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From: "Jane Foley" <>
Subject: [ALBLOUNT] Descendants of Wiliam Bynum
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:32:37 -0500


Descendants of Wiliam Bynum




Generation No. 1


1. WILIAM1 BYNUM was born Abt. 1690 in Isle of Wright, VA, and died Abt.
1746 in Albemarle, Bertie Precinct, NC. He married MARY FORT Abt. 1720 in
Isle of Wright, VA. She was born Abt. 1690, and died Abt. 1750 in Edgecomb
Co., NC.

Notes for WILIAM BYNUM:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum and Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 142.

(2) "Bynum Families of Blount Co, Alabama", by Bruce A. Jordan, Rt 1 Box 59,
Prairie Hill, TX 76678.

(3) Will was proved in the Edgecombe County Court on 20 May 1746. Court
record is the only record of the will.

!NOTE:

(1) Witnessed the will of his father-in-law, John Fort, on 21 Oct 1724 in
Surry

Co, VA, page 142.





Notes for MARY FORT:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum and Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 268.

(2) "Abstract of NC Wills, 1690-1760", by J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of
State:

Mary Fort is mentioned in will of Richard Fort as sister, Mary Bynum, 6

March 1745, December Court 1746.

(3) The Last Will & Testament of father, John Fort, Surry County, Virginia,
21

October 1725.

(4) "Bynum Families of Blount Co, Alabama", by Bruce A. Jordan, Rt 1 Box 59,
Prairie Hill, TX 76678.






Children of WILIAM BYNUM and MARY FORT are:

i. MARY2 BYNUM.

2. ii. WILLIAM BYNUM, b. 1724, Isle of Wright, VA; d. Pendleton District,
SC.

iii. JAMES BYNUM, b. Abt. 1728.

iv. LUKE BYNUM, b. Abt. 1730, NC.



Generation No. 2


2. WILLIAM2 BYNUM (WILIAM1) was born 1724 in Isle of Wright, VA, and died in
Pendleton District, SC. He married (1) MARY UNKNOWN. He married (2) CYNTHIA
HALLMARK.

Notes for MARY UNKNOWN:

!SOURCE:

(1) 1850 Blount Co, AL Census. Both Rebecca (age 80) and James (age 90) were
enumerated.

(2) "Bynum & Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 151.






Children of WILLIAM BYNUM and MARY UNKNOWN are:

3. i. ISAAC NEWTON3 BYNUM, b. 1755, Orange Co., or Johnson Co., NC; d. Abt.
1841, Jackson Co., AL.

4. ii. JOHN BYNUM, b. 1757, Orange Co., NC; d. 1840, Cannon Co., TN.

5. iii. BENJAMIN BYNUM, b. 1768; d. 1820, Lawrence Co., TN.

6. iv. REBECCA BYNUM, b. 1770, Orange Co. or Johnston Co.,, NC; d. February
04, 1851, Blount Co., AL.

v. JESSE BYNUM, b. 1775, NC; d. 1837, Blount Co., AL; m. JANE BENEFIELD; b.
1775, NC.

Notes for JESSE BYNUM:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum & Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 150.

(2) "Bynum Families of Blount Co, AL", by Bruce A. Jordan, Rt. 1, Box 59,
Prairie Hill, TX 76678.







Generation No. 3


3. ISAAC NEWTON3 BYNUM (WILLIAM2, WILIAM1) was born 1755 in Orange Co., or
Johnson Co., NC, and died Abt. 1841 in Jackson Co., AL. He married CYNTHIA
ELLIS.

Notes for ISAAC NEWTON BYNUM:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum & Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 150.

(2) "Bynum Families of Blount Co, Alabama", by Bruce A. Jordan, Rt 1 Box 59,
Prairie Hill, TX 76678.



!NOTE:

(1) Moved to SC about 1794 and TN about 1807.

(2) Moved to AL before 1820, first to Blount Co then to Jackson Co, where he
died shortly after 1840.

(3) He had five known children by his first wife and others by one or more
later wives.

(4) He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.


Children of ISAAC BYNUM and CYNTHIA ELLIS are:

i. ASA4 BYNUM, b. October 09, 1781, Chatham Co., NC.

ii. REBECCA BYNUM, b. 1782, Chatham Co., NC.

iii. JOHN BYNUM.

iv. JAMES BYNUM, b. Abt. 1789, NC.

v. CYNTHIA BYNUM, b. 1791, Chatham Co., NC.

vi. ISAAC BYNUM, b. Abt. 1805, SC.

