Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN George Kiper POSEY Joseph POSEY Louisa Elizabeth POSEY Charles POSEY Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN Amanda Emily CHRISTIAN Lucinda CHRISTIAN Louisa TAYLOR Mini tree diagram
Frances Elizabeth CHRISTIAN

Frances Elizabeth CHRISTIAN7,8,6,2,4,3,9,4,1,5

7th Jul 18542,3,4,5 - 19th Aug 19306,5

Life History

7th Jul 1854

Born in Cass County, Texas.2,3,4,5

5th Jul 1877

Married George Kiper POSEY in Cass County, Texas.7,8,4

11th May 1878

Birth of son Joseph POSEY in Cass County, Texas.2,10

Feb 1880

Birth of daughter Louisa Elizabeth POSEY in Cass County, Texas.11,12,2

5th Aug 1889

Birth of son Charles POSEY in Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma.13,14

before 1910

Death of George Kiper POSEY.3


Residence1: 1910 census in Wichita County, Texas.3


Residence2 in Denver, Denver, Colorado.1

19th Aug 1930

Died in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.6,5

Myocarditis Chronic

22nd Aug 1930

Buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Wichita Falls.5


  • "[Name lost in typesetting of original printed article] ... born 1827,Louisiana and married first, Nancy (maiden name unknown), born SouthCarolina. Their children, all born in Cass County, Texas, were David,Laura, George, John and Robert.  His second marriage was to FrancesElizabeth Christian in 1877.  They had six children and he disappearedin 1889."
    --  Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 August 1971, p 9G

    Francis Elizabeth Christian
    Birth abt 1855 in Texas, Death Unknown
    Spouse Kiper Posey (no data)
    Daughter Louisa Elizabeth Posey b 1880
    --  Lemley-Funston,

    Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
    Francis E Christian
    Gender Female
    Spouse George K. Posey
    Marriage 5 Jul 1877 Cass County, Texas

    MRS. G. FUNSTEN Bilbrey, Rt. 2, 824 N. 5th, Frederick, Okla. 73542, isre …[missing wording here in the original published story; George HPosey], born 1827, Louisiana and married first, Nancy (maiden nameunknown) [Allen], born South Carolina. Their children, all born inCass County, Texas, were David, Laura, George, John and Robert.[Records report also Thomas and James, born between David and Laura.]His second marriage was to Frances Elizabeth Christian in 1877.  Theyhad six children and he disappeared in 1889.

    The Christians [sic] children included Joseph Benjamin, FrancesElizabeth, Lucinda and Emily, all born in Cass County between 1854 and1862.  Joseph Benjamin married Catherine Smith; Lucinda, Larkin Dycus;and Emily, Jason Forsyth.

    Their mother, Louisa, married a second time, J. S. Jenkins, March 7,1872, and had one son, Henry.  After her death in 1900, JosephBenjamin Christian sold the family farm to Lonzo Hicks.  Familytradition states that there is a lineage connection to the Hensleyfamily but this has not been proven.

    --  Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 August 1971, p 9G

    Frances and George's first two children, Joseph and Louisa, wereenumerated in their houehold in teh 1880 cnsus.

    1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 16 June, Precinct 3, District12, page 17 (scan 128A), Hse/Family #143
    Posey, G K 51 W M Farmer Cannot read or write LA GA LA
    Posey, Fannie W F 26 Wife Keeping House TX TX MS
    Posey, Laura 17 W F Dau Single Farming TX LA SC
    Posey, David W M 25 Son Single Farming TX LA SC
    Posey, George W M 15 Son Single Farming TX LA SC
    Posey, John W M 13 Son Single Farming TX LA SC
    Posey, Robert W M 7 Son Single Farming TX LA SC
    Posey, Joseph W M 2 Son Single Farming TX LA SC [Texas]
    Posey, Louisa W F 3mos b March 1880 Dau TX LA SC [Texas]

    Since George (G K) Posey married Fannie (Frances Elizabeth) Christianin 1877, the last two children enumerated here are Fannie's children.The enumerator erred in reported the birth state of their mother thesame as for the older children.  Fannie Christian was born, ascorrectly reported here on her record, in Texas, not South Carolina,as Nancy Allen, George's first wife.

    In 1910, Frances was enumerated under the name of Fanny Poesy [Posey]in her daughter's household in Wichita County, Texas.

    1910 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas, 6 May, Justice Precinct 3,District 233, page 11A, Hse/Fam #148
    Funston, Lawson H Head M W 33 Married 13 yrs TX KY IL Paper HangerOwns
    Funston, Lizzie [Louisa Elizabeth] Wife F W 27 Married 13 yrs 5children/4 living TX Unknown Unknown
    Funston, Gladys M Dau F W 12 Single TX TX TX
    Funston, Clara Dau F W 8 Single TX TX TX
    Funston, Eveline Dau F W 2 Single TX TX TX
    Funston, Baby Dau F W 2mos Single TX TX TX
    Poesy [Posey], Fanny Mother-in-law F W 55 Widow 6 children/4 living TXTN MS

    I found a city directory record from 1923 that appears to be ourFrances E Christian, in Denver, Colorado.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1923, p 1799
    Posey Frances E (wid Geo K) r 3111 Vallejo

    But if this was the same Fannie Posey in Denver, she was back inWichita County, Texas, when she died just a few years later.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #42207
    Frances Posey
    Death 19 Aug 1930 Wichita County

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Frances Posey [Frances Christian]
    Residence 1503 17th St, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, for 22 years
    Birth 7 Jul 1854 Texas
    Father Christian
    Mother Taylor
    Informant Mrs L H Funston, Wichita Falls
    Age at Death 76, Death 19 Aug 1930 Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
    Cause of Death Myocarditis Chronic
    Burial 22 August 1930, Rosemont Cemetery, Wichita Falls, by Albert'sFuneral Home
    Certificate #42207 Filed 27 August 1930


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