Poindexter Family Reunion, September 14 - 17, 2023, Williamsburg and New Kent County, Virginia


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John Wade
Greetings from the President

John E. Wade

Greetings one and all. I am so excited that we are finally able to host another gathering of the clan in Williamsburg and New Kent County.   The Reunion Committee (Mark Poole and Kathie Sheperd and I) have negotiated great hotel rates and planned an excellent itinerary of events.    Please explore and learn more about what our hosting committee has planned below and by exploring the links on this site.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at reunion@poindexterfamily.org.

Highlights of this gathering of the clan

Friday we have a tour of Jamestown to explore and learn more about this settlement started in 1607.   Many Poindexters descend from early Jamestown through spouses that descended from the first English settlement in North America.   

Saturday we tour New Kent County where we will visit several Poindexter homes from the 18th and 19th centuries.   The Banquet on Saturday will be at Cumberland Estate in New Kent County.  

At all family reunions, we set aside time to be with our cousins, enjoy each other’s company, catch up on everyone’s news, and meet some of the newest members of the family.   Everyone who attends shares the same interest in a common heritage - all tracing back to the Isle of Jersey and Normandy.   There are some extraordinary events planned for everyone at the Poindexter Family Reunion this year, as well as opportunities to create additional holiday time on your own while in the area.

Blacksmith in Colonial WilliamsburgWhy is Williamsburg and New Kent County great places for the Poindexter Family Reunion?

Here are some answers you might have already thought of:  

  • Immigrant George Poindexter came to this very same area in the 1650s.   He shipped goods by boat, bought land, raised a family, served his community, went to church, and built his home in nearby New Kent County.
  • George’s descendants also inherited or bought land and built houses in New Kent through the centuries, with the most recent Poindexter purchases occurring in the 21st century.   Our tour of New Kent County on Saturday will visit many of these homes.
  • Wig Makers in Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg is in Virginia, and Virginia is at the heart of so many significant events of American history…the first permanent settlement, colonial expansion, revolution (Give me Liberty!), civil war, naval history, and more.
  • There are so many Virginians who have made a difference in this country’s history: John Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee, Pocahontas, to name just a few.
  • Williamsburg is close to Richmond, a beautiful and historic city that is as exciting as it charming.   Plan to arrive in the area a few days ahead of the reunion to explore what the area has to offer.   Visit the Explore link above.
  • If you’re pursuing genealogy for your Poindexter or other colonial ancestors, what better place to really dig into the multitude of resources than those available at the great research libraries in Richmond (State Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Culture and History) and at the libraries in Williamsburg (SWEM Library at the College of William & Mary and John D Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg).   Plan to arrive in the area a few days ahead of the reunion to explore these libraries.
  • Finally, if you want to explore something other than history, then the Williamsburg area and Tidewater Virginia are also vacation locations filled with amusement parks, dinner theaters, museums, golf courses, harbor cruises, and, of course, shopping!   Visit the Explore link above.

Picture of tall ships at JamestownGetting interested?

The good news is that this year’s Reunion offers the opportunity to see and learn about so many of these aspects of American history as well as Poindexter family history.   We will:

  • See the land, visit the houses, and really get to know and understand the area in and around New Kent County, just a short drive from Williamsburg.
  • Learn about family history, and have the chance to go to a research library.
  • Have plenty of time for good conversations with other Poindexters…both long time friends and newly found cousins who have never met before.
  • Look through the PDA’s genealogy records and search the PDA genealogy database to discover where and how we all fit in.
  • Dine together at our traditional family banquet, as well as at an historic colonial tavern, and share good company and merriment throughout.

Read on to discover even more reasons why you should come to the 2023 Poindexter Family Reunion.   It promises to be an amazing experience for all.



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