Poe Family Papers, 1858-1901

The Poe family were Fayette County, Alabama farmers. According to the Federal Census of 1860, James Poe (b. ca. 1796) and Mary McMillian Poe (b. ca. 1792) were both from North Carolina. By 1825, the Poes were living in Alabama, where all their children were born. Three of their sons, James R. Poe (b. ca. 1825), William S. Poe (b. ca. 1837), and George W. Poe (b. ca. 1840), served in the Confederate Army. James R. Poe served in the 12th Alabama Cavalry (Malones) and later in the 9th Alabama Cavalry. He was taken prisoner and died at Camp Morton prison camp in Indiana on August 18, 1864, leaving behind a wife, Lemiley, and eight children. William S. Poe and George W. Poe served as privates in Co. I, 32nd Alabama Infantry. George died of measles on June 26, 1862 in Mobile County, Alabama. William was taken prisoner at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in November 1863 and spent the remainder of the war at Rock Island prison camp in Illinois.

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Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama
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SPR620

Letters

Displaying 1 - 25 of 61
ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
11770 Poe5 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Fayette County, AL
11824 Poe59 William S. Poe James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe , Apsanah Poe , Asa T. Poe , Mary Poe
11828 Poe61 William S. Poe Asa T. Poe , Mary Poe
11825 Poe60 William S. Poe James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe
11766 Poe1 July 30, 1861 James Rubin Poe , Lemiley Poe James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe Fayette County, AL
11767 Poe2 March 10, 1862 Asa Wallis , Apsey Wallis James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe Carroll County, MS
11771 Poe6 May 17, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Greene County, AL
11773 Poe8 May 21, 1862 George Washington Poe James Poe Mobile County, AL
11774 Poe9 May 27, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe
11775 Poe10 May 29, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe
11776 Poe11 June 2, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe , Mary McMillian Poe , Apsanah Poe Jackson, MS
11772 Poe7 June 14, 1862 Rhoda Poe William S. Poe Fayette County, AL
11778 Poe13 June 14, 1862 William S. Poe James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe , Asa T. Poe , Mary Poe Mobile County, AL
11779 Poe14 June 15, 1862 George Washington Poe James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe , James Rubin Poe , Lemiley Poe , Buckner Mansfield Kimbrell , Elizabeth C. Kimbrell Mobile County, AL
11777 Poe12 June 16, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Mobile County, AL
11780 Poe15 June 26, 1862 Riley Jasper Amerson James Poe Mobile County, AL
11781 Poe16 June 27, 1862 William S. Poe James Poe Mobile County, AL
11782 Poe17 June 27, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Mobile County, AL
11783 Poe18 July 18, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Mobile County, AL
11784 Poe19 July 19, 1862 William S. Poe James Poe , Rhoda Poe Mobile County, AL
11785 Poe20 July 27, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe Chattanooga, TN
11786 Poe21 August 8, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe , Richard Hampton Rogers , Elizabeth Drake Rogers , Matilda Power Rogers , Elizabeth Drake Rogers II Marion County, TN
11787 Poe22 August 18, 1862 William S. Poe Rhoda Poe , James Poe , Mary McMillian Poe Chattanooga, TN
11788 Poe23 August 20, 1862 William S. Poe James Poe Chattanooga, TN
11789 Poe24 August 28, 1862 Rhoda Poe William S. Poe Fayette County, AL

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