POWELL Genealogy

 

Photos above are Top left — John Wilson Powell II and wife Cora (Batty). Center top — close-up of John Wilson Powell II. Top right is John Wilson Powell (the first). Bottom left is John Wilson Powell III with wife Nellie (Knight). Bottom center is John Wilson Powell III as a young man.

 

When I was researching my Bridger ancestors in Smithfield Virginia, I kept finding Powell names in the records there and I just had an inkling that they might be from my husband Dave’s Powell family. So I had Dave’s DNA tested and lo and behold he indeed is descended from Thomas Powell (1616-1687) of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. It seems that Thomas and my ancestor Joseph Bridger were contemporaries!

 

My quest now is to find the connection between the known Powell ancestor and Thomas Powell of Isle of Wight.

 

Here is what I currently know:

 

In “A Sketch of the History of the parents and brothers and sisters of Sarah Wood, wife of Amon Wood, from their daughter, Mrs. Sarah LaForce” it says that Phoebe Wood married Benjamin B. Powell and their children were: John Powell and Sarah Ann Powell (ONLY!)

From “History of Greene County, Illinois” published in 1879: Woodville, Oct. 10, 1835 was platted by Amon WOOD, Seanright WOOD and others. Benjamin Bridges POWELL built the 4th Primitive establishment–a log cabin. From “History of Greene & Jersey Counties Illinois – 1885, pg. 1017: Benjamin Bridges Powell settled the fall of 1830, was a Tennessee “native.” His parents came to Tennessee in 1805 or 1806 – married a Miss Lancaster, wife died in 1831, married then Phoebe Wood – he died Dec. 9, 1874. His first wife [Nancy LANCASTER] was among the first to be interned in the Carrollton cemetery.

 

Here is another version:

BIOGRAPHIES

HISTORY OFGREENE & JERSEY COUNTIES, ILLINOIS- 1885

Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Co.

Page 1017

BENJAMIN B. POWELL made a settlement in Carrollton Township in the fall of 1830. He was a native of Tennessee, born July 24, 1801. His parents came to Illinois as early as 1805 or 6, where they died, and Benjamin went back to Tennessee, and later to Alabama, where he married a Miss Lancaster. He removed to Illinois as above stated. His wife died in 1831, and was among the first to be interred in the Carrollton cemetery. He again married Phoebe Wood. He died a resident of the county, in Woodville Township, Dec. 9, 1874.

 

History of WOODVILLE:

“The fourth building, upon the town site, was a log dwelling, put up by Benjamin Powell, for a dwelling the same year. Allen Wood dispensed drugs, although the hamlet never had an exclusively drug store. There has been but little growth to the village since that date. In 1870, Dr. Bruner located as a physician at this point, and built a fine residence. “

A look at the Illinois Land Sales on the Internet shows that Benjamin B. Powell purchased 40 acres of government land in Greene County on 12/7/1836. The location of this land was – Twp 09N, Section 2 NWSE, Range 13W.

On the 1830 census of Greene County, Ill., there was 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10 and 1 male 20-30 (Benjamin) plus 1 female under 5 and 1 female 20-30 (Phoebe)

On the 1840 census, there was one male under 5, one male 10-15, one male 15-20, one male 30-40 (Benjamin,) plus one female 10-15 and one female 30-40 (Phoebe.) This indicates that the female child who appears on the 1830 census might have died before 1840.

 

On 11/23/1998 I received a package from Jack Cox, a WOOD descendant. In it were about 100 pages of copies of his great-great grandfather’s original typewritten genealogy, compiled in about 1900-1910. The genealogy states “The following pages contain a record of four families and their descendants, very complete or part of them but not so much so of others. They are arranged in the following order and date from approximately these dates (allowing for marriageable age). The families are: TRIMBLE – 1770, RICE – 1783, BROWNING – 1770, WOOD – 1749. The data contained herein has been collected by: Mrs. Mary Agnes White – of Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, John Perry Browning – of Chicago, Illinois, 6337 Stewart Ave., and Thomas Orville Browning of Chicago, Illinois, 6337 Stewart Ave., and taken from: Records in family bibles, framed family records, monuments, other records sent by the different parties, conversations with people who were acquainted with the parties and in many cases from the parties themselves, and arranged by: Thomas Orville Browning of Chicago, Illinois, 6337 Stewart Ave. One page is given to ‘EACH INDIVIDUAL FAMILY’ of which there is a record.” There is also a written notation on the page that states “Grandpa Browning’s family.” ………..

“They had 2 children, 1 son and 1 daughter: John Powell married Margaret Tillery; Sarah Ann Powell married Hirum Gadey.” (I have that Sarah married Robert Hensen.)

POWELL /LANCASTERCONNECTION

On 1/29/1999 I rec’d an email from Joe, Ddcoff@aol.com that said: “I am trying to find info on the POWELL families that show on the 1830 Greene Co., IL census. My g.g.g.g. grandmother was Mary POWELL. She was married to Robert LANCASTER and they lived in Greene Co., IL at time of 1830 Census. Robert LANCASTER had lived in Smith Co., TN early 1800’s and we believe the family lived in Surry Co., NC for a brief period after leaving VA in 1780’s(?)” This seems to be the only possible connection I have ever had to anyone regarding our Benjamin Bridges Powell. “

My reply in part was: “Your information on Robert Lancaster is very interesting. My husband’s great-great grandfather, Benjamin Bridges Powell was married to a Miss Lancaster before he married my husband’s great-great grandmother, Phoebe Wood. Sounds like there might be a connection here.

