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Thomas H. Poindexter

A Pioneer Journey

compiled by his great-great-great granddaughter
G. M. Atwater (nee Poindexter)

Thomas Harris Poindexter b. betw 1775-1780 VA d. aft 1840 census IL or MO. Parents; Unproven, but possibly William & Margaret (Daniels) Poindexter.
Maxy Wood b. 20 May 1787 Rowan Co. NC d. aft 1840 census IL or MO. m. 21 Jan 1807 Fayette Co. KY. Father; Stephen Wood 1748-1835, school teacher, Revolutionary War veteran. Mother; Preshea Riley 1753-1835.

1. Thomas H. & Maxy (WOOD) Poindexter's children;

....2. Ambrose Bourn b. 1811 KY d. 5 Sept 1862 Lawrence CO. MO brd. Pine Tree Cemetery, White Hall, IL m. 5 May 1835 Mary "Polly" CLARK Greene Co. IL (she b. 1815 VA d. 3 Sep 1890 Ash Grove, MO, sister to Jane CLARK, below.) (Occupation; farmer, Justice of Peace, Public Administrator)
....2. Harrison Stephen b. @ 1815 d. aft. 1868 IL? m. 30 Dec 1835 Jane CLARK Greene Co. IL (she b.@ 1819 VA d. 1892 Santa Anna, CA. Sister to Polly CLARK, above.) (Occ; carpenter, farmer. Poss. served in Black Hawk War 1832 and also in Civil War 1862-63 K Co. 116th IL Inf.)
....2. Doctor Harvey "D.H." "Doc" b. 14 Mar 1818 Clark Co. KY d. 14 Jul 1879 Lane Co. OR (Wagon accident) brd. Milliorn Cemetery, Junction City, OR m. 16 May 1845 Elizabeth MAUPIN Ray Co. MO (she b. 13 Jul 1827 KY d. 15 Apr 1905 Marion Co. OR. Sister to Garrett MAUPIN, below.) (Occ; farmer, Oregon pioneer)
....2. Thomas Simpson b. 16 Jun 1820 Jessamine Co. KY d. 6 Nov 1888 Farmington, WA brd. Mountain View Cemetery, Farmington, WA m.1st 21 Sep 1854 Mary Elvira BAKER Lane Co. OR (she b.@ 1834 KY d. @ 1860?) m.2nd 1 Feb 1860 Mary Eleanor COFFEY Lane Co. OR (she b. @ 1842 IL) (divorced 1874) m.3rd? 7 Jun 1874 Anna BROWNLEE? Lane Co. OR (Not proven same T.S.P.) (Occ; farmer, Oregon pioneer)
....2. Louesa/Louisa Ann b. Jul 1822 Jessamine Co. KY d. 30 May 1882 Virden, IL brd. Virden Cemetery A, Virden, IL m. 19 Oct 1837 John M. BRONAUGH Greene Co. IL (he b. 14 Oct 1814 Spotsylvania Co. VA d. 21 May 1892 Virden, IL) (his Occ; farmer, tan yard, merchant, grain merchant, Virden city Mayor)
....2. Bennett W. b. 15 Jan 1825 Shelby Co. KY d. 13 Aug 1879 Linn Co. OR (Fall from wagon) m.1st? 6 Apr 1852 Sarah E. GOODSON? Carroll Co. MO (An Elizabeth Poindexter from Carroll Co. MO died "on the trail" to Oregon in 1852) m. 5 Apr 1854 Mary Elizabeth KINNEY Lane Co. OR (she b. Jun 1836 Ireland d. 10 Nov 1923 Linn Co. OR.) (Occ; farmer, Oregon pioneer)
....2. Lawrence b. 1 Feb 1827 Shelby Co. KY d. 1 Nov 1888 Goose Lake Valley, Modoc Co. CA m. @ 1854 Eleanor GIBSON OR (she b. @ 1838 MO d. aft. 1911 CA & remarried 12 Jul 1891 John W. SPEEKS Modoc Co. CA.) (Occ; farmer, carpenter, Oregon & California pioneer. Poss. served in Mexican War, 1st Illinois Foot Volunteers, C Co., 1846-47 to Camargo, Mexico)
....2. Martha Ann b. 14 Feb 1828/29 KY or IL d. 17 Mar 1909 Oakland, Douglas Co. OR brd. Kellogg Cemetery, Douglas Co. OR m. 16 May 1845 Garrett MAUPIN Carroll Co. MO (he b. 20 Sep 1821 Clay Co. KY d. 4 Aug 1868 Elkton, OR, wagon accident. Brother to Elizabeth MAUPIN, above. M'd on same day, but in neighboring counties.) (Occ for both; farmer, Oregon pioneer)
....2. James Newton "Newt" b. 5 Dec 1830 Greene Co. IL d. 20 Mar 1903 Prineville, OR brd. I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Prineville, OR m. 1 Mar 1855 Elvira Eliza McCORD Lane Co. OR (she b. Aug 1840 MO d. 11 May 1923 Prineville, OR & remarried 18 Sept 1905 Peter CLARK, Lane Co. OR., who was an old widower and nephew of Ambrose B. Poindexter's wife, Polly Clark.) (Occ; blacksmith, farmer, county sheriff, Oregon pioneer)



