Powell Landreth

1828–1 August 1864 (Age 36)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Powell

When Powell Landreth was born in 1828, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Landreth, was 48 and his mother, Martha "Patsy" Burton, was 44. He married Mary F. Spurlin on 7 February 1856, in Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clay, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 1 August 1864, in Larkinsburg Township, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Powell Landreth
1828–1864
Mary F. Spurlin
1839–1926
Marriage: 7 February 1856
William Thomas Landreth
1857–1926
Nathaniel Landreth
1859–1859
Martha Ann Landreth
1861–1936
Albert Landreth
1863–
Sarah E. LANDRETH
1865–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 February 1856
Clay, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    William Thomas Landreth

    Male1857–1926Male

    Nathaniel Landreth

    Male1859–1859Male

    Martha Ann Landreth

    Female1861–1936Female

    Albert Landreth

    Male1863–Male

    Sarah E. LANDRETH

    Female1865–1866Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 11

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern) and Scottish: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Powell Landreth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Powell Landreth in entry for Thomas Landreth and Agnes Smith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Powel Landreth in entry for Thompson O. Leonard and Martha Ann Landreth, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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