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27. Jacob POINDEXTER2,20,33 was born about 1687 in New Kent County, Virginia.2

Married Sarah; had children William, Jacob, Henry. One of their sons may have been named Julius Caesar Poindexter. He is placed as a son of George III by the Pettits, but is listed as a son of George II in "Poindexters in America"; his age would not fit in the earlier generation.

Found in an Appendices to the Vestry Book of St. Peter's Parish is a letter to London, dated 7 Feb 1725/26, in which one of the complaints reads as follows,
"There's in this parish, one Jacob Poindexter who has, in a seeming marry'd relation, lived with his Brother's widow above 7 years and has several Children by her"

The only brother of Jacob whose wife is not otherwise named was his brother George. There is a death recorded in the Parish records of a George Poindexter who died 12 Mar 1716. If Jacob had been living with his brother's widow for seven years, since about 1719, it would appear that his brother George died at an early age.


Jacob POINDEXTER and Sarah [POINDEXTER] were married.24 Sarah [POINDEXTER]13,24 was born (date unknown).

Records of St. Peter's Parish show that in 1726, Jacob Poindexter had been cohabiting with his brother's widow since 1718-1719. Only one male Poindexter's death has been recorded near this time - that of George who died in 1716. A Mrs. Sarah Poindexter named a child Julius Caesar in 1719 and received mysterious services for a year afterward. Evidently Sarah was the 3rd George's widow; Julius Caesar an illegitmate child, likely a child of Jacob. Either Jacob and Sarah married or were accepted as common law man and wife, as Henry was shown born to Jacob AND Sarah in 1726.
Found in an Appendices to the Vestry Book of St. Peter's Parish is a letter to London, dated 7 Feb 1725/26, in which one of the complaints reads as follows,
"There's in this parish, one Jacob Poindexter who has, in a seeming marry'd relation, lived with his Brother's widow above 7 years and has several Children by her"

Jacob POINDEXTER and Sarah [POINDEXTER] had the following children:

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i.

Julius Caesar POINDEXTER34 was born on 31 May 1719 in New Kent County, Virginia.13,35 He died before November 1756 at the age of 37 in Louisa County, Virginia.34

The birth of Julius Ceaser was listed as "Son of Sarah Poindexter" - no father stated.

From "Extracts from Louisa Guardian Settlements Booklet" 1751-1766, p.13
Eliza Poindexter, administrator of Julius Poindexter, 23 Nov 1756.

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ii.

William POINDEXTER.

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iii.

Jacob POINDEXTER was born on 25 September 1723 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

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iv.

Henry POINDEXTER was born on 16 February 1725/6 in New Kent County, Virginia.24

Henry's birth is the only one of the children to be listed as Son of both Jacob & Sarah Poindexter. He was baptized 27 Mar 1726.