4. JOHN3 BYNUM (WILLIAM2, WILIAM1) was born 1757 in Orange Co., NC, and died
1840 in Cannon Co., TN. He married ELIZABETH SEAR.

Notes for JOHN BYNUM:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum & Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 150.






Children of JOHN BYNUM and ELIZABETH SEAR are:

i. WILLIAM4 BYNUM.

ii. GEORGE BYNUM.

iii. PUMPHREY BYNUM, b. 1790.

iv. MILA BYNUM.

v. ELIZABETH BYNUM.

5. BENJAMIN3 BYNUM (WILLIAM2, WILIAM1) was born 1768, and died 1820 in
Lawrence Co., TN.

Notes for BENJAMIN BYNUM:

!SOURCE:

(1) "Bynum & Baynham Families of America 1616-1850", by Robert William
Baird, page 150.


Children of BENJAMIN BYNUM are:

i. ENOCH4 BYNUM.

ii. MARY BYNUM.

iii. WILLIAM BYNUM.

6. REBECCA3 BYNUM (WILLIAM2, WILIAM1) was born 1770 in Orange Co. or
Johnston Co.,, NC, and died February 04, 1851 in Blount Co., AL. She married
JAMES POWELL Abt. 1785 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, son of JOHN
POWELL and ALICE BREWER. He was born September 09, 1759 in Virginia, and
died January 14, 1855 in Blount Co., AL.

More About REBECCA BYNUM:

Burial: Mt. Moriah Cemetary, Blount Co., Alabama

Notes for JAMES POWELL:

An unknown source from the files of Bob Hullett, a descendant of James
Powell, indicates that James Powell was born on September 9, 1759. U.S.
Census records show he was born about 1760 in Virginia. Thomas McAdory Owen
(History of Alamaba and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. IV, Chicago,
1921), using information evidently provided by the Powell family, wrote that
James Powell was married to Rebecca Bynum and that he was the son of John
Jr. and and Alice (Brewer) Powell and the grandson of John Sr. and Mary
(Cromwell) Powell. Mary Cromwell was purported to be a relative of Oliver
Cromwell.

Robert William Baird in his book Bynum and Baynham Families of America
1616-1850 says that Rebecca Bynum was likely a daughter of William and Mary
(?) Bynum and the granddaughter of William and Mary (Fort) Bynum (a family
called Fort by Homer T. Fort, Jr. and Drucilla Stoval Jones records the
history of the Fort family). Citing the writings of James' son George, Baird
writes that James Powell was the son of John Powell and Alice Brewer who
moved into Chathem County, NC from VA. Baird reports that, "James Powell is
found in several North and South Carolina records with Bynums. For example
he witnessed Isaac Bynum's 1794 deed to Travis Risby as well as Benjamin
Bynum's 1809 deed in Pendleton."

Baird reports that the Powell's and Bynum's moved to TN before moving to
Blount County, AL. Baird does an impressive job of recording the migration
pattern of the Bynum, and related families of Fort and Powell through NC
(where U.S. Census records indicate that Rebecca (Bynum) Powell was born) to
Pendleton County, SC where early family records tell us the James' son
George was born.

The date of the estate settlement of James Powell (Blount County, Jan. 19,
1855) indicates that James Powell died at age 95 in late 1854. The estate
settlement was dated March 22, 1859.

All: WFT Vol.1 #1675

POWELL - BLOUNT CO., ALABAMA

James Powell b. 1759 VA, md. Rebecca Bynum

s/o John Powell Jr. (1731-) & Alice Brewer who mig. VA NCChat-

gs/o John Powell Sr. & Mary Sarah Cromwell (d.1731) (md. 1730 VA).

All: The migration trail for this family appears to be:

VABrunswick-; NCOrange/Chatham; SCPendleton; TN probably Rhea; ALBlount.
James Powell (1759VA-) died in Blount

County, Alabama.

John Powell Jr. was married to Alice BREWER and moved probably from VA
Brunswick Co., to Orange/Chatham County,NC.

James and Rebecca Powell left SC after 1810 and moved to TN. When AL was
opened for settlement in 1818 they moved down into Blount Co., AL in Powells
Valley. About 1840-50 they moved to Murphree's Valley just east of Oneonta,
Blount Co., AL. Rebecca died 1851 and Jamed in 1855 and are buried in the
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Blount Co., AL. No markers are on the graves and
we are not sure which is which. There are two graves close together.



