Poythress Studies & Charts: Brunswick County, VA Document Sequence

 

Introduction

 

In 1720 Brunswick County, Virginia was created by act of the Virginia Assembly to establish a new county from the southern part of Prince George County.  Brunswick was named for the Duchy of Brunswick, an ancestral German possession of the Electorate of Hanover.  The new Brunswick being deemed insufficient in population to constitute a county, areas of the counties of Surry and Isle of Wight were added to Brunswick in an effort to more equally distribute the titheable individuals.

 

For further background on history, geography and the society of Brunswick County, the reader is directed to three specific works:

 

1)     “Brunswick County, Virginia 1720-1975”, by Gay Neale, published by The Brunswick County Bicentennial Committee.

     

2)     The introduction and preface to Vogt & Kethley’s “Brunswick County Marriages 1750-1853” provides a brief but excellent summary of the

origins of the county.

 

3)     Brunswick’s deed pool web site contains all surveys now in Brunswick County.  This site (http://www.ultranet.com/~deeds/pool.htm) provides in its preface an excellent narrative and description with respect to much of the geography of Brunswick County.

 

All three of the above sources are readily available in print.  Any individual Poythress mentions (of which there are only several) contained in these specific publications are included in the chronological sequence below.  The reader is encouraged to consult the above sources if a through study of Brunswick County itself is wanted. 

 

As Poythress documents go, Brunswick County is one of the lesser “activity” counties.  However, the reader should carefully note that only documents ensuing from Brunswick are listed here. The specific individual can be (and most often is) frequently noted in documents of surrounding counties or counties of his or her origin.

 

Following are the specific mentions of the Poythress and related families.  The sources are many and varied and the listing is confined to only those listings in Brunswick County records:

 

(Notes Revised, 5 Apr 2001, J.M. Poythress)

 

05 Sep 1723 Patent to John Poythress of Prince George County

 

Patent #038, ref. VPB 11, p. 258-259 to John Poythress of Prince George County, con 20 shillings, re 200 acres on S. side Maherin River Isle of Wight County. (actually Brunswick County?)

 

13 Oct 1727 Patents/Grants, to Capt. John Poythres

 

Brunswick County, patent # 130, ref VPB 13, p. 205 dat 13 Oct 1727 [New Land Form in thee 162d page. To Capt. John Poythres re 275 acres on the S. side of Maherin River in the County of Brunswick.

 

[additional comment re this John Poythres who is # 26 in the text of

R. Bolling Batte’s “Study of the Poythress Family in Virginia”:

m. Mary Batte, daughter of Henry and Mary (Lound) Batte. To avoid confusion with his first cousin John Poythress 43 (whose wife was also named Mary), this John was usually designated as "Sen." or "Sr." while cousin John was designated as "Jun." or "Jr.". In 1720 John Poythress, Sr. and Mary, his wife, together with four other couples, the five wives all being daughters of Henry Batte, dce’d., join in deed of partition whereby they divide 1200 acres in Prince George left by the will of Henry Batte to his daughters. John Poythress, Sr. was a captain in the militia and he represented Pr. Geo. in the House of Burgesses in 1723 and 1726. In 1727 as Capt. John Poythress he was granted 225 acres on the south side of the Meherrin, which land later fell into Brunswick County. The identical land was sold in 1773 by one Thomas Poythress who may have been a son or grandson of John Sr.]

 

07 Jun 1733 Road Order locating Cappt. Poythress

 

Henry Cook is appointed Surveyor of a Road from Cappt Poytris’s Plantation on ffountain’s Creek to Henry Wych’s fford over Meherrin and [missing] all the Male Labouring Tyths between the Cane branch and the G [missing] Swamp and that James Parham, John Clyburn, John Walker, Thomas Busbey, Thomas Burnett & ffrancis Steed assist in Clearing the Same –

 

“Historic Roads of Virginia

Brunswick County Road Orders

1732-1746”

by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett

Faculty Research Historian

Virginia Transportation Research Council

 

10 Jan1735/6 Patent/Grant to Francis Poythress

 

Brunswick County, 400 acres on the south side of Nottoway River

Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 429-431

 

17 Mar 1736 Patent/Grant to John Poythress, Gentl.

 

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c To all to whom these Present shall come Greeting Know Ye that for a good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Thirty Five Shillings of good and lawful Money for our the paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted & Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto John Poythress Gentl. one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing Three hundred and twenty five Acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the South Side of Maherin River and on the North side of Fountain's Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a sassafras and Holly by the Side of Fountain's Creek aforesaid a Corner of James Chappels Land Thence by Chappels Lines North two hundred and thirty six Poles to a black Oak and North East sixty six Poles to a Maple by the Side of the Great Swamp Thence up the various Courses of the Run of the said Swamp to a mark't live Oak a Corner of William Duglass's Land Thence by Duglasse's Lines North eighty Degrees West fifty four Poles to a black Oak a Corner of Samuel Clarks Land Thence by Clark's Line South West by West one hundred and sixty Poles to a Hiccory Thence South twenty eight Degrees West sixty two Poles pole to a Maple by the Side of the Cane Branch a Corner of the said Poythress's other Land Thence by his own old Lines North East by East eighty six Poles to a black Oak South East by East one hundred and seventy seven Poles to a white Oak South by East eighty nine Poles to a red Oak South seventy five Degrees West fifty seven Poles to a red Oak South eighty five Degrees West fifty four Poles to a white Oak South seventy five Degrees West twenty eight Poles to a black Oak and West by North forty four Poles to a Gum by the Side of Fountain's Creek just against the mouth of the Cane Branch and down the various Courses of the Run of the said Creek to the beginning With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his dues There of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three hundred and twenty veins Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold Possess and Enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every part thereof with their and every of their Appurts unto the said John Poythress and to his Heirs and Assigns forever To the only Use and Behoof of him the said John Poythress his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwhich in the County of Kent free and common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service Yielding and Paying unto us our Heirs and Successors forever fifty Acres of Land and so proportionabley for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty Acres the Fee Rent of one Shilling Yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also Cultivating and Improving three Acres part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned within three Years after the Date of these Presents Provided always that if three Years of the said Fee Rent shall at any Time be in Arrears and Unpaid or if the said John Poythress heir Heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three Years next coming after the Date of these Presents Cultivate and Improve three Acres part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned Then the Estate hereby granted shall Cease and be utterly Determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premisses with the Appurts unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trustey and Wellbeloved William Gooch Esqr. our Lieut Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony the Seventeenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty six In the Tenth Year of our Reign William Gooch Virginia Patent Book 17, pages 293-294.

