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Posten/ Postens/ Poston & variations, documentation

Posted: 23 Dec 2011 3:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Posten, Poston, Burson
There has been quite a discussion on the POSTON message boards about documentation. I am writing a history of my dad's family (Daniel Richard POSTEN(my dad) - John Ray POSTEN - Daniel S. POSTEN - James D. POSTEN- Thomas POSTEN)in NE Pennsylvania, mostly Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe and Wyoming counties. I found several POSTON histories for NC, SC, VA, & MD. POSTEN found in Lancaster & Chester County, PA from 1730s - 1800s but unknown if related since all of these seemed to move to NC, SC, or VA about 1800-1810. Have copies of documents that do not support oral family tradition that we were descended from Jacob POSTENS, wife Ann BURSON. Based on message board postings, I believe that we may be descended from one of Jacob POSTEN's brothers. Only one brother confirmed with sources: Charles POSTEN. Other possible brothers or cousins: Samuel (could be ancestor of NJ POSTEN family), Richard, Henry, William. Can anyone help? I am willing to share my info and sources.

Susan Posten Ellerbee

Re: Posten/ Postens/ Poston & variations, documentation

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have Posten connections in Monroe county in Stroudsburg. Are any of yours from that area?
Theresa

Re: Posten/ Postens/ Poston & variations, documentation

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Posten, Brown, Mills, Postens, Burson, Morgan
Yes. My g-g-grandfather was James D. Posten, born 1829 in Monroe County. He married Meriam Mills; they moved to Pittston about 1870 and are buried there. James' parents were Thomas Posten/s and Hester/Esther Brown --I have copy of James' death certificate and newspaper death announcements for both Thomas and Hester. Thomas Postens (1782-1854) is buried in Friends' Burial Ground, Stroudsburg and his gravestone is on Findagrave. Hester is also buried there according to newspaper death announcement.

Family lore says that we are descended from Jacob Posten & Anne Burson of Monroe County. Historical documents don't support that connection. Thomas was probably Quaker. I believe that Thomas was son of Richard Postens, last known to be living in Monroe County in 1825--Richard signed affidavit for Enoch Morgan in 1825 regarding Enoch's Revolutionary War service. Richard & Jacob could be brothers. I live in Oklahoma so my research is done online and at local state history library, and with help of Monroe County Historical Society.

Susan Posten Ellerbee
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