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90. George Benskin POINDEXTER13,24,125 was born on 26 August 1739 in New Kent County, Virginia.65 He was christened on 23 September 1739 in New Kent County, Virginia.24 He died in 1810 at the age of 71.13

George's birth recorded in the St. Peter's Parish vestry in August of 1739, would make it impossible that his father was the George Poindexter recorded there as dying in July of 1738. The records make plain that two previous Georges had died in 1692 and 1716. This is one of the reason that he is judged to be the 5th George Poindexter. Also a George with wife Susannah, parents of George B. indicate that there was a mature George Poindexter living there after 1738 and before any of his children reached age 21.

George B. Poindexter recorded the dates of his marriages and the births of his children in the Parish Register on 18 May 1790; stated himself to be in his 51st year of his age.

New Kent Co Dec Court 1785. George Benskin Poindexter formerly recommended as surveyor of this county ...resigned his said recommendation ...Edwin Poindexter is by the court recommended. Test: William Clayton
New Kent Co Court 14 Apr 1785 George Benskin Poindexter, among others, recommended to be added to the Commission of the peace for this county.

George Benskin POINDEXTER and Frances LIGHTFOOT were married on 17 July 1760.24 Frances LIGHTFOOT died in 1775.13

Frances Lightfoot was descended from Capt. John Lightfoot, born England 1622 and died in the West Indies [Surinam] in 1686. He came to America about 1670 when he was appointed Auditor General of Virginia. He had two sons, John and Philip, that were brought to America - their mother has proved elusive to researchers and is unknown. Capt. John's brother William in England was appointed executor of the estate in England to administer for the use of John and Philip "living in parts beyond the seas" - the sons would have been in their mid-thirties at that time. Frances herself descends from the son John who lived in New Kent Co, dying there in May of 1707.

One of the George Blakeys married Mary Elizabeth Bolling Lightfoot - her line of descent is throught the above son Philip. Philip lived in Glouchester Co VA and died there about 1710.

George Benskin POINDEXTER and Frances LIGHTFOOT had the following children:

197

i.

Edwin POINDEXTER was born on 10 January 1762 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

198

ii.

Robert POINDEXTER was born on 23 February 1765 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

199

iii.

George POINDEXTER was born on 29 March 1767 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

200

iv.

James POINDEXTER was born on 7 January 1770.24

201

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Lightfoot POINDEXTER was born on 20 October 1772.24

War of 1812 Compiled Service Records Index on FamilySearch.org
Lightfoot Poindexter. 52 Regt (Christian's) Virginia Militia. Corporal.

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Armistead POINDEXTER was born on 14 May 1775 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

George Benskin POINDEXTER and Sarah PARKE were married on 20 March 1777 in New Kent County, Virginia.24 Sarah PARKE was born (date unknown).

George Benskin POINDEXTER and Sarah PARKE had the following children:

203

i.

Susannah POINDEXTER was born on 3 May 1778 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

204

ii.

Parke POINDEXTER126 was born on 18 November 1779 in New Kent County, Virginia.127 Cumberland Co KY DB C:
p.461 14 May 1818 Elizabeth Cary of Chesterfield Co Va sold town lot in Burksville to Chastain Brummall of Cumberland. Parke Poindexter was Court Clerk of Chesterfield Co.

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Frances POINDEXTER was born on 10 September 1781 in New Kent County, Virginia.24 She died on 17 September 1785 at the age of 4 in New Kent County, Virginia.24