Mary Alexander

Mary Alexander was born on November 26, 1756[1, 2] and died on May 18, 1837 in  Walnut Spring, Henderson County, Kentucky, at the residence of Capt. John Posey[3].  George Thornton[4], her husband, died on April 30, 1781[3], killed in action during the  Revolutionary War[5]. They resided in Spotsylvania County, Virginia[1].

George Thornton and Mary Alexander were married on October 9, 1773 in Stafford County,  Virginia[1, 1, 6, 7, 8] by Rev William Stewart[9], in the St Paul’s Parish Church[7]. They had 6 children.

1.  George Washington Thornton[1] was born on October 21, 1774[6] and died  on November 6, 1776[6]. Baptised by Rev James Marye in St George’s Parish,  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia[6].

2.  John Alexander Thornton was born on January 6, 1776[6] and died on  August 1, 1776[6]. Baptised by Rev James Marye in St George’s Parish,  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia[6].

3.  John Washington Thornton was born on March 28, 1777[6] and died on  August 20, 1777[6]. Baptised by Rev James Marye in St George’s Parish,  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia[6].

4.  George Washington Thornton[10] was born on December 31, 1778[6]. He  married Mary Goode Randolph on September 21, 1805[10] and died Abt. 1815[10]. Baptised by Rev James Marye in St George’s Parish,  Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia[6]. Resided in “Rumford,” Stafford  County, Virginia[10].

5.  Reuben Thornton[1] was born on October 21, 1780[6]. Baptised by Rev Thomas Thornton[6].

6.  Lucy Frances Thornton[1] was born on December 5, 1781[6]. She married  John Posey on January 25, 1798[11]. She was baptised by Rev Thomas Thornton; Godfathers: Col Ball, Col Wallis, Francis  Thornton, Jr, Abraham Naury, Phillip Thompson, Strawther Jones. Godmothers:  Mrs Betsy Lewis, Mrs Fanny Jones, Mrs Fanny Ball, Melvina Thornton, Betsy  Thornton, and Mary Thornton, her mother[6].

General Thomas Posey[1, 6, 12] was from 1813–1816 Governor of Indiana[13]. He died on March 18,  1818 near Shawneetown, Illinois, at the seat of his son-in-law[3].

Thomas Posey and Mary Alexander were married on January 22, 1784 in Spotsylvania  County, Virginia[14, 7] by Rev Stephens[15]. They had 11 children.

1.  Martha Ann Posey married John B Cabell on April 25,  1839[14].

2.  Mary H Posey married James Hall in February of 1823.

3.  Fayette Posey was born on October 24, 1784[3].

4.  Lloyd T Posey was born on June 16, 1786[3] and died on August 6, 1820[3].

5.  Thornton Alexander Posey was born on February 21, 1788[3] and died on   September 17, 1817[3].

6.  William Churchill Posey was born on May 13, 1789[3]. He married Elizabeth  Jane Dixon on May 10, 1829[14].

7.  Thomas L Posey[14] was born on March 29, 1791[3]. He married Lure Campbell on July 13, 1826[14].

8.  Elizabeth Maria Posey[12, 13], known as Eliza, was born on August 26, 1792 in Virginia[16].  She married Joseph Montfort Street on October 9, 1809 in  Western View, Henderson County, Kentucky[17]. She died on February 2, 1846 in  Agency, Iowa[5].

9.  Dr. Alexander H Posey, a physician [14], was born on September 20, 1794[3]. He married Jane S  Dixon on January 8, 1846[14].

10.  Addison T Posey was born on September 13, 1796[3] and died on August 1,  1797[3].

11.  Sarah Ann Thornton Taliaferro Posey was born on August 20, 1800[3]. 

Sources

1       Barnes, Robert, Indexed by, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume I (Genealogical Publishing  Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1981.), 33.

2       Virginia Vital Records, Extracts from the Register of St Paul’s Parish, Stafford (now King George)  County, Virginia, 284. “B. Mary, dau. John and Lucy Alexander, Nov. 26, 1756″.

3       Richard Stith Family Bible Records.

4       Nanney, Frank L, Jr, Some Prominent Virginia Families, Volume II (J P Bell, Lynchburg, Virginia,  1907), 727.

5       Bell, Landon C, The Old Free State, Volume II (The William Byrd Press, Inc, Richmond, Virginia,  1927), 338.

6       George Thornton Family Bible Records.

7       Thomas and Mary Posey Family Bible Records.

8       Virginia Vital Records, Extracts from the Register of St Paul’s Parish, Stafford (now King George)  County, Virginia, 287. “M. George Thornton and Mary Alexander, Oct. 9, 1773″.

9       David Street Family Bible Records. “George THornton to Mary Alexander 10/9/1773 (Stafford Co., Va., St Paul’s Perish) by Rev. William Stewart”.

10      Brown, Stuart E, Jr., Myers, Lorraine F, Chappel, Eileen M, Pocahontas’ Descendants (The  Pocahontas Foundation, 1985), 119.

11      Thornton-Posey 1773. “John Posey to Lucy Frances Thornton 1/25/1798″.

12      David Street Family Bible Records.

13      Street, John, John Street Family Bible Records.

14      Thornton-Posey 1773.

15      George Thornton Family Bible Records.

16      George Thornton Family Bible Records.

17      Bell, Landon C, The Old Free State, Volume II (The William Byrd Press, Inc, Richmond, Virginia,  1927), 336.

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