Historian;┬ácollege professor. Born– October 22, 1900, Smyrna, Tenn. Parents– Wilson Yandell and Myrtle (Omohundro) Posey. Married– Margaret Grisham, September 1, 1926. Children– One. Education– University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1923; M.A., 1930; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1933. Taught at Cumberland University, 1923-1925; Birmingham-Southern College, 1925-1943; head of History Department at BSC, 1932-1943; head of History Department, Agnes Scott College, 1943-1970. Exchange professor at the University of Hawaii, and Shrivenham American University in England. Organized the Organization of American Historians; member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Southern Historical Association, and American Historical Association.. Awarded the honorary L.H. D. by Birmingham-Southern, 1955. Died October 22, 1990.


Contemporary authors online


The Baptist Church in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1776-1845. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1957.

The Development of Methodism in the Old Southwest, 1783-1824. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1933.

Frontier Mission; a History of Religion West of the Southern Appalachians to 1861. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

LaGrange, Alabama’s Earliest College. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Southern College, 1933.

The Presbyterian Church in the Old Southwest, 1778-1838. Richmond, Va.; John Knox Press, 1952.

Religious Strife on the Southern Frontier. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1965.


Alabama in the 1830s as Recorded by British Travellers. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Southern College, 1938.