Sarah (Sally) Poythress was born the 7th of August, 1731, to William Poythress Sarah Eppes (daughter of Col. Francis Eppes and Ann Isham) in Bristol Parish , Sarah was christened October 7, 1731, at Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia.
Stephen and Sarah were the parents of:
i. William Hamlin, b. ca. 1750, Surry Co., Va.
ii. Susannah Hamlin, b. ca. 1753
iii. Nancy (Nanne) Hamlin, b. ca. 1755, Sussex Co., Va..
iv. Mary (Molly) Hamlin, b. 10 Apr., 1757, Sussex Co., Va.
v. Charles Hamlin, b. 22 Apr., 1760, Sussex Co., Va.
vi. John Hamlin, b. 8 Mar., 1763, Sussex Co., Va.
She was the mother of John, Charles, & William who came to Ohio. She and her sons freed their slaves in 1788, after the Revolution. Both William and Charles had emancipated their slaves before there mother Sarah did. Since the estate had not been settled at the time that Sarah relinquished her slaves, It is interesting to note that Sarah had been asked by the Quakers to free her slaves in 1782. It is recorded in the Black Water Monthly Meeting, the 19th of October, 1782, that "Sarah, an elder, refused to free her slaves at this time, 'saying she does not see it to be her duty at present'."  Another legal document ensued: We the heirs and Legatus of Stephen Hamlin Deceased do for ourselves our Heirs & Relinquish all our Right Title, Interest Claim & Demand to the above named negroes In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands and seals this Fourteenth day of the twelfth Month in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty eight 
Although the maiden name of Sarah Cryer Hamlin can not be proven, it is possible that she was Sarah Poythress who was born the 7th of August, 1731, to William Poythress and Sarah Eppes in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., Va. The reason for this supposition is that Sarah Hamlin's grandson, William, had Poythress as his middle name as did another descendent. William Poythress was the son of John Poythress; the grandson of Major Francis Poythress; and the great grandson of Capt. Francis Poythress who arrived in Virginia in 1733.  Sarah Eppes was the daughter of Francis Eppes. If Sarah Cryer was the former Sarah Poythress, she was about sixteen when she married Robert Cryer.
In a Historical Sketch of the Hamlin Family written by E. L. Sebrell, Limaville, Ohio, August 25th, 1894, and copied by Daisy Wood the 15th of August, 1899, Stephen Hamlin's wife was said to be "a widow lady by the name of Sarah Portress (one of the several spellings for Poythress) whose maiden name was Cryer." It has been proven that the widow was Sarah Cryer; so Poythress could have been Sarah's maiden name. Andrews, in his study of the Hamlin family, stated "Sarah Cryer nee Poythress". Because many of his statements were not documented the information given is not necessarily authentic.
In Virginia Tax Papers, 1782 1787, on page 54, Stephen Hamlin had 30 slaves in Dinwiddie County. Could this be the estate of the Stephen Hamlin who married Sarah Cryer since the land was not divided until 1790? Practically all the records in Dinwiddie County were destroyed during the War Between The States, as were some of the records of Surry, Sussex and Prince George County, making it very difficult to obtain a complete history of the legal transactions of the Hamlin Family.
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