Biographical Sketch of Pinkney Powell
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PINKNEY POWELL was born August 1, 1829. ‘His parents were Isaac and Tebithie (Lacey) Powell, both natives of North Carolina. The father came to this county sixty-four years ago. lie is still living ‘at the advanced age of eighty-eight years. The mother died in 1864, at the age of about seventy years. These parents were for many years members of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Our subject began for himself at the age of twenty years. He knows exactly how every dollar of his wealth came, as he has earned it by hard labor and good management. He now owns 450 acres of land besides live stock. He has been very successful in business. He was married in 1849 to Miss Let-tie Shelton of this county. Twelve children have blessed this union, of whom the following are living: Julia A., Betsey J., Melinda M., Isaac S., Virginia E., Mary 0., John H., Lorenza J., William M., Pinkney A. The parents and five of the children are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Powell is well respected in his county. He has a comfortable home and happy surroundings. Betsey J. is the wife of John Powell. They have five children. Julia A. is the wife of James Williams. They have three children. Melinda M. is the wife of George Henderson. They have four children. Isaac S. married Mary J. Cowan:, and is the father of three children. Mary 0. is the wife of Fatal Daniel. John H. married Emiline Cowan. They have four children.