Son William Arche Poindexter's application to the Eastern Cherokee Rolls, Case #7282, stated he was born Dec 1843 in Crawford Co, MO, placing this family in Missouri some earlier that 1850.
Served in the Mexican War.
Will from Dade Co WB 1, p.146 is dated 2 Jul 1859. Land to beloved Wife, 480 acres, less 10 acres deeded to Richard J. Poindexter. After her death or widowhood to be divided equally among heirs: Son James Robert Poindexter has $375 dollars in cattle which if sold and half given to estate is not to be charged to him. If he doesn't pay half, then the $375 is to be a portion of his share of Estate. Also he has had $100 which shall be a portion of his share and he is not to receive anything more until the others have received the same. Daughter Mary Jane Pollan has received $106. Son Richard James has received $140. Other heirs are William Arche Poindexter, Rebecca Flin Poindexter, Zeddock Wright Poindexter, and Zebidee Poindexter. Each to receive $120 when they reach 17. James C. Hooper to be Executor. Signed, Z. W. Poindexter. Witnesses: Wiley Irby and H. C. Finly. Irby states he died on or about the 4th of July, 1859. Proved 18 Jul 1859.
Dade Co MO Probate Records, Vol. 4; p.528
Zadock Wright POINDEXTER and Sarah Jane "Sallie" ANDERSON were married about 1837.99 Sarah Jane "Sallie" ANDERSON was born on 20 February 1819 in Garrard County, Kentucky.99 She died on 20 July 1906 at the age of 87 in Sayre, Oklahoma.
PDA Lineage of Bessie Lee Copeland pub Jan 2001, Vol XX, #1 of Newsletter, gave birthplace of Sarah Jane.
1860 Dade Co MO Census, Polk Twp, p.54, Dwelling 350. Sarah, widow of Zadock is living between her son Richard and daughter Mary J who has married Robert Pullan. She is 40. Rebecca F. 15, Zadoc W. 12, Zebedee age 10 are still living at home with their mother. I did not find sons James Robert who would be about 20, nor son William "Arche", age 16.
Sarah remarried to Henry Thompson.
1870 Dade Co MO Census, South Twp, p.112b. Henry T. Thompson age 65, b. North Carolina and Sarah, age 51, b. KY.
by 1880 she was in Texas:
She apparently came on to Oklahoma with her son William A.
Sally is buried in the Sayre Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham Co, Oklahoma
Several applications to the Dawes Commission, and later the Guion Miller Commission for Indian citizenship, indicated that Sarah's mother Nancy was nee Nancy Gentry and Nancy was Indian, or partly so. At least one application stated that at some time both Nancy and Sarah had been entered on the rolls. I don't believe this was ever proved. The testimony was confused and confusing and those testifying did not seem to know what tribe Nancy had been, nor could they agree on residences.
William Arche Poindexter's failed application to the Eastern Cherokee Rolls, Case #7282, states that his mother's parents were William and Nancy Anderson. He stated that they were born in North Carolina and Nancy was living in Kentucky in 1851. The children of William and Nancy were listed as:
Online databases seem to indicate it's much more likely that Sarah Jane Anderson's mother Nancy Gentry was the daughter of a Samuel Gentry of Surry Co NC. Samuel was married at least twice and it has not been proved which lady, Ann Brooks, or Sarah Brock, was the mother of which of his children. Either way, both wives appear to have families living in Surry Co. There does not seem to be an "Indian blood" in this family line, anymore than there was in the Poindexter family.
Zadock Wright POINDEXTER and Sarah Jane "Sallie" ANDERSON had the following children: