Descendants verified his marriages to Emily Hancock and Eliza Parker only. Need to find the correct James Powell for his other spouses.
Residences & events:
1830 Jackson Twp, Wayne Co, IN. At census time James was 20-30 years old and had living with him 1 female aged 15-20. Next door neighbors were William Felton and Samuel Miller. In the same township were William Hawkins and Simon Powell.
9/18/1835 Indiana was still his place of residence when he bought 2 plots of land in Vermilion Co, IL. He bought 325.69 acres, at S2, T18N, R12W, PM2, for $1.25/acre from a federal sale for a total of $407.12 and another 80 acres, at S20, T19N, R12W, PM2, for the same price from a section sale, a total of $100.
1837 Perry Twp, Wayne Co, IN. James and his family were among the 1st members of the United Brethren Church.
8/20/1850 Hamilton Twp, Delaware Co, IN. The census taker found him as a 42 year old blacksmith with property worth $200. Wife Emily was 37 and they had the following children: Elvira, 18; Sarah, 16; Vashti, 14; William, 12, Mary, 10; Enos, 8; John, 6; Emily, 4; and Samuel, 6 mo. Next door neighbors were the Greenes and Doudens.