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"John Clark Welch Powell", Chesterfield Co., VA 1762
Posted by: Jim McGuire (ID *****7311) Date: February 23, 2012 at 12:36:09
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I'm hoping someone familiar with early Powell family members can help answer a question.

Benjamin Weisiger's 1989 book, Chesterfield Co. Deeds, 1756-1764, p. 53 has the following entry:

p. 526, I, William Trent, Sr., of Chesterfield Co., for good causes, grant to my son, Henry Trent, of same, the plantation where I now live, with 75 acres, provided I have use of the plantation during my life. 6 April 1762
Wit: Jacob Ashurst, Alex. (+) Trent, Ann (+) Powell, John Clark (V) Welch Powell.
Signed: William (+) Trent Recorded Aug. 1762

Can anyone tell me if the "John Clark (V) Welch Powell" is one person or did Mr. Weisiger just forget to put a comma between two names? Mr. Weisiger indexed this name as:

Powell
"John Clark Welch"

There is a very similar record, in the 1762 Tithable List for Chesterfield Co.:
"Jno. Clark wilch powel 1"

Are these two records one person or two???? Could the tithable list reflect an absentee land owner (John Clark) with an overseer (Welch Powell). Possibly, the deed is also the same two men???

My grateful appreciation to anyone who can answer this question.

Please contact me at jmcguire356@nc.rr.com if you can help.

Jim McGuire



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