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Encyclopedia > Thomas Posey
Portrait of Thomas Posey by John Bayless Hill.
Portrait of Thomas Posey by John Bayless Hill.

Thomas Posey (July 9, 1750-March 29, 1818) was a military and political figure in the decades following the American Revolution. Born in Fairfax County, Virginia, he was a member of the Virginia committee of correspondence, and served as an officer during the Revolutionary War. Serving in the U.S. Army after the revolution, he rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1793. In 1794 he moved to Kentucky, where he would serve as a state Senator, and later as the lieutenant governor. Image File history File links Thomas_Posey_Portrait. ... Image File history File links Thomas_Posey_Portrait. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq. ... A committee of correspondence was a body organized by the local governments of the American colonies for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colony. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq. ...


He moved to Louisiana, and served as a U.S. Senator from that state in 1812-1813. Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq. ...


After he was defeated for re-election, he was appointed Governor of Indiana Territory. When Indiana became a state in 1816, he ran unsuccessfully for Governor. In the last two years of his life, he served as an Indian agent in Illinois. Map of the Indiana Territory Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ...


Posey was dogged by rumors that he was the illegitimate son of George Washington. Posey grew up on land adjacent to Mt. Vernon, the Posey and Washington families were close, and Posey benefited from Washington's patronage early in his career. However, the rumors are dismissed by General Posey's biographer, John Thornton Posey. He died in 1818 in Shawneetown, Illinois. This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Shawneetown is a city located in Gallatin County, Illinois. ...


Posey County, Indiana is named for Thomas Posey. Posey County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...


Further Reading: Posey, John Thornton. General Thomas Posey: Son of the American Revolution. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1992.


This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

Preceded by:
John Gibson
(acting)
Governor of Indiana Territory
1813-1816
Succeeded by:
Jonathan Jennings
First State Governor

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