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