Davis-Poythress Family Cemetery
Notes:Located east and just to the south side of 697 Main St., Brodnax. The sole contemporary marker is approx 200 ft east of the road. By 2000, eight graves were recognizable, in two rows of four each. Most graves were marked with fieldstones, one at the head and another at the foot. Only gravestones for James D. and Lucy C.M. Poythress remained but were broken and the inscription on James' unreadable.
Latitude:36º 41' 47.2" N   (36.696440)
Longitude:78º 1' 58.5" W   (-78.032909)
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According to the family erecting the stone in 2000, this cemetery is located on land once owned and farmed by Henry P. Davis, who married Susan M. Poythress. In addition to their four infants, all those buried here are related to Henry and Susan: Henry's mother Elvira Wright and brother William Davis, and Susan's parents, James David Poythress and Lucy Cannon Moseley, and her brothers Benjamin and Fletcher Poythress. Henry and Susan Davis are buried at Canaan Cemetery.

 Davis - Poythress
Elvira Wright Davis * November 1835 - 11 December 1925 * Mother
William I. Davis * April 1874 - December 1954 * Son
Four Infant Children of Henry P. and Susan Poythress Davis
James David Poythress * 15 September 1856 - 2 September 1929 * Father
Lucy Cannon Moseley Poythress * 21 May 1852 - 11 December 1911 * Mother
Benjamin James Poythress * 28 October 1880 - 14 December 1913 * Son
Fletcher Herod Poythress * 3 October 1891 - 17 March 1956 * Son
Marker Placed 2000 by Family
Notes: Elvira Wright was daughter of William M. Wright, and she married Edward P. Davis. William Davis married Mary Ella Crowder Parish. James David Poythress was son of Pvt. Thomas M. Poythress, CSA, and Lucy J. Thomas. Lucy Cannon Moseley was daughter of Benjamin Moseley and Susan P. Singleton. Benjamin James Poythress married Ada B. Conner.

 

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