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.
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 .
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