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By John Thornton Posey

innovative warfare normal Thomas Posey (1750-1818) lived his lifestyles opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main dramatic classes in American background. Posey, who performed a minor function within the real battle for Independence, went directly to perform the improvement and beginning of numerous states within the transappalachian West. His reviews at the past due 18th- and early 19th-century American frontier have been various and in a definite experience notable; he served as Indian agent in Illinois Territory; as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, as U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and as Governor of Indiana in the course of its transition from territorial prestige to statehood. 
     His biographer speculates at the contrasting affects of Thomas's ne'er-do-well father, Captain John Posey, and the family's shut buddy, basic George Washington. Posey's development is then as he increases his family within the newly shaped kingdom. Of specific curiosity is an appendix containing an in depth research of facts to be had to aid well known 29th-century hypothesis that Thomas Posey was once, in reality, George Washington's illicit son.

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Hughes, Washington, 656. 23. Paul Van Dyke, George Washington: The Son of His Country (New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931), 209. 24. Stephenson and Dunn, Washington, 1:269,272-73. 25. Stetson, Washington, 139. 26. Thane, Potomac Squire, 55 27. Flexner, Washington, 252. 28. 23. Dr. Freeman suggested that a scholarly monograph on the decline and fall of Captain John Posey might provide an interesting study of the economic distress of rural colonial Virginia. 29. Ledger A of George Washington, 3 vols.

23. Paul Van Dyke, George Washington: The Son of His Country (New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931), 209. 24. Stephenson and Dunn, Washington, 1:269,272-73. 25. Stetson, Washington, 139. 26. Thane, Potomac Squire, 55 27. Flexner, Washington, 252. 28. 23. Dr. Freeman suggested that a scholarly monograph on the decline and fall of Captain John Posey might provide an interesting study of the economic distress of rural colonial Virginia. 29. Ledger A of George Washington, 3 vols. (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1922), 1:14, 92; 2:168, 3:256, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

65 His two older brothers, five-year-old Thomas and John, age four, were taken in by the grieving women of the Mathews family in Staunton, there to await their father's return from the war-a war that was not to end for another four years and more. NOTES 1. , 1965),339. 2. Washington's moving letter to his wife informing her of his appointment expressly asked that he be remembered to Milly Posey, then a member of the Mount Vernon household. W. , The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary Series, 3 vols.

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