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114. Peter POINDEXTER148,149 was born in 1762 in Louisa County, Virginia.83 He died on 17 November 1843 at the age of 81 in Todd County, Kentucky.83,148,150

Peter Poindexter came to Jessamine Co KY [then Fayette] in 1791. About 1825 he moved his family to Logan Co KY - sons John & Samuel were already living there.

Logan Co DB T: p.133 4 Apr 1832 James Poor & Jane his wife to Drury W. Poor. Tract on Big Whipporwill. 23 acres. James Poors mill pond, corner to Peter Poindexter, bank of creek below James Poors Spring. Bought by James Poor of Peter Poindexter.

I've no idea why Peter Poindexter might have gone to Sangamon Co IL for a few years but the following appears to be the same land owned by Peter back in Kentucky.
Logan Co DB W
p.250 11 Dec 1838 Peter Poindexter of Sangamon Co Illinois to John Wills of Logan Co KY. $960. 192 acres on Big Whipporwill. Begin W bank of Whipporwill below a large spring, D. W. Poor's corner, with his line. Sd Poor & James Morrow. Signed: Peter Poindexter
Wit: Wesley Thomas, James Park.
Poindexter ack in Sangamon Co 11 Dec 1838
Rec. Logan Co 23 Apr 1839

Died in 81st year. "Capt. Peter Poindexter".
Will dated 15 Oct 1843, Todd Co KY. Proved 11 Dec 1843. Estate to be divided among sons: William, John, Samuel, Peter, Thomas, George, Jesse; and daughters Nancy who married John Bryant, Susan who married Vincent Higbee, and Mary who married Joseph Small. [Apparently no wife living.] John, Samuel & George of KY and Peter of MO to be executors. Wit: John Jarrard, Richard Hollins.

Peter POINDEXTER and Lucy ARNETT were married in November 1786 in Louisa County, Virginia.83 Lucy ARNETT, daughter of James ARNETT and Susannah MCGEHEE, was born about 1765 in Louisa County, Virginia.83 She died before 1802 at the age of 37.83

Peter POINDEXTER and Lucy ARNETT had the following children:



Susannah POINDEXTER148 was born on 22 November 1789 in Louisa County, Virginia.83 She died about 1879 at the age of 90 in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois.83

Susan married Vincent Higbee on 10 May 1808, Jessamine Co KY






Nancy POINDEXTER148 was born in 1794.83

Nancy married John Bryant on 9 Jan 1803, Jessamine Co KY







Peter POINDEXTER and Mary LAIRD were married on 1 July 1802 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.83 Mary LAIRD, daughter of James LAIRD and Lucy PICKENS, was born in 1776.83 She died in 1832 at the age of 56 in Todd County, Kentucky.83

Peter POINDEXTER and Mary LAIRD had the following children:






Mary Ann POINDEXTER151 was born about 1804.83

Married Joseph Small on 6 Sep 1827, Logan Co KY



Thomas J. POINDEXTER152 was born in 1806 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.83

Married Phebe Ann Culpeper on 21 Jun 1828, Christian Co KY.



George POINDEXTER152,153,154 was born on 24 September 1807 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.83 He died in 1887 at the age of 80 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.83

Married Bettie McDonald 15 Mar 1836, Christian Co KY. Database: Worldwide Masonic Directory, 1860
Surname Given Name Occupation Lodge Address City State Country Notes
Poindexter George carriage maker Hopkinsville Hopkinsville KY U.S.A.

1860 Census, Christian Co, Hopkinsville:
George Poindexter, age 52, b. KY, carriage maker. Betty, age 41, b. KY
William H. age 23, carriage maker; James E., age 20, student; George W., 18, clerk in store;
Henry Edmondson, age 22, journeyman carriage maker; John Blythe, 19, apprentice to carriage maker; Thomas Blythe, 17, apprentice to carriage maker

