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Samual Poston
Posted by: ann gallagher (ID *****8210) Date: November 25, 2006 at 17:24:06
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Samual Poston's
I need help locating my Samual Poston born about 1756/1774 in NC or Sc. I'm really not sure where he was born or who his parents were. All help highly appreciated.

NOTE : ?????? Samuel Poston. However, after Colin James' book was published, a page from a very old Poston Bible was found, which lists Samuel's parents as Jonathan and Mary Poston. This information requires a revision in the lineage given in James' book. One logical conclusion is that there was another generation in the line, and that Jonathan was the son of John, Jr., and Priscilla. Clearly, the abundance of men named John in the Poston family makes it very difficult to separate the generations and prove the relationships. We may assume that Jonathan and Mary Poston lived in NC in the 1760s, because a deed dated 1769 shows that they sold 101 acres of land in Rowan Co., NC. This is the same land which Jonathan (no wife's name given) bought in 1762. According to the page from the Bible, Samuel Poston was born 8 Oct 1765. He married Rachel King, and they had seven children, including John Poston, father of Sarah Poston London. Samuel's will was probated in 1819 and Rachel's in 1853.

NOTE: I have several Poston families living in Shropshire from the 1600's (just in passing Shropshire was also sometimes referred to as Salop) anyway I digress. I will list the towns I have together with the Christian names of the males below and you will notice that certain areas and families tend to stick to their own line of Christian names thus:-
Church Stretton line: Samuel, John, Richard, Edward, Robert, William and I have one only Elisha.
Wrockwardine and Winstanstowe line: Edward, William, Thomas, John, Samuel, George, Charles, Robert, Richard and I have only one Randolf.
There is also a line in Herefordshire at Middleton on the Hill: Guiliemi (William), Johannes (John), Thomas, Richard, Samuel, Henricus (Henry), Thomas and Charles.
I also have Postons in Staffordshire (before boundary changes which put the following towns in the now West Midlands).
Tipton: Thomas, Richard, John, Joseph.
Walsall: Edward
Dudley: Samuel
Kidderminster: Thomas, Samuel and Caroline.

Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 POSTON I was born Bet. 1662 - 1709 in Ludlow, Shrophire England, and died 1747 in Chester, Penn. He married MARTHA (?). She was born Bet. 1671 - 1712, and died Bet. 1705 - 1795. JOHN1 POSTON I was born Bet. 1662 - 1709 in Ludlow, Shrophire England, and died 1747 in Chester, Penn. He married MARTHA. She was born Bet. 1671 - 1712, and died Bet. 1705 - 1795. A Poston Family" and is documented at the Three Rivers Historical Society". Notes for JOHN POSTON I: This line is well documented in the book " A Poston Family" and is documented at the Three Rivers Historical Society". Child of JOHN POSTON and MARTHA (?) is: 2. i. JOHN2 POSTON II, b. Bet. 1705 - 1736, Penn.; d. Bet. 1762 - 1820, Penn.. JOHN2 POSTON II, b. Bet. 1705 - 1736, Penn.; d. Bet. 1762 - 1820, Penn.. ID: I0630 Name: John Poston Sex: M Birth: BET 1664 AND 1709 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England Marriage 1 Martha (?) b: BET 1671 AND 1712 Children
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 POSTON II (JOHN1) was born Bet. 1705 - 1736 in Penn., and died Bet. 1762 - 1820 in Penn.. He married MARGARET BALDRIDGE Bet. 1734 - 1761, daughter of WILLIAM BALDRIDGE and JANETTE HOLMES. She was born 1719 in Belfast, Ireland, and died 1766 in Little Britain, Penn. JOHN2 POSTON II (JOHN1) was born Bet. 1705 - 1736 in Penn., and died Bet. 1762 - 1820 in Penn.. He married MARGARET BALDRIDGE Bet. 1734 - 1761, daughter of WILLIAM BALDRIDGE and JANETTE HOLMES. She was born 1719 in Belfast, Ireland, and died 1766 in Little Britain, Penn. Notes for MARGARET BALDRIDGE: There is some question if margarets is connected to the Poston family through her brother as well....
Children of JOHN POSTON and MARGARET BALDRIDGE are:
i. SAMUEL3 POSTON, d. Unknown.
ii. ROBERT POSTON, b. Bet. 1737 - 1760, Pa; d. Unknown, Pa.
3. iii. JOHN POSTON III, b. 1755; d. 1830.
4. iv. ANTHONY POSTON, b. 1760, Pa; d. Bet. 1792 - 1851, SC.

