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Descendants of David Poe

Generation No. 6


16. LYDIA M6 POE (WILLIAM B5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born Bef. 1804 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married WILLIAM WEAVER December 23, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia, son of TILLMAN WEAVER and ANNA KUNTZE.
     
Children of L
YDIA POE and WILLIAM WEAVER are:
  i.   MITCHELL7 WEAVER, b. Abt. 1833.
  ii.   JACOB DOGGETT WEAVER, b. September 29, 1836, Virginia; d. October 27, 1925, Ohio.


17. LUCINDA6 POE (WILLIAM B5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born August 17, 1804 in Virginia, and died October 5, 1836 in Madisonville, Ralls County, Missouri. She married ELSEY ALLISON March 6, 1821 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He was born February 14, 1796 in Virginia, and died May 14, 1888 in Madisonville, Ralls County, Missouri.

Notes for L
UCINDA POE:
A Marriage Bond for Lucinda Poe and Elsey Allison, executed by Elsey Allison and William Poe, the father of Lucinda, was issued and filed with the Recorder on the 6th day of March, 1821 in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Elsey Allison served in the War of 1812 with the 85th Regiment of the Virginia Militia for three months in 1814. As a bounty for his military service he was allowed forty acres of land under the provisions of an act of Congress in 1820 for the sale of public lands. A land patent was granted to Elsey Allison by President Andrew Jackson on October 13, 1835 for forty acres in Ralls County, near Palmyra, Missouri. By 1849, Elsey Allison owned 200 acres of land in the area and in 1860 his son, Arrington Poe Allison, acquired 160 acres all adjacent to Elsey.
Lucinda and Elsey had seven children. She died when their last child, Marion, was six months old. Elsey had two more wives and died a widower at age 93 at the home of his son, Marion, according to his obituary. Lucinda's tombstone reads: Lucinda wife of Elsey Allison, died October 5, 1836, Age 32 yrs, 2mo 18 da.
Lucinda's half-siblings settled in Scotland County, Missouri about twenty years after her death.

     
Children of L
UCINDA POE and ELSEY ALLISON are:
  i.   WILLIAM7 ALLISON, b. 1823.
  ii.   SUSAN C ALLISON, b. 1825; m. JOHN COX, October 11, 1853, Ralls County, Misouri; b. 1820.
  iii.   JAMES W ALLISON, b. 1827.
  iv.   ? ALLISON, b. 1829.
  v.   ARRINGTON POE ALLISON, b. October 27, 1831, Ralls County, Missouri; d. March 25, 1886, Ralls County, Missouri; m. MARY EVELYN COX, November 17, 1856, New London, Missouri.
  vi.   MARY ANN ALLISON, b. January 30, 1834, Ralls County, Missouri; d. April 30, 1891, Pike County, Missouri; m. ROBERT BESHERS.
  vii.   MARION P ALLISON, b. April 12, 1836, Ralls County, Missouri; d. January 28, 1916, Ralls County, Missouri; m. MAGDELENE KERR.


18. JAMES SAMUEL6 POE (WILLIAM B5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born May 20, 1814 in Virginia, and died September 21, 1877 in Taylor County, Virginia. He married PHOEBE E PARNALL 1834. She was born December 8, 1815 in Virginia, and died September 6, 1874 in Taylor County, Virginia.

Notes for J
AMES SAMUEL POE:
The 1840 Monongolia County, Virginia census, page 27, registers James S Poe as head of household. Two males are shown: one between the ages of 20-30, James S; and one under 5. Three females are shown; one between the ages of 20-30, Phoebe; one under 5; and one between the ages of 60-70. James S and this family are in a household adjacent to his father William B Poe.
James S Poe's family history is related in the obituary of his son, Edgar Marion Poe. (See narrative for William B Poe).
Cemetery records of the Knottsville United Methodist Church near Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia register the following members of James Samuel Poe's family: James S; Phebe E, wife of James S; James and Alexander N.
     
