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30. John George W. "Stumpy" "Jack" POINDEXTER68 was born on 8 August 1778 in Surry County, North Carolina.33 He died on 4 October 1863 at the age of 85.23

Surry Co NC Overseers of Roads 1807-1833
Agnes M. Wells & Carol L. Snow 1991
p.9 Feb Term 1809 John G. Poindexter road from Dills Creek to Poindexter's Ferry on the Yadkin R
p.13 Feb Term 1810 John George Poindexter on road from Crossroads to the Yellow Banks or Poindexter's Ferry


1800, Surry Co NC
John Poindexter. 1m under 10. 1m 26-45. 1f 16-26.


Surry Co NC County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Vol III, 1801-1804
Iris M. Harvey & Agnes M. Wells 1992
Tues 14 Feb 1804
Deed from John Poindexter to Wm Apperson acknowledged by Poindexter and ordered recorded.
Deed from Jesse Lester to John Poindexter ack'd by Lester and ordered recorded..

1810 Census. Surry Co NC
John G. Poindexter: 2m under 10, 1m 26-45, 2f under 10, 1f 26-45.

1820, Surry Co. NC Capt. John G. Poindexter's Dist
John W. S. Poindexter 1m under 10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-18, 3m 16-26, 1m over 45
1f uner 10, 2f 10-26, 1f age 45.

1830, Surry Co NC
John J. Poindexter, age 50-60. 2 males 20-30 still at home. At least one of them probably married with children.
1f -5, 1f 10-15, 2f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 50-60.

A John G. Poindexter is listed in 1840, but a huge blot or tear covers all information.

1850, Surry Co NC, p.244, Hh 1203
John G. Poindexter, age 71, b. NC. Sarah, age 70, b. NC
All others in the household born in NC:
Elizabeth C. McC. age 46.
Sarah E. Trulove, age 20, Martha C. Trulove, age 16, John G. Trulove, age 18. [grandchildren]

1860, Yadkin Co NC, East Bend P.O., p.82, Hh 616
John G. Poindexter, age 81. Elizabeth M. age 58. Comilla Mosler, 20, domestic.

Elizabeth Poindexter, daughter of John & Sarah, is believed to have died unmarried.
Martha "Patsy" Poindexter, another daughter, married Austin Truelove - she died 1833; her children apparently lived with their grandparents.

John George W. "Stumpy" "Jack" POINDEXTER and Sarah JAMES were married on 29 January 1801 in Stokes County, North Carolina.23,47 Sarah JAMES, daughter of John JAMES, was born on 16 December 1779 in North Carolina. She died on 10 February 1859 at the age of 79.59

The latest Poindexter book gives her name as Susan, not Sarah, NC marriage bonds definitely says Sarah. She was the daughter of John James.

John George W. "Stumpy" "Jack" POINDEXTER and Sarah JAMES had the following children:

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Martha "Patsy" POINDEXTER68 was born on 25 February 1802. She died on 1 November 1833 at the age of 31.

Patsy married Austin Truelove, Mar. 1826. Several of her descendants submitted their applications as Eastern Cherokees; all were rejected.

1830 Census. Surry Co, NC
Austin Trulove: 1m under 5, 2 males age 15-20. 1f under 5. 1f age 20-30.

1840 Census. Surry Co, NC
Austin Trulove: 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40. 1f under 5. 1f 20-30.

By 1850, both Austin and Martha Poindexter Truelove had died. I found three of their children in the household of John G. Poindexter, age 71, in Surry Co NC; he was their grandfather
John G's wife was Sarah, age 70. Living with them were:
Elizabeth C. M. C., age 46 [presumably Poindexter, daughter who never married]
Sarah E. Trulove, age 20. Martha C. Trulove, age 16. John G. Trulove, age 18.


Patsy & Austin's children were:
Sarah E., b. 1830, married Abner P. Smitherman
John J., b. 1832, died during the Civil War, married Florina A. Butner [his children and grandchildren all give his name as John G. in their applications to the Dawes Commission; so does the 1850 census]
Martha M., married 1856 to Bennett Martin. He was killed at Jericho Mills during the Civil War, 1864. [he was said to be age 19 at enlistment; there is a problem with dates]
William F. "Frank", married Lucy Newsome

Several of the children and grandchildren applied to the Dawes Commission for enrollment as Cherokee.

