Mary is said to have carried letters through the Revolutionary War lines and is listed as a Patriot in the DAR lineage books. However, the proof is no long to be found and this connection has been disallowed.
Mary Wentworth "Polly" POINDEXTER and Jesse RIDINGS were married on 16 December 1805 in Surry County, North Carolina.6,23,33 Jesse RIDINGS, son of John RIDINGS and Polly GENTRY, was born in 1777.59 He died in 1863 at the age of 86.59
Surry County Marriage book gave date of 16 Dec 1804. William Phillips, bondsman.
Jesse bought his mother-in-law's slaves at her estate sale for a total of £400. Not named. It also appears he bought her Bible.
1820 Census, Surry Co, NC, Dist of Capt. T. Poindexter, p.334
Mary Wentworth "Polly" POINDEXTER and Jesse RIDINGS had the following children:
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