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Descendants of Thomas G. Poinsett and Rosina Worrell

3 - Rebecca Ann Poinsett - 6 (1839 - 1879), the first child, was born in Philadelphia. She was baptized 11 Mar 1839 by Rev. E. Barron in Old St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia sponsors: Elisha P. Graham and Elizabeth Turpin (her aunt). Rebecca is listed in the 1850 census with the family in Buffalo, NY; she was 11 years old. At age 31 she married on 14 May 1870 Dr. Caleb Bowles Vandover, of Fenton, St. Louis Co, MO, in Cape Girardeau County (LDS records). Their children were Samuel T., James, Hite, Mary Joann Rosina, and Fred (step -son). Sam married Mattie Goode and they had four sons: Glen, Lancaster, Hite, and William. Rebecca's death is recorded as 20 Mar 1879 at St. John's Church in Leopold. Presumably she is interred in St. John's cemetery in Leopold, MO, but I have found no marker. The widower Caleb married Aramindy Mavers in Cape Girardeau Co, MO, 17 Feb 1880, and a son, Fred, was born to this union.

3 - Charles Philadelphia. Moriarty, but

Borromeo His name he is listed

Poinsett - 10 (1841 - 1889), in St. John the Evangelist of as Charles B. (for Borromeo) in

the second child, was born in Philadelphia records is Charles the 1880 census and in land and

other transactions. Thus, for reasons unknown, his name (Charles Borromeo is one of the Catholic saints.) Charles B. York City, then to Buffalo, and finally to Missouri in 1860.

seems to have been changed. moved with the family to New He married Christina Bramer

(Braamhaar) Arnzen - 11, a young widow in the turbulent Civil War year of 1864 Christina Braamhaar below in the section on The Braamhaar (Bramer) Family). Catholic minister officiating was J. Felix Guidry. Their farm was in Survey No. 2274

(see The near

Council Ridge School and Barks Chapel, encompassed about 600 acres at one time.

in the vicinity of Laflin, MO, and appears to have (On an 1878 map of Missouri, Laflin is shown, at

the eastern edge of Bollinger Co, about 7 mi. southeast of Marble Hill; at the time it comparatively major town in its territory and on a major rail line; I have listed Laflin post office address for the birthplace of Charles' children.)

was a as the

In 1868 Charles B. Poinsett, Thomas F. Poinsett -13 and John Seiler -109 sold a sawmill in Cape Girardeau Co to Lindsay Murdock. In the 1870 census Charles, age 28, and Christina, age 29, have three children: Thomas Francis, age 5, Asa, age 4, and Augustus Ephraim, age 2. (For the 1880 census Charles was the census taker (enumerator) for his township of Liberty; he signed his affidavit June 21st, 1880, on p. 236 of the Cape Girardeau Co census.) They had nine children by the time of Christina's death in 1884.

In 1881 Charles sold 204 acres of land to Theresa W. Mifflin (see below The Sharples, Howard and Worrell Families) and 204 acres to Jonathan H. Barks. In March 1884 Charles assisted with an inventory of the estate of the recently deceased Jesse Carroll Proffer

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    308. Charles' wife, Christina, died at the birth or shortly after the birth of the last child in

May, 1884. In 1888 167 acres of his land was acquired by Theresa W. Mifflin through foreclosure. About this time, three of Charles' younger children, Joseph Sylvester, Ann

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