Sarah Ann Kennedy

23 October 1843–3 September 1881 (Age 37)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann Kennedy was born on 23 October 1843, in North Carolina, United States. She married Gains Banum John Powell on 21 March 1861, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 September 1881, in Wake Forest, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 37.

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Gains Banum John Powell
Sarah Ann Kennedy
Marriage: 21 March 1861
John Wiley Powell
Robert Banium Powell
Susan Anne Frances Powell
Martha Jane Powell
James Thadeus Powell
Seraphina Rata Elizabeth Allen
Phetney Carolina Powell
Alice Rebecca Powell
Henry Amos Powell

Spouse and Children

21 March 1861
Johnston, North Carolina, United States


    John Wiley Powell


    Susan Anne Frances Powell


    Robert Banium Powell




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 10

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 19

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Powell in entry for James S Mangum and Susan A F Powell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sarah Powell in entry for James S Mangum and Susan A F Powell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sarah Powell in entry for Robert B Powell and Susan L Bailey, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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