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Sgt John Powers

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
Death: October 26, 1823 (87)
Salem, Harrison County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Powers and Anne Wills
Husband of Prudence Williams White
Father of Major Powers; Thomas Powers Powers; John Powers, Jr.; William D. Powers; Margaret Powers and 5 others

Occupation: Pioneer, Indian Fighter
Managed by: Edward Leo Neary
Last Updated:

About Sgt John Powers

John served as a private under Colonel George Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows at Fort Necessity July 3, 1754.

SGT John Powers BIRTH 3 Mar 1736 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA DEATH 26 Oct 1823 (aged 87) Virginia, USA BURIAL Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178084737/john-powers

John served as a private under Colonel George Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows at Fort Necessity July 3, 1754.

John is listed credited with 132 day service in 1 1774 payroll for members of Captain John Lowther’s Company of VA militia who participated in Lord Dunmore’s Ohio expedition in 1774.

S.ign located on Rt.50, Bridgeport, WV. Sign reads: John Powers' Fort - On Simpson Creek is site of fort built by John Powers, 1771. Nearby is grave of Col. Benjamin Wilson. soldier and settler. Here lived Joseph Johnson. only Virginia governor from west of Alleghenies: first elected by popular vote

JOHN3 POWERS (WILLIAM2, HERBERT1) was born March 03, 1735/36 in Princeton, NJ, and died October 26, 1823 in Salem,Harrison Co, Va./WV..He married PRUDENCE WHITE May 27, 1754 in NJ ? Maryland or Harrison Co. Va., daughter of WILLIAM WHITE.She was born 1736 in Maryland, and died April 18, 1818. Notes for JOHN POWERS: Chronicles of Border Warfare: Page 126 John Powers & Prudence Came To Simpson's Creek Now Bridgeport W Va 1772 Where John Was The Builder of Power's Fort Info From: The Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia, Harrison Co. Marriages. POWER'S FORT: Shot By Indians A Boy 16 Years Of Age, Named James Owens Was Killed As He Was On His Way From Power's Fort To Boorh's Creek, His Saddle Girth Had Gave Way, And While He Was Down Off His Horse To Fix It, A Shot Was Fired At Him, Which Killed Both He And His Horse. History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of West Virginia. By Wills De Hass. Page 84. In 1772 Settlements were Made on Simpson's Creek, West-Fork River, And Elk Creek. Those Who Made The Former Were ( John Powers AtAbout The Age of Thirty :My Fourth Great Grandfather) , James Anderson And Jonas Webb. John came to Simpson's Creek, now Bridgeport, WV, ca 1772 and was thebuilder of Power's Fort. Info from Border Settlers of NorthwesternVirginia, Harrison Co marriages and other sources. More About JOHN POWERS: Confirmation: 1772, Built Power's Fort Occupation:Pioneer,Indian Fighter



3.JOHN POWERS 2.WILLIAM POWERS 1.HERBERT POWERS

   John Powers, a son of William Powers, was born at Princeton, NJ March 3, 1736 and died in Harrison County VA October 26, 1823.  He married Prudence White in NJ in 1754. Prudence, a daughter of William White, was born in 1736 and died April 18, 1818.
   The family located on Simpsons Creek in Harrison County VA about

1771 and built Powers Fort there about 1773.

   John served as a private under Colonel George Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows at Fort Necessity July 3, 1754. www.nps.gov/fone/rostersep.htm
   John is listed credited with 132 day service in 1 1774 payroll for members of Captain John Lowther’s Company of VA militia who participated in Lord Dunmore’s Ohio expedition in 1774. ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/harrison/military/Dunpay/dunpay.txt

Children of John and Prudence (White) Powers.

 4.  (2). Major                   b.       1753   d.       1797
        m.Mary Pettijon
 5.  (3). Thomas                  b.c.     1761
        m.Mary Simpson Jan 7 1799
 6.  (4). William                 b.Nov  9 1765   d.Jun  6 1856
        m.Hannah Stout May 27 1788
 7.  (5). John Jr.                b.c.     1770
        m.Sarah Stout Apr 23 1789
 8.  (6). Margaret                b.c.     1772
        m.William Kelso Nov 15 1786
 9.  (7). Mary                    b.c.     1774
        m.Hezekiah Stout Oct 29 1789
10.  (8). Prudence                b.c.     1780

British soldier during French and Indian War. Served as a private under Colonel George Washington at the Battle of Great Meadows at Fort Necessity July 3, 1754. Member of Captain John Lowther’s Company of VA militia who participated in Lord Dunmore’s Ohio expedition in 1774. Served as Sargent for the Colonies in the American Revolution.

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Sgt John Powers's Timeline

1736
March 3, 1736
Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
1753
1753
Goochland county, Colony of Virginia
1763
1763
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
1764
1764
Frederick County, Virginia, United States
1765
November 9, 1765
Frederick, VA.
1770
1770
Virginia, United States
1774
1774
Virginia, United States
1776
1776
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
1780
1780
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
1784
November 21, 1784
West Virginia, USA