I never really thought this out before, but since the 1830 census shows Benjamin Bridges living in a household with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10 and 1 female under 5, plus himself and wife, THOSE CHILDREN MUST HAVE BEEN THE CHILDREN OF HIM AND MISS LANCASTER because he did not marry Phoebe Wood until 1835, AFTER Miss Lancaster died in 1831! And they lived next door to YOUR Robert A. Lancaster!!

It seems that your Mary Ann might have been the sister of our Benjamin.

I have tried over the years to find out any info on Benjamin or his parents or siblings, without any luck. I posted info to the Powell mailing list, but received no replies. Your mention that Robert Lancaster lived in Smith Co., Tenn. in the early 1800s might give me a clue to check out Benjamin’s origins there. I only know that he was born in Tenn. in 1801. I think I will post a query on the Smith County genealogy web site. “

 

GREENE COUNTY ILLINOIS

1855 STATE CENSUS

Surnames N-O-P-Q

PG_LN NAME MALE FEMALE

11-04 POWELL, BENJAMIN B 0100010000 1000100000

From Cousin Joan regarding her research (2002):

A recap – Benjamin, Phoebe, John W. and Sarah are in Neosho, Newton Co., MO in 1850, living next door to James A Powell, (27 AL), Mary (25 TN) and Martha(1 MO).

Thanks to finding an 1860 Mortality Schedule listing ( for Mary Powell age 2, Van Buren Twp) on the Newton County website, I found our crew in 1860 in Van Buren Twp. (no index listing ANYwhere had this)

p. 995 18 Aug 1860

1217 1287 James Powell 37 M Farmer GEORGIA (!!!!)

Mary 35F Tennessee

Martha 11F Missouri

William 10 M “

Phoebe 7F “

Tempe 5F “

Benjamin 5/12 “

1260 1290 Benjamin Powell 59 M Farmer Tennessee

Phoebe 54 F Kentucky

John 19M Illinois

Sarah 11F Missouri

I had already found James in the 1870 Census, still in Newton County, in the Granby Twp.

p. 381 31 Aug 1870

James Powell 42M Farmer ILLINOIS (!!!!!)

Mary 40 F Tennessee

Melinda 17F Missouri

William 16 M “

Temperence 14 F “

Benjamin 10M “

John 8M “

Jamie? (can’t read) 7M Illinois

Jacob 4M “

Olean? (can’t read) 3 M “

Fannie?(can’t read) 7/12 F Missouri

Ages are screwy here – wonder if Melinda here and Phoebe from 1860 are the same?

Also in the Roseborough Family which precedes James on the list, is listed a James Powell, 13M MO…wonder if he is James Powell Roseborough???

Benjamin and family are in Greene County in 1870, with Martha and Frank Dugan living next door (Martha Powell m. Francis M Dugan in 1868 in Greene County)…it would appear that James and family moved back to Greene County during the war 1862-1869.

Haven’t gotten much farther, but did find Martha and Frank Dugan in the 1920 Census in Cherokee Co. KS (just across state line from Newton Co. MO) they are in their 70’s… Martha says she was born in MO, her father in AL, her mother in TN.

Also, a Temperence Powell m. W H Davis in Greene County in 1874…

Benjamin’s occupation is listed as Shoe and bootmaker in the 1850 census, and as a farmer in 1850.

 

I received this email from another researcher:

 

Hello,

I saw your post on the Smith County, TN, genealogy website.

I believe I am descended from Mary Ann Powell and Robert Alexander Lancaster through their son, Sterling Lancaster. I found them in Izard County, Arkansas.

Do you have any records with Sterling Lancaster listed as one of the children of Mary Ann and Robert Lancaster? I believe his first name might have been Allen Sterling Lancaster. He was born 1820-1822. He ended up in California with his wife and famiy.

I sure hope your email address hasn’t changed since you posted your message.

 

I’d be glad to share any Lancaster information that would be of use to you.

 

J. Gentry

 

2nd email…..

 

Subj:     Re: Powell-Lancaster genealogy

Date:     1/27/2003 11:47:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

From:     artisans@cox-internet.com

To:  CMElaine@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Hello,

Yes, My Powell-Lancasters went from Smith County, TN, to Greene County, Illinois, and some of them went to Izard County, Arkansas and ended up in Newton County, Missouri.

 

As far as I can tell, there were two Robert Lancasters in a closely related family situation.  One was the older Robert Alexander Lancaster, Sr.  The other was Robert Allen Lancaster, Jr.  There were just a few years’ difference in age.  One was the son of John Lancaster, the other was the grandson of John Lancaster, the illegitimate son of Mary “Polly” Lancaster.

 

So, the belief is that those two Lancaster men married TWO Powell sisters, one of those sisters was Mary Ann Powell, the other is only recorded as “Miss” Powell, who married the younger Robert Allen Lancaster, Jr.  Dempsey Powell was their father and the two daughters are listed among his heirs in a Tennessee document.  My source for this information is Nancy Matthews, a co-genealogist who has done a whole lot of work on these families.

