Hi Patrick - with a copy to our Poythress List of subscribers -
It's great to hear from you. How neat that you live in the house in
England that her family came to America from. I'd be thrilled to learn
whatever more you can tell me about Sarah. It's great to learn her year of
birth from your email heading, for example.
Through the years, I collected a lot of info on their children. I'll have
to delve back into the info I have, in order to be sure, but from just
recalling "off the top of my head" I am not sure I know of any of their 4
children possibly having living descendants at this point.
I'm sorry I've had to be immersed in other demands on my time today, and I
will be again tomorrow at least through much of the day, but hopefully I
may have some time tomorrow or Friday, to allow my delving back into this
branch of the Poythress family to see what I can share with you.
If it would be okay with you, I'd appreciate both your and my compiled info
being posted in emails with copies going to the Poythress List of email
subscribers, as this email does.
The advantage of doing that, is that messages copying the Poythress List
are automatically archived and searchable later -- and it is apparently
through one or more of those emails that you found me.
One never knows when (sooner, or later) some possible descendant of Sarah's
might see the archived email, and attempt to contact the person who wrote
Our Poythress List has emails that have been archived since March 1995. We
also have a Poythress researchers' website, to which many of us contributed
info through the years: poythress
net At the top edge of the website, are several links. The one on the
right, "Message Archives" has 2 ways of searching the archives -- one just
chronologically, and the other where you can specify Keyword(s) to search.
In the advanced search of Keywords, it is most helpful to put your search
term, or names, in the "Body" rather than the "Subject" field. You
narrow down dates or not.
Back at the homepage, you'll see many other things available, including a
link on the right end of the line about "Poythress Discussion List" leading
one to a page where he or she can subscribe to the List. The List has not
been as active in the last couple of years, as it was in earlier years, so
even by subscribing your In-Box will not be swamped. (I believe that link
also tells one how to post a message to the List if one is not
subscribed.) Our volunteer webmaster has long had a very intense "day job"
and thus not had enough time to post all that he would like to add, to the
webpage, but even so, much info is available at the website.
I promise I will write more re the family soon, and I really look forward
to learning more about Sarah's family and the story you've researched re
how they came to America in 1846. Thank you so much, Patrick, for getting
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:22 AM, Patrick Vaughan <
I am taking the liberty of writing to you, having seen your message about
Maynard Poythress's death in 2012, from which I got the impression that you
are associated with a genealogical research group.
I am researching Sarah Ann Poythress (nee Simpson). She was the wife of
Russell K. Poythress, had a family of four by him, and is buried in
Woodlands Cemetery Philadelphia PA.
I would very much like to be put in touch with any surviving descendants
of hers, and wonder whether you can help me in this respect.
I am writing to you from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, from the house in
which Sarah grew up. Her father was the first owner of this house, which
was built in 1835, and I am the current owner. There is an elaborate story
about how she and her family moved to New York in 1846, which I have
researched in Sheffield newspapers, and would be happy to share with
I will be extremely grateful for any help, advice or contacts that you can
suggest to me.