COL. GEORGE POINDEXTER, whose long and useful career in Hopkinsville has made him extensively and favorably known, was born September 24, 1807, in Jessamine County, Ky., where his father, Peter Poindexter, settled in 17 80, coming from Louisa County, Va. Peter Poindexter removed with his family to Logan County, Ky., in 1825, and died in 1843, at the residence of his son in Todd County. The mother of our subject was Mrs. Mary Marrs, widow of John Marrs, and daughter of a Mr. Lard, who was killed in the battle of King's Mountain, in the Revolutionary war. She married Peter Poindexter in Kentucky, and died in 1832. Both, having been previously married, had a family of children-he five and she four ; their union resulted in the birth of six children, making the entire family of children number fifteen. Of this number George is the only survivor. He learned the trade of carriagemaking in Jessamine County, and came to Hopkinsville in 1829, for the purpose of establishing himself in this business, which he did. continuing for more than half a century, and retiring therefrom in 1881. In 1861 Col. Poindexter was elected to represent Christian County in the State Legislature, and was again elected in 1865, serving two terms with acceptance, during which time he was instrumental in securing to Hopkinsville the re-establishing of the Western Kentucky Insane Asylum, and also in securing the appointment of Dr. James Rodman as its Superintendent. For many years Col. Poindexter has been a member of its Board of Managers, and is now Secretary of that body. He was married in this county in 1836, to Miss Bettie, daughter of James McDonald. They have had four children, all of whom are deceased. Mrs. P. was born in Christian County, Ky., in 1818, and both are pioneer members of the Christian Church at Hopkinsville. Col. Poindexter is a member of Hopkinsville Lodge, No. 3T, A. F. & A. M., Oriental Chapter, No. 14, R. A. M., and Moore Commandery No. 6, K. T. For services rendered as presiding officer in these orders, he has been made an honorary life member of each of them, without dues.
Biographical Sketches from Perrin



Jesse POINDEXTER149,152 died in 1844 in Warren County, Kentucky.155

Married Prudence Sloss on 3 Dec 1839, Warren Co KY.

Logan Co KY DB W
452 15 Nov 1839 Larkin Hainer & Eliza his wife to Jesse Poindexter. $310. Lot #94 in Robert Lathams addition to Russellville. Described by deed from William Hill & wife to Larken Hainer & wife on 22 Jan 1838. Rec. 15 Nov 1839
Logan Co KY DB X
p.141 7 Aug 18140 William H. Grubbs & Harriet C. Grubbs his wife to Jesse Poindexter. $500. three fourths of the parcel and 1/3 of the other fourth thereof. Part of Genl. William Russel's 1000 acre military survey adjoins the town of Russellville on the East and includes the present residence of sd Grubbs. Bounded; East boundary of Robert Latham addition; land sold by Grubbs to c. L. Wilcox. Expressly reserved the right to pump water out of the spring embraced in sd boundary of ground for use and benefit of the Tan Yard owned by Grubbs & adj lot. Signed: William H. Grubbs, Harriet E. Grubbs
7 Aug 1840. Ack by Grubbs & relinq by Harriet. Rec. 26 Sep 1840
Logan Co DB X:
p.208 12 Feb 1840. Richard Curd & Eliza M. his wife to Samuel Poindexter & Jesse Poindexter. $100. Tract on Wolf Lick fork of Muddy R. 380 acres. Double corner to survey in name of Hezekiah Brown & corner to survey in the name of William Balch; also to the survey known by the Long ____ tract. Corner to survey made in the name of William Duncan. Line of F. Connor. This deed embraces land patented to R. Curd 21 Jun 1828 and the land conveyed to sd Curd by Hiero T. Wilson & Francis R. Browning on 1 Jan 1829, DB P, p.286-7. Signed: Richard Curd, Elizabeth Curd. Ack & relinq & rec. 17 Nov 1840.

Logan Co KY. Equity Box 67, Case #1667 Suit by Samuel Poindexter, adm. of Jesse Poindexter vs. Wiley Watkins to collect notes Watkins owed Jesse Poindexter. Widow listed as Prudence A. Poindexter. Named in Warren Co KY court on 28 Oct 1844 as adm. was Samuel Poindexter, brother. Jesse Poindexter died in 1844. Filed 9 May 1848. Jesse Poindexter died intestate.
[Samuel was actually Jesse's half-brother.]