Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for Simon POWELL


Residences & events in his life:

1830 Jackson Twp, Wayne Co, IN. At census time Simon was 20-30 years old and had living with him 1 female under 5 and 1 at 15-20. In the same area was James Powel, same age.

Shelby Co, IL. The date of the move is unknown.

1830 Vermilion Co, IN. Probably due to Indian unrest, he wisely moved the family back to safer ground, avoiding the full fledged uprising in 1832 which killed the father-in-law of brother, Moses. There was a Lewis Miller living there who was probably the family friend for whom Simon named one son.

Shelby Co, IL. From the parties at law:

Elder & Dasey Plaintiffs agains Limon Powel and John Doude action on note $13.08
6/27/1837 Sums Issued Isaac Walker
7/8/1837 Returned Judgment Pit for 13.90 68 3/4 75
8/5/1837 Execution Issued I Walker

12/28/1838 Shelby Co, IL, was his residence when he purchased 40 acres of public land located at S13 T13N R05E, PM3 for $1.25/acre = $50.

Shelby Co, IL. Again from the parties at law:

1/17/1839 Simon Powel vs Joshua Patterson action on account $53.00
1/17/1839 Sums Issued to I Walker Con(stable)
1/24/1839 Returned Executed by I Walker
parties met and dismissed at the Plaintiffs cost $1.00
Constables cost of $2.50
2 witness claimed 1
L Patterson and Sanford Green WG Haydon JP
Execution Issued to I Walker
3/9/1839 Returned satisfied

1840 Vermilion Co, IN. He and several other relatives were still in IN and counted in the census.

1849 IN was still the family residence when daughter Izabell was born if census takers correctly recorded her birthplace.

9/20/1850 Knob Twp, Shelby Co, IL. At census time he was a 41 year old farmer but had no property and was living next door to brother Moses. He had a large family which included wife Anna, 38; Madison, 18; Jane, 20; Rubin, 16; Mary, 14; Lewis, 12; Andrew, 10; Alonzo, 9; Martin, 7; Mariah, 5; Simon, 3; and Izabell, 1.

1/12/1857 Moultrie Co, IL. He was chosen Superintendent of Public Instruction.

1860 Pana, Christian Co, IL, was his residence in the census with 2nd wife, Cassandra. Why were the last 5 children living alone at Taylorville?

1870 Was he the 61 year old Simon Powell, born KY, living with M L Powell, 38, at Centropolis, Franklin Co, KS. Also living there was Simon J Powell, 24, born IL.
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