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Jesse POE
Sarah G. WATT
WARNING:  our subject's wife, Sarah (WATT) POE, is being mixed up with Sarah (WATT) ELY, wife of Henry ELY.  The other Sarah WATT married Henry ELY as Sarah WATT in Pickaway County in 1824, after our subjects were married in 1823 in Ross County.  Both couples appear in the 1830 census in the respective counties where they were married.  These two Sarah WATTs cannot be the same person.  The issue then becomes the parentage of both women, which secondary sources appear to have all over the map.  Many sources show Samuel & Judith (ZEIGER) WATT as the parents of either Sarah, which is astounding considering most sources even some of the same ones show their daughter, Sarah, died in 1814!  Under the circumstances, I'm considering their parents unknown.
Husband:  Jesse POE
Birth:  1794, Frederick Co., VA
Death:  1850-60
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John POE (1750-1843)
Mother:  Anna Margaret __?__ (1760- )
Marriage:  28 Feb 1823, Ross Co., OH
Wife:  Sarah G. WATT
Birth:  1804/5, PA
Death:  1850-60, presumably in Livingston Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  unknown
These alleged parents had a daughter, Sarah, who is said to have died in 1814!  She's the one born 25 Jul 1804.
Father:  Samuel WATT (1775-1846)
Mother:  Judith ZEIGLER (1774-1855)
In the 1820 Census of Pickaway Co., OH, a Samuel WATT is listed two households from John ELY, father of Henry ELY; he is the only WATT in Pickaway County in 1820 and one of only two WATTs in 1830.  In the 1820 census of Ross County, there's a William WATT in Chillicothe Twp. and a John WATT in Buckskin Twp.; in the 1830 census, William and John WATT are in Chillicothe Twp., while three other WATTs are in Buckskin Twp.  If either of these Sarah's is the daughter of a Samuel WATT, it would appear to be the one who married the son of John ELY.
Children:
born in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH:
1.  Hiram POE, b. 13 Jul 1826; d. 18 Oct 1890
2.  Mary Margaret POE, b. 1828

born in OH:
3.  John H. POE, b. 18 Mar 1832; d. 9 Oct 1909
4.  Sarah Jane POE, b. 16 Apr 1836; d. 7 Apr 1895
5.  Barbara Frances "Barbary" POE, b. Aug 1838; d. Oct 1915
6.  George POE, b. 1840; living in 1860

born in Franklin Co., OH:
7.  Porter POE, b. 21 Aug 1845; d. 15 Jan 1888

born in Erie Twp., Miami Co., IN:
8.  Jesse Nelson POE, b. 7 May 1847; d. 8 Jan 1929

I seriously question whether Sarah was young enough to have had a son this late.  Is he a grandchild?
9.  Marvin POE, b. 1851/2; living in 1860

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Sources:

1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Poe, Jesse Watt, Sarah G. 02/28/1823 Ross Co.

2.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 36; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Ross Co. Chillicothe Roll M19_139 p. 179 Ln. 5 Jesse Poe 100 001 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Hiram (b. 1826)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Jesse (b. 1794)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Mary Margaret (b. 1828)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1804)
Listed next to Andrew POE (æ 40-50) and his family.

3.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 12; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Franklin Co. Blendon Twp. Roll 393 pp. 162 Ln. 5 Jesse Poe 011 000 100 - 201 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = John (b. 1832)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Hiram (b. 1826)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Jesse (b. 1794)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Barbara (b. 1838)
= Sarah (b. 1836)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Mary Margaret (b. 1828)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1804)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed next to John WATT (æ 30-40).  Sarah had a brother, John, born in 1810, so this must be him. 

4.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 10):  Erie Twp., Miami Co., IN, Roll M432_160, p. 102A, 322/350, enumerated 12 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jesse Poe 55 M   Farmer   Va
Sarah 45 F       Pa
Hiram 24 M       O
John 19 M       "
Sarah 14 F       "
Barbary 12 F       "
George 10 M       "
Porter  6 M       "
Jesse  2 M       Ia
At the time, "Ia." was the abbreviation for Indiana, not Iowa.

5.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 49):  Springhill P.O., Jackson Twp., Livingston Co., MO, Roll M653_630, p. 879, PN 62, 424/425, enumerated 26 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Sarah Poe 55 F   Farmer     Pensylvania
Porter " 16 M         Ohio
Jessee " 12 M         "
Marvin "  8 M         Indiana
George " 20 M         Ohio
I question whether Sarah could have had a child at age 47.  Is Marvin a granchild?

6.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sarah not found.  The children are mostly still in Livingston County.

7.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sarah not found.  The children are mostly still in Livingston County.

8.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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