Thank you for your kind words Al. I wanted to say here that I find your
work so amazing regarding both the website and your personal research. I
love your organization, your creativity & ideas for sharing and user
friendly formatting. I am very grateful for all your efforts with the
Poythress site, which I consider a valuable and very interesting research
tool; which I bookmarked and reference often.
I'm thankful you & Barbara started this list so we can all learn from
eachother & share sources to try to help document our Poythress ancestors.
Can't really use words enough to express my gratitude enough.
On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 4:13 AM <poythress-request(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
Send POYTHRESS mailing list submissions to poythress(a)rootsweb.com
To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body
subscribe to poythress-request(a)rootsweb.com
To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and
body unsubscribe to poythress-request(a)rootsweb.com
You can reach the person managing the list at
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of POYTHRESS digest..."
Recent Email Posts
1. New and Upcoming Documents to the Poythress Surname Website
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 15:38:25 -0500
From: "webmaster(a)poythress.org" <webmaster(a)poythress.org>
Subject: [POYTHRESS] New and Upcoming Documents to the Poythress
To: Poythress List <poythress(a)rootsweb.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
I’m pleased to share that we’ve added and are on the cusp of adding
important resources to the Poythress website.
Those of you who’ve been following closely know that Lyn Baird has
contributed previously unavailable records of the Methodist congregations
in and near Mecklenburg County, VA. These records are treasures for
everyone interested in the families and communities in 19th century
Southside Virginia. We’re fortunate to be the repository.
We’ve yet to connect these congregations to the pioneering missionary work
of Rev. Francis Poythress but in time I think we may.
And we’re equally fortunate that Julie Cabitto shares so generously her
discoveries and her ongoing work mapping the land holdings of Poythress and
allied families, as well as the small family cemeteries in Mecklenburg
Her most recent contribution is a transcription of an 1818 Will of Thomas
Cleaton that place his lands adjacent to Poythress, Giles and other allied
families. And it informs us so much more about the lives of these
Lyn and Julie have been contributors to the quest for more than two
decades and deserve more thanks than we can ever offer; but their legacies
will be of seminal importance in the decades to come as our descendants
explore their roots in America.
Not burying the lead here, I’m pleased to share that Barbara Poythress
Neal, who along with Maynard Poythress, first prompted me to establish the
Poythress mailing list nearly a quarter of century ago — before Rootsweb
took over and back when these sorts of mailing lists were still being
hosted at Indiana University. Unfortunately, some of the earliest posts
have been lost to the transition. Needless to say for those of you who’ve
hung in there with us over the years, is that Barbara is serious about
doing genealogy as rigorously as possible so that what we share is not
speculation but documented evidence. Her influence and contributions are
She recently shared with me a trove of documents, a number of which were
posted to the list over the years but never placed in context or moved to
the website where they could be organized for research. In the coming
weeks and months I’m going to be adding these documents to the website and
every time I add a new document I plan to post to this list what has been
added and invite corrections, commentary and discussion. My hope is that
more of us will look for opportunities to make incremental contributions —
family photos, gravesites, bibles, family oral histories, transcriptions,
Below is the first of the documents contributed by BPN. This document is
as rich as they come in terms of what it tells us about life in Georgia and
Florida in the mid-19th century and about this branch of the Poythress
Equity suit of John C. Poythress vs Cheesborough, Mary E et. al., Burke
Co, Georgia, 1848
Transcribed by Barbara Poythress Neal from photocopies from Family History
Library microfilm # 222,856 - Burke County, Georgia Equity Records
pages 77-87 covering equity suit of John C. Poythress vs Cheesborough,
Mary E et al
In addition, Mike Tutor has been helping me on several fronts and is
revisiting some of his earlier contributions — I hope to be sharing his new
In closing, I want to mention that the Poythress.org
site has been ungraded to provide full encryption
and to use a dedicated IP address — these changes make the information on
the site much more secure and use of the site much more secure. There are
no cookies or trackers or personal information collected — visitors can be
confident that use of the website is as safe as possible today.
Subject: Digest Footer
To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to
To post a message to the POYTHRESS mailing list -- poythress(a)rootsweb.com,
send an email to %(real_name)s(a)rootsweb.com.
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body
email with no additional text.
End of POYTHRESS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 103