 

I have also heard somewhere (perhaps it was a posting you made) that some of the other Powells and Lancasters from this same family married each other.

 

I know for sure that Robert Alexander Lancaster, Jr. and Mary Ann Powell Lancaster settled in Izard County, Arkansas, near the beautiful town of Mountain View.

 

All my research finds that my great grandfather, Sterling Lancaster, was the son of Robert Alexander and Mary Ann Powell Lancaster.  My own family records along with census records come together to make my belief in the family connection very firm.

 

Sterling Lancaster and some of his brothers, along with Sterling’s wife, Amelia Tate Lancaster, and some of her Tate brothers, were all living in Newton County, Missouri, for the 1850 census.  Shortly after that, Sterling and Amelia headed west to partake in the California Gold Rush.  Amelia’s brother and family, Mitchell Tate, remained in Missouri.

 

In 1844, there are tax records in Izard County, Arkansas, for Sterling Lancaster.  He and Amelia were married there in 1848.  Amelia’s mother, Lydia (Eagle) Tate, was living in Newton County, Missouri, in 1840, and her father was not mentioned.  I believe he died before that date.  Amelia’s

Brother, Mitchell Tate, named two of his younger children after their parents, Lydia and George Tate.

 

I believe that these families migrated together from Tennessee to Illinois and Arkansas and perhaps Missouri.

 

You are probably descended from Benjamin Powell is my instinct is correct.

 

Maybe this will provide a missing piece in the ol’ family puzzle.

 

Sterling and Amelia Lancaster had more children in California, and that is where they lived out their lives.  Their youngest daughter, Katherine Lancaster, was my great grandmother.

 

I look forward to hearing from you again,

 

Jan Gentry, g-g-g-granddaughter of Mary Ann Powell Lancaster

 

Hi Jan, (artisans@cox-internet.com)

 

I have several questions. I’m excited because I’m sure we’ve found a connection. I’m sorry that I have no information on your Sterling Lancaster. However, I think we do have a connection between you and our Miss Lancaster, wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell, my husband’s 2nd great grandfather. The 1830 census of Greene Co., Illinois shows Benjamin Bridges living in a household with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10 and 1 female under 5, plus himself and wife (unknown first name – maiden name Lancaster). We found out about Miss Lancaster from a Greene County History. Anyway, those children living with Benjamin and wife are the 3 children he had with wife ? (Lancaster) Powell, because he did not marry Phoebe Wood until 1835, AFTER Miss Lancaster died in 1831. In the 1830 Greene County, Illinois census, they lived next door to Robert A. Lancaster, who had 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, and 1 male 40-50 and only 1 female 50-60 years old. There are other Lancasters in the 1830 census of Greene County – John M., and Robert (not Robert A.) and Jesse who lived 4 houses from each other. And a son of Benjamin Powell, also named Benjamin, lived between them.

In the 1840 census of Greene County, there is only one Lancaster – Robert, who has the following living in his household – 1 male 10-15, 2 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, and one female 60-70.

We know that our Benjamin and his 2nd wife Phoebe (Wood) were in Newton County by the 1850 census. We don’t know why they went from Greene County, Illinois all the way across and down the state of Missouri to Newton County, Missouri. I’m sure you know Newton is in the far SW county of Missouri, bordering the Oklahoma & Kansas state borders. He also has a James A. Powell living next door with a wife with the first name of Mary. I assume that this James might be the son of Benjamin and Miss Lancaster because he’s only 20 years old which means he was born in 1830, which is before his wife (Lancaster) died.

 

4 generations of descendants of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

 

1 Benjamin Bridges Powell b: 24 Jul 1801 in Smith County (?) Tennessee d: 09 Dec 1874 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois

.. +Nancy Lancaster m: Abt. 1823 in Alabama d: 1831 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

……. 2 GIRL Powell b: Bet. 1825 – 1830

……. 2 James A. Powell b: Abt. 1828 in Alabama or Georgia d: Bef. 1880 in Newton County, Missouri

……….. +Mary Ann ?  b: Abt. 1830 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1849 d: Bef. 1880 in Newton County, Missouri

…………….. 3 Martha Elizabeth Powell b: Abt. 1849 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 31 Oct 1922 in Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas

………………… +Francis M. Dugan m: 22 Sep 1868 in Greene Co., IL

…………………….. 4 Addie Dugan

…………………….. 4 James Dugan

…………………….. 4 J. E. Dugan

…………….. 3 William Powell b: Abt. 1850 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

…………….. 3 Phoebe Powell b: Abt. 1853 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

…………….. 3 Benjamin Powell b: 1860 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Aft. 1922

…………….. 3 Tom Powell b: Abt. 1863 in Illinois d: Bef. 1922

…………….. 3 Temperance “Tempe” Anna Powell b: 1863 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 27 Apr 1935 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, USA

………………… +Frank Sowder

…………………….. 4 J. E. Sowder

…………………….. 4 W. D. Davis Sowder

…………………….. 4 Elizabeth Sowder

………………………… +V. E. Walker

…………………….. 4 Pearl Sowder

………………………… +? Matlock

…………………….. *2nd Husband of Pearl Sowder:

………………………… +John C. Ammerman m: 22 Jul 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………….. 3 James Morris Powell b: Abt. 1867 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922 in Oklahoma