Patent transcription courtesy of Carol Morrison

 

06 Mar 1738/39 Will of Robert Hicks, wit. Ann Poythress

 

I, Robert Hicks, Gentleman of Brunswick, knowing the uncertainty of human life, and being now in perfect health, etc.

To my son Charles Hicks……

To my wife Frances Hicks…..

To my son John Hicks……….

To my son James Hicks……...

To my son-in-law Richard Ransom..

To my grandson Benjamin Hicks….

To my son George Hicks…………..

To my daughter Martha Beddingfield..

To my daughter Frances Ransom……

To my daughter Elizabeth Hicks……..

To my daughter Rachel Hicks………..

To my son Charles Hicks…………….

To my daughter Elizabeth……………

To my grandson John Beddingfield….

To my wife Frances Hicks…………..

To my two daughters Mary and Tabitha

Executrix:  my wife Frances Hicks

Signed: Mar 6, 1738/9 – Robt (RH his mark) Hicks. Wit. Ann Poythress, Charles Ross, John Chapman.  On Feb 7, 1739

Brunswick County, Va. Deed Book 1739-1750, p. 3

[note: wasn’t Ann Poythress m. to Col. John Wall?]

 

02 Oct 1740 Franc’s Poythress (exor of John Fitzgerrald)

 

Account current of the estate of Joseph Turner deceased.  Debits mentioned include payments to: the executors of William Kinchin, Francis Ealidge, Peter Fairfax, Charles Travers, Franc’s Poythress (exor of John Fitzgerrald), etc. etc.

Signed John Wall, Michael Wall, Recorded Oct 2, 1740

Brunswick County, Va. Deed Book 1739-1740, p. 2 (1740)

 

01 Dec 1743 Deed Thomas Willams and wife Rachael to LeRoy Griffin

 

From Thomas Williams and and Rachel his wife, of Prince George County, for 50L, all that tract of 521 acres of land in Brunswick, the same having been patented to Joseph Boswell on Sep 28, 1728, and bounded by John Robertson, the north side of Sturgeon Cr, Stroud, Henry Moriss.  Signed- Thomas Williams, Rachel Williams.  Wit.- Jona. Lydell, John Edwards,

John Blackman, Recorded Feb 2, 1743 Brunswick County, Va. Deed Book No. 2,  p. 396

(see entry below) 

 

02 Feb 1743/4 Release of Right of Dower by Rachel Griffin (from above)

 

To William Poythress [Sheriff], Hugh Miller, and Samuel Gordon of the County of Prince George, Gentlemen, Greeting.  Rachel cannot conveniently travel to our County Court or to our General Court to acknowledge the conveyance, you are therefore given the power to receive her acknowledgement by personally going to Rachel.  Signed Jan 7, 1743, Sterling Clack, Clerk B Court.

Rachel voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.

Signed Feb 1, 1743/4 – William Poythress, Samuel Gordon.

Brunswick County, Va. Deed Book No. 2, p.  (no recording date).

 

27 Sep 1750 Joshua Poythress purcases slaves from Matthias Davis

 

Matthias Davis of Brunswick County for £35-13 Shillings & 2pence, paid by Joshua Poythress of Prince George County, on negrowoman Slave named Judy and her Child also one Negro boy named Dick, dated 27 September 1750. Signed Matts. Davis. Wit: J.Wall, Jr., John Taylor Duke. Court 26 December 1750, Deed proved by the oaths of John Wall Junr. Deed Book 4, Page 203.

Brunswick County Deed Book 4, p. 203

 

29 May 1754 Account of John Wall to Brunswick County

 

1754 Account of John Wall to Brunswick County.  Edmund Ruffin, Excr.

Receipt signed by William Poythress, sher, proved 29 May 1754, Litt Tazewell, CC.  (Citation missing)

 

16 Aug 1756 Patent to John Peebles 538 acres Brunswick County

Patent # 252, ref VPB 33, p. 169-170,  dat 16 August 1756 to John Peebles

Con 55 shillings  re 538 acres Brunswick County on S side of Fountaine Creek. (note: John Poythress, son of Francis Poythress, m. Christian Peebles).

 

27 Jan 1756 Charles Poythress listed in Walker estate

Charles Poythress’ name on an audited list for the estate of of Alexander Walker [possibily list of Walker’s accounts, or purchasers of estate items]. Audit was returned to the court on 27 Jan 1756.

Brunswick Will Book 3, p. 174

 

 

00 Jun 1760 Estate Inventory Jno. Potess, Jr.(John Poythress, Jr.)

 

The following is a 1760 inventory of John Poythress

of Brunswick County, VA., transcribed in full by

Beatrice Poythress Baird from the original in the

office of the clerk in Lawrenceville:

(Brunswick WB 3, p.341)

An Inventory and Appraisment of John Potess, Jr.

To three shirts, and 3 caps

1" 17" 0

To Sunday Cloaths

0" 0" 0

To 1 pr of show buckels and ring

1" 0" 0

To Taylor, Tools and Handkerchiefs

0" 10" 0

To 1 Shoes & Hatt

0" 10" 0

To 1 great Coat and Jack Coat

0" 10" 0

To 1 Saddle and Bridle

0" 13" 0

To 1 Horse

3" 10" 0

To 1 Case Rasors

0" 1" 0

To 1 pr. gloves and bags

0" 3" 9

 

11" 11" 9

Excepted - Thos. Morris - Richard Blanks & Jirgens Blanks.

Returned into Brunswick County Court this ____ Day of June 1760 and ordered to be recorded.

