I am, unfortunately, at a dead end on what appears to be a Westmoreland County, Virginia
connection between the Poythress and Crabb families.
Circa 1780, Benedict Crabb married Mary P. in Westmoreland County. Their children were:
Hannah C., William Poythress, Benedict Middleton, Mary Poythress, and Jane. Of these
children, Benedict Middleton Crabb had a son named William Poythress Crabb.
The name is, as noted by other Poythress researchers, not common. It is highly likely
that the Mary P. noted above was Mary Poythress. However, I can not locate a marriage
record for Benedict Crabb and Mary P., and there do not appear to have been any Poythress
family members living in Westmoreland County between 1780 and 1840. Mary P. would likely
have been born about 1765 to 1770.
Any suggestions that you might have for further research into a possible Poythress
connection would be most sincerely appreciated.
Nancy Slater Thompson