The James Powell Family

An unknown source from the files of Bob Hullett, a descendant of James
Powell, indicates that James Powell was born on September 9, 1759. U.S.
Census records record that he was born about 1760 in Virginia. Thomas
Mcadory Owen (History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography Vol.
IV, (Chicago, 1921)), using information evidently provided by the Powell
family, wrote that James Powell was married to Rebecca Bynum and that he was
the son of John Jr. and Alice (Brewer) Powell and the grandson of John Sr.
and Mary (Cromwell) Powell. Mary Cromwell was purported to be a relative of
Oliver Cromwell.

Robert William Baird in his book Bynum and Baynham Families of America
1616-1850 says that Rebecca Bynum was likely a daughter of William and Mary
(?) Bynum and the granddaughter of Wiliam and Mary (Fort) Bynum. [ A Family
Called Fort by Homer T. Fort, Jr. and Drucilla Stoval Jones records the
history of the Fort family.]Citing the writings of James' son George, Baird
writes that James Powell was the son of John Powell and Alice Brewer who had
moved into Chatham County, North Carolina from Virginia. Baird reports that


James Powell is found in several North and South

Carolina records with Bynums. For example he

witnessed Isacc Bynum's 1794 deed to Travis Risby

as well as Benjamin Bynum's 1809 deed in Pendleton".

Baird reports that the Powell's and Bynum's moved to Tennesee before moving
to Blount County, Alabama. Baird does an impressive job of recording the
migration pattern of the Bynum, and related families of Fort and Powell
through North Carolina (where U.S. Census records indicate that Rebecca
(Bynum) Powell was born) to Pendleton county, S.C. where early family
records tell us that James' son George was born.

The date of the estate settlement of James Powell (Blount County, January
19, 1855) indicates that James Powell died at age 95 in late 1854. The
estate settlement dated March 22, 1859 suggests the folllowing children:

1. Mary,

a daughter, who married James Cannon.

2. _________,

a daughter, who married a Silverman and whose children Sheba Reed, Eli
Silverman, Benson Silverman, and Elva Childress received her portion of the
estate.

3. Elva,

a daughter, who married Joel Childress.

4. George, a son.

5. Tilitha,

a daughter, who married Zacheriah Stephens.

6. Green,

a son who was born ca. 1799 in Pendleton, S.C. Green Powell married Martha
(Patsy) Tidmore April 3, 1823 in Blount county, Alabama. Ms. Helen Smith, a
descendant of Green, reports that he moved to Mississippi between 1835 and
1837 and to Texas by 1850 where he settled in Smith County. He later lived
in Bosque County, Texas He died in 1878 in Bosque County, Texas.

7. Gray,

a son, who was born about 1811.

8. Nancy,

a daughter, who married Redding Reed in Blount County on February 3, 1820 .

9. Violanta,

a daughter who was born ca. 1807 and married Allen Reed in Blount County on
August 6, 1821.

10. Litilia (Letty),

a daughter who was born ca. 1809 and married Elias Reed.

All: WFT Vol.1 #1675

POWELL - BLOUNT CO., ALABAMA

James Powell b. 1759 VA, md. Rebecca Bynum

s/o John Powell Jr. (1731-) & Alice Brewer who mig. VA NCChat-

gs/o John Powell Sr. & Mary Sarah Cromwell (d.1731) (md. 1730 VA).

All: The migration trail for this family appears to be:

VABrunswick-; NCOrange/Chatham; SCPendleton; TN probably Rhea; ALBlount.
James Powell (1759VA-) died in Blount

County, Alabama.

John Powell Jr. was married to Alice BREWER and moved probably from VA
Brunswick Co., to Orange/Chatham County,NC.

Note: James Powell and Rebecca Bynum came to Blount County, Ala. about 1818
and settled in Murphreysvalley area.

Note: Another death date for James Powell is December 26, 1854 In Blount
Co., AL. This info came from the DNA Powell website.

Powell DNA Chart

Family Line For Kit # 63970 SC-8


Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Date of Death

Place of Death


James Powell

Sept 9, 1759

Pendleton, SC

Dec 26, 1854

Blount Co., AL


Green Powell

March 1799

Pendleton Dist., SC

1862

Powelldale, Bosque Co., TX


Adam Benson Powell

Feb 15, 1832

Blount Co., Ala

Aug 2, 1905

Plainview , Hale Co., TX


Frank John Powell

October 28, 1860

Towash , Hill Co., Tx

Aug.28, 1948

Odessa, Ector Co., TX


Wid Terry Powell

Jan. 17, 1888

Powelldale, Bosque Co., TX

Jan 19, 1977

San Angelo, TX






More About JAMES POWELL:

Burial: Mt. Moriah Cemetary, Blount Co., Alabama


Children of REBECCA BYNUM and JAMES POWELL are:

i. ELVA4 POWELL, m. JOEL CHILDRESS.

ii. JAMES POWELL, b. Abt. 1786, NC; d. July 28, 1870, Blount Co., AL; m.
MARY MAZIE (MAZDY) MURPHREE, 1807, Pendleton District, SC; b. Abt. 1794, SC;
d. Aft. 1870, Blount Co., AL.

