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Poe Family in Virginia


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York and Misc         Richmond   Grayson (old Montgomery)


Virginia Tax Lists 1790 – 1800    Tax Lists (Bray Rains Day etc)  


1850 Counties Map            Land Deed/Patent images Poe  


Census Records Various Sources       Military Records Images / notes             Deed Images and Notes


Possible English Origins            


Samuel Poe of Essex County, Virginia who died in 1725, what we actually know about him


Near contemporaries of Samuel Poe in Essex County


Please note that links below contain selected records. Please search these names on the County pages linked above.


Robert Poe               (d. 1722) Essex County, Virginia


Benjamin Poe          born before 1705.    First appears in 1726. May have died in Amherst Co. VA in 1785 (or family moved there).


William Poe *            born before 1711.    First appears in 1726. Moved to Culpeper County, VA in 1737


Samuel Poe             born before 1712.    First appears in 1733. Possibly died in Caroline Co. between 1759 and 1765


Simon Poe *             born c 1707 ? 1793  First appears in 1737. Dates based on newspaper profile from North Carolina.


Marsom Poe            born before 1725     First appears considerably later in 1749. Died 13 Aug 1782 Spotsylvania Co. Descendants spell name Powe.


Among others, these families had a close and early connection to the Essex / Caroline County Poe families.


Francis Browning              John Sutton             John Gouge             Bray Family



History of Old Rappahannock, Essex County and Caroline County


Early  Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex


Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia 1655-1900 by Eva Eubank Wilkerson.

Published by Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1953.


No Poe, Browning or Sutton listed.


Virginia, Essex County: February 1695 ? 1699; 1699 ? 1702. Ruth and Sam Sparacio, editors. Order Book Abstracts


No Poe listed


Virginia Quit Rent Roll 1704


Virginia Tax Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The William and Mary Quarterly, and Tyler’s Quarterly

Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1983


Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704


Essex County. Poe, Samll  800 acres


The same book includes this section - Essex County: An Annotated Copy of the Rent Roll of 1704

The annotations include whom the landowner married and their date of death if the researcher could determine it. As an example, this annotation states: John Battaile (d. 1706; married Catherine Taliaferro and Elizabeth Smith)

The entry for Samuel Poe includes only one annotation ? the date of death, since that is all the court records reveal.


On page 63: Samuel Poe (d. 1725)


See Samuel Poe Lands along the Peumansend