Jesse Poyner

Male20 September 1826–15 January 1885

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Poyner was born on 20 September 1826, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Oliver Poynor, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Chandler, was 24. He married Eliza Ann Wright on 7 October 1850, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Beaver Dam, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 15 January 1885, at the age of 58, and was buried in Beaver Dam, Ohio, Kentucky, United States.

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Jesse Poyner
Eliza Ann Wright
Marriage: 7 October 1850
John William Poynor
Tennie Poyner
Martha Ellen Poynor
James E Poyner

Sources (13)

  • Jessie Piner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Poyner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jesse P. Poyner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1850Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 9

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands; of Norman origin): nickname for a fighter, from Anglo-Norman French poigneur, pugneire ‘fighter, warrior’ (from Latin pugnator, from pugnare ‘to fight’, a derivative of pugnus ‘fist’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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