Mansfield Vernon Posey Sr.

7 August 1852–18 February 1930 (Age 77)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mansfield Vernon

When Mansfield Vernon Posey Sr. was born on 7 August 1852, in Alabama, United States, his father, Marcus Potius Posey, was 32 and his mother, Mary N. Hawkins, was 25. 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 77, and was buried in Keystone Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

10 May 1870
Lee, Mississippi, United States


    R. C. Dolphus Posey


    Lou Etta Posey


    Neva Sarah E. Posey



    James E. Posey


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Marcus Potius Posey


    Mary N. Hawkins




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 9

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Pose (or Poser 2), a habitational name from Posa or Poserna, south of Merseburg, or a topographic name from Middle Low German pōse ‘lump’, ‘pile’ (from which the place names may also derive).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Manchfield V Posey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M V Posey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M V Posey, "United States Census, 1870"

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