Poe Family in
Names in parentheses reflect the spelling in the source: e.g. Reynolds (Renelds) or Poe (Powe)
Stephen Poe (1759 - 28 July 1843)
page 724. Stephen
Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama, County Court, 1 August 1843, personally appeared
before the Court, Mary Poe, a resident
of said county, aged 84, and made claim for a pension under the Act of July
7, 1818. Declared that she was the widow of Stephen Poe who was militia
soldier under the command of Col. Golston, of
Stephen Poe in
Stephen Poe grant of 50 acres
(note: Tax records are compiled from two different published sources)
1805 Tax -
Capt Dixons District. (Stephen Poe also in
1814 Stephen Poe land grant in
CENSUS YEAR: 1820 STATE: GA COUNTY: Habersham MICROFILM#: M33-6 ENUMERATOR: John Davis
116 26 Poe John . . . 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . 1
males: 1 16/20, 1 over 44; Females: 1 10/16 1 of Foreign origin
116 27 Poe Stephen 1 . . 1 . 1 . 1 1 . 1 .
males: 1 0/10 1 16/26 1 over 44 females: 1 10/16 1 16/26 1 over 44 (2 in agriculture)
120 19 Poe James 4 . . 1 1 . 2 . 1 . . . 2 . .
Males 1 0/10 1 16/26 Females: 1 0/10 1 16/26
121 2 Poe Daniel 1 . . 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . 1
Males 1 0/10 1 16/26 Females: 1 0/10 1 16/26
9 September 1778
Ord all person now in Continental Service be Exempt from paying Poll Tax for year 1778
Commissioners appt. to run dividing line
between Surry & Wilkes Counties, to Wit: Beginning Rowan County line,
half mile below Daniel Rashes head Branch of Hunting Creek; N crossing Mulberry
Field Road about half mile below Hamlins old Store
House; thence, through Solomon Parks (Sparks) Plantation, leaving said
Sparks House in Surry County, thence crossing the Brushy
Mountains at head N. folk Swan
Creek; thence crossing Yadkin River a little below Capt. Parks, through
lower end Carrolds Plantation on N side said River;
thence crossing Big
Elkin at Long Sholes; thence crossing S fork Mitchel's River below John (looks like Scotts), crosing Top Piney Knob to the main Ridge of Mountains two
mile W of Fishes Peak; thence to the Virginia line. The above line being W of Firshes Peak' thence to the
10 September 1778
Joseph Herndon, Esqr.
11 September 1778
On 26 July 1778, Benjamin Herndon, Esqr. Entry Taker, ent. 325 ac. both sides Wrights Creek, incl. improvement made by William Right below main road that leads by Lycans.. ord. recorded.
Or. Clerk issue warrant Survey to Benjamin Herndon, Entry Taker.
Ord. William Adams, George Elmore, .....
Or. following account of claims be allowed: Joseph Herndon, Henry Speer & Robert Lanier, Surveyors who ran line between Surry & Wilkes Counties; Wm. Loven & George Parks, Chain Carriers: William Lenoir, Clerk Court, for service; ... Francis Reynolds... James Ward .....
Ord. following appt. Collectors: Capt. Lenoirs Dist: Jesse Alexander; Capt. Herndon's: Thomas Becknal ....
Note that Calloway and
Morgan are found with Poe and Browning in
They connect in
The Stephen Poe found
485 30 October 1778 - Francis Calloway (Callaway) e. 300 ac Brushey fork near Roaring River. near spring where Morgans path turns out of New River Road, includes both sides of fork & the clearing .. (Francis Calloway marked out; John Poe written in)
494 5 November 1778 - Thomas Goins e. 100 ac Big Elkin, condt. line between Goins & Elijah Hedden (Herndon?), including the improvement.
(sometimes the spelling seems to be Goings).
