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17. REBECCA FLYNN was born about 1780 in Surry County, North Carolina.41 She died after 1830 at the age of 50 in Monroe County, Kentucky.41,42

The following Flynns are found in Morgan Co IL in 1830 along with Arche Poindexter, Dorothy & her husband Richard Jones & some of Richard's sisters and their husbands. I would speculate these are nephews of Rebecca: Zadoc W. Flynn, William Flynn, and Josiah Flynn, all between 30 and 40 years of age with probable spouses and small children.

REBECCA FLYNN and ARCHIBALD PLEDGE POINDEXTER were married on 12 September 1800 in Surry County, North Carolina.23,43 ARCHIBALD PLEDGE POINDEXTER20,42,43,44, son of THOMAS POINDEXTER and ELIZABETH PLEDGE, was born about 1780 in Surry County, North Carolina.41 He served in the military in 1812 at 2nd Co. detached 2nd Regt, Surry Co, NC in War of 1812.43 He died before 1842 at the age of 62 in Monroe County, Kentucky.14,42,43,45

Surry Co NC Deed Abstracts G&H 1795-1800I
Carol Leonard Snow 1995
DB H, p.353 [ca 1797-98] Jonathan Sprinkle & Archa Poindexter witness deed of Benjamin Hutchens to Thomas Hutchens 39a South Fork Forbushes Crk on Orebank Road along the road to pine at Scott's Path. Ack by Benj Hutchens

Married Rebecca Flynn.
Bondsman: J. G. Poindexter. (Probably John George, brother of Archibald) Copy of bond has signatures only, text never filled in. Arche Poindexter to Rebecker Flinn September 12, 1800. Witness: J. G. Poindexter. Test: Jno. Williams

1800 Census, Surry Co NC, p.681. Archab. Poindexter 1m 16-26, 1f under 10, 1 f 16-26.

The PDA database also shows a daughter Belinda, born ca 1818 - perhaps she did not survive since nothing else is known about her. Note: she is in family files, has having married Daniel H. Combs.

Surry Co NC County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Vol III, 1801-1804
Iris M. Harvey & Agnes M. Wells 1992
Wed 10 Feb 1801
p.4 Bill of sale from Thomas Poindexter to Geo. Pettit proved on oath of Archebald Poindexter and ordered recorded.

1810 Census, Surry Co NC, p.673
Arcabald Poindexter. 3m under 10 [only Archibald & William known to have been born before 1810], 1m 26-45 [Archibald himself]. 2f under 10 [Dorothy & Elizabeth], 1f 10-16 [unknown], 1f 26-45 [Rebecca]
There seem to be two extra children living with the family.

Served War of 1812. 2nd Co. detached 2nd Surry Regt., 8th Regt. N.C.
On is the Register book "Records of Men Enlisted in the U.S. Army Prior to the Peace Establishment May 17, 1815".
Entry 197 is Archibald Arche Poindexter, Pvt. 21st Reg. under Capt. Jas. H. Campbell. He was 5'9" tall, dark hair, dark eyes, dark complexion, age 31. A Blacksmith by trade. Born at McMinville, Surry Co NC. He enlisted 20 Jun 1814 at McMinville, W. Tenn. under Lt. Woodward in June; it appears his enlistment was to expire June 19 1819, five years of service. The Remarks that accompany these entries are almost all abbreviations, meanings obscure to say the least. Seems to be almost a quarterly report similar to the service cards showing whether or not a soldier was present and paid. I can find that on most occasions he was "present". He was Transferred to a detachment of Infantry Dec 23, 1815. He was doing duty as an artillerist at one point. He was Discharged at Ft. Gadsden Jun 19/19 [1819?], term expired, see pending case.

Moved to Monroe County KY before 1820. There is also a James Poindexter present in that county.

Other families are known to have come to the Cumberland/Monroe Co area - Jesse Scott, John Coe [1811], some of the Flynns.

