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Poythress Census Records:  Burke County Georgia 1755 – 1855

 

Source Note: Families of Burke County, Georgia 1755-1855: A Census, by Robert S. Davis, Silas Lucas.  Poythress mentions transcribed 19 Aug 2000, Screven-Jenkins Public Library, Sylvania, Georgia by John M Poythress.

 
·  1830 Federal Census of Burke County
Head/Family: John C. [Carter] Poythress
White males             0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 (i. e. 30-40 yrs.)
White females          0-0-0-0-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 (i. e. 20-30 & 30-40)
Male free P. of Col.  0-0-0-0-0-0                        (i. e. none)
Female                  0-0-0-0-0-0                         (i. e. none)
Male Slaves              9-4-5-4-2-0 (<10,10-23,24-35,36-54,55-100,>100)
Female Slaves        16-8-4-0-0-0 (<10,10-23,24-35,35-54,55-100,>100)
Occupations             0-0-0-0-0-0 (i. e. “professions” of slaves)
 
·  1850 Census of Burke County, Schedule 1, Free Persons
Enumerated by John J. Triggs, Asst. Marshal
No. 15
Name                             Age Sex Occ.Male over 15     Birthplace
John C. Poythress            52  M   Planter                        Georgia
(Real Est. worth $30M)
George A. Mandell            22   M   Agent w/RR               Florida
Mary E.                               22   F                                       Florida
John P.                                 4   M                                       Florida
Ann E.                                   2   F                                       Florida
 
·  1850 Slave Schedule
Shows Estate of George Poythress, 38 slaves
 
·  1850 Slave Schedule
Page 5, 2 July 1850
District – Waynesboro
Shows John C. Poythress, 83 slaves
 
 
·  1850 Mortality Schedule
Name        Rachel of Est. of Geo. P.   Colonel of Est. of Geo. P.
Age                       50                                            22
Sex                       F                                              M
Color                     B                                             B
Free?                    S                                             S
Birth                      Georgia                                 Georgia
Mo./D.                   Sept.                                      Oct.
Occup.                  House Servant                       Field lbor.
Cause                   Dropsey                                 Murdered
Days ill                  6                                             Sudden
 
·   1850 Census-Agriculture Schedule-Burke County
District 66, 69, & 72                                            District Waynesboro
Page 145                                                                       Page 131
Date: 24 August 1850                                          Date: 21 June 1850
 
Name – of Owner or Agent:       Est. of George P.   John C. Poythress
# Acres improved                       800                             1,400
# Acres unimproved                   200                             600
Value of Farm                              6,000                          10,000
Farm Impl. Machinery                 443                             697
Horses                                          6                                  8
Asses/Mules                                7                                  22
Milk Cows                                    18                                25
Work Oxen                                   0                                  2
Other Cattle                                 2                                  45
Sheep                                           19                                65
Swine                                           38                                125
Value of LiveStock                      1,284                          3,686
 
Same as above
 
District 61 & 66
Page 141
Date – none given
 
Name – of Owner or Agent        John C. Poythress
# Acres improved                       200
# Acres unimproved                   1,800
Value of farm                               10,000
Farm Impl. Machinery                 97       
Horses                                          0
Asses/Mules                                3
Milk Cows                                                1
Work Oxen                                   0
Other Cattle                                 4
Sheep                                           0
Swine                                           40
Value of Livestock                      235
 
·   1855 Tax Digest of Burke County
 
Page 9
J. Lawson, Trustee Estate George Poythress
 
Polls (free white males 21-60, without property)         0
# Acres of Land of third quality                                      1,000
# Acres of pine land                                                        0
County where land lies                                                   Burke
Aggregate value of land in dollars                                 5,000
Number of slaves, ages 21-60                                      32
Aggregate value of slaves in dollars                             11,200
Aggregate value of all other property except
Plantation and mechanical tools, crops, etc.               1,200
 
Page 10
John C. Poythress                                             Burke    Screven  Richmond                  
 
Polls (desc. Above)                                              1              0             0
# Acres of Land of third quality                            4,015      0             0
# Acres of pine land                                            2,568      485         100
County where land lies                           Burke     Screven   Richmond
Aggregate value of land in dollars                     29,513    727          3,000
Number of slaves, ages 21-60                          85             0              0
Aggregate value of slaves in dollars                29,700     0              0
Amount of money and solvent debts of
all kinds in dollars                                                5,000       0              0
Aggregate value of all other property except
Plantation & Mechanical tools, crops, etc.       3,565