Squire Posey

Squire Posey (abt. 1785 - abt. 1876)

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Squire Posey
Born about in Orangeburg County, South Carolina (now Anderson County)map [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about (to about ) in Jasper County Georgiamap [uncertain]
Husband of — married in Coosa County, Alabama, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Walker County, Alabama, USAmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 19 Jun 2019
21:50: Murlen Posey edited the Biography and Status Indicators for Squire Posey (abt.1785-abt.1876). [Thank Murlen for this]
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Squire was born about 1785. He passed away in 1876. Squire served during the war of 1812. Squire was drafted on 1 August 1814 in Jasper County, Georgia and served with Captain Green’s Company of Militia, Wooten’s Battalion until February 1,1815. He was stationed at Fort Mitchell, near present day Phoenix City, Alabama. His Company was engaged in guarding supply wagons as they traveled from Fort Mitchell to Fort Williams. Fort Williams had been constructed by Andrew Jackson just before the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which occurred on 27 March 1814. Fort Williams was located on the Coosa River at the mouth of Cedar Creek. Squire’s military record describes him as being 5’10” tall, gray eyes, dark hair and fair complexion. After his discharge at Fort Mitchell on February 1, 1815, he went back to his wife, Jane Pate, in Jasper County, Georgia (old Randolph County). Squire married Milly Cagle on January 30, 1858 (his second marriage). Squire & Milly lived in Coosa County, Alabama from 1858 until 1872; in Larissa, Winston County, Alabama from 1872 until 1874; Walker County, Alabama from 1874 until his death in 1876. A Memorial Grave Marker was placed at the Posey Mill Cemetery by two great-grand sons with an in-correct date of birth. His burial site is not known, but probably buried in the community of which he lived.


*The Book, “The Posey Family in America” by Lloyd Franklin & Betty Drake Posey, (1971).

  • The Book, “Some Descendants of Francis & Malinda Posey” by Betty Drake (2003).
  • 1870 Census of Alabama, shows Squire as 85 years old.

Squire’s father, Francis, was born about 1760. According to the Alabama 1880 census, Singleton, Francis’ son and Squire’s brother, stated that his father ( Francis) & mother (Malinda) were born in S.C. Francis passed away in 1833 at Verbena, Alabama.

  • 1880 Alabama census, recorded 28 June 1880,

Eunm District # 30, Beat 5, page 60, shows: Posey, Singleton age 68, white, male, farmer, born Georgia, father born SC mother born SC. Singleton’s father was Francis Posey.

  • Autauga County Deeds & Mortages Book D-B, Vol. 6, Page 566.
  • Francis Posey estate shows distribution to his children: Daughters married to: Henry Borough, Matthias Dennis, Elijah J. Gragg, & Jesse Dennis; and other children: Sarah Walden, Simeon Posey, Squire Posey, Francis W, Posey, Singleton Posey & Nathaniel Posey dated March 25, 1833.

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On 8 Mar 2019 at 03:39 GMT Lisa (Corbett) Murray wrote:

Posey-1731 and Posey-237 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be nearly identical, with one profile created in error. Please merge.

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