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Posey : family genealogical data

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985
on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of typescript (7 p.) located in the Corydon Public Library, Corydon, Indiana.

Microfilm of typescript and printed materials collection ([8] p.) at the Harrison County Public Library, Corydon, Indiana.

Printed materials detached from the Virginia genealogist, p. 78-82, date and issue not listed but prior to Feb. 1960.

Contents: Posey House -- Thorton and Possey Bible records / contributed by John Insley Coddington, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania -- Francis Thornton family record / contributed by George H. S. King, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Col. Thomas Lloyd Posey (1792-1862) migrated to Indiana from Virginia, ca. 1810. He was a merchant, and early Harrison County Tresurer, and State Adjutant General, etc. His home was on Oak Street in Corydon, Indiana. He migrated to Kentucky, in 1861 and died there soon after.

The family Bible belonged originally to George and Mary Aldexander Thornton of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and later to Thomas Posey and his wife, Mary Alexander Thornton Posey, widow of George Thornton.

George Thornton and Mary Alexander were married in 1773 in Stafford County, Virginia. They had six children, 1774-1781, the first three died as infants. George Thornton died in 1781 at age 28 or 38. She married 2) Thomas Posey in 1784 in Sposyvania County, Virginia. They had nine children, 1784-1800. General Thomas Posey was an officer in the Revoltutionary War, in a compaign against the Indians in the north west, and in the War of 1812. He was serving as an agent for Indian affairs at Shawneetown, Illinois, at the time of his death in 1818 at age 68.

Francis Thornton, oldest son of Francis and Frances Gregory Thornton, and Ann Thompson were married in 1758. They had eight children, 1760-177_.

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