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Peter Powers 1st (1707 - 1757)

Peter Powers 1st
Born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 20 Apr 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusettsmap
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Died at age 49 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Peter Powers was born on December 29, 1707, in Littleton, Massachusetts, his parents were Daniel Powers born 1669–1730 and Elizabeth Whitcomb Fairbank born 1674–1755.
He was the first settler in Hollis. During the summer and fall of 1730 he cleared and built the first dwelling-house in Hollis [1]
He married Anna Keyes on April 20, 1728, in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. They had the following children,
Reverend Peter Powers 2nd born 1728–1800 [2]
Stephen Powers born 1729–1775 [3]
Anna Powers born 1732–1812
Whitcomb Powers [4]
Phebe Powers born 1734–1824 [5]
Alice Powers born 1736–1825
Levi Powers
Nahum Powers
Francis Powers
Fanny Powers born 1744–1744
Philip Powers
Samson Powers born 1748–1822
On 27 Aug 1757 at the age of 49 in Coos County, New Hampshire, Peter passed away. He was laid to rest at the Congregational Church Cemetery in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The inscription on his stone reads,
Here lies buried the body of Capt. Peter Powers who departed this life on the 27th of August An Dom 1757, in the 51 year of his age. He was the first settler in this town with a family. Moved in 1731. [6]

  • Note While living at Dunstable, N.H., he received the commission of Capt. ofMilitia from Gov. Wentworth[7]
Date: ABT MAY 1728
Place: Dunstable (now (?) Nashua), Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Note: After his marriage he moved to that part of Dunstable, N.H., now known asNashua, N.H.[8]
Date: 1730
Place: Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Note: during the summer and fall of 1730 he made the first clearing and builtthe first house in what is now Hollis, N.H. His wife and two childrenmoved in January 1731. The site of his dwelling was about 1½ milesnorthwest of the Hollis meeting house.[9][10]
Date: 15 JUN 1754
Place: Rumford now (?) Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Note: In 1754 Capt. Peter Powers (of Hollis, N.H.), Lt. James Stevens andEnsign Ephraim hale (both of Townsend) were appointed by the GeneralCourt of N.H. to lead a company to explore the area now known as CoosCo., N.H. The company redezvoused at Concord, N.H. which was thencalled Rumford, N.H., and started on 15 June 1754. They went as farnorth as Israel's River, Lancaster, N.H. The report was neverpublished, but was given in later years to the Conn. Historical Societyat Hartford, Conn.[11][12]
  • In 1755 he raised a company of men to march under Col. Joseph Blanchardagainst the French forts at Crown Point, N.Y.[13][14]
  • Marriage 20 April 1728 Chelmsford, Middlesex County Massachusetts
Husband: Peter Powers
Wife: Anna Keyes
Child: Peter Powers
Child: Fanny Powers
Child: Philip Powers
Child: Samson Powers
Child: Frances Powers
Child: Stephen Powers
Child: Anna Powers
Child: Whitcomb Powers
Child: Phebe Powers
Child: Alice Powers
Child: Levi Powers
Child: Nahum Powers
Child: Francis Powers

Note: though the DAR application of Mrs. Cructchett says 20 Feb 1728[15][16][17][18]


  6. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 28 June 2020), memorial page for Capt Peter Powers (29 Dec 1707–27 Aug 1757), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43536010, citing Congregational Church Cemetery, Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Mike and Terri Taylor/Mike4920 (contributor 48140009) .
  7. Source: #S125 Page: #154
  8. Source: #S125 Page: #154
  9. Source: #S125 Page: #154
  10. Source: #S695 Page: 2-3, Capt. Peter Powers
  11. Source: #S125 Page: #154
  12. Source: #S695 Page: 2-3, Capt. Peter Powers
  13. Source: #S125 Page: #154
  14. Source: #S695 Page: 2-3, Capt. Peter Powers
  15. Source: #S125 Page: #15 & 154
  16. Source: #S336 Page: 66
  17. Source: #S402 Page: Isabella Marena (Powers) Crutchett, National Number 526483, accepted 18Oct 1967
  18. Source: #S695 Page: 2-3, Capt. Peter Powers
  • Source: S125 Title: A Genealogical Record of the Power(s) Families, Format: unpaginated Abbreviation: Gen. Rec. of Powers Fams. Author: Powers, Franklin E. Publication: the author, Aurora, Colo., 1974 Repository: #R2 Call Number: 929.273 P872pf
  • Repository: R2 Name: Family History Library Address: City: Salt Lake City State: Utah Country: -United States
  • Source: S336 Title: Wheat Genealogy: Descendants of Moses Wheat of Concord, Massachusetts andof Francis Wheat of Maryland Abbreviation: Wheat Gen. (1960) Author: Wheat, Silas Carmi; Scranton, Helen Love Publication: 1960
  • Source: S402 Title: Daughters of the American Revolution National Society Lineage Application Abbreviation: Isabella Marena (Powers) Crutchett D.A.R. Lineage Application Author: Crutchett, Isabella Marena (Powers) Repository: #R322
  • Repository: R322 Name: DAR National Society
  • Source: S695 Title: The Powers Family, Format: typescript Abbreviation: Powers Fam. Author: Crutchett, Ralph H.; Crutchett, Isabel Publication: 1965 Repository: #R2 Call Number: 929.273 A1 no.759
  • Source: S98 Title: Dr. Gilman Frost's Genealogical Records of Hanover, New Hampshire,Format: 15 microfilm reels Abbreviation: Dr. Frost's Gen. Recs. of Hanover Author: Frost, Gilman DuBois Publication: Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1972
  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch, viewed 11/25/20, > image 216 of 604; citing Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston.

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