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