Mansfield Vernon Posey Sr.

Brief Life History of Mansfield Vernon

When Mansfield Vernon Posey Sr. was born on 15 November 1847, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Marcus Potius Posey, was 27 and his mother, Mary N. Hawkins, was 21. He married Sarah Frances Webb on 10 May 1870, in Lee, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 18 February 1930, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Keystone Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Mansfield Vernon Posey Sr.
Sarah Frances Webb
Marriage: 10 May 1870
R. C. Dolphus Posey
Lou Etta Posey
Neva Sarah Posey
Lafayette Ebenezer Posey
James E. Posey
Dora Etta Posey
Euga Davis Posey
Mansfield Vernon Posey Jr.
Frances Mansfield Posey
Thomas Sidney Posey

Sources (17)

  • Manchfield V Posey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mansfield Posey - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Mansfield Posey
  • M V Posey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a late variant of either Poser or Posse, which has various possible origins including Middle English pose ‘bag, wallet’, or an etymologically related Old English personal name Pusa, Possa, or Middle English pose ‘head cold, catarrh’.

Americanized form of German Poser .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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