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Sarah Catherine (Hill) Powell (1857 - 1948)

Sarah Catherine Powell formerly Hill
Born in Union, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 20 Oct 1878 in Union County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Franklin, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Apr 2017 | Last significant change: 15 Feb 2021
17:41: Peggy (Berntson) McMath edited the Biography for Sarah Catherine (Hill) Powell (1857-1948). (Adding sources. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918) [Thank Peggy for this]
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Biography

Sarah Catherine (Hill) Powell [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] was born on January 22, 1857 in Union, Tennessee, United States. [2] Her parents were John Daniel Hill Sr. (1804 - 1881) and Mary (McNeil) Hill (1810 - 1897).

Her sister was Nancy L (Hill) Waggoner (1837 - 1921).

Sarah married William Rice Powell (1843 - 1909) on October 20, 1878 in Union County, Tennessee. [2][6][7]

Their children were:

  1. Ollie (Powell) McMath (1879 - 1965) [9]
  2. Mary V Powell [2]
  3. Myrtle I Powell [2]
  4. Willie K Powell (b.12 April 1889) [2][3][4][5][6]
  5. Arthur A Powell [2][3]
  6. Luther L Powell [2][3][8]
  7. Earl Hill Powell b 24 Oct 1897 [2][3][4][10]

Sarah died on April 28, 1948 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States aged 91.

Timeline

1878 Marriage20 Oct 1878Age 21Union, Tennessee, United States W R Powell and S C Hill registered for marriage and were bound on 16 October 1878. They were married four days later on 20 October 1878 by J N Yadon, Minister of the Gospel.[7]
1880 Census24 June 1880Age 23District 13, Grainger, Tennessee, United States Sarah (23) was living with her widowed mother-in-law Jane Powell in Grainger, Tennessee. Also in the home were Janes son William, daughters Sarah A, Mary, Loucinda; and her own daughter Ollie. William was farming and the women were all listed as keeping house. [1]
1889 Birth of Daughter12 April 1889Age 33Charleston, Tennessee, United States Willie Kate Powell was born 12 April 1889 in Charleston, the daughter of William Rice Powell and Sarah C (Hill). Both were living in Charleston. Father was a farmer and mother was a housewife. She was Sarah's 4th child. Birth was registered 2-26-1942 in Cleburne county, Arkansas by Sarah.[6]
1900 Census23 June 1900Age 43Donald, Franklin, Arkansas, United States Sarah was living with her husband William R Powell, 3 sons and 3 daughters as well as boarder Arthur Cone. They had been married 21 years and all 7 of their children were living. All of them could read, write, and speak English. All but the youngest two children were attending school. They owned their farm, free of mortgage.[2]
1910 Census21 April 1910Age 53Donald, Franklin, Arkansas, United States Sarah was the widowed head of household, living on their owned farm, free of mortgage, with daughter Willie and sons Arthur, Luther, and Erlie, all single. One of her seven children had died. She was listed as a farmer and her sons as laborers on their home farm.[3]
191812 Sep 1918Age 61Charleston, Franklin, Arkansas, United States Mrs. S. C. Powell was nearest relative (mother) when her son Earl registered for the World War I draft.

Earl Hill Powell lived with her at Route 3, Charleston, Franklin, Arkansas. At age 20, he was a student. His date of birth was 24 Oct 1897. He was a white native-born citizen, tall, medium build, brown eyes, black hair and no obvious physical disqualifications. [10]

19196 July 1919Age 62Richmond, KY Pvt. Luther L Powell listed his mother, Mrs. Sarah Powell to be notified in case of emergency. Address 249 Collens St, Richmond, KY on 6 July 1919 as he shipped out from New York on the Belgic. He was in Company C of 52nd Infantry Brigade, 6th Division. [8]
1920 Census16 January 1920Age 62Donald, Franklin, Arkansas, United States Sarah was the widowed head of household, living with daughter Willie Kate Powell and son Earl H Powell. She was listed as the farm manager and Earl was the farmer. Luther and his wife Nellie were living next door with their toddler daughters Mary and Lucera. Both families owned their home. [4]
1930 Census21 April 1930Age 73Donald, Franklin, Arkansas, United States Sarah was living with her unmarried daughter Willie K on their farm, where Sarah is still listed as a farmer. They apparently did not own a radio. [5]

Research Notes

[1]1880 United States Federal Census:

