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Joseph L Powell

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Hardy, West Virginia, United States
Death: November 4, 1845 (61)
Sugar Grove, Menard County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Powell and Sarah Powell
Husband of Sarah Powell
Father of Thirza Powell; John Alkire Powell; Noah Powell; Alfred Powell; Suzanna Powell and 10 others
Brother of Abel Powell and Samuel P Powell
Half brother of Mary Powell

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About Joseph L Powell

From Atlas of Madison County by J.A. Caldwell, Condit, Ohio (1875) This is the south-east township of the county, and bounded on the south by Fayette County, east by Pickaway County, north by Fairfield and Oak Run, west by Range Townships. The village of Mt. Sterling is in the south east, is a place of considerable business, and in a good farming and stock growing country. This township is well watered by Deer Creek, Bradford's Fork, Sugar Creek, Mud run and Opossum Run, and it has a great many fine springs. A few of the Pioneers of this township [sic]. The first settlement of this section was commenced as early as 1808 by Wm. Woods, James Hughey, the Martin family, Courtney Tanner, John Pheves, John Matle, a tanner by trade, and John Oxford, the latter who settled at the mouth of Oppossum Run, and in 1809, John Robison who came from Tennessee with his brothers Wm. and Thomas Robison, who first settled about three miles north of where Mt. Sterling now stands, Mr. John Robison was born February 1793, and is still living at the age of 83, enjoying reasonably good health. The same year Messrs. Isaac and John Alkire, John J. Smith, Esq., Joseph and Samuel Powell, John and Abner Riddle and others. The first mill was built by John Alkire, a small log one, John J. Smith, Esq., rebuilt the same with a good substantial frame building. This township like the rest of the county, was oak openings and prairies, and was covered with sedge grass, which made it a good place for herding cattle in the early settlement of this part of the county. This township is well improved by good substantial farm residences, and a fair prospect of a railway from the mineral regions of southern Ohio towards the northwest. Surveying commenced here as early as 1796.

Joseph Powell info The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois Joseph and Samuel Powell, two brothers and brothers-in-law to Leonard Alkire, came about 1825. They were from Ohio here, but natives of the Old Dominion. They raised large families, finally died here, and their families scattered and moved away, some of them to Fulton County, and some to the State of Oregon.

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Joseph L Powell's Timeline

February 13, 1784
Hardy, West Virginia, United States
June 28, 1805
Age 21
February 20, 1807
Age 23
Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, United States
September 24, 1808
Age 24
Champaign County, OH, USA
July 10, 1810
Age 26
Xenia, Greene County, OH, USA
March 10, 1812
Age 28
Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, United States
October 23, 1813
Age 29
November 3, 1815
Age 31
February 19, 1817
Age 33
Champaign, Ohio, United States