POINSETT ANNEX

 

Shirley Marie (Poinsett) Slater Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

Special thanks to: Vincent Ellsworth and Shirley Marie (Poinsett) Slater for compiling much of the information in this annex.

 

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Origin of the surname “Poinsett:”

 

 

Generation

 

10 

 

9   Jean/John Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born Soubise Saintonge, France.  Died before 1739 in New Jersey.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth Murrow

 

Born.  Died .  Married Jean Poinsett at New Egypt, Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Poinsett, Jr.: See generation 8, below.

 

8   John Poinsett, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1700.  Died 1762.  Of Burlington County, New Jersey.

 

2. Wife: Jane Esselby

 

Born.  Died .  Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Peter Poinsett: See generation 7, below.

 

7   Peter Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born.  Died October 1819.  Of Burlington County, New Jersey.

 

2. Wife: Rebecca (?)

 

Born.  Died . 

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Samuel Poinsett: See generation 6, below.

 

6   Samuel Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born.  Died 1826.

 

2. Wife: Alice Harris

 

Born.  Died .  Married Samuel Poinsett in Burlington County, New Jersey. 

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Peter Poinsett: See generation 5, below.

 

5   Peter Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born May 1795 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Died November 1847/49 in Allen County, Indiana; interred Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Employed as a farmer.  Moved to Indiana in 1834; was one of the early settlers of Allen County.  Resided last on Goshen Road, Fort Wayne.

 

2. Wife: Mary Rockhill

 

Born December 1796 in Burlington County, New Jersey; daughter of Joseph and Mary (Davis) Rockhill.  Died 18 December 1849 in Allen County, Indiana.  Married Peter Poinsett on 10 January 1818 in Burlington/Montgomery County, New Jersey.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Stockton Poinsett: See generation 4, below.

 

b. Alice Poinsett: Born 30 October 1820 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died 9 March 1909 at Red Oak, Iowa.

 

c. Ann Poinsett: Born 1823 in German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died 30 July 1868 in Allen County, Indiana.

 

d. Mary Jane Poinsett: Born 1825 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died 7 March 1898 in Allen County, Indiana.

 

e. Joseph Poinsett: Born about 1831 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died 3 June 1863 from complications of dysentery at Van Buren Hospital, Milliken's Bend, Louisiana.  Veteran of the US Civil War.

 

f. Samuel Poinsett: Born about 1832 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  Died about 1859 in Allen County, Indiana.

 

4   John Stockton Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 25/23 November 1818 in Montgomery County, Ohio (Germantown area).  Died 18 September 1892 in Allen County, Indiana from a severe, gaping abdominal wound received 17 September when his horse-drawn buckboard was struck by a runaway horse-drawn wagon; interred 21 September in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Was one of the early settlers of Allen County, Indiana.  Employed as a farmer and stock raiser in Washington Township, Allen County.

 

1850 US Census: John Poinsett, age 27 (b. NJ) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  His real estate was valued at $800.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Poinsett, age 24 (b. NJ); daughter, Ellen Poinsett, age 4 (b. IN); son, Peter Poinsett, age 2 (b. IN); and John Ulery, age 24 (b. OH) and employed as a laborer.

 

1860 US Census: John Poinsett, age 42 (b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  His real estate was valued at $6,000 and his personal property was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Poinsett, age 30 (b. IN); son, Peter Poinsett, age 11 (b. IN); daughter, Mariah Poinsett, age 13 (b. IN); son, William Poinsett, age 9 (b. IN); son, John Poinsett, age 7 (b. IN); daughter, Harriet J. Poinsett, age 3 (b. IN); and son, Joseph Poinsett, age 5 months (b. IN).

 

1880 US Census: John Poinsett, age 62 (b. OH; parents b. France) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Poinsett, age 55 (b. OH; parents b. France); daughter, Hatty Poinsett, age 23 (b. IN); son, Joseph Poinsett, age 20 (b. IN); daughter, Mary Poinsett, age 17 (b. IN); and son, Edward Poinsett, age 14 (b. IN).

 

2. Wife: Ellen Rockhill

 

Born 28 June 1825 in Montgomery County, Ohio; daughter of Edward and Rebecca (Richardson) Rockhill.  Died 7 February 1911 in Allen County, Indiana.  Married John Stockton Poinsett on 20 November 1845 in Allen County.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Maria "Ellen" Poinsett: Born September 1846 in Allen County, Indiana.  Died there September 1863.

 

b. Peter Poinsett: Born January 1849 in Allen County, Indiana.  Died there 9 April 1864.

