Piercy Powell

12 October 1813–1875 (Age 61)
Montgomery, Georgia, United States

The Life of Piercy

When Piercy Powell was born on 12 October 1813, in Montgomery, Georgia, United States, her father, Sampson Powell Jr., was 25 and her mother, Laetitia Barfield, was 18. She married Lewis C. Davis in 1825, in Johnson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Emanuel, Georgia, United States in 1850. She died in 1875, in Johnson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Oaky, Effingham, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis C. Davis
Piercy Powell
Marriage: 1825
James Allen Davis
Sally or Mary Davis
Martha Davis
Sampson Davis
George Carter Davis
Viannah Davis
Charlotte Lottie Davis
Jordan Francis Davis
Bennett Davis
Julie Ann or Judy Anne Davis
Lewis Jefferson Davis
Andrew Emanuel Davis

Spouse and Children

Johnson, Georgia, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Lewis Davis Elias Powell





    Calvin Green Powell Sr.


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

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

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Piercy Davis in household of Lewis Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Piercy Powell in entry for Charlotte Mayo, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Piercy Powell Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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