Mark Potterton1

d. 1818
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Birth*Mark Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756Mark inherited Hardrestown and Pagetstown, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*14 April 1768He married Ellinor Jones on 14 April 1768 at St. Nicholas Without, Dublin.1
Will*22 March 1816He wrote his will dated 22 March 18161
Death*1818 and is thought to have died in 1818.1

Family

Ellinor Jones d. 1825

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Mary Potterton1

b. 1820, d. 17 March 1887
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1820Mary Potterton was born about 1820 in County Meath, Ireland,2
Death*17 March 1887 and died on 17 March 1887 in County Dublin at age 67.2
Burial*She was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Potterton, Memorial# 152908492. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Robert Potterton1

b. 10 July 1823, d. 13 March 1901
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*10 July 1823Robert Potterton was born on 10 July 1823 in County Meath, Ireland,2
Baptism and was baptized in Athboy, County Meath.2
Education*Robert was educated at Bannow Grammar School in County Wexford. He matriculated to Trinity College in Dublin at the age of nineteen, in May of 1842, but did not graduate BA until Spring of 1853. Like his brother Frederic, he probably worked his way through Trinity by teaching at Bannow which, according to the Joyce source, would account for his long period as an undergraduate.2
Occupation*1854Immediately after his graduation, Robert became a school inspector and was in temporary charge at Trim, County Meath, in 1854. Later that same year, he was briefly appointed District Inspector in Dunmanway, County Cork.2
Marriage*22 August 1855He married Mary Kelly Waldron, daughter of Hubert Kelly Waldron, on 22 August 1855 in St. Mary's Church, Jervis Street, Dublin.3,4,2
Marriage Settlement*Mary's dowry was a farm, two hundred and sixty eight English acres at Annaduff, County Leitrim.2
No Issue*Robert and Mary (Waldron) Potterton had no children.3,2
Education Robert was studious by nature and, after his marriage, with his brother Frederic, he studied law at Trinity and graduated with a doctorate in 1864. He was also of a literary bent and wrote rhymes and would boast that "given a dictionary and a grammar, he could write a letter in any language". His Inspector’s Reports were sometimes over-the-top elaborate, "I may just observe that in no instance did the intimation of official displeasure exceed a mere reprimand for the past and admonition for the future."2
Occupation1873 He was District Inspector in Loughrea in County Galway, Sligo in County Sligo, Tipperary in County Tipperary, Ennis in County Clare, Limerick in County Limerick and finally, from 1873, in Armagh, County Armagh.2
Illness*7 March 1880Robert's over-achieving brain became mentally ill over time. According to Joyce, Robert's mental decline began to show in 1871 when he was only forty-eight. That year, he was absent for illness for seven months from his post as District Inspector in Limerick. Then, from 1874 until 1876, when he became District Inspector in Armagh, he was absent altogether. Further evidence that he may have had problems was provided by a deed of 1877. It recorded that his brother, William, acting as a trustee of Robert and Mary’s marriage settlement, took over the lease of the farm at Annaduff. In April 1880, Robert was listed on a deed as "of Armagh", although by that time he was actually in a mental hospital in Dublin. His wife Mary, on 7 March 1880, had had him committed to Hampstead, Drumcondra, a private mental hospital in the Dublin suburb, while she took up residence nearby at Alpine Lodge, Glasnevin. Robert, aged fifty-seven at the time, remained at Hampstead until his death twenty-one years later.2
Death*13 March 1901He died of acute bronchitis on 13 March 1901 at Hampstead, Drumcondra, at age 77.2,1,4

Family

Mary Kelly Waldron b. 1822, d. 5 May 1908

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S1542] In Lunacy of Potterton, online at James Joyce Online Notes, http://www.jjon.org/jioyce-s-people/potterton. Hereinafter cited as In Lunacy of Potterton.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Kelly (Waldron) Potterton, Memorial# 153637879. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Potterton, Memorial# 153637878.

Sarah Potterton1

b. 1814
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1814Identified as her parents' eldest daughter, Sarah was probably born about 1814 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*20 September 1838She married Reverend William Irwin on 20 September 1838 in Athboy, County Meath.1

Family

Reverend William Irwin d. 1864

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Sarah Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*Sarah Lamb1
Birth*Sarah Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Will22 September 1756Sarah was named in the will of her father dated 22 September 1756.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Thomas Potterton1

b. 1777, d. 8 November 1847
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton2
Mother*Mary Wood2
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton V.2
Birth*1777Thomas Potterton was born about 1777, as calculated from his reported age at death, in County Meath, Ireland.2,3
Marriage Settlement*26 August 1813A marriage settlement and appointment agreement in the form of a Memorial of an indented deed was made on 26 August 1813 by Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Ireland, Esq., together with Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd who were described as the wives of ______ Donnelly and James Rynd of Portlester and Ryndville, both in the County of Meath, respectively, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow, of the second part, Eleanora Anne Hinds, spinster, daughter of Sarah, of the third part, and Henry Potterton of the City of Dublin gentleman and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds of Newtown Hill in the County of Kildare, widow, of the fourth part. Note: We are still working to decipher some of the words and phrases in this deed. It begins: Reciting that a marriage was intended to be had between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds and that Thomas Potterton was seized and possessed of the lands and premises therein and herein after mentioned for the lives of Thomas Potterton, Alexander Potterton and John Potterton, and the lives of their heirs, under a legacy which contained a covenant for perpetual renewal and, on condition of the marriage and of the portion of Eleanora Anne Hinds, Thomas agreed to settle and convey the same upon the facts and for the uses and purposes therein, and to his wife afterward. Reciting also that Eleanora Anne Hinds was then possessed of a future payment of £600 sterling and that Eleanora Anne's grandfather, William Gerrard, late of Dormstown in the County of Meath, by his last will and testament devised and bequeathed to the trustees named therein, their executors and administrators and assigns, the sum of £1200 sterling in trust that they, his trustees, should pay the interest thereof to Eleanora Anne's mother Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds during her life and that after her death they should pay the principal sum of £1200 to such of her children she should, by her last will and testament or by any instrument in writing, appoint. And lastly reciting that Sarah Hinds, upon the fact of the marriage between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds, had agreed to approve £600, one-half of the sum of £1200, to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her daughter in order to execute the portion or portions of Eleanora Anne, the sum of £600 to be paid and payable immediately after the death of her mother, Sarah Hinds, whereby Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd, on the condition of the intended marriage and after the sum of £500 was paid in hand to Thomas Potterton and the sum of £600 sterling was agreed to be appointed to Eleanora Anne Hinds and, for providing a completed jointure and maintenance for Eleanor Anne Hinds in case she should survive her intended husband and for the settling and assuming the lands and premises herein after mentioned unto such uses, hunts and purposes as therein after expressed and declared, and on condition of 5 shillings apiece to Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd by Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds in hand paid to Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd and each of them granted, recused and confirmed unto Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds, their heirs and assigns__________ actual__________ by virtue of the Bargain and Sale Lease and statute therein recited: All that and those that part of the manor of Moyrath in the County of Meath and commonly called and known by the name of Ballaghtalion and part of Pubblestown containing by estimate 250 acres, 1 rod and 39 hectares profitable land planted measure more or less bounded on the north and east by the lands of Clonylogan and Moat Town, on the south by Woodtown, on the east by Pubblestown and Moyrath as by map thereof to the original lease of the lands annexed might appear or now____________, the manor lands, tents and premises, or any of them, was or were theretofore situated, known, described or distinguished or located with the appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold unto Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds, their heirs, and after the natural life and lives of James Potterton, Alexander Potterton and Thomas Potterton and of the survivor and survivors of them and for the natural life and lives of every other person whose name shall be inscribed in any rent which might therefore after be obtained thereof by virtue of letters of excuse for such rent subject to the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants in the Tenure of Lease under which same __________ then held upon trust to the use and behalf of Thomas Potterton until the solemnizing of the intended marriage and from the solemnizing thereof, then to the use of Thomas Potterton for the term of his natural life and from the determination of that estate in the lifetime of Thomas Potterton to the use of Henry Potterton and Rebecca Hinds their heirs and assigns during the life of Thomas Potterton upon trust to preserve the contingent uses and estates therein and herein after mentioned land nevertheless to permit Thomas Potterton and his assigns during his life to raise the rents, issues and profits for his and their own use and immediately after the decease of Thomas Potterton in trust to the use instead____________ Eleanora Ann Hinds and her assigns in case she should survive her intended husband and that there should be no issue of the intended marriage living at his decease or in case there should be issue thereof living at such decease and that all such issue should die before they, or any of them, die before the age of 21, then she should and might, every year during her natural life from the decease of her intended husband or from the decease of such issue, and or years after as the case might be, take there out to her and their own use an annuity or yearly sum of £130 sterling, and in case Eleanor Anne Hinds should survive her intended husband and that there should be issue from the marriage, one or more children living at his decease, then upon trust Eleanor Anne Hinds thereof should receive an annuity or yearly sum of £100 sterling in lieu of the annuity of £130 sterling last mentioned. The annuity, however to be paid, in case such issue should die before they, or any of them, should attain the age of 21 years, the annuities of £130 or £100, as the case might be, should be free of all taxes, charges and deductions____________ and payable out of the lands and premises to Eleanora Anne Hinds and her assigns half yearly on every first of November and first of January in even portions, the first payment of £130 or £100, as the case might happen to be, to be the first such day after the decease of Thomas Potterton or of the decease of issue who die before they___________ should attain the age of 21 years and to her in full for the jointure of Eleanora Anne Hinds with the usual clauses of distress and reentry in case of nonpayment thereof and subject to the annuity of £130 or £100 as the case might be to_________ settle ____________ Thomas Potterton should die leaving issue of his intended marriage one child only, whether son or daughter, then to the use of such and to the heirs or heir of his or her body subject to the proviso and bond that at 21 should be lawful for Thomas Potterton if an only child should be a boy, by any deed taken by him executed to charges, lands and premises_________________________ sum and sums of money not exceeding £2500 sterling unto persons_______ as he, Thomas, should so direct and if it should also be lawful the heirs of such only child should be a__________ by any such__________ to appoint for such person or persons or _______________________ Thomas should think fit all or any______________ with such sum as he, Thomas, should think fit not less however than the sum of £1200 to be paid_________________________ in lieu of the lands in case Thomas should think fit by deed so to direct same in case he, Thomas Potterton, should die leaving issue of his intended marriage two or more children, sons or daughters or one son and one daughter or more, then to the use of such children for such estates and judgments and in such shares as Thomas Potterton should by any deed or by this last will and testament appoint and for want of such appointment then to the use of all such children to share and share alike as tenants in common not as joint tenants and of the several and for the respective heirs of the body or bodies of such child or children, and for default of such, then to the use of Thomas Potterton, his heirs and assigns forever and whereby Sarah Hinds, in consideration of the intended marriage and of the provision thereby made for her daughter, Eleanora Anne Hinds, in case of her surviving her intended husband and for the issue of the intended marriage by fact of the executed power to her in that the half given to her by virtue of the will by William Gerrard granted, declared and appointed the sum of £600 sterling being one half of the sum of £1200 so bequeathed as of to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns to be paid and payable to Eleanora Anne Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns from and immediately after the death of her mother Sarah Hinds. The deed of settlement was signed and sealed by participants Thomas Potterton, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, and Eleanora Anne Hinds, and was witnessed by Sarah's younger daughter, Martha Hinds of the City of Dublin, spinster, and Luke Tracy Kelly, attorney at law on 27 August 1813 and registered the same day.4
Marriage*He married Eleanora Anne Hinds, daughter of Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard.5
Deed Memorial*29 April 1814 On 29 April 1814, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Esq. and his wife Eleanora Anne Potterton, otherwise Hinds, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow and mother of Eleanora Anne, Martha Hinds of Trim, spinster, daughter of Sarah, and John Hinds of the City of Dublin, gentleman and only son of Sarah of Trim of the second part, Anne (Gerrard) Gibney of Eccles Street in the City of Dublin, widow, John Small of Rutland Square in the City of Dublin, Esq. and Catherine (Gerrard) Small, his wife, and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, widow of the third part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the County of Meath, clerk of the fourth part, and Thomas Hinds of Newtown in County Kildare, Esq. of the fifth part, made a Memorial of an indentured deed agreement. The deed began with a review of four pertinent events: William Gerrard's 1788 will and subsequent 1790 probate, the death of Matthew Hinds, husband of William's daughter Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, before or in 1809, and the 1813 marriage settlement agreement for Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Potterton.

Reciting that William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, gentleman, deceased, made his will dated 24 December 1788 and thereby, amongst bequests to his other daughters, bequeathed unto the Reverend Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney, his trustees, an amount of £1200 in trust that they and his survivors and the executors and administrators of such survivors, should place out the same at interest and permit his daughter Sarah Hinds to receive the yearly interest for her separate use. And further, that after the death of his daughter Sarah, the trustees, their executors and administrators, should transfer the £1200 to such of Sarah's children as should be then living, and that by her will she should approve and appoint his daughters Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard executors. Reciting further that William Gerrard died without altering his will and that it was proved in the Court of Prerogative Probate granted to Elizabeth Gerrard, Catherine Gerrard, since married to John Small, and Anne Gibney, three of the executors named and that the £1200 bequeathed by the will to Sarah was secured by the bond of Robert Waller, deceased, then of Ministown in the County of Meath, Esq. bearing date of 22 February 1790 with an attorney's warrant for confession of judgment in the final sum of £2400 conditioned for payment of the principal sum of £1200 under the will of William Gerrard upon which Anne Gibney, Rebecca Hinds, John Small and Catherine his wife did, around 1809, obtain a judgment in the Court of Common Pleas against Robert Waller stating that Matthew Hinds, husband of Sarah, was since dead leaving his widow Sarah and three children, namely Eleanora Anne, Martha and John Hinds, all of whom had attained their respective ages of 21 years. Next the deed explained that, by an indented deed of four parts dated 26 August 1813 and made between Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd of the first part, Sarah Hinds of the second part, Eleanora Anne, then Hinds, of the third part, and Henry Potterton, gentleman, and Rebecca Hinds of the fourth part, the deed recited that a marriage was intended shortly to be had between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds, and reciting that £1200 was held in trust for Sarah, mother of Eleanora Anne, and that on the result of the marriage being accomplished, Sarah had agreed that £600 of the £1200 should be payable to Thomas Potterton immediately after Sarah's death; then the agreement witnessed that in consideration of the intended marriage and the £600, Thomas made a provision for Eleanora in case she should outlive him and her issue. The indenture further witnessed a deed in which Sarah, in consideration of the intended marriage, had made provisions for Eleanora Anne and did give, grant and appoint the £600, being one-half of the £1200, to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators and assigns to be payable to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators or assigns immediately after the death her mother, Sarah. Then it was witnessed that the marriage had taken effect and that Thomas Potterton, by virtue of his marriage settlement deed, was entitled to the £600 upon Sarah's decease and that Thomas desired to sell the £600 and had applied to Reverend Mungo Henry Waller who had agreed to the purchase. Thomas had agreed to accept £400, which Mungo had agreed to pay to him. The other parties to the deed had agreed to ratify and confirm the purchase and to relinquish to Mungo all their right, title and claim in default of an appointment by Sarah, or in case of the decease of any or all of her children in her lifetime, or in case Sarah should execute her power of appointment so as to otherwise disappoint Thomas and Eleanora Anne or their issue of the £600 or of any part thereof. The indenture witnessed that, upon execution of the agreement and in consideration of the £400 paid by Mungo to Thomas Potterton, and of £1 apiece paid to Eleanora Anne Potterton, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, Martha Hinds, John Hinds, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, John and Catherine (Gerrard) Small and Anne (Gerrard) Gibney, Thomas and Eleanora Potterton, Sarah, Martha and John Hinds, did grant, bargain and assign, and Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small, and Anne Gibney confirmed unto Mungo H. Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns, the principal sum of £600, and reciting that by deed and Memorial, Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small and Anne Gibney did assign to Thomas Hinds as trustee, his executors, administrators and assigns, a judgment. It was thereby declared that the £600 was invested with Thomas Hinds in trust as to £600 and the interest thereof from the death of Sarah Hinds for Mungo H. Waller and the interest due and to grow due on the fact of the judgment in trust for Sarah Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns for life. And after her decease, as to the monies secured by the judgment above, £600 for the person or persons whom Sarah should appoint. The deed and Memorial was signed and witnessed by each of the parties involved on various dates, and was registered on 4 May 1814.5
(Brother-in-Law) Marriage Settlement12 January 1820A memorial of an indented deed of appointment dated 12 January 1820 was made between Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Ballaghtalion in the county of Meath, widow of the late Matthew Hinds of Trim in the said county, Esq., deceased, of the first part, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion in said county of Meath, Esq. and Eleanora Anne Hinds, otherwise Potterton, and John Hinds of Jervis Street in the city of Dublin, attorney at law, of the second part, Matilda Hinds, daughter of the said Sarah Hinds, of the third part, and the Reverend James Matthews of Rathbeggan in the said county of Meath, of the fourth part.

Whereby the said Sarah Hinds, in consideration of a marriage to be had and solemnized between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, agreed to settle on the said Matilda Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns, the sum of £600, part of a sum of £1,200 left her, the said Sarah Hinds, under the will of William Gerrard of Dormstown in the said county, Esq., her father, bearing date the 24 day of December 1788, which said sum of £1,200 was assigned in trust to Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney for the use of the children of the said Sarah Hinds with her then husband Matthew Hinds to the intent and purpose that she, the said Sarah Hinds, should receive and take the yearly interest thereof and to be free from the engagements or debts of said Matthew Hinds or any after taken husband. And upon trust that the said trustees, their executors or administrators, should, after the said Sarah's death dispose of the said sum of £1,200 amongst the said Sarah's children as she should direct, limit and approve.

And whereas the said Matthew Hinds is since dead and has left issue by said Sarah three children, namely John Hinds, Matilda Hinds and Eleanor Anne who is married to Thomas Potterton.

And whereas said Sarah under the power given her in said will, and with the approbation of the said John Hinds and Matilda Hinds on the intermarriage of said Eleanor Anne and Thomas Potterton, settled upon said Eleanor Anne the sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200.

And whereas in consideration of said marriage so to be had between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, she the said Sarah, by and with the consent of the said John Hinds, Thomas Potterton and Eleanor Anne signing thereof, has agreed to appoint and settle the remaining sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200 on the said Matilda, same to be paid her immediately after the death of the said Sarah, and to be her own property, and to be at her the said Matilda's sole disposal and free from the debts and engagements of the said James Matthews, her intended husband.

The memorial stated that the deed contained other necessary clauses and covenants as to the execution thereof, and the deed and the memorial were executed and signed by all parties and witnessed appropriately. The memorial was registered on 27 Jan 1820.6
Death*8 November 1847He died on 8 November 1847 in his 71st year2,3
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2,3

Family

Eleanora Anne Hinds b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Children1.Sarah Potterton2 b. 1814
2.William Potterton2 b. 1816, d. 27 Aug 1896
3.Elizabeth Potterton2 b. 1818, d. 11 Apr 1883
4.Alexander De Courcy Potterton2 b. 1819, d. 29 Jan 1907
5.Mary Potterton2 b. 1820, d. 17 Mar 1887
6.Henry Potterton2 b. bt 1821 - 1822
7.Robert Potterton2 b. 10 Jul 1823, d. 13 Mar 1901
8.Charles Stuart Potterton2 b. 1825, d. 18 Dec 1911
9.Frederic Potterton2 b. Aug 1826, d. 24 Aug 1912
10.Arthur Potterton2 b. 19 Mar 1828, d. 25 Oct 1890
11.Frank Potterton2 b. bt 1830 - 1831
12.Adelaide Potterton2 b. 1831, d. 13 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Potterton, Memorial# 152908488. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B, image 176.

Thomas Potterton1

Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1701
Mother*______ Wilson1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton III.1
Birth*Thomas Potterton was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Inheritance*22 September 1756Thomas inherited Ballaghtalion, County Meath, by his father's will dated 22 September 1756.1
Marriage*He married Mary Wood.1
Will*23 April 1781He wrote his will dated 23 April 17811
Probate*1782 and it was proved in 1782.1

Family

Mary Wood
Children1.John Potterton1
2.Henry Potterton2 b. 1774, d. 29 Oct 1846
3.Thomas Potterton+1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
4.Alexander Potterton+1 d. b Sep 1826

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Potterton, Memorial# 152908488, identifying Henry as his brother. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Thomas Potterton1

b. 1758, d. 12 November 1834
Father*Henry Potterton1 d. 1782
Mother*Bridget Coates1
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton IV.1
Birth*1758Thomas was identified as the eldest son and heir at law of Henry I, and was probably born about 1758.1
Marriage*He married Ann Wilson.1
Residence*Thomas and Ann resided with their family at Moyrath, County Meath.1
Will*1831He wrote his will dated 18311
Death*12 November 1834 and died on 12 November 1834. His recorded age at death of 83 is believed to have been incorrect since his parents were not married until 1757.1
Probate*1835Probate was granted on his estate in 1835.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Thomas Potterton1

b. 1701
Father*John Potterton1 d. 25 Mar 1738
Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton II.1
Birth*1701According to Potterton family tradition, Thomas was believed to have been born about 1701 in County Meath, Ireland. Questions arose, though, when a deed dated 1731 described Thomas as the only son of John, "then aged about 19." If Thomas was only 19 in 1731, he would have been born about 1712. The Potterton People author believed the 1712 date was incorrect as it did not align well with other known dates.1
Marriage*He married first ______ Wilson of Crookstown, County Kildare.1
Marriage*1735He married second Sarah Lamb in 1735 in St. Werburgh's, Dublin.1
(Son) Probate5 April 1738His father's will, naming his wife Ellinor, son Thomas, and daughters Elizabeth and Abigail, was proved on 5 April 1738.1
Inheritance*Upon his father's death, Thomas inherited the leased properties of Rathcormick, County Meath.1
Will*22 September 1756Thomas Potterton II wrote his will dated 22 September 1756. It recorded his sons as Henry I, to whom he bequeathed Moyrath, John II, to whom he bequeathed Rathcormick, Thomas III, to whom he bequeathed Ballaghtalion, and Mark, to whom he bequeathed Pagetstown and Hardrestown. His will also identified his daughter Sarah, and his sisters Abigail Wilson and Elizabeth Walker.1

Family 1

______ Wilson
Children1.Henry Potterton+1 d. 1782
2.John Potterton1 d. 1773
3.Thomas Potterton+1
4.Mark Potterton1 d. 1818

Family 2

Sarah Lamb
Child1.Sarah Potterton1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Thomas Potterton1

Name-DescriptiveThe descriptive name used by the author of Potterton People and Places to clarify the identification of this Thomas Potterton, and to place him correctly within the Potterton family, was Thomas Potterton I.1
Land Records*28 July 1710The townlands of Rathcormick, County Meath, in the Parish of kildalkey and Barony of Lune, was the first property to be occupied by the Potterton family in Ireland. They were tenants, however, and didn't own the land. Thomas Potterton I probably lived at Rathcormick after his son John Potterton I leased the property, for three lifetimes, on 28 July 1710.1,2,3,4
Probate*1718His will was proved in 1718 in the Diocese of Meath, Ireland.1

Family

Child1.John Potterton+1 d. 25 Mar 1738

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  3. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…,_Ireland_Act_1702.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamite_War_in_Ireland

William Potterton1

b. 1816, d. 27 August 1896
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
Grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Potterton1 b. 1777, d. 8 Nov 1847
Mother*Eleanora Anne Hinds1 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
Birth*1816William Potterton was born about 1816 in County Meath, Ireland.2
Marriage*20 February 1855He married Sarah Mainwaring Waldron, daughter of Hubert Kelly Waldron, on 20 February 1855 in St. Mary's Church, Jervis Street, Dublin.2
Marriage Settlement*Sarah's dowry was a sizeable farm at Carrowkeel, County Roscommon.3
Death*27 August 1896He died on 27 August 1896 in County Meath at aged 80 years2
Burial* and was buried in St. James Churchyard, Athboy, County Meath.2

Family

Sarah Mainwaring Waldron b. 1824, d. 12 Jan 1894

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Potterton, Memorial# 153637867. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1542] In Lunacy of Potterton, online at James Joyce Online Notes, http://www.jjon.org/jioyce-s-people/potterton. Hereinafter cited as In Lunacy of Potterton.

Elizabeth Potts1

Marriage*She married William Boswell.1

Family

William Boswell
Child1.Mary Boswell+1 b. 17 Apr 1786, d. 27 Oct 1867

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, The Sharples-Sharpless Family : Volume 1, page 151, image 157 of 1661, #1203, Emmor Trego Weaver. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Eliza Powell1,2

b. 1817, d. 30 May 1861
Father*Thomas Powell3 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828
Mother*Essenith Tinsley3 b. 1787, d. 12 Jan 1852
Birth*1817Eliza Powell was born about 1817 in Virginia.1
Marriage*She married Andrew Woodcock.1
Census US 1850*30 August 1850Eliza and Andrew Woodcock were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 30 August 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Andrew was 32 years of age and a farmer, and Eliza was 33 years of age and could not read or write. They were enumerated with their five children. Virginia Ann was 11 years old and had attended school within the year; and Catherine, Thomas William, Green Berry and Eliza J. were ages 9, 7, 5, and 2 years, respectively.1
Death*30 May 1861She died of consumption on 30 May 1861 at about age 43.4

Family

Andrew Woodcock b. 1818
Children1.Virginia Ann Woodcock1 b. 1839
2.Catherine Woodcock1 b. 1841
3.Green B. Woodcock+1,2 b. 1 Jun 1842, d. 3 Jan 1919
4.Thomas William Woodcock+1 b. 7 Mar 1843, d. 19 Jan 1923
5.Eliza J. Woodcock1 b. 1 May 1848, d. 17 Jun 1919

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew and Eliza Woodcock, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 353a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Green B Woodcock on 3 January 1919 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, born on 1 June 1845 in Kentucky to Andy Woodcock and Liza Powell, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  3. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Eliza Woodcock on 30 May 1861 of consumption in Kentucky, USA, age 43, born about 1818 in Kentucky to Thomas and Cena Powell, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  4. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Eliza Woodcock on 30 May 1861 of consumption in Kentucky, USA, age 43, born about 1818 in "Kentucky" to Thomas and Cena Powell, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Elizabeth C. Powell1

b. 1815, d. before 21 December 1848
Father*Thomas Powell1 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828
Mother*Essenith Tinsley1 b. 1787, d. 12 Jan 1852
Birth*1815Elizabeth C. Powell was born about 1815.1
Marriageafter 30 December 1833She married, as his first wife, Jesse Bewley, son of Jesse Bewley Sr. and Mary Huckaby, shortly after 30 December 1833, the date their marriage license was issued, in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Death*before 21 December 1848She died at about age 32, probably in Barren County, Kentucky, before 21 December 1848, the date her husband married a second time. Her death left him with six children under the age of 14 years.2

Family

Jesse Bewley b. 1813
Children1.Mary Jane Bewley+3 b. 1834
2.Asenath Bewley3,1 b. 4 Aug 1836, d. 25 Feb 1917
3.Isaac Bewley3 b. 1842
4.Thomas Bewley3 b. 1843
5.Martha Bewley3 b. 1845
6.Jesse Bewley3 b. Nov 1845

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond dated 30 December 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, between Jesse Buley and Obadiah Brit Jr. regarding the intended marriage of Jesse Buley and Elizabeth C. Powell, permission for the marriage given by Essenith Powell and Obadiah Britt, citing FHL Film# 000209752. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 December 1848 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Evaline Wood and Jesse Bewley, citing FHL Film# 000209756.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse and Evaline Buley, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 383b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Maxine Powell1

b. 17 May 1917, d. 4 October 1917
Father*Wilbur G. Powell1 b. 19 Nov 1891, d. 31 Aug 1974
Mother*Mattie Larkin1 b. 23 Jan 1892, d. 21 Oct 1978
Birth*17 May 1917Elizabeth Maxine Powell was born on 17 May 1917 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.1
Relationship Note*Elizabeth and Robert Max Powell were twins.2,1
Death*4 October 1917She died at the age of 4½ months on 4 October 1917 in Gatesville1,3
Burial* and was buried in Gatesville City Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.1,3

Citations

  1. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 4 October 1917 in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, USA, of Elizabeth Maxine Powell, daughter of W. Gladstone Powell and Mattie Larkin Powell, age 0, born on 17 May 1917 in Gatesville, Texas, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  2. [S1967] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of Robert Max Powell of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, age 23, born on 17 March 1917 at Gatesville, Texas, USA, registered on 16 October 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, describing him as 5 8 in height, weighing 135, Light complexion, Blue eyes and Brown hair, other members of his household included Robert Max Powell, referencing U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, WWII Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947, Records of the Selective Service System, 147, Box 1200. Hereinafter cited as U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Maxine Powell, Memorial# 9451175. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Emily Jane Powell1

b. 15 February 1844, d. 4 May 1928
Father*Isaac D. Powell1 b. 1813, d. 5 Feb 1885
Mother*Mildred Wheeler1 b. 1818, d. 30 Mar 1899
Birth*15 February 1844Emily Jane Powell was born on 15 February 1844 in Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Puss.1
Marriage*8 September 1867She married William Hardin Carver, son of James Carver and Louisa Harrison, on 8 September 1867.2,1
(Wife) Death14 April 1926Emily became a widow when William Hardin Carver died on 14 April 1926 at age 80.2
Death*4 May 1928She died on 4 May 1928 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 841
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Carver Cemetery #1, Austin, Barren County.1,2

Family

William Hardin Carver b. 31 Jan 1846, d. 14 Apr 1926
Child1.Daniel E. Carver+3 b. 1870, d. b 28 May 1904

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane “Puss” (Powell) Carver, Memorial# 120711257. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Hardin “Buster” Carver, Memorial# 109913343.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William H. and Emily J. Carver, Year: 1880; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 402; Page: 128A; Enumeration District: 012. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Huldah A. Powell1

b. 1837
Father*Thomas G. Powell1 b. 1805, d. 31 Mar 1846
Mother*Elizabeth Britt1 b. 29 Apr 1813
Birth*1837Huldah A. Powell was born about 1837 in Kentucky.1
(Heir at Law) Land Records3 August 1850A deed was prepared on 3 August 1850 in Barren County, Kentucky, which corrected and completed an earlier deed dated 21 June 1845. The earlier deed was made to carry out the Barren County Circuit Court's directive in a suit brought by Complainants Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell against Defendants Louisa Carver, the widow of Elisha Carver, and his infant children. Ruling for the Complainants, the court had directed that a certain tract of land which had been owned by Elisha Carver, deceased, and was in the possession of the Defendants, be conveyed to the Complainants, Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell. The names of two of Elisha's children, James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, were missing, we believe in error, from the original deed of conveyance and this second deed, which conveyed the same land, was prepared and filed as a correction of the omissions in the first.

We note that Thomas G. Powell, one of the original Complainants, had died in 1846 and his children, James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell, replaced their father as Complainants with their uncle, Isaac D. Powell, in the 1850 deed, and that Sarah F. Carver, who had also died, was replaced as a Defendant by her stepmother, Louisa Carver. We also note that the line in brackets, [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory], which appeared in the original deed, was omitted in the second when the copy was made. Our transcription of the second deed follows:

In a suit of Isaac D. Powell, Complainant, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, the Barren Circuit Court at the June Term 1850 made an order appointing William Garnett a Commissioner and directing him to convey on behalf of defendants James and Sarah F. Carver to the Complainant Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, deceased, the land in the suit and 1 shilling mentioned. Said land contains 43 acres and lies in Barren County and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory] on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I William Garnett as Commissioner do hereby convey to Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell deceased, to wit: James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell on behalf of James and Lousia Carver the land aforesaid to the said Isaac D. Powell and others, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claim of said James and Louisa Caver, and all persons claiming under them, and agree on the part of the said James and Louisa Carver to warrant and defend the title to said land to said Isaac D. Powell, Defendant, from the claim of all persons to the extent of assets descended to said James and Louisa Carver from their father Elisha, deceased. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of August 1850.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 2 October 1851.2
(Granddaughter) Census US 185028 August 1850Huldah A. was enumerated with her widowed mother and siblings on the 1850 census taken on 28 August 1850 in the household of her maternal grandparents, Sarah and Obadiah Britt, in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Huldah was 13 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 350b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 410-411, image# 210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, carrying out the court’s directive regarding a suit brought by Isaac D. Powell and the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against James and Sarah Carver, the two children who had not been named in the court’s 1845 directive for the Complainants, regarding the same land, against the other heirs of their father, Elisha Carver, deceased, Defendants; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).

Isaac D. Powell1

b. 1813, d. 5 February 1885
Father*Thomas Powell2 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828
Mother*Essenith Tinsley3 b. 1787, d. 12 Jan 1852
Birth*1813Isaac D. Powell was born in 1813 in Amherst County, Virginia.1
Name VariationHe was called Ike.4
Marriage*18 March 1839He married Mildred Wheeler, daughter of Zachariah Wheeler and Martha Britt, on 18 March 1839.1,5,4
Land Records*21 June 1845An indenture was made and entered into on 21 June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner who had been appointed by the Barren Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, of the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, regarding a suit that had been brought by the Powells against Louisa Carver and the infant children of Elisha Carver, deceased. We note that only six of the children, Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Martha Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver, were named, and that James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, also infant children of Elisha Carver, were not. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into the 21st day of June 1845 between William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, on the one part, and Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell of the second part, Witnesseth that whereas by a decree of the Barren Circuit Court, ordered at the June Term 1845 in a suit between the said Powells, Complainants, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, William Garnett was appointed a Commissioner and directed to convey to the Complainants by deed with general warranties all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, to wit: Emily Carver, Lucy Carver, Martha Carver, Elizabeth Carver, John Carver and Mary T. Carver have in and to the tract of land in the suit and exhibit mentioned. Said land is described in the exhibit filed in said cause to be bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning, containing 43 acres more or less.

Now, in consideration of the premises, and for the further consideration of $86 acknowledged in said exhibit, to have been paid to the ancestor of said infant defendants, I William Garnett as Commissioner on the part of said infant defendants, do hereby convey to the Complainants, all the right, title and interest which said infant defendants, Emily Carver, etc., have in and to the above-described land, to the Powells, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold the same free from the claim or claims of the said infant Carvers and all other persons. In witness whereof, I as Commissioner, do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky in July 1845.6
Land Records3 August 1850A deed was prepared on 3 August 1850 in Barren County, Kentucky, which corrected and completed an earlier deed dated 21 June 1845. The earlier deed was made to carry out the Barren County Circuit Court's directive in a suit brought by Complainants Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell against Defendants Louisa Carver, the widow of Elisha Carver, and his infant children. Ruling for the Complainants, the court had directed that a certain tract of land which had been owned by Elisha Carver, deceased, and was in the possession of the Defendants, be conveyed to the Complainants, Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell. The names of two of Elisha's children, James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, were missing, we believe in error, from the original deed of conveyance and this second deed, which conveyed the same land, was prepared and filed as a correction of the omissions in the first.

We note that Thomas G. Powell, one of the original Complainants, had died in 1846 and his children, James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell, replaced their father as Complainants with their uncle, Isaac D. Powell, in the 1850 deed, and that Sarah F. Carver, who had also died, was replaced as a Defendant by her stepmother, Louisa Carver. We also note that the line in brackets, [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory], which appeared in the original deed, was omitted in the second when the copy was made. Our transcription of the second deed follows:

In a suit of Isaac D. Powell, Complainant, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, the Barren Circuit Court at the June Term 1850 made an order appointing William Garnett a Commissioner and directing him to convey on behalf of defendants James and Sarah F. Carver to the Complainant Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, deceased, the land in the suit and 1 shilling mentioned. Said land contains 43 acres and lies in Barren County and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory] on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I William Garnett as Commissioner do hereby convey to Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell deceased, to wit: James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell on behalf of James and Lousia Carver the land aforesaid to the said Isaac D. Powell and others, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claim of said James and Louisa Caver, and all persons claiming under them, and agree on the part of the said James and Louisa Carver to warrant and defend the title to said land to said Isaac D. Powell, Defendant, from the claim of all persons to the extent of assets descended to said James and Louisa Carver from their father Elisha, deceased. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of August 1850.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 2 October 1851.7
Death*5 February 1885He died on 5 February 1885 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 721,8,4
Burial* and was buried in Powell Cemetery, Barren County.4

Family

Mildred Wheeler b. 1818, d. 30 Mar 1899
Child1.Emily Jane Powell+9 b. 15 Feb 1844, d. 4 May 1928

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 65, Family Group Sheet for Martha (Patsy) Britt and Zachariah Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Powell, Memorial# 202227751. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Essenith (Tinsley) Powell, Memorial# 202227710.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac D. “Ike” Powell, Memorial# 137020514.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mildred (Wheeler) Powell, Memorial# 137020502.
  6. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 409-410, image# 209-210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, regarding Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against Louisa Carver and the children of Elisha Carver, deceased; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 410-411, image# 210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, carrying out the court’s directive regarding a suit brought by Isaac D. Powell and the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against James and Sarah Carver, the two children who had not been named in the court’s 1845 directive for the Complainants, regarding the same land, against the other heirs of their father, Elisha Carver, deceased, Defendants; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  8. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane “Puss” (Powell) Carver, Memorial# 120711257.

James A. Powell1

b. 1835
Father*Thomas G. Powell1 b. 1805, d. 31 Mar 1846
Mother*Elizabeth Britt1 b. 29 Apr 1813
Birth*1835James A. Powell was born about 1835 in Kentucky.1
(Heir at Law) Land Records3 August 1850A deed was prepared on 3 August 1850 in Barren County, Kentucky, which corrected and completed an earlier deed dated 21 June 1845. The earlier deed was made to carry out the Barren County Circuit Court's directive in a suit brought by Complainants Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell against Defendants Louisa Carver, the widow of Elisha Carver, and his infant children. Ruling for the Complainants, the court had directed that a certain tract of land which had been owned by Elisha Carver, deceased, and was in the possession of the Defendants, be conveyed to the Complainants, Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell. The names of two of Elisha's children, James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, were missing, we believe in error, from the original deed of conveyance and this second deed, which conveyed the same land, was prepared and filed as a correction of the omissions in the first.

We note that Thomas G. Powell, one of the original Complainants, had died in 1846 and his children, James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell, replaced their father as Complainants with their uncle, Isaac D. Powell, in the 1850 deed, and that Sarah F. Carver, who had also died, was replaced as a Defendant by her stepmother, Louisa Carver. We also note that the line in brackets, [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory], which appeared in the original deed, was omitted in the second when the copy was made. Our transcription of the second deed follows:

In a suit of Isaac D. Powell, Complainant, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, the Barren Circuit Court at the June Term 1850 made an order appointing William Garnett a Commissioner and directing him to convey on behalf of defendants James and Sarah F. Carver to the Complainant Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, deceased, the land in the suit and 1 shilling mentioned. Said land contains 43 acres and lies in Barren County and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory] on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I William Garnett as Commissioner do hereby convey to Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell deceased, to wit: James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell on behalf of James and Lousia Carver the land aforesaid to the said Isaac D. Powell and others, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claim of said James and Louisa Caver, and all persons claiming under them, and agree on the part of the said James and Louisa Carver to warrant and defend the title to said land to said Isaac D. Powell, Defendant, from the claim of all persons to the extent of assets descended to said James and Louisa Carver from their father Elisha, deceased. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of August 1850.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 2 October 1851.2
(Grandson) Census US 185028 August 1850James A. was enumerated with his widowed mother and siblings on the 1850 census taken on 28 August 1850 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Obadiah Britt, in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. James was 15 years old and working as a farmer.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 350b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 410-411, image# 210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, carrying out the court’s directive regarding a suit brought by Isaac D. Powell and the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against James and Sarah Carver, the two children who had not been named in the court’s 1845 directive for the Complainants, regarding the same land, against the other heirs of their father, Elisha Carver, deceased, Defendants; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).

Jane L. Powell1

b. 11 January 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Father*Thomas Powell2 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828
Mother*Essenith Tinsley2 b. 1787, d. 12 Jan 1852
Birth*11 January 1807Jane L. Powell was born on 11 January 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.1
Name VariationHer full name was Jane Lee Tinsley Powell.3
Marriage*12 February 1828She married Obadiah Britt Jr., son of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, on 12 February 1828.1,4,3
Census US 1850*30 August 1850Jane and Obadiah Britt Jr. were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 and 30 August 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 51 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200, and Jane was 42 years of age. They were enumerated with five of their children. Sally was 16 years old; Isaac and Nelson were ages 14 and 9 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the year; and Jane and Ann Eliza were ages 4 years and 1 year old, respectively.5
Census US 1870*9 September 1870Jane L. and Obadiah Britt were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 71 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $500, and Jane was 63 years of age and housekeeping. The couple's household consisted of nine additional individuals. Their daughter, Sallie, was 37 years of age and single; their son Nelson, who was 29 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, was enumerated there with his wife and four children. His wife, Mary T., who assisted with the housekeeping, was 29 years of age, and Nelson and Mary's children, James, William I., and Alice J., were ages 7, 5 and 3 years, respectively, and baby Luther S. was one year old. The two additional members of Obadiah and Jane's extended family, enumerated with them in 1870, were William Wood, age 18, who was the son of Obadiah's 1st cousin one time removed, Nancy (Britt) Wood Coates, and her first husband, and Jane and Obadiah's granddaughter, Artelia Britt, who was 16 years old and the daughter of the couple's deceased son John Britt and his wife Sarah Wheeler.6
(Wife) Will15 October 1872Identifying himself as Obadiah Britt Sr., probably because his nephew, Obadiah S. Britt, resided nearby, Jane's husband prepared his will dated 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky. He named his only surviving son, Nelson Britt, his three surviving daughters, Sally Britt, Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens and Jane (Britt) Bewley, a grandson, John W. Woodcock, who was the son of his deceased daughter Ann Eliza (Britt) Woodcock, and a granddaughter, Artelia Britt, a daughter of his deceased son John Britt. Obadiah also mentioned his wife, Jane L. (Powell) Britt, although he did not name her, and mentioned Louisa (Harrison) Carver, the widowed mother of his daughter-in-law, Mary T. (Carver) Britt, wife of his son Nelson. He also named two neighbors with land adjacent to his, James H. Houchens, who was his grandnephew, and John Devasher. Signing as witnesses were John T. Rogers and Obadiah's brother, John W. Britt. Regarding his land, Obadiah made several mentions of a "creek", and we note that he was referring to Peter's Creek in Barren County, Kentucky.

To his son Nelson Britt, he gave all of his tract of land "on this side of the creek" including his residence, and the bottom field on the other side of the creek next to John Devasher, to have the land on the top of the bluff. He also gave his son Nelson the interest he owned in the dower land of Mrs. Carver, reserving to his wife her dower in the same. To his daughter Sally he gave the room in his house that he then occupied, and directed that his son Nelson pay for her support out of the land during her life, and at her death to go to Nelson. To his grandson, John W. Woodcock, he gave 60 acres of the tract over the creek to be laid off next to James Houchens. To his daughters, Elizabeth Houchens and Jane Bewley, he gave them each $400 in the land over the creek, and directed that if the land should be purchased by his son, he was to have his own time in paying for it and was not to be harassed by law. To his granddaughter, Artelia Britt, he gave a cow, a bed and bed clothing. He also gave to his wife during her life, his household and kitchen furniture and, if there was a surplus of his personal property after paying his debts, and also a surplus arising from the sale of the land over the creek, said surplus was to be divided between Nelson Britt, Elizabeth Houchens, Jane Bewley and his daughter, Sally Britt. He appointed his daughter, Jane Bewley, executrix of his last will and testament, further directing that he wanted no appraisement of his property. Obadiah Britt signed and dated his will on 15 October 1872, with his brother, John W. Britt, and John T. Rogers signing as witnesses. Jane Bewley was interviewed before signing, and made her X mark.7,8,9,10
(Wife) Deathafter 15 October 1872Jane became a widow when Obadiah Britt Jr. died on or after 15 October 1872, the date he prepared his will.11,12,4
Death*2 May 1883She died on 2 May 1883 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 76.1,13,3
Burial*She was buried with her husband in Powell Cemetery, Barren County.3,4

Family

Obadiah Britt Jr. b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Children1.John Britt+2 b. 5 May 1829, d. 17 Mar 1863
2.Elizabeth Britt+2,14,3 b. 29 Apr 1831, d. 20 Apr 1909
3.Sally Britt2 b. 19 Nov 1833
4.Isaac Britt2 b. 24 Jun 1836, d. 9 Jan 1853
5.Nelson Britt+2,3,15 b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 Jan 1903
6.Thomas Britt2 b. 13 Jun 1844, d. 24 Aug 1845
7.Jane Britt+2 b. 22 May 1846
8.Ann Eliza Britt+2 b. 22 Sep 1848, d. 2 Dec 1869

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane Lee Tinsley (Powell) Britt, Memorial# 46458474. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F. Britt III, Memorial# 46452996.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  8. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  9. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  10. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Book R, pages 408-409, image# 241-242 of 601; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 50 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  11. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt, reporting his death as 4 October 1872.
  12. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt, recording his death as 4 October 1872.
  13. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Britt) Houchens, Memorial# 100372879.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nelson “Nels” Britt, Memorial# 114350749.

John V. Powell1

b. 1845
Father*Thomas G. Powell1 b. 1805, d. 31 Mar 1846
Mother*Elizabeth Britt1 b. 29 Apr 1813
Birth*1845John V. Powell was born about 1845 in Kentucky.1
(Heir at Law) Land Records3 August 1850A deed was prepared on 3 August 1850 in Barren County, Kentucky, which corrected and completed an earlier deed dated 21 June 1845. The earlier deed was made to carry out the Barren County Circuit Court's directive in a suit brought by Complainants Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell against Defendants Louisa Carver, the widow of Elisha Carver, and his infant children. Ruling for the Complainants, the court had directed that a certain tract of land which had been owned by Elisha Carver, deceased, and was in the possession of the Defendants, be conveyed to the Complainants, Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell. The names of two of Elisha's children, James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, were missing, we believe in error, from the original deed of conveyance and this second deed, which conveyed the same land, was prepared and filed as a correction of the omissions in the first.

We note that Thomas G. Powell, one of the original Complainants, had died in 1846 and his children, James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell, replaced their father as Complainants with their uncle, Isaac D. Powell, in the 1850 deed, and that Sarah F. Carver, who had also died, was replaced as a Defendant by her stepmother, Louisa Carver. We also note that the line in brackets, [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory], which appeared in the original deed, was omitted in the second when the copy was made. Our transcription of the second deed follows:

In a suit of Isaac D. Powell, Complainant, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, the Barren Circuit Court at the June Term 1850 made an order appointing William Garnett a Commissioner and directing him to convey on behalf of defendants James and Sarah F. Carver to the Complainant Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, deceased, the land in the suit and 1 shilling mentioned. Said land contains 43 acres and lies in Barren County and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory] on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I William Garnett as Commissioner do hereby convey to Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell deceased, to wit: James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell on behalf of James and Lousia Carver the land aforesaid to the said Isaac D. Powell and others, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claim of said James and Louisa Caver, and all persons claiming under them, and agree on the part of the said James and Louisa Carver to warrant and defend the title to said land to said Isaac D. Powell, Defendant, from the claim of all persons to the extent of assets descended to said James and Louisa Carver from their father Elisha, deceased. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of August 1850.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 2 October 1851.2
(Grandson) Census US 185028 August 1850John V. was enumerated with his widowed mother and siblings on the 1850 census taken on 28 August 1850 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Obadiah Britt, in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. John was 5 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 350b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 410-411, image# 210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, carrying out the court’s directive regarding a suit brought by Isaac D. Powell and the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against James and Sarah Carver, the two children who had not been named in the court’s 1845 directive for the Complainants, regarding the same land, against the other heirs of their father, Elisha Carver, deceased, Defendants; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).

Joseph Powell1

Residence*He lived at Marple, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Child1.Priscilla Powell1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 161-163. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Larry Lorraine Powell1,2

b. 28 July 1913, d. 4 July 1976
Father*Wilbur G. Powell2 b. 19 Nov 1891, d. 31 Aug 1974
Mother*Mattie Larkin2 b. 23 Jan 1892, d. 21 Oct 1978
Birth*28 July 1913Larry Lorraine Powell was born on 28 July 1913 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.2,3,4
Name VariationHis full legal name may have been Lorraine Larkin Powell.5,4
(Son) Census US 19202 January 1920L. L. was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of his parents in Police Jury Ward 1, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. He was 6 years old and attending school.5
(Son) Census US 19304 April 1930L. was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 in the household of his parents at 3004 Avenue B, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He was 16 years old and a student at a public school.6
Marriage*He married first, as her first husband, Evelyn Miller, daughter of Leonard W. Miller and Mattie Victoria Webb, probably in Texas.7,8
Arrested and Charged*13 November 1938Two young men, L. L. Powell, 25, and Rex Holt, 24, both residents of Cisco, were arrested on 13 November 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas, and charged with automobile theft and armed robbery of a service station. A third man, Pete Eudy, who had left the car a few minutes before Powell and Holt were arrested, later surrendered to police. The two men initially in custody readily admitted their part in the robbery, blaming whisky for their complicity. The men had stolen the car in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas and driven it to Stamford, in Jones County, Texas where they committed the robbery, then were apprehended with the car in Fort Worth.9,10,11,12,13
(Accomplice) Criminal Conviction30 January 1939J. M. Eudy was the first of the three men to go on trial. He pleaded guilty to the 13 November armed robbery of a filling station in west Stamford and blamed his entanglement with the law on his two companions. Eudy told the court he had a wife and seven children and had understood he was accepting a ride to Fort Worth when he left his home with Rexford Holt and L. L. Powell. Those two men, the newspaper wrote, were currently in jail in default of bond, pending trial in connection with the same robbery.

Subsequently, Eudy testified, he was informed the automobile in which he rode was stolen. He said his companions told him they were bound not for Fort Worth but El Paso, where a market assertedly awaited the car. Eudy said they drove a circuitous route to Stamford where a filing station was robbed, and then fled, but not to El Paso. The trio drove to Oklahoma City, failed to sell the automobile because they were without proper papers, then finally went to Fort Worth. He said he left his companions only 15 minutes before their arrest and later surrendered "to face the music."

The jury, which was required in a trial on a capital offense even when the plea was guilty, sentenced Eudy to five years in state prison.9,10,11,12,13
(Accomplice) Criminal Conviction2 May 1939The second man to go on trial in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 was Rexford Holt of Cisco, Texas. His trial began on Tuesday morning, 2 May 1939 in District Court, Anson, Jones County, Texas, with jury selection completed at noon. Testimony was presented during the afternoon, and attorneys' arguments were heard the following morning. Unfortunately, we did not find information in the newspapers about what the jury heard at his trial. We did learn, however, that they returned with their verdict after 30 minutes, found Holt guilty in connection with the holdup, and sentenced him to five years in state prison for armed robbery. At the time of Holt's conviction, the first of his accomplices to go on trial, J. M. Eudy, had already been convicted of the same crime. Eudy had also been sentenced to five years in state prison and had begun serving his sentence in April. The trial of the third man, L. L. Powell, was scheduled to begin the following day.9,10,11,12,13
Criminal Conviction*4 May 1939His trial in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 began on Thursday, morning, 4 May 1939 in District Court, Anson, Texas. Powell was the last of the three men to appear in court. Both J. M. Eudy and Rexford Holt had been found guilty of armed robbery and had been sentenced to five years in state prison. Powell pleaded not guilty and jury selection was completed at 11 o'clock.

The State called only two witnesses, the owner of the station that was robbed, and a customer who was inside the station at the time. The owner was the first witness examined, and testified that three men entered his station the night of the holdup but was unable to positively identify Powell. The customer, who was inside the station talking to Pete Eudy, who had previously been convicted in connected with the holdup, definitely identified Powell as the third man. It was established that J. M. Eudy was also called "Pete" Eudy. He said that Powell and Rexford Holt, who had been convicted the previous day, followed the owner into the station after their car had been serviced, and the holdup followed immediately. The customer testified that Powell was the one who locked him and the owner in the men's washroom while Eudy kept them covered at pistol point and Holt looted the cash register.

The jury deliberated only 30 minutes, and returned a verdict of guilty, making Powell the third and last man convicted in the holdup. He was sentenced, as were his two accomplices, to five years in state prison.9,10,11,12,13
Prison Records*25 May 1939 His official sentencing date was 4 May 1939, the date of his conviction, and he was transferred from the jail to the Texas State Penitentiary, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, on 25 May 1939 where he was processed into the prison system as L. L. Powell, with the notation that he was also known as Larry Lorraine Powell. His processing information included that he was 28 years of age, although he was actually only 25, that he had been born about 1911 in Texas and that both of his parents had been born in Texas. He was 5' 7¼" tall, weighed 137 lbs., had a ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and cut scars on his forearm, hand and upper lip. His religion was Catholic and he wore a size 6 shoe. He had temperate habits, was married, permitted marital relations, and used tobacco. He could read and write, had been schooled for 9 years, and had worked as a typist, bookkeeper and accountant. His residence was recorded as Cisco, Jones County, Texas, and he had pleaded not guilty to burglary and robbery with firearms and been sentenced to five years. His scheduled release date was 4 May 1944.14
Census US 1940*16 April 1940L. Lorraine Powell was enumerated on the 1940 census taken about 16 April 1940 in the Penitentiary Block of Walls Texas Prison, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. He was a prisoner, 28 years of age and married. He had completed his education through the 1st year of high school and had lived in Eastland, Eastland County, Texas in 1935.15
Divorce*Larry Lorraine Powell and Evelyn (Miller) Powell were divorced, possibly as early as 1940, and certainly before Evelyn married her second husband about 1943. Larry remarried in 1948.1,16,17,18,19
Conduct Records*26 November 1940The Prison Conduct Register for Larry Lorraine Powell, Convict# 91658 at the Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, included the following events:

18 October 1939          Ranked (punished) and lost all overtime and commutation time for threating an official by saying,
                                   "If anyone causes me to be ranked, my family will attend to them"
21 October 1939          Moved to the Harlem Prison Farm in Fort Bend County
3 March 1940               Returned from Harlem Prison Farm to Huntsville
18 October 1940          General Manager ordered his record cleared without restoring any lost time
26 November 1940     Governor granted six (6) month reprieve with orders to report to McLennan County Parole Board
25 May 1941               Governor granted one (1) year extension to reprieve with order to report to Tarrant County Parole Board
4 June 1942                Governor granted Conditional Pardon.20,21
Draft Registration*13 December 1940The day his six-month reprieve took effect, on 13 December 1940, he completed his World War II Draft Registration with the Registrar for the Texas Prison System at Huntsville. He reported his full name as Lorraine Larkin Powell and his home address as 605 S. 5th Street, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, the same address he reported for his father, the person who would always know his address. Larry was described as 5' 7" in height, weighing 137 lbs., with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.4
Sentence Discharge*9 April 1943His sentence was discharged on 9 April 1943.20,21
Marriage*1948He married second, as her second husband, Eunice (Myers) Phillips, daughter of James H. Myers and Alberta Harless, in 1948 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas. Eunice's first husband, Claude W. Phillips, had also been a prisoner at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville and we wonder if Larry and Claude knew each other.1
Marriage*11 April 1969He married third, as her third husband, Lillian Chattie Becker, daughter of Jesse J. Peel and Josephine Stagner, on 11 April 1969 in Tarrant County, Texas.22,23
Divorce*16 October 1969Six months later L. L. Powell and Lillian C. Powell were divorced on 16 October 1969 in Tarrant County, Texas.24
Death*4 July 1976He died on 4 July 1976 in the Stanford Convalescent Home, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at age 622,3
Burial*6 July 1976 and was buried on 6 July 1976 with his father and brother in Apostles 17 of Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.2,3,25

Family 1

Evelyn Miller b. 15 Feb 1912, d. 13 May 1986
Children1.Larry Lorraine Powell26 b. 12 Aug 1935
2.Wilber Lynn Powell7,8 b. 10 Sep 1936, d. 21 Sep 1936

Family 2

Eunice Myers b. 1908, d. 27 Mar 2009

Family 3

Lillian C. Peel b. 9 Sep 1904, d. 18 Dec 1986

Citations

  1. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, 13 September 1948, page 14, marriage of Eunice Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Myers of Cleburne, and Larry Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Powell of 3244 Ryan Avenue. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.
  2. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 4 July 1976 in the Stanford Convalescent Home, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA, of Larry Lorraine Powell, also known as Lorraine Larkin Powell, of 3433 James Avenue, Fort Worth, age 62, widowed, manager of a dry-cleaning business, born on 28 July 1913 in Texas, son of Wilbur G. Powell and Mattie Larkin, informant Dora Lee McClane, burial 6 July 1976 at Laurel Land, Fort Worth, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Larry L Powell, Memorial# 73364155. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1967] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, registration on 13 December 1940 by the registrar for the Texas Prison System, of Lorraine Larkin Powell of 605 S. 5th Street, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA, age 27, born on 28 July 1913 at Gatesville, Texas, USA, registered on 13 December 1940 in Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA, describing him as 5 7 in height, weighing 137, Ruddy complexion, Blue eyes and Brown hair, person who would always know his address was his father, W. G. Powell, of the same address, L. L. Powell's address at a later time to 1402 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, referencing U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, WWII Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947, Records of the Selective Service System, 147, Box 1199. Hereinafter cited as U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilbur G. and Mattie Powell, Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Bossier, Louisiana; Roll: T625_607; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 17. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilbur G. and Mattie Powell, Year: 1930; Census Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0078; FHL microfilm: 2342130. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2190] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, birth on 10 September 1936 in Eastland County of Wilber L Powell, (indexed as Walter), son of Lorraine Larkin Powell and Evelyn Miller, referencing Roll# 1936_0006. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997.
  8. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 21 September 1936 in Bradford Memorial Hospital, Dallas, of Wilber Lynn Powell, age 11 days, cause of death prematurity, born on 10 September 1936 in Eastland, Texas, son of Lorraine L. Powell and Evelyn Miller, referencing name on birth certificate was Lynn L. Powell.
  9. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, 16 November 1938, page 8, "Third Robber is Hunted Here; Two Cisco Young Men Are Charged with Auto Theft as Companion Is Sought". Hereinafter cited as Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories.
  10. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday, 31 January 1939, page 10, "Trio Sentenced in Hijacking."
  11. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Wednesday, 3 May 1939, page 1, "Rex Holt Given Five Years for Armed Robbery."
  12. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday 4 May 1939, page 11, "Powell Trial Begun at Anson."
  13. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Friday 5 May 1939, page 12, "L. L. Powell Found Guilty of Robbery."
  14. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison processing record dated 25 May 1939 for L L Powell of Cisco, Texas, Convict# 91658, age 28, born in 1911 in Texas, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Convict Record Ledgers, Convict Number Range B 090341-093340, Volume# 1998/038-169. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945.
  15. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of L. Lorraine Powell, a prisoner at Walls Texas Prison, Year: 1940; Census Place: Huntsville, Walker, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04157; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 236-3. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Chester L McCleskey and Evelyn McCleskey at 4509 S Central, Phoenix, Arizona, USA in the Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1948. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  17. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 2 July 1949 on Woodson Highway 15 miles north of Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, USA, of Chester Lee McCleskey of 800 W. Lindsey, Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, USA, age 38, born on 28 January 1911 in Eastland, Texas, married, truck driver, son of Bennie McCleskey and Gertrude Fisher, both born in Texas, cause of death was crushed skull from accident, informant Mrs. C. L. McCluskey, burial in Eastland Cemetery, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA.
  18. [S2202] U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, headstone application for Chester L McCleskey, Private, born 28 January 1911, Service# 6 248 712, served in Troup B 7th Cavalry, enlisted 6 July 1931, discharged 20 December 1933, died on 2 July 1949, burial in Eastland, Eastland, Texas, USA, application submitted on 7 September 1949 by Mrs. Evelyn McCleskey of 1507 W. Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas, referencing National Archives at Washington DC, Washington DC, USA, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941; NAID: A1, 2110-C; Record Group: 92; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970.
  19. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mrs. Evelyn McCleskey of Eastland, daughter of Mrs. Mattie Miller, and Sterling Price Dolberry of Tyler, son of Mrs. Crethel Evans of Weatherford, on Saturday, 16 December 1950 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Turner, Eastland, Texas, USA, citing The Tyler Courier-Times, Tyler, Texas, Sunday, 31 December 1950, page 16.
  20. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison processing record dated 25 May 1939 for L. L. Powell of Cisco, Texas, Convict# 91658, age 28, born in 1911 in Texas, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Convict Record Ledgers, Convict Number Range B 090341-093340, Volume# 1998/038-169.
  21. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison conduct records from 25 May 1939 through 9 April 1943 for L. L. Powell, Convict# 91658, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Conduct Registers, Convict Number Range B 091470-093533, Volume# 1998/038-227.
  22. [S2191] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 April 1969 in Tarrant, Texas, USA of Lillian Chattie Becker and Larry Lorraine Powell, Document# M169089909. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965.
  23. [S2185] Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 11 April 1969 in Tarrant County, Texas, USA, of Larry L Powell, age 55, born about 1914, and Lillian C Peel, age 64, born about 1905, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014.
  24. [S2201] Texas, U.S., Divorce Index, 1968-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce on 16 October 1969 in Tarrant County, Texas, USA, of Lillian C Powell, age 65, born in 1904, and Larry L Powell, age 55, born in 1914, married on 11 April 1969, number of children: 0, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Divorce Index, 1968-2014.
  25. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wilbur Gladstone Powell, Memorial# 73364157, with a copy of his death certificate attached.
  26. [S2190] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, birth on 12 August 1935 in Eastland County of Larry Lorraine Powell, son of L L Powell and Evelyn Jean Miller, referencing Roll# 1935_0006.

Larry Lorraine Powell1

b. 12 August 1935
Father*Larry Lorraine Powell1 b. 28 Jul 1913, d. 4 Jul 1976
Mother*Evelyn Miller1 b. 15 Feb 1912, d. 13 May 1986
Birth*12 August 1935Larry Lorraine Powell was born on 12 August 1935 in Eastland County, Texas.1
(Son) Arrested and Charged13 November 1938He was 3 years old when his father, age 25, and Rex Holt, 24, both residents of Cisco, were arrested on 13 November 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas, and charged with automobile theft and armed robbery of a service station. A third man, Pete Eudy, who had left the car a few minutes before Powell and Holt were arrested, later surrendered to police. The two men initially in custody readily admitted their part in the robbery, blaming whisky for their complicity. The men had stolen the car in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas and driven it to Stamford, in Jones County, Texas where they committed the robbery, then were apprehended with the car in Fort Worth.2,3,4,5,6
(Son) Criminal Conviction4 May 1939His father's trial in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 began on Thursday, morning, 4 May 1939 in District Court, Anson, Texas. Powell was the last of the three men to appear in court. Both J. M. Eudy and Rexford Holt had been found guilty of armed robbery and had been sentenced to five years in state prison. Powell pleaded not guilty and jury selection was completed at 11 o'clock.

The State called only two witnesses, the owner of the station that was robbed, and a customer who was inside the station at the time. The owner was the first witness examined, and testified that three men entered his station the night of the holdup but was unable to positively identify Powell. The customer, who was inside the station talking to Pete Eudy, who had previously been convicted in connected with the holdup, definitely identified Powell as the third man. It was established that J. M. Eudy was also called "Pete" Eudy. He said that Powell and Rexford Holt, who had been convicted the previous day, followed the owner into the station after their car had been serviced, and the holdup followed immediately. The customer testified that Powell was the one who locked him and the owner in the men's washroom while Eudy kept them covered at pistol point and Holt looted the cash register.

The jury deliberated only 30 minutes, and returned a verdict of guilty, making Powell the third and last man convicted in the holdup. He was sentenced, as were his two accomplices, to five years in state prison.2,3,4,5,6
(Grandson) Census US 19403 April 1940Larry was enumerated with his mother on the 1940 census taken on 3 April 1940 in the household of his widowed maternal grandmother, Mattie V. Miller, at 210 Folts Street, Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. Larry was 4 years old.7
(Son) DivorceHe was quite young when his parents divorced, possibly as early as 1940, and certainly before each of them married a second time.8,9,10,11,12
(Son) Sentence Discharge9 April 1943He was 7 years old when his father's prison sentence was discharged on 9 April 1943.13,14
(Grandson) Census US 19506 April 1950Larry was enumerated with his widowed mother on the 1950 census taken on 6 April 1950 in the household of his widowed maternal grandmother, Mattie V. Miller, at 214 East Cherry Street, Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. Larry was 14 years old and was doing something other than working, which we suspect may have been going to school.15

Citations

  1. [S2190] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, birth on 12 August 1935 in Eastland County of Larry Lorraine Powell, son of L L Powell and Evelyn Jean Miller, referencing Roll# 1935_0006. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997.
  2. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, 16 November 1938, page 8, "Third Robber is Hunted Here; Two Cisco Young Men Are Charged with Auto Theft as Companion Is Sought". Hereinafter cited as Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories.
  3. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday, 31 January 1939, page 10, "Trio Sentenced in Hijacking."
  4. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Wednesday, 3 May 1939, page 1, "Rex Holt Given Five Years for Armed Robbery."
  5. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday 4 May 1939, page 11, "Powell Trial Begun at Anson."
  6. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Friday 5 May 1939, page 12, "L. L. Powell Found Guilty of Robbery."
  7. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mattie Miller, Year: 1940; Census Place: Eastland, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 67-4. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, 13 September 1948, page 14, marriage of Eunice Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Myers of Cleburne, and Larry Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Powell of 3244 Ryan Avenue. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.
  9. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Chester L McCleskey and Evelyn McCleskey at 4509 S Central, Phoenix, Arizona, USA in the Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1948. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  10. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 2 July 1949 on Woodson Highway 15 miles north of Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, USA, of Chester Lee McCleskey of 800 W. Lindsey, Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, USA, age 38, born on 28 January 1911 in Eastland, Texas, married, truck driver, son of Bennie McCleskey and Gertrude Fisher, both born in Texas, cause of death was crushed skull from accident, informant Mrs. C. L. McCluskey, burial in Eastland Cemetery, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  11. [S2202] U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, headstone application for Chester L McCleskey, Private, born 28 January 1911, Service# 6 248 712, served in Troup B 7th Cavalry, enlisted 6 July 1931, discharged 20 December 1933, died on 2 July 1949, burial in Eastland, Eastland, Texas, USA, application submitted on 7 September 1949 by Mrs. Evelyn McCleskey of 1507 W. Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas, referencing National Archives at Washington DC, Washington DC, USA, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941; NAID: A1, 2110-C; Record Group: 92; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970.
  12. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mrs. Evelyn McCleskey of Eastland, daughter of Mrs. Mattie Miller, and Sterling Price Dolberry of Tyler, son of Mrs. Crethel Evans of Weatherford, on Saturday, 16 December 1950 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Turner, Eastland, Texas, USA, citing The Tyler Courier-Times, Tyler, Texas, Sunday, 31 December 1950, page 16.
  13. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison processing record dated 25 May 1939 for L. L. Powell of Cisco, Texas, Convict# 91658, age 28, born in 1911 in Texas, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Convict Record Ledgers, Convict Number Range B 090341-093340, Volume# 1998/038-169. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945.
  14. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison conduct records from 25 May 1939 through 9 April 1943 for L. L. Powell, Convict# 91658, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Conduct Registers, Convict Number Range B 091470-093533, Volume# 1998/038-227.
  15. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mattie V. Miller, National Archives at Washington, DC; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Year: 1950; Census Place: Eastland, Eastland, Texas; Roll: 2680; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 67-5. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.

Lillie D. Powell1,2

b. 12 April 1886, d. 20 July 1923
Birth*12 April 1886Lillie D. Powell was born on 12 April 1886 in Caldwell County, Missouri.1,2
Marriage*26 December 1905She married John P. Warden on 26 December 1905 in Kingston, Caldwell County. John was over the age of 21 years, and Lillie was over the age of 18 years. They both lived in Nettleton, Caldwell County.3,1,4
Death*20 July 1923She died at age 37 of a uterine hemorrhage preceding the delivery of a premature child on 20 July 1923 in New York Township, Caldwell County,1,2
Burial* and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, Caldwell County.1

Family

John P. Warden b. 6 Sep 1880, d. 15 Oct 1926
Child1.John Pleasant Warden1,5 b. 18 Apr 1914, d. 15 Sep 1988

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lillie Warden, Memorial# 26341876. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 July 1923 in New York Township, Caldwell County, Missouri, USA, of Lillie D Warden, age 36, married, housewife, wife of John Warden, born 12 April 1886 in Caldwell County to George Powell, born in Virginia, and Maud Connor, born in Carrolton, Missouri, cause of death uterine hemorrhage preceding the delivery of a premature child, informant Mrs. Ike Powell of Nettleton, Missouri, burial in Highland Cemetery, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 20897-A. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John P Warden, Memorial# 26341871.
  4. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 December 1905 in Kingston, Caldwell County, Missouri, USA, of John Warden, over the age of 21 years, and Lillie Powell, over the age of 18 years, both of Nettleton, Caldwell County, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Pleasant Warden, Memorial# 151462130.

Margaret Powell1

b. 14 January 1648/49
Father*Michael Powell1
Mother*Abigail __?__1
Baptism*14 January 1648/49Margaret Powell was baptized on 14 January 1648/49, "aged about 8 days" in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*She married Anthony Haywood probably in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in the early 1670s. It was perhaps his second marriage.1
(Wife) Death16 October 1689Margaret became a widow when Anthony Haywood died on 16 October 1689.1
Marriage*30 June 1692She married second, as his second wife, William Colman, son of Matthew Colman and Grace __?__, on 30 June 1692 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). William and Margaret were widowed with several children each.1
(Wife) Death27 March 1712Margaret became a widow for the second time when William Colman died on 27 March 1712.1

Family 1

Anthony Haywood b. c 1639, d. 16 Oct 1689

Family 2

William Colman b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712

Citations

  1. [S1055] Rudolf Loeser, "Anthony Haywood of Boston, Merchant, and his children", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 153, pages 141-163 (April 1999). Hereinafter cited as "Anthony Haywood of Boston."

Michael Powell1

Marriage*He married Abigail __?__.1

Family

Abigail __?__
Child1.Margaret Powell1 b. 14 Jan 1648/49

Citations

  1. [S1055] Rudolf Loeser, "Anthony Haywood of Boston, Merchant, and his children", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 153, pages 141-163 (April 1999). Hereinafter cited as "Anthony Haywood of Boston."

Nelson T. Powell1

b. 1840
Father*Thomas G. Powell1 b. 1805, d. 31 Mar 1846
Mother*Elizabeth Britt1 b. 29 Apr 1813
Birth*1840Nelson T. Powell was born about 1840 in Kentucky.1
(Heir at Law) Land Records3 August 1850A deed was prepared on 3 August 1850 in Barren County, Kentucky, which corrected and completed an earlier deed dated 21 June 1845. The earlier deed was made to carry out the Barren County Circuit Court's directive in a suit brought by Complainants Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell against Defendants Louisa Carver, the widow of Elisha Carver, and his infant children. Ruling for the Complainants, the court had directed that a certain tract of land which had been owned by Elisha Carver, deceased, and was in the possession of the Defendants, be conveyed to the Complainants, Isaac D. Powell and Thomas G. Powell. The names of two of Elisha's children, James L. Carver and Sarah F. Carver, were missing, we believe in error, from the original deed of conveyance and this second deed, which conveyed the same land, was prepared and filed as a correction of the omissions in the first.

We note that Thomas G. Powell, one of the original Complainants, had died in 1846 and his children, James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell, replaced their father as Complainants with their uncle, Isaac D. Powell, in the 1850 deed, and that Sarah F. Carver, who had also died, was replaced as a Defendant by her stepmother, Louisa Carver. We also note that the line in brackets, [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory], which appeared in the original deed, was omitted in the second when the copy was made. Our transcription of the second deed follows:

In a suit of Isaac D. Powell, Complainant, and Louisa Carver and others, Defendants, the Barren Circuit Court at the June Term 1850 made an order appointing William Garnett a Commissioner and directing him to convey on behalf of defendants James and Sarah F. Carver to the Complainant Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, deceased, the land in the suit and 1 shilling mentioned. Said land contains 43 acres and lies in Barren County and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a sycamore and beech on Peters and Snells Creek, thence S 31 W 110 poles to a white oak and hickory [thence S 60 W 32 poles to a white oak and hickory] on Graham’s Original line, thence with the same N 23 W 66 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence N 60 E 27 poles to two beeches on the ridge, thence N 20 E 57 poles to a gum on Clark’s line, thence with the same S 82 E 76 poles to the beginning.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I William Garnett as Commissioner do hereby convey to Isaac D. Powell and to the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell deceased, to wit: James A. Powell, Huldah A. Powell, Samuel R. Powell, Nelson T. Powell, William J. Powell and John V. Powell on behalf of James and Lousia Carver the land aforesaid to the said Isaac D. Powell and others, their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold free from the claim of said James and Louisa Caver, and all persons claiming under them, and agree on the part of the said James and Louisa Carver to warrant and defend the title to said land to said Isaac D. Powell, Defendant, from the claim of all persons to the extent of assets descended to said James and Louisa Carver from their father Elisha, deceased. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of August 1850.

The signature of William Garnett, Commissioner, was sealed, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 2 October 1851.2
(Grandson) Census US 185028 August 1850Nelson T. was enumerated with his widowed mother and siblings on the 1850 census taken on 28 August 1850 in the household of his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Obadiah Britt, in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Nelson was 10 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 350b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Volume V, pages 410-411, image# 210 of 336, William Garnett, a Commissioner appointed by the Barren Circuit Court, carrying out the court’s directive regarding a suit brought by Isaac D. Powell and the children and heirs at law of Thomas G. Powell, Complainants, against James and Sarah Carver, the two children who had not been named in the court’s 1845 directive for the Complainants, regarding the same land, against the other heirs of their father, Elisha Carver, deceased, Defendants; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).

Priscilla Powell1

Father*Joseph Powell2
Marriage*She married David Sharpless, son of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis.1

Family

David Sharpless b. 24 Jun 1715

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 161-163. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Richard Powell1

b. 1743, d. 1815
Birth*1743Richard Powell was born about 1743.1
Marriage*1 February 1780He married Elizabeth Crews on 1 February 1780 in Amherst County, Virginia.2,1
Death*1815He died in 1815 in Amherst County, Virginia, at about age 72.1

Family

Elizabeth Crews b. 1752, d. 18 May 1840
Child1.Thomas Powell+1,3 b. 1784, d. Feb 1828

Citations

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