Maynard & All,
Martha suggests a comprehensive line for investigation, namely that
elder William (b. 1800) was the son of George Poythress of Burke County by
his first wife .....which is a matter likely to be of interest for the
Lewis descendents since we know that Lewis and George were brothers. . .
My revision may well be a matter of more interest than importance. . . So,
despite the fact that we now will have leads "backwards" from William, he
remains, genealogical speaking, a dead end for us. <
Those leads we can find "backwards" are so frequently scarce, and it could
well be THOSE leads that will eventually help us pin down who was related
to who. An example that has done us a great assist in that regard, was the
finding of George's will in which he referred to his brother Lewis who
lived in Virginia. . . Let's hope such backward-leads keep on a-coming!