William Squires Posey

1861–18 July 1935 (Age 74)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Squires

When William Squires Posey was born in 1861, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Squire Posey, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Anderson, was 27. He had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Cinderella Mahaffey. He lived in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1880 and Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 July 1935, in Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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William Squires Posey
Mary Cinderella Mahaffey
Mary K Posey
Floy C. Posey
Grace Posey
Gregg Posey
Effie Posey
Oscar R Posey
Aubrey Posey
Alton B Posey
Sam Posey
Haskell Posey
C M Posey

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    Mary K Posey



    Grace Posey


    Gregg Posey



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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 0

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

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.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 20

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William S Pasey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William S Posey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William S Posey Jr., "United States Census, 1910"

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