....2. Ambrose Bourn & Mary Polly (CLARK) Poindexter's children;
........3. William H. b. 1 May 1836 Greene Co. IL d. 4 Jan 1858 Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co. MO m. 12 Sep 1855 Sarah Elizabeth NEECE Lawrence Co. MO
........3. John S. b. 1839 IL d. 19 May 1922 Ash Grove, Greene Co. MO m. 26 Nov 1867 Louisa STROUD Lawrence Co. MO (Occ; brick maker, farmer) (Served Civil War, enlisted 16 Mar 1862 Springfield, MO as 1st Sgt in C Co. 14th Regt. Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Union. Transferred 22 Feb 1863, upon dissolution of unit, as Private to 4th Regt. MSM Cavalry. Mustered out 16 Mar 1865, Warrensburg, MO.) (No children.)
........3. Virginia b. 15 Apr 1847 d. 16 Oct 1864 brd. Pinetree Cemetery, White Hall, IL

........3. William H. & Sarah E. (NEECE) Poindexter's children;
............4. Ambrose Hardy b. 13 Jun 1856 MO d. 25 May 1919 Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co. MO m. 23 Dec 1879 Martha Matilda MAXWELL Cave Springs, Benton Co. AR
............4. Marcellus Edgar b. 21 Jun 1857 MO d. 18 Sep 1858 MO (childhood)

............4. Ambrose H. & Martha M. (MAXWELL) Poindexter's children;
................5. William Lonzo b. 22 Sep 1881 AR d. 3 Oct 1881 AR (infant)
................5. Eva Maude b. 21 Nov 1882 AR d. 11 Sept 1959 Cave Springs, AR
................5. Bess b. 14 Nov 1884 Cave Springs, AR d. 6 Mar 1963 Bozeman, MT
................5. Hugh Harrison b. 21 Jul 1889 Wager, AR d. Oct 1965 Bozeman, MT
................5. Nola Laurel b. 30 Jun 1892 Wager, AR d. 1969 Fayetteville, AR
................5. Emma Thelma b. 17 Jan 1897 AR d. 9 Nov 1975 Bozeman, MT m. 29 Aug 1917 Elmore KANNEGAARD

................5. Emma T. & Elmore KANNEGAARD's children;
......................6. Elmore Linsley b. 29 Jun 1918 d. 25 Apr 1998 MT m. 5 Nov 1939 Marian Annette DOMASCO MT (descendants still living, info private)

....2. Harrison Stephen & Jane (CLARK) POINDEXTER's children;
........3. Peter b. @ 1837 IL d. bef. 1860 (TB of the bone)
........3. George b. @ 1849 IL (disappeared after 1867, said to have worked on railroad.)
........3. Sarah A. "Kate" b. 19 Nov 1845 IL d. @ 1920 CA m.1st 8 Aug 1858 Richard Jefferson ROBINETT Shelby Co. IL (he d. 16 Jul 1863 Black River MS, disease. Served Civil War, I Co. 32nd IL Infantry.) m.2nd. 22 Oct 1878 Samuel H. PARSONS Phillips Co. KS (he d. @ 1883, gas fumes from light.) m.3rd @ 1886 James Icem COCKRAN San Francisco CA
........3. Florilla Alice Dale b. 4 May 1854 IL d. 2 Feb 1882 Clinton Co. IN brd. Middleford Cemetery, Middleford, IN m.15 Apr 1870 Abner BOGGS Vigo Co. IN

........3. m.1st. Sarah A. (POINDEXTER) & Richard J. ROBINETT's children;
............4. Vivia Lynd b. 12 Oct 1858/60? IL d. 3 Nov 1888 Lawson, Ray Co. MO m. 30 Oct 1879 George A. MADDEN Ray Co. MO (Taken from mother @ 1870, raised by Robinett grandparents, told mother died.) (No children.)
............4. Lucian b. @ 1861 d. bef 1868 IL (childhood)
.......m.2nd Sarah. A. (POINDEXTER) & Samuel H. PARSON's children;
............4. Flora Kate b. 16 Mar 1882 San Francisco, CA d. 1986 Los Angeles, CA (age 105) m. 16 Sep 1903 Charles Gerald CLIFTON Los Angeles (Descendants mostly still living, info private)

........3. Flora Alice Dale (POINDEXTER) & Abner BOGG's children;
............4. Oscar
............4. Barney

