Looking for information about Matthew Powell born 1810 in Virginia, can you help?

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Hello all, Just beginning my family research. I did the DNA sample with Ancestry.com. In filling out the Powell side of the tree, I have run out of information at Matthew Nelson Powell born 7 Sep 1810 in Virginia and died in Cass County Texas on 15 Jan 1894. I have over 2K family members accounted for elsewhere, but need help in going back further with this man. Any ideas for me now? Thanks in advance. Bobby
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Did Matthew have another wife?

Matthew Powell

 in the Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940

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Name: Matthew Powell
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1842
Marriage Place: Isle of Wight, Virginia
Spouse: Frances H. Thomas
FHL Film Number: 31998
Reference ID: p 362

Frances died in 1874

Frances Hill Powell

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Name: Frances Hill Powell
Maiden Name: Woodley
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1805
Birth Place: Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States of America
Death Date: 4 Mar 1874
Death Place: Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Andrew Woodley
Spouse: Samuel Thomas
Children: Richard Samuel Thomas
Mary Elizabeth Atkinson
William Andrew Crocker
Anna Woodley Williams
Eugenia Woodley Crocker
Roswell Woodley Thomas
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

Mathew Powell

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Name: Mathew Powell
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 167
Microfilm Publication: M602
Thanks, I believe this would not be the Matthew I am looking for as mine was not born till 1810. But I couldn't say that this guy isn't his father though which would be a break through for me.
I haven't found a Francis Hill Powell on this particular branch of the tree. Do you think she is somehow related to my Matthew?
I have Matthew first marrying Nancy Adeline Baker and after she dies in childbirth, he marries her younger sister Mahala. Both of these marriages were in TN.
I'm thinking that Matthew the father married Frances Hill Woodley Thomas  in Virginia. Frances Hill Woodley married Samuel Thomas before she married Matthew the father.

I don't have any proof. I'm just working on a theory here.
Thanks Betty
After looking at Frances, I see she is buried in Isle of Write, VA, same as where she lived; that seems consistent with her. My Matthew married his second wife Mahala a year before your Frances married her Matthew. My side continued to have a plethora of children leading me to think he did not marry Frances a year later. It seems to me to be a case of two Matthew Powells, just that mine had left Virginia before his first marriage and yours was still in south-east Virginia.
I live in Northern VA now and I asked my dad if he had any idea. He told me to ask around the state since I live here. :-) Love that guy...

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