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Poe Family in Mississippi


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Choctaw County County Site


1835 Tax List

Lewis Poe

James Poe

William Poe

Stephen Poe


list includes people with last names found in Fayette Co, AL including Ezekiel Oswalt, James Oswalt, Simeon Oswalt,

J. H. McMillan, J. B. McMillan and Ebird Neal, J. __. Neal, S. __. Neal/


(from photocopy - failed to jot down the source)

page 45 of source,

page 318 of primary

Rowland T. Bryarly sold to John Banks, for $319.12, west half of southeast quarter of Section 22, Township 21, Range 7 East, 79 78/100 acres.

December 1836. Witness: Stephen Poe











Title:   Abstracts of Choctaw County, Mississippi records / compiled by Betty C. Wiltshire

Author:          Wiltshire, Betty C.  Publisher:     S.l. : The Compiler, c1993


1835 Tax List: Lewis Poe, Stephen Poe 3 slaves


1837: Tax List Lewis Poe; Spencer Poe, Stephen Poe 4 slaves


1837 State Census

George Poe* 1 male over 45; 2 males under 18; 2 female over 16


*Caswell County, North Carolina records show:

Jonathan Poe Book C, 1793-94 Sales estate of William Barker 24 October 1793. Sales to: includes Jonathan Poe

George Poe Book C Sale estate of Henry Williams 22 September 1795 by William Rice exec. sales to . . . includes . . . George Poe

James Poe (failed to note date) Bood D. Acct. estate of Thomas Simmons, decd. Accounts paid to . . . . James Poe. ..


Stephen Poe 1 male 21-45; 2 males 18-21; 4 males < 18; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16. 1 male slave; 5 female slaves.


1838 Stephen Poe, Nathaniel Poe, Rinsell Poe ---- also Robert Ringo, John Rains


1839 Tax List Stephen Poe, Nathaniel Poe, Lewis Poe


1840 Tax List Stephen Poe (80 acres), Nathaniel Poe, Lewis Poe ----- also John S. Rains, Robert M. Ringo


1841 Tax List James Poe, Lewis Poe, Stephen Poe (320 ac)


1943 Tax List Richard Poe, Lewis Poe, James Poe, William Poe, Stephen Poe


1844 Tax List Stephen Poe, Lewis Poe, James Poe, William Poe, Levi Poe*


1846 Tax List Levi Poe, Richard Poe, Lewis Poe, James Poe, Stephen Poe, William Poe


1849 Tax List James Poe, John Poe, Richard Poe, William Poe ----- also John Ringo, Henry M. Ringo


*Same source: Vets of Mexican - American War 1846-48 lists Levi Poe, Private


1840 Choctaw County Census


Lewis Poe*               1 male under 5

                                    1 male 20/30

                                    1 female 15/20         


George Poe*            1 male 15/20

                                    1 male 60/70

                                    1 female 40/50


Stephen Poe*          1 male under 5

                                                1 male 5/10

                                    1 male 10/15

                                    1 male 15/20

                                    1 male 20/30

                                    1 male 40/50

                                    1 female under 5

                                                1 female 10/15

                                    (the first wife must be deceased in 1830)



* compare with these 1830 census records from Fayette Co., Alabama.

George Poe       1 male 5/10

                                    4 males 10/15

                                    1 male 50/60

                                    1 female 10/15

                                    1 female 40/50

Stephen Poe     2 males under 5

                                    1 male 5/10

                                    2 male 10/15

1 male 30/40

1 male 40/50

1 female 5/10

1 female 30/40


Birth dates of the Choctaw Stephen Poe’s (c1797-1871)) children from the 1850 MS census (see below) indicate the family moved from Alabama about 1832. On today’s highways, Ackerman, MS, county seat of Choctaw Co. MS is 107.74 miles from Tuscaloosa, AL. Since it appears that George Poe continued having sons well into middle age, Lewis Poe could be Stephen’s younger brother. That father and two sons (and nephews of farm hand age) would make this move seems likely.




