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Re: Poages Augusta Co. Something isn't Right
Posted by: Kay Schmidt (ID *****4906) Date: June 02, 2006 at 22:06:19
In Reply to: Re: Poages Augusta Co. Something isn't Right by daniel layman of 472

Daniel, thanks for your response. I do not claim to be an expert on the Poage family. However, I want to accurate and would like to figure out which Robert Poage married Elizabeth Rennick/Renix.

The following records support the Poage/Renick connection and suggest that the Robert Poage who married Elizabeth Renick was later in Augusta Co., VA.

1) Robert Pock married Elizabeth Perick [Renick] on 2 Jan 1724 at Abington, PA.

2) Robert Poage was called the son-in-law of George Renick, Elizabeth's father, in a 1730/1 land grant.

3) Robert Poage was called "nearest of kin" of Robert Renix, dec’d by a 20 Aug 1757 court order in Augusta county, VA. Robert Renick was the brother of Robert Poage's wife Elizabeth Renick.

According to Tom Shelor: "Although many sources give the wife of Robert Poage as Elizabeth Preston, records prove otherwise. I have been unable to find any evidence of the Elizabeth Preston connection. Where quotes taken from books quote Elizabeth Preston as the wife, it is of the opinion that these researchers failed to find the records indicated from Pennsylvania of Robert Poage’s connection to the Rennick family. Bensalem Church records also indicate that Robert Poage’s father and mother were also in Pennsylvania and the name of the father was also Robert but the mothers name remains unknown. The other failure of researchers is misinterpreting the meaning of Augusta County; Order Book 6; Pg. 25; 20 August 1757; which states: On the Motion of Joshua Mathews It is Ordered that Robert and John Poage be Summoned to declare whether or not they will take on them or Either of them the Administration of the Estate of Robert Renix dec’d they being Nearest of Kin."

According to The Renicks of Greenbrier by B. F. Harlow, Jr. (quoting Dr. Herbert Clark Kincaid): "About 1740, the Renick brothers sold their Penn. land, and removed to Va. At the time of Robert Renick’s death (by the Indians) his family having been captured, the Augusta County Court, Aug. 20, 1757, summoned Robert and John Poage (Polke) to say ‘whether they will administer on estate of Robert Renix, dec’d., they being nearest of kin;’ motion of Joshua Mathews. This Joshua Mathews was a nephew of Robert Renick’s wife and Robert Poage was Robert Renick’s brother-in-law, and John, Robert’s nephew, the son of Elizabeth of Elizabeth Renick Poage."

And also: "Robert Renick, son of George, was born in Ireland, probably about 1710, and came to Penn. with his father. It is likely that his sister, Elizabeth Polke (Poage) came at the same time, altho the Poages may have come later. At any rate, Robert Renick had 400 acres patented to him in Augusta County, June 10, 1740, and the Poages were naturalized in Orange County, then the seat of government for Augusta, May 22, 1740."

What was the original source of the marriage of Robert Poage & Elizabeth Preston in the books you mentioned? Can you offer any other suggestions as to the identity of the Robert Poage who married Elizabeth Rennick? Any further information you can offer would be most appreciated.

Regards ... Kay Schmidt


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