Thanks for the reply. I do have most of what you have, but not all has been proven. I have been working on DAR membership and even though I have been told by other researchers that Edward II's wife was Mary Hardaway it has yet to be proven. Also it seems that there were several Edward Powell's living at the same time. It is possible that Sarah, Lucy, Polly, Mary, Jemima, Rebecca, and Elizabeth were daughters, but were there no sons. I descend from Rebecca Powell(wife of Vines Smith)and per the notation in "the Soldiers of 1776" I understand her parents to be Edward and Mary Powell, and that Sarah and Jemima are sisters. I have found on the GA Land Lottery where some of these girls are listed as receiving land as "minors of E.Powell" which would seem correct in that they were all sisters.
The Hardaway name does seem to fit for Mary as Rebecca and Vines Smith had a son named Hardaway. Just wish I could find more proof.
In Coosa Co., AL, there are Powell families listed as well as Smith and Collier. All are probably related in some way as relations seemed to migrate together as new lands opened. Do you have any records of Edward having sons?
You mentioned that two of Sarah's sisters married Collier brothers. I know that Jemima did, but who was the other sister and to what Collier?
As I said I descend through Rebecca through daughter Eliza Louisa Smith (wife of John J. Minyard) who went to TX right after their marriage in 1853. Through another daughter of Vines and Rebecca Powell Smith, I have most of the children for that union. However I do not have a lot on the family of Edward and Mary Powell except what is recorded in the Powell book. I was hoping that maybe a copy of the entire will for Edward Powell (2/1/1802) would shed some light, but am not sure as from what all I have seen it does not name all the children.
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