I would be interested to see if the info on the Dortch/Speed is anything
that I need.
Judy Speed Scruggs
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From: "Julie Cabitto" <juliemarie(a)worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 4:58 AM
Subject: Sarah Poythress married to William Archer Dortch- Mecklenburg, VA
Someone sent me some new info from a family Bible.
Now we know Sarah G. Poythress was born 1/16/1814 and died 12/12/1854 in
Mecklenburg, VA. Before this we only knew she was Sarah G. Poythress born
about 1815 from the 1850 Census. So I'm wondering if this new info could
help anyone identify which Poythress family she may be from. Here's the rest
of the Bible she sent in case interested. I am a direct descendant of
Theresa India Dortch and Alginon Gray through their daughter Fannie
William Dorch, b. 12/28/1816, d. 6/23/1859 m: 1st Sarah G. Poythress on
Sarah G. Poythress was b. 1/6/1814, d. 12/12/1854.
Their children were:
A. Martha William Dortch, b. 1/15/1838 m: John S. Vaughan on
1. Matthew C. Vaughan, b. 5/31/1866.
2. Fannie W. Vaughan, b. 10/ 5/ 1869.
B. Henrietta Spaud Dorch, b. 10/30/ 1839, d. 1/9/1843
C. Oliver Jasper Dorch, b. 2/3/2843 m: A. D. Vallanding on 12/20/
D. Alvin Newton Dorch, b. 12/ 6/1844, d. 8/1915. m: Tenneysee Jordan
on 4/5/1866. Tenneysee, b. 4/5/1866, d. 10/25/1919. Their children:
1. Theressa Inda Dorch, b. 5/29/1869, d.9/5/1896, m: Nonnie
had 2 dau. Maude I., & Fannie Gray.
2. Charly William Dorch, b. 6/29/1871.
3. Mary Belle Dorch, b. 8/15/1873.
4. Weldon Hall Dorch, b. 1/2/1876.
5. Hester Ann. Dorch, b.4-6-1878, d. 1-4-1928.
6. Sallie Goodden Dorch, b. 3/11/1882.
7. Martha Newton Dorch, b. 7/27/1884.
8. Walter Gee Dorch, b. 1/29/1887, d. 2/5/1887.
9. Richard Oliver Dorch, b. 12/29/1888.
10. Jasper Newton, b.6/17/1889.
11. Mildred S. Dorch, b. 3/15/1891.
F. Thomas Newman Dorch, b. 7/7/1847, d. 10/8/1857.
William Dorch m: 2nd Elizabeth-----?--- in 1855, Elizabeth,
This is from Dorothy Williamson's notes taken from an old family Bible.
I had mentioned about a month ago I went to the Richmond archives. I found
great new info on my more recent Dortch families. The only thing I
found that might be relevant to this list is some info on some early Speeds
in Mecklenburg. Let me know if interested. Newman Dortch the father of
William Archer Dortch married Sarah Speed. Speeds also married into
Note in the record above it mentions william secondly married an
was Elizabeth Mise, and I do have the marriage info on
that. I think Henrietta's middle name may actually be Speed, but will check
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