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Mattie Mae "Maw" Jones Poston of Ky and IN 1890-1982
Posted by: Diana Igo (ID *****8505) Date: July 30, 2008 at 15:07:40
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One of the guiding influences of my life in a positive way was the strong and beloved, Mattie Mae "Maw" Jones Poston. She was born 28 Oct. 1890 in Rowan Co., Ky as the daughter of David and Belle Jones. When I was staying with Maw Poston in the summers as a young girl, we went through Maw's trunk, and she showed me a photograph of her father, David Jones b. OH, in his suit and white shirt. I do not recall her showing me a photo of her mother, Bell who was b. in KY.

Maw Poston married Edgar Martin Poston when he was 19 years old on 11 Oct, 1906 in Rowan Co., KY where my father, Oscar Allen Igo, was born in 1915. Maw knew my father's family in KY. Mattie Mae "Maw" Jones, daughter of David and Belle Jones, was only 15 years old when she married her beloved, Edgar. Davis Jones was b. OH and Belle Poston was b. KY. Edgar and Mattie Mae "Maw" Jones Poston were married by T.W. Rose at D.J. Jones' home with Sam Stamper and Kizer Dickerson as witnesses. The marriage was recorded in Rowan Co., KY in Bk 6, pg. 41. according to the on-line marriage records of Rowan Co., KY. Edgar was reported by the marriage record to be the son of Charles Poston b. VA and Rebecca Poston b. KY.
Is anyone researching this couple as I have many stories to share? Maw read her Bible daily, worked hard in her garden and taught me hoe to love growing things and to can.
She loved playing "Old Rook" after lunch and before watching her soaps.

When I knew her in Henry Co., IN near Mt. Summit where she lived on the John Rutherford farm with one of her sons, Sollie Poston, a farm hand, and friend of mine, too, she was a happy widow with many children and grandchildren who visited often. She always missed Edgar who d. in 1947 after they had moved to Henry Co., IN in 1946 according to her obituary from The Madison Courier. I was with her the day her son, Sollie, died after working in the heat of an Indiana summer day while he was putting up hay with Claude Kissick, son-in-law of John Rutherford. Many of her other children, in-laws, adn grandchildren were friends of mine when I was a child, and Maw started babysitting my sister, Becky Igo, when my sister was 6 weeks old and Mom was working at Brooks Foods. Maw's daughter, Flossie, worked at the factory with Mom, too.

I hope someone is interested in this remarkable woman. She loved her family so much, and treasured ehr moments with them. They were fortunate to share her lineage. I was fortunate to share lifetime memories with her when I was a child, and she became my "adopted" KY grandmother since my paternal grandparents from Rowan Co., KY and In ahd passed away by the time I knew Maw. Maw could tell me stories of my family as she and the children climed fences for a walk in the wooods hunting "poke" and dandelion greens to cook on her wood stove with onions, freshly made cornbread, and other foods grown in her garden, picked fresh daily, and we had a home-cooked meal every day at lunchtime. Life seemed simple, but oh, how I treasure her influence. I am grateful to have known this speldid example of a strong, faithful family woman.


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