923 5 March 1779 - Benjamin Herndon e 200 ac Great Elkins Creek, including an old cabbin and small improvement where Thomas Parks, Junr. formerly lived . . . (Benjamin Herndon marked out, John Poe written in)
[Note from the book - marked out / written in indicates transfer of entry before issuance of a grant. NC did not acquire title until confiscation act of 1778. Entry book first organized March 1778]
18 Oct. 1782. Between CHARLES DODSON
and HENRY HAND of
1784 Taxables 1785-1786
1784 John Poe 1 100
1785 John Poe 2 100
Dist. Book 7
Stephen Poe 1 80
John Poe 1 100
1787 Wilkes Co tax list:
Captain A. Gordon's District
Name No. Acres No. Polls
Stephen Powe 60 1 (another source has Stephen Pow)
Captain S. Johnson's District
Name No. Acres No. Polls
John Poe 100 1
29 July 1782
Between John Morgan and Roger
Turner.. 100 lbs.. 293 ac.. Middle fork
Wits: John Poe, John Walker & G. Wheatley. Signed: John Morgan. Page 552
18 October 1782 . . . Between
Charles Dodson and Henry Hand of
Benjamin Parks Charles Dodson
11 November 1783
Between Thomas Jones, Senr. and James Reynolds.. 100 lbs 317 ac. Fishers Creek.. dividing line between said Jones and James Jones.. Wm. Lenoirs line.. William Holders line.. including improvement Thomas Jones lives. Wits: Francis Reynolds, Benjamin Sebastian (x) & Grabril Smither. Signed: Thomas Jones (x). Page 6.
(the manuscript is type written)
12 November 1783
John Poe of Wilkes Co., N.C. to Thomas Newman of Chatham Co., N.C. – 12 pds – 100 a. on the North side of Bear Creek the place where the said Thomas Newman now lives.
Wit: John Wyatt John Poe
John Rennals (Reynolds)
29 October 1788.
Between Joshua Scurlock of State of Georgia and Andrew Moore .. 150 lbs .. 300 ac. both sides Moravian Creek .. between Scurlock & John Doyal. Wits: Benjamin Herndon & Russel Jones. Signed: William Smith, Att'y for Joshua Scurlock. Page 7 & 8.
31 March 1788. Between MICAJAH PENNINGTON and ZACHARIAH
WELLS. .80 Ibs...lOO ac.
18 May 1788
Between William McClain and Stephen Scrich .. 100 lbs.. 200 ac.. Hetton Creek .. branch
New River.. Isaac Weavers line. Wits: William Nall & James Baker. Signed: William McClain. Page 12.
30 September 1788 - Between William NALL, Sheriff Wilkes Co. and EMANUEL ROSE.. (property lost by GEORGE BREWER in Court Action)..5 Ibs...60 ac. Roaring River.
Wit: Robert Nall. Signed: WILLIAM NALL, Sheriff. Pages 1 & 2.
29 Oct. 1788. Between JOSHUA SCURLOCK of State of Georgia and ANDREW MOORE..150 Ibs...300 ac. both sides Moravian Creek..between SCURLOCK & JOHN DOYAL. Wits: BENJAMIN HERNDON & RUSSEL JONES. Signed: WM. SMITH, Atty'y for JOSHUA SCURLOCK. Pages 7 & 8.
18 May 1788. Between WM. MCCLAIN and STEPHEN SCRICH. .100 Ibs...200 ac...Hetton Creek..branch
8 April 1789. Between WM. ADKINS and JOSEPH COUCH, both of
15 December 1792.
Between William Powe*,
and Richard Gwy.. 70 lbs Sterlling .. 314 ac. adjoining Chesterfield County, SC Yadkin Riverand lands of Younger, , Senr. & Allen Chapman. Signed: William Powe. Pages 307 and 308 Hunt & John Parks
This must be "William Erasmus Powe" who descends from Marsom Poe of Caroline and
Note these Anson County, NC records
8755. January 4, 1822. William Dismukes *(Anson Co) to William E. Poe (
9692. July 13, 1830 William E Powe (Rowan Co, NC) to James Terry Dejarnett (Anson Co); for $3,500 sold 700 ac; border: begins at Thomas Threadgill's corner stake in the ford of Grindstone Cr, joins an old road, Dr. Parker, McLendon's field, & David Gray. (signed) William E Powe; (witness) Joseph Medley; wit. oath July 1830 by Joseph Medley; book X p. 318.
NOTE: William E. Powe death notice
4 February 1793
Grand Jury: William Brown, foreman; David Magee, Samuel Allen, John Howard, Thomas Coffey, Daniel Yarnell, Ananias Allen, Presley Busell, Coleby Rucker, William Trible, Elisah Reynolds, Lews Carlton, William Wilcoxson, Joshua Greer, Samuel Tucker: Isaac Perlur, Constable to wait on G. J.
5 February 1793
Last Will & Test John Parks Dec'd: oath William Carrell, George Parks and Benjamin Thurston, Benjamin Parks and Samuel Parks, qualified. Execrs. Will of John Parks Decd.
