This obituary appeared in the New Castle Courier
16 Oct 1891
Mrs. Pleasant Poindexter, a lady of color, living at the county home, died last week, October 6, 1891, of old age. She was 112 years old and was supposed to be the oldest person living in the State of Indiana at the time of her death. She had been born and reared in slavery. Her funeral and burial took place at the county farm cemetery.