Children of J
AMES POE and PHOEBE PARNALL are:
  i.   WILLIAM FRANKLIN7 POE, b. July 13, 1836, Taylor County, Virginia; d. March 2, 1904, Taylor County, Virginia; m. MARY OSBORN.
  ii.   SARAH SUSAN POE, b. November 14, 1838; d. February 22, 1923; m. WILLIAM OSBORN.
  iii.   NATHAN HALE POE, b. July 11, 1841, Taylor County, Virginia; m. HELEN DELANO FORD.
  iv.   EDGAR MARION POE, b. December 20, 1843, Monongalia County, West Virginia; d. January 20, 1923, Taylor County, Virginia; m. (1) AMELIA WILLIAMSON, February 27, 1873; b. 1846; d. April 28, 1889; m. (2) MAGDALENE HALTERMAN, 1889.
24. v.   URBAN DEKALB POE, b. September 23, 1846, Fauquier County, West Virginia; d. February 8, 1894.
  vi.   LOUISA DE AUBREY POE, b. June 23, 1849; d. March 10, 1864, Taylor County, Virginia.
  vii.   JAMES POE, b. March 9, 1852, Taylor County, Virginia; d. March 19, 1852, Taylor County, Virginia.
  viii.   ALEXANDER NEWTON POE, b. May 4, 1853, Taylor County, Virginia; d. June 13, 1854, Taylor County, Virginia.
  ix.   MARQUISDE LAFAYETTE POE, b. September 1, 1855; d. February 16, 1899.
  x.   MARTHA JANE POE, b. December 25, 1858, Taylor County, Virginia; d. April 29, 1936; m. WAITMAN MCDANIEL.
  xi.   ROBERT MILROY POE, b. October 1, 1862.


19. HENDERSON GUFFREY6 POE (WILLIAM B5, SAMUEL4, WILLIAM3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born July 10, 1824 in Barbour County, Virginia, and died March 23, 1897 in Milton, Iowa. He married SARAH SIDWELL 1847 in Parkersburg, Virgina, daughter of JESSE SIDWELL and MARGARET PEARCE. She was born June 25, 1829 in Preston County, Virginia, and died August 13, 1875 in Scotland County, Missouri.