....2. Doctor Harvey & Elizabeth (MAUPIN) Poindexter's children;
........3. George G. b. Mar 1847 MO d. aft. Apr 1922 m. 1 Dec 1875 Emily A. MORGAN Baker Co. OR (divorced, prob. bef. 1895.)
........3. Eliza Manerva b. 1850 MO (d. childhood?)
........3. Granville James b. May 1854 OR d. 27 Jul 1927 m. @ 1883 Julia (TRAIL?) (she died before 1900 census, when Granville listed as Widower.)
........3. Martha L. b. 1858? OR d. bef. 1905 m. 22 Oct 1879 John BEATTY Junction City, OR
........3. Eliza Ann b. 1863 OR m. 12 Apr 1882 W. H. PARKER Juntion City, OR
........3. Maxy Zidane b. 1867? OR m.1st 1893 Charles D. KENNEDY m.2nd ____ CRABTREE

........3. George G. & Emily A. (MORGAN) Poindexter's children;
............4. Ella? b. @ 1876 m.? 2 Apr 1893 David D. WARD? Lake Co. OR
............4. Ora Benjamin b. 9 Mar 1879 Prineville, OR d. 4 Apr 1922 Modoc Co. CA (influenza pneumonia) m. Name Unknown, had children, also unknown.
............4. Florence? b. Jan 1885 CA m.? 25 Dec 1902 Merrick B. COOLEY? Cedarville, CA
............4. Harry/Harvey Henderson b. 24 Dec 1887 CA d. 6 Sept 1959 Plumas Co. CA
............4. Hattie L.? b. Feb 1891 CA
.............(Note; last 3 Poindexter children found on 1900 census with mother Emily Hykes as stepchildren to Jessie L. Hykes. She as Emily Poindexter remarried on 5 Jan 1895 to Jesse L. Hykes. Probable but not proven that these are George & Emily Morgan-Poindexter's children.)

........3. Granville James & Julia Poindexter's children;
............4. Oral Milford b. 3 Feb 1884 Junction City, OR d. 17 Sep 1955 Salem, OR m. 22 Jun 1918 Gladys Esther BURNS Reno, NV

............4. Oral Milford & Gladys E. (BURNS) Poindexter's children;
................5. Eugene Oral (Still living, info private.)
................5. Bert Milford (Deceased.)
................5. Rosemary (Still living, info private.)

....2. m.1st. Thomas S. & Mary E. (BAKER) Poindexter's children;
........3. Ella b. 1857 OR m. 20 Sep 1874 John Daniel BROWN Lane Co. OR
...... m.2nd Thomas S. & Mary E. (COFFEY) Poindexter's children;
........3. Byron A. (Coffey) b. 1858 OR m. 1882 Emma J. READ (NOTE: Byron probably a child of Mary by previous relationship, is not T.S.'s son.)
........3. Elvira Annie b. 1860 OR m. 9 May 1877 E. A. McCORNACK Lane Co. OR
........3. Mary Rowena b. 1862 OR m. William MORGAN
........3. Thomas Simpson "Tommy" Jr. b. 4 May 1863 OR d. 21 Jan 1919 Hot Lake OR, res. Farmington, WA brd. Mtn View Cemetery, Farmington, WA m. 13 Apr 1887 Sedalia "Dade" "Seeley" THOMAS Latah Co. ID
........3. Henrietta "Ettie" (d. childhood?)

........3. Thomas S. Jr. & Sedalia (THOMAS) Poindexter's children;
............4. Maxi A. b. Nov 1889 ID d. aft Jun 1934 m. William HOBACK
............4. Arrah B. b. Apr 1891 ID d. 1975? OR? m. ____ STUMP
............4. Dean Coffey b. 3 Feb 1893 ID m. Anna PORTER (Occupation; Methodist minister.)
............4. Thomas Earl b. 21 Sept 1895 ID d.28 Jun 1986 Des Moines, WA m. 1923 Pearl Grover Wenatchee, WA (Occupation; Methodist minister.)
............4. Charlotte b. Sept 1899 ID d. 1978? CA? m. Eugene ROLLEFSON
............4. Gilbert b.Dec 1901 ID d. 1981? OR?
............4. Harold b. 23 Jun 1907 ID d. Oct 1974 Clarkston, WA m. 2 Aug 1934 Mary HARTIG Asotin, WA (Occ; Soil District Conservation Supervisor, Asotin, WA.) (No children.)

............4. Arrah B. (POINDEXTER) & ____ STUMP's children;
................5. Zona (Still living, info private.)
................5. Chuck (Still living, info private.)

............4. Dean Coffey & Anna (PORTER) Poindexter's children;
................5. David O. (Still living, info private.)

