Calvin Powell Jr

26 March 1792–14 June 1871 (Age 79)
Strafford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Calvin

When Calvin Powell Jr was born on 26 March 1792, in Strafford, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Calvin Powell, was 27 and his mother, Speedy Davis, was 20. He married Clarisa Richardson on 16 August 1813, in Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Linn, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1860 and Benton, Oregon, United States in 1870. He died on 14 June 1871, in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Union Cemetery, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Powell Jr
Clarisa Richardson
Marriage: 16 August 1813
Calvin Powell
Rev Charles Wesley Powell
Clarissa Powell
Samuel Thomas Powell
Russell Bartholomew Powell
Susan Laurilla Powell
Rhuey Ann Powell
Lucretia Amelia Powell
Joseph Ambrose Powell
Giles Bruce Powell
Elvira Wood Powell
Jane M Powell
Edwin J. Powell

Spouse and Children

16 August 1813
Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 26

Illinois is the 21st state.

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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Gravesite Mount Union Cemetery Philomath Oregon

Birth: Mar. 26, 1792 Death: Jun. 14, 1871 Strafford Orange County Vermont, USA Calvin and Clarissa travelled from New York to Ohio, and then to Illinois before settling in Oregon. Their son and daugh …

Sources (3)

  • Calvin Powell in household of Russell B Powell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Powell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Calvin Powell, "United States Census, 1850"

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