1676 Going back to the two Johns I have an entry which states that Johannes Poston married Maria 11 October 1676 at Middleton on the Hill (maybe John and Mary you know?) Could one of the original Johns be their son born 1686 who emigrated to America, went on to have another John Poston who married Pricilla and had a son Samuel Poston etc.etc. NOTE: Going back to the two Johns I have an entry which states that Johannes Poston married Maria 11 October 1676 at Middleton on the Hill (maybe John and Mary you know?) Could one of the original Johns be their son born 1686 who emigrated to America, went on to have another John Poston who married Pricilla and had a son Samuel Poston etc.etc.

Maryland and Va abt. 1743 Samual Poston Father Francis Poston b. 1715 Maryland Mother Mrs Francis Poston b. abt 1720 Va. His Parents are John Poston and Susanna Poston NOTE: Nothing else known about this Samual.

Maryland and Va. 1744 Samual Poston Birth: About 1744 Of Of, , Charles, Maryland Christening: Death: Burial: Mother Priscilla Father John Poston

?Pa 1745 ID: I1821 Name: Samuel Poston Sex: M Birth: 1745 Father: John Poston II b: BET 1705 AND 1736 in Pennsylvania Mother: Margaret Baldrige b: 1719 in Belfast, Ireland...

NOTE : ?????? Samuel Poston. However, after Colin James' book was published, a page from a very old Poston Bible was found, which lists Samuel's parents as Jonathan and Mary Poston. This information requires a revision in the lineage given in James' book. One logical conclusion is that there was another generation in the line, and that Jonathan was the son of John, Jr., and Priscilla. Clearly, the abundance of men named John in the Poston family makes it very difficult to separate the generations and prove the relationships. We may assume that Jonathan and Mary Poston lived in NC in the 1760s, because a deed dated 1769 shows that they sold 101 acres of land in Rowan Co., NC. This is the same land which Jonathan (no wife's name given) bought in 1762. According to the page from the Bible, Samuel was born 8 Oct 1765. He married Rachel King, and they had seven children, including John Poston, father of Sarah Poston London. Samuel's will was probated in 1819 and Rachel's in 1853.

SC Leonard (Francis Leonard) was married to Cecelia Poston (I don't have her father's name handy, but she is of the Andrew Poston Line). They may have had twelve children but I only have nine of them: Samuel, Ferdinand, Christopher, Jolly, John, William, Ellen, Francis and Thomas they are in the Erma Poston Landers book. Chapter six ~ The Thomas Poston Family. Most of them stayed in South Carolina in, around and about the same area of Marion County, (now Florence County).

NC and SC ? 1756 - 1774 Samuel POSTON b abt 1756/1774 Samuel Poston whom is enumerated in the 1840 Chesterfield County, South Carolina Federal Census, Image#: 340/Roll: M704_510, page 360? My line ladysilverdollar1@hotmail.com
1 male age 90 to 100
1 female age 15 to 20
1 female age 40 to 50
I do not see this Samuel anywhere else in the census. Looking for our Samual Poston born about 1756 - 1774 ladysilverdollar1@hotmail.com
Descent Grandfather, Father , and Son
1. Samuel POSTON b abt in NC or SC . Note: Need to locate a lot more on this Samual Poston in records.........son John Poston.
2. John POSTON b abt 1795 in NC or SC John married Elizabeth . b abt 1811 in SC son James William Poston
3. James William POSTON b. 29 Aug 1842 SC d 14 May 1923 SC buried in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee, Chesterfield Co., SC m Rosetta LANG "Rosie or Rosa" b Sep 1848. My Line ladysilverdollar1@hotmail.com
Note: I need help locating any and all information on the above ancestor Samual Poston born between 1756 - 1774 and his ancestor. Who was Samual married ? to and who was his parents? ladysilverdollar1@hotmail.com

