Maynard: Another preplexing question as we search through all these
abstracts and records. I have the Prince George book by Weisiger covering 1733-1792
. If I look under Joseph indexing, (p. 82 (1787), 95 (1782 Joshua - 1788
wit is Joseph) and 115 (accts of Sturdivant it's Joseph).
P. 95 in his book: Will of Mary Poythress - lists executors Nicholas
Faulcon, Peter Poythress, Joshua Poythresss..will dated 1782 and the witnessess
...Read, ...Cocke...Norton, JOSEPH POYTHRESS...Cocke. Recorded Feb. 12, 1788. Do
you believe that the Joshua Poythress listed as executor is also the Joseph
Poythress who is witness(meaning error by transcriber clerk)?
I noted that his book did not identify where he obtained his records...ie
microfilm or actual records from the court. Since no microfilm was mentioned
one must assume he must have used the actual original court records. I
checked out the records available on microfilm from both the LVA and from FHL and
was surprised to see that the records covering 1787-92 Deed books had been
filmed at the LVA and were not at the FHL(only Weisger's book was for that
period). He then could have used the microfilm and based on the availability, you
both must have used the same film.
From the Library of Virginia - Microfilm records of Prince George Co:
Minute Book, 1737-1740 c (also includes Return of Executions), index, pp.
Orders [& Return of Executions], 1714 - 1720 c, p. 3-12, 15-360
Deed Book, 1787 - 1792 c (Contains Wills) [xxxvii] index, 694 p.
From the Family History Center Library:
County Court order book 1714-1720, and County Court minute book 1737- 1740 /
Virginia. County Court (Prince George County)
County Court order book, 1811-1814 / Virginia. County Court (Prince George
Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733-1792 : abstracts of the
remaining county record books for the above period plus miscellaneous wills /
Weisiger, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Boisseau) , 1924-
Prince George County, Virginia, miscellany 1711-1814 / Weisiger, Benjamin B.
(Benjamin Boisseau) , 1924-