9 Feb 1813 Overton Co TN Archibald Poindexter of Cumberland Co KY bought 136 acres from Samson Williams of Jackson Co TN. $100. In Overton Co; begin at mulberry on the state line. Rec. Sep Term 1814, Overton Co TN DB C, p.248

p.213 1820 Monroe Co Census: Arche Poindexter. 1m under 10 [John T.], 2m 10-16 [Micajah & William]; 1m 18-26 [Archibald Thomas]; 1m 26-45 [Archie]; 2f -10; [ Malinda & Meriam] 2f 10-16 [Elizabeth & Dorothy]; 1f 16-26 [?]; 1f 26-45 [Rebecca] Close neighbors include Loflin Flin and Claybourne Jones.

19 Aug 1827 Overton Co TN Archibald Poindexter of Monroe Co KY bought 100 acres from Samson Williams for a valuable consideration and $5. Land in Overton Co TN on waters of Kettle Creek, begin on State line, with State line; corner to said Poindexter.
Overton DB F, p.376

p.400 1830 Monroe Co KY Census. A. Pointdexter. 2m 10-15 [John & Zadock]; 1m 15-20 [Micajah]; 1m 40-50 [Archie]; 1f 40-50 [Rebecca]. A young Poindexter (Initial R? - young Archibald?) is two households away - he and a female both are 20-29; no children.

1830 Tithables as published in TRACES, published by the SoCentral KY Hist & Gen Society:
Archibald Poindexter 100
James Poindexter 100

KY Land Office Warrant #5762
Thos. B. Monroe for 1449 acres due in consideration of unsatisfied Warrant #4790 - 21 May 1821
17 Aug 1821 - Surveyed 100 acres for Ben Maxey & 1097 ½ acres for S. Wilson, S.M.C.
On Back Tho. B. Monroe. 1,449 Acres Exchanged Warrant #5762
Application 15 Jun 1821 - Saml Wilson SMC
50 acres assigned to Thomas Bishop 3 Apr 1822. Signed: Saml. Wilson
50 acres assigned to Arche Poindexter 30 Apr 1822. Signed: Saml. Wilson
50 acres to Daniel Murley 6 May 1822. Signed: Saml. Wilson
100 acres assigned to B. C. Maxey 4 Jul 1821. Signed: T.B.Monroe
150 acres assigned to Saml Wilson. Thompskinsville 25 Apr 1822 Signed: Jos. G. Hardin
Surveyed for Arche Poindexter assignee of Samuel Wilson, Assinee of Jos. G. Hardin, Assignee of Thomas B. Monroe ...50 acres in Monroe County. South Fork of Kittle Creek ...Begin on north side of Creek in the State Line ...down the creek the line of sd Poindexter thence with his line. Surveyed 1 May 1822. Saml. Wilson S.M.C.
John Martin & Thomas Jones C.C.& H.K. Arche Poindexter
[Sketch shows property to be shaped like an L]
John Adair, Esq. Governor. Warrant #5762 is granted to Arche Poindexter assee of Samuel Wilson, assee of Joseph G. Hardin who was assee of Thomas B. Monroe. 50 acres. [Same description as survey] 3 Dec 1822.
[NOTES: Thomas Jones doesn't show up in the Census until 1830 (age 20-29) so likely a young neighbor helping with the survey. Found only one possible location on present day map for this land: Smith Creek which flows into Kettle Creek could be called a "South Fork" of Kettle, as it flows SW out of Kettle, down into Clay Co TN and then back up and briefly along the KY-TN state line just inside the division of Monroe and Cumberland Counties. There is a "north side of the creek in the state line". Arche already owned other lands prior to this survey.]

