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361. Francis Pledge POINDEXTER267 was born circa 1802 in Surry County, North Carolina. He died after 1880 at the age of 78.

Francis married 22 Jul 1820, Surry Co NC to Nancy Sherrill, daughter of George Sherrill & Rutha Wilson. Francis purchased land in Cherokee Co NC in 1383. He participated in the removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838, NC Regt, Company L, Macon Co Volunteers.
Just the fact that one of the early Poindexters was involved in the Cherokee removal would lead one to believe he had no indication he was of Cherokee blood as so many of the descendants would later attempt to claim.

Francis Pledge POINDEXTER and Nancy SHERRILL were married on 22 July 1820 in Surry County, North Carolina. Nancy SHERRILL was born circa 1808 in Haywood County, North Carolina.

Francis Pledge POINDEXTER and Nancy SHERRILL had the following children:

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Robert L. POINDEXTER.