 

c. William Poinsett: Born 15 February 1851 in Allen County, Indiana.  Died 15 June 1938 at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

1880 US Census: William Poinsett, age 29 (b. IN; parents b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Aboit Township, Allen County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: William Poinsett, age 49 (b. Feb 1851 in IN; parents b. NJ), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Aboit Township, Allen County, Indiana.

 

1910 US Census: William Poinsett, age 60 (b. IN; parents b. OH), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  Of interest, the households headed by Joseph Poinsett, age 50, and Oliver E. Poinsett, age 23, were next door.

 

d. John Stockton Poinsett, Jr.: Born 15 September 1853.

 

1880 US Census: John Poinsett, age 26 (b. IN) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Aboit Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Dora A. Poinsett, age 21 (b. IN); son, John A. Poinsett, age 7 months; and mother, Ellen Poinsett, age 54 (b. OH), who was married.

 

1900 US Census: John Poinsett, age 46 (b. Sep 1853 in IN; parents b. OH) and employed as a dairyman, was heading a household in the southern part of Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Julia Poinsett, age 46 (b. Aug 1853 in IN; father b. Germany; mother b. IN), who had had no children; son, Chauncey Poinsett, age 18 (b. Jan 1882 in IN; parents b. IN), single, and employed as a dairy laborer; mother, Ellen Poinsett, age 74 (b. Jun 1825 in OH; father b. OH; mother b. NJ) and widowed, who had had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive; and partner, Frank Trick, age 26 (b. IN; parents b. IN), single, and employed as a dairyman.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Edward Poinsett, age 34, was nearby.

 

John Poinsett married (1st) Dora A. Scarlett and had the following children:

 

(1. John A. Poinsett: Born in late 1879 in Indiana.

 

(2. Chauncey Poinsett: Born January 1882 in Indiana.

 

(3. Oliver Ezekiel Poinsett: (more info) Born 25 June 1886.  Died 1961 at Dunn Mill, Allen County, Indiana; interred Bel River Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1910 US Census: Oliver E. Poinsett, age 23 (b. IN; parents b. IN) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 1 year, Electa Poinsett, age 20 (b. IN; parents b. IN), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Wava Poinsett, age 4 months (b. IN).

 

1920 US Census: Oliver Poinsette, age 33 (b. IN) and employed as a truck driver for a company, was heading a household on Lincoln Highway in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Electa Poinsette, age 30 (b. IN); daughter, Wava Poinsette, age 10 (b. IN); son, Myron Poinsette, age 7 (b. IN); and son, Ernest Poinsette, age 3 years and 10 months (b. IN).

 

1930 US Census: Oliver E. Poinsett, age 43 (b. IN; parents b. IN) and employed as a salesman for a packing house, was heading a household in Aboite Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He was married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Electa B. Poinsett, age 40 (b. IN; parents b. IN), who was married 1st at age 19; daughter, Wava Electa Poinsett, age 20 (b. IN), single and employed as a winder in an electric factory; son, Myron J. Poinsett, age 18 (b. IN); son, Earnest O. Poinsett, age 14 (b. IN); daughter, Ada M. Poinsett, age 9 (b. IN); son, Frank C. Poinsett, age 7 (b. IN); and daughter, Joan N. Poinsett, age 2 years and 9 months (b. IN).

 

1940 US Census: Oliver Poinsett, age 53 (b. IN) and employed as a salesman in a meat market, was heading a household at 288 Maple Street in the Village of Arcola, Lake Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He had completed 1 year of high school and in Apr 1935 he and his family resided in the Village of Roanoke, Jackson Township, Huntington County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Electa Poinsett, age 50 (b. IN), who had completed 8th grade; son, Frank Poinsett, age 17 (b. IN) and single; and daughter, Joan Poinsett, age 12 (b. IN).

 

Oliver Poinsett married Electa B. Hyatt (b. 3 Sep 1889), daughter of Henry J. and Lydia (Zinn) Hyatt, on 5 December 1908 and had the following children:

 

(a. Wava Electa Poinsett: Born 20 December 1909 in Allen County, Indiana.  Married Delmer Merion Phillips, son of Frank and Alicia (Knepper) Phillips, on 14 September 1933.

 

(b. Myron John Poinsett: Born 9 March 1912 at Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  Married Mary Elizabeth Maloney (b. 17 Jul 1915 at Glendive, Dawson Co., MT), daughter of Lawrence Phillip and Elizabeth Winifred (Magers) Maloney, on 24 July 1938.

