I’ve pulled together the threads we have about Dr. Poythress in this post to the new
website - including links to his will and a Boston newspaper mention of his death and
previous posts to this list with additional references to Dr. Poythress.
To the best of my knowledge, we still do not have him traced back to a Poythress line. We
know his wife’s name was Polly but nothing more has been shared on the list, as far as I
There were only a handful of medical schools in the US prior to 1813 — places like Penn,
Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia and interestingly, Transylvania College [Lexington KY]
founded medical education in 1799). I don’t know if records of the students from that era
have survived, but it might be worth exploring.