Name:Sarah C. Powell
Age:23
Birth Date:Abt 1857
Birthplace:Tennessee
Home in 1880:District 13, Grainger, Tennessee, USA
Dwelling Number:3
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Daughter-in-law
Marital Status:Married
Father's Birthplace:Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace:Tennessee
Occupation:House Keeping
Household Members
NameAge
Jane Powell60
William Powell37
Sarah A. Powell35
Mary Powell33
Loucinda Powell31
Sarah C. Powell23
Ollie Powell 2 months

[2]1900 United States Federal Census:

Name:Sarah C Powell
Age:43
Birth Date:Jan 1857
Birthplace:Tennessee, USA
Home in 1900:Donald, Franklin, Arkansas
Sheet Number:7
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:123
Family Number:125
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Wm R Powell
Marriage Year:1879
Years Married:21
Father's Birthplace:Tennessee, USA
Mother's Birthplace:Tennessee, USA
How many children:7
Attended School:0
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
Household Members
NameAge
Wm R Powell57
Sarah C Powell43
Mary V Powell18
Myrtle I Powell15
Willie K Powell11
Arthur A Powell7
Luther L Powell5
Earlie Powell2
Arthur C Cone21

[3]1910 United States Federal Census:

Name:Sarah Powel
Age in 1910:53
Birth Year:abt 1857
Birthplace:Tennessee
Home in 1910:Donald, Franklin, Arkansas
Street:Paris & Ft Smith Road
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Widowed
Father's Birthplace:Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace:Tennessee
Native Tongue:English
Occupation:Farmer
Industry:General Farm
Employer, Employee or Other:Employer
Home Owned or Rented:Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:Free
Farm or House:Farm
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Number of Children Born:7
Number of Children Living:6
Household Members
NameAge
Sarah Powel53
Willie Powel21
Arthur Powel17
Luther Powel15
Erlie Powel12

[4]1920 United States Federal Census:

Name:Sarah C Powell
Age:62
Birth Year:abt 1858
Birthplace:Tennessee
Home in 1920:Donald, Franklin, Arkansas
Street:Branch and Charleston Road
House Number:Farm
Residence Date:1920
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Widowed
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Farm Manager
Industry:General Farm
Employment Field:Own Account
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Home Free or Mortgaged:Free
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Household Members
NameAge
Sarah C Powell62
Willie Kate Powell30
Earl H Powell22

[5]1930 United States Federal Census:

Name:Sarah C Powel
Birth Year:abt 1857
Gender:Female
Race:White
Age in 1930:73
Birthplace:Tennessee
Marital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1930:Donald, Franklin, Arkansas, USA
Dwelling Number:90
Family Number:92
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Radio Set:No
Lives on Farm:Yes
Age at First Marriage:22
Attended School:No
Able to Read and Write:Yes
Father's Birthplace:United States
Mother's Birthplace:United States
Language Spoken:English
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Farmer
Industry:Gen. Farmer
Class of Worker:Working on own account
Employment:Yes
Household Members
NameAge
Sarah C Powel73
Wellie K Powel40

[6]Arkansas, Birth Certificates, 1914-1917:

Name:Sarah C. Powell
Gender:Female
Residence Age:33
Birth Place:Tennessee
Spouse:William Rice Powell
Child:Willie Kate Powell

[7]Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002:

Name:S C Hill
Gender:Female
Marriage Date:20 Oct 1878
Marriage Place:Union, Tennessee, USA
Spouse:W R Powell

[8]U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

Name:Mrs Sarah Powell
Gender:Female
Child:Luther L Powell

[9]U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

Name:Sara Hill
Gender:Female
Spouse:Powell
Child:Ollie McMath

[10]U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

Name:S. C. Powell
Child:Earl Hill Powell

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1880 United States Federal Census: Year: 1880; Census Place: District 13, Grainger, Tennessee; Roll: 1257; Page: 499D; Enumeration District: 101
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 1900 United States Federal Census: Year: 1900; Census Place: Donald, Franklin, Arkansas; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0189; FHL microfilm: 1240058
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 1910 United States Federal Census: Year: 1910; Census Place: Donald, Franklin, Arkansas; Roll: T624_50; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1374063
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 1920 United States Federal Census: Year: 1920; Census Place: Donald, Franklin, Arkansas; Roll: T625_62; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 45
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 1930 United States Federal Census: Year: 1930; Census Place: Donald, Franklin, Arkansas; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 2339809
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Arkansas, Birth Certificates, 1914-1917: Arkansas Department of Vital Records; Little Rock, Arkansas; Birth Certificates
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002: Ancestry.com. Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939: The National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; Record Group Number: 92; Roll or Box Number: 383
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

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