…………………….. 4 William Norris Powell d: Aft. 2001

…………….. 3 Jake C. Powell b: 12 Mar 1867 in Illinois d: Bef. 1922 in Oklahoma

…………….. 3 Fannie Powell b: Abt. 1870 in Granby Township, Newton Co., Missouri d: Bef. 1922

…………….. 3 Oscar Perry Powell b: Abt. 1872 in Illinois d: Abt. 1945 in Oklahoma

…………….. 3 Rosy Powell b: Abt. 1876 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

……. 2nd wife of James A. Powell:

 +Elizabeth Shipman b: 1842 (no children born to Elizabeth Shipman and James A. Powell)

*2nd Wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

.. +Phoebe Wood b: 24 Jul 1806 in Fayette County, KY m: 18 Jun 1835 in Greene County, Illinois d: 28 Jan 1872 in Woody, Greene County, IL

……. 2 John Wilson Powell b: 20 May 1843 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois d: 02 Oct 1924 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

……….. +Margaret Wilmeth Tillery b: 01 Apr 1854 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi m: 19 May 1869 in Greene County, Illinois d: 10 Jul 1915 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois

…………….. 3 Benjamin Bridges Powell b: 12 Sep 1871 in Illinois d: 21 Jan 1947

………………… +Sophronia Martin b: 1876 in Illinois d: 1904

…………………….. 4 Levia Powell b: 02 Apr 1894 in Illinois

………………………… +James Barnett

…………………….. 4 Neva Powell b: 02 Apr 1894 in Illinois

………………………… +Ralph Fulkerson

…………………….. 4 Melvin Powell b: Abt. 1896 d: Abt. 1896

…………………….. 4 Lloyd Powell b: 1896 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 1897

…………………….. 4 Lelia Powell b: Nov 1898 in Illinois

………………………… +Jess English

…………………….. 4 Hazel Powell b: Aft. 1900

………………………… +Harold Chapman

…………………….. 4 Buryl Powell b: 1901

…………………….. 4 William Powell b: 16 Jan 1903 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 09 Feb 1936

………………………… +Lela Pearl Riley b: 01 Sep 1901 in Carrollton, Greene Co., IL m: 04 Oct 1927 in Carrollton, Greene Co., IL d: 21 Dec 1962

…………….. *2nd Wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

………………… +Edith B b: 1878 in Illinois d: Aft. 1930

…………………….. 4 Virginia Powell b: 1915

…………………….. 4 Howard Powell b: 1920

…………….. 3 Thomas L. Powell b: 18 Mar 1874 d: Bef. 1915

…………….. 3 James Seth Powell b: 15 Jun 1876 d: 1951

………………… +Molly McAdams Camerer

…………….. 3 Ida Mae Powell b: 24 May 1878 d: 20 Sep 1893 in Greene County, Illinois

…………….. 3 Annabel Powell b: 07 Jan 1883 d: 12 Sep 1889 in Greene County, Illinois

…………….. 3 John Wilson Powell II b: 20 Sep 1884 in Greene Co., Illinois d: 23 May 1945 in Montgomery County, MO

………………… +Cora Belle Batty b: 26 Sep 1882 in Wrights, Greene County, IL m: 03 Jan 1912 d: 14 Apr 1944 in Woodville, Greene County, IL

…………………….. 4 John Wilson Powell III b: 10 Nov 1912 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois d: 05 Oct 1959 in Florissant, Missouri

………………………… +Nellie Elizabeth Knight b: 05 Nov 1910 in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois m: 03 Nov 1940 in Union, Franklin County, Missouri d: 08 Oct 1992 in St. Louis, MO

…………………….. 4 Margaret Annabelle Powell b: 08 Mar 1914 in Woody, Greene Co., Illinois d: 26 Jun 1958 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

…………………….. 4 Joseph Leroy Powell b: 22 Mar 1916 in Woody, Greene Co., Illinois d: 24 Nov 1985 in Illinois

………………………… +Joan Jamette Vallentine b: 17 Jul 1918 in Kirksville, MO m: 16 Aug 1941 in St. Louis, MO d: 31 Oct 2001 in Greenfield, Greene Co., Illinois

…………………….. 4 Clement Eugene Powell b: 07 Jul 1918 in Woody, Greene Co., IL d: Abt. 1993 in Dallas, Texas

………………………… +Kathleen Alaire Wilkins b: 14 Sep 1922 in New Orleans, LA m: 20 Oct d: 27 Oct 1978 in Houston, TX

…………………….. 4 Wanda Loraine Powell

………………………… +William “Bill” Miner b: 06 Mar 1921 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL m: 04 Mar 1945 d: 13 Jan 2010 in Blessing Hospital/Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA

…………….. 3 Herbert Harold Powell b: 16 Aug 1887 d: 01 Mar 1888

…………….. 3 Arthur Powell b: 16 Dec 1888 in Illinois d: 1933

………………… +Anna Robinson b: 1883 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois

