Raiford-Poythress Family Bible Record, 1793 – 1939

Transcribed and documented by Elaine Criddle:  Surnames mentioned Card, Cook, Dunn, Grace, High, Poythress, Raiford, Simms and White.

Raiford/Poythress Family Bible, 1793 – 1939 Published 1833

Transcription Notes: The Raiford/Poythress Bible, is contributed to the Poythress List, by the descendants of Carl Hutton Poythress.   Information obtained from these pages may be copied and used to further Raiford/Poythress genealogy research.

At this time, we do not know who this Bible originally belonged to.  It was in the possession of my grandfather, Carl Hutton Poythress, until his death in 1974.  It was then in the possession of his oldest daughter, Nedra Poythress Gieger, until her death in 2002.  This Bible is presently in the possession of her son, Edward Lee Gieger, Jr., in Jackson, Mississippi.

I was given copies of these pages by my father David Franklin Poythress, who had them photographed by a photographer, in Jackson, Mississippi, November 2002.

Date Range of Bible pages:  1793 – 1939.  Surnames mentioned in pages:  Card, Cook, Dunn, Grace, High, Poythress, Raiford, Simms and White.

Elaine Criddle, November 20, 2002

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Transcriptions and individual photographs of pages (suitable for detailed reading and downloading).

Image of Cover Page

Image of Births – Page 1

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Mathew Raiford a son of Robert Raiford and Sivil Raiford wife was borned the 5 day of August 1809

Sarah Raiford a wife of Mathew Raiford was borned April the 12 ..1801

Zilpha Jane Cook was borned Febrary  the 9 day 1821

Tempernce Ann Cook was borned April the 25 day 1825

John Thomas Cook was borned July the 22 day 1830

M.L. Poythress was born May 4th 1894

W.M. Poythress  was born July 23 1896

Charle Poythress was born March 31sh 1896

Grace Poythress was born Nov. ?  20 or 30 1898

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Nancy Carroline Raiford a daughter of Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife was borned the 29 day of May 1834

William Robert Raiford a son of Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife was borned the 25 day of March 1836

Mary Elizer Raiford a daughter of Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife was borned the 3 day of September 1838

  1. Wallace Poythress was born May 4th

Robert Lee, son of Robt. L. and Mamie Poythress was born Nov. 19, 1900

Ed James Poythress was born Jan. 12th 1901

Image of Births – Page 2

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William Raiford a son of Robert and Sivill Raiford was borned October 5th day 1811

Martha Raiford a daughter of Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife was borned the 31 day of January 1840

James Speed Poythress was born Sept. 24 1829

James Richard Simms was born July 31sh 1876

Roland Theophilus Simms was born January 13th 1879

John Thomas Poythress was born Dec 19/77

Sallie Grice Poythress was born Dec 26/79

Bryant Richardson Poythress was born October ? 1881

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John W. High son of W.R. High and Temperance Ann was borned March 31st 1848

John F. Cook was born September the 23rd A.D. 1793

Rosa Wiss or Niss Poythress was born Apr 18th 1901

Charlie Willie Poythrefs son of James and Mattie Poythrefs was born Aug 24th 1868

Elenor C. Poythress was born Aug 11th 1899

James David Poythrefs was born Nov 1st 1869

Rozelle ?O. Poythress was born June 18 1903

James S Poythress was born Dec

Robert Lee Poythress was born March 6 1871

Mary Rebecca Speed Poythress was born Dec 3rd 1872

Richard High Poythress was born March 27 1875

Carlos Hutton Poythress was born 26 March 1884

Image of Marriages – Page 3

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Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife was marred the eight day of August 1832

? Zilfiha Jane Cook was marred July 1835

C.M. Card and Sallie G. Poythress was married Sept 7th 1904

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James S. Poythrefs and Mattie G. Raiford was married Nov. 26th 1867

W.T. Simms and M.E. Raiford was married the 24th day of August 1875

Robert L. Poythress and Mammie F. Grace were married Jan. 28, 1900 in St. Louis

Charlie W. Poythress and Lucy E. White were married June 7th/93 at Mayehoff Springs

James David Poythress and Carrie P. Shephard were married Sept. 11 1895 in Macon, Miss.

J.T. Poythress and Grace B. Dunn were married Aug. 27 – 1902

Image of Deaths – Page 4

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Nancy Carroline Raiford a daughter of Mathew Raiford and Sarah Raiford his wife departed this life the 6 day of June 1836

Mary Elizer Simms died Sept 23 1881

John T. Cook died Apr 8th 1884

Caroline Cook his wife died  __________  1884

Temperance Ann High died Feb 27th 1886

Sally Raiford died May 19 1886

W.R. High died Dec. 25 1886

Elenor C. Poythress died July 18 1900

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Mrs. J.S. Poythress died Aug 19 – 1917

J.S. Poythress died March 17 – 1923

Richard High Poythress  January 15 1939