 

(c. Ernest O. Poinsett: Born 15 February 1916 in Indiana.  Died 20 September 1988; interred Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Married Treva M. Avey on 7 November 1936.

 

(d. Ada Marie Poinsett: Born 23 June 1920 in Allen County, Indiana.  Married Wayne Edgar Thompson (b. 18 Apr 1919 at Roanoke, Huntington Co., IN), son of Paul J. and Minnie Ethel (Sexton) Thompson, on 6 November 1938.

 

(e. Frank Cliffton Poinsett: Born 6 November 1922 in Allen County, Indiana.  Married Ethelyn Elaine Andress (b. 4 May 1925 at Pontiac, MI), daughter of Loyal True and Helen Wintefred (Snyder) Andress, on 14 September 1946.

 

(f. Norma Joan Poinsett "Joan": Born 24 June 1927 in Indiana.  Married Raymond Joseph Minich (b. 5 Aug 1926 at Fort Wayne, IN), son of Alphonse Daniel and Agnes Gertrude (?) Minich, on 28 November 1946 in Allen County, Indiana.

 

John Poinsett married (2nd) Julia (?) (b. Aug 1853 in IN) about 1898.

 

e. Harriet "Hattie" J. Poinsett: Born 11 April/May 1857.

 

1900 US Census: William J. Knepper, age 41 (b. Aug 1858 in OH; parents b. OH) and employed as a check man in a freight house, was heading a household at 263 St. Mary's Avenue in the City of Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife of 10 years, Harriett J. Knepper, age 43 (b. May 1857 in IN; parents b. OH), who had had no children; and boarder [nephew], Oliver Poinsett, age 13 (b. Jun 1886 in IN; parents b. IN) and in school.

 

Harriet Poinsett married William J. Knepper on 5 May 1890.

 

f. Joseph Poinsett: See generation 3, below.

 

g. Mary Ellen Poinsett: Born December 1862.

 

h. Edward Poinsett: Born 6 January 1866.

 

1900 US Census: Edward Poinsett, age 34 (b. Jan 1866 in IN; parents b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in the southern part of Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife of 6 years, Emma Poinsett, age 25 (b. May 1875 in IN; father b. NJ; mother b. Germany), who had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Myrtle Poinsett, age 5 (b. Oct 1894 in IN); daughter, Pearl Poinsett, age 4 (b. Jan 1896 in IN); daughter, Edna Poinsett, age 3 (b. Apr 1897 in IN); daughter, Mary E. Poinsett, age 2 (b. Apr 1898 in IN); daughter, Gladys Poinsett, age 1 month (b. Apr 1900 in IN); and servant, John Omen, age 34 (b. Mar 1866 in IN; father b. PA; mother b. IN) and employed as a farm laborer.  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, John Poinsett, age 46, was nearby.

 

1930 US Census: Edward Poinsett, age 64 (b. IN; parents b. OH), who had no occupation recorded, was heading a household at 419 Third Street in the City of Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He was married 1st at age 28.  His residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Emma Poinsett, age 54 (b. IN; father b. NYS; mother b. Switzerland), who was married 1st at age 18 and had no occupation recorded; son, Edward R. Poinsett, age 22 (b. IN), single, and employed as a deliverer for a dairy; and son, John S. Poinsett, age 13 (b. IN) and employed as a helper in a drug store.

 

Edward Poinsett married Emma (?) (b. May 1875 in IN) and had at least the following children:

 

(1. Myrtle Poinsett: Born October 1894 in Indiana.

 

(2. Pearl Poinsett: Born January 1896 in Indiana.

 

(3. Edna Poinsett: Born April 1897 in Indiana.

 

(4. Mary E. Poinsett: Born April 1898 in Indiana.

 

(5. Gladys Poinsett: Born April 1900 in Indiana.

 

3   Joseph Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 24 February 1860 in Allen County, Indiana.  Died 11 October 1928 (perhaps took his own life) at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; interred there in Lindenwood Cemetery.

 

1910 US Census: Joseph Poinsett, age 50 (b. IN; parents b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 19 years, Emma Poinsett, age 41 (b. IN; father b. IN; mother b. Gea German), who also had been married once and had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Charles Poinsett, age 17 (b. IN), single, and employed as a laborer in a knitting mill; daughter, Lula Poinsett, age 14 (b. IN); daughter, Alice Poinsett, age 8 (b. IN); and son, Peter Poinsett, age 4 (b. IN).  Of interest, the households headed by Oliver E. Poinsett, age 23 and married, and William Poinsett, age 60 and single, were next door.