Kentucky Land Warrant #7261
To Christo. Cheatham. 50 acres.
Satisfied in full for Arche Poindexter 4 Feb 1822. Saml. Wilson SMG 5 Nov 1821
On back: Christo. Chatham 50 acres #7261 Application Jan 28 1822.
Assigned unto James W. Taylor 28 Jan 1822. Signed: C. Cheatham
I assign the within unto Arche Poindexter this 31st of Jan 1822. J. W. Taylor
Surveyed for Arche Poindexter Assignee of James W. Taylor assignee of C. Cheatham. 50 acres in Monroe Co. KY Land Warrant #7261. 50 acres. Begin ...corner to said Poindexter. [no permanent landmarks in description] Surveyed Feb 5, 1922. Saml. Wilson SMC
John Coe & Wm. Barry C.C. & H.K. A. Poindexter M.
On back: Recd. 5 December 1827
[Sketch shows rectangular shaped tract]
Joseph Desha, Esq. Governor. KY Land Office Warrant #7261 ..50 acres unto Arche Poindexter assee of James W. Taylor assee of C. Cheatham. County of Monroe. ...sugar tree corner to said Poindexter. 5 June 1828.
[NOTES: John Coe's daughter Fannie married Arche Poindexter's oldest son Archibald Thomas Poindexter. William Berry is two households away from Arche Poindexter in 1820 Census. This tract fits neatly into the parcel warranted by Thomas B. Monroe.and is surrounded by it on two sides. But Arche may have owned property prior to this one, too, as it touches a corner of his.]

KY Land Warrant #8450
100 Acres to James Armstrong 14 May 1822 50 acres satisfd. M. M. Foster R half
Satisfied in full 19 Jun 1822. Saml Wilson SMC
On back: J. Armstrong 100 Acres Warrant #8450
Application June 3 1822. Saml Wilson SMC
50 acres to William Jones and 50 acres to Archey Poindexter Jun 17 1822 James Armstrong.
Survey for Arche Poindexter assignee of James Armstrong 50 acres in Monroe County. KY Land Warrant #840 on the waters of Kittle Creek. Begin ....corner to Moses Davis 50 acres survey and in the line of said Davis 200 acre survey ...corner to Davis 200 acre survey and in the line of his 25 acre survey ...with another of his lines. Surveyed June 19, 1822. Saml Wilson SMC
James Armstrong, William Jones C.C. & H.K. Moses Davis M.
[Sketch of survey reveals irregular shape]
Warrant in Regest. Office with a Survey in the name of William Jones. S. Wilson
On Back: Recd. 5 Dec 1827.
Jos. Desha, Esq. Governor. KY Land Warrant #8450 granted unto Arche Poindexter assee of James Armstrong ....50 acres by survey dated 17 Jun 1822 in Monroe on water of Kettle Creek. [Same description, bounded by Davis seemingly on several sides] 5 Jun 1828.
[NOTES: Moses Davis is the household immediately above that of Arche Poindexter in the 1820 Monroe Co Census. William Jones is a few households away.]

KY Land Warrant #8352
100 acres to Lemuel Stockton 26 Apr 1822 Satisfied May 15, 1822. Saml Wilson SMC
On back: Lemuel Stockton 100 acres Warrant #8352 Application May 13, 1822
I assign the within Warrant to Daniel Murly Junr. 14 May 1822. Lemuel Stockton
I assign fifty acres to John Coe 15 May 1822. Daniel (hisXmark) Murly Junr.
I assign fifty acres to James Armstrong 15 May 1822. Daniel (hisXmark) Murly
Test: Samuel Wilson
Survey for James Armstrong Assignee of Daniel Murley assignee of Lemuel Stockton 50 acres in Monroe Co. KY Land Warrant #8352 lying on Kettle Creek and adjoining the land of said James Armstrong & Moses Davis. ...line of Moses Davis & corner to Armstrong ..with Davis line the line of Daniel Murley, thence with Murley line said Murley with another of his lines ...line of James Armstrong to beginning. May 18, 1822. Saml. Wilson SMC
John Coe & James Logan C.C. & H.K. Daniel Murley M.
Survey has sketch - property is L shaped
On back
James Armstrong crossed out and Arche Poindexter written in.
50 Acres. Recd 22 Jan 1844
For value recd. I assign the within plan and Certificate of Survey to Arche Poindexter Oct 26, 1833. James Armstrong Teste: Wm. H. Man/Meran
Robert P. Letcher Esq. Governor. Part of Land Warrant #8352 granted to Arche Poindexter assee of James Armstrong assee of Samuel Stockton. 50 acres surveyed 15 May 1822 in Monroe Co on Kettle Creek [same description as survey] 22 Jul 1844.
[NOTE: Likely Arche Poindexter was already deceased when this grant finally obtained, or possibly, this grant is to the son Archibald Pledge Poindexter who married Fannie Coe.]

