The first of this family to set foot on American soil was George Poingdestre, born 1624 on the Isle of Jersey, who came with his wife and children to the Colony of Virginia @ 1657. From this single family sprang virtually all Poindexters in the Americas, creating a family tree of broad and reaching limbs, from Virginia and the Carolinas to Tennesse and Kentucky, and westward still. John A. Poindexter was of the 7th generation in this country, a family whose long and loyal service to their country is noted time and again in the footnotes of history.
1) GEORGE POINGDESTRE - born 1624 Isle of Jersey, England. Married circa 1650 to Susannah NICHOLLE. Immigrated to Colony of Virginia @ 1657.
2) THOMAS POINDEXTER - b. @ 1675 Middle Plantation, VA m. @ 1695 to Sarah CRAWFORD VA d. 1719 New Kent Co. VA
3) JOHN POINDEXTER - b. @ 1703 Hanover Co. VA m. @ 1725 to Christian GISSAGE Hanover Co. VA d. 1753 Louisa Co. VA
4) WILLIAM POINDEXTER - b. 1734 Hanover Co. VA m. 1762 to Margaret DANIELS Goochland CO. VA (Served in the Revolutionary War.) d. April 1808 Louisa Co. VA
5) JOHN POINDEXTER - b. @ 1762 Louisa Co. VA m. 1 Nov 1781 to Frances ARNETT Louisa Co. VA d. 17 Nov 1843 Todd Co. KY
6) DAVID POINDEXTER - b. 6 Dec 1788 Louisa Co. VA d. 7 July 1874 Stamping Grounds, KY m. 3 Mar 1811 Elizabeth WATTS Clark Co. KY d. 7 Jul 1874 Scott Co. KY
7) Mary Polly b. 21 July 1812 Clark Co. KY m. 11 Oct 1832 William LUSBY Scotty Co. KY
7) Emily Jane b. 25 July 1814 Clark or Scott Co. KY d. 17 Sep 1872 m. 13 Mar 1833 Richard Wyatt SEBREE Franklin Co. KY
7) James Howard b. 6 August 1816 Clark Co. d. 14 April 1891 bur. Sebree Cem, Carroll Co. KY m.1st 15 Oct 1839 Talitha Jane HALE Owen Co. KY m.2 4 Sept 1867 Sophia Annie CLARK Franklin Co. KY
7) Elizabeth b. 15 Nov 1818 Clark Co, KY m. 13 Oct 1842 Lorenzo D. HOLLOWAY Scott Co. KY
*7) JOHN A. b. 12 Oct 1825 Montgomery Co. KY m.1st Melissa (LUCAS?) m.2nd 30 Nov 1857 Martha K. (HAYES?) Scott Co. KY d. 14 Apr 1869 Randolph Co. MO, buried at Antioch Christian Church, Milton, MO (Served in Missouri State Guard, CSA in Civil War.)
7) William David b. 10 June 1827 Scott Co, KY d. 31 Jan 1915 Franklin Co. KY m.1st 9 Mar 1848 Martha LUCAS Scott Co. KY m.2nd 4 Jun 1857 Lucy L. SEBREE Scott Co. KY m.3d 21 Sept 1865 Laura Frances SWITZER Franklin Co. KY
7) Arabella C. b. @ 1830 Scott Co. KY m. 14 June 1847 William E. BRISCOE Scott Co. KY (Moved to MO)
7) Richard Mentor Johnson b. 30 Jun 1833 Stamping Ground, KY d. 20 Mar 1920 Franklin Co. KY m. 13 Mar 1856 Martha Jane HALEY (Randolph Co. MO?)
JOHN A. & Melissa POINDEXTER's children;
8) Mary E. b. 1849 MO m. 12 Sept 1869 Andrew J. HAYES Randolph Co. MO
JOHN A. & Martha K. POINDEXTER's children;
8) Thomas A. b. @ 1867 MO m. Ada ____? d. 21 Nov 1936 Moberly, MO
8) Smith A. b. Aug 1868 MO m. Maud ____? d. July 1953 Randolph Co. MO
NOTE: Children of John A. Poindexter are strongly circumstantial, but are not yet conclusively proven; research is ongoing.
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