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Notes for Thomas J POWELL


A Mrs Smith remembered that Thomas J Powell (1798-1861) married Mary Palmer 1818 and had 10 kids from 1819-1836. Their son Wm (1826-1896) married a lady with the last name of Springs. (Could it be Spriggs?)

What were the names of the rest of Thomas' children? The first 8 listed may actually belong to another Thomas Powell, born in PA, as were the children, and still living in Wayne Co, IN in 1850.

Residences & events:

9/25/1850 Harrison Twp, Bartholomew Co, IN. According to the census that year Thomas and Mary were both 53 years old, Thomas was a stonecutter with only $100 in property. Living with them were Rebecca, 18; Elizabeth, 16; and Moses, 15. Son William lived just 2 doors down the street next door to the Spriggs family.

7/4/1860 Harrison Twp, Bartholomew Co, IN. Is it our Thomas and Mary living there? If so, Thomas was 63 years old, a stonecutter, with property worth $11,000/350. Mary was 66.

He told the 1850 census taker he was born in PA, as were Mariah and the first 5 children.
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