William F. "Frank" Truelove was a son of Martha & Austin Truelove. He married Lucy Newsome and had a son, John L. Truelove. John applied to the Dawes Commission, 24 Aug 1896, at East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC. He also listed his children, Thomas W., John H., Maggie [Margaret] E., Lela J., Frank E., Nevada, Archie G. and May Truelove. [The Poindexter book lists only the first three]
1900 Census. East Bend Twp, Yadkin Co NC, Hh 79
John L. Trulove, b. May 1852, age 48, m. 27 yr., b. NC, farmer
Mary F., wife, b. Jun 1842 [should have 1852], age 47, Had 9 children, 8 are living, b. NC
Lela J., dau, b. Mar 1882, age 18. Evan F., son, b. Jun 1884, age 15. Pemelia L., dau, b. Mar 1887, age 13. Archie G., son, b. Feb 1893, age 7. Julia M., dau, b. Mar 1875, age 5.

Mattie E. Patterson, applied 25 Aug 1896. She was from East Bend, Yadkin Co. Her application is unreadable, but I believe she was Martha Smitherman, daughter of Sarah Truelove & Abner Smitherman, Sarah was a daughter of Patsy & Austin Truelove.
Mattie's brother James A. Smitherman, also of East Bend, applied Aug 26, 1896.
1900 Census. East Bend Twp, Yadkin Co, NC, Hh 41
John L. Patterson, b. Oct 1863, age 37, married 14 years, b. NC, manufactures buggies
Mattie E., b. Feb 1866, age 34, had 3 children, all living, b. NC
Ettie E, dau, b. Feb 1887, age 13. Abner E., son, b. Jun 1889, age 10. Laura L., dau, b. Oct 1892, age 7
Camilla A., sister, b. Mar 1864, age 36.
Hh 61
James A. Smitherman, b. Nov 1862, age 37, married 12 yr, b. NC, blacksmith
Alice, wife, b. Jun 1868, age 31, 5 children, 3 living, b. NC
Lizzie, dau, b. May 1890, age 10. Charlie C., son, b. Aug 1892, age 7. Mattie O., dau, b. Sep 1897, age 2.

Martha M. Joyner, daughter of John G. [?J.] Trulove, son of Martha & Austin Truelove, applied to the Dawes Commission, 22 Aug 1896, along with over 130 other descendants of Bettie Pledge Poindexter, for Cherokee enrollment. All were rejected for lack of proof. Most of the applicant still lived in North Carolina.
Martha also applied for her children, Leota, Gracie, Bessie and Mosell.
I found the family in East Bend, Yadkin Co NC in 1900:
Giles J. Joyner, b. Jul 1853 age 46, m. 19 yr. b. NC as were his parents
Mattie M., b. Nov 1847 [?1857], age 42, 6 children, 5 living, b. NC as were her parents
Leoda, b. Mar 1882, age 18. Gracy M., b. Jun 1886, age 13. Bessie, b. Jun 1889, age 10, Moselle [f] b. Mar 1893, age 7. Thomas W., b. Jan 1900, age 4 months.

J. T. Truelove [signed as John Thomas] stated he was a son of John "G" Trulove, son of Martha and Austin Truelove, when he applied to the Dawes Commission, 24 Aug 1896. He listed his children as Eugene, Rufus, Walter, and Richard.
1900 Census. East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC, Hh 47
Truelove, Thomas J., b. Oct 1861, age38, married 13 yr, b. NC, farmer
Mary F., wife, b. Feb 1863, age 37, had 7 children, 6 are living, b. NC
Eugene, son, b. Sep 1888, age 11. Rufus W., son, b. Aug 1890, age 9. Walter E., son, b. Jun 1893, age 6.
Charles G., son, b. Jul 1896, age 3, Thomas, son, b. Jan 1900, age 4 months [apparently the son Richard named in 1896 is the child that died]
Fannie J. Zachary, step-dau, b. Mar 1886, age 14.

