Henderson County, Kentucky Biography

Thomas Posey


Also, in your biography of General Thomas POSEY, another ancestor of mine, you did not have any information about his first wife, Martha MATHEWS. Martha was the daughter of Joshua MATHEWS and Martha ???. She was born in 1754 in Virginia and after the early death of her parents, was bonded to Sampson MATHEWS, her uncle, as guardian on August 22, 1722. Sampson and his brother George (later governor of Georgia) were Revolutionary War heroes.


Name: Martha
Date: Aug 22, 1772
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Sampson Mathews' bond as guardian to Martha Mathews, orphan of Joshua Mathews.
Description: Orphan
Book_Date: WB5-13
She married Thomas POSEY on Nov. 30, 1772.

I hope this information is of some help. I have been trying to find what happened to Reuben T POSEY after he apparently left New Mexico and his wife in about 1885 or so. Perhaps he died there, but I haven't found any records of his death. Letitia was apparently living in New Mexico with her daughter's family since she shows up in the 1900 Federal census for Socorro, NM. She died in Florida on 24 December, 1919 according to her death certificate.


Tom J. Alexander


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