Larkin W. Powell

5 April 1831–25 November 1859 (Age 28)
Henderson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Larkin W.

When Larkin W. Powell was born on 5 April 1831, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States, his father, William A. Powell, was 28 and his mother, Amelia Dennis, was 22. He married Helen Marr Clay on 30 August 1853, in Gallatin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 25 November 1859, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Henderson, Kentucky, United States.

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Larkin W. Powell
Helen Marr Clay
Marriage: 30 August 1853
Barnett Powell

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30 August 1853
Gallatin, Illinois, United States


    Barnett Powell


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World Events (4)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Larkin Powell in household of William J Powell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Larkin W Powell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Larkin W. Powell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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