Notes for JAMES POWELL:

Military Service: 10 JAN 1814 Private, War of 1812/Creek Indian War, Battle
of Horseshoe Bend under General Andrew Jackson, Discharged July 14, 1814 2

This marriage may have occurred as late as 1810

from Dickey Powell:

The source of information concerning his earliest years is his wife Mazdy
(Murphree) Powell's widow's pension application in 1871. James had fought in
the War of 1812 (Creek Indian War, 1814). In the application, Mazdy states
that they were married in 1807 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, by
David Murphree. A deposition by Marshall Morton and his wife Elizabeth
stated that they remembered the wedding occasion, but did not attend. They
stated that James and Mazdy were raised in the same neighborhood in
Pendleton District, South Carolina. In a different part of the application,
it is stated that they were married about 1810, but no location is
mentioned.

With James's age being about 13 in 1800, there are two possibilities among
the Heads of Household on the 1800 Pendleton District, South Carolina census
for the father of James: William Powell and Robert Powell, with the most
likely candidate being William. The group of Powells living near one another
were: Abraham, age 45 up; James, age 26-45; James, age 45 up; and William,
age 26-45. Robert Powell, age 45 up, and John, age 26-45, do not appear
connected closely with the other Powells. It appears that there is an
elderly James Powell with his sons nearby, and some of these Powells are
found in earlier records of Chatham County, North Carolina, as is the
Murphree family.

A James Powell is on the 1808 Rhea County tax list. James Powell was the
bondsman to the marriage of Nicholas Powell, Jr., and Jane Robinson in 1810
in Rhea County. Also in Rhea County during this period were Nicholas Powell,
Sr., and Green Powell. A Scott Powell was in the Hiawasee District (Indian
lands) of Rhea County. No definite connection to these Powells has been
made. Nicholas Sr., Jr., and Green all went to Gallatin County, Illinois,
with the Robinson family in 1816. James may belong or be kin to this family.
He did name a son Nicholas.

James Powell was on Rhea County tax lists in 1808, 1809, 1811, 1814, 1816,
1818, 1819, 1821, and 1823, and on the Jury list in 1821.

In 1820, he and James Murphree are witnesses to a deed where William
Murphree (confusion as to whether this is William, Sr., or Jr.) grants land
(4,000+ acres) to his son, Allen Murphree.

In 1828, James was witness to the will of a James Wilson. Research has not
come up with any connection to a James Wilson.

He is listed on the 1830 Rhea census, as is William Murphree. David and
Allen Murphree had already moved to the Blount County, Alabama, area by
1823. William Murphree, whose wife was named Hannah, died between 1830 and
1834.

James had a note against a settlement of Samuel Minnick on February 7, 1832.

James Powell is in Rhea County records as one owing taxes in 1836.

Since James had a son born in 1832 in Tennessee and one married in Blount
County, Alabama, in 1832, the family apparently moved to Blount County,
Alabama, about this time frame. In 1839 he entered a patent on land in
Blount County, Alabama, Section 1, Township 11S, Range 2W (an area which
became part of Cullman County in 1877).

James received bounty land in 1850 for his services in the War of 1812
(Creek Indian War, 1814), which was for 80 acres in Section 4, Township 13,
Range 1W. This parcel was sold to William B. Yielding before 1855.

He applied for bounty land again in 1855, and the pension application states
he received two land warrants.

On March 1, 1858, James entered a cash entry land patent for 80 acres in
Section 23, Township 10S, Range 1W in Blount County (area became Cullman
County in 1877). This location is south of the village Holly Pond near the
Mulberry River (or the Warrior Fork.)

As to James's military service, he was drafted into the East Tennessee
Militia for a term of six months in January 1814 and served until July 1814.
He served under Captain James Berry and was a participant in the Battle of
Horseshoe Bend against the Creek Indians. The overall Commander of the
Troops at the battle was General Andrew Jackson.

No record has not been found of James or any of his sons participating in
the War Between the States. As a matter of fact, the Blount County area
where they resided contained many Union sympathizers, and there was much
stress and fighting among neighbors.