…………………….. 4 Mary Jane Powell b: 1918

………………………… +? Taylor

…………………….. 4 Joan E. Powell b: 1922

…………………….. 4 Martha H. Powell b: 1923

…………….. 3 Roscoe Powell b: 01 Jan 1891 d: 04 Aug 1894

…………….. 3 Harry Glenn Powell b: 21 Dec 1892 d: 06 Oct 1893

…………….. 3 Lawrence J. Powell b: 03 Oct 1894 d: 1959

………………… +Lula Emma Batty b: Bef. 1899 d: Abt. 31 Jul 1976

……. 2 Sarah Ann Powell b: 1849 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois

……….. +Robert Hensen m: 27 Jul 1856 in Greene County, Illinois

 

1860 United StatesFederal Census

about Benjamin Powell

Name: Benjamin Powell

Age in 1860: 59

Birth Year: abt 1801

Birthplace:Tennessee

Home in 1860: Van Buren, Newton Co. Missouri

Gender: Male

Post Office: Newtonia

Value of real estate: View image

Household Members:

Name Age

Benjamin Powell 59

Phoebe Powell 54

John Powell 19

Sarah Powell 11

 

On 1/29/1999 I rec’d an email from Joe, Ddcoff@aol.com that said: “I am trying to find info on the POWELL families that show on the 1830 Greene Co., IL census. My g.g.g.g. grandmother was Mary POWELL. She was married to Robert LANCASTER and they lived in Greene Co., IL at time of 1830 Census. Robert LANCASTER had lived in Smith Co., TN early 1800’s and we believe the family lived in Surry Co., NC for a brief period after leaving VA in 1780’s(?)” This seems to be the only possible connection I have ever had to anyone regarding our Benjamin Bridges Powell. “

My reply in part was: “Your information on Robert Lancaster is very interesting. My husband’s great-great grandfather, Benjamin Bridges Powell was married to a Miss Lancaster before he married my husband’s great-great grandmother, Phoebe Wood. Sounds like there might be a connection here.

I never really thought this out before, but since the 1830 census shows Benjamin Bridges living in a household with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10 and 1 female under 5, plus himself and wife, THOSE CHILDREN MUST HAVE BEEN THE CHILDREN OF HIM AND MISS LANCASTER because he did not marry Phoebe Wood until 1835, AFTER Miss Lancaster died in 1831! And they lived next door to YOUR Robert A. Lancaster!!

It seems that your Mary Ann might have been the sister of our Benjamin.

I have tried over the years to find out any info on Benjamin or his parents or siblings, without any luck. I posted info to the Powell mailing list, but received no replies. Your mention that Robert Lancaster lived in Smith Co., Tenn in the early 1800s might give me a clue to check out Benjamin’s origins there. I only know that he was born in Tenn. in 1801. I think I will post a query on the Smith County genealogy web site. “

 

GREENE COUNTY ILLINOIS

1855 STATE CENSUS

Surnames N-O-P-Q

PG_LN NAME MALE FEMALE

11-04 POWELL, BENJAMIN B 0100010000 1000100000

From Cousin Joan regarding her research (2002):

A recap – Benjamin, Phoebe, John W. and Sarah are in Neosho, Newton Co., MO in 1850, living next door to James A Powell, (27 AL), Mary (25 TN) and Martha(1 MO).

Thanks to finding an 1860 Mortality Schedule listing ( for Mary Powell age 2, Van Buren Twp) on the Newton County website, I found our crew in 1860 in Van Buren Twp. (no index listing ANYwhere had this)

p. 995 18 Aug 1860

1217 1287 James Powell 37 M Farmer GEORGIA (!!!!)

Mary 35F Tennessee

Martha 11F Missouri

William 10 M “

Phoebe 7F “

Tempe 5F “

Benjamin 5/12 “

1260 1290 Benjamin Powell 59 M Farmer Tennessee

Phoebe 54 F Kentucky

John 19M Illinois

Sarah 11F Missouri

I had already found James in the 1870 Census, still in Newton County, in the Granby Twp.

p. 381 31 Aug 1870

James Powell 42M Farmer ILLINOIS (!!!!!)

Mary 40 F Tennessee

Melinda 17F Missouri

William 16 M “

Temperence 14 F “

Benjamin 10M “

John 8M “

Jamie? (can’t read) 7M Illinois

Jacob 4M “

Olean? (can’t read) 3 M “

Fannie?(can’t read) 7/12 F Missouri

Ages are screwy here – wonder if Melinda here and Phoebe from 1860 are the same?

Also in the Roseborough Family which precedes James on the list, is listed a James Powell, 13M MO…wonder if he is James Powell Roseborough???

Benjamin and family are in Greene County in 1870, with Martha and Frank Dugan living next door (Martha Powell m. Francis M Dugan in 1868 in Greene County)…it would appear that James and family moved back to Greene County during the war 1862-1869.

Haven’t gotten much farther, but did find Martha and Frank Dugan in the 1920 Census in Cherokee Co. KS (just across state line from Newton Co. MO) they are in their 70’s… Martha says she was born in MO, her father in AL, her mother in TN.

Also, a Temperence Powell m. W H Davis in Greene County in 1874…

Benjamin’s occupation is listed as Shoe and bootmaker in the 1850 census, and as a farmer in 1850.

 

 

My search continues…

 

If you have information to share, please let me know.

 

Elaine Hatfield Powell

Elaine64@aol.com

Elaine64@aol.com

14 Responses to “POWELL Genealogy”

  1. I am a decendent of Thomas Powell. I have some record. Thomas Powell came over on the Ship the Sea Venture on November 1610. He was the ship Cook. approximately 150 passengers.

