Isaiah Post

Male29 December 1788–9 April 1873

Brief Life History of Isaiah

When Isaiah Post was born on 29 December 1788, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joshua Post, was 45 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 46. He married Lydia Diane Doane in 1810, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1820 and Connecticut, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 9 April 1873, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaiah Post
Lydia Diane Doane
Marriage: 1810
Lyman Eckford Post Sr.
William J. Post
Anna J Post
Lydia Harriet Post

Sources (14)

  • Isaiah Post, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isiah Post, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Isaiah Post, "United States Census, 1820"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1810Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 14

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


    Age 24

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.

    North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a messenger or mailman, from post ‘mail’.

    Probably also an altered form of German Pfost .

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

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