Sarah Dendy Powell

Brief Life History of Sarah Dendy

When Sarah Dendy Powell was born on 7 February 1770, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Powell, was 35 and her mother, Martha Dendy, was 35. She married Norvell E Robertson about 1785, in Brooke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 24 October 1842, in Station Creek, Covington, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Collins, Covington, Mississippi, United States.

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Norvell E Robertson
Sarah Dendy Powell
Marriage: about 1785
Jeffery Robertson
Mathew Robertson
Rhoda Robertson
Rev. Norvell E. Robertson
Sarah Jane Robertson
Martha Robertson
Asaph Powell Robertson
Nancy Powell Robertson
Mary Hill Robertson
George Franklin Robertson
Sarah Rachel Robertson

Sources (7)

  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current
  • Mattie Byrd Womble mother of Henry Harrison Womble, descendant of Norval Robertson, in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • Web: Mississippi, Find A Grave Index, 1798-2012

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1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.


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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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