As we look at Thomas E. Poythress in Kentucky and knowing that he and his brothers
petitioned for Revolutionary War lands for his father’s service — we may have a clue as to
why he may have located to Butler County, KY. The document I’m linking to below was
transcribed by John (Maynard) Poythress back in 2011. It is an important addition to our
Poythress history resources housed on the website.
I also wonder if the William P. Poythress mentioned is related to the William P. Poythress
who operated a pharmacy and drug company in Richmond.
Here are some of the resources related to William P. Poythress of Richmond.
We have an image of a Poythress drug bottle on the website along with an account of his
Additional background was shared on the mailing list by Barbara Poythress Neal back on
March 29th, 2001 (link below) mentioned much earlier messaging
In addition, his papers are archived at William and Mary: Papers, 1885-1910, of William
P. Poythress. Includes correspondence and accounts of his wholesale and retail apothecary
business of W. P. Poythress & Co., Richmond, Va.
To the best of my knowledge we have not reviewed the papers in the archive for
information related to the Poythress family history.