Joseph Alvers Powers

Male1808–January 1879

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, 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 (12)

  • Joseph Powers in entry for Hartwell A Powers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Joseph in entry for Henry Adams and Selina Jane Powers, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Joseph Powers in entry for Caroline Breen, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1836Smith, Lesser Slave River No.124, Alberta, Canada
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 4

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

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    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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