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John Posey

Male 1774 - 1851  (77 years)


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  • Name John Posey  [1, 2
    Born 19 Sep 1774  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1851  Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I148557  My Genealogy

    Father General Thomas Posey,   b. 9 Jul 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1818, Shawneetown, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Martha Mathews,   b. 1754, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1778  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1772  [2
    Family ID F60758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Frances Thornton,   b. WFT Est 1762-1787,   d. WFT Est 1824-1877  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 1798  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Harrison Posey,   b. 22 Jan 1799,   d. WFT Est 1800-1893  (Age 93 years)
     2. Thomas Lloyd Posey,   b. 16 Feb 1801, Rockbridge County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1836, Walnut Springs, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. George Anna Posey,   b. 5 Sep 1803,   d. WFT Est 1804-1897  (Age 93 years)
     4. John Francis Posey,   b. 25 Oct 1805,   d. WFT Est 1806-1895  (Age 89 years)
     5. William Thornton Posey,   b. 1 Feb 1808,   d. Feb 1860  (Age 52 years)
     6. Reuben Mountfort Posey,   b. 17 Feb 1810,   d. WFT Est 1811-1900  (Age 89 years)
     7. Martha Anne Thompson Posey,   b. 13 Feb 1815,   d. WFT Est 1847-1909  (Age 93 years)
     8. Alexander Hamilton Posey,   b. 14 Jun 1817,   d. 15 Apr 1860, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     9. Addison Thornton Posey,   b. 17 Oct 1819, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1887, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. Lloyd Posey,   b. 23 Nov 1822,   d. WFT Est 1823-1912  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F60885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Posey was born 19 September 1774, in Virginia, and died 25 November 1851, in Henderson County, Kentucky. He married in 1798, his stepsister, Lucy Frances THORNTON, daughter of Major George THORNTON and Mary ALEXANDER. They had eleven children.

      From an Obituary found in the Posey Family Bible:

      "...After the death of his mother, Captain John Posey was taken into the family of his maternal grandmother and resided there until the return of his father from the army. He was then sent to the best teachers in Virginia..... He obtained from President Washington a commission in the Light Horse, and immediately joined the army under General Wayne. He fought gallantly atthe battle of the Rapids, was at the Treaty of Greenville..... After the peace .. he returned to Virginia and married Miss Lucy F. Thornton, the step-daughter of his father with whom he settled on a beautiful farm near Lexington, Virginia. He was the oldest Elder of the Presbyterian Church in Henderson at the time of his death."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2634] Ancestors and Descendants of Dr. Sears Cabell & Althaea Spalding Cabell, McVea, Eleanor Lobdell, (Provo, Utah, 1977).

    2. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).

    3. [S810] Mathews Family, Montgomery, Anne D., (1968).