Notes for H
ENDERSON GUFFREY POE:
The following narrative is prepared from documentation found through records, newspaper articles and family obituaries:
The 1850 Federal census for Barbour County, West Virginia, registers Henderson G Paw (as spelled), age 24, his occupation listed as farmer; his wife, Sarah, age 20, one child, Isaac T, age 1; all born in Virginia; and James T, age 16, born in Virginia. [James T is most likely, Henderson's brother, Thomas, born in 1834].
It is reasonable to assume that Henderson and Sarah were the first of the Poe family to come to the Midwest from Virginia. In 1854 Henderson and family first came to Vernon, Iowa, which is described in the History of Van Buren County, Iowa: "By crossing the ferry from Bentonsport, one is landed on the levee of the little village of Vernon...laid out in 1837....It was for a time called South Bentonsport. A flouring-mill was put up in 1845...it was used as a grist-mill until 1851 when the high water washed a channel through and left the old mill on an island. In 1852, the mill was brought to the shore, repaired and started as a woolen-mill. The first school was erected in 1852...and the Methodist Episcopal Church--the only church--was erected in 1852."
There is no record of Henderson owning property in Van Buren County. The only Poe holding deed to property there during the time period Henderson and his young family lived there, 1854 to 1860, was Andrew Poe from Indiana who had acquired quite a mass of land, presumably as a speculator, as he sold his holdings to settlers. No indication of relationship between Andrew and Henderson is found. It can only be assumed Henderson settled in Vernon first as it was a stopping off point on the river and he perhaps found work there in the mill. [The obituaries for both Henderson and Sarah state they came to Iowa in 1854 and then to Missouri in 1860, coinciding with the 1860 census which indicates two girls born in Iowa; their son, Isaac's, obituary states the family came to Iowa when he was seven which would have been 1856].
In 1855, Henderson G Poe was granted a land patent by President James Buchanan for forty acres in Warren County, Iowa, which is in the south central area of Iowa. The patent lists Henderson's address as Van Buren County, Iowa. Whether the family lived there is not known. He lists his residences as Van Buren County in when he purchased land in Scotland County, Missouri in 1858. Sarah's brother Hugh held two patents in Warren County dated 1855 and 1856 and is registered there in the 1860 census.
The first record of a land purchase by Henderson G. Poe is recorded in Book G-354 in the Scotland County Recorder's Office on August 8, 1858 for the N 1/2 of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 and the S 1/2 of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 66, Range 11, purchased for $500.00 from William and Ellender Raney. Mr. Raney had a mortgage on the property and there was a separate document pledging payment of the mortgage by Mr. Raney along with a Bill of Sale from Raney to Poe for six three year old steers and two horses to "secure payment of the mortgage on the land purchased by Mr. Poe." The residence of Henderson G. Poe was given as Van Buren County, Iowa.
Several entries are found in the Book of Deeds for purchase of land by Henderson G. Poe as he continued to expand his farm. One entry dated March 13, 1868 indicated H.G. Poe and D.N. Fulk received a Sheriff's deed for land purchased.
The 1860 Census for Green Township, Scotland County, Missouri registers H. G. Poe, age 35, his occupation listed as farmer with a real estate value of 800 and a personal value of 290; his wife, Sarah, age 32 both born in Virginia; Isaac T, age 11, born in Virginia; Mary J, age 8, born in Virginia; Samuel S, age 6, born in Virginia; Olive, age 2 born in Iowa; and Margaret age 1, born in Iowa.
In the Civil War he served as a private in the Northeast Missouri Home Guard in Company B of Moore's Cavalry Regiment. He received a pension in his later years for his service. The Civil War Pension Index records application #906680 filed on August 10, 1890 in the state of Iowa indicates Henderson served with Battalion 1 of the Northeast Missouri Home Guard and issued Certificate #808614. (He was living in Iowa at the time of this application).
The 1863 Scotland County personal tax roll lists Henderson G. Poe (with no slaves).
The 1870 Census for Union Township, Scotland County, Missouri registers H. G. Poe, age 46, his occupation listed as a farmer, born in Virginia; his wife, age 41, born in Virginia; Sam, age 16; Olive, age 14, Margaret, age 11, all born in Iowa; and P.S., age 6 (Philip); Loretta, age 4, born in Missouri. The value of the real estate is shown as $4,300 and personal property as $2,125.
The 1876 Scotland County Plat Map for Miller Township 66N, Range 12 W, shows that Henderson G. Poe owned 480 acres.
The 1880 census for Union Township, Scotland County, Missouri registers Henderson G. Poe as 56 years of age, his occupation as farmer, born in Virginia. The children: Olive, age 22, born in Iowa; Margaret, age 20, born in Iowa; Philip S, age 15, born in Missouri; Ettie (Luetta), age 13 born in Missouri; and Sherman, age 7, born in Missouri. Henderson's wife, Sarah, had died in 1875.
Henderson's father, William, died in 1846 in Virginia. Sometime after his death, the siblings of Henderson--Phillip, Mary, Thomas, and Julia and their mother, Lettice, came to Scotland County. Urban DeKalb Poe, Henderson's nephew, may have traveled with them or joined them later.
The 1876 Scotland County Plat Map indicates that Mary and Absalom Murphy, Thomas and Adaline Poe, Julia and William Kennedy all owned property in Miller Township. The 1880 census registers Thomas' fourth child was born in Missouri in 1868.
The History of Scotland County, 1887, lists Henderson G. Poe serving as a judge of the county court for the terms 1882-1884.
In a book relating the history of Scotland County, there is a picture of a large group of people of all ages standing in front of a building with this caption: "Last Day of School at the Poe rural school." There is no date on the picture. The 1900 schedule of schools in Scotland County lists the Poe school as School #10, located in Union Township. One family member, Iris Israel Kerr, born in 1910, related that she served as a student teacher at the Poe school which was located near her parent's farm.
The 1895 census of Jackson Township, Van Buren County, Iowa registers Henderson G. Poe, age 70; Etta (Luetta), age 25; and Sherman, age 21. Henderson had sold his land in Scotland County and in 1886 moved to an area known as Egypt near Milton, Iowa. There is no record of his purchasing property there and it can only be assumed he may have resided with family members of his siblings who lived there even though he had children living in Scotland County. Records of the Methodist Church in Milton, Iowa for the years 1893-1894 lists him as a "member in good standing."

The following notice was found in the Memphis Reveille dated April 1, 1897:
Henderson G. Poe, of Milton, Iowa, died Tuesday of last week and was buried Thursday following. Mr. Poe lived in this county for many years and the intelligence of his death brings sadness to the hearts of many of our citizens. During his residence in this county he was elected county judge and served his constituents faithfully and well. Of late years he lived a retired life, but took an active interest in current events. We join the many friends here in tendering the bereaved family sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

The following obituary was found in the Milton Herald, Milton, Iowa dated March 31, 1897:
Henderson G. Poe was born in eastern Virginia July 10, 1824 and died at his home near Milton, March 23, 1897, aged 72 years, 8 months and thirteen days. Mr. Poe came to Iowa about 1851 and located in Van Buren County near Vernon where he resided until 1860 when he removed to Scotland County, Missouri. Here he prospered in business and was for two years judge of the county court. In 1886 he came back to Iowa and has since that time lived near this place.
His wife and one child have preceded him across the river while seven children are left to mourn the loss of an indulgent and loving father. He will be missed in the home, the church and in the community. Before leaving Virginia, Mr. Poe professed faith in Jesus Christ and united with the M. E. Church and at the time of his demise he was a faithful and consistent member of the same.
He died leaving behind the unmistakable evidence of the triumph of his faith over death and the grave. The funeral services were conducted at his late residence by his paster, J.Wesley Potter, and the remains were taken to Hitt, Missouri for interment. He rests from his labors and his works follow him.
A footnote: Through the columns of this Herald, we wish to publicly express our most heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us by deed and actions in the sickness and death of our father. May you never be forgotten in the time of trouble. Children of H.G. Poe

Death records in the office of the Recorder, Van Buren County Iowa state: Poe, Henderson, age 72y, 3mo, 13da; Farmer; March 23, 1897; Widower; Born Virginia, Died Milton, Iowa, Buried Hitt, Missouri; Died of Brights Disease. [An obsolete term for kidney disease].

