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Re: Benjamin Madison Poss of GA b: 1828
Posted by: Tara Perrien Date: May 13, 2001 at 20:40:07
In Reply to: Re: Benjamin Madison Poss of GA b: 1828 by Donnie Ray Quinn of 377

There are definitely a lot of similarities. And I have only seen him listed as Benjamin Madison Poss in one place, which was not a primary source. The census lists him as Madison in the 1870 and 1880 census where I have found him.

The thing that is a bit confusing is that he had 2 wives named Elizabeth. The first one was born in 1828 in NC and was living with him in Paulding Co, GA, in 1870. The second, Elizabeth Paris, married him in Warren Co, TN, in 1878. She brought at least 3 children to the family by her previous husband, Sarah, Appleton, and Dillar. They were all living together in Dekalb County, TN, by the 1880 census. She was 40 in 1880 and born in GA. I do not know her maiden name.

I am not sure if James C. Poss belongs to Madison's first or second wife. He was 2 in 1880, but I don't know when Elizabeth 1 died. And he may have been born in 1877 as well as 1878.

Descendants of Madison Poss
       1        Madison Poss       b: 1828 Georgia       d: Aft. 1880       
              +Elizabeth       b: 1828 NC       d: Aft. 1870       
       2        George R. Poss       b: Abt. 1861 NC ?              
       2        Irwin T. Poss       b: Abt. 1863 NC ?              
       2        Mary A. Poss       b: Abt. 1866 NC ?              
       2        E. M. Poss       b: Abt. 1869              
       2        Benjamin Milligan (Milican) Poss       b: February 25, 1872 poss Ky       d: March 10, 1949 Smithville, TN       
              +"Fannie" Mary Frances Pinegar       b: September 5, 1876 Tenn.       d: October 17, 1965 Smithville, TN       m: August 27, 1893 Dekalb Co, TN
       2        William Poss       b: Abt. 1873 Tenn.              
       2        Leonidus Poss       b: Abt. 1876 Tenn.              
       2        James C. Poss       b: Abt. 1878 Tenn.              
              *2nd Wife of Madison Poss:                     
              +L. Elizabeth       b: 1840 Georgia              m: April 27, 1878 Warren County, TN

I have nothing on Madison after 1880. If this James is he, do you have any more information relating to his death?



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