Teste: John Robinson

Notes:

Beatrice Poythress Baird comments that the original document is very, very difficult to read and that she is unable to make a photocopy. I assume this means either the office does not permit it or the page is simply too poor to transfer. Also, she is uncertain of the "Jr." It could be "Dr." instead, or something else. My best understanding is that "To" is an accounting term of uncertain origin, approximately translated "item", and that the quotation mark is just a variously chosen separation between pounds, shillings and pence.

Brunswick County Will Book 3, p. 341

 

1765-1768 Brunswick County Order Book

(No Poythress entries)

 

 

 

23 Nov 1771 Peter Poythress (Prince George) buys 6 acres in Brunswick from John Morton, Jr. (Brunswick)

 

This indenture, made the 23rd day of November, one thousand seventeen hundred and seventy one between John Morton, Jr. of the County of Brunswick of the one part and Peter Poythress of the County of Prince George of the other part.  Witnesseth, that the said John Morton, Jr. for and in consideration of the sum of 7 pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he and said John Morton, Jr. doth hereby acknowledge the said John Morton, Jr. hath granted, bargained and hold aliened, confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said Peter Poythress, his heirs and assigns forever six acres of land to be the land more or less lying and being on Nottaway River and in the aforesaid county of Brunswick and is bounded as follows…..(here follows detailed description of the location of the land)…………to have and to hold the said six acres of land.

 

                                                                        Signed:   John Morton   (ls)

 

At a court held for Brunswick County 25th day of November, 1771.  This indenture was proved by the etc. etc.

Brunswick Deed Book # 10

 

13 May 1773 Deed, Thomas Poythress to William Rives

 

This Indenture made this thirteenth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and seventy three Between Thomas Poythress of Martin's Brandon Parish in Prince George County of the one part and William Rives Son of George Rives deceased in Meherrin Parish and the County of Brunswick of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Poythress for and in Consideration of the Sum of One Hundred and fifty Pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Rives the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted Bargained and Sold Alien'd and Confirmed and by these Presents doth Grant Bargain and Sell Alien and Confirm unto the said William Rives his Heirs and Assigns forever one Tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the said Parish of Maherrin and aforesaid County of Brunswick adjoining the Lands of Benjamin Rives and Richard Woodroof lying upon the Beaver pond Creek containing two hundred and seventy five Acres be the same more or less with all and singular its appurtenances thereunto belonging and also the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof and all the Estate right Title Claim Interest and Demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Poythress of in and to the said Two hundred and seventy five Acres of Land and every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Two Hundred and seventy five Acres of Land be the same more or less with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said William Rives his Heirs and Assigns forever And the said Thomas Poythress for himself and his Heirs the said Two hundred and Seventy five Acres of Land with its Appurtenances against him and his Heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever to the said William Rives his Heirs and Assigns shall and will Warrant and forever defend by these Presents In Witness whereof the said Thomas Poythress hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal the Day and Year above Written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered Thos. Poythress (L.S.)
in presence of
James Young
William Rives
Benjamin Rives

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 22d Day of November 1773. This Indenture was partly proved by the Oaths of James Young and William Rives two of the Witnesses thereto.
Test
Peter Pelham Jr. Ct. Cur.

Deed Book 13, page 1, Brunswick County, Virginia.

Patent transcription courtesy of Carol Morrison

 

O6 Jul 1773  Deed, Thomas Poythress (of PG County) to John Dawson

 

This Indenture made the Sixth Day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and seventy three Between Thomas Poythress of Prince George County Virginia and John Dawson of Brunswick County Virginia Witnesseth that the said Thomas Poythress for and in Consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Pounds Current Money as aforesaid to him in Hand paid as aforesaid by the said John Dawson at and before the sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt hereof the said Thomas Poythress Doth Hereby Acknowledge and thereof Doth acquit the said John Dawson his Heirs Extors and Administrators Hath granted Bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed Confirmed and made over and by these Presents Do Grant Bargain sell alien Enfeoff & Confirm and make over unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever Two Certain Tracts, Parcels or Dividends of Land Containing by Estamation five hundred and Twenty five Acres be the same more or Less, to wit, Begining at a Gum on the East side of the Cane Branch thence East by south forty four Poles to a black oak thence north seventy five Degrees East Twenty eight Poles to a White Oak thence North Eighty five Degrees East fifty four Pole to a Red oak thence North seventy five Degrees East fifty seven Pole to a Red Oak thence North by West Eight Nine Pole to a White Oak Thence North west by West One Hundred and seventy seven Pole to a Black Oak thence south west by west Eighty Six Pole to a Maple by the side of the Cane Branch aforesaid and Down the Various Courses of the Run of the said Branch to the Begining Containing Two Hundred acres more or Less part of the above Mentioned five Hundred and Twenty five Acres also one other Tract or Parcle of Land Containing by Estamation three Hundred and Twenty five Acres Bounded by the above Mention'd Tract of Two Hundred acres of Land to wit Begining at a Sassafrass and Holly by the sides of fountains Creek a Corner of James Chapples Land Thence by Chappell's Land line North Two Hundred and thirty six powls to a Black Oak and North East Sixty Six Poles, to a Mapel by the side of Great swamp thence up the Various Courses of the said swamp to a Marked Live Oake a Corner of William Doughlass's Land thence by Doughlass's Line North Eighty Degrees West fifty four Pole to a Black a Corner of Samuel Clark's Land thence by Clark's Line south west by west one Hundred and sixty Poles to a Hickory, thence south Twenty Eight Degrees West Sixty two Poles to a Maple by the side of the Cane Branch a Corner of the above tract of Two Hundred acres of Land thence along the said Land North East by East Eighty Six Poles to a Black oak, south East by East one Hundred and seventy seven Poles to a White Oak south By East, Eighty Nine Poles to a Red Oak south seventy five Degrees West fifty seven Poles to a Red Oak, south Eighty five Degrees West fifty four Poles to a White Oak south seventy five Degrees west Twenty Eight Degrees poles to a Black Oak and west by North forty four Poles to a Gum by the side of Fountain's Creek Just against the Mouth of the Cane Branch and Down the varias Courses of the Run of the said Creek to the Begining and the Revertion and Revertions Remainder & Remainders of and singular the Premises with the appertenances and all the Estate Right Title, Possession Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Poythress to the said Land and Premisses on of in or unto any Part thereof To have and to hold, the said Land and Premisses with the appertenances unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever and to no other use intent or Meaning Whatsoever and the said Thomas Poythress Doth hereby Promise for himself his Heirs and assigns that he and every of them shall and will warrent and forever Defend by these Presents the above Mentioned Premises with their and every of their appertenances unto the said John Dawson his Heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof the I said Have Hereunto set my Hand and affixed my seal the Day and year first above Written.
Sealed and Delivered

In the presence of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Poythress (LS)

David Edmunds
Howell Edmunds
David Edmunds Jr.

