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Elizabeth Powell[1]

Female Abt 1795 - Aft 1838  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Powell 
    Born Abt 1795  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1838  Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12944  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Edward Powell, Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2021 

    Father Mastin J. dna Powell,   b. Abt 1783, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Mary O. "Polly" Carter,   b. Abt 1780, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Bef 1800  Likely Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jarrell/Gerald 'Jackson' Powell,   b. Est 1786, Halifax Co., Virginia or Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840, Yanceville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1816  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eliza, Elizabeth Powell,   b. 11 Dec 1813, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Jane Powell,   b. Abt 1815, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James B. Powell,   b. Abt 1815, Caswell, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. William Jackson Powell,   b. Abt 1820, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. John Mastin Powell,   b. 24 Dec 1824, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1902, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Rebecca Frances Powell,   b. Abt 1829, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Richard Powell,   b. Est 1830, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F4392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina 1885; The Powells of Caswell Co., NC and Halifax, Virginia  NOTE: This memoir is written by Louise Powell; and there is one misstatement 'Elizabeth Powell married her nephew, Jackson.  He was her Uncle, not her nephew.[mfe]
    The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina 1885; The Powells of Caswell Co., NC and Halifax, Virginia NOTE: This memoir is written by Louise Powell; and there is one misstatement "Elizabeth Powell married her nephew, Jackson. He was her Uncle, not her nephew.[mfe]
    CaswellCountyHeritage-1985.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=caswellcounty&id=I15960.
      See The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 139-140 (Article #100 "Family of Jefferson Davis Butler" by Louise Powell Butler). One source gives his death date as 28 June 1831. [see death cert4//7/28] See: Ancestors and Allied Families of Daniel G. and Judith E. McCormick Bowling. This seems incorrect given that his will apparently was written in 1832 and not proved until 1838.
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      North Carolina Division of Archives & History, Caswell County, NC Wills and Inventories, Book N, Page 203: Jarratt Powell's Will
      In the name of God Amen. I Jarrald Powell of the County of Caswell and State of North Carolina do hereby constitute and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament. In the first place I will unto my wife Elizabeth Powell for and during her widowhood - all the lands, Negroes, Stock of all kinds, and personal property of every description and after her marriage or Death to be Equally divided amongst my Seven Children, to wit: Eliza, James, Jackson, Mary Jane, Mastin, Richard and Francis. It is further my will that my said Children have a good plain English Education.
      In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this day of 1832.
      Witnessed by William Hooper
      State of North Carolina, Caswell County } April Court 1838
      The foregoing was confirmed as the noncuperative will of Jarrat Powell as for Verdict of a Jury and Judgement of the Court and Carter Powell was appointed administrator with the will annexed of the said J. Powell deceased he entering into bond with Joshua Powell and John B. Powell his securities in the sum of three thousand dollars for his faithful performance as administrator aforesaid (See the minutes or Journal of April
      7, 1838 for Verdict.)
      Test Paul A. Harelson, Clerk
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      Abstracts of Deeds Dividing the Lands of Jerrald Powell Division of the Land of Jarrald Powell
      North Carolina Division of Archives & History, Caswell County, NC Deeds,
      Book FF Pages 57-58, 13 October 1840
      Abstract: "The above is a correct plat of the land belonging to the estate of Jarrald Powell, deceased with the divisions among the heirs as specified by the commissioners together with the widow's dower as laid off by the Jury." ? after laying off the widows dower 100 acres remained to be divided among the six children [Note: there were 7 children named in the will, including a son Richard Powell who is not included in the division and therefore I assume he had died by 1840.]: Lot 1: 20 acres, James Powell; Lot 2: 24 acres, Francis Powell; Lot 3: 22 acres, Mastin Powell Jr.; Lot 4: 20 acres, Henry Smith and Mary Jane his wife; Lot 5: 20 acres, to "Mastin Powell Sr. who purchased the interest of John Hector? [Horton] and Eliza his wife; Lot 6: 26 acres, William Powell; abutting property includes Carter Powell, Wiley Jones.
      Partition of the lands of Jarrald Powell to survey the dower tract North Carolina Division of Archives & History, Caswell County, NC Deeds, Book EE Pages 381-382, Surveyed 30 August 1839 by Henry Busknell
      Abstract: "The above plat represents a tract of land belonging to the estate of Jarrald Powell, Deceased, situated on the waters of Little Creek in Caswell County and bounded as follows: ?"; abutting property is Samuel Kersey, James Jones, Dr. Wiley Jones, Carter Powell (borders the tract on the N), and Thomas Jeffers; contains 198 54/100 acres; the dower tract is laid off as the SE corner of the tract, containing 66 18/100 acres and "including the mansion house and other necessary buildings?"
      Deed, William J. Powell to Mastin Powell
      North Carolina Division of Archives & History, Caswell County, NC Deeds,
      Book FF Pages 681-682, 15 November 1842
      Abstract: "William J. Powell of the County of Caswell and State of North Carolina of the one part and Mastin Powell of the County of Halifax and State of Virginia "; $50 for "a certain piece of parcel of land lying in the county of Caswell State of North Carolina on the waters of little creek adjoining the lands of him the said Mastin Powell, Elizabeth Powell and others containing by survey twenty six acres "
      William J. Powell
      Witness: Carter Powell, Edwin M. Powell
      Proved by the oath of Carter Powell and ordered recorded 20 March 1843 [Note: The only lot containing 26 acres in the division is lot #6 that went William Powell. The above deed adds the middle initial "J." to the name "William Powell" in the division of lands in the deed in FF 57-58. This allows us to tie the "Jackson Powell" in the will to the "William Powell" in the division in FF 57-58, and to the "William J. Powell" in this deed. This gives us a full name "William Jackson Powell" and by implication this is also the full name of the William J. Powell who is the son of Mastin Powell and who is refered to as "William J. Powell Sr." in Halifax VA deeds (such as Halifax County Virginia Deeds, Book 56, page 61) with "William J. Powell Jr." who is the William J. Powell in this deed.]

      Deed, James B. Powell to Carter Powell
      North Carolina Division of Archives & History, Caswell County, NC Deeds,
      Book EE Pages 522-523, 21 August 1840

      Partial transcript: "James B. Powell of the one part and Carter Powell of the other part both of the County of Caswell and State of North Carolina" "all his right, title and interest present and reversionary in and to a tract of land lying and being in the county of Caswell on the waters of Little Creek adjoining the lands of Dr. Willi Jones, Carter Powell and others and containing one hundred and ninety eight acres be the same more or less which said land descended to him and his five brothers and sisters from his deceased father Jerrald Powell and which they hold subject to the dower of their mother Elizabeth Powell as tenants in common also all his revisionary right title and interest in and to the Negro slaves Emanuel, Vincey and his child Sydney which said slaves were bequeathed by said Jarold Powell to his wife Elizabeth during her widowhood or life and then to his children of whom the said James B. is one as will more fully appear by reference to his will "
      Witness: Samuel C. Cobb Edwin M. Powell
      Registered 20 October 1840