Posey, John Henderson
Posey, John Henderson a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born Sept. 17. 1819, in Breckinridge County, Ky.; emigrated with his parents in early life to Illinois, and settled in Morgan County. His first religious impressions were at about the age of seventeen. When he attained to the years of manhood he came to Missouri, and there connected himself with the Methodist Church. He was licensed to preach July 16, 1853, and retained the local relation for some time. In 1866 lie joined the Illinois Conference, and was appointed to Barry Circuit. In 1868 he was appointed to Lima Circuit. Shortly after the next year's Conference his health failed, and he died Nov. 13, 1869. He ever regarded the ministry as the most sacred vocation on earth. His high appreciation of its sanctity and responsibility was such at times as almost to overpower his own spirit. He was a true itinerant in heart and practice. See Minutes of the Annual Conferences, 1870, p. 518, 519.