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72. Thomas P. POINDEXTER72,73,74,75 was born about 1730 in Hanover County, Virginia.55,76 He served in the military in 1776 at Furnished supples; Treasurer, Louisa Co VA in Revolutionary War. He died in 1796 at the age of 66 in Franklin County, Kentucky.51,55,77

Married first a Sarah, 2nd married Lucy Jones. It isn't known which children belong to which wife. However, one would assume Thomas had married Lucy when he had a son named Gabriel Jones Poindexter, born 1758. Not only is she mentioned in a deed of her father's, but the will of Lucy's brother Gabriel, names his sister as Lucy Poindexter.

Louisa Co DB D 1/2, p.466
8 Mar 1773 Thomas Poindexter received of Christian & Robert Poindextor, executors of John Poindexter, dec'd, 10 slaves settled on Thomas Poindexter as heir to John Poindexter. 8 Mar 1772

One of the Thomas Poindexters in Louisa Co was a Justice of the Peace - either this man or his uncle:
Louisa DB D
p.145   William Garrett, Thomas Poindexter & Nathaniel Garland, gentleman Justices of Louisa Co to examine Martha, wife of Benjamin Lewis to release dower  23 Nov 10th year of reign. Return 17 Nov 1773.

p.20 Thos. Poindexter for 100# beef for Dist N 29 more than the law required.
p.44 Return of beeves collected in Louisa Co for publick use in consequence of Gen. Nelsons order to Wm Anderson: Thomas Poindexter, 2

Louisa Co VA Deed Books E & F 1774-1790, Rosalie Edith Davis
p.55 DB F, p.93 7 Dec 1785 Thomas Poindexter & Lucy his wife to Wm Callis, all of Trinity Parish, Lousia Co. 660 acres on Elk Crk, Sandigs line, Terrells line, corner on Mill Road, Winstons line. Signed: Thos. Poindexter, Lucey Poindexter. Wit: H. C. Dickinson, Waller Overton, Bond V. Poindexter, Thomas Poindexter, Jr. Fredk. Harris, James Overton, John Wily. Ack. 13 Mar 1786
Lucy could not travel – her relinquish right of Dower signed 14 Jan 1786.
p.99 7 Oct 1785 Thos Poindexter to Nathaniel Carpenter of Caroline Co. 30 acres on branches of Elk Crk. Signed: Thos. Poindexter, Lucy Poindexter.
Wit: Bond V. Poindexter, Phillips (X) Carpenter, Gabl. Poindexter, James Poindexter. 13 Mar 1786 Ack.

Will dated 15 Jul 1796; proved 12 Dec 1796. No wife mentioned, but all children named. Daughter, Mary deceased. Executors: Sons, Thomas and James and Garland Cosby [husband of daughter Mary]

Filed in Lousia Co, VA:
p.133 WB 4, p.21 Thomas Poindexter. Sons: James, Robert, John, Richard, George, Gabriel, & Thomas. Dau: Lucy, Elizabeth Jones Cammack & Molly Cosby. Molly Cosby's heirs: Stith, Nicholas Francis, Betsey & Garland Cosby. Exr: Sons Thomas & James Poindexter & Garland Cosby 15 Jul 1796. Signed: Thomas Poindexter. Wit: Joseph Adams, John Perry, Robt Perry. Franklin Co KY Court 20 Dec 1796. Rec. 10 Jul 1797

Some references give place of death as Louisa Co VA but that's where his will was probated; he died in Franklin Co KY. by subscription; accessed 28 May 2011
The Virginia Genealogist
"British Mercantile Claims; 1775-1803" [These claims involved debts owed British merchants when British property was confiscated during the Revolution. Not until around 1800 were special agents assigned to investigate individual debts and determine the status. The records found in the Public Record Office, London.]
Vol. 15, p.201-202 1971
Thos. Poindexter, Louisa. £45.12.5 by bond, Fredericksburg Store. There were two persons of this name in Louisa before the war. One of them died about two years ago, a very old and a very poor man, and left no estate of any kind. He was never able to have paid this debt. An order of the Court of Louisa exempted him from the payment of county and public levies as early as 1768. The other Thomas Poindexter was always worth a very considerable estate and at the commencement of the war he had no less than fifty slaves in his possession, besides lands and other personal property. he moved to Kentucky in 1787 and died in Franklin County in 1797 [obviously this Thomas] and left property sufficient to pay his debts. It is impossible the supposed debt was due from him. John Poindexter, clerk of Louisa, is a relation of both Thomas Poindexters.

