on the ancestry of Nancy
> Thomas of Mecklenburg County, VA, mother-in-law of Thomas M. Poythress
> and grandmother of William L. Poythress and others. Specifically I am
> seeking evidence/citations of the parents of Laban House.
> Laban House and Elizabeth Barnes, 1841, Brunswick County, VA, cited on
> familysearch.org as "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database,
> FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQF-T21 : 11
> February 2018), Laban House and Elizabeth Barnes, 11 Dec 1841; citing
> Brunswick, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 30,659.
> Laban House and Nancy Ann Caroline Black, 1856, Bastrop County, TX,
> cited on familysearch.org as "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," database,
> FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX3Z-6YS : 11
> February 2018), Labem House and N. A. C. Black, 23 Sep 1856; citing ,
> Bastrop, Texas, , reference 2:2DCJZQR; FHL microfilm 965,226.
> I understand I can get these at a family history center, however for me
> those are a bit of an adventure to access, so I am checking whether
> someone out there on the list might already have this to share. In any
> event thanks for checking. --Lyn
> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:32:42 -0400
> From: "Peter M. Somerville" <peter.somerville(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: [POYTHRESS] Re: Laban House Marriages
> To: Poythress Surname Mailing List <poythress(a)rootsweb.com>
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> Family Search has digitized a lot of its microfilm records. Our local
> genealogy library, where I volunteer, has access to these digitized
> records. You no longer need to go to a family history center. When I go
> through our library server, I log into my own account with Family Search,
> and somehow it knows I am logging in through the library and gives me
> access to images that are not available when I log in from home. If you
> don't have a library in your area with this access, I will be volunteering
> again Tuesday and can try to look up your records. Let me know.
> On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 4:11 PM Lyn Baird <lyn.baird(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Please does anyone have either/both of the following marriages they
> > could share? This is relevant to research on the ancestry of Nancy
> > Thomas of Mecklenburg County, VA, mother-in-law of Thomas M. Poythress
> > and grandmother of William L. Poythress and others. Specifically I am
> > seeking evidence/citations of the parents of Laban House.
> > Laban House and Elizabeth Barnes, 1841, Brunswick County, VA, cited on
> > familysearch.org as "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database,
> > FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQF-T21 : 11
> > February 2018), Laban House and Elizabeth Barnes, 11 Dec 1841; citing
> > Brunswick, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 30,659.
> > Laban House and Nancy Ann Caroline Black, 1856, Bastrop County, TX,
> > cited on familysearch.org as "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," database,
> > FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX3Z-6YS : 11
> > February 2018), Labem House and N. A. C. Black, 23 Sep 1856; citing ,
> > Bastrop, Texas, , reference 2:2DCJZQR; FHL microfilm 965,226.
> > I understand I can get these at a family history center, however for me
> > those are a bit of an adventure to access, so I am checking whether
> > someone out there on the list might already have this to share. In any
> > event thanks for checking. --Lyn
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> End of POYTHRESS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 118
As many of you may know, James Speed Poythress is believed to have moved to Sumter Co. Alabama with his uncle, James Edward Poythress and family, approximately January 1853. James Speed Poythress subsequently moved to Meridian, Mississippi. A good many of his descendants have participated on the mailing list over the years, so I believe this record will be of interest. It was provided to us by Earl Poythress of Georgia - a James Speed Poythress descendant.
What is peculiar about this document is that it lists the name of his father as Nathan. His father was David Poythress, not Nathan. For more on David Poythress of Mecklenburg County, VA and Warren County, NC — see https://poythress.org/family-studies/study-of-lewis-david-poythress-virgi... <https://poythress.org/family-studies/study-of-lewis-david-poythress-virgi...>
I suppose we should keep in mind that he was 93 1/2 years old at the time of his passing. His cause of death was influenza with senility as a secondary cause. The informant on the certificate was Carl Poythress. And we see a note saying the name of his mother could not be obtained. We know his mother was Mary Speed (nee Dortch) of Mecklenburg County, VA.
We’d welcome other primary documents such as this if you’d care to share them on the research website.
If you’re interested is seeing a photo of him late in life with all his adult children, you’ll find a splendid family photo (with captioning) in the website's image galleries — under the Poythress Families Group Photos tab.
Hi Poythress list,
I had a lucky break in my searches for where Lewis Poythress lived, in
Mecklenburg, VA. Lewis Poythress is so hard to find on paper, that I get
very happy when I can spot his name somewhere. Lewis & Edward Giles are
listed in this as neighbors and Edward as witness. I think based on
previous deed searches I've been doing on these Cleatons, this is in the
area I suspected. If you look at a map, It should be just north of Tolbert
Rd (off of Blackridge Rd) , where Great Creek branches to the left. People
are regularly looking for cemeteries for me, even though most of them are
field stones. I get GPS coordinates on each visit I make to Mecklenburg,
then I put the GPS pins on my map, to see where the pin fits on plats I
have drawn in. If you have Mecklenburg, VA roots & would like to see my
public map, here it is:
Here is the will transcription in text, spellings etc as in the record. I
just sent Al a PDF of this, sorry it isn't quite lining up right in this
Transcribed by: Julie Cabitto
25 August 2019
Julie’s notes: Thomas Cleaton Senior married Lucy Malone, 3 Mar 1808, in
Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Bond: Thomas Nance; minister James Meacham.
Also note: Deed book 31, pg 605 Mecklenburg County, Virginia on 11 Sep
1845, about 27 years after this Thomas Cleaton will below.