John Turnbill vs. Daniel Hull - Jury: David Smith, John Robins, George Foster, Benjamin Lewis, William Gilreath, Jordan Councill, John Whitehead, Isaac Low, Patrick McCoy, William Petty (Pettey), Walter Brown, Spilsby Trible - non suit.
7 February 1793
Deed from James Stepp to John Bradley 54 ac; oath Benjamin Jones
Deed from William Nall, Sheriff to John Flanery 150 ac; oath William Nall.
Those present to Chose Surveyor: William Mitchell, Thomas Isbell, Zekial Jones, Richard Allen, William Nall, Rowland Judd, Wm. T. Lewis, James Bunyard, Charles Gordon, Benjamin Herndon, Daniel Holman, Esqrs - Elected William Lenoir, Esq. surveyor: Richard Allen & James M. Lewis, securities James M. Lewis & Benjamin Elledge qualified as Deputy Surveyors.
30 July 1793
Between Joseph Herndon and William Smith .. 10 lbs… 200 ac… Horse
Creek .. waters N fork
Wits: Richard Allen
John McMillien (McMillan) and William Tribles signed: Joseph Herndon
Deed Book B-1
30 July 1793. Between Joseph Herndon and William Smith .. 10 lbs. 200 ac. .. Horse Creek .. waters N. Fork New River. Wits: Richard Allen, John McMillien (McMillan) and William Trible: Signed: Joseph Herndon page 314.
30 January 1797
Present: John Brown, Charles Gordon, Jesse Robinett, Esqrs.
Deed from John Poe to John Adams 300 ac; oath Spencer Adams
Grand Jury: George Gordon, Foreman, William Ellison, Caleb Lowe, John Montgomery, Hillair Roussaw, Joseph Pourter, Jonathan Heathman, Samuel Bicknell, Thomas Parks, Joseph Hickerson, Elisha Reynolds, David Owen, James Sheppard, Landrene Eggers; Isaac Parlier, Constable
Ord Thomas Parks overseer road
from fork by Gwyns to Denny fork on
Ord Joseph Ayres, Nathan Horton, Landrine Eggers, James Jackson, Henry Chambers, Jordan Counsel, Benjamin Howard, George Howard, John Lips, Jonathan Tomkins, Sylvester Profit, Thomas Elmore, Moses Watters, John Farguson, Daniel Southerland, George Foster, William Triplett, William Ellison, James Brown, Samuel Baker, William Miller view road from Stonesiphers to Deep Gap of Blue Ridge Mtn.
Charles Gorgon resigned his Clerk-ship in open court: William Ballard Lenoir was duly elected Clerk in presence of: William Lenoir, Charles Gordon, John Brown, Joseph Herndon, James Fletcher, Richard Allen, Rowland Judd, William Mitchel, Thomas Isbell, Benjamin Jones, John Bryan, Theophilus Evans, Jesse Robinett, Ambrose Parks, Willima Hulme, William Brown, Brown, Benjamin Greer, Richard Gwyn, Step Matheu, Alexander Smith, James Willborn, David Witherspoon, William Johnson, John Martin, Robert Martin, John Calloway, Joseph Ayers, John McMillion, James M. Lewis, Esqrs. with Benjamin Greer, Thomas Isbell, Richard Allen, Jesse Robinett, Esq, securities.
29 July 1782. Between John Morgan and Roger Turner ..
100 lbs .. 293 ac ... Middle fork
John Poe Capt John Morgan’s Dist
Stephen Poe in Rowland Judd Dist.
Capt. Alexander Gordon's District Book 7
1784-1786 Stephen Poe 200 acres
Capt. Johnson's District Book 9
1784 John Poe 100 acres
1785 Stephen Poe 200 acres
1785 John Poe 100 acres
1786 Stephen Poe 80 acres
1786 John Poe 100 acres
John Poe:1 male 21-60, 2 male (under 21 and above 60), 2 female all ages
30 September 1788. Between William Nall, Sheriff Wilkes Co and Emanual Rose.. (Property lost by George Brewer in Court Actoin) .. 5 lbs .. 60 ac. Roaring River. Wit: Robert Nall. Signed William Nall, Sheriff. Pages 1 & 2
(other records list a Robert Nall.
29 October 1788. Between Joshua Scurlock of State of Georgia and Andrew Moore.. 150 lbs 300 ac. both sides Moravian Creek.. between Scurlock & John Doyal. Wits: Benjamin Herndon, & Russel Jones. Signed: William Smith, Atty'y for Joshua Scurlock.