James's family seems to have broken up during the War and scattered to
Mississippi and Arkansas. The 1870 Blount County census shows only James and
Mazdy and a son, William H., still living in the area. James must have lost
his land during the War as he and Mazdy were living at the county poor farm
in 1870.

James and his family are in the Blount County, Alabama censuses of 1840,
1850, 1860, and 1870. He died August 28, 1870, according to Mazdy's widow's
application. Her date of death is not known, nor is either of their burial
places.

James Powell (Sr.) was the great-great-great-grandfather of Dickey L.
Powell.

Sources used by Dickey:

U.S. Census- 1800(SC); 1830(TN); and 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870(AL)

Tax Lists of Tennessee- 1809, 1812, 1819

National Archives- Widow's Pension Application by Mazdy Powell

National Archives- Deposition by Marshall and Elizabeth Morton

Alabama Tories-Hoole

Bureau of Land Management- Washington, D.C.

National Archives- Military Records

Blount County Clerk, Oneonta, AL.- Marriage Records, Books A, B, C.



Marriage 1 Mazdy Murphree b: BET 1790 AND 1794 in South Carolina

Married: 1807 in Pendleton District, South Carolina 1



iii. MARY MARGARET POWELL, b. August 23, 1789, Pendleton District, South
Carolina; d. October 05, 1869, Walker Co., Alabama; m. JAMES CANNON, Abt.
1804, Pendleton District, SC; b. May 16, 1785, Pickens, Pendleton District,
SC; d. January 04, 1873, Walker Co., AL.

Notes for MARY MARGARET POWELL:

Sapp Cemetery, Cullman, AL Exit 292 off I-65, toward Arkadelphia on Hwy 91.
Behind Truck Stop. 1



More About MARY MARGARET POWELL:

Burial: Sapp Cemetery, New Cullman Co., AL

More About JAMES CANNON:

Burial: Sapp Cemetery, New Cullman Co., AL

iv. ABRAHAM W. POWELL, b. Abt. 1790, Pendleton District, SC; d. 1863,
Cullman Co., AL; m. NANCY LOU MULKEY; b. Abt. 1812, GA.

More About ABRAHAM W. POWELL:

Burial: Cullman Co., AL

Notes for NANCY LOU MULKEY:

Had brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, high cheek bones. Loved to
joke, friendly.



v. ALICE POWELL, b. Abt. 1792, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. Bef.
1823; m. JONATHAN SILVERMAN, Bef. 1823, Birmingham, AL; b. 1786, NC.

vi. GEORGE A. POWELL, b. November 11, 1794, Pendleton District, South
Carolina; d. February 05, 1872, Warrior River near Nector, Blount Co.,
Alabama; m. ELIZABETH KIRKSEY DAVIS, 1812, SC; b. January 26, 1795,
Pendleton District, SC; d. 1876.

Notes for GEORGE A. POWELL:

1860 Census Blount County, Alabama pg 37. Owens Dictionary of Alabama
Biography Vol. IV pg 1381.

George Powell was educated in the log house schools of the Pendleton
District and continued his education in a local study club that progressed
through the subject of trigonometry. He read, and later studied, surveying
and geology. After marriage he moved to Blount County AL in 1819 and
acquired lands on Turkey Creek. His parents, and some brothers and sisters
also lived nearby. Because of his knowledge of surveying and geology, he was
able to be of important service to the U.S. Surveyors in the original survey
of the region.

In 1821 he Began to teach. He moved his school about to suit the convenience
of the settlers. He was appointed to survey Blount County and was the county
surveyor for forty years as well as a farmer. He is also said to have
piloted the first flatboat down the Warrior River to Mobile.

In 1838 he continued his studies in geology. His private explorations and
discoveries of mineral deposits attracted the attention of Michael Tormey,
professor of geology and mineralogy at the state university, and he was also
the state geologist. In 1848, Mr. Toumey visited with George and from time
to time cooperated with him in mineral surveys of Blount, Jefferson,
Winston, Walker, Marion, Lawrence and Franklin Counties.

In 1850 he was a member of the Order of the Sons of Temperance and an ardent
prohibitionist. He was a Whig, then a Democrat and a states right man.

