Stephen Post

Stephen Post

Birth
Saybrook Point, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death
16 May 1752 (aged 87)
Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID
34728301 View Source

Deacon Stephen Post, first child of Abraham and Mary (Jordan) Post was born in Saybrook, Connecticut in1664. He married Hannah Hosmer in 1692. When he was 11 years old, Joshua, son of the Indian chief Uncas of the Mohegan tribe willed to his father 4,000 acres of land that Stephen was to inherit. Town records show that Stephen held several positions in Saybrook; in 1690 he was “sealer of measures," in 1695 he was a constable, a highway surveyor in1697, and in 1702 he was chosen as one of the collectors of the "minister's rate." Many town records refer to him as a "cooper." Stephan ran a gristmill in Hebron, Connecticut which remained in the family for over a century. In 1704 he built a log hose in Hebron on what is known as Post Hill. Stephen was considered a leading citizen and, according to the history of Tolland, Connecticut, "noted as a remarkable man of piety." Stephen died at the age of 88 and willed considerable land and property to his family. (Source: The Post Family—Fourteen Generations in America, compiled by Gerald R. Post)

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Deacon Stephen Post, first child of Abraham and Mary (Jordan) Post was born in Saybrook, Connecticut in1664. He married Hannah Hosmer in 1692. When he was 11 years old, Joshua, son of the Indian chief Uncas of the Mohegan tribe willed to his father 4,000 acres of land that Stephen was to inherit. Town records show that Stephen held several positions in Saybrook; in 1690 he was “sealer of measures," in 1695 he was a constable, a highway surveyor in1697, and in 1702 he was chosen as one of the collectors of the "minister's rate." Many town records refer to him as a "cooper." Stephan ran a gristmill in Hebron, Connecticut which remained in the family for over a century. In 1704 he built a log hose in Hebron on what is known as Post Hill. Stephen was considered a leading citizen and, according to the history of Tolland, Connecticut, "noted as a remarkable man of piety." Stephen died at the age of 88 and willed considerable land and property to his family. (Source: The Post Family—Fourteen Generations in America, compiled by Gerald R. Post)

Contributor: John Post (48481503) •


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In memory of Stephen Post who died May 16, 1752 aet 88 Having lived in the strictest bonds of Christian as well as conjugal affection with ye wife of his youth near 60 years approving of his self by a prayerful and holy walk serving his generation according to the will of God in careful observance of all relative duties ___


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