Biographies and Obituaries
We are compiling as many biographies and/or obituaries of the early ministers of Van Zandt County during the years 1848 to 1920 as we can find. Some lived in the county a short time but some lived out their lives here. We welcome submissions if you have an ancestor who was a pastor or minister at any time in this county. Email us, or write to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103.
Thomas McAdams Post
Thomas McAdams Post was born in Shelby County, Alabama on July 11, 1843. At the age of 13, his family moved to Louisiana. His father was a farmer and he was reared on the farm and was educated in the common schools of Alabama and Louisiana. He was a student and utilized every advantage that his home life afforded. On March 10, 1862, he married Miss Ceney C. Howell,. They had eight chidldren. In 1874 Mr. Post entered the gospel ministry as a Baptist. In 1879 he left Louisiana and settled in Bowie County, Texas. Six years later he moved to Van Zandt County. He served during the Civil War and was a relative of Wylie Post who later became world renowned for completing the first and later the fastest solo around the world flight and who was killed along with his friend humorist Will Rogers in a plane crash in Alaska. Ceney died in 1936. Thomas died in 1931. They are both buried at Corinth Cemetery in Van Zandt County. (information from the Southland newspaper and from the Civil War Veterans of Van Zandt County)
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