Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818

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Posey's correspondence and papers, including letters written during the American Revolution, from his military service in the 1790s, and as governor of the Indiana Territory. Also included is his Revolutionary War journal in the original and in typewritten transcript; a biography in the original and in photocopy; commissions and appointments; Posey's funeral oration; letters of Mary Alexander Thornton Posey to her children; and letters of Posey's sons regarding his Revolutionary War pension.

From the description of Collection, 1776-1839. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 37664036

American Revolutionary Colonel, Brigadier General in the War of 1812, governor of Indiana territory and U.S. Senator from Louisiana.

From the description of Pay request and receipt, Sept. 1, 1793. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53882407

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Orderly book, 1781-1782. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897. Series III : Collected papers on Indiana history, 1759-1882. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo), 1839-1914. Storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Akin, Josiah, d. ca. 1857. Papers, 1803-1912. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818. Pay request and receipt, Sept. 1, 1793. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Lewis, John. John Lewis papers : deed and tax assessment, 1795-1807. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Papers, 1778-1786. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818. Collection, 1776-1839. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818. Biographies and letter of Thomas Posey, 1814-1946. Library of Congress
referencedIn Inscription on tomb of Gen. Thos. Posey, Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown, Ill. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Akin, Josiah, d. ca. 1857. person
associatedWith Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo), 1839-1914. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Indiana. Governor (1813-1816 : Posey) corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, John. person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897. person
associatedWith Posey, Mary Alexander Thornton, 1754-1837. person
associatedWith Swann, Caleb. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Army corporateBody
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Northwest, Old
United States
Military pensions--Revolution 1775-1783
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815


Birth 1750-07-09

Death 1818-03-19


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