John Alvin Powers

about 1821–30 October 1881 (Age 60)
Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John Alvin

When John Alvin Powers was born about 1821, in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathan Powers, was 23 and his mother, Rhoda C Butterfield, was 23. He married Lucy Jane Conant on 24 September 1846, in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 30 October 1881, in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John Alvin Powers
Sarah Lucinda Spaulding
Marriage: 1 February 1862
Ella Maria Powers
Frank Walter Powers
Fred Cooke Powers

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Lucinda Spaulding


1 February 1862
Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Ella Maria Powers


    Frank Walter Powers


    Fred Cooke Powers


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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 12

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John A Powers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John A Powers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J A Powers in entry for Frank W Powers, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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