John Walter Powell

Male3 October 1857–6 February 1931

Brief Life History of John Walter

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.

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John Walter Powell
Gillie Virginia Roberts
Charles Harris "Charlie" Powell
John Fletcher Powell
Etta Isabel Powell
James Wright Powell
William Payne Powell

Sources (19)

  • John W. Powers in household of Jackson Powers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Powell in entry for Charles H Powell and Bettie Flinn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John W Powell, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 5

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 20

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

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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