Study of Lewis & David Poythress (Virginia)

Compiled by Barbara Poythress Wolfe.  


Lewis Poythress

26 Dec 1792 Marriage Bond of Lewis Poythress and Patsey Giles, Surety: Meredith Poythress; Sealed and delivered in the presence of Newman Dortch. Mecklenburg Cty. Marriage Bonds and Consent papers, 1770-1810 “P” Reel 58, p. 376.

2 Mar 1796 John and Martha Cleaton sold 98 acres in Mecklenburg to Lewis Poythress. Abstracted from Deed 10, page 62, Film #0032536 of Mecklenburg County.

13 Jan 1801 Lewis Poythress sold to John Giles 100 acres in Mecklenburg County. Abstracted from Mecklenburg Cty Deeds, p. 605

4 Nov 1801 Thomas Watson and his wife Susanna Watson sold 104 acres to Lewis in Mecklenburg. Abstracted from Mecklenburg Cty. Deeds, p. 47.

9 Apr 1802 Marriage Bond of Lewis and Rebecca B. Taylor, Surety: Thomas Watson, in the presence of John Dortch.

3 Nov 1813 Dennis Bafs (probably Bass) sold 33 acres to Lewis Poythress in Mecklenburg County. Abstracted from Mecklenburg County Deeds.

20 April 1816 Grief Harwell sold 138 acres to Lewis in Mecklenburg County. Abstracted from Mecklenburg County Deeds.

18 Oct 1845 Bill of Sale on property from Lewis Poythress, Sr. to youngest sons Lewis Y. Poythress, Jr. and Thomas M. Poythress. Mecklenburg County Deed Book 31 1843-1845 Reel 15 p. 605.


David Poythress

17 Dec 1827 Marriage Record of David Poythress and Mary Speed Dortch Consent: Ann Dortch, mother ;Witnesses, Isaac Taylor and Elizabeth C. Dortch. Mecklenburg Cty Marriages Bonds and Consent Papers 1825-1828 Reel 66, p. 698-700.

21 Jan 1832 Consent by Lewis and Rebecca Poythress for daughter Rebecca to marry Benjamin Standley. Witness: David Poythress. Ibid. 1831-1835 A-Z Reel 68 p. 265-269.

14 Sep 1837 John M. Parkinson sold 100 acres in Mecklenburg to David Poythress. Mecklenburg County Deed Book 27, 1836-1838 Reel 13, p.331-332.

15 Aug 1844 Lewis Poythress sold 143 1/2 acres in Mecklenburg to David Poythress. Ibid. Book 31 1843-1845 Reel 15 p. 253-254.

15 Mar 1848 Marriage Bond of David Poythress and Sally Dortch by David and Benjamin Standley; Witness J. J. Daly. Warren County Marriage Bonds in North Carolina State Archives.

16 Oct 1848 Marriage Consent by David for his daughter Martha Jane Poythress to John Tucker. Mecklenburg County Marriage Bonds and Consent papers of Minister’s Returns 1848-1850. A-Z Reel 73 p. 55 and 60.

4 Nov 1852 Hartwell Arnold sold 321 1/2 acres in Mecklenburg to David Poythress. Mecklenburg County Deed Book 34 1852-1855 Reel 17, p.87-88.


20 Nov 1876 – 28 Apr 1877  David Poythress Estate Inventory and Valuation (November 20, 1876, Administration of David Poythress Estate (January 31, 1977), and estate sale (April 28th, 1877).  Executed by Charles D. Poythress.

David Poythress Estate Documents 1876-7

Warren County, North Carolina, Estate Records; Author: North Carolina. Superior Court (Warren County); Probate Place: Warren, North Carolina. 

Burial and Late Life Family History Shared by Barbara Poythress Wolfe, direct descendant of David Poythress (10/10/2017)

Charles David lived and worked in the vicinity of Middleburg, Manson and Ridgeway, Warren County, North Carolina. I am inclined to think his mother was removed to Manson, per the notation in the inventory of David’s estate expenses [Cost of Moving Mrs. D Poythress to Manson | $15.00]
When Charles David Poythress died in 1892 he was interred at the old family homestead near Middleburg. At some point his widow moved to Henderson and had his remains brought there.
David is buried in the Poythress plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson, NC with Charles David and his family. His monument reads “Jan. 26, 1800, Sep 26,1876, Gone But Not Forgotten, David Poythress”. Whereabouts of his two wives are unknown. These towns are all within short distances of each other in Warren County.