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Bigger G. Powell[1, 2, 3]

Male 1809 - 1883  (74 years)


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  • Name Bigger G. Powell 
    • Named for his Grandmother, Susannah Bigger; Daughter's obit say B. G. Powell
    Born 16 May 1809  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1883  Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Powell Family Cemetery Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I12945  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Edward Powell, Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2018 

    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 Gillie/Gilley Whitlock Lipscomb,   b. Abt 1813, Halifax Co., VA or Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jun 1829  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • !MARRIAGE:Details: The Heritage of Caswell County,
      North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at
      138-139 (Article #99 "Fa, Details: The Heritage of
      Caswell County, North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow,
      Editor (1985) at 138-139 (Article #99 "Fa
    Children 
     1. William B. Powell,   b. 1831, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Harriett Elizabeth Powell,   b. 12 May 1831, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1922, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. Jarrel Powell,   b. 31 Mar 1834, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1928, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +4. James Clement Powell,   b. 2 May 1838, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1923, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Henry Edward Powell,   b. 30 Apr 1839, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1914, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Sarah Jane Barksdale 'Sallie' Powell,   b. 12 Jun 1840, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1933, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     7. Mary Catherine Powell,   b. 28 Sep 1844, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1917, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Minerva W. 'Mervie' Powell,   b. 1848,   d. 20 Jul 1928, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Mastin Powell,   b. 1860, Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F4390  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
    The Charlotte Observer-Nov 3, 1883, Article about Bigger Powell's Death
    The Charlotte Observer-Nov 3, 1883, Article about Bigger Powell's Death
    bigger powell-opium.jpg
    Obituary for Bigger Powell from the Raleigh Christian Advocate.
    Obituary for Bigger Powell from the Raleigh Christian Advocate.
    powell-bigger (obit).jpg
    Jarrel Powell Death Certificate
    Jarrel Powell Death Certificate
    Jarrel Powell death certificate.jpg

    Histories
    Descendants of Jarold Powell
    Descendants of Jarold Powell
    descendantsofjarroldpowell.pdf
    Bigger (Biggus?) Powell
    Bigger (Biggus?) Powell
    The Raleigh News
    Feb 22, 1879

  • Notes 
    • 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Bigers Powell
      Age: 43
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Person, North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Bigers Powell 43
      Gilly Powell 37
      William B Powell 19
      Jerald Powell 16
      Thomas B Powell 14
      James C Powell 12
      Henry E Powell 10
      Sarah Powell 8
      Mary C Powell 6
      Minerva W Powell 0

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Bigger Powell
      Home in 1880: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 71
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Gilly
      Father's birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's birthplace: Virginia
      Occupation: Farmer
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Bigger Powell 71
      Gilly Powell 68
      Mineroor Powell 30
      Mastine Powell 25


      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ca
      swellcounty&id=I4036
      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Bigers Powell
      Age: 43
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Person, North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Bigers Powell 43
      Gilly Powell 37
      William B Powell 19
      Jerald Powell 16
      Thomas B Powell 14
      James C Powell 12
      Henry E Powell 10
      Sarah Powell 8
      Mary C Powell 6
      Minerva W Powell 0

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Bigger Powell
      Home in 1880: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 71
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Gilly
      Father's birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's birthplace: Virginia
      Occupation: Farmer
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Bigger Powell 71
      Gilly Powell 68
      Mineroor Powell 30
      Mastine Powell 25

      Early ancestors of Louise Powell Butler
      My great-great-great-grandparents on my gg grandfathers'
      side were Mastin Powell and Mary called "Polly" Carter. He
      was a settler, tavern keeper, owener of a race track and
      slaves. They resided about 8 miles below Milton, NC on
      Powell Creek, Halifax Co., VA now Turberville. They had
      nine children:
      > Carter, 5/6/1800-10/26/1857, married Sarah Bates Moore,
      1/31/1804-10/21/1877, 6/22/1822; Elizabeth married Gerald
      Powell, her uncle, 12/24/1816;
      Biggers married Gillie Lipscomb, 6/16/1829;
      John Bibb married Nancy Carter;
      Nancy T. married Richard Carter;
      Mary Ann married Green Carter;
      William Jefferson married Elizabeth Allen Carter;
      Susan married Jackson "Jack" her nephew;
      Harriett I. married, 1st Joseph Yarbrough and, 2nd, Henry
      Laws. Most of their children settled in and around
      Caswell County, NC and Danville, VA Source: Information
      from Uncle Walter B. Powell, Great Aunt Fleetwood Powell,
      Stanfield Family Bible, paper written by Charlie Stanfield
      to Uncle Walter B. Powell and wills.
      > > > >
      > > > > END of EXTRACTION

      !NAME:Details: The Heritage of Caswell County, North
      Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at
      138-139 (Article #99 "Fa, Details: The Heritage of
      Caswell County, North Carolina
      , Jeannine D. Whitlow,
      Editor (1985) at 138-139 (Article #99 "Fa

