Note about searching these
There are many other surnames represented on the various web pages. They are ones that may help connect Poe family members, someone of that surname was married to a Poe, or it may be that their information could shed light on where Poe and related family members lived. On the Poe records are as exhaustive from the source as I could manage. Please let me know if you find mistakes in my typing, or if I have a source incorrectly identified: William Poe
The records below are more or less chronological, but due to the volume of data and number of sources, many records following a citation span a wide range of years. The best way to use this page is probably to use "find" and search for particular people and last names. The names in BOLD type are among ones that appear in other connections. Not all repeating names are bolded.
Search within the page for every variant of a name you can think of since I have tried to stay with the spelling from the source material. Look for Richerson or Richardson; Poe or Powe; Straughn or Straughan, for example. By no means did I exhaust the records for any last name other than Poe. However, I have included all records including the name Poe from whatever source is cited.
It has been
difficult to decide which records to include here. When I have seen close
family ties, I have included significant records, even if the Poe name is not
mentioned. I am of course biased to my own family research. Names such as
Holiman and Reynolds in my own line are also here in North Carolina, then
Fayette County, Alabama and on to Saline (Grant) County, Arkansas where my
grandparents were born. Other families found here in
If not otherwise noted, marriage records including a bond number are from one of these indexes.
i. e. Cassae Poe Groom: Thomas Pickett Bond Date: 17 Jan 1796 Record #: 02 319 Bondsman: Williamson Bryan
Bond #: 000099977
Most citations listed below are from the DAR Library Online Catalog.
Links to useful maps
Creeks and Branches mentioned in records --- broken links since I looked them up.
Landmarks to look up. The USGS links broke, so best just search online maps for these names, or search on this site:
Horsepen Creek (Guilford Co)
Little Bear Creek
New Hope creek
Mill Branch (Creek)