Good hunting, Maynard. Carol Morrison, as I recall you are a Barner
researcher, correct? If so, could you confirm, refute or correct this
John Poythress Cleaton, son of Elizabeth Ann Barner? lpb
On Wed, 5 Jan 2000 12:06:59 EST VKRatliff(a)aol.com writes:
Several of us (Al Tims I seem to recall) have made mention of finding
references (about the only kind we're dealing with sometimes :) to a
Poythress Cleaton and speculation was largely that he would have been
a generation prior to Meredith Poythress Sr. who m. Edith Cleaton
1781.........since we were all shooting in the dark there wasn't any
likely "later" site for Poythress Cleaton than "earlier."
I got a shot at Ancestry.com's holiday season freebie access a day
expired so I didn't get much but I did get a semi-logical place for a
William C. Cleaton II m. E. Jane Poole.
First son: Thomas Cleaton m. Elizabeth Ann Barner 28 Apr 1788
Second son: John Cleaton m. Mary Taylor 10 Nov 1787 in BRUNSWICK CO.
6th Child: Edith Cleaton m. Meredith Poythress 24 July 1781
Previously unknown: son of Thomas Cleaton & Elizabeth Ann Barner: John
Poythress Cleaton. Purely in terms of being a logical speculation I'd
inclined to say "bingo" even if the "submitter" to Ancestry didn't
source. (maybe I just didn't have time to find the "back" pages if
Anyway, we have a "family" name basis for a John Poythress Cleaton
not "called" by first name John...perhaps to avoid confusion with his
John, perhaps to "honor" Meredith Sr. who seems to appear as an
citizen as opposed to Meredith Jr. who appears later as something of a
luck case.... but Meredith Jr. happens later on and is likely born in
The Brunswick County references would also suggest that all of these
didn't do a lot of moving around, the counties were just splitting up
on them: Charles City>Prince George>Brunswick>Lunenburg>Mecklenburg.
Excepting Charles City, my guess is that there are quite a few "single
that could have "been" in three or four of those counties over a
I'm getting a little fuzzy on this one but I'm thinking it suggests
all the "brothers" but Lewis DID leave for GA (or someplace), the
of this John Poythress Cleaton would make it possible for some people
staying around with the name in Mecklenburg County and NOT NECESSARILY
descendents of Lewis.....but perhaps collaterals, nephews or even
one sort or another. Thus, potentially more confusion.
If anyone has access to Ancestry and would like to poke about the URL
(that "O" may be an "0").
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