? 1756/1774 Samuel Poston here with out any sources, except that I find him in the Census for Marlboro & Chesterfield Counties, SC. Samuel is in the census starting in 1800 and 1820 in Marlboro County, South Carolina and then 1830 and 1840 Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He is not in the 1850 census at all. I should have put that he Samual Poston was born between 1756-1774. In the 1800 Marlboro County, SC census he is listed as male age 26-44 with three males under 10 years old, one female under 10 years old and a female age 26 and 44 years old. NOTE: MY Samual Poston My Line ladysilverdolar1@hotmail.com

Maryland abt. 1775 Samual Poston born of Prince George Maryland, married Jane ?

SC 1775 Sarah Poston London's ancestry is well documented. Her maternal line traces back to Robert and Sarah (maiden name unknown) Patterson of York Co., SC. It is unknown whether or not Robert was the immigrant. His will, written in 1775 and recorded in York Co. in 1791, mentions land which he owned in "the Province of Virginia," but it is not known if he lived in another state before that. One child named in the will is Robert, who was born circa 1775, moved to Rutherford Co., NC, and thence to McMinn Co., TN, where he died. His will was probated on 7 Jan 1828 in McMinn Co. Robert's wife was Mabel, surname unknown. Robert and Mabel's daughter, Mabel, was born in NC, probably Rutherford Co., on 11 Dec 1796. She married John Poston, born 31 Dec 1797, and they remained in the part of Rutherford Co. that became Cleveland Co. John Poston and Mabel Patterson Poston were the parents of Sarah Poston London. John Poston died 20 Oct 1862, and Mabel died 14 Jan 1884. They are buried with some of their children and grandchildren in the Poston Cemetery on Highway 226 in Cleveland Co. Elizabeth Patterson, sister of Mabel Patterson and therefore aunt of Sarah Poston London, married Isom Julian in Rutherford Co., NC. They eventually settled in Bradley Co. The earliest known ancestor of Sarah Poston London through her father, John Poston, is the immigrant, John Poston, who came to America in 1703 from Shropshire Co., England. At that time John Poston was 17 years old and was bound to a Henry Brown. John Poston settled in Maryland and reared a large family. According to Colin James, author of A Poston Family Genealogy, published in 1959, John, Poston Jr., son of the immigrant, moved to NC. His wife's name was Priscilla (?) , and they had 4 sons, one of whom was named Samuel. However, after Colin James' book was published, a page from a very old Poston Bible was found, which lists Samuel's parents as Jonathan and Mary Poston. This information requires a revision in the lineage given in James' book. One logical conclusion is that there was another generation in the line, and that Jonathan was the son of John, Jr., and Priscilla. Clearly, the abundance of men named John in the Poston family makes it very difficult to separate the generations and prove the relationships. We may assume that Jonathan and Mary Poston lived in NC in the 1760s, because a deed dated 1769 shows that they sold 101 acres of land in Rowan Co., NC. This is the same land which Jonathan (no wife's name given) bought in 1762. According to the page from the Bible, Samuel was born 8 Oct 1765. He married Rachel King, and they had seven children, including John Poston, father of Sarah Poston London. Samuel's will was probated in 1819 and Rachel's in 1853. Note: What are the seven childrens names of Jonathan Poston and Mary Poston?

Samuel Poston here with out any sources, except that I find him in the Census for Marlboro & Chesterfield Counties, SC. Samuel is in the census starting in 1800 and 1820 in Marlboro County, South Carolina and then 1830 and 1840 Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He is not in the 1850 census at all. I should have put that he Samual Poston was born between 1756-1774. In the 1800 Marlboro County, SC census he is listed as male age 26-44 with three males under 10 years old, one female under 10 years old and a female age 26 and 44 years old. My Line ladysilverdollar1@hotmail.com
SC 1800/1850 Samuel Poston he is on the SC census from 1800 -1850 Note: Can anyone tell me anything at all on all the above Samual Poston's ??????? I'm looking for our Samual Poston born about 1756/1774 father to our John poston.


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