Amanda Powell

25 January 1817–5 February 1880 (Age 63)
Spears, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Powell was born on 25 January 1817, in Spears, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lindsey Coleman Powell, was 40 and her mother, Margaret Carpenter, was 36. She married Henry Carpenter on 7 August 1833, in Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Casey, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 5 February 1880, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Hustonville Cemetery, Hustonville, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Carpenter
Amanda Powell
Marriage: 7 August 1833
Margaret Jane Carpenter
Katharine Carpenter
Adam Carpenter
Catherine Carpenter
Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
Ann Drye Carpenter

Spouse and Children

7 August 1833
Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States


    Margaret Jane Carpenter


    Adam Carpenter



    Katharine Carpenter


    Mary Elizabeth Carpenter


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    James Powell


    John Carpenter POWELL


    Elizabeth Powell


    Sarah Powell


    Edmond Powell


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1818: Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Amandy Carpenter in household of Henry Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Powell in entry for Ann D. Yowell, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Amanda Powell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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