Application # A03182
Poythress, John P.
Service Unit - Lousianna
Reference - Wife's Name - Mary Dolan
Application County and Year - Gadsden Co., 1888
As information, this gentleman is the son of the illusive James S. Poythress of Screven
County who migrated to Gadsden Co., patented two sections of land there and raised a
family of, as I remember, 4 or 5 children. To my knowledge, it has never been revealed if
John P. went to Louisiana to elist...or, if he was there to begin with...for, for that
matter, why he even went there at all.
The Dolan family was native to Gadsden County so he likely didn't go there to get
married (unless <g> maybe they eloped).
The father, James S. Poythress sells his land in Screven (we have the deeds) and migrates
to Gadsden County, FL about 1828. There is the hint of a Masonic connection and James S.
seems to have been involved in founding a "chapter" in Gasden County. I have
used the son John P. Poythress in trying to find the front end of James S. Poythress'
line but John P. is a tougher chase than his father.