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The Post family is from Holland. The first one of the family that came to America arrived in Colonial days. He fought with Washington for American Independence. A branch of the family finally settled in Georgia. William Post was in this line and was born in Jasper county, Ga., July 30, 1806. His father however, moved with him to Autaurga county, Ala., in 1818. Later he moved to Shelby county in that state and there met, wooed and won Miss Elizebeth Merrill. They were married in 1826. In 1840 his wife died and he married Miss Elizebeth McAdams. In January 1856, he moved to Union parish La., where he died in 1884. Of this latter union, four children were born, of whom Tom was the oldest. He was born in Shelby county, Ala., July 11, 1843. At the age of 13, his father moved to Louisiana and June of the same year, he was converted to the Christian religion. 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. March 10, 1862, he married Miss Ceney C. Howell, who still survives. They have had eight children seven of whom lived to be grown and all but two married and settled in life, two died later. Bro. And Sister Post rejoice in the fact that all are christians (sic). In 1874 Mr. Post entered the gospel ministry as a Baptist and has been a zealous and devoted advocate of his chosen cause all the years since then. In 1879 he left Louisiana and settled in Bowie county, Texas. Six years later he moved to Van Zandt county and has lived here continuously since. During the years he has been pastor of many churches in Van Zandt county and held other positions of honor and trust among his people. He has acquired a comfortable home, was in 1903 a missionary for the New Bethlehem association, and is performing service of a highly valuable character for the entire county. He is a man of strong convictions and can always be placed in any question of controversy. Be it to his honor that those who know him best place the highest estimate upon his character.