Jesse Poyner

20 September 1826–15 January 1885 (Age 58)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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.

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

Spouse and Children

7 October 1850
Wilson, Tennessee, United States


    John William Poynor


    Tennie Poyner


    Martha Ellen Poynor



Parents and Siblings

    John Oliver Poynor


    Elizabeth Chandler




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

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone who was handy with his fists, from Old French poigneor ‘fighter’ (Latin pugnator, from pugnare ‘to fight’, a derivative of pugnus ‘fist’).2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a personal name from Latin Honorius.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Piner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Poyner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Poyner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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