Memorandom that on the sixth Day of July 1773 the within Named Thomas Poythress Did Deliver to the within Named John Dawson Quiet and Peaceble Possession and seizure of the within Mentioned Tract or parcle of Land and Premisses with the appertenances thereunto Belonging to Hold to him the said John Dawson His Heirs and assigns forever According to the true intent & Meaning of the within Written Deed

In the presence of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Poythress (LS)

David Edmunds
Howell Edmunds
David Edmunds Junr.

July 6th 1773 then Received of John Dawson the sum of Four Hundred Pounds Current Money of Virginia it being in full for the Consideration Money within Mentioned

 

 

 

Received P me

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Poythress

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 24th Day of January 1774

This Indenture of Bargain and sale and Memorandum from Thomas Poythress to John Dawson was proved by the Oaths of David Edmunds and David Edmunds Junr. two of the Witnesses Hereto and Ordered to be Certified and At a Court held for the said County the 28th Day of February following the same was proved by the Oath of Howell Edmunds and ordered to be Recorded.

Test

Peter Pelham Junr. Clk.

Deed Book 11, pages 239-241, Brunswick County, Virginia

Patent transcription courtesy of Carol Morrison

 

[note: this land is likely comprised of two patents to John Poythress, 325 acres to John Poythress, Gentl. 1736 and 200 acres to John Poythress in 1723]

 

24 Mar 1774 Peter Poythress sells 6 acres to Christopher Haskins

 

This indenture made this 24th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four between Peter Poythress of the county of Prince George of the one part and Christopher Haskins of the county of Brunswick of the other part.  Witnesseth, that the said Peter Poythress for and in consideration of the sum of 9L current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Christopher Haskins the receipt whereof he the said Peter Poythress doth hereby acknowledge hath granted and bargained and sold aliened and confirmed that by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Christopher Haskins his heirs and assigns forever six acres of land as the same more or less lying situate on Nottoway River in the aforesaid county of Brunswick, as bounded as follows……(routine text describing boundaries in detail)….Witness whereof the said Peter Poythress hath herewith set his hand and affixed his seal on the day and year above written.

 

Signed sealed and delivered

In the presence of:                                  Peter Poythress (ls)

William Jones

Benjamin Jones

Robert Burlington

Deely Mathis

Brunswick County Deed Book 14, p. 612

 

13 May 1777 Indenture Thomas Poythress (Prince George) sells 275 acres to William Rives (Brunswick)

 

This indenture made this the 13th day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven between Thomas Poythress of Martin Brandon Parish,

Prince George County of the one part and William Rives, son of George Rives, dced, in Meherrin Parish of the county of Brunswick of the other part.  Witnesseth, that the said Thomas Poythress for and in consideration of the sum of 150 L current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Rives the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, and sold alien and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and confirm to the said William Rives his heirs and assigns forever one tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the said parish of Meherrin and aforesaid county of Brunswick adjoining the lands of Benjamin Rives and Richard Woodruff lying upon the Beaver Pond creek containing 275 acres……(follows the usual text for Thomas Poythress to guarantee the title to the land)…..in witness whereof the said Thomas Poythress has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.

 

Signed, sealed, and delivered

in the presence of:                                                    Thomas Poythress  (ls)

James Young

William Rives

Benjamin Rives

 

At a court held for Brunswick County the 22nd day of November 1773 this indenture was partly proved by the oaths of James Young and William Rives, two of the witnesses thereto with Peter Pelham.

Brunswick County Deed Book 13, p. 1

 

28 Sep 1779  Thomas Poythress V. George Lewis

(p. 306 Bruns. Order Book 1774-1782)

 

Thomas Poythress   } pltf

             Vs                                          In Trespass

George Lewis          } def

Dismissed for want of Prosecution

 

28 Sep 1779 Thomas Poythress V. Lewelling Williamson

(p. 306 Bruns. Order Book 1774-1782)

 

Thomas Poythress                }pltf

              Vs                                                     In Case

Lewelling Williamson     } def

Dismissed for Want of Prosecution

 

 

2 Oct 1780 Balance of a Bond due to Thos. Poythress

 

“in payment of the Estate of Barnett Randall to the balance of a bond

to Thos. Poythress for 13, 18, 19 dated 2 Oct 1780 (?)…depreciation at 7.3 forever.”

Brunswick County Deed Book 2, p. 263

 

 

22 Jan 1781 Thomas Poythress witness Mason & Gilliam to Spencer

 

Indenture for Mason and Gilliam to Spencer in Brunswick County, witnessed by Thomas Poythress.

Brunswick County Deed Book No. 14, p. 68

 

15 July 1781 Joseph Prince vs. Thomas Poythress, Jr. & Thomas Poythress,Sr.

 

“…..& Thomas Poythress, Sr. debtors.  LPB: implies that in 1781 in Brunswick there were TWO Thomas Poythresses, both of legal age, and obviously associated economically.  Relationship not stated although father/son is implied.

 

Actual transcription:  Before July 15, 1781 Joseph Prince against Thomas Poythress, Jr. and Thomas Poythress, Sr., Debtors Francis Mallory, special

bail and judgment confessed for 3000 lbs. inspected tobacco at pitch landing with interest from the 25th December, 1782 and the books and by consent the execution of this judgment is stayed 3 months.

