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 Samuel Wiley Poindexter Sr.

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Samuel Wiley Poindexter Sr.

Birth
Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Jan 1888 (aged 80)
Martin County, Indiana, USA
Burial Burns City, Martin County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11232183 View Source

*Died of old age/bronchitis.

Samuel Wiley Poindexter Sr. was the son of Bond Veale Poindexter b. 18 Apr 1735 in Louisa Co., VA, and Rachel Patton b. England. He and his family moved from OH in the 1840's and settled in the Keck's Church vicinity.

He married about 1829 in TN, Dorothy Turley/Turiel Keck b. 27 Mar 1805 in NC; they had the following children: Christian who married Lourinda Keck, daughter of Christian and Katherine Keck, founders of Kecksville; MacHewell, Samuel Jr. (buried at the Williams Cem.), Lucinda, Mary Ann, Harriett, Nellie, and Louisa Poindexter b. 24 Jun 1832 in Claiborne Co., TN (buried at the Williams Cem.), who married John Robert Ellis.

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Samuel Wiley Poindexter is most often seen as a son of Bond Veale Poindexter Jr. and his wife Rachel. This is incorrect. Y-DNA has proved that he was instead either a son, or possibly a grandson of John C. Poindexter, b. perhaps 1755 in France, died 1831 in Hawkins Co, TN. John C. married Elizabeth Thomas, probably in Virginia. John and Elizabeth were listed as members of the Baptist Church, County Line, Hawkins Co TN which was on the Hawkins-Grainger county line on 18 Mar 1792. They had at least seven children, possibly more.Samuel married Dorothy Turley Keck, Kecksville, Indiana. They moved to Martin Co IN ca 1848. Said to be in Tennessee censuses in 1830 and 1840.


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