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The REVEREND NATHAN POYNER BIBLE
The following was copied from a Bible belonging to the Reverend Nathan Poyner, minister at Poplar Branch (1850 census). The Bible, published by the American Bible Society for the Methodist Convention, New York, 1837 was in the possession of Mrs. Laura Gladys (Poyner) Reynolds in 1972, 3842 Nancemond Circle, Norview, Norfolk, Va. No other entries were found on any pages or inside cover of Bible. One old clipping was found–an obituary for Elizabeth Jarvis, wife of Rev. B. H. Jarvis–no date, but from a Richmond newspaper. This copy made 12 April 1972 by Gordon C. Jones.
Nathan Poyner and Lydia Dailey were married on the 11th of March, 1830
E. D. Taylor and Sarah F. Fitts was married on the 16th of December 1875
[Note: the handwriting must have been very difficult to read here; this entry was more than likely "E. D. Poyner and Sarah F. Pitts..." --M. H. Feb. 2001]
Susan Poyner, daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born Decr 22nd 1830
Mary Poyner, daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born Apr 25th 1832
Thomas Poyner, son of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born Novr 24th 1834
Jordan Poyner, son of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born Novr 27th 1836
Marthan Ann, daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born Decr 23rd AD 1838
Sarah Poyner, Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was born march 23rd 1841
Nathan Poyner Son of Nathan and Lydia was born June the 11th 1843
Lydia Jane Poyner, Daughter of Nathan and Lydia was born 22 of September 1845
Enoch Dailey Poyner, Son of Nathan and Lydia Poyner was Born 24 Day of February 1848 Thursday
Lizette Poyner Daughter of Peter and Lydia Jane Poyner was born 1 Day of April 1868 Wednesday
Mary Susan Daughter of Peter and Lydia Jane Poyner was born 6 Day of September 1871 Wednesday
Daniel W. Lindsey was Born 29 of March 1849 The Son of D. C. Lindsey and Susan M. Lindsey
Nathan Poyner Son of Thos Poyner and Adelia his Wife was born the 24th February 1855 Sunday
Madorah Elizabeth Poyner Daughter of Thos. Poyner and Adelia his Wife was born the 28th of January 1858 Thursday
Nathan Poyner Son of E. Poyner and Laura Poyner (note: Entry not completed–GCJ)
Laura Poyner was Borned (illegible characters) 9/3 Wednesday TD 1869 (note these characters could not be interpreted)
John Poyner Son of Peter Poyner and Lydia Jane Poyner, his wife, was borned May the 4th 1874 on Tuesday
Kezia Poyner Consort of Thomas Poyner, Senr. departed this life the 3rd Novr AD in 1820
Thomas Poyner, Senr departed this life the 13th Octr AD 1836 in the seventy-seventh year of his age
Thos Poyner Son of Nathan Poyner and Lydia his wife Departed This Life on the 27th of March 1858 on Saturday
Susan M. Lindsey, Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner and wife of Daniel C. Lindsey Departed This Life on the 14th of December 1864 Wednesday night.
Lanty Poyner Son of Thos & Keziah Poyner Departed this Life on the 6th of January 1866
Poley Griggs Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner and Wife of Lemuel Griggs Departed this Life on the 27th of September 1866 on Wednesday Night
Nathan Poyner Son of Thomas and Keziah Poyner Departed this Life on the 25th of October 1868
Laura Poyner Daughter of Thomas S. Woodhouse and Poley his wife departed this lyfe on the 19 of December 1872 on Thursday morning at ____ o’clock.
Lydia Jane Poyner Daughter of Nathan and Lydia Poyner and Wife of Peter Poyner Departed This Life on the 18th of December 1876 Monday night.
© 2001 Marty Holland