Brunswick County Order Book No. 8, p. 104

 

10 Oct 1781 John Morris acknowledges to Meredith Poythress

 

John Morris acknowledges his indenture of bargain and sale to Meredith Poythress.

Brunswick County OB 8 (1760-1784) pages 1-103 Transcription BPB

 

00 000 1782 Brunswick County Property List

 

Brunswick County personal property list of 1782 lists Thomas Poythress and Meredith Poythress: 6 slaves, 6 horses, 18 cattle.

Brunswick County Property List, 1782

 

00 000 1782 Brunswick County land tax records

 

The 1782 land tax record of Brunswick County, Va., showed that Thomas Poythress, Sr. paid tax on 584 acres in that county.  This land was apparently not all acquired by deed or will. However, the sources have not been located. The Virginia Land Office does not show that a Thomas Poythress acquired any land by patent.  The Brunswick County, Va. tax record alterations show that 50 acres of this land was transferred to a James Phipps and 484 acres transferred to a William Warwick.  These deeds have not been located.  However, in 1787 the land tax of Brunswick shows that these persons now owned the land.  Thomas Poythress is no longer listed as owning any land in Brunswick County (report of Anne Taylor Brown to Bud Poythress 7 Dec 1991. (no specific citation of source, page, etc.)

 

00 00 1782 Brunswick County, VA Land (tax) Books 1782-1799

 

1782- none

1783- none

1784- An account of the alteration of land property in Brunswick County

1784.      An account of the alterations of land property from May 1,

1783 to May 1, 1784 with the addition of the tax book of land not before taxed:

 

Proprietor                              Qty      Valuation        Amt                 Tax

Thomas Poythress Senr 53A        51 (?)           133.40.0         6.8

 

Thomas Poythress Senr             532 acres –altered- his land being conveyed to James Phips (?) 50 acres and Wm. Warwick 482 acres which is charged to them.

 

Meredith Poythress          50A – from John Morris- 100 (?)

1785 – An account of the alterations and additions of the book, or list, for

              the collection of the land tax:

              Meredith Poythress       50A    26/10 off –cked twice.

1786 -  none

1787-         none

1788-         none

1789-         none

1790-         none

1791-         none

1792 -  Proprietor Name                              #acres  rates  total value   amt tax

              Thomas Poythress                       35      3/7     36-9-9       -10-10

1793 – none

1794 -  none

1795-         none

1796-         none

1797-         none

1798-         none

none

 

00 000 1782 Brunswick County, VA Personal Prop. Tax  1782-1807

 

No appearances, suggesting that Thomas & Meredith Poythress had immigrated to Georgia.  However, it is not likely that they would have appeared on personal property tax records anyway since their property consisted primarily of slave holdings.

 

00 000 0000 (est 1781-83) Douglas Wilkins V Thomas Poythress, et al.

Douglas Wilkins against Thomas Poythress, Charles Williams and Thomas Cleaton (margin note “debtors”).  The debt Poythress acknowledged the persons actions to be just.  Therefore it is considered by the court that the person recovered.

Brunswick County Order Book 8, transcribed BPB

 

00 Apr 1782 Thomas Poythress in proceedings of Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims

 

(Court date not given, date above extrapolated from preceding and following court dates)

Brunswick County

A return of the proceedings of the county Court of Brunswick under an act entitled “An act for adjusting claims for property impressed or taken for the public service.”

James Quarles:  1 pr. stirrup irons & leathers, 1 girth & 1 crupper taken by Thomas Poythress who was assigned in impressing horses under Paschall

Green in June, 1781.  Quarles made oath that he had not received a certificate 10s.

 

 

22 Aug 1782 Meredith Poythress Affidavit

 

John Morris and Elizabeth Edwards, dau. Thomas Edwards, deceased.  Surety Meredith Poythress, who makes affidavit that Elizabeth Edwards lives at the home of his father Thomas Poythress and is 27 years of age.

Wit. Griffin Stith

(Knorr’s Brunswick Marriages p. 66)

 

07 Oct 1782 Judgment Nathaniel Hobbs V Thomas Poythress

Judgement granted Nathaniel Hobbs against Thomas Poythress.  Against 4500 lbs. tobacco with Interest from May 15, 1781

Bunswick County OB 8 Transcription BPB

 

28 Oct 1782 Court Order against the defs and Thomas Poythress as security for their appearance

 

Joseph Prince                                 Pl

 

                against                                     In Debt

 

Thomas Poythress & Clement Mallory

 

Conditional order against the defs & Thomas Poythress as security for their appearance.

Brunswick County Order Book 12, p. 460

 

 

00 Nov 1782 Court Order, Attachment on all estate of the defendant in hands of Thomas Poythress, et al.

 

Gideon Harris                                              pl

                                    Against                             {On an attachment

Thomas Wagnon                                                    def

 

The said attachment returned being executed on all estate of the defendant that might be in the hands of Thomas Poythress, Daniel Wagnon and Briggs Goodrich that they were summoned as garnishees and the defendant not appearing judgment is awarded against the said defendant for seven pounds with interest from the nineteenth day of June last due by bond, also for 3 pounds which the plaintiff made appear to be due on account and the books of the said Thomas Poythress and Daniel Wagnon declared as follows:  the said Daniel Wagnon made oath he had nothing of the deft’s in his hand and the said Thomas Poythress declared that he was indebted to the defendant the sum of 20 pounds with interest from the 24th August.  It is therefore ordered that the said Thomas Poythress do pay and satisfy this judgement and costs to the plaintiff.

 

(no year date on this document but it may be assumed that it follows the previous document by a short period, perhaps a month; i. e. from Oct, 1782)

Brunswick County Order Book No. 12, (1782?) no page number cited.

 

[note: the Poythress-Wagnon relationship has never been defined but has

considerable history; as late as the mid-1800’s Wagnons in Burke and

Green County, Georgia were naming sons with Poythress as a first or middle name.  It is speculated that the connection began when Thomas Wagnon m.