  2. why have I not had a reply. I would like to know more about Thomas Powell

  3. Vicki Powell says:

    James A. Powell was the son of Benjamin and Miss Lancaster. You find them in Missouri for a while and then back in Illinois by 1863, and running back and forth from Missouri to Illinois for the next 10 years. Many of his younger children end up in Oklahoma. After James’ wife Mary dies about 1876, I suppose James is forced to get help from his daughter Martha to raise his younger children and she seems to continue this after his death after 1880. 1880 Illinois census shows several siblings living with Martha and Frank Dugan.

  4. Vicki Powell says:

    Benjamin Bridges Powell
    b. 24 Jul 1801, Tennesee
    d. 9 Dec 1874, Woody, Woodville Twp, Greene County, Illinois
    & Miss Nancy Lancaster
    d. 1831, Carrollton Twp, Greene County, Illinois
    m. BET 1825 AND 1830, Alabama
    | Daughter Powell
    | b. BET 1825 AND 1830
    | James A Powell*
    | b. abt 1828, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois
    | d. aft 1880, Illinois
    | & Mary
    | b. Tennesee
    | d. abt 1876, Illinois
    | | Martha M Powell
    | | b. abt 1849, Missouri
    | | & Francis “Frank” M Dugan
    | | b. abt 1847, Illinois
    | | m. 22 Sep 1868, Greene County, Illinois
    | | William Powell
    | | b. abt 1850, Missouri
    | | Phoebe Powell
    | | b. abt 1853, Missouri
    | | d. bef 1870
    | | Temperance “Tempe” Powell
    | | b. abt 1855, Missouri
    | | Benjamin B Powell*
    | | b. abt 1860, Missouri
    | | & Sarah E Burke
    | | b. abt 1867, Tennesee
    | | Benjamin B Powell*
    | | b. abt 1860, Missouri
    | | & Sarah E Burke Cotterson
    | | m. 24 Nov 1905, Choctaw Nation, IT, Massey Mc 12@81, Oklahoma
    | | Tom Powell
    | | b. abt 1863, Illinois
    | | & Elizabeth
    | | b. abt 1869
    | | Jake C. Powell
    | | b. 12 Mar 1867, Illinois
    | | d. 25 Nov 1918, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    | | & Nancy “Annie” Crouch
    | | b. 1 Dec 1874
    | | d. bef 1910, Oklahoma
    | | m. 15 Jul 1893, Choktaw Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
    | | James Morris Powell
    | | b. abt 1868, Missouri
    | | d. abt 1917, Oklahoma
    | | & Rosa Elizabeth Burke
    | | b. 5 Jan 1879, Tennessee
    | | d. 22 Jan 1973, Crowder, Pitsburg Co., Oklahoma
    | | m. 27 Jan 1901, Indian Territory ( Pittsburg Co.), Oklahoma
    | | Fannie Powell
    | | b. abt 1870, Granby Twp, Newton County, Missouri
    | | & Claude Garner
    | | b. Feb 1871, Missouri
    | | Oscar Perry Powell
    | | b. abt 1872, Illinois
    | | d. abt 1945, Blocker, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma
    | | & Rose Roy
    | | b. abt 1882, Kansas
    | | m. 24 Dec 1897, Cherokee, Kansas
    | | Rosy Powell
    | | b. abt 1876, Missouri
    | James A Powell*
    | b. abt 1828, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois
    | d. aft 1880, Illinois
    | & Elizabeth Shipman
    | b. 1842
    | d. 1931
    | Son Powell
    | b. BET 1830 AND 1835

  5. Eddie,

    Sorry I have not replied earlier, but I can’t seem to find an earlier inquiry from you. The comment section on my Word Press website is quite confusing. Are you referring to Thomas Powell of 17th centure Isle of Wight, Virginia? I do not yet have any information on that Thomas Powell. I only know what I’ve reported on the website. I did copy hundreds of pages from a book on the Powell family, but I have not as yet had a chance to read or interpret those pages. I need to trace our known Benjamin Bridges Powell backwards and try to connect with Thomas Powell. That is a period of over 100 years, so it will be difficult. I will post all my research on this website as I gather information. If you have another question, you may email me direct at Elaine64@aol.com

    Thanks, Elaine Powell

  6. Dorothy A. McComb says:

    I descend from Sarah Powell born VA).
    Se was married to Henry Trent born in Manchester Parish, VA 1719.
    I am interested in finding her parent’s names. I descend from her daughter Priscille Trent m. 11-12-1782 Campbell Co., VA to Josiah Daniel, Sr. Pricilla ( gravemarker) b. 1765 Josiah b. 1756 both in Va according to their son, Josiah, Jr.