--- didn't note which deed book
1 January 1799. Between Jack McGrady
and Hezekiah Hall .. torn.. 100 ac. N fork Mulberry
Creek .. including
1 May 1799 - Between Bettey
Herndon, Admrx, Joseph Herndon, dec'd and James Fletcher, Esqr ...
in compliance with contract made between Joseph
Herndon and James Fletcher 5 April 1798 .. 800 lbs .. 400 ac. S side Yadkin
river near Moravian Lower Line and opposite an
William Powe (6) 2m<16, 1m>16; 3 f
Kennedy between these entries (this name is spelled many ways, including
John Powe (5) 2m>16; 1m<16; 2 f>
Note: Gooch (Gouge?) and Powe-Kennedy-Poe
January 14, 1788 Shadrach Easteep enters 50 acs in Wilkes Co on middle Fork of Byer Cr.; border Abraham Wigins includes the vacant land between Wiggins (sic). Woolbanks & Stephen Poe.
NOTE: the only Byer’s Creek I can find is in far SW North Carolina
1795 Richard Allen enters 640 ac on Big Elkin R.; border at or near John Poe’s East Corner; transferred to Charles Gordon, Sr.
1795 John Poe enters 50 ac. In Wilkes Co. on Big Elkin River; border a conditional line between James Goudes and myself and runs S.
1795 Linsey Poe enters 100 ac. In Wilkes Co on some waters of Big Elkin R. at the head of James Davis’s spring br. Border: a pine markes “x” includes his claim.
(note there are Negro slaves listed)
1795 Linsey Poe* enters 100 ac in
Wilkes Co on some of the waters of Big
1795 John Poe enters 50 acres in Wilkes Co. on waters of Big Elkin R. border a conditional line between James Goudes and myself and runs S.
1 August 1797
Milley Poe Groom: William Gouge Bond Date: 01 Aug 1797 Record #: 01 096 Bondsman: Stephen Philips Witness: Wm B Lenoir, C Bond #: 000165335
1799 William Lenoir 100
ac .........border Henry Poe*.
1799 Henry Poe 300 acres 300 acres Praters Creek
1799 Henry Poe (says Henery) 200 ac no fork of Elk Creek
1799 Edmond Poe (says Edmon) 100 ac Praters Creek
1799 Thomas Lenoir enter 150 ac in Wilkes on Elk Creek William Poe' line
1799 Robinett (sic) 100 ac on Elk Creek William Poe and runs E.
1799 Witnessed land transaction William Poe* and Henry Poe
1 January 1799 Between Jacob McGrady and Hezekiah Hall … torn.. 100 ac N. fork Mulberry
Creek … including plantation said Hall now lives on. Wits: Luke Jinnings,
NC Line R8294, Sol enl
Co, NC, appl 22 Aug 1821 Sullivan Co., TN aged 63 with a wife (his 2nd) & 1 child aged 4 yrs, & he stated his 1st wife’s children were all away from home, he reapplied 18 Nov 1834 in Sullivan Co, TN, Sol was b. in 1758 in Culpeper Co, VA and lived in Wilkes Co, NC at enl & after the Rev he lived in NC. Then moved to TN & in Sullivan Co, TN since 1814.
John Poe 1 >45
William Poe 2<10, 1 10/16, 1 26/45>; 2<10 2 10/16, 1 26/45>; 2 <10, 2 10/16, 1 26/45>
John Reynolds 1800 census in Wilkes Co.
2M under 10, 1M 26-45 1; F under 10; 1F 16-26; 1F 45&up; 1 slave
1800 Witnessed land
1802 Aaron Canaday 200 ac in Wilkes on Big Elkin Creek joins John Poe's line.
150 acres begins at John Poe's line on N side of the
"creek and runs W.
1809 witnessed land transaction John Poe
25 May 1807
Mathias Poe Bride: Salley Grimsley Bond Date: 25 May 1807 Record #: 02 201 Bondsman: James Grimsley Witness: R Martin Bond #: 000166991
Note: these are adjacent entries
William Poe <10 , 3 10/16>
19 March 1814
Polley Poe Groom: William Hynes Bond Date: 19 Mar 1814 Record #: 01 127 Bondsman: Samuel Hynes Witness: Samuel Johnson Bond #: 000165838
26 July 1816
Sarah Poe Groom: Joseph Hinds Bond Date: 26 Jul 1816 Record #: 01 119 Bondsman: Joshua Tanner Witness: R Martin, Clerk Bond #: 000165705
NOTE: Henry W. Poe (Rev War) Lived in Wilkes Co. NC and 1814 Sullivan TN married twice.
