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THE SON OF WASHINGTON.
Shawneetown’s Remarkable Tradition
and What it Rests Upon.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
'Washington, April 6.*—ln the cemetery
at Shawnee town, 111., there is pointed out a
tomb with the explanation that beneath is
buried “the son of George Washington.”
‘ But Washington had no children,” the
visitor argues. “He was the father of his
country, and that was the extent of his
The Shawneetownsman repeats his asser -
tion and stoutly stands by it. He refers to
the oldest and most respected inhabitants of
the once proud metropolis of tho Ohio Val
ley to back him up. If the visitor is of an
inquiring turn of mind he w ill soon find
that all Shaw neetown believes this tradition,
und those who have lived in the ancient city
longest have the strongest faith. They
got the story from their parents who lived
In Shawneetown before them, and there has
nover been any doubt about the truth of it.
The tomb has many counterparts in tho
oM graveyards of this country. Four slabs
form the sides and ends, while a fifth slabs
forms the top, the edge artistically bevelled
and overlapping, The stones are still in a
good state of preservation, and the letter
ing, now- much more than half a eoutuiy
old, is distinct. On the top slab is the fol
In the memory of Gen. Thomas Posey,
: who was born in 1750. ami died in 1818, :
; aged 07 years and 10 days. He was an
• honest man and a pious Christian. :
One of the side slabs is nearly covered
with an inscription of extraordinary length,
reciting the instory of the departed. In
style, spelling, and punctuation this incrip
: Thomas Posey was born in Virginia.
■ Bth July, 1760. He entered the War of
• Independene, as a Captain, 1770, at its
. close was Lt Colonel. At the Storm of
Stony Point, he. was first to give the
■ word ‘The Fort's our own.” In tho :
American Republic he was llrg. General :
• of the U. S. Army; Senator in Congress :
• & Govemour, of Indiana Territory; In
■ Kentucky he wns I.t Govemour, and Maj.
I General; lie died in Illinois on the tilth
I March, 1818. I .caving an unstained char- :
neier, a Lasting Monument of his Virtue.
The incription on the end slab is in keep
ing with the unique character of the rest.
In the centre is the weeping willow tree,
once popular in graveyard ai-t. About tho
tree is chiselled the following:
. Alex'r Posy,
• This Monument Wns Erected Byllls 7th Son.:
A. 1). 1881. r
Some of the oldest and most, estimable
citizens of Shawneetown were bilked with
m regard to this tradition of the parentage
Gen. Posey. They had heard it as fat
bark as they could remember, and with
such postiveness that they looked upon it as
veracious, although unwritten history.
There wns no question, they said, but that
those who lived in Shuwnectowu when
Posey did regarded him as the son of Wash
ington. One fact in the way of corrol(ora
five testimony was the striking resemblance
tn form and feature. This resemblance was
transmitted to the sons of Gen. Posey, and
•bided to the strength of the tradition.
The oldest physician in Shawneetown,
who in his youth was the family doctor of
tlie Roneys <uid who attended one of the sons
9f the General at his death, said to the
writer that he had heard the story when he
came to Shawneetown to settle. This phy
lician's professional relations with the family
fave him opportunities to satisfy his cun
and he improved them. Said he:
‘There is no doubt in my mind that Gen.
rosey was the ton of George Washington.
Mis family so understood it, and I received
my impression from the ladies of the family.
Thev were rather relutcaut to imeak of tho
subject, as it seemed tc be the understand
ing among them that it should not be talked
about When they told me what they did,
they cautioned me against referring to it in
the presence of the sous erf Gen. Posey. So
far as I know, the men never referred to the
matter in any way whatever. The resem
blance of the son, whom I attended on his
deathbed, to the pictures we have of Wash
ington was certainly very remarkable. He
had the same high forehead and prominent
Recently this story, as told in Shawnee
tow-n, was briefly related to Mr. Ainsworth
R. Spofford, who for many years has had
charge of the Congressional Library in
Washington. Mr. Spofford is the intimate
friend of Banc"fft, and probably has read
and heard more about Washington than
has any other living man except the histo
“Have they anything but tradition to base
it upon?” asked Mr. Spofford.
The narrator w-as bound to say that it
was all tradition so far as Shawneetown
folks were concerned.
“It is possible there may be something in
the Fort Folio." suggested Mr. Spofford.
Probable nobody but a walking encyclo
pedia would have though of looking in the
Port Folio for the desired information.
