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Re: Louisa County, Virginia 1800 Census
In Response To: Louisa County, Virginia 1800 Census ()
Poindexter - Your mention of this surname, their status (slave/free), and the location in VA has me wondering if there might be a connection to this James Poindexter (1819-1907).
There is no familial connection with this James Poindexter however, he and my FPOC ancestors in Ohio were contemporaries and their paths frequently crossed in their civil and community activities beginining in the 1840's.
I find James Poindexter and my 3rd great-grandfather, Lewis Adams, as UGRR operatives in Ohio, also as agents for the AA newspaper "Palladium of Liberty 1842-1844" and as delegates to the Ohio Colored Men's Conventions of 1851 & 1856 in protest of Ohio's enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. Lewis Adams died in 1864, but the James Poindexter-Adams connections were maintained thru the sons and grandsons of Lewis Adams until the death of James Poindexter in 1907.
My research indicates that this James Poindexter was the son of a Richard Poindexter born ca 1790 in VA.
"The largest group of these is part of the household of John Pointdexter Jr. That household is composed of 8 white males, 4 white females, 7 other free persons and 12 slaves."