 

1920 US Census: Joseph Poinsette, age 59 (b. IN; parents b. OH) and not employed, was heading a household at 1729 Oakland Street in the City of Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  The household also included his wife, Emma Poinsette, age 50 (b. IN; father b. OH; mother b. Germany) and not employed outside the house; son, Peter Poinsette, age 14 (b. IN; parents b. IN) and not employed; son, Kenneth Poinsette, age 9 (b. IN; parents b. IN); and brother-in-law, Peter M. Eggaman, age 54 (b. IN; father b. OH; mother b. Germany), divorced and employed as a clerk for a steam railroad.

 

2. Wife: Emma Eggiman/Eggermann

 

Born 6 January 1869 in Allen County, Indiana; daughter of David and Bernhatdine (Hunsche) Eggiman.  Died 29 May 1965 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; interred with Joseph.  Married Joseph Poinsett on 6 November 1890 at Fort Wayne.  In 1938 resided at 1729 Oakland Street, Fort Wayne.

 

1930 US Census: Emma Poinsette, age 61 (b. IN; father b. IN; mother b. Germany) and widowed, was heading a household at 1729 Oakland Street in the City of Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  Her residence was valued at $4,500.  The household also included her son, Peter H.  Poinsette, age 24 (b. IN; parents b. IN), single, and employed as yard clerk for a steam railroad company; and son, Kenneth F. Poinsette, age 19 (b. IN; parents b. IN), single, and employed as an apprentice brick mason.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Charles David Poinsett: Born 26 February 1893.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Magdalena Fritz (b. 20 Sep 1894 in Allen Co., IN), daughter of Henry (b. Germany) and Catherine (Lamley) Fritz (b. Allen Co., IN), on 16 November 1911 (license date: 15 Nov 1911) in Allen County, Indiana.

 

b. Lula Poinsett: Born 13 September 1895 in Indiana.  Married Orlando W. Jenkins (b. 8 Nov 1898 in OH), son of A. and Emma (Miller) Jenkins, on 5 February 1919 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

c. John Robert Poinsett: Born 1899.

 

d. Alice M. Poinsett: Born 1901 in Indiana.  Married Joseph J. Smead (b. 1885 in IN), son of Edward and Sadie (Hicks) Smead, on 2 September 1919 in Quincy Township, Branch County, Michigan.  Joseph was employed as a baker.

 

e. Peter Herman Poinsett, Jr.: See generation 2, below.

 

f. Kenneth Frederick Poinsett: Born 17 November 1910 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Employed as a machinist.  Employed as a tool & die maker for International Harvester, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Veteran of World War II; served in the US Navy.  Married Glenna Mae Darrow (b. 21 Jan 1917 in Garret Twp, Dekalb Co., IN), daughter of Albert J. (b. Vermont, OH) and Margaret Mae (Portay) Darrow (b. Knox Co., Vermont, OH), on 8 July 1938 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

2   Peter Herman Poinsett

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 September 1905 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Died there 2 May 1949; interred there in Lindenwood Cemetry.  Employed as Chief Clerk, Nickel Plate Railroad.  Always resided at Fort Wayne.

 

1930 US Census: Peter H. Poinsette, age 24 (b. IN), resided with his mother in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

1940 US Census: Peter H. Poinsett, age 34 (b. IN) and employed as a railroad clerk for a steam railroad company, was heading a household at 2210 Bass Street in the City of Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Ruth N. Poinsett, age 35 (b. IN), who had completed 7th grade; daughter, Shirley M. Poinsett, age 8 (b. IN); and son, Thomas F. Poinsett, age 4 (b. IN).

 

2. Wife: Ruth Nellie Davis

 

Born 25 May 1905 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; daughter of George Franklin and Clara (Rogge) Davis.  Died there 14 May 1984; interred Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Could not walk as a child.  Married Peter Herman Poinsett on 26 June 1931 at Wheeling, Marshall and Ohio Counties, West Virginia.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Shirley Marie Poinsett: See generation 1, below.

 

b. Thomas "Tom" Franklin Poinsett: Married (1st) Shirley LaRowe.  Married (2nd) Anita Steele and had the following children:

 

(1. Kimberly Sue Poinsett.

 

(2. Michelle Poinsett.

 

1   Shirley Marie Poinsett:

 

Born 1931 at Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Vincent Ellsworth Slater, descendant #1 of generation 7 of the Descendants of Martha Hazel-Mae (Cool)(Slater)(Finney) Smith in 1959 at St. Johns E&R, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

 

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