Frances Vaughn in 1748.  Vaughn’s mother was a Poythress and a son was named Thomas Poythress Wagnon.  It should probably also be speculated that there was something more than this to carry forward a “maiden” name

over a hundred years.  Wagnon researchers are at present working on this history, with as much lack of success as we have had.  MP]

 

00 Dec 1782 Court Order, Attachment on property of Thomas Poythress, Junr. in hands of Thomas Poythress, Daniel Wagnon, Benj. Jackson

 

Phillip Mallory                                              pl

                         against                                              As an attachment

Thomas Poythress Junr                     def

 

The said attachment being returned executed on a field of corn, a potato patch, and a parcel of fodder, and also on all the estate of the defendant that might be in the hands of Thomas Poythress, Daniel Wagnon, and Benjamin Jackson, that they were summoned as ganishees and the defendant not appearing on the motion of the plaintiff by his attorney, judgment is awarded him against the defendant for L 7.12.0 with interest from the ____  ____ and the _____ and it is ordered that the Sheriff do sell the attached affects and apply the money arising from the sale towards satisfying this judgment and the said Wagnon being sworn declared that he had in his possession a note of hand due from Amos Naring to the defendant for L 2.10.0 due on the 8th instant.  It is therefore ordered that the said Amos Naring do pay the same to the plaintiff towards satisfying the residue of this judgment and this attachment is continued for the other garnishees.

 

Notes:

 

1)     in the abbreviation following the name of Thomas Poythress it is unclear if this is Junr or Senr.  “Junr” appears the likelier text.  In any case, the use of a suffix at all indicates there were likely a Thomas Poythress father and son living in Brunswick County at this time.

 

2)     no year date is furnished in this document but it likely follows the previous court order by a short time, likely a matter of a month or more.

Brunswick County Court Orders, book ? 1782? (book of 1772-1774?)

 

00 000 1783 Thomas Poythress, Revolutionary War Service

 

Thomas Poythress is listed under “Co. Commissaries, Impressment Officers” for Revolutionary War Service; “Brunswick County, Virginia 1720-1975,” Gay Neale. (secondary source)

 

 

22 Sep 1783  Deed, John Morris to Meredith Poythress

 

This Indenture made this 22d Day of September one thousand seven hundred and eighty three between John Morris of the County of Brunswick in the state of Virginia of the one part and Meridith Poythress of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Morris for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Meridith Poythress the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith fully and entirely satisfyed hath granted bargained sold released and Confirmed and for himself and his heirs doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto said Meridith Poythress his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the said County and Containing by estimation fifty acres of Land be the same more or less and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a red oak on Eatons road on James Upchurches line, thence along the said line to a corner white oak thence along John Morris's line to a corner hickory thence along Zachariah Simns line to a corner red oak on Eatons road, and from thence along the said road to the beginning with all houses orchards gardens fences wood and underwoods water and water courses thereon standing growing and being with all profits commodities advantages and appurtenances also the reversion and reversion remainder and remainders and every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold the said granted land and premises unto the said Meridith Poythress his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Morris for himself and his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend the same unto the said Meridith Poythress his heirs or assigns Clear from all former sale gifts mortgages rights of dower and every other incumberance whatsoever In Witness whereof the assigned John Morris hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
                                                              his
signed sealed and delivered John + Morris (LS)
                                                             mark
in presence of us . . . . . . .

Brunswick County Court 22d September 1783

This Indenture was Acknowledged in Court by John Morris a partie thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Drury Stith Ct. C

Order Book 2, page 506-507, Brunswick County, Virginia

Transcription courtesy of Carol Morrison

 

28 Oct 1783 Stephen Neal V Thomas Poythress

Thomas Poythress ordered to recover 10L gold or silver

Brunswick County Order Book 8, Transcription BPB

 

 

24 Jul 1784 Will of James Upchurch….witness “….Meredith Poythress”

 

 

19 Apr 1785 Will of John Morrison, husband of Ann Poythress Morrison

 

Will of John Morison, dated the 19th day of April, 1785, and proved on August 10, 1790.  Wife, Ann Poythress Morison, whole estate. Makes reference that wife now with child. To brother, Alexander Morison, Plantation in Brunswick County and Warren County, North Carolina. To five sisters (not named). Brother, Theodorick Morison. Mentions land bought by his father of Ravenscroft. Wife, Anne, and her father, Richard Bland, Esq., with brother, David Morison, named as Executors. Will proved by the oaths of Edmand Ruffin, George Ruffin and John Batte, the witnesses thereto.

Deeds, etc. (1787-1792), p. 403, Prince George County, Virginia.

 

 

06 Nov 1787 Thomas Poythress witnesses indenture Randle-Dumbold

 

Indenture between Isham Randle and Edward Drumgold (both of Brunswick) for sale of land.  Thomas Poythress a witness.

Brunswick County Deed Book 14, p. 350

 

28 Jan 1788 Randle-Drumgold transaction proved by oath of Thomas Poytrass

Transaction above additionally proved by oath of Thomas Poytrass.

Brunswick County Deed Book 14, p. 350

 

22 Apr 1788 Additional witness to above transaction

Thomas Poythress and George Walton, witnesses to above transaction.

Brunswick County Deed Book 14, p. 350

 

28 Apr 1788 Thomas Cleaton m. Elizabeth Ann Barner

 

Thomas Cleaton, born 1750-60 in Virginia; married Elizabeth Ann Barner

April 28, 1788 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Thomas Cleaton’s daughter

Edith m. Meredith Poythress 24 Jul 1781.  Implication is that Edith Cleaton would be child of a former marriage.

 

00 000 1788 Brunswick County personal property tax

Shows Thomas Poythress with 1 tithe.

Brunswick County Personal Property Tax, book and page not cited.

 

 

30 Mar 1789 Thomas Poythress/St. Andrews Parish

 

Thomas Poythress for removing Henry Woodward”….meeting of the overseers of the Poor at the Court House….from St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book 1732-1797 of Brunswick County, Virginia. 

