Elisha Powell

Brief Life History of Elisha

When Elisha Powell was born on 20 December 1737, in Westbury, Victory, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Patrick Powell Jr., was 44 and his mother, Abigail Hallock, was 32. He married Rachel Ham on 21 July 1766, in New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 February 1824, in Medway, New Baltimore, Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greene, New York, United States.

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Elisha Powell
Rachel Ham
Marriage: 21 July 1766
Mary Powell
Thomas E Powell
Frederick Powell
Abigail Powell
Catherine Powell
Elisha E. Powell
Elizabeth Powell
John E Powell
Margaret Powell
Israel B. Powell
Samuel H. Powell
Henry B. Powell
Oliver Powell

Sources (3)

  • Elisha Powell, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Elisha Powell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elisha Powell, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New York is the 11th state.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

English: variant of Paul or Poole .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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