............4. Thomas Earl & Pearl (GROVER) Poindexter's children;
................5. Grover E. (Possibly still living, info private.)
................5. Lois. P. (Possibly still living, info private.)
................5. Carolyn (Possibly still living, info private.)
................5. Delos R. (Possibly still living, info private.)

....2. Louesa Ann (POINDEXTER) & John M. BRONAUGH's children;
........3. Sara Ann (died in childhood, Woodville, IL)
........3. Alice (died infancy, IL)
........3. Perry Simpson b. 12 Sep 1841/42 Greenfield, IL d. 11 Feb 1925 Baptist Hospital, Muskogee, OK brd. Virden Cemetery F, Virden, IL m. 19 Sep 1866 Mary "Molly" BURKE Virden, IL (Occ; grain merchant.)
........3. Maxy Zidany b. @ 1844 IL d. aft. 1921 m. John Provine HENDERSON IL (his occup; Banker)
........3. George Thomas (died accident in childhood, Woodville, IL)
........3. James A. b. 1848 IL m. Amelia BRONAUGH (distant cousins)
........3. Luther M. b. @ 1854 IL d. 6 Mar 1864 brd. Virden Cemetery A
........3. Mary V. b. @ 1858 IL d. 12 Jul 1861 brd. Virden Cemetery A

........3. Perry Simpson & Mary (BURKE) Bronaugh's children;
............4. Infant b. 8 Sept 1867 d. 19 Sept 1867 Virden, IL (8 days) brd. Virden Cemetery A, IL
............4. Amelia m. Arthur D. BLACK
............4. Ella
............4. Grace
............4. Jess
............4. Louise
............4. Mary m. Will GILBERT
............4. John Addison b. 20 May 1872 Virden, IL d. 10 May 1907 Jacksonville, IL brd. Virden Cemetery F m. Lola ROSS
............4. Maxie b. Feb 1877 Virden, IL d. 28 Feb 1877 (1 mo, 8 days) brd. Virden Cem F
............4. George b. 1887 Virden, IL d. 25 May 1940 McHenry, IL brd. Virden Cemetery m. Name Unknown (No children.)

............4. John Addison & Lola (ROSS) Bronaugh's children;
................5. Ross Burke
................5. Fred J.

........3. Maxy Zidany (BRONAUGH) & John P. HENDERSON's children;
............4. Almira Louise "Myra" b. 8 Jun 1869 d. 2 May 1942 brd. Virden Cemetery B., Virden, IL m. @ 1898 Howard Thompson WILSON IL (his Occup; banking, worked with wife's father.) (apparently No children.)
............4. Mary Amelia b.13 Dec 1874 d. 21 Jul 1876 (infant) brd. Virden Cemetery A., IL

* Continued on Page 2

* Go To Page 3 ~ a Brief Family History of pioneers into the West

* Go to Page 4 ~ John S. Poindexter, Union Soldier

* Go to Page 5 ~ Colonel John A. Poindexter, Confederate Officer

* Go To Lineage of Col. John A. Poindexter

* Go To The Poindexter Family Historical Photo Album!

* Poindexter Military Roll of Honor




More Tracks To Follow On The Genealogical Trail

* Jack Cox's WOOD Family Web Site - Where my Poindexter trail begins

* Elaine Powell's WOOD Family History - More on the family!

* 14th Missouri State Militia Page - Where My Civil War Cousin served

* My CIVIL WAR Links Page - Reading and research

* Poindexter Descendants Association Homepage

* Poindexter Genealogy Forum - Post queries here.

* Jane Goforth's Poindexter Family Tree - Large, Excellent site! (Note: Jan 2004, site appears down, moving to new server.)

* Family Search - LDS Church Archives - New and Growing.

* Bureau Of Land Management - General Land Office Records - Free fully searchable Federal Land Patent Records site. Includes digital images, where available.

* Ellis Island Family History Center - Finally, immigration records are on-line! Free fully searchable archives, much info.

* Military Service and Pension Records - Info for ordering from NARA, the National Archives and Records Administration.

* Printable Census Forms - Blank printable forms for abstracting your census records, years 1790 through 1920.

* USGenWeb Archives Census Project - Online census images by state. Not complete but growing and worth a look.

* Western States Marriage Record Index - Fully searchable free database, from the BYU-Idaho Family History Center.

* Social Security Death Index - Rootsweb's free searchable SSDI database.

* California Death Index - Free searchable database, years 1940 through 1997.

* California Vital Records - Where and how to order copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.

* Illinois State Archives

* Illinois State Archives Database Search - Find out which records have info on your Illinois ancestors.

* Oregon State Archives

* Missouri State Archives

* Library of Virginia Digital Library - Digitized databases of many, many colonial records, free and searchable.

* US GenWeb State Archives - Lots of places to look.

* Roots Surname List - Find others who are researching your family name.

* International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists - If you have a horse thief in your family tree, this is the place for you!

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