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19. Miriam FLYNN was born on 6 February 1786 in Surry County, North Carolina.6 She died on 26 November 1818 at the age of 32 in Surry County, North Carolina.6

Exact date of death found in Poindexter Descendants Association, INc. "Newsletter"; Vol XVIII, Number 4, Oct 1999., p.17.

Miriam FLYNN and Robert Alexander POINDEXTER were married on 27 September 1806 in Surry County, North Carolina.23,43,55 Robert Alexander POINDEXTER, son of THOMAS POINDEXTER and ELIZABETH PLEDGE, was born on 14 July 1788 in Surry County, North Carolina.55 He died on 5 April 1842 at the age of 53 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.43,55

Robert had 17 children by his two wives.

Benjamin Pettit was bondsman for the marriage of Robert & Miriam Flynn.
Charlotte Pettit, widow of Benjamin Pettit who was was bondsman for Robert A.'s first marriage was his 2nd wife. Bondsman for this marriage was Thomas Apperson.


Surry Co NC Overseers of Roads 1807-1833
Agnes M. Wells & Carol L. Snow 1991
p.11 Nov Term 1809 Robert Poindexter in room of Isaac Davis from Crossroad to Dill's Creek


1810, Surry Co NC
Robert Poindexter. 1m 16-26, 1f under 10, 1f 16-26.

1820, Surry Co NC, Capt. John G. Poindexter's District
Robert Poindexter. 3m under 10. 1m 26-45. 4f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45

Robert is buried in Poindexter Cemetery, near the Yadkins River, Bailey Bottoms, Yadkin County, along with both of his wives.

Miriam FLYNN and Robert Alexander POINDEXTER had the following children:

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Thomas POINDEXTER was born on 5 May 1807 in Surry County, North Carolina.56 He died on 18 May 1807 at the age of 0 in Surry County, North Carolina.56

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Ann A. "Nancy" POINDEXTER56 was born on 1 April 1809 in Surry County, North Carolina.56 She died on 14 November 1881 at the age of 72.56

Married William Hartgrave 10 Aug 1839.

A daughter of Ann and William Hartgrave, Bettie A. Martin, applied to the Dawes Commission, 22 Aug 1896, for enrollment as a Cherokee through Betty Pledge Poindexter. She also listed her children: Victoria C. Johnson married to T. R. Johnson, Cornelia A. married to E.M. Windsor, and Stella F., and Ethel B. unmarried.
1900 Census. East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC, Hh 223
Doctor [his given name, not profession] A. Martin, b. Mar 1836, age 64, married 33 years, b. NC
Bettie A., b. Apr 1846, age 54, lists she had 1 child, 1 living, but that's the daughter still at home, she may have misunderstood the question. I did not find Victoria or Cornelia in the census.
Ethel B., dau, b. Jun 1889, age 10.
Winston Twp, Forsyth Co NC, Hh 5
Thomas R. Johnson, b. May 1863, age 37, married 14 yr, b. NC
Victoria E., wife, b. Apr 1868, age 32, 3 children, 2 living, b. NC
McKenzial, son, b. Dec 1889, age 10. Georgia M., dau, b. Jan 1893, age 7.

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Elizabeth Caroline POINDEXTER.

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Francis A. POINDEXTER56 was born on 5 February 1813 in Surry County, North Carolina.56

Married Patience Sprinkle, Stokes County on 14 Dec 1843. Will dated 1 Aug 1844.

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Rebecca POINDEXTER56 was born on 11 March 1815 in Surry County, North Carolina.56 She died in March 1892 at the age of 77.56

Married (1) Austin Truelove 25 May 1836, Surry Co as his second wife; she married (2) Jacob Jester. Buried with Jacob in Anti-Slavery Friends Cemetery, Westfield, IN. Moved to IN in 1859.

An account of the family in The Heritage of Yadkin Co, states that she was married three times - that the second husband was Francis Apperson, Jester being the third.

The Poindexter book has only the two marriages.

