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375. Martha "Patsy" POINDEXTER203 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.


Martha "Patsy" POINDEXTER and Austin TRUELOVE were married in March 1826. Austin TRUELOVE was born in 1800 in North Carolina. He died in August 1844 at the age of 44 in North Carolina.

Martha "Patsy" POINDEXTER and Austin TRUELOVE had the following children:

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Joanna Mervey TRUELOVE was born on 22 March 1833 in North Carolina. She died on 13 April 1909 at the age of 76 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.

Although this lady is placed in this family ...the Poindexter book gives only four children for Austin Truelove and Patsy Poindexter and no Joanna is listed. The Ancestry family tree that has a DNA match to me shows not only Joanna, but a number of other children, several of whom were born after Patsy died, ca 1833. The Poindexter database has added Johanna to this family - she certainly wasn't counted in the 1840 census, nor was she with her siblings that were living with their grandfather in 1850.

However, I did find Joannah Truelove on the same page as her siblings in 1850, Hh 1213 [the siblings were in 1209]. She was living with William W. Patterson, age 26 and his wife, Rebecca, age 21. Joannah was age 16. There were other Truelove widows in Surry Co in 1850, whose household Joannah could have been a part of - living in the household of Franky Flin, female age 78, was a Susan Truelove, age 48 and Frances 22, Mary 20, and Catherine, age 1. Rebecca Truelove was age 35 and head of her own household - Nancy 14, Henry A. 11, Mary W. 8, and Susan R. age 5.

Joanna married John Chalmers Davis, 11 Nov 1850, Yadkin Co NC. They had a large family of children, none of who seem to have carried the traditional Poindexter given names. Nor did anyone in this family join in the applications to the Dawes Commission. I suspect Joannah was not a child of Austin & Patsy Poindexter Truelove.