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560. Robert M. POINDEXTER276 was born on 26 March 1840. He died on 7 September 1895 at the age of 55 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Robert married Eva Angeline Coe. They had two children. Eva died between 1861-65 and he married her sister Jemima Jane Coe. The 1880 census suggests yet another wife.

1850 Census. Cumberland Co, KY, Hh 309
Calvin Johnson, 35, birthplace unknown. Polly, 40, b. KY
Jacob 14. John 12.
J. R. Poindexter 12. Robert M. Poindexter 10. Nancy Johnson, age 6.

1860 Census. District 2, Cumberland Co KY
Hh 104
R. M. Poindexter, age 20, b. KY. V. A., female, age 21, b. KY
J. T., male, age 2. M. E., female, age 3 months.
Hh 103 was John J. Coe, 42 and wife Mary 42, and their family.

Robert M Poindexter first inlisted in the CSA Company H 8th regiment Tennessee Infantry 5th of Nov 1862 under Capt T. J. Davis. In 1864 he deserted and enlisted in the USA Army in Co. L, 10th Cavalry Regiment 4th of March 1864.

Deed Book R, 1865-66 time frame. Soldiers' discharges listed first
Pvt Robert M POINDEXTER, Co L, 10 TN Cav, 4 Mar 1864-1 Aug
1865, Born Marion Co KY, age 24.

1870 Census. Kettle Creek, Cumberland Co KY, Hh 20
R. Poindexter, age 30
Jemima, 22.
John T. 13. Mary 10. Jesse R. 4, Jas. C. age 1

1880 Census. Martinsburg, Monroe Co, KY, Hh 76
R. M. Poindexter, age 40, b. KY, father b. NC, mother b. KY
Martha, wife, age 29, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. VA

1890 - Special Schedule - Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Widows, etc. of the Civil War
Cumberland Co, KY, Kettle Creek & Cary & precincts, p.3
House No. 180, Family No. 186
Robt. M. Poindexter. Private, Co. L, 10th TN Cav. Enlisted 4 Mar 1864; Discharged 1 Aug 1865. Served 1 yr, 4 mos. 27 days

Robert married, or attempted to marry a 4th time to Margaret Ann "Peggy" Branham who had also been married several times, on 15 Nov 1891. She had never divorced her most recent husband Henry Clay Scott and the marriage was illegal.

He is believe buried Short Cemetery at Short's Chapel, Monroe Co, KY, along with Jess Poindexter and wife (presumably his son) - their graves are all unmarked.

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Eva Angeline COE were married circa 1857. Eva Angeline COE, daughter of John Jefferson COE and Mary SHORT, was born in 1838.

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Eva Angeline COE had the following children:



John T. POINDEXTER was born in 1858 in Kentucky.



Mary E. POINDEXTER was born in 1860 in Kentucky.

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Jemima Jane COE were married on 1 August 1865. They were divorced before 1877. Jemima Jane COE, daughter of John Jefferson COE and Mary SHORT, was born on 10 October 1849 in Kentucky. She died on 14 January 1892 at the age of 42.

After her divorce from Robert Poindexter, Jemima married Issac Newton Long, as his second wife. She is said to be buried Short's Chapel Cemetery, Monroe Co, KY.

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Jemima Jane COE had the following children:



Jesse Wright POINDEXTER was born in 1866 in Kentucky. He died in 1931 at the age of 65.



James C. POINDEXTER was born in 1869 in Kentucky.



Archie Turner POINDEXTER was born in August 1872. He died on 3 June 1943 at the age of 70 in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Martha THOMPSON were married on 16 August 1877 in Clay County, Tennessee. They were divorced on 29 May 1891. Martha THOMPSON was born in 1851.

Married John Willis after her divorce from Robert Poindexter. Her divorce was 29 May 1891 and she married Wilis on 13 Jun 1891. Robert was given custody of their children. However after Robert's death, John Willis was awarded guardianship of three minor children - he applied for their pension but was rejected.

The children were
Walter/William A., b. 4 Apr 1881
Mattie B., b. 13 Mar 1884
Albert H., b. 30 Oct 1887

Robert M. POINDEXTER and Martha THOMPSON had the following children:



Walter A. POINDEXTER was born on 4 April 1881.



Mattie B. POINDEXTER was born on 13 March 1884.



Albert H. POINDEXTER was born on 30 October 1887.