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Pvt Adolphus Reeves Powell
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Birth: May 6, 1838
Walker County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 7, 1865
Walker County
Georgia, USA


Adolphus Reeves Powell, fifth child of B.M. and Eliza Powell, was born 6 May 1838 in Walker Co., Ga. He married 19 Nov 1860 to Mary Ann Hendon, dau. of Elisha S. Hendon. The minister conducting the wedding was Rev. Powell.

Although he had previously served in the Georgia Militia in 1860 as a 2nd Lieutenant, A.R. Powell enlisted along with his neighbors and served in K Company, 39th Georgia Infantry Regiment throughout the war. In 1862, Mary Ann Powell shows on the salt list for Walker Co. In late 1864, A.R. Powell was wounded in action performing his duties as a courier and was sent home to recover. He died at home on 7 May 1865 and is buried next to his father.

A.R. and Mary Ann Hendon had two sons, Edwin Toutant Powell and Wm Stratton Powell. In 1870, Mary Ann Hendon, her two sons, and several members of the Waterville Church decided to move to Arkansas.

The pastor of Waterville Church, at the time, was Rev. Thomas Wm Powell, a cousin of the Powells of Waterville. In a letter of 13 Oct 1870, Rev. Powell mentions the departure of Mary Hendon Powell, widow of A.R. Powell, her brother James A. Hendon and a family friend, Rev. John Young, from Walker Co., Ga. to Arkansas:

"Our beloved Bro. Young has started to the far off West last Tuesday and while many others feel the heavy stroke, I realize it double severe, as I have not only lost in his removal all that others have but, in addition to the loss of him as a Pastor and Counselor, I have lost the company and association of two cousins who have gone to share with him the hardships of the long wearisome road."

From "Wagon Wheels", publication of the Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy Society:

Dr. Edwin Toutant Powell, of Magazine, was born in northwest Georgia in 1861. His father died after the Civil War from injuries received in the conflict. His mother and brother moved to Magazine with Dr. Powell. Young Edwin pursued the study of medicine at the University of Kentucky in 1880. He was a very young doctor when he came to Magazine to practice but soon met Dr. Burrill Priddy, a well known physician in Magazine, under whom he interned.

As a result, one particular incident seems to have set into motion two marriages in Dr. Priddy's family. The story is told that when a young man named Emerson "Dee" Bowden came to Magazine, he was sick with malaria, from traveling through the swamps, and Dr. Powell attended him, taking him into his own home to help him gain some strength. There Dee and Dr. Priddy's young daughter, Eudora, met. When Eudora told her father that she wanted to marry Dee Bowden, he was dead set against it. When Eudora insisted, Dr. Priddy thew his hands in the air, "Go ahead, marry him, he won't last three years." But it had a happy ending. Dee Bowden lived to be 88 years old.

The second romance that budded was between Eudora's sister, Florence, and Dr. Edwin T. Powell. That, too, had a happy ending. Dr. Powell courted and married Florence Electra Priddy, the wedding occurring 31 Dec 1885 at the Priddy home in Magazine. Florence was 17 years old and Edwin was 24.

The couple made their home in Magazine, Revillee Township, Logan Co., Ark. The Powells had two sons, Adolphus, born 6 Sept 1888, called "Dolph" and named for Dr. Powell's father, Adolphus Reeves Powell, and Julian Bodine born 18 May 1891. Five years later, a daughter, Lucille, joined the family on 9 Aug 1895.

Dr. Powell moved his family to Bexar Co., in Texas and settled near San Antonio. Son, Dolph, married Ione House and son, Bodine, mar. Fannie Thomas. The dau. Lucille never married. According to a relative, Dr. Powell was proud of his family and "enjoyed them very much." The Texas and Arkansas branches of this family kept in touch for many decades by letter. The Powells would often visit the Priddys in Arkansas and vice versa (see photo from 1902.) Dr. Powell and his family died in Texas and are buried there.

Dr. E.T. Powell's younger brother, Stratton Powell, conceived after his father came home from the War and before he died of his wounds, succumbed to malaria as a young man in Magazine, Ark. on 7 Dec 1886, as reported in the Walker County Messenger, x 27 Jan 1887: "W. Stratton Powell died at Revilee, Logan Co., Ark. on the 7th of Dec. 1886. He was 21 years old. Stratton was the son of Adolphus and Mary Hendon Powell, former residents of Walker County, Ga."

Family links: 
  Benjamin Mercer Powell (1805 - 1864)
  Eliza Ann Reeves Powell (1811 - 1884)
  Mary Ann Hendon Powell (1836 - 1929)
  Edwin T. Powell (1861 - 1944)*
  William Stratton Powell (1865 - 1886)*
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Powell Family Cemetery
Walker County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Sep 01, 2013
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Pvt Adolphus Reeves Powell
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