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Descendants of Charles B. Poinsett and Christina Braamhaar

4 - Thomas Francis Poinsett - 12 (1864 - 1939), the first child, became a blacksmith in

Whitewater, MO.





first wife, Martha S. Schlimme, both

Schleuter, was of whom were

the daughter of Andrew H. born in Hanover, Germany.

Andrew emigrated to America in 1821.

Thomas Francis Poinsett, while married to his

second wife, Florence Erwin-Lancaster, went into business with a blacksmith in Advance,

MO. In 1912 manufactured

he moved his family to Cape Girardeau where he was a foreman grain separators (thrashers). He later lived in Tennessee.





4 - Asa Poinsett - 17 (1866 - 1914) was the second child. He and his first wife, Helen Harris, had three children; I found no information on them; I am guessing that one of them was the Effie C. Poinsett, age 6, who is listed as living with August and Martha Poinsett at the time of the 1900 census.

By his second wife, Ella Herring, Asa had eight children. One of these, Rose, a twin of Asa Ephraim, died at birth in 1913. After Asa and Helen died, at Randles, MO, in 1914 and abt 1916, respectively, the three youngest children of this second family, Joseph Larkin (age 6), Asa Ephraim (age 3), and Theresa Maria (age 1), were taken in by Joseph Sylvester Poinsett - 21 after their parents died. When Asa Ephraim was 5 years old he went to live with Ann Theresa Poinsett - 24 (Aunt Tess). His son, Charles Warren Poinsett, relates that Asa Ephraim was put on a train in Cape Girardeau and sent to Bismark, MO, where he was met by Aunt Tess. He had all his things in a little brown suitcase which he still has today. He was reared by Aunt Tess. Asa Ephraim Poinsett's (1913 - 1992) children are: Jo Anne married Ben E. Francis; their children are Wendy Denise and Chris Edwin; Agnes Maria married Charles F. Lashley; their child is Kimberly Ann; Charles Warren married Patricia Bennett; their child Dana Lynn married Carl Harbison, Jr. and they have a daughter, Amber Lynn; Robert Ray married Mary Dement; their children are Sean and Ann; Bonnie Jean married Kenneth Wencker; their child is Gregory Bernard.

Lynwood Poinsett - 65, grandson of Asa, married 7 Dec 1953 Joyce Lee Martin (b 29 Jul 1935) of Trumann, AR. They had two sons, Martin Lynwood Poinsett (b 25 Nov 1960) and Dalton Lee Poinsett (b 7 Mar 1963), both of whom were born in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN.

4 - August Ephraim Poinsett - 18 (1867 - 1955), the third child, was born on the family farm near Laflin, MO. In the 1870 census the name is “Augustus” Ephraim Poinsett, as it is in early St. John's records. He was baptized in St. John's Church, Leopold, MO, 25 Aug 1867, by Rev. J. Bertens. Augustus seems to have adopted “August" as the spelling in later life. In his adult life he was known to his friends and family as “Gus”. When his mother


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