In 1855, the Alabama Historical Society was attempting to have the histories
of all Alabama Counties recorded. Professor Toumey, a member of the society,
and acquainted with Powell's abilities, insisted that Powell write the
Blount County history. "Mr. Powell wrote a manuscript under the belief that
he was merely furnishing material to be wrought by another hand into a more
complete shape before publication" (Remininences of Fifty Years,
Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, 1899-1903). Instead, the
society thought it in the best interests of their intent" to publish it
without "changing, to any material extent the original manuscript." At the
annual meeting in Tuscaloosa July 9th and 10th, 1855, the society passed
resolutions "directing the publication of the 'History of Blount County,
written by Mr. George Powell, of Blount, and making George Powell of Blount
County...a life member of this Society with fee remitted."

Headstone of George reads, "Homesite and Grave of George Powell Planter,
trader, historian, geologist, surveyor."

Source: Email on April 8, 1998:

George Powell, pioneer settler and historian of Blount county, was born in
1794, Pendleton District, SC> and died 2-5-1842 at his home on the Warrior
River, sone of James and Rebecca (BYNUM) Powell; great grandson of John, Sr.
and Mary (CROMWELL) Powell of S.C., the latter being a relative of Oliver
Cromwell. He was educated in the log houses schools of Pendleton District
and continued his education by means of a local study club that progressed
through the subject of trigonometry; he read, and lated studied, surveying
and geology. He removed to Alabama in 1819, and acquired lands on Turkey
Creek, Blount County. He rendered important service to the U>S> surveryors
on their original survey of the region. he erected the first grist mill on
Turkey Creek, in all that region. In 1821, he began to teach, adn moved his
school about to suit the convenience of the settlers. He was appointed to
survey Blount county and was county surveyor for forty years. He piloted the
first flat boat down the Warrior River to Mobile. In 1838, he began the
study of geology and his private explorations and discoveries of mineral
deposits attracted the attention of State geologist Toumey, who in 1848
visited him and from that time cooperated with him in mineral surveys of
Blount, Jefferson, Winston, Walker, Marion, Lawrence and Franklin Counties.
In respect for his geological and educational work, in 1855,he was elceted a
life member of the Alabama historical society. In 1850 he was a member of
the Order of the Sons of Temperance, and an ardent prohibitionist. He was a
Whig, then a Democrat and States Rights man. Married in 1812 to Elizabeth,
daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (KIRKSEY) Davis, of Pendleton, S.C.. Children
1. Anthony Wayne 2. Jonathan Winchester, 3. Christopher Columburs, 4. Mary
mdJesse HUGHES, 5. Nancy Kirksey md. Julius TIDMORE, 6. Rebecca Laura, 7.
Lumima Rogers md. Thomas EUBANKS,8. Alice md. Tyler DICKERSON, 9. Violaulta
Elizabeth md. Wilson B. CLOWDUS, of Oneonta, Blount County. Last residence:
Blount County.



Father: James POWELL b: 9 Sep 1759 in VA

Mother: Rebecca BYNUM b: ABT 1769 in Johnson Co., NC

Marriage 1 Elizabeth KIRKSEY

Married: 1812 1

Sources:

Amy E. Garber, P.O. Box 1115, Newport News, VA 23601, 8/10/1998, email






Nectar Congregational Methodist Cemetery

Township 12 South, Range 1 West, Section 27


Location: South of Blountsville on Highway 231 to Cleveland, then three
miles Southwest on Highway 160, Blount County, Alabama

Originally surveyed by Jack V. Horton and Ralph H. Allred of Gadsden,
Alabama on 14 Aug 1964; completely resurved by Robin Sterling 28 Jul 2002

The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 markers located at the front of the
cemetery across the road are for Blount County soldiers not necessarily
buried at Nectar

Powell, George A., 1794 — 1872, [two monuments: hand carved monument and
newer monument]; Blount County Historical Society marker across the road
from the main cemetery: "George Powell (1794 - 1872) Planter, trader,
historian, geologist, surveyor. Gathered authentic data frm early settlers
and Indians for his history of Blount County published in 1855. Made
original survey of Blount County."



According to the 1855 Blount Co., AL census, George had 7 slaves.


The George Powell Family

Excerpt from Forgotten Ancestors copyright 1991 by Kenneth O Sims

George Powell (picture), pioneer settler, historian, and educator of Blount
County, Alabama was born in the Pendleton District of South Carolina in
1794. According to Thomas Mcadory Owen (History of Alabama and Dictionary of
Alabama Biography Vol. IV, (Chicago, 1921)), Powell was the son of James and
Rebecca (Bynum) Powell; the grandson of John Jr. and Alice (Brewer) Powell;
and the great-grandson of John Sr. and Mary (Cromwell) Powell. Mary Cromwell
was purported to be a relative of Oliver Cromwell. He married Elizabeth
Davis, daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (Kirksey) Davis.

