County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 396-397. Hopkinsville City and Precinct.
COL. GEORGE POINDEXTER, whose long and useful career in Hopkinsville has made him extensively and favorably known, was born September 24, 1807, in Jessamine County, Ky., where his father, Peter Poindexter, settled in 1780, coming from Louisa County, Va. Peter Poindexter removed with his
family to Logan County, Ky., in 1825, and died in 1843, at the residence of his son in Todd County. The mother of our subject was Mrs. Mary Marrs, widow of John Marrs, and daughter of a Mr. Lard, who was killed in the battle of King's Mountain, in the Revolutionary war. She married Peter Poindexter in Kentucky, and died in 1832. Both, having been previously married, had a family of children - he five and she four; their union resulted in the birth of six children, making the entire family of children number fifteen. Of this number George is the only survivor. He
learned the trade of carriage-making in Jessamine County, and came to Hopkinsville in 1829 for the purpose of establishing himself in this business, which he did, continuing for more than half a century, and retiring therefrom in 1881. In 1861 Col. Poindexter was elected to
represent Christian County in the State Legislature, and was again elected in 1865, serving two terms with acceptance, during which time he was instrumental in securing to Hopkinsville the re-establishing of the
Western Kentucky Insane Asylum, and also in securing the appointment of Dr. James Rodman as its Superintendent. For many years Col. Poindexter has been a member of its Board of Managers, and is now Secretary of that body. He was married in this county in 1836 to Miss Bettie, daughter of
James McDonald. They have had four children, all of whom are deceased. Mrs. P. was born in Christian County, Ky., in 1818, and both are pioneer members of the Christian Church at Hopkinsville. Col. Poindexter is a member of Hopkinsville Lodge, No. 37, A. F. & A. M., Oriental Chapter, No. 14, R. A. M., and Moore Commandery No. 6, K. T. For services rendered as presiding officer in these orders, he has been made an honorary life member of each of them, without dues.