Robert E. Truelove, applied 25 Aug 1896, as a son of John G. and F. A. Trulove, John being a son of Austin & Martha Truelove, Martha a daughter of Jack Poindexter. He had children John C., Josephine, and Lora A.
I never found this family in the 1900 census.

Virginia Martin was a daughter of John G. Trulove, a son of Martha Poindexter & Arthur Trulove. Martha was a daughter of Jack Poindexter. Children are Luther, Mattie, John, Will, Eugene, Bessie & Eunice.
1900 Census. East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC Hh 16
Thomas H. Martin, b. Mar 1856, age 44, married 22 years
Elizabeth V., wife, b. Nov 1857, age 42, had 9 children
Luther H., son, b. Oct 1878, age 21. Mattie, dau, b. Feb 1891, age 19. John G., son, b. Dec 1883, age 16. Willie, son, b. Oct 1885, age 14. Genie R., son, b. May 1888, age 12. Bessie, dau, b. Dec 1890, age 9. Eunice A. C., dau, b. May 1894, age 6. Lula, dau, b. Nov 1895, age 4. Florina, dau, b. Nov 1899, age 6 months.

W. A. Martin, son of Bennett & Mildred Martin applied 24 Aug 1896. Mildred was a daughter of Austin & Martha Truelove, Martha being a daughter of Jack Poindexter. He has children, Bessie, Alice, Myrtle, & Elsie Martin.
Note: I believe "Mildred" was actually Martha Truelove. Bennett Martin was killed at Jericho Mills in the Civil War; no children are listed and it's likely this man, Wesley Alexander Martin, b. 19 May 1862, was their only child. Wesley married Flora Ann Poindexter, daughter of John A. & Paulina Poindexter. John A. was a son of Thomas H. who was a son of William Pledge Poindexter.
1900 Census. East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC
Wesley A. Martin, b. May 1862, age 38, married 15 years
Flora A., wife, b. Dec 1870, age 29, has 6 children
Bessie L, dau, b. Jun 1886, age 13. Alice L., dau, b. Dec 1888, age 11. Myrtle A., b. Aug 1891, age 8. Elsie W., b. Feb 1895, age 5. John B., son, b. May 1897, age 3. Floyed A., son, b. Nov 1899, age 6 months.
By 1850, both Austin and Martha Poindexter Truelove had died. I found three of their children in the household of John G. Poindexter, age 71, in Surry Co NC. He was their grandfather.
John G's wife was Sarah, age 70. Living with them were:
Elizabeth C. M. C., age 46 [presumably Poindexter]
Sarah E. Trulove, age 20. Martha C. Trulove, age 16 [in the book she is Martha M. - perhaps for Mildred?]. John G. Trulove, age 18.
In 1860, Bennett Martin should be in the census with his wife. I found in Yadkin Co, Hh 687
Bennet Martin, age 26. P. Milena, age 26 [female] She is the right age, but can this be Martha Truelove?
I could not find Wesley in 1870 or 1880, Flora was still with her parents in 1880. Did his mother also die at a young age which was why he was confused about her name, or did she remarry, and he's either being raised by a different family or under a stepfather's name?
Flora Poindexter Martin also applied under her own name to the Dawes Commission.


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Elizabeth C. M. POINDEXTER69 was born on 3 January 1804. She died on 25 April 1867 at the age of 63.

Elizabeth never married.

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Thomas A. POINDEXTER69 was born on 8 November 1805. He died on 27 February 1882 at the age of 76 in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Thomas married, 1839, to Jane Elizabeth James, daughter of William James & Frances Mansell.

1860 Census. Richmond Dist, Forsyth Co, NC, Bethania P.O., Hh 1712
Thomas A. Poindexter, age 53. Jane, age 48.
John G. 21. Frances S. 16 [female]. Cornelia M. 8. Sarah 7. Eliza James, age 26.

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John J. POINDEXTER68 was born in 1809 in Yadkin County, North Carolina. He died in 1881 at the age of 72 in Texas.

John married Martha Jane Ogburn, 19 Sep 1839. She died 24 Mar 1862 and he moved to Texas where he died.

