William Powell

Maleabout 1818–from 1819 to 1908

Brief Life History of William

When William Powell was born about 1818, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Littleberry Powell, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Ann Kerr, was 36. He died from 1819 to 1908.

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Family Time Line

Littleberry Powell
1783–1865
Sarah Ann Kerr
1783–1849
Mary Asbury Powell
1808–1883
Joel Pace Powell
1810–1900
Permelia Powell
1816–1910
William Powell
1818–1908
Clarissa Ann Powell
1820–1914
Samuel S Powell
1812–1890
Joel Parker Powell
1817–1888
Benjamin Rhoten Powell
1819–1870
James A. Powell
1836–1904

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    World Events (3)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 0

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    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 2

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

    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 Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

    English: variant of Paul or Poole .

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

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