George Poingdestre (born Jersey 1627), arrived in the Colony of Virginia in 1657. He first settled in Middle Plantation (Williamsburg) and received a land grant in Gloster County in Virginia. Later, with his wife Susannah, he built his plantation home, Criss Cross (or Christ's Cross), which still stands, located midway between Williamsburg and Richmond in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. Read more about events in his life in our timeline. We also have research on his forbearers.
John C. Poindexter is another immigrant who we believe arrived from France in the mid-1700's and has living descendants in the U.S. He and his wife resided in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Henri Puddester, born between 1730 and 1750 was a seaman or fisherman who settled in the maritime islands of Newfoundland. The pronounciation and spelling of his Poingdestre surname had changed, possibly due to his occupation or the heavy Scottish accents of the Newfoundland peoples.
Henry and Issac Pendexter, may have been brothers. They or their parents settled in New England with records in Maine and New Hampshire.