Martin Van Buren Powelson Sr

14 November 1836–17 October 1909 (Age 72)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Martin Van Buren

When Martin Van Buren Powelson Sr was born on 14 November 1836, in Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Powelson, was 24 and his mother, Rachel Conner, was 21. He married Martha A Ornduff on 11 October 1866, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 17 October 1909, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Powelson Sr
Martha A Ornduff
Marriage: 11 October 1866
Rachel A. Powelson
Abraham "Abe" C. Powelson
Ida Powelson
Hiram Milton Powelson
Levi Powelson
John D Powelson
Lucinda Powelson
Martin Van Buren Powelson Jr
Lewis Powelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1866Jefferson, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Jefferson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Jefferson, Iowa, United States
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 24
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    Patronymic from North German or English Powel .

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

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    Sources (54)

    • M V B Powelson in entry for Lewis Powelson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • M V B Powelson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Van Powelson in entry for Louis Powelson and Anna Johnson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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