      !BIRTH:Details: href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncccha/pdf/holt/descendantsof
      richardholtII.pdf">Descendants of Richard Holt II by Jay,
      Details: href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncccha/pdf/holt/descendantsof
      richardholtII.pdf">Descendants of Richard Holt II by Jay
    • Estate of Mastin Powell, 1848 - Halifax Co. VA


      Abstracts of the Probate Records of the Estate of Mastin Powell
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 157-158,
      November Court 1848

      Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Martson Powell

      Dated 14 December 1848; inventory by George P. Richardson, James Edwards,
      Edward Moore
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 171-172,

      December Court 1848
      The Estate of Marston Powell, deceased in account with Isaac Satterfield
      list of various expenses to include:
      To cash paid Mary Powell keeping Daphne $120
      To cash paid William J. Powell $24.31
      To cash paid Richard H. Carter $9.48
      To cash paid Biggers Powell $9.48
      To cash paid Mastin Powell Jr. $4.45 [Note: This could be "Martin" not
      "Mastin"]

      and at the end on 31 October 1848 a list that looks mostly like a distribution of proceeds to heirs:
      To cash paid Carter Powell $574.60
      To cash paid Harriet Yarbrough $579.60
      To cash paid Green Carter $549.60
      To cash paid Elizabeth Powell $494.60
      To cash paid Richard H. Carter $529.60
      To cash paid Carter Powell $6.59
      To cash paid Armistead Moore $19.19
      To cash paid Biggers Powell $114.60
      To cash paid William J. Powell $128.60
      To cash paid Susan Powell $614.60

      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 130-134,
      October Court 1848
      Account of the sale of Mastin Powell, deceased the 24th of November 1846
      William J. Powell purchases:
      one lot staves $2.50
      368 feet plank @0.35 $1.28
      Negro girl Lucy $170.00
      Negro child Nicholas $111.50
      Negro girl Margaret $275.00
      1 black pointed heifer $3.70
      1 small calf $1.70
      1 lot potatoe seed, 1 loom $1.25
      1 writing desk $0.50
      Purchasers are:
      Richard Carter Sr.
      Carter Powell
      William J. Powell
      Edward Moore
      Richard Oliver Sr.
      Biggers Powell
      Thomas Owen
      Miss Susan Powell
      Mrs. Harriet Yarbrough
      William Farmer
      Biggers Carter
      John F. Lawson
      Turner Carter
      Phillip P. Vass
      Albert and John Satterfield, executors
      Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
      Samuel Carter
      Alberty Satterfield
      Alexander Cunningham
      William Hamblett
      Turner D. White
      Mark M. Stanfield
      William J Carter
      James Edwards
      William C. Cumbee
      Aley Austin
      Clement Lipscomb
      Armistead Moore
      Charles H. Mosley
      John N.? Satterfield
      Edward Bass
      Greensby Carter
      Isaac Satterfield
      Mrs. Mary Powell
      Nathaniel Watkins

      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #23 pages 268-269,
      July Court 1851
      The Estate of Marstin Powell in account Current with Isaac Satterfield administrator:
      [This list includes several distributions of equal amounts of money to what
      appears to be the hiers:]
      Dec 8, 1848 William J. Powell $40.00
      Dec 8, 1848 Harriet Yarbrough $40.00
      Dec 8, 1848 Susan Powell $40.00
      Dec 15, 1848 Greenberry Carter $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Richard H. Carter $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Carter Powell $40.00
      Dec 18, 1848 Carter Powell, adm. $40.00
      Dec 20, 1848 Biggers Powell $40.00

      In Sept-Oct 1849, $45.83 is distributed to the same list.

      In March 1850, $52.91 is distributed to the same list.



      Submitted by Steve Carson

      **********************************************************

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Obituary.

    2. [S47] Newspaper Article.

    3. [S120] Court Records.
      Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #22 pages 130-134,
      October Court 1848
      Account of the sale of Mastin Powell, deceased the 24th of November 1846
      William J. Powell purchases:
      one lot staves $2.50
      368 feet plank @0.35 $1.28
      Negro girl Lucy $170.00
      Negro child Nicholas $111.50
      Negro girl Margaret $275.00
      1 black pointed heifer $3.70
      1 small calf $1.70
      1 lot potatoe seed, 1 loom $1.25
      1 writing desk $0.50
      Purchasers are:
      Richard Carter Sr.
      Carter Powell
      William J. Powell
      Edward Moore
      Richard Oliver Sr.
      Biggers Powell
      Thomas Owen
      Miss Susan Powell
      Mrs. Harriet Yarbrough
      William Farmer
      Biggers Carter
      John F. Lawson
      Turner Carter
      Phillip P. Vass
      Albert and John Satterfield, executors
      Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
      Samuel Carter
      Alberty Satterfield
      Alexander Cunningham
      William Hamblett
      Turner D. White
      Mark M. Stanfield
      William J Carter
      James Edwards
      William C. Cumbee
      Aley Austin
      Clement Lipscomb
      Armistead Moore
      Charles H. Mosley
      John N.? Satterfield
      Edward Bass
      Greensby Carter
      Isaac Satterfield
      Mrs. Mary Powell
      Nathaniel Watkins

    4. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=powell&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1884&GSdyrel=before&GSst=29&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=143163886&df=all&.