1850 Choctaw County Census


James Poe               age 30            Farmer           born: Alabama

Nancy Poe                                                                 born: Georgia


*The 1850 Slave Census lists James Poe 7


Stephen Poe*          age 53            Farmer           born: North Carolina

Stephen Poe            age 20                                    born: Alabama

Elizabeth Poe          age 17                                    born: Alabama

Henry Poe                age 15                                    born: Mississippi (family must have moved from AL about 1832)


* Stephen Poe enlisted in the army in 1814 in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee according to War of 1812 pension application of his widow. However, it was probably Madison Co, AL where his wife, Nancy Ringo was from. He likely did not live in Tennessee. He married Nancy Ringo in Madison County, Alabama, but that does not imply he actually lived there. The census record here indicates he was in MS in 1835 when Henry was born. Before this he was in Alabama, possibly in Fayette County.


The 1850 Slave Census lists Stephen Poe 1


John Cassels             age 21                                    born: Alabama

In the household is

John Poe                  age 22                                    born: Alabama

Jane Poe*                 age 17                                    born: Georgia


* This is Jane Ammons, wife of John Poe. Information provided by Lois Smith


Adjacent to


William Poe*             age 27                                    born: Alabama

Elizabeth Poe          age 21                                    born: Mississippi


* William Poe is John Poe’s brother according to “Ammons Court Records of 1850.” Information provided by Lois Smith


Stephen Poe

widow, Mary L. Bailey


Pension Application for service in War of 1812.

Abstracted from photocopy of original pension application


Date of Application: State of Mississippi. County of Montgomery 17 June 1878

By: Mary L. Poe, aged 49, resident of Montgomery Co, who appeared before Justice of the Peace.

Service: Declares she is widow of Stephen Poe, deceased, who served as sergeant in the company commanded by Captain Russell in the regiment of Militia commanded by Col. Blue in the war of 1812; that her said husband enlisted at Carthage Tenn on or about 1814 for the term of 3 months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 3 months and whose services terminated by reason of honorable discharge at Fort Struther.


Physical Description: She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: age 16 years. Height 5 feet 7 inches, complexion dark. Eyes and hair black. Farmer, born in Tennessee.


Marriages: She further states that she was married to the said Stephen Poe (day?) November 1867.... and that her name before her said marriage was Mary L. Bailey and that she has not remarried since the death of the said soldier; and she further state that Stephen Poe has been twice previously married.

First to Fanny Ringo (who died about 1840) about 1815 and

Second to Sidney Phelps,  who died in 1841


Date of Death And that her said husband Stephen Poe died at Choctaw County, MS on 4 March 1871 and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the data of discharge from the Army, via: Choctaw and Montgomery Counties.


Prior Applications: Notes that "land Stephen Poe made application to obtain a land warrant."



The Ringo family history series.


Ringo, David Leer.


Alhambra, Calif. : The Freeborn Family Organization, 1980- .


v. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 28 cm.


Library holdings vols 1-14; millennium library edition.


Line of  John Ringo

Nancy Ringo b. c 1893 probably in Wilkes Co, GA d/o John Ringo and Mary Mathis; m. (bond) 8-19-1815 Madison Co., AL to Stephen Poe b. c 1798 NC d. after 1870 probably Choctaw Co. MS. Nancy prob. d. after 1835. Stephen Poe m. 2nd Sidney ____ Walker (widow?), m. c 1836: Sidney prob. d before 1870.

The ch'n. of Nancy Ringo and Stephen Poe

1. Nathaniel Poe       b. c 1818

2. James Poe            b. c 1819-20

3. William Poe           b. c 1823

4. Mary L. Poe           b. c 1824

5. ____ Poe (male)   b. c. 1825-26 prob. d. yg.

