Notes for Simon Poe, Sr.: ESSEX CO. JOINS CAROLINE CO, WHERE SIMON POE LIVED FOR MANY YEARS. MOVED TO CHATHAM CO, NC IN 1759 FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS. 1790 CENSUS CHATAM NC ROLL M637-7 IMAGE 0121 The following is a list of court records in Caroline County, Virginia: In 1749 Simon Poe, Sr., was fined 1000 pounds of tobacco for "tending seconds". Later he was fined 3000 pounds for failing to obey the law relative to stinting tobacco plants. Samuel Poe, Jr., had similar judgments. Will on file there 1790, died 1793 In the 1790 census of Chatham County, North Carolina Simon Poe, Sr. is listed as having three slaves. Chatham County in 1790 Census has many Poe's, Simon, Rueben, William, Stephen, Simon Sr. and David. David enlisted in the Continental Army in Chatham County in 1776. Fined for breaking Tobacco Law - for growing seconds. There are records of Simon Poe's connections with the establishment of the church on Deep River Baptist Church on Haw River in North Carolina as early as 1764, which is the date the church was established. This was shortly after he left Caroline County, Virginia. Sarah his first wife may have been deceased by this time because she is not mentioned. There is no record to show if she died before the family moved to North Carolina or afterward. No marker has been found. Simon Poe, Sr. died in Chatham County in 1793 and his will was probated.
He had been married twice and his first wife, Sarah, was the mother of his children. He later married in 1792, a short time before his death, a widowed woman by the name of Rhoda Flowers Marsh. Her maiden name was Flowers. The marriage notice was carried in the North Carolina Gazetteer. It recited that at the time of his marriage his age was 86 years. He had 167 living descendants, including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Simon Poe, Sr., in making his will, named Stephen Poe, the son of Simon Poe, Jr., as taking his father's part and that Urlys William Poe, the son of Stephen Poe, took Stephen Poe's part. Simon Poe, Sr. left several living children. Three of his children, two sons and a daughter, were deceased. William and James and his daughter Frances Poe, who married Robert Thompson, were given their respective parts while Simon Poe was living; and his living children and grandchildren received the remaining part of the estate at his death. Simon Poe, Sr. conveyed to his widow Rhoda Flowers Marsh, who was his second wife, a slave.
Simon Poe Sr.'s will taken from Poe Pages Vol.6, page 13 Last Will and Testament of Simon Poe From records--Chatham County, North Carolina In the name of God Amen: I, Simon Poe, of Chatham County, and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, Blessed be God, do this 9th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred ninety three, make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and from following, that is to say: First, I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Rhoda Poe, one negro girl named Weney, one feather bed and furniture, one bay mare, seven years old , one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, one desk and three plates pewter, three knives and forks, ten barrels of corn to be paid this five day of next December, together with one hundred acres of land on Pigs Branch where on the said Rhoda Poe formerly lived on during her widowhood. All the rest of my estate to be equally divided between these my children: Sary Herndon, Mary Berry, Jane Madsey, and one child's part to be divided between Mary, George and Lucy Straughn, daughters of Lucy Straughn Decast & Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe: one other child's part. My son William Poe and my son James Poe and daughter Frances Thompson having had their part of my estate already, and I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Richard Straughn, Robert Thompson and James Masey (as) executors of this my last will and testament. In witness of, I the said Simon Poe have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written His Simon X Poe (Mark) Witness Present, Elijah Faushe, B.S. Manly North Carolina, Chatham County I, Alma T. Fields, Deputy Clerk Superior Court in and for the County of Chatham, State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the last will and testament of Simon Poe as the same is taken from and compared with the original on file in this office. Witness my hand and official seal the 5th day of June, 1961. (Court Seal) (Along the margin is written: Frances, Sarah, Mary, Jane, Lucy, Simon, Jr., Stephen, William, James) Simon Poe Sr. the son of Samuel Poe Sr born in Nottingham-Derbyshire England (b . 1775. d.8/17/1724 buried in St. Vautier Church Cemetary, Essex County, VA) see 'Colonial Caroline' by T.E.Campbell, page 133 (details lawsuit Simon Poe Sr, and Samuel Poe Jr. Vol.1 of Chatham Co. NC wills, file #22.018 pg.146 179 0 NC,Chatham Co.: Simon Sr, David, Robert, Terry, James Reuben. No Poes listed 1800, Many 1810 and 1820, etc. Simon Poe Sr. the son of Samuel Poe Sr born in Nottingham-Derbyshire England (b . 1775. d.8/17/1724 buried in St. Vautier Church Cemetary, Essex County, VA) see 'Colonial Caroline' by T.E.Campbell, page 133 (details lawsuit Simon Poe Sr, and Samuel Poe Jr. Vol.1 of Chatham Co. NC wills, file #22.018 pg.146 179 0 NC,Chatham Co.: Simon Sr, David, Robert, Terry, James Reuben. No Poes listed 1800, Many 1810 and 1820, etc.
More About Simon Poe, Sr.: Date born 2: 1707, CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Died 2: 1793, CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.
More About Simon Poe, Sr. and SARAH BRADFORD: Marriage: 1714, ESSEX CO. VA.
Children of Simon Poe, Sr. and SARAH BRADFORD are: