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Sally Clayton Dunning Powell (Dunning)

Also Known As: "Sarah Powell", "Sally Powell", "Sally Dunnon", "Sally Dunning", "Sally Dunnings", "Sarah F Dunnings"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Franklin, Virginia, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Mildred Dunning
Wife of Anthony Bush Dunning Powell and Anthony Powell
Partner of father unknown
Mother of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.; Malinda Powell; William D Powell; Sarah F Powell; Charles Powell and 3 others
Sister of Adam Dunning

Managed by: Timothy Steven Jameison
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About Sally Dunning Powell

Mother of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. She was a slave.

for more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell,_Sr.

J. Daniel Pezzoni, a preservation consultant, noted in 1995 there was a local tradition linking Powell's family to Llewellyn Powell, a white planter who had property 10 miles away at Hale's Ford, but there was no evidence for this. Wil Haygood, a 1993 biographer of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., mistakenly wrote that Sally Dunning was held as a slave by Llewellyn Powell at the time of her son Adam's birth, and asserted Powell was the father. Pezzoni noted Sally was a free woman, as proved by the 1860 census, which documented three generations of the Dunning family as free people of color. Both Sally's mother and grandmother were free; by Virginia's principle of partus sequitur ventrem, all of their children were free.[12] The Encyclopaedia of African American History (2006) also claims that Powell's father was Llewellyn Powell, and that he was of German descent. Note: Both Llewellyn and Powell are names associated primarily with Wales and England rather than Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell,_Sr.

Powell, A. Clayton Sr., Against the Tide: An Autobiography (New York: Richard B. Smith, 1938)

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Sally Dunning Powell's Timeline

1846
1846
Franklin, Virginia, United States
1865
May 5, 1865
Age 19
Franklin, Virginia, United States
1867
November 2, 1867
Age 21
Franklin, Virginia, United States
1868
June 1, 1868
Age 22
Franklin, Virginia, United States
1871
1871
Age 25
Bon Brook, Franklin, VA, USA
1872
April 5, 1872
Age 26
Bon Brook, Franklin, Virginia, USA
1874
February 5, 1874
Age 28
Bon Brook, Franklin, Virginia, USA
1876
1876
Age 30
WV, USA
1879
1879
Age 33
WV, USA
1880
1880
Age 34
WV, USA