  7. Beth Lancaster says:

    Apparently I am related to Robert Lancaster and Mary Ann Powell. I have her mother as Mourning Powell. Alot of the info is still sketchy to say the least. I’m still trying to work thru the details, so any info would be extremely helpful

  8. Hi Cindy,
    I’m sorry I have no information on your Powell family. If you can give me a little more info, perhaps I can do some searching on Ancestry.com for you. Are your sure your great grandmother’s name was Barbara? I found a Beatrice Powell married to a Walter B. Powell who lived in Arkansas. Do you have their birth dates? Also, if you can give me your grandparents names then I could more easily find their parents in census records. You might also contact the cemetery to see if they have more information on them.
    You can email me direct at Elaine64@aol.com.
    Regards,
    Elaine Powell

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    Regards,
    Elaine Powell

  11. Ora Powell says:

    I have a Benjamin in my family line. I would like to know if there is a connection. Please connect. I live in Tennesse, if I can help you, let me know. Some of the Powell’s lived in georgia.

  12. What is the birthdate for your Benjamin Powell? The outline descendant chart for my husband’s ancestor Benjamin Bridges Powell is below. Let me know if we have a connection.

    1 Benjamin Bridges Powell b: 24 Jul 1801 in Smith County (?) Tennessee d: 09 Dec 1874 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois

    .. +Nancy Lancaster m: Abt. 1823 in Alabama d: 1831 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

    …… 2 GIRL Powell b: Bet. 1825 – 1830

    …… 2 James A. Powell b: Abt. 1828 in Alabama or Georgia d: Bef. 1880 in Newton County, Missouri

    ………. +Elizabeth Shipman b: 1842

    …… *2nd Wife of James A. Powell:

    ………. +Mary Ann Powell b: Abt. 1830 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1849 d: Bef. 1880 in Newton County, Missouri

    ………….. 3 Martha Elizabeth Powell b: Abt. 1849 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 31 Oct 1922 in Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas

    ……………… +Francis M. Dugan m: 22 Sep 1868 in Greene Co., IL

    ………….. 3 William Powell b: Abt. 1850 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

    ………….. 3 Phoebe Powell b: Abt. 1853 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

    ………….. 3 Benjamin Powell b: 1860 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Aft. 1922

    ………….. 3 Tom Powell b: Abt. 1863 in Illinois d: Bef. 1922

    ………….. 3 Temperance “Tempe” Anna Powell b: 1863 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 27 Apr 1935 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, USA

    ……………… +Frank Sowder

    ………….. 3 James Morris Powell b: Abt. 1867 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922 in Oklahoma

    ………….. 3 Jake C. Powell b: 12 Mar 1867 in Illinois d: Bef. 1922

    ………….. 3 Fannie Powell b: Abt. 1870 in Granby Township, Newton Co., Missouri d: Bef. 1922

    ………….. 3 Oscar Perry Powell b: Abt. 1872 in Illinois d: Abt. 1945 in Oklahoma

    ………….. 3 Rosy Powell b: Abt. 1876 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: Bef. 1922

    …… 2 BOY Powell b: Bet. 1830 – 1835

    *2nd Wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

    .. +Phoebe Wood b: 24 Jul 1806 in Fayette County, KY m: 18 Jun 1835 in Greene County, Illinois d: 28 Jan 1872 in Woody, Greene County, IL

    …… 2 John Wilson Powell b: 20 May 1843 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois d: 02 Oct 1924 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

    ………. +Margaret Wilmeth Tillery b: 01 Apr 1854 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi m: 19 May 1869 in Greene County, Illinois d: 10 Jul 1915 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois

    ………….. 3 Benjamin Bridges Powell b: 12 Sep 1871 in Illinois d: 21 Jan 1947

    ……………… +Sophronia Martin b: 1876 in Illinois d: 1904

    ………….. *2nd Wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

    ……………… +Edith B b: 1878 in Illinois d: Aft. 1930

    ………….. 3 Thomas L. Powell b: 18 Mar 1874 d: Bef. 1915

    ………….. 3 James Seth Powell b: 15 Jun 1876 d: 1951

    ……………… +Molly McAdams Camerer

    ………….. 3 Ida Mae Powell b: 24 May 1878 d: 20 Sep 1893 in Greene County, Illinois

    ………….. 3 Annabel Powell b: 07 Jan 1883 d: 12 Sep 1889 in Greene County, Illinois

    ………….. 3 John Wilson Powell II b: 20 Sep 1884 in Greene Co., Illinois d: 23 May 1945 in Montgomery County, MO

    ……………… +Cora Belle Batty b: 26 Sep 1882 in Wrights, Greene County, IL m: 03 Jan 1912 d: 14 Apr 1944 in Woodville, Greene County, IL

    ………….. 3 Herbert Harold Powell b: 16 Aug 1887 d: 01 Mar 1888

    ………….. 3 Arthur Powell b: 16 Dec 1888 in Illinois d: 1933

    ……………… +Anna Robinson b: 1883 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois

    ………….. 3 Roscoe Powell b: 01 Jan 1891 d: 04 Aug 1894

    ………….. 3 Harry Glenn Powell b: 21 Dec 1892 d: 06 Oct 1893

    ………….. 3 Lawrence J. Powell b: 03 Oct 1894 d: 1959

    ……………… +Lula Emma Batty b: Bef. 1899 d: Abt. 31 Jul 1976

    …… 2 Sarah Ann Powell b: 1849 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois

    ………. +Robert Hensen m: 27 Jul 1856 in Greene County, Illinois

  13. lucky says:

    What about robert powell son of john wilson powell

  14. Elaine Powell says:

    Which John Wilson Powell? I do not have a Robert Powell as a son of any of the three John Wilson Powells.

