Jeremiah Poston

Male11 February 1819–2 December 1876

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Poston was born on 11 February 1819, in Wapocomo, Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Poston, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 26. He married Mary Cartwright on 19 April 1849, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wyoming Township, Chisago, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Minnesota, United States in 1870. He died on 2 December 1876, in Forest Lake, Washington, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Forest Lake, Washington, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Poston
Mary Cartwright
Marriage: 19 April 1849
Ashford Dow Poston
Lorinda Catherine Poston
Silas Marion Poston
Malinda Belle Poston
Jeremiah Golden Poston
Richard Henry Poston
John Roland Poston
Mary Frances Poston
William Grant Poston
Emma Comfort Poston
Lucy Irene Poston

Sources (33)

  • Jeremiah Posten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ref to Jeremiah in birth entry for dtr. Emma C. Pasten, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Jeremiah Poston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1849Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Adams, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 17

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning


    topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Middle English postern(e) ‘side door or gate, secret door or passage’; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper, and in some may be a habitational name from a place such as Postern in Kent or Derbyshire.

    habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + thorn ‘thorn tree’.

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

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