LYNCHBURG DAILY VIRGINIAN
25 February, 1879 Page 3, Col. 1
SAD AND PAINFUL ACCIDENT-- The Danville News of yesterday
says: "Mr. Johnny Poindexter, a very respectable young man,
met with his death under very sad circumstances at the residence
of his brother in law, Mr Walter Bass, in Halifax County, Tuesday
morning. Mr. Poindexter has for some time been teaching school
near Republican Grove, in Halifaz, and spent Monday night with
Mr. Bass, who lives only a short distance from the school house.
Early Tuesday morning Mr. Poindexter arose and went out to curry
his horse, and while in the act of so doing was kicked by the
animal on the left temple, from the effects of which hedied almost
Mr. Poindexter was a son of Captain Thomas Poindexter, of
Campbell county, and brother of Mrs. T.M.Bass of Danville.