How many readers of to-day ever saw a
number of the Fort Folio, or ever heard of
it? Yet the Fort Folio was in 1584 what the
Century, the Atlantic, or the Sort h Ameri
can is to-day. ,
In the old leather-bound volume of sev
eral numbers of the Fort Folio for 1534
appears a sketch of Gen. Posey, interest
ing for what it contain*, and also interest
ing for some things it does not contain,
“Thomas Posey.” says the anonymous
writer, “was born of respectable parentage
pour the Potomac, in Virginia, on J uly it, in
the year 1750.
in* 17.50 George Washington was a young
man of 18. His father had been burned out
ou Pope’s creek, in Maryland, a short dis
tance from the Potomac, ami had moved to
a farm near Fredericksburg. But George
was living with his brother Lawrence at
Mount Vernon, on the hanks of the Poto
mac the elder having undertaken to bring
up and care for the younger. As the heir of
this brother, George Washington subse
(inpiitlv came into possession of Mount V ,-r
--non. According to the biographies, W ash
ington in these years of his early manhood
spent the summers in active out-door life,
and winters with his books.
few months utter the date given for
the birth of Thomas Posey there came a
break in the monotony of life at Mount
Vernon Lawrence Washington suddenly
departed for the West Indies, taking George
with him. The usual explanation of this
trip given in the biographies is that Law
renco went ou account ol ill health. >V by
he tool; his brother is not made clear. In the
Bar bailees George Washington contracted
small-pox, and the pits in his fneo were dis
cernible to his death. ,
All that has “eeii published of the antece
dents of Thomas Posey is einbrimed in the
single sentence quoted above. Ills biogra
pher is just as brief in speaking of his youth.
The sketch proceeds:
“In 1769 he had received a tolerable Eng
lish education, and, as he was to inherit no
fortune, his enterprising spirit induced him
u (hat early age to s<-ok a residence in trio
Western part of Virginia near the fron
By turning to any history the reader will
find in the period including 1769, Washing
ton was making frequent visits to the west
ern part of Virginia, and spending much of
his time there looking after interests lie had
acquired. He had some year* previously
married the Widow Custis, and in referring
to this event, several of the biographers
speak of Washington as having ha 1 ‘one or
two affairs which had turned out unlortu
" hili'l trouble with the Indians broke out
on the western Virginia frontier, the sava
<rp.s being incited to hostilities by _ British
muisKurieH. Washington was prominent in
tbo campaign whidi was inaugurated, lhe
sketch of Thomas Posoy says t hat young
nun received an appoiuUnept in the U.uor-
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1887—TWELVE PAGES.
termaster’s department. A little later Wash
ington was at the head of the Continental
forces, and the biography of Posey says he
had joined the army, and young as ho was,
had been immediately appointed a Captain.
Right here a brief quotation from the sketch
in the Port Folio:
“Soon after Capt. Posey joiped the main
army Gen. Washington directed a selection
of omcers and men to 1* made from the dif
ferent corps to compose a rifle regiment, to
be commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan.
Young Posey was one of the Captains.”
No mention is made of the influence which
gave Posey this commission in the crack
command of the Continental army. But a
little later be showed the blood that was in
him. when “Mad AnthonV” Wayne led the
night assault upon Stony Point with a picked
body of officers and men. That most bril
liant and daring feat of (he revolution called
from Congress a vote of thanks to every mail
who participated in it, and a gold medal for
From Major, Posey rose to Colonel, and
then to Brigadier General. He distinguished
himself by personal prowess in the Georgia i
campaign, and when the war was over he
settled again in Western Virginia, but did
not romai n long. From some source •he had
inherited a restless spirit of adventure and
enterprise. He moved further westward,
and in 1810 he was found presiding os Lieu
tenant Governor over the Senate of Ken
tueky. When the war of 181:; eaine on,
Gen. Posey was one of the first to present
himself, and was placed at the head of the
troops raised by Kentucky. When hostili
ties were over, a handsome tribute to Gen.
Posey’s course was paid by the authorities of
Kentucky. Leaving this record behind him,
he moved to Attakapas. in Louisiana, and
was sent to the United States Smites. That
position he gave up to accept the more im
portant one of Governor and Cmmissiono
lu charge of ludiana Territory. The
Governorship he held until the admission of
Indiana as a State.
Washington and Posey lived to nearly the
same age—o 7 years-—and the manner of
death in each case was very similar. Wash
ington eaugh a severe cold from a horseback
ride in the rain. Posey contracted his cold
on a trip down the Wabash river ill bad
weuther; both men took tot heir beds; the
usual remedies failed, and they passed away
calmly, conscious, and giving instructions as
to wordly matters just before the end.
