Re your Lewis Poythress questions -- many of which are my questions, too:
(1) BPW (Barbara Poythress Wolfe), who is off on a camping & houseboating
vacation right now, may be able to answer more re the source of this info's
specific month & day. I have from BPW 2 items re source of dates: (1st) a
copy of her diagram & transcription from her Poythress family's tombstones
in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, NC (Garnet Street to
Breckenridge). It includes a marker for "DAVID POYTHRESS 1800 - 1876."
(2nd) a photocopy of a handwritten sheet prepared by her father, Willis
Poythress, in 1944, which he prepared with the assistance of his mother,
Effie L. Poythress. It likewise shows "David Poythress 1800-1876." I
repeated to you, in my earlier message, the dates that BPW put on a
handwritten Family Group Sheet she had shared with me when I first "met"
her via phone & mail back in May of 1992. I had recently asked her for
updated F Group Sheets generated by her computer program & showing sources.
My inquiry prompted her to realize that before she prints them out for me
she needed to do some "brushing up of them" which unfortunately she has
been too busy to do so far. But I know her well enough to KNOW that she
must have had some source for the month & day or she never would have
(2) I have a copy from BPW of the original "Marriage Bond" for the marriage
of David Poythress and Sally Dortch showing that "David Poythress and
George S. Moss" obtained the bond in Warren County, NC on 15 March 1848.
It was signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Jn. N(or U?) White.
(3) There is an "L.Y. Poythress" in the 1850 Census in Greensville County,
in the last family shown on the page bearing the stamped number of 392, as
the head of family # 340, who is a 37 yr old Male, Overseer, with no value
of real estate listed. The only other person in the family is "Mary
Poythress" age 43 Female. Both born in VA.
(4) I have no information on a 3rd marriage for Lewis Poythress.
Certainly it could be true that any may of that era remarried 10 months
after his wife's death, considering all the exhausting responsibilities of
keeping a farm & house going (especially if there were any kids around
needing attention as there were when my Godfrey ancestor married within a
shorter time than that, I believe, with 4 kids the eldest being about 6 yrs
(5) As I believe I indicated in my first message to you about Lewis
Poythress, I am greatly in need of ANY sources and dates for Lewis
Poythress -- birth and death included.
(6) No, I unfortunately have no information about our shared ancestor
Rebecca B. Taylor and would very much like to find some, but have not
worked on TAYLORs so far.
Thank you so much for joining in the group & for the info you have provided
so far (even though I can't read the "Word" attachment; hope you or Al can
help me out on that) and for any future info you can provide.
AY! 6/30/97 (late)