Thomas P. POINDEXTER and Lucy JONES were married circa 1756.78 Lucy JONES, daughter of Gabriel JONES and Mary JOHNSON, was born circa 1739 in Culpeper County, Virginia.75 She died before 1796 at the age of 57.72

Not mentioned in will of Thomas; no doubt already deceased.

Thomas P. POINDEXTER and Lucy JONES had the following children:






Gabriel Jones POINDEXTER.






James L. POINDEXTER was born on 5 June 1765.79 He died in 1839 at the age of 74 in Louisa County, Virginia.79



Elizabeth Jones POINDEXTER72,80,81 was born on 9 September 1770 in Louisa County, Virginia.79 She died on 2 February 1855 at the age of 84 in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky.79

Married name was Cammack as per her father's will.

Elizabeth & husband moved to Franklin Co KY.

McClung Library; East TN History Center; Knoxville, TN, Vertical file.
POINDEXTER – open file  2 sheets of the usual Poindexter history
Thomas Poindexter, m. Lucy, dau of Gabriel Jones.  His will 7/15/1796 names dau Elizabeth Jones Cammack.   He was Christopher Carmack; they moved to Franklin Co KY
Also has that her brother Gabriel d. Aug 1881, Clarke Co IN, not 1831 - however, 1881 would be impossible; there may have been another Gabriel Poindexter in Clarke Co that died in 1881 because in the 1880 census there is a "G" Poindexter, age 52, b. IN.



Lucy Jones POINDEXTER80 was born (date unknown).



Mary "Molly" POINDEXTER.






Rev. Richard Jones POINDEXTER81,82 was born in 1778.82

Baptist minister. Moved to Kentucky. Said to have been a Baptist Minister and married Frances Maer. May have lived in Bertie Co NC before moving to KY?

The Anderson book says that Richard Jones Poindexter moved to North Carolina. His son, Elder Abram M. Poindexter was born 22 Sep 1809, died 1872, Bertie Co NC. Abraham M. Poindexter was in the Halifax Co VA census, 1840.

Abraham M. Poindexter married Elizabeth J. Craddock, 22 May 1837, Wm Winfree was bondsman - Halifax Co VA. The Poindexter book says that Rev. Abraham married 2nd to Eliza Wimbush. Abraham is said to have been born 22 Sep 1809, died 7 May 1872, Bertie Co NC but was buried in Orange co VA.

From: Dolores Kinsey <>
Subject: [POINDEXTER] Richard Jones Poindexter, etc.
I have been going over Addie Timberlake McCall's "Family Genealogy" with
a fine-tooth comb. As you may know, Addie wrote this manuscript in or
about 1936, and it includes Poindexter information since she was a
descendant of the Nancy Poindexter that married Richard Timberlake.
The following intrigued me since I have not seen any discussion of these
people on this list--though it may have happened in the past, before I
began to lurk on the list:
Addie said: " Two brothers...were Baptist preachers: Richard Jones
Poindexter and John Poindexter. John Poindexter lived in Louisa
County....He was converted and baptized August 24, 1790. In February
1792 he was ordained a Baptist minister and formed a church in Albemarle
County called Bethel. He died in 1819. He was married several times...
"Richard Jones Poindexter, grandson of Thomas, [My note: he was a son of Thomas, grandson of John] married Fannie Maer, they
had 8 children, only one lived to manhood and bore the name, Abram Maer
Poindexter. Richard Jones Poindexter was from Louisa County, Virginia,
moved to North Carolina ans was pastor of Hollis Grove Church
[Baptist]. [His son] Abram Maer Poindexter was born in Bertie County,
North Carolina September 22, 1809, he married Marcia P. Scott, June 27,
1871 in Orange County, Virginia. A mistake in that date, 1871--he died
May 7, 1872 in Orange County, Virginia. [Unclear why Addie included the
foregoing statement.]
"Thos. Poindexter, born in Louisa County Virginia in 1733, died 1828 in
North Carolina, probably was brother of John and Richard Jones
Poindexter and father of Nancy...."
Okay, that's the end of my quote from Addie's manuscript. What I'm
wondering is, has anyone worked on the above John and Richard Jones
Poindexter? and has anyone discovered whether the Thos. P. who was born
in 1733 in Virginia and d. in 1828 North Carolina was a brother of John
and Richard Jones P.?
Addie T. McCall seems to have pretty accurate info. She said in two
places that she believed that the above Thomas P. was the father of the
mysterious Nancy who m. Richard Timberlake.