I'm not where I can look in the below-mentioned Katherine Elliott book,
but I was interested to stumble across this item today (pasted below)
from our Poythress-List, over 6 years ago. I had totally forgotten about
this mention that Maynard had found back then.
From the below message from Maynard in Aug. 1997, it looks like that
1782 Mecklenburg Co, VA Personal Property Tax record that we discussed
last week DID in fact refer to a man named Poythress Cleaton/Clayton.
Which of course means that there was indeed a Poythress/Cleaton
connection long before Meredith Poythress married Edith Cleaton in 1781.
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Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 18:33:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Poythress Cleaton
I think the board already has this but I'll put it up to be sure.
From Katherine Elliott's "Early Wills (1765-1799) Mecklenburg County" :
Cleaton, Poythress pg. 70 (no book cited)
Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Poythress Cleaton, deceased.
Appraisers: John Eppes, Charles Coppedge, John Smith.
Date 25 Sep 1783 Recorded 9 Aug 1784
Since Meredith Poythress married Edith Cleaton in 1781 this implies
(as I think has already been pointed out) a Poythress/Cleaton connection
that ante dates the marriage of Edith and Meredith by two generations.