Thanks Maynard. I have run across a family of Poythresses, in Caddo Parish,
LA, while working on this census project. In 1860 there was:
HH 408, Caddo Parish, LA, Shreveport PO, page 459, date 27 July
Poythress, James A., age 38, farmer, $1000 Real Estate, $300 Per. Estate,
born GA, married in ?1851
, Martha A., age 30, born VA, married ?1851
, Emma J., age 8, born LA
, Mary V., age 6, born LA
, Wm. H., age 4, born LA
, John M., age 26, carpenter, born FL
I have not really started researching Louisianna yet, for this project. This
is one that the Ancestry search engine generated. I do not know yet, if they
were still there in 1870 and beyond. This might not say WHY they were there,
but it does prove that Poythresses were living in Caddo Parish, a little
before the Civil War started, and that at least one of them had a FL
Also, another note, there was an Emma J. Poythress, who married a C.C.
Robinson, 10 Nov. 1871, in Panola Co., TX. So this family could have, moved
across the state line after the War.
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.