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341. Francis Anderson POINDEXTER Jr.111 was born on 31 January 1795 in Surry County, North Carolina.182 He died on 21 November 1883 at the age of 88.264

From the Surry Co NC book of Inventories, Bonds, etc. dated 1809-1818 and digitized on
20 Jan 1817. We, Henry, Francis and Thomas Poindexter, certify that we have received the sum of one thousand, three hundred and sixty dollars seventy four cents from Peter Clingman our Guardian, It being in full of our interest in the Estate of Francis and Thomas Poindexter, decd. Signed: H. P. Poindexter. Fra.A. Poindexter. Thomas W. Poindexter
Court Term 1817. The receipt from Henry P Poindexter, Francis A Poindexter and Thomas W Poindexter was acknowledged by Henry P. Poindexter and proved by him as to the two others and ordered Recorded. JoWilliams, CC

I suspect this is Francis Anderson in 1820:
1820 Census, Surry Co NC
"Andrew" Poindexter. age 16-26, 1 female in household also 16-26.

Surry Co NC Overseers of Roads 1807-1833
Agnes M. Wells & Carol L. Snow 1991

p.59 Aug Term 1823 Francis A Poindexter road in room of David Mock from Shallowford [leading to Salem] to the Stokes line

p.64 Feb Term 1825 Andrew Mock road in room of Francis A. Poindexter from Shallowford to the Stokes Line

1850 Census. Hardin Co TN Hh 82
Francis A. Poindexter, age 55, b. NC. Rosanna, age 52, b. NC
Christopher C., age 10, TN. Julius A., age 15. John A. age 13. Henry C. 7.

1860 Census. Hardin Co TN Hh 1032
F. A. Poindexter, age 65, school teacher, b. NC
Rosanna, age 64, born Pennsylvania
Henry C., age 17, b. TN

1880 Census. Hardin Co TN Same page as his son T. W. and family.
F. A. Poindexter, age 85, b. NC as were his parents.
Roseanna, age 84, wife, b. NC as were her parents.

Francis and Rosannah are seen as having died in North Carolina. I think that is highly unlikely since they were living in Tennessee in 1880 and were quite aged. It also seems unlikely that they would be taken back to North Carolina for burial. Perhaps they have commemorative stones back in NC, or it's just an error. The book by Frances Casstevens says that Francis did return to live with his daughter Ann, wife of Thomas Scott Martin, dying at Huntsville, NC.

Francis Anderson POINDEXTER Jr. and Rosannah FERRIER were married on 22 July 1820 in Huntsville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.166,265 Rosannah FERRIER was born on 8 October 1797.265 She died on 3 November 1884 at the age of 87.265

Isaac Jarret, Bondsman, for the marriage of Francis & Rosannah.

Francis Anderson POINDEXTER Jr. and Rosannah FERRIER had the following children:



Ann Clingman "Nancy" POINDEXTER was born (date unknown).



Francis Henry "Frank" POINDEXTER was born (date unknown).

A Henry Poindexter found in the 1870 census, Hardin Co TN
He was age 27, born 1843, TN. Amanda, age 21 and Susan, one month old. This would be his brother, Henry Clay Poindexter



Elizabeth Jane POINDEXTER was born (date unknown).



Rosannah Caroline POINDEXTER.



Mary Diana Yancy POINDEXTER was born (date unknown).



Thomas William Pattillo "Buck" POINDEXTER was born on 23 January 1831. He died on 8 January 1931 at the age of 99 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

Found on Pvt. Thomas W. Poindexter served in Company B of the 21st TN Cavalry during the Civil War. He died just 15 days short of his 100th birthday. Buried at the edge of the woods, Shiloh Cemetery, near Savannah, Hardin Co, Tennessee.

Apparently his wife is buried separately at another cemetery known as the Shiloh Church Cemetery in Shiloh National Military Park. Her stone says she was the Wife of T. W. Poindexter. She was Nancy, born 22 May 1839, died 18 Jul 1902.
[USGenWeb, Hardin Co TN website]

1870 Census. Hardin Co TN. Hh 26 - same page with brothers John & Julius.
Buck Poindexter, age 33 [born 1837, not 1831; but brother John gave his age as 39 - they seem reversed for this census.]
Nancy, age 29, b.Tennessee
Andrew 10, b. in Mississippi. Other children born in TN: George 9, Henry 6, Augusta 4, and William age 1.

1880 Census. Hardin Co TN Hh 55
T. W. Poindexter, age 50, b. TN, parents b. NC
Nancy, age 41, wife, b. TN Children all marked as born in TN.
Andrew 19, son. Clay 16, son. Augusta, 14, daughter. Franklin 11, son, and John age 10, son.
Next door was G. Poindexter, age 18, and wife Mary, age 24.

1900 Census. Hardin Co TN
T. W. Poindexter, b. Jan 1831, age 69, b. TN, parents b. NC
Nancy, wife, b. May 1835, age 65, married 46 years. 7 children. Born TN, parents b. Alabama
John T., son, b. Dec 1872, age 27, married 2 years.
Myrtle, dau-in-law, b. Jul 1882, age 17, 1 child.
Virdie, granddau, b. Feb 1900, age 4 months



Volumnia Imogene POINDEXTER was born (date unknown).



Julius Augustus Anderson "Jule" POINDEXTER.



John Alexander POINDEXTER was born in 1837 in Tennessee.

1870 Census. Hardin Co TN.
John Poindexter, age 39, b. TN. Teletha, age 35, b. Mississippi.
Mary 10, Martha 7, Thomas 5, Amanda 4, Albert 4, Roberta 2.

I'm sure this would be the right John Poindexter - he was on the same page in the census. as brothers Thomas William "Buck" and Julius.



Christopher Columbus POINDEXTER was born on 29 March 1840 in Tennessee. He died on 21 July 1857 at the age of 17.



Henry Clay POINDEXTER was born in 1843 in Tennessee.