My great-grandfather carried mail between Denison and Durant, OK circa 1870s. He and his wife had four children. His surname was Posey. My grandmother was Laura Elizabeth Posey. She had a sister named Addie Posey, and a brother named Ellis Posey. Her father was murdered on one of his delivery runs, and his wagon was found in the Red River.
We have run into a dead-end and cannot proceed in our research unless we can find out who the parents of Laura Elizabeth were. I am assuming that the family lived in Denison at this time. His wife and baby burned to death in a fire, leaving my grandmother an orphan.