Joseph Alvers Powers

Brief Life History of Joseph Alvers

When Joseph Alvers Powers was born in 1808, in Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joseph Powers, was 58 and his mother, Rebecca Stearns, was 41. He married Caroline Amelia Walker in January 1836, in Smith, MD of Lesser Slave River No. 124, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in January 1879, in Durham, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Joseph Alvers Powers
Caroline Amelia Walker
Marriage: January 1836
Freeman Powers
Salina Jane Powers
Hartwell Abner Powers
Joseph Walker Powers
Levi Osgood Powers
Caroline Laura Powers

Sources (13)

  • Joseph Powers, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Joseph, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Joseph Alvers Powers, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire and Lancashire): variant of Power , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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