We may have a match here. Notes for HENRY CLAY POSS, SR.: Revolutionary War Veteran. Documented in Revolutionary War Veterans Archives,Lottery Land Grant, State of Georgia. L. L. Grant, p. 56, 1827...............1832. Georgia Roster of the Revolutionary War---Cherokee Land Lotterery .
The following story has been passed down to me from his grandson Earl Poss's sister, Jessie: Earl's grandfather,Henry Clay Sr. was in the Revolutionary War. After the war ended he was a recipient of a land grant in the Land Lottery for Revolutionary War veterans ofGeorgia, in North Georgia. While there he met and married an Indian princess They had five Children. One of these was Henry Clay, Jr. The " Trail of Tears" was ordered and began about this time. Whether Henry Clay's wife had died or began the trek, we do not know. In any event, he came back to his hometown of Eastville,Ga. Later he married a lady from somewhere near Athens, Georgia.
Earl's wife, my grandmother, had a large picture of his grandmother which she kept hidden in the back of her closet until after she died. At this time in her life, it was shameful to be connected to Indians. It is quite a large, oval- shaped picture in a beautiful gold frame. She is dressed in her Indian robe and wears a feather in her long black hair.
Revolutionary War veteran, I have documentation for this fact from the L.L. Grants of Georgia for the Revolutionary War but have no other documentation for his company or any other facts.
Henry Clay Poss (1843 - 1906). CSA records also seem to match. Our records show that he and his second wife were buried in Eastville, Baptist Cementery at Eastville, Ga. in Oconee County, Ga. Maybe there are two markers (since there were two wives and two lineages - married 2 times,. Five children by first wife After her death, married again and had three children).
By our records, he was the son of HENRY Clay POSS Sr. and a CHEROKEE Woman (name, details UNKNOWN but I have a copy of a picture of her). The Cherokee woman disappeared and Henry Clay Sr. returned to the Oconee county area with his children.
HENRY CLAY POSS, JR. was born September 1843 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and died May 29, 1906 in Oconee County, Georgia. He married (1) NANCY MC ELROY in Oconee County ,Georgia. He married (2) NANCY STINCHCOMB November 15, 1888 in Courthouse, Monroe, Ga. Walton Co.,Ga.. After return, he was a policeman at Bogart, Georgia for many years. Married 2 times,. Five children by first wife After her death, married again and had three children.
Children of HENRY POSS and NANCY MC ELROY (probably died 1886-1887 ?) are: i. WILLIE POSS. ii. FRANK POSS. iii. EARL POSS. <== my granfather iv. MATTIE POSS. v. JESSIE POSS.
Children of HENRY POSS and NANCY STINCHCOMB (died sometime after 1907) are: vi. JAMES POSS. vii. ONI POSS. viii. NIRA POSS.