By William Lindsay Hopkins (abstracted from photocopies in the Library of Virginia)

 

12 Aug 1791 Indenture Thomas & Sally Clary sell 85 acres to Thomas Poythress

 

This indenture made this 12th day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety one between Thomas Clary of Brunswick County of the one part and Thomas Poythress of the same county of the other part.  Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of 37L to me in hand paid by the said Thomas Poythress the receipt whereof I doth hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain, sell, and confirm to the said Thomas Poythress and his heirs forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing 85 acres more or less lying and being in the county aforesaid and is bounded as follows……(detail description of land boundaries)…..  In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this day and date first above written. 

 

                                             Signed:                his

                                                                        Thomas x Clary

                                                                                    Mark

 

                                                                                      Her

                                                                           Sally    x  Clary

                                                                                     Mark

 

Brunswick County, Sept. 26, 1791

This indenture or bargain and sale was acknowledged by Thomas Clary thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.

                                                                        Teste: John Jones, CBC

Brunswick County Deed Book No. 15, p. 35

 

[note: the transaction above shows in the 1791 land tax records.  That deed was located and shows this Thomas with a wife named Martha (Patsey?).

It is not known whether the Thomas Sr. who owned 534 acres in 1782 in Brunswick is the same Thomas who owned 85 acres in that county in 1791. However, it seems that the Thomas who had a wife named Martha may be the Thomas who migrated to Burke County, Georgia.  See entry below for

14 Dec 1796.

 

 

09 Sep 1793 Wm. Poythress, et al. Report to court acknowledgement of deed by Mary Harrison

 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA To William Robertson John Baird & William Poythress Gentlemen Greeting whereas Edmund Harrison and Mary his wife of the County of Prince George by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 28th day of January 1793 have sold unto Joseph Baugh of the County of Brunswick the fee simple estate of six hundred and sixty four acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Mary Harrison cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . . to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance therefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before of the conveyance . . . and we therefore command you that you personally go to the said Mary & receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privately and apart from the said Edmund her husband . . . the 3rd day of July 1793. By virtue of this Commission to us directed we the subscribers have privily examined Mary Harrison the wife of the within named Edmund Harrison in manner and form as the said Commission requires and have received her acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed . . . Certifyed [sic] under our hands & seals this 12th day of August 1793. Signed by William Robertson and William Poythress. Brunswick County Court September 23rd 1793. This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & privy examination of Mary Harrison to an Indenture of Bargain and Sale from Edmund Harrison & Mary his wife to Joseph Baugh was returned together with a certificate of the execution thereof which is ordered to be recorded.

Brunswick County Deed Book 15, p. 425

 

04 28 1794 Thomas Poythress witness to Moseley-Bass indenture

 

This Indenture made this 20th day of March 1794 between Isaac Moseley & Selah his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and John Hicks Bass of the said County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty two pounds . . . doth . . . grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John Hicks Bass . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty two & 1/2 acres by estimation . . . lying and being in the County of Brunswick & bounded as follows Vizt. BEGINNING on Eaton's Road at a red oak thence S 34 W 9 chain 25 links along Moseley's line to a white oak corner thence N 76 W 9 ch. 40 links at an inside red oak corner thence S 29 W 18 ch. to a small saplin corner on Frederick Cooks line thence along sd. Cook's line N 61 W 10 ch. to a B. Jack corner thence along sd. Cooks line and Daniel Whites line N 10 W 65 ch. to a corner on said Whites line at the road thence along the road S 70 E 36 chains to B. Jack thence along Mosely line N 33 E 183 chs. to a B. Jack corner on Grief Harwells line thence S 6 E 12 ch. 75 links to hiccory [sic] corner on sd. Harwells line thence N __ E 621 ch. to a red oak corner on Bass's line thence S 30 1/2 E 675 chs. _____ sd. John Bass's line to turkey oak corner on Mosely's road thence S 84 E 102 ch. to the Beginning . . . Signed by Isaac Mosley and Selah Moseley (her mark) and witnessed by Jno. Gholson, Harrison Barner, and Thos. Poythress. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Isaac Moseley & Selah his wife of the one part and John Hicks Bass of the other part was acknowledged by the said Isaac to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.

Brunswick County Deed Book 15, p. 529

 

20 Aug 1795 Indenture Thomas Poythress to George Hicks, 85 acres

 

This Indenture Made this Twentieth day of August One thousand Seven hundred & ninety five Between Thomas Poythress of Brunswick County of the one part & George Hicks of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds Current Money of Virginia to me in Hand paid by the said George Hicks the Receipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledge have Bargained & sold & Confirmed & by these presents doth Bargain, sell & Confirm unto the said George Hicks & his Heirs forever One certain Tract or parcel of Land containing eighty five Acres more or less lying & being in the County aforesaid & is bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at Wesson's Corner white Oak on Rattle snake Creek the white oak being down have made a Corner of a Hickory thence by his line to a Corner Hiccory thence by George Hearn's Line West to a Corner Red Oak on John Sewards line thence by the said John Sewards Line to a Corner sweet Gum on the said Creek as aforesaid thence by the Meanders of the said Creek to the Beginning To have & to hold the said Land & other premises to the said George Hicks & his heirs forever against the Claim & Demand of him the said Thomas Poythress & his Heirs forever against the Claim of every other person or persons forever unto the said George Hicks & to his Heirs forever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & date first above written.
Sealed Signed & Delivered
In the presents of Thos. Poythress (LS)
Christr. Thrower
Henry Mangum
Brunswick County Court Septr. 28 1795
James Harrison Jr. This Indenture of Bargain & sale
Jno. Green was acknowledged by Thomas
Poythress party thereto to be his act & Deed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste
CB Jones CBC

Deed Book 16, pages 165, 166, Brunswick County, Virginia

 

 

14 Dec 1796/7  Court Order requiring waver of dower rights by Martha Poythress for sale of 85 acres to George Hicks (described above)

 

 

Writ & Certification – Thomas Poythress (Martha) to George Hicks (1796/7)

