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The Tie That Binds

WALTER POWERS: (1) [possibly aka HARDIN]
son of unknown
Born: circa 1790 MD
Died: after 1860 census
Marriage: 1) unknown date
     daughter of


    1. Caroline Lee Powers + William Downs
       b. 1807/8
       d. after 1880 Nelson Co., KY
       m. 1 December 1831 Nelson Co., KY
       Walter Powers consented to marriage
           1. John Marion Downs
              b. 31 December 1833
              d. before 1870 census
           2. Mary Margaret Downs
           3. Elizabeth Downs

Married: 2) 27 April 1813 Nelson Co., KY
     daughter of


    1. John Powers + 1) Eleanor Powers
         b.1812        + 2) Susan Ann Hardy
        m. 1) 3 December 1832 Nelson Co., KY
               Walter Powers signed the bond
        m. 2) 14 September 1843
        [aka Jack] Note: sold his land in 1854
    2. Edward Powers + Nancy Whalen
    3. Matilda Powers + Samuel B. Hardy
        b. c. 1820
        m. 23 August 1837 Nelson Co., KY
            Walter Powers consented
    4. James Hardin Powers + Rebecca Elizabeth Girdley
        b. 14 July 1824 Nelson Co., KY
        d. after June 1893
    5. Eliza Ann Powers + George Washington DeWitt
        b. 1824-30
        m. 19 March 1839 Nelson Co., KY
    6. Stephen Theodore Powers + Mary Ann Evans
        b. 1826 Mill Creek Nelson Co., KY
        d. 1897 buried St. Gregory's Cemetery Nelson Co., KY
        m. 16 February 1847 Nelson Co., KY
    7. Benjamin Robert Powers
        b. 1834 per baptismal register
        baptized: 17 January 1835
        Baptismal register lists Hardin and Eliza as parents
        and date of birth as 1834.
        Question: Is Walter's middle name Hardin?

1820 Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
No enumeration date given
Page: 163, line 5
20020 1002

1830 Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
No enumeration date given
Page: 161A, line 22

1840 Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
No enumeration date given
Page: 191A, line 29

1850 Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
Enumeration date: 2 September 1850 Page: 320B, line 26
Dwelling Family 651 651

1860 Dist. # 2, Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
Enumeration date: 14 July 1860 Page: 67, line 11
Dwelling Family 466 433
Walter Power aged 70, born MD, is living in the home of Thomas Walker age 28, with a Mary Walker aged 55; all others born in KY
How is this family related?

Images of all census records on hand.
According to a Nelson Co., KY Powers researcher [a descendant of James Hardin Powers] no will or probate has been found for Walter Powers.
If you have any information that may help shed light on this family, please contact me at the email address below.
Who are the parents of Walter Powers?

EDWARD POWERS: (2)                                                                     Powers Album
son of Walter Powers and Mary Ann Noble
Born: 9 June 1819 (calculated on age at death 45y8m0d)
Died: 9 February 1865 Scotland Co., MO
Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery   Scotland Co., MO
Married: 17 August 1843 Nelson Co., KY
     daughter of John Whalen and unknown
     Born: July 1827 (per 1900 census) KY IRE IRE
     Died: after 4 June 1900 census
     Burial: unknown


    1. James Powers
    2. Mary Ellen Powers + John Isreal DeWitt
    3. Sarah Powers + Willis Jones Cline
    4. Stephen Thomas Powers
    5. Albert Powers  + Amanda Juliann Georke

1850 District No.1, Nelson Co., KY Federal Census
Enumeration date: 2 September1850   Page: 320B, line 17
Dwelling - Family 650 - 650

1860 not found

1870 Johnson Twp., Scotland Co., MO Federal Census
Enumeration date: July 1870 Page: 461A, line 14
Dwelling - Family 17 - 17
Powers,  James       25 farmer b. KY
   "      ,   Nancy      50 b. KY
   "      ,   M.E. (f)    23 b. KY
   "      ,  Sarah        21 b. KY
   "      ,  S. Thomas 18 b. KY
   "      ,  Albert      11 b. KY

1880 Eureka Twp., Barton Co., KS Federal Census
ED: 347, line 39
Enumeration date: 7 - 8 June 1880
Dwelling - Family 58 - 58
James C. single 37 KY KY KY, Nancy mother, widowed 55 KY IRE IRE, Albert brother, single 22 MO KY KY

1900 Sterling Twp., Rice Co., KS Federal Census
ED: 233, sheet 4, line 70
Enumeration date: 4 June 1900 Page: B
Dwelling - Family 88 - 88
Nancy and son, Albert are boarding in the home of Mary Snediker.  Albert was working as a carpenter. Nancy is listed 72, widowed, she has borne 7 children, 5 children living.

Obituary of Willis Jones Cline
Obituary of Sarah Powers Cline
Death certificate of Sallie Cline
Baptismal records exist at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nelson Co., KY for the first three children of Edward and Nancy Ann Whalen Powers.
1850 census note: Caroline Lee Powers Downs is living in the home of Edward Powers, listed as C. Powers. Caroline is Edward's sister. Caroline Downs is the sponsor for the three children baptized in St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Nelson Co., KY. A copy of the baptismal record is in the Powers Album.

This line is still being researched. If you are a descendant of this line please contact me.

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