• ID: I649291648
• Name: Emma Frances POST
• Given Name: Emma Frances
• Surname: Post
• Sex: F
• Birth: 4 Jul 1848 in Kane, Green Co, IL
• Death: 1926 in Larned, Pawnee Co, KS
• Note: “Ancestors Robert Kitchell, Rev. Abraham Pierson, John Cory, Obadiah Bruen, Jean Genung, Edward Ball came to America over 300 years ago. Her grandfather Jacob Post, and a great grandfather Joseph Wood, were born in New Jersey and fought in the Revolutionary War. ”
Mrs. Leasure was born in Illinois and came out to Larned, Kansas, in 1873. She had the spirit and enterprise of the true pioneer and before her first marriage she took up a pre-emption, plowed the furrows for setting out a row of hedge, and built a shack. She was the first woman married in Pawnee County after its organization. She was married in 1873, at Larned to Capt. Daniel Bright. The license for her marriage was issued by Captain Bright himself, who was then serving as probate judge. Mrs. Leasure and Mrs. Tompkins, wife of the first newspaper man of Larned, made the first flag which was raised in the new county to celebrate the Fourth of July celebration in 1873. This flag was made of strips of red, white and blue torn from old clothing.
Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p.,  leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27.