The Commonwealth of Virginia to James Fletcher and Thomas Washington gentlemen Justices of Brunswick County Greeting whereas Thomas Poythress and Martha his wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing date the 28th Day of August 1795 have sold and conveyed unto George Hicks eighty five acres of Land with the appertenances lying & being in the County of Brunswick and whereas the said Martha cannot conveniently travel to our County Court of Brunswick to make acknowledgment of the said Conveyance. Wherefore we do give unto you or any two or more of you, power to Recieve the acknowledgment which the said Martha shall be willing to make before you of the Conveyance aforesaid Contained in the said Indenture which is hereunto annexed And we do therefore command you, that you do personally go to the said Martha & recieve her acknowledgment of the same, and examine her privily and apart from the said Thomas her husband, whether she doth the same freely and Voluntarily without his persuasions or Threats and whether she be willing that the same should be Recorded in our County Court of Brunswick aforesaid And when you have recieved her acknowledgments & Examined her as aforesaid that you distinctly, plainly and openly Certify us thereof in our said County Court under your hands & Seals sending then there the said Indenture and this Writ Witness Charles B Jones clerk of our said Court at the Court House this 14th day of Decr. 1796 In the 21st year of the Commonwealth.
CB Jones
By Virtue of this Commission to us directed we the Subscribers have privily examined Martha Poythress wife of the within named Thomas Poythress in manner & form as the said Commission requires & have Recieved the acknowledgment of the Indenture hereunto annexed, which said Indenture she acknowledged freely & Voluntarily without his persuasions or threats and that she was willing the same should be recorded in the County Court of Brunswick Certifyed under our hands & Seales this 17th day of January 1797.
Jas. Fletcher (LS)
Thos. Washington (LS)

Brunswick County Court January 23rd 1797
This Commission for taking the acknowledgment & Privy examination of Martha Poythress wife of Thos Poythress to an Indenture of bargain and sale between Thos Poythress & Martha his wife of the one part & George Hicks of the other part was returned together with a certificate of the Execution thereof is ordered to be recorded
Teste
CB Jones CBC

Deed Book 16, page 396, 397, Brunswick County, Virginia

(http://www.rootsweb.com/vabrunsw/hicks/deeds/poythre2.htm)

 

 

00 000 1807 Brunswick County, VA Personal Prop. Tax Rolls  1782-1807

 

No appearances, suggesting that Thomas & Meredith Poythress had immigrated to Georgia.  However, it is not likely that they would have appeared on personal property tax records anyway since they consisted primarily of slave holdings.

 

15 Dec 1821 Willis Poythress m. Polly Brown

Surety: John Brown

Brunswick Marriages, 1750-1853 Vogt & Kethley

 

29 Jan 1828 James Poythress m. Catharine Preston

Surety: James Preston

Brunswick Marriages, 1750-1853 Vogt & Kethley

 

14 May 1835 Will of Joshua Preston

 

In the name of God, Amen. I Joshua Preston do hereby will and bequeath unto James E. Poythress his aires or assigns all my whole real estate and personal including my pension as a soldier of the revolutionary war and do hereby appoint the Said James E. Poythress the Sole and Whole executor of this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal this the 14th day of May, 1835.

                                                                        Joshua X Preston (Seal)

Test

Witness Goodwyn L. Overby X 25 May 1835

              James Malone X 25 May 1835

                Andrew B. Overby 

                Sherwood Smith X 25 May 1835

Brunswick County Court May 25th 1835.

The Last will and Testament of Joshua Preston was

Proved by the oaths of Goodwyn Overby, James Malone

& Sherwood Smith the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded.

(WB Citation needed)

 

19 Jun 1861 Death of Rebecca L. Stanley

 

Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics Reel 5; Deaths Brunswick; 1861-1896, 1861 p. 60, l. 96: Rebecca L. Stanley; W; F; 19 June 1861; of measles; age 52; b. Brunswick; d. Brunswick; parents L(ewis) and R(ebecca) Portus (sic); spouse of Benj. Stanley; no source stated.

 

20 Jun 1861 Death of Benjamin L. Stanley

 

Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics Reel 5; Deaths Brunswick; 1861-1896, 1861 p. 60, l. 97 Benjamin L. Stanley; W; M; 20 June 1861; of measles; age 23; b. Brunswick d. Brunswick; parents Benj. and R(ebecca) L. Stanley, unmarried; source Benj. Stanley father.

 

6 Aug 1867 Death of James W. Stanley

 

Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics Reel 5; Deaths Brunswick; 1861-1896, 1867 p. 88, l. 53 James W. Stanley; W; M; 6 August 1867; typhoid fever; age 20; b. not stated; d. Brunswick; parents B(enjamin) and R(ebecca); did not get marital status; source B. Stanley father.

 

11 Jun 1868 Death of Gertrude Stanley

 

Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics Reel 5; Deaths Brunswick; 1861-1896, 1868 p. 90, l. 15 Gertrude Stanley; W; F; 11 June 1868; of s_____; age 8 months; b. Mecklenburg d. Brunswick; parents John and Lucy Stanley, source Benj. Stanley grandfather.

 

(notes: above Stanley information transcribed from film at Library of Virginia by Beatrice Poythress Baird and Lyn P. Baird.  Continuation of this family line will be found in Mecklenburg County records)

 

21 Nov 1877 James D. Poythress m. Lucy Mosely, Brunswick County

Source:  Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, Marriage Index, Husbands,

1870-1879).

 

14 Dec 1890 J. A. Poythress m. Martha Lynch, Brunswick County

Source: ibid.

 

08 Jan 1899 Leon L. Poythress m. Mary E. Lambert, Brunswick County

Source: ibid.

 

00 000 1936-1944 Brunswick County, VA, General Index to Wills, etc. Vol. A (1732-1948)

 

Name                                                  Item                 Yr         Vol.     Folio

Poythress, A. J.                               Will                  1936   24       428

Poythress, Martha L.                     Will                  1943   25          19

Poythress, W. T.                             Will                  1944   25          34

Poythress, W. T.                 List of Heirs               1944   25          56

 

(note: this document would tend to confirm the conclusion that no

Poythresses remained in Brunswick County in the period late 1700’…or made a will if they did…supporting the belief that Thomas Poythress and

Meredith Poythress, appearing in Brunswick County, Virginia land tax records of 1784, 1785, and 1792 were likely father and son who immigrated to Burke/Screven Counties, GA at or about this time.)