    Here is the list of descendants for the first two John Wilson Powells. The descendants of John Wilson Powell III are my husband and his 3 siblings.

    1 John Wilson Powell b: 20 May 1843 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois d: 02 Oct 1924 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

    .. +Margaret Wilmeth Tillery b: 01 Apr 1854 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi m: 19 May 1869 in Greene County, Illinois d: 10 Jul 1915 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois

    …….. 2 Benjamin Bridges Powell b: 12 Sep 1871 in Illinois d: 21 Jan 1947

    ………… +Sophronia Martin b: 1876 in Illinois d: 1904

    ………………. 3 Levia Powell b: 02 Apr 1894 in Illinois

    ………………….. +James Barnett

    ………………. 3 Neva Powell b: 02 Apr 1894 in Illinois

    ………………….. +Ralph Fulkerson

    ………………. 3 Melvin Powell b: Abt. 1896 d: Abt. 1896

    ………………. 3 Lloyd Powell b: 1896 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 1897

    ………………. 3 Lelia Powell b: Nov 1898 in Illinois

    ………………….. +Jess English

    ………………. 3 Hazel Powell b: Aft. 1900

    ………………….. +Harold Chapman

    ………………. 3 Buryl Powell b: 1901

    ………………. 3 William Powell b: 16 Jan 1903 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois d: 09 Feb 1936

    ………………….. +Lela Pearl Riley b: 01 Sep 1901 in Carrollton, Greene Co., IL m: 04 Oct 1927 in Carrollton, Greene Co., IL d: 21 Dec 1962

    …….. *2nd Wife of Benjamin Bridges Powell:

    ………… +Edith B b: 1878 in Illinois d: Aft. 1930

    ………………. 3 Virginia Powell b: 1915

    ………………. 3 Howard Powell b: 1920

    …….. 2 Thomas L. Powell b: 18 Mar 1874 d: Bef. 1915

    …….. 2 James Seth Powell b: 15 Jun 1876 d: 1951

    ………… +Molly McAdams Camerer

    …….. 2 Ida Mae Powell b: 24 May 1878 d: 20 Sep 1893 in Greene County, Illinois

    …….. 2 Annabel Powell b: 07 Jan 1883 d: 12 Sep 1889 in Greene County, Illinois

    …….. 2 John Wilson Powell II b: 20 Sep 1884 in Greene Co., Illinois d: 23 May 1945 in Montgomery County, MO

    ………… +Cora Belle Batty b: 26 Sep 1882 in Wrights, Greene County, IL m: 03 Jan 1912 d: 14 Apr 1944 in Woodville, Greene County, IL

    ………………. 3 John Wilson Powell III b: 10 Nov 1912 in Woody, Greene County, Illinois d: 05 Oct 1959 in Florissant, Missouri

    ………………….. +Nellie Elizabeth Knight b: 05 Nov 1910 in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois m: 03 Nov 1940 in Union, Franklin County, Missouri d: 08 Oct 1992 in St. Louis, MO

    ………………. 3 Margaret Annabelle Powell b: 08 Mar 1914 in Woody, Greene Co., Illinois d: 26 Jun 1958 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois

    ………………. 3 Joseph Leroy Powell b: 22 Mar 1916 in Woody, Greene Co., Illinois d: 24 Nov 1985 in Illinois

    ………………….. +Joan Jamette Vallentine b: 17 Jul 1918 in Kirksville, MO m: 16 Aug 1941 in St. Louis, MO d: 31 Oct 2001 in Greenfield, Greene Co., Illinois

    ………………. 3 Clement Eugene Powell b: 07 Jul 1918 in Woody, Greene Co., IL d: Abt. 1993 in Dallas, Texas

    ………………….. +Kathleen Alaire Wilkins b: 14 Sep 1922 in New Orleans, LA m: 20 Oct d: 27 Oct 1978 in Houston, TX

    ………………. *2nd Wife of Clement Eugene Powell:

    ………………….. +Pamela Barry Sasser b: 01 Sep 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio m: 02 Jan 1979

    ………………. 3 Wanda Loraine Powell b: 23 Feb 1923 in Woody, Greene Co., Illinois

    ………………….. +William “Bill” Miner b: 06 Mar 1921 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL m: 04 Mar 1945 d: 13 Jan 2010 in Blessing Hospital/Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA

    …….. 2 Herbert Harold Powell b: 16 Aug 1887 d: 01 Mar 1888

    …….. 2 Arthur Powell b: 16 Dec 1888 in Illinois d: 1933

    ………… +Anna Robinson b: 1883 in Woodville, Greene Co., Illinois

    ………………. 3 Mary Jane Powell b: 1918

    ………………….. +? Taylor

    ………………. 3 Joan E. Powell b: 1922

    ………………. 3 Martha H. Powell b: 1923

    …….. 2 Roscoe Powell b: 01 Jan 1891 d: 04 Aug 1894

    …….. 2 Harry Glenn Powell b: 21 Dec 1892 d: 06 Oct 1893

    …….. 2 Lawrence J. Powell b: 03 Oct 1894 d: 1959

    ………… +Lula Emma Batty b: Bef. 1899 d: Abt. 31 Jul 1976

    Thanks,
    Elaine Powell