Poindexter GEDCOM says he died Aug 1843. Pettit book says he tried to cross a swollen river in Kentucky and drowned. DAR application gives a death date of 21 Aug 1843.




Archibald Thomas POINDEXTER.






William Archibald "Arche" POINDEXTER.



Elizabeth POINDEXTER46,47 was born on 29 October 1808 in Surry County, North Carolina.45

Married Samuel Smith 12 Jul 1826. Samuel b. 21 Mar 1803 NC, d. 1 May 1868.

Family in 1850 Monroe Co KY Census on p.392, household 330 & next door to Micajah Poindexter. Samuel age 47, Elizabeth age 42 and probably 6 of their children. John 23, Rebecca 21, Arch'd 20, Jane 17, Martha 15, and William, age 5. Another Arch Poindexter, age 16 lives with them; he's possibly a nephew, son of Elizabeth's brother Archibald Thomas who was at this time living in Overton Co TN [this son not listed with his family in TN]

The Poindexter book lists two more children, George b. 1837 & d. 1844 and Sally b. 1838, d. 1840 who were not alive for the 1850 census. The child William, born 1845, isn't in the book.



William Micajah "Cage" POINDEXTER.






Belinda/Malinda POINDEXTER was born in 1816. She died in 1875 at the age of 59 in Monroe County, Kentucky.

Married Daniel Combs.



John Thomas POINDEXTER48,49 was born on 3 January 1818 in Turkey Neck Bend, Monroe County, Kentucky.45 He died on 9 February 1893 at the age of 75 in Howe, Grayson County, Texas.45

Wife was Mary, probably Mary Embree, dau of Benjamin Embree.

Found in 1850 Monroe Co Census: John Poindexter, age 36; wife Mary age 35; children are Colby, age 5, Simeon age 4, and Thomas age 1. Benjamin Embree, age 18 and Sarah Embree, age 52, b. SC also live in the household.
The family moved to Howe, Grayson Co, TX, to live near John's brother Micajah.
John was in prison for two years during the Civil War.

He is buried Hall Cemetery, Howe, Grayson Co TX, as is his wife Mary. She was born 1 Jan 1815, died 26 Jun 1903.



Zadock Wright POINDEXTER.



Josiah POINDEXTER50,51 was born about 1822 in Monroe County, Kentucky.45 He died on 18 March 1866 at the age of 44 in Dent County, Missouri.45

Not a proven child of Archibald Pledge and Rebecca. Circumstantial by date of birth; does not fit other lines. He was born in Monroe Co KY; Archibald Thomas Poindexter named a son Josiah; Josiah moved to Missouri where at least two of the sons of Archibald Pledge Poindexter had moved.
Married Nancy Craddock on 8 Sep 1842 in Crawford, MO.

No Josiah was listed as a child of Archibald and Rebecca in William Arche Poindexter's application to the Eastern Cherokee Rolls, Case #7282. He did list a Joseph. However William A. also listed a Robert [there wasn't one] and omitted Archibald Thomas, Dorothy, Elizabeth, and John. I would say a very unreliable list.

1860 Census. Dent Co MO, Hh 520
Josiah Poindexter 28, b. KY
Nancy, 35, b. KY
Thomas 14, b. MO. George, 12, b. MO, Robert 10, b. MO. Margret, 6, b. MO. William, 6 months, b. MO

Josiah is buried Tune Cemetery, Salem, Dent Co, MO

Children listed in FindAGrave post are:
William Archie, b. 21 Dec 1859
Thomas W. (Joseph?) b. after 1842
George W., b. 1848
Robert S./F., b. 31 Mar 1851
John Bailey, b. 13 Aug 1853
Margaret A., 28 Mar 1856