James Carroll Power

17 August 1817–24 September 1896 (Age 79)
Madison, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Carroll

James Carroll Power was born on 17 August 1817, in Madison, Alabama, United States as the son of Power and Elizabeth Power. He married Nancy Barnett about 1843, in Panola, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas, United States in 1870 and Parker, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 24 September 1896, in Whiteflat, Motley, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Whiteflat Cemetery, Whiteflat, Motley, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Carroll Power
Nancy Barnett
Marriage: about 1843
Sarah Elvira Power
William Edward Power
James Hardin Power
Rufus M. Power
John Hamilton Power
Nancy V. Power
Cynthia Eunice Power

Spouse and Children

about 1843
Panola, Mississippi, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Power




World Events (8)

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. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 2

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Leinster and Munster) and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Pois, a place in Picardy (said to have been named with Old French pois ‘fish’ because of its well-stocked river), from Old French Pohier ‘native of Pois’.2 English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English, Old French povre, poure ‘poor’ (Latin pauper). Woulfe gives this also as the meaning of the Norman Irish name, which in early records is found as le Poer, believing it to be a nickname for someone who has taken a vow of poverty.

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

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Story Highlight

Minutes of Parker County Baptist Association August 23 1894; Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Commenced in its 9th annual season with the Ash Creek Baptist Church at Azle, Texas Sang "How Firm a Foundation Ye Saints of the Lord" Prayer by Elder J. C. Powers (age 77, died 2 years later) On the …

Sources (3)

  • J C Powers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James C Power, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J C Power, "United States Census, 1870"

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