This project was an attempt to locate, using the US Federal Census, Poythresses of various spellings, or should I say, misspellings.
The source for this project, is the Search Engine and Census Images at Ancestry.com . I used phonetics, to do a surname search, of Ancestry's database. I thought of ways the name could possibly be pronounced and ways I have heard it pronounced or mispronounced, thus coming up with a variety of ways it could be spelled. I then typed the spelling into the search field, to see if the database had anyone by that spelling. If it did, then I would go to the census page, where it was located. In many instances, I did do a page by page search of the images, if I was looking for a particular Poythress , and the search engine was unable to locate them.
I am NOT SAYING, that all of these people, are in fact Poythresses, I leave that entirely to the individual Researcher.
I am also, NOT SAYING, that these are all the Poythresses , who have ever been in the census. However, I do think this is a good representation of the different branches.
This project will be posted in stages and will eventually cover all states, in the US.
For simplicity and due to the length of this project, I have eliminated some repetitive parts, of the census data.
Any notes in ( ) are mine.
Question Marks ? - in many instances the census pages were in bad shape and hard to read. All ?'s mean, that is the best I could make out the spelling or information on the census page. In some cases, all there will be is a ? , meaning I could not even render, a guess.
F - Female
OFP - Other Free Persons
FCP - Free Colored Persons
Mu/Mul - Mulatto
Neg. - Negro
E. Em. Emp. - Employer/Employee
Gr. - Grand
Gen. - General
I hope this project helps some of you, fill in a blank or two, on some of your Ancestors.
Elaine Criddle - 2003