When John Walter Powell was born on 3 October 1857, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jackson Powell, was 37 and his mother, Isabella "Ebbie" Massey, was 28. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Gillie Virginia Roberts. He lived in Oak Ridge, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 6 February 1931, in Oak Ridge Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Stokesdale, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.
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 .
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