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John William Powers (abt. 1855)

John William Powers
Born about in Nelson County, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Dec 1878 in Nelson County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Aug 2018
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John Powers, son of Stephen Powers and May Evans Powers, was born about 1855 in Kentucky. He appeared on the census of 14 July 1860 in the home of his parents at District 2, Nelson, Kentucky.[1]

He married Lucy Pendergrass on 21 Nov. 1878 at Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.[2]


14 July 1860

District 2, Nelson, Kentucky

  • Stephen Powers 34 b. KY farmer.
  • Mary Powers 33 b. KY.
  • Frances Powers 12 b. KY.
  • Alexander Powers 7 b. KY.
  • John Powers 5 b. KY.
  • Malvina Powers 2 b. KY.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Nelson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_389; Page: 67; Family History Library Film: 803389 1860 US Census Stephen Powers
  2. "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 November 2018), John Powers and Lucy Pendergrass, 21 Nov 1878; citing Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,929,414.
  • 1870 US Census: District 9, Nelson County, Kentucky
  • 1880 US Census: District 9, Leaches, Bullitt County, Kentucky

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