Surname: Powell

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN...

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Biographical Sketch of William G. Powell

William G. Powell, of Holland, settled in Albemarle County, Virginia. His son, Lewis G., had three sons, James, Buck, and Lewis, Jr. James married Nancy Shelor, of Germany, and settled in Montgomery County, Missouri, in 1820. They had John W., James W., William L., Thomas J., and two daughters, who died in infancy. After the death of James Powell, his widow, who lived for many years afterward, proved herself to be a woman capable of managing the business affairs of life and carrying them to a successful issue. During the cold winter of 1831-2 she had what is called a “jumping sleigh” built, and went in it to Virginia, one thousand miles distant, by herself, and brought back some Negro slaves in another “jumper” similar to her own. Very few women have ever accomplished such a feat as that. Buck Powell was a very stout man, and it is said that he could lift a barrel of whisky by his teeth and drink from the bung hole. He won a bet of fifty cents one day, by biting a ten penny nail in two, and he certainly earned his money. Thomas J., son of James Powell, is a prominent attorney and citizen of Montgomery County, and lives at New Florence. He has been Sheriff of the County several times, and wields a large influence in political...

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Biographical Sketch of John A. Powell

The present efficient and courteous County Clerk is a native Oregonian. He received his education at Monmouth, having moved to Yamhill County, with his parents at an early age. In 1886 he moved to Grant County, locating on the middle folk of the John Day River, near Warm Springs, taking up a homestead and following stock rising. In 1892 he was appointed deputy sheriff, and in 1894 receiving the nomination for County Clerk from the Republican party, of which party he is a life long member, and was elected. As a public official, he proved eminently successful, due to his affability and knowledge of clerical duties. At the expiration of his term he was re-elected. In 1878 he married Miss Bessie Hutchcroft of Yamhill County, and has six...

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Slave Narrative of Nathan Jones

Interviewer: Anna Pritchett Person Interviewed: Nathan Jones Location: Indiana Place of Birth: Gibson County, Tennessee Date of Birth: 1858 Place of Residence: 409 Blake Street Federal Writers’ Project of the W.P.A. District #6 Marion County Anna Pritchett 1200 Kentucky Avenue FOLKLORE NATHAN JONES-EX-SLAVE 409 Blake Street Nathan Jones was born in Gibson County, Tennessee in 1858, the son of Caroline Powell, one of Parker Crimm’s slaves. Master Crimm was very abusive and cruel to his slaves. He would beat them for any little offense. He took pleasure in taking little children from their mothers and selling them, sending them as far away as possible. Nathan’s stepfather, Willis Jones, was a very strong man, a very good worker, and knew just enough to be resentful of his master’s cruel treatment, decided to run away, living in the woods for days. His master sent out searchers for him, who always came in without him. The day of the sale, Willis made his appearance and was the first slave to be put on the block. His new master, a Mr. Jones of Tipton, Tennessee, was very kind to him. He said it was a real pleasure to work for Mr. Jones as he had such a kind heart and respected his slaves. Nathan remembers seeing slaves, both men and women, with their hands and feet staked to the ground, their faces down,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles M. Powell

CHARLES M. POWELL was born March 19, 1823, in Todd County. He is a son of Levi and Nancy (Brewer) Powell. The father was born in North Carolina; he died in 1856, aged seventy. The Mother was born in Virginia; she died in 1854, aged seventy. In about 1818 the family came to this country, and settled at Blue Lick Fork; after a few years they moved to Kirkmansville Precinct, where the parents died. Charles M. then bought out the heirs and carried on this farm till January, 1872, when he came to his present locality. Mr. Powell began life without a dollar, and by perseverance, industry, and strict attention to business, he has acquired a competency. He has owned over a 1,000 acres of land, a portion of which he has given to his children; he now ownes where he resides 200 acres of land, also a grist and saw-mill, also 187 acres elsewhere in this precinct, and fifty-seven acres at the Blue Lick Fork. He was married in 1844 to Mary Shelton. She was born in this county. These parents have had nine children, seven of whom are living. They are life-long ant’. devoted members of the Baptist...

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Biographical Sketch of Pinkney Powell

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:,...

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Biography of Col. Walker Powell

Colonel Walker Powell, Adjutant-General of Militia at Head-Quarters, for the Dominion of Canada, is of Welsh descent on his father’s side, and English on his mother’s. His paternal grandfather, a United Empire Loyalist, was born in the then Province of New York, in 1763, and at the Revolution adhered to the side of Great Britain. Afterwards, about the year 1783, removing to New Brunswick, he married Ruth Wood, on Long Island River, St. John, in 1784, and took up his permanent residence in the County of Norfolk, Upper Canada, in 1797, where he died in 1849. Our subject is the eldest son of Israel Wood and Melinda (Boss) Powell, and was born in the county of Norfolk, May 20, 1828. His father, the seventh son of Abraham Powell (born in the same county in 1801), was a representative public man, liberal in sentiment, energetic in action, loyal to the empire, devoted to Canada, serving as Justice of the Peace, as a Member of Council, as Warden, and as a Lieut. Colonel in the Militia. He was also member for the county in the Legislative Assembly of Canada, from the union in 1840 to 1847, and died in Port Dover in 1857. Colonel Powell was educated at Victoria College, Cobourg, and in his younger years was successfully engaged in commerce; procuring the construction of vessels; employing them upon the lakes;...

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