17 August 1809 Between Noel Waddle and
Isaiah Fields …. $405 … 200 ac. Both sides of Big Elkin
… it being part of 250 ac tract near Hadens Creek. Wits: Thomas Lansece
deed book not noted...
5 Dec. 1810. Between BENJAMIN JONES and THOMAS MARTIN.. $1,000.
.230 3/4 ac. N side
15 March 1811. Between WILLIAM JOHNSON and PHILLIP JOHNSON..$l.. 100 ac. JONES Branch. .middle fork
15 March 1811. Between WILLIAM JOHNSON & LEANDER
JOHNSON..$l..120 ac. waters S fork
8 Dec. 1809. Between JAMES WEBB and STEPHEN CAUDILL.
. $150..150 - ac. both sides middle fork
10 November 1808
Between Benjamin Parks and Robert Martin .. $230 .. Negro boy named Phillip .. age 5 .. and Negro girl named Milly .. age 3. Wit: William Parks. Signed: Benjamin Parks. page 67
17 November 1810. John Sale, Snr,
appoints Robert and James Martin, his worthy friends, his lawful attorneys ..
to .. collect all monies, etc. due him from the Estate of William Sales, Senr, dec'd .. "to me, as
one of the Legattees of William Sales, Snr." Wits: John Marin,
5 December 1810. Between Benjamin
Jones and Thomas Martin .. $1,000.. 230 3/4 ac. N side
14 December 1811. N. C. Grant No. 2833 .. Isaiah Fields .. 400 ac. waters Big Elkin .. SE corner his Saw Mill tract.. William Cannady's line .. John Poe's line .. Hank's line. Page 523
19 January 1811
Between John Carter and William Carter.. $50.. two tracts N side of
Creek .. and other tract joining above described land. Wits: Braxton
(other names in this period include “Stephen Caudill” (Caudle) and Reuben Parks
Timothy Poe (twice)
John Poe (three times)
POE, MATHIAS 7 in 1830, 18 in 1840
POE, WILLIAM 1 in 1850
POE, JANE 10 Ashe in 1860
Nathan F Poe Bride: Rachael Eldreth Bond Date: 10 Aug 1865 Record #: 02 006 Bondsman: Junius Dun Made his Mark Witness: E. C. Bartlett Bond #: 000002094 Marriage Date: 11 Aug 1865 Performed By: P. B. Welsh
Isaac Poe Bride: Mary Lewis Bond Date: 11 Mar 1855 Record #: 02 006 Witness: John Weaver Bond #: 000002092 Marriage Date: 11 Mar 1855 Performed By: John Weaver, Justice of the Peace Comment: No Bondsman
Charity Poe Groom: Jacob Roland Bond Date: 16 Jan 1867 Record #: 01 049 Witness: R. T. Hardin (C Bond #: 000001266 Marriage Date: 20 Jan 1867 Performed By: Henry Garber, Minister of the Gospel
Mary Poe Groom: William Cox Bond Date: 07 Dec 1868 Record #: 01 013 Witness: G. W. Ketchum ( Bond #: 000000792 Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1868 Performed By: Joshua Long, D Comment: Son of Joshua Cox; Daughter of John Poe
Mathias Poe Bride: Lucinda Wingler Bond Date: 22 Nov XXXX Record #: 03 043 Witness: S J Gambill, Deputy Clerk Bond #: 000168655 Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1862 Performed By: John Hall, Justice of the Peace
Harriet Poe Groom: T H McCann Bond Date: 20 Dec 1858 Record #: 02 161 Bondsman: Marion McCann Witness: Ansel Parks Bond #: 000166368 Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1858 Performed By: William J Combs, Dd
Lucinda Poe Groom: John P Roberts Bond Date: 09 Apr 1852 Record #: 02 212 Bondsman: Joshua S Daulto Witness: Ansel Parks Bond #: 000167175 Marriage Date: 09 Apr 1852 Performed By: Ansel Parks
Powel Poe Groom: Joshua S Daulton Bond Date: 26 Mar 1852 Record #: 01 063 Bondsman: William L Frank Witness: Ansel Parks, Deputy Clerk Bond #: 000164811 Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1852 Performed By: Ansel Parks