Posey, before lie died, placed in tho hands
of Ins wife a sketch of his life and a denied
letter. The letter lias never been made
One more extract, and tho most signifi
cant of all, remains to be given from tho
Fort Folio sketch. It is this:
“In his person Gen. Posey \v.ls tall,athletic,
tic. and finely formed. His appearance
united dignity and gracefulness, and in his
maimers wore blended in a remarkable de
gree the stately an l gallant bearing of the
soldier with the ease and suavity of the jw>l
ishod gentleman. His face was remarkably
handsome, his features high,fine, and promi
nent, and if at times they assumed the stern
ness of command, there was a softness in
his lino blue eye, a spirit and intelligence,
mingled with a calm and benevolent expres
sion, which prevailed the whole counte
nance, that at oiks' attracted the admira
tion, and even tho affections of the be
And there tho sketch closes. Between the.
lines one may read that the resemblance
of Posoy to Washington was very striking,
but the writer of 15W4 makes no mention or
Years afterward there appeared in an
ancyclopodis a brief sketch of Gen. Thomas
Posey, in which were used these words: “He
was the intinato friend of Washington.”
iu Spark's “Americanßiographies,”pub
lished in the forties, there is a short sketch
of Gen. Thomas Posey, which the author
says was complied from memoranda in the
hands of his family. 'Oils, too, ignores tho
story of the relationship with Washington.
It contains nothing more in the way of in
frormation than appealn in the Fort Folio
■ketch, hut there is the following rather curi
ous reason given for the elaborate personal
“We should not allude to a subject so ap
parently unimportant,’" says the biographer,
“if it were not that, the personal appearance
of this distinguished gentleman, both as to
form and feature, was so attractive as to be
a subject of remark wherever he was
The Shawneetown tradition must stand as
such. It has no record of birth or published
history to rest upon, but it is none the less in
teresting. W. B. S.
WILD MEN OF THE PLAINS.
Life of the Savages Encountered by
Fremont in Hie Early Explorations.
When Fremont explored the great basin,
out of which Nevada and Utah have since
been carved, he found the Indians really
wild men. Their business was to get food,
their recreation to mak9 war. The men
lived alone. The women lived alone,
but the lives of both were de
voted to getting something to eat, says the
Youth's Companion. The women gleaned
from the earth everything of vegetable or
insect life; the men killed every animal they
could find for food, awlevery man of every
other tribe for pleasure.
One day the exploring party encamped
“,000 feet up on a mountain, near a spring.
Fresh tracks made in the sand by a wom
an’s naked feet were and iscovered, but no other
indications of human life.
After a supper of antelope steak the men
were lying around the camp-fire, smoking
ami conversing. Kit Carson was lying on
his back with his pipe in his mouth, bis
hands under his head, and his toward
Suddenly he half rose, and, pointing to
the other side of the fire, exclaimed:
In the blaze of the lire, peering over her
skinny, crooked hands, which shaded her
eves from the glare, stood an old woman,
nearly naked, her grizzly hair hanging over
face and shoulders.
She had thought it a camp of her own
people and had begun to talk, when, seeing
the white faces, she become paralyzed with
She turned to escape,but the men gath
ered around her and brought her near to
the fire. Hunger and cold dispelled her
fears, and she made the white men under
stand that; her own people had left her to die
at the spring because she was old and no
longer good for anything.
A quarter of an antelope was given her,
but instead of roasting it by the file she
darted off with it into the darkness.
In the morning her livsh tracks at the
spring showed that she hud been there for
water during the night. The party left for
her a little supply of food, which, with
what she could gather from the nut-pine
trees, would prolong her life.
Wild men though, these Indians were,
their bows anil arrows showed that they
worn not destitute of ingenuity. Then
bows were made strong by winding sinewß
about them, and tlieir arrows were headed
w ith volcanic glass, os sharp as steel, and
worked iu by patient labor.
A chief of the Tlamaths, a tribe a little
more advanced than the wild men, was
killed in the night attack. Ho had forty
arrows in his quiver, which Kit. Carson pro
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They were headed with a lancet-like pier-e
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inches, to which depth they could be driven
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These same Indians gathered in a field of
sage-bnisli, intending to make a hard fight
against, Fremont’s party. But tho range of
tlie rifles made their arrows usolees.
When they wore driven out of the brush
it was discovered tiiat each Indian had
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sfm|K, so that they woukl be ready to hi*
luuid. Thu rapid tiring and the quick ad
vance of the whites forced them to leave so
quickly that many of them had no time to
gather up their arrows. They lay on tbo
gr and, witn their bright, menacing i<oiute
tu and toward the white won.
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