The tall monument in the Richland Cemetery has the name POE on the base and inscriptions on three sides: Henderson G, July 10, 1824--March 23, 1897; Sarah, June 25. 1829--August 15, 1875; Luetta, June 25, 1866--May 14, 1898.

More About H
ENDERSON GUFFREY POE:
Burial: Richland Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri

Notes for S
ARAH SIDWELL:
The following obituary was found in the Memphis Reveille dated August 19, 1875:
Died---POE. August 13th, 1875 at her home seven miles northwest of Memphis, Missouri. Sarah, wife of Henderson G. Poe. Mrs. Poe was born in Preston County, West Virginia, where she was married to her now bereaved husband in 1847. The family immigrated to Iowa and settled in Van Buren County in 1854. Moved to Scotland County in 1860.
Her sickness was protracted and her suffering intense. Yet she found the religion of Jesus, which had been her stay in life, her comfort and solace in death, and with exultant exclamations of victory, she passed to the home of the good. She leaves a husband and eight children to sorrow, yet not as those having no hope.
A small stone found in front of the monument for Sarah, Henderson and their daughter, Luetta, reads: Sarah, wife of H.G. Poe, died Aug 13, 1875, Aged 46y 1m 18d. Most likely, the original stone for Sarah, prior to erecting the monument. The stone is identical to that of Leticia, Henderson's mother.

More About S
ARAH SIDWELL:
Burial: Richland Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri
     
Children of H
ENDERSON POE and SARAH SIDWELL are:
25. i.   ISAAC TAYLOR7 POE, b. January 24, 1849, Preston County, Virginia; d. December 26, 1914, Scotland County, Missouri.
26. ii.   MARY JANE POE, b. April 15, 1853, Parkersburg, Virginia; d. January 17, 1880, Scotland County, Missouri.
27. iii.   SAMUEL SIDWELL POE, b. August 15, 1854, Parkersburg, West Virginia; d. November 6, 1923, Evans, Colorado.
28. iv.   OLIVE POE, b. 1857, Van Buren County, Iowa; d. 1927, Scotland County, Missouri.
29. v.   MARGARET POE, b. September 1859, Van Buren County, Iowa; d. Aft. 1920, Ault, Colorado.
  vi.   LUETTA POE, b. June 25, 1866, Scotland County, Missouri; d. March 14, 1898, Milton, Iowa.
  More About LUETTA POE:
Burial: Richland Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri

30. vii.   PHILLIP S POE, b. 1865, Scotland County, Missouri; d. Aft. 1930, Ault, Colorado.
  viii.   SHERMAN POE, b. June 1874, Scotland County, Missouri; d. Aft. 1930, Washington State.
  Notes for SHERMAN POE:
The 1895 census of Jackson Township, Van Buren County, Iowa registers Henderson G. Poe, age 70; Etta (Luetta), age 25; and Sherman, age 21.
The 1900 Ault Precinct, Weld County, Colorado census registers Sherman Poe, age 25, born in Missouri, his parents in Virginia, his occupation listed as farm laborer living in the household of his sister, Margaret, and her husband, Charles F Collins.
The 1910 Buhl Precinct, Twin Falls County, Idaho census registers Sherman Poe, age 35,single, born in Missouri, his parents in Virginia, his occupation listed as farmer; his nephew, Percy S Poe, age 17, born in Colorado, his father in Virginia, his mother in Kentucky, his occupation listed as laborer; and George A Nelson, age 24, born in Nebraska, his parents in Sweden, his occupation listed as laborer. Percy S Poe was the son of Samuel Sidwell Poe who lived in Ault, Colorado in 1910.
The 1920 Metaline Falls town, Pend Oreille County, Washington census registers Sherman Poe, age 46,single, born in Missouri, his parents in Virginia, his occupation listed as conveyor man at a cement plant. He was living in the boarding house of Cyrus Hewitt.
The 1930 Metaline Falls town, Pend Oreille County, Washington census registers Sherman Poe, age 56, single, and a roomer (perhaps a boarding house) born in Missouri, his parents in Virginia. His occupation is listed as Powder Man for the Forest Service, and he could read write and speak English.



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