Much of the following sketch is from Owen.

George Powell was educated in the log house schools of the Pendleton
District and continued his education in a local study club that progressed
through the subject of trigonometry. He read, and later studied, surveying
and geology. In 1812 he married Elizabeth Davis, the daughter of Jonathan
and Nancy (Kirksey) Davis of Pendleton. He moved to Blount County Alabama in
1819 and acquired lands on Turkey Creek in Blount County. His parents, and
probably some brothers and sisters, also moved to Blount County and lived
nearby. Because of his knowledge of surveying and Geology, he was able to be
of important service to the U.S. Surveyors in the original survey of the
region.

In 1821 he began to teach. He moved his school about to suit the convenience
of the settlers. He was appointed to survey Blount County and was the county
surveyor for forty years as well as a farmer. He is also said to have
piloted the first flatboat down the warrior river to Mobile.

In 1838 he began the study of geology. His private explorations and
discoveries of mineral deposits attracted the attention of Michael Toumey,
Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at the State University and the State
Geologist. In 1848, Mr. Toumey visited Mr. Powell and from time to time
cooperated with him in mineral surveys of Blount, Jefferson, Winston,
Walker, Marion, Lawrence and Franklin Counties.

In 1850 he was a member of the order of the Sons of Temperance and an ardent
prohibitionist. He was a Whig; then a democrat and a states rights man.

In 1855, the Alabama Historical Society was attempting to have the histories
of all Alabama Counties recorded. Professor Toumey, a member of the society,
and acquainted with Powell's abilities, insisted that Mr. Powell write the
Blount County History. "Mr. Powell wrote a manuscript under the belief that
he was merely furnishing material to be wrought by another hand into a more
complete shape before publication" (Remininences of Fifty Years,
Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, 1899-1903). Instead, the
society thought it in the best interests of their intent" to publish it
without "changing, to any material extent the original manuscript". At the
annual meeting in Tuscaloosa July 9th and 10th, 1855, the society passed
resolutions directing the publication of the 'History of Blount County,'
written by Mr. George Powell, of Blount. and making George Powell of Blount
County... a life member of this Societywith fee remitted.

This, the History of Blount County by George Powell, is today the basis for
any historical work done in the county and has itself been re-published
several times by family members and the Blount County Historical Society.

George Powell died at his home on the Warrior River near Nector, Blount
County, Alabama, on February 5, 1872 and is buried at the Nector Cemetery.
The following inscription appears on a roadside marker at the cemetery:


Homesite and Grave

of

George Powell

Planter, trader, historian, geologist, surveyor.

Gathered authentic data from early settlers and Indians

for his History of Blount County, published in 1855.

Made original survey of Blount County.

Owen lists the following children of George Powell:

1. Anthony Wayne,

a son.

2. Jonathan Winchester,

a son.

3. Christopher Columbus,

a son who was born April 26, 1831 in Blount County, Alabama. The following
sketch on Christopher Columbus was taken from Christopher Columbus Powell by
Thomas David Yeilding a great great grandson and is used here with
permission. Please credit Dr. Yielding when using this data.


On March 13, at age 28, Christopher Columbus married Isabella Sapp (the
daughter of

Benjamin Harrison and Harriet Debell (Ringo) Sapp) in Blount County,
Alabama.

Christopher Columbus appears to have followed his father's occupations of
farming,

school teaching and surveying. Dr. Yielding's family tradition has it that
Christopher

Columbus surveyed the first railroad built in Alabama. Christopher Columbus
was

enlisted on January 24, 1863 at Blount springs, Alabama, into Company F,
29th

Regiment, Alabama Infantry by his by his father-in-law who held the rank of
Captain. Probably in

1867, Christopher Columbus and Isabella, with their children moved to Texas
where they

initially settled near Mount Pleasant in the northeastern portion of the
state. In about

1873 or 1874, they moved into Hamilton County, Texas. Family tradition
records

that he taught in the first school created in Hamilton County. He was a
Mason and was

the county surveyor of Hamilton during 1876-78. Christopher Columbus Powell
died in

Hamilton County, Texas where he is buried at the Powell-Brown Cemetery.

4. Mary, (picture)

a daughter who was born February 14, 1818 in the Pendleton District of South
Carolina. In 1819 her family moved to Blount County, Alabama. About 1838 she
married in Blount or Jefferson County to Jesse Hughes (1811). Jesse Hughes
was probably the son or grandson of George and Rhoda (Garrett)Hughes(1769)
Mary C. Powell Hughes died in June, 1882 and is buried in the Bethel
Cemetery in Northeast Jefferson County, Alabama.