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Martha Milner "Patty" POINDEXTER56 was born on 29 September 1816 in Surry County, North Carolina.56 She died on 22 July 1872 at the age of 55 in Rockford, Surry County, North Carolina.56

Married Henry C. Bray 27 Jan 1834, Surry Co NC.

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Archibald Pledge POINDEXTER56 was born on 13 July 1818 in Surry County, North Carolina.56 He died on 23 October 1870 at the age of 52.56

Married Elizabeth Ann Ward. Lived in Yadkin Co NC.
Archibald is buried Poindexter Cemetery, near Yadkin River, Bailey Bottoms, Yadkin Co
His stone reads 1818-1870 and spells his name as Archiball.
Elizabeth is buried at the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery near East Bend, 1823-1912
He married (2) Melinda Spease and (3) Betsy Long.

His son William W. Poindexter applied for Cherokee enrollment, the Dawes Commission, 24 Aug 1896. William also applied for his children: Lula, Lillie, Wiley, Henry, & Charley.
1900 Census. Forbush Twp, Yadkin Co, NC, Hh 73
William W. Poindexter, b. Mar 1849, age 51, married 28 years, b. NC
Addie W., wife, b. Feb 1854, age 56, has had 6 children, 4 are living., b. NC
Laura L., dau, b. Mar 1875, age 25. William H., son, b. Oct 1879, age 20.
Charley C., son, b. Oct 1886, age 13.
Ruby M. Simpson, gdau, b. Oct 1897, age 2.
The Poindexter book shows that Lula Poindexter married 1895 to Wm Hartman Simpson, she died of typhoid, 29 Nov 1898 - Ruby her only child. Wiley was gone from home and married in Dec of 1900.

Another son, Hiram P. Poindexter, applied on the same day as William. He listed only one child, Carrie who was unmarried. Hiram was in the next household in the 1900 census.
Forbush Twp, Yadkin Co, NC, Hh 74
Hiram P. Poindexter, b. Jan 1859, age 41, married 21 years.
Alice M., wife, b. Apr 1857, age 43.
They had a housekeeper, E. Phillips, age 25.
Carrie had married William Taylor, and they lived in Hh 75
William H. Taylor, b. Jan 1873, age 27, married 2 years
Carrie L., b. Mar 1879, age 21, 1 child
Hiram A., son, b. Jul 1898, age 1.

Daughters Augusta A. Jones and Mary E. Turner applied together on 22 Aug 1896, Yadkin Co. They said their father was A. Pledge Poindexter, son of Robert Poindexter
Augusta A. had married J. S. Jones and had children: Wm A., M. Alma, Elizabeth, J. Lanier, Maud, and Gladys Jones
Mary E. had married J. A. Turner and had children: Adelbert F., Avery E., Eva B., Richard A., R. F., M. Lula, and E. Pledge Turner
1900 Census. Little Yadkin Twp, Yadkin Co NC, Hh 81
Joseph S. Jones, b. Dec 1845, age 54, married 29 years, farmer
August, wife, b. Dec 1852, age 47, 8 children, 6 living
William A., son, b. Sep 1871, age 28. Alma, dau, b. Jun 1876, age 23.
Elizabeth, dau, b. Jun 1878, age 21. Lanier, son, b. Aug.1886, age 13.
Maud, dau, b. Oct 1888, age 11. Gladys, dau, b. Jan 1892, age 8
Also in Little Yadkin Twp, Hh 19
John A. Turner, b. Feb 1846, age 54, married 24 years, farmer
Mary E., wife, b. Mar 1857, age 43, married 21 years, 8 children, all living
Eva B., dau, b. Dec 1882, age 17. Richard, son, b. Apr 1885, age 15.
Robert F., son, b. Jun 1888, age 11. Mary L., dau, b. Dec 1892, age 7.
Ester P. [Pledge], dau, b. Dec 1895, age 4. Lillian, dau, b. Jan 1899, age 1