1850, Forsyth Co, NC
John J. Poindexter, age 41, shoemaker. Martha J. age 28.
Sarah A. E. age 9, Edward J. 6, Charles A. 4, John Emsley age 2, and Thomas P. age 1 month.

1860, Salem District, Forsyth Co NC, Hh 1362
John J. Poindexter, age 50, Farmer. Martha, age 37.
Sarah A. 19, Edward D. 17, Charly 15, John 13, Thomas 10, Robert 8, Rufus 6, Laura age 2.

I didn't find the family in 1870. A Laura Poindexter, age 12, was living with Haley & Nancy Davis, attending school, Forsyth Co.

1880 Census. Waxahatchie, Ellis Co, TX, Hh 316.
J. E. Poindexter [John Emsley, age 2 in 1850], age 32, b. NC
Donie, wife, age 26, b. TN
Miller, son, age 6. C. D., son, age 3. Mattie, dau, age 9 months, born Sept 1879. All born in Texas
John J. Poindexter, father, age 71

Rufus L. Poindexter, son of John D. Poindexter who was a son of Jack Poindexter, also applied 24 Aug 1896. He was unmarried. The father, John D., is listed in the Poindexter book as John "J".
1900 Census, East Bend Twp, Yadkin Co NC
Living alone, Hh 37. Rufus L. Poindexter, b. Apr 1864, age 36.


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Mary Wentworth POINDEXTER70 was born on 11 September 1811. She died on 10 February 1860 at the age of 48.

Mary married 18 Dec 1834, to John Marler.

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Hannah B. POINDEXTER71 was born on 8 March 1814. She died on 7 July 1897 at the age of 83 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.

Hannah married Andrew Webb. Their children were Thomas P. Webb who married 1864, Yadkin Co to Sarah Ann Kirk; Eliza A. C. who married W. A. Sharp; John A. who married Mary Forbes; William F., married Mary Ann Mills; and Sarah Margaret who married Ed Spainhour.


Thomas P. Webb, son of Hannah B. Webb, who was a daughter of Jack Poindexter applied 26 Aug 1876, at East Ben. Hannah B. Poindexter married Andrew Webb and they had children Thomas P., John A., and Wm. F. Webb. Daughters Sarah M. Spainhour married to Ed Spainhour and Eliza Sharp [could not read her husband's name] [Instructions to the applications were that each adult applied for themselves and for minor unmarried children. Thomas listed his siblings, but not his own children.]
1900 Census. East Bend Twp, Yadkin Co, NC Hh 85
Thomas P. Webb, b. May 1844, age 56, married 36 years
Sallie, wife, b. Aug 1836, age 62, had 8 children, all are living
Eliza, dau, b. Jun 1874, age 25. Lilly R., dau, b. Mar 1879, age 21.
Maggie A., dau, b. Jul 1881, age 18

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Margaret A. "Peggy" POINDEXTER71 was born on 14 May 1817. She died on 21 February 1902 at the age of 84.

Peggy married Absalom Cook Baker, 1849.


22 Aug 1896. John W. P. Baker, only child of A. C. and Margaret A. Baker applied to the Dawes Commission for Cherokee enrollment. Margaret was a daughter of Jack Poindexter. John's children were Maggie Bean, wife of F. W. Bean; John A. Baker, unmarried; Bettie Scott, wife of H. H. Scott, and Lanora, Sabrina, Carrie, Hester, and Eula. Signed: John William Pledge Baker.

1900 Census. East Bend Twp, Yadkin Co, NC Hh 325
Absalom C. Baker, b. Sep 1826, age 73, married 50 years, farmer
Margaret, wife, b. May 1817, age 83, had 1 child
John W. P., son, b. Nov 1852, age 47, married 26 years, carpenter
Mary A. dau-in-law, b. Apr 1857, age 43, has had 14 children, 9 are living
Florentine S., gdau, b. Sep 1887, age 12. Carrie L, gdau, b. Dec 1888, age 11. Hester F., gdau, b. Mar 1891, age 9. Ula R., gdau, b. Oct 1892, age 7. Etta C., gdau, b. Jan 1900, age 4 months.
John Johnson, boarder, b. Apr 1848, age 52