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254. William P. POINDEXTER152 was born on 21 August 1792 in Louisa County, Virginia.83 He died on 5 January 1869 at the age of 76 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.83

Alternate dates for marriage include 2 Sep 1814 and 27 Sep 1814.

THE SILVERSMITHS OF KENTUCKY, 1875-1850 by Nobel W. & Lucy F. Hiatt, The Standard Printing Co, Louisville, KY 1954:
William P. Poindexter was a jeweler in Lexington from about 1820 to 1859. At an early age he was apprenticed to a jeweler and upon completion of his appreticeship opened his own store. He formed a partnership with his son William under the name of W. Poindexter & Son, as found in the 1838 Lexington city directory.

From: "BILL POINDEXTER" <poindexter16@home.com>
Old-To: "Roots LIST POINDEXTER" <POINDEXTER-L@rootsweb.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 09:01:12 -0800
I received for Christmas six silver coin spoons that came from a KY Estate Sale which I believe were made by this man. Does any one else have information on this Poindexter.
William P. Poindexter, was born in 1792, when
quite young began to learn the trade of a jeweler in Lexington, and having
finished his apprenticeship, continued the trade for many years, and was
so successful therein that he was enabled to retire about 1859 to the
rural delights of a farm. He was, at one time, in the City Council,
and died in the year 1869.
His wife, Sarah Higbee, bore him twelve children, of whom seven are
living: William A.' Joseph; Mary, wife of G. A. Bowyer; Julia, married
to D. H. Coulter; Ellie, wife of Dr. W. Baker; Sallie, Mrs. H. Payne, and
Laura widow of E. H. Parrish; William A., born in Fayette County in the
year 1818, has during his life, been an active and prosperous business man.
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Published Saturday, January 15, 2000, in the Herald-Leader
Distinctly downtown
Apartment's location, architecture drew couple
At a glance
By Bettye Lee Mastin
HERALD-LEADER STAFF
Silversmith William P. Poindexter bought the lot at 359 South Mill in 1816 and is thought to have had the house under construction by 1818. The second floor's front room retains a first-period mantel, six-panel doors and a pinned window frame on the back wall.
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Directory of the City of Lexington
and County of Fayette
For 1838 & '39
by Julius P. Bolivar Mac Cabe
Lexington: Printed by J.C. Noble, Nos. 6&7, Hunt's Row
1838
Poindexter W. & Son, watchmakers and jewelers, 34 W Main st, r S Mill bn High and Maxwell sts.

William P. POINDEXTER and Sarah "Sally" HIGBEE were married on 1 July 1815 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.51,148 Sarah "Sally" HIGBEE died on 8 April 1867.51