6. John Poe (prob)    b. c 1828

7. Stephen Poe, JR (prob)   b. c 1830

8. Elizabeth Poe        (prob)  b. c 1835


Stephen Poe and his 2nd wife, Sidney Walker* had:

10. George T. Poe    b. c 1839

11. Frances Poe       b. c 1845

12. Sidney Poe (female)      b. c 1849

13. Washington Poe b. c 1852


Descendants of these listed in the Ringo Family volume.


According to Family Tree Maker CD, Sydney E Phelps in Lowndes Co MS 1841 Feb 04. It is noted that Sydney is called in various places by the surnames Walker and Phelps, presumably Phelps is a married name.


1850 Choctaw County Census (a few notes I made long ago)


James Poe

b. 1820           30 years old Farmer Born Alabama

Wife Nancy b. GA


John Poe


Stephen Poe 53 Farmer Born North Carolina

Stephen Poe 20 born ALA

Elizabeth 17 b. Ala

Henry Poe 15 born MS


John Casseles 21 born Ala in house with John Poe 22 AL and Joe Poe 17 GA


William Poe 27 born ALA

Elizabeth 21 born MS


1850 Lafayette County Census


William G. Poe age 25 Farmer born North Carolina

James C. Poe (James Cain Poe) age 67 Farmer born: North Carolina

Millie Poe (Millie Bynum) age 49 born: North Carolina


James Cain Poe married Millie Bynum, daughter of Mark Bynum, in Chatham County, NC. He had a brother named William Poe. Current research indicates that the father of James C. Poe was William Poe who died around 1800 and whose estate was divided by allotment through the courts. A William Poe and James C. Poe (probably brothers) received land allotments. That William Poe was a son of Stephen Poe d. 1773 son of Simon Poe SR. 1707/8-1793


1850 Marshall County Census


William Poe age 59 Farmer born: North Carolina  Value of Real Estate Owned: $2500

Betsy Poe     age 52 born: North Carolina

Blakely Poe age 30 (male) born: North Carolina (cannot read/write)

Duncan Poe age 22 born: Tennessee

Martha A Poe age 18 born: Tennessee

George Poe age 17 born: Tennessee

Joseph Poe age 14 born: Tennessee

Urany Poe age 12 (female) born: Mississippi

Lafayette Poe age 8 (male) born: Mississippi

Alex P. Poe   age 6 born: Mississippi

In household

Silas Jones age 22 born Tennessee (cannot read/write)                      


William G. Poe age 33 Farmer born: North Carolina

Minerva Poe age 31 born: North Carolina

F. E. Poe age 6 (male) born: Mississippi

Mary A. Poe age 4 born: Mississippi

Green B. Poe age 2 born: Mississippi



Union County


Joseph H. Poe

Birth:   Sep. 8, 1836, USA

Death:   Sep. 13, 1897

Union County

Mississippi, USA

Husband of Prudence L. Ferguson Poe.


Darden Cemetery

New Albany

Union County

Mississippi, USA


Record added: May 16 2004

By: margaret tutor 


Wayne County Powe family from “Findagrave” website. This family is from the Cheraw Dist. SC and from Marsom / Mossom Poe of Spotsylvania County, VA according to researchers of this branch.


This website is dedicated to the descendents of


Wesley (1826) and Virginia Powe (1834)
Wesley's parents were from South Carolina and Virginia's parents were from Mississippi
Home in 1870: Township 7, Wayne, Mississippi
Home in 1880: Beat 1, Wayne, Mississippi


EidthEidy?” (abt1852/ 55)
Robert (abt 1854)
Eliza (abt 1857)
Oliver (abt 1860)
Frances Powe Woulard (abt 1861)
Jackson (abt 1862)
Edwin (abt 1864)
Mobly (abt 1864)
Collie (abt 1866)
Nancy (abt 1869)



Applications for Tribal Admission




1850 Winston County Census


Wyatt Poe age 25 no occupation (“none” on census), born in Alabama

Elizabeth Poe age 25 born: Alabama

Sarah Poe age 7 born Alabama

William Poe age 5 born Alabama

John Poe age 1 born Mississippi


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