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Biography for James H. POST and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Bazetta Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

Searched and typed by Judith Florian

Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.



The sons and descendants of Munson POST are among the most prominent and influential citizens of Bazetta township. The name is of Welsh origin. Joseph POST was one of the earliest settlers of Washington county, Pennsylvania, where Munson [POST] was born January 24, 1785. He was married February 7, 1811, to Elizabeth COOPER, who was born March 17, 1792. They lived in Washington county [Pennsylvania] until the year 1826, the date of their settlement in Bazetta. Mr. POST was a man of quiet disposition, regular habits, and good business qualifications. He was universally respected, and died lamented, March 17, 1870, being eighty-five years old. Mrs. POST died July 18, 1874. Their family consisted of ten children, viz: Sarah [POST], born December 27, 1811; Henry H. [POST], May 23, 1813; Joseph [POST], August 20, 1815; Mary [POST], February 22, 1818; James H. [POST], December 24, 1819; Moses C. [POST], May 23, 1822; Marcus [POST], October 23, 1824; Elizabeth [POST], November 15, 1826; Ephraim [POST], November 13, 1828, and Emeline [POST], December 7, 1832. All the daughters are dead. Three of the sons live in Cortland, and one [lives] near the village--all successful men and respected citizens. 

James Hervey [sic] POST built the first mill in Cortland while it was yet known as Baconsburg. With the exception of an interval of three years he has been connected with the milling industry ever since. Since 1856 his brother, Moses C. POST, has been in partnership with him. The firm purchased the saw-mill in 1867, and in that branch have been doing an extensive business in sawing and prepared lumber, house-finishing materials, etc. Further particulars are given in the township history. 

Mr. POST married in 1846, Miss Eliza ABELL, daughter of Lewis ABELL, of Bazetta township. She was born March 26, 1823. Their family consists of three children: Louis M. [POST], Florence E. [POST], and Calvin S. [POST].

Mr. POST is a man of good standing in his own community, but he has never aspired to a wide popularity. He has been busily and successfully occupied with his business, and has never aspired to public positions though he has frequently been honored with local trusts. He has been treasurer of his township five years, and was formerly trustee for several terms. He also served one term on the county board of infirmary directors. He is clear-headed and enterprising in business transactions, and upright and liberal in all his dealings. He is an active member and liberal supporter of the Disciple church in Cortland.

Williams, 486 [PDF 629]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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