Charles Pointer

Pictures Courtesy of Raymond Pointer & Peter Byrd

Charles Summer Pointer and Mary Clarissa Berry were united in marriage on November 11, 1890. To this union ten children were born: Henry Stanley, Oct 16, 1891; William Ray, Aug 28, 1893; Ruth Ester, April 5, 1895; Freddie, died in infancy; Charles Sumner, Jr., March 22, 1898; Cecelia Grace, Oct 6, 1900; Nancy Jane; September 11, 1901; Leslie Gilbert, April 17, 1903; Louis Glen, May 28, 1905 and John Benjamin, February 12, 1907.

Charles and Mary Pointer lived their entire lives on the same farm, with their children having been born in the same house. Charles lived to be 72 years. He was born in 1863 and died September, 1935. Mary Clarissa Berry was born near Windsor, Canada on February 6, 1864. She served as a mid-wife in the community, bring many of the Old Settlers' descendants into the world. She lived to be 103 years old. She died September 8, 1967.

Thomas Pointer and wife Maria were the parents of the following children: Emma, Mary, Bell and Sara. Emma married Russell Tate. Mary married Julius Robinson. Belle (Lina) married Thomas Guy. Sara married Charles Guy. Thomas was a brother to Daniel Pointer who raised Aaron Morgan, Isaiah Melvin and Gabriel Green.




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