5. Nancy Kirksey,

a daughter who married Julius Tidmore

6. Rebecca Laura,

7. Lumima Rogers,

a daughter who married Thomas Eubanks

8. Alice,

a daughter who married Tyler Dickerson

9. Violaulta Elizabeth,

a daughter who married Wilson B. Clowdus, of Oneonta, Blount County.

1870 Census Blountsville, Blount Co., AL Page 3

George is listed as 75 and a county surveyor. His real estate was $1000 and
personal estate $400.

Elizabeth his wife is listed as 73.

Rebecca 35 listed as a domestic servant.

Also a hired hand 19 Samuel Johnson.

More About GEORGE A. POWELL:

Burial: Nectar Cemetary, Blount Co., Alabama

Notes for ELIZABETH KIRKSEY DAVIS:

Nectar Congregational Methodist Cemetery

Township 12 South, Range 1 West, Section 27


Location: South of Blountsville on Highway 231 to Cleveland, then three
miles Southwest on Highway 160, Blount County, Alabama

Originally surveyed by Jack V. Horton and Ralph H. Allred of Gadsden,
Alabama on 14 Aug 1964; completely resurved by Robin Sterling 28 Jul 2002

The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 markers located at the front of the
cemetery across the road are for Blount County soldiers not necessarily
buried at Nectar



Powell, Elizabeth D., 1797 — 1876, [two monuments: hand carved monument says
"Betty"]


More About ELIZABETH KIRKSEY DAVIS:

Burial: Nectar Cemetary, Blount Co., Alabama

vii. TABITHA (POLLY) POWELL, b. February 14, 1796, Pendleton District, South
Carolina; d. August 08, 1872, Fulton, MS; m. ZACHARIAH D. STEPHENS.

More About TABITHA (POLLY) POWELL:

Burial: Fulton, MS

More About ZACHARIAH D. STEPHENS:

Burial: Fulton, MS

viii. GREEN BERRY POWELL, b. March 1799, Pendleton District, South Carolina;
d. 1862, Powelldale, Bosque Co., Texas; m. MARTHA (PATSY) TIDMORE, April 02,
1823, Blount Co., or Jefferson Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1803; d. Abt. 1881,
Bosque Co., Texas.

ix. VIOLANTA POWELL, b. 1803, Pendleton District, South Carolina; d. Aft.
1880, Blount Co., AL; m. ALLEN REID, July 31, 1821, Blount Co., Alabama; b.
1797, SC.

More About VIOLANTA POWELL:

Burial: Cullman Co., AL

More About ALLEN REID:

Burial: Cullman Co., AL

x. NANCY POWELL, b. September 18, 1805, Pendleton District, South Carolina;
d. Walker Co., AL; m. REDDING REID, February 03, 1820, Blount Co., or
Jefferson Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1795; d. Abt. 1835, Walker Co., AL.

More About NANCY POWELL:

Burial: North of Bremen, Cullman Co., AL

More About REDDING REID:

Burial: North of Bremen, Cullman Co., AL

xi. LETITIA ELIZABETH POWELL, b. Abt. 1806, Pendleton District, South
Carolina; m. ELIAS REID, February 24, 1824, Blount Co., AL.

More About LETITIA ELIZABETH POWELL:

Burial: Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery

More About ELIAS REID:

Burial: Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Marriage Notes for LETITIA POWELL and ELIAS REID:

Powell, Letia; Reid, Elias; 24 Feb 1824; Volume A, page 68 Blount Co., AL





xii. GRAY B. POWELL, b. 1809, Blount Co., AL; d. February 05, 1872, Blount
Co., AL; m. (1) BETSY DAVIS; m. (2) MANILA BRINDLEY, October 04, 1827,
Blount Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1810, Franklin Co., GA; d. 1842, Blount Co.,
AL.

Marriage Notes for GRAY POWELL and MANILA BRINDLEY:

Powell, Gray B.; Brindley, Manila M.; 4 Oct 1827; Volume A, page 210 Blount
Co., AL





xiii. ABRAHAM W. POWELL, b. Abt. 1810, SC; d. Abt. 1863, Cullman Co., AL; m.
(1) SARAH; b. Abt. 1812, SC; m. (2) ELEANOR, Abt. 1848; b. Abt. 1824, AL; d.
Aft. 1850, Blount Co., AL.



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