Died before 18 JUN 1840 when court certified him a Revolutionary War officer, died leaving four children who were certified and only heirs: Thomas E., Joshua, Patrick H., and William died intestate with no issue. A William POYTHRESS was a 1st Lt. in the 1st Continental Artillery. It is not known if this POYTHRESS is the same man. First Lieut. William POYTHRESS served at Valley Forge in the 1sth ART Regiment, Capt. John C. CARVER’S Company. He is shown as “On Roll without Comment” in May and June 1778. It is unclear if this is the same man.