Family History and Research
Whipping Creek Plantation
Long Island, Virginia
Captain Joseph Poindexter was born in Louisa County, VA in 1736, when Louisa was still part of Hanover County. He died June 26, 1826 at his plantation, Whipping Creek, south of Lynchberg, VA. Joseph's parents were John Poindexter and Christian Anderson Gissage of Louisa County.
From Lynchburg, follow 501 to Highway 633 (Epsons Road). Follow 633 for about two miles, as shown highlighted in green on this map. If you cross the bridge over the creek, you have gone too far.
The cemetery is just off the road, watch for an old barn and large sycamore tree on your left. The cemetery is under the Sycamore tree. It is marked here as a red star.
- Map by the United States' Environmental Protection Agency EnviroMapper.
- Google Maps was also used to establish street names.
- Approximate GPS Coordinates: 37° 3.741' N by 79° 0.317 W, Elevation about 440 feet (according to Google Earth).
place of Captain Joseph Poindexter, this cemetery is located on
Captain Joseph's plantation known as Whipping Creek near Long Island,
Virginia in Cambell County.The plots are
roughly drawn out here in relationship to the Sycamore tree. Plot
numbers match list below. Family tradition says that a Sycamore
twig had been stuck in the ground to mark to Joseph's grave and
it rooted and grew into a tall and strong tree. I am not sure which
way is North, will see if Bob and Annie can tell us.
Buried at this
- (1) Joseph Poindexter,
Captain in the Revolution, 1736 - June 29, 1826, aged 90 years.
- (2) Elzabeth Jane
Kennerly, wife of Joseph. Died February 5, 1828, aged 82 years.
- (3) Lewis D. Poindexter,
died 1879, aged 89 years.
- (4) Nancy M., wife
of Lewis D., died March 10, 1845, aged 48 years, 10 months.
- (5) Armelius
Josephus, son of Lewis and Nancy, died October 10, 1814. aged 6
months, 14 days.
- (6) Virginia
Francis, daughter of Lewis and Nancy, died November 14, 1812, aged
14 years, 2 months, 18 days.
- (7) John W. Poindexter,
1831 - 1868 .
- (8) Thomas F. Poindexter,
died 1885, aged 70 years.
- (9) Harriet J.,
wife of Thomas F., died 1894, aged 75 years.
- (10) Lelia A. Poindexter,
1856 - 1873.
- (11) John T. Poindexter,
1850 - 1879.
- (12) Robert L.
Poindexter, August 13, 1846 - October 11, 1895.
- (13) unknown,only
field stones mark the grave.
- Long Island, Virginia is the
community that Whipping Creek Plantation was associated with. If you were
on the bus tour at the reunion in Lynchburg, you will remember Edith, she
was our wonderful tour guide.
- Bob and Annie
Poindexter live in the Lynchburg area and are long time members of the
PDA. Bob is descended from Capt. Joseph and has done extensive research which they contributed to the PDA GEDCOM database (password required).
- Edith and Jack Poindexter,
of Long Island, VA, near Whipping Creek and this cemetery. They are also members of the PDA. Edithis also a curator at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's home. Edith and jack take care of this and other Poindexter cemeteries in the area.
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