These two entries seem to contradict each other.The first shows a group of Miss Poythress as daughters of Peter Poythress; but the next "communicated" information shows them as his "sisters".Most RootswebWorldConnect researchers show these particular Miss Poythresses as daughters of Peter Poythress, not his sisters, and I am confused.I have information on them but don't know where to place them.
The following from Genealogies of Virginia Families from Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
THE POYTHRESS FAMILY.
(Prepared by W. G. Stanard.)
* Issue of Francis I Poythress, born 1668, and -, his wife:
Son Robert,' born 169Q; married -, had: Peter,. born 1715; married -, had: Peter,' born 1732; married -, had issue nine daughters, who married as follows: Bland Baird Cocke, Goode, Harrison, Lee, Morrison, Epes,.Rubsamen, and one son:
Peter,7 married Elizabeth Bland, daughter of Richard Bland, of" Jordon's Point."
Issue of Peter,' and Elizabeth (Bland) Poythress:
I. Agnes,' married Roger Atkinson; 2. Mary,8 married John Batte; 3. Lucy,8 married John Epes; 4. Susannah,8 married Richard Bland; 5.Sarah,8 married first, Richard Lee; second, Willoughby Newton; 6. Elizabeth,8 married William Mayo; 7. Jane,8 married Joseph Mayo; 8. Anne,8 married John Randolph; 9. William,s married first, - Bolling; second, Mrs. Marable, and had issue: Elizabeth,' who married Richard Marks.
THE POYTHRESS FAMILY.
Descendants of Mary Poythress and John Batte (who died at the
White Sulphur Spring!; in 1816, and was buried in close proximity to the
-- - * Miss Laura Russell, of Petersburg, great-granddaughter of Mary Poythress, says this is a copy of what her aunt told her.
old church at Lewisburg, Va., there being no means of communication
with Tidewater Virginia except by stage).
Mary Poythress, wife of John Batte, of Mancelle, Prince George
county, Va., descended from Robert, grandson of Captain Francis Poy-
thress, who came to Virginia in 1633. Robert Poythress had one son
and nine daughters. His oldest son, Peter Poythress, married Elizabeth
Bland, daughter of Richard Bland, of Jordans, and had eight daughters
and one son. (Notice the father of Peter Poythress, of Branchester,
had nine daughters and one son, and Peter Poythress, of Branchester,
had t:ight daughters and one son; hence the family connection which has
spread all over Virginia, and so often spoken of as the descendants of
the "nine Miss Poythress'," or the "eight Miss Poythress'," the nine
being sisters of Peter, of Branchester, and the eight his daughters.) The
nine as well as remembered by older members of the Poythress-Batte
connection, married Goode, of Whitby; Gilliam, Eppes, Rubsiman,
Morrison. tee, Cocke, Baird and Harrison. The sisters of Peter Poy-
thress were; Agnes, who married Roger Atkinson, of Olive Hill; !Eliza-
beth Poythress married William Mayo, of Powhatan county, Va. ;/Sallie
Bland Poythress, sixteen years old, married Richard Lee, Ron of Gen-
eral R. E. Lee's grandfather, Henry Lee, sixty years old; she outlived
him, of course, and married, a second time, Willoughby Newton, grand-
father of Bishop John B. Newton, of Virginia;/Ann Poythress married
Robert Randolph;/Lucy Poythress married John Eppes, of Eppesville,
Prince George county, Va. ;/Jane Poythress married Joseph Mayo;
Mary Poythress married John Batte, of Mancelle; /Susan Poythress mar-
ried Richard Bland, of Jordan, her cousin, who was son of Richard
Bland and Anne Poythress, of Jordan, and was the mother of Dr.
Theodrick Bland, the last Bland owner of Jordans, and of Mr. John
Bland, of Fountains, and of Mr. Richard Bland.1 Mary Poythress and
John Batte, of Mancelle, had issue: Elizabeth, married Mr. Madden;
Nancy, married Mr. Russell; Martha, married Mr. Robert Ritchie;
Mary. married Mr. Samuel Hinton, of Petersburg. Peter Poythress
married three times-firRt, Miss Elizabeth Poindexter; and second, MisR
Park Poindexter; and third, Miss Emily Broughton, of Norfolk, Va.
Robert married MisR Eliza Gilliam, and John Henry married Martha Ann, daughter of Peyton Mason, of Prince George county, Va. Henry Batte and Martha Ann Mason had thirteen children: Almeria Elizabeth, who married John Batte-no issue; Mary Virginia, married John Eppes, of Eppesville-two children; Peyton Mason,'who died in infancy; Indiana Henrietta, died young; Martha Turner, married Richard Christian-no issue; John Henry, died in infancy; Alexander Maben, died at the age of twenty; William Ritchie, died young; George McPhail, married Lucie Cooke, daughter of Mordecai Cooke, of Norfolk, Va.-two children; Robert Bolling, married Helen French, daughter of Judge French, of Manchester, Va.-six children; Rosa Bland, married Robert R. Hill,