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William Arthur Poe
Samuel Poe (possibly born 1659
in Nottinghamshire, England - d. 1725 Essex County, VA) lived in
Samuel Poe was the first Poe mentioned in the records of Essex County, VA. By 1707, he owned at least 905 acres of tobacco growing land. He is first listed in a 1704 Quit Rent Roll. There are only hints that he had a family. One is the presence of family-oriented items in the inventory of his estate done in 1725 (e.g. spinning wheel and side saddle) and the fact that the court mentioned waiting for an “heir at law” to appear before agreeing to the application of neighbor Francis Browning for administration of the estate (because of this, some assume that Browning was related, perhaps as an in-law, but there is no evidence for that and Browning family researchers have come upon no indication of a connection).
Samuel Poe did not leave a will and there are no documents listing relations. It should be noted that a Robert Poe died in Essex County in 1722. He also left no will. There were small lawsuits involving what meager items Robert Poe left behind. In the context of those court records is mentioned a Katherine Poe. Nothing else is known about Robert and Katherine.
There is no proof that Simon Poe, Sr. was a son of Samuel Poe. The reasons to believe he was include proximity to the area and court cases involving Simon Poe with other Poe men of the Essex County / Caroline County area.
Simon Poe, Sr. (1707/8 – 1793) possibly had a wife named
Sarah (last name unknown) at one point. He married the widow, Rhoda Marsh, just
before his death. Simon relocated his entire family from
Simon Poe, SR had several sons. Among them was James Poe, who is the most likely ancestor next in line.
James Poe (c.1740-1827) and Mary (probably died prior to 1790)
James Poe and family moved from Chatham County, NC to old Anson County, NC before 1790. They settled on Lane’s Creek off of the Peedee River near the South Carolina border. Census records bear out that my ancestor, John Poe, was born in NC and that his wife, Sarah Threet, was born in South Carolina. James Poe took his family to Fayette County, Alabama in the early 1820s. He is buried there. There were strong ties to Fayette County among my ancestors. My great-great grandfather, William Threet Poe, went back to Fayette County to marry his third wife, Mary Melton. There are many families who travelled together all the way from Anson County, NC through Fayette County, AL and on to Saline (Grant) County, Arkansas.
James is thought to be the James Poe listed as a participant in the Revolutionary War.. His grave has been rededicated by the local DAR chapter in Alabama (tradition holds that James Poe was born in 1750, but an early record in Chatham County indicates an earlier date)
John Poe (1785 - 1859) and Sarah Threet (c.1795-1861)
Possible image of John and Sarah
Census records and testimonials bear out that my direct ancestors were John Poe and Sarah Threet. Stories relating to them, friends, and relatives, have been published in genealogical journals. They are buried in Poe Cemetery in Grant County, Arkansas.
William Threet Poe (1817-1884) and
Sarah Reynolds (2/29/1819-2/24/1861)
Samuel Arthur Poe (12/20/1883 -
12/09/1946) and Margaret Emily Davis (2/10/1880 - 7/1971). “Arthur Poe” was
Samuel and Margaret were third cousins, once removed, through sons of their common ancestor, William Hogue (c1765-c1836). Samuel was the great-grandson of William Hogue’s son, Ezekiel Hogue (1806-1873) and Margaret was the granddaughter of William Hogue’s son, Hiram Hogue (1815-1903)
William Eugene Poe (7/7/1921 - 8/7/1985) and LIVING
Poe” was born in
William Arthur Poe (born 7/2/1954