Lewis Poythress gives his two sons Lewis and Thomas Poythress one tract of
land, 140 acres bounded: by the lands of Charles D. Cleaton, John Giles,
David Poythress, & Williamson Rainey Sr.
*The Will of Thomas Cleaton*
Mecklenburg County, Virginia will book 8, pgs 616-417
In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Cleaton of the County of Mecklenburg and
State of Virginia being in my perfect mind and memory do make and ordain
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit,
Imprimis, first of all I give and recommend my soul to the hands of
Almighty God the author and giver thereof Trusting for happiness through
the merits of Jesus Christ, the common Savior of all mankind my body to be
decently buried &
And after all my Just debts to be paid it is my Will and desire that my is
Estate be disposed of as follows, –
Item 1st I lend to my beloved wife Lucy Cleaton during her Natural life the
tract of land whereon I now live Containing 400 acres be at the Same more
or less and bounded by the land of Henry Wartman, Drury Harper and Edward
Giles to a maple on the long branch, thence a Straight line to some Small
ash trees on the Creek including part of the land which I purchased of
William Cleaton, thence up the Creek to Charles D Cleatons Spring branch,
thence up the branch to the old line along the old line to Henry Wartman's
line, provided that if my son Drury M Cleaton shall come of age before the
death of my wife he shall take and poss [abbreviation for possess?] 100
and 50 acres of this land at the upper end of the tract, I also lend to my
wife Lucy during her natural life the following negroes Isaac, Ned, Jude,
Luckey , and Charlotte, also Two horses, three Cows and Calves, eight head
of Sheep, 10 head of hogs, two Sows and pigs, Two feather beds and
furniture, Two tables, nine Chairs, one large Cubbard, one brass Skillette,
Two brass Candle Sticks, one pott and one Dutch Oven, one butter pot and
Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my son Charles D Cleaton the tract of land
whereon he now lives containing Two...... 25 acres east the.... said branch
to Lewis Poythress's along his line to Rainey's line allong the Same to
Lewis(Lucas) Williams line along his line to a Scrub oak in the Same thence
a Straight line to the said Cleatonz Spring branch down the branch to the
Creek, thence to the beginning on the long branch, also Two Negroes Drury
and Evelina with all their future increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Cleaton the sum of Seven
hundred dollars to assist him in paying for the land he now lives on which
land was purchased by me but deeded to him, also Two negroes Ruffin and
Mariah with all their future increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item 4th I give and bequeath to my son William B Cleaton a tract of land on
the west side of the Creek Containing 200 acres be it the same more or
less, beginning at Charles D Cleatons Spring branch with the old line
along the Same to Wartman's line along his line to Wood Cleatons line,
along his line to Tanners line along his line to the post oak Joining
Charles Cleaton thence along his line to the Spring branch, also two
Negroes Dick and Jacob and my sorrel filly and one feather bed and
furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Item I lend to my Daughter Catherine Rainey during her natural life three
negroes Anneky, Minervy, and Stephen and after her death I direct that the
said negroes with all their future increase be equally divided amongst all
her children to them and their heirs forever.
Item 6th I lend to my daughter Elizabeth Tanner three Negroes Chainey,
Partheny, and Grifin during her natural life and after her death I direct
that the said Negroes with all their future increase be Equally divided
amongst all her children to them and their heirz forever.
Item 7th I lend it to my daughter Edney Cleaton three Negroes Mary, Nancy
and Culey during her natural life and after her death, I direct that the
said Negroes with all their future increase be equally divided amongst all
her children also one feather bed and furniture to them and their heirs
Item 8th I lend to my daughter Parazade Cleaton during her natural life
three Negroes Phillis,
Quintena, and Abraham (?) At her death I direct that the said Negroes with
all their future increase be equally divided amongst all her children, I
also Give and bequeath to my daughter Parazade the sum of $50 and one
feather bed and furniture.
Item 9th I give and bequeath to my son Drury M Cleaton the tract of land
lent to my wife in the first clause at her decease also three negroes Ned
Charlotte and Richmound and one feather bed and furniture with all the
increase of the said Negroes to him and his heirs forever.
Item 10th my Will and desire is that all and every part of my estate not
disposed of in this my will be sold and out of the money arising from such
Sale all my Just debts be paid and the balance to be equally divided
Amongst all my children taking into Consideration the advances made to some
in Stock, & as my desire is that all may be as near equal as possibly Can
be, My Will and desire further is that the Estate lent my wife in the first
Clause and not herein further dispose of at her death be sold and equally
divided amongst all of my children, and Lastly I do hereby Nominate,
Constitute and appoint and confirm my sons Charles D Cleaton and Thomas
Cleaton and my friend James Harwell Executors of this my last Will and
Testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand this 25th day of
February one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen.
Signed & acknowledged
Cleaton, his mark
in the presence of
Edward Giles Jr, his mark
Henry Wartman, his mark
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 16th day of March 1818
This last Will and Testament of Thomas Cleaton deceased was presented into
Court and proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be
recorded, and on the motion of Charles D Cleaton, Thomas Cleaton his
....[executors or sons? illegible]
Williamson Rainey, John Cook Senior, Henry Wartman, and Edward Giles their
Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of fifty
thousand dollars Conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted
them for Obtaining a probat of the said Will in due form, Liberly being
reserved to the oath's executive there in named to join in the probat when
he shall think fit.
Teste Edward L Tabb, Clerk
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