States: Iowa: Henry
I am posting this even though we have already corresponded by Email as I want to reflect information about the Powell family in Henry County.
NORVIL POWELL, b. 3 Feb 1830 in Belmont Co., OH, d. 22 Jan 1892, Chicago, Cook, IL, m. Margaret J. Crosson (Crossan) circa.1850 Lee Co., IA. Norvil was the son of COLVIN and BARBARA ELLEN (BALL) POWELL. Colvin was born August 4, 1809 in Loudoun County, VA. Barbara Ellen was born 1810, MD. Her parents were Daniel and Elizabeth (Carroll) Ball of MD and OH. NORVIL served in the 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Companies A and E from Lee Co., IA during the Civil War. He was captured during the battle of Stirling Plantation in September 1864 and was a POW at Camp Ford, Tyler, TX until July 1865 when he was exchanged at the Red River POW exchange. After Margaret Crossan died in 1875, Norvil moved to Chicago where he fell in love with and entered into common law marriage with Lavina A. Bell. NORVIL had six children by Margaret J. Crossan: Francis M., John Charles F., Isabel, Edwin H., Barbara E., William (Willie). He had three children by Lavina Bell: Mary, Paul, and Jennie. NORVIL had eight brothers and sisters: Francis Marion, Levin, John Wesley, Celia Ann, Colvin C., Sarah Caroline (Carrie), Nancy J. and Samuel Fletcher. He also had one half sister: Ida Artis Powell, daughter of Colvin and Nancy M. Simpson Powell. I am interested in corresponding with anyone who is related to any of these people. Thanks.