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Elijah Powell
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1798
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1889
Eagle Mills
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA

Elijah Powell is the 2nd of 7 children born to Henry Powell Jr and Sarah Rich Powell.

Based on Powell family information, it is believed that Elijah may have been married briefly before his marriage to Nancy Wright White [a widow]. There appear to have been no children from either Elijah's or Nancy's first marriages.

Elijah Powell and Nancy [Wright] White married 18 Feb 1819 in Randolph County, NC. They had the following children - as accounted for in the various censuses where they are found:
Wyatt "Wiot" Gurney Powell 1820 1852
Sarah "Polly" Powell 1821 1883
Acenith C Powell 1826 1897
Unknown Daughter Powell 1828 1845 [appears to have died young.
Elias Henry Powell 1832 1915
Celia J Powell 1833 1869
Henry B Powell 1835 1858
Joseph G Powell 1838 1864
Reuben R Powell 1841 1863


The Statesville Landmark, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina

Feb 28 1889 [Ancestry image 3]


Mr Elijah Powell died at his home in Eagle Mills township Monday morning, the 18th inst, he was one of the old landmarks of this township. He would have been 93 years old the 7th of March. [Actually he would have been 90, based on Quaker records and his known date of death.] His wife [Nancy] died about 10 years ago. He raised a family of 7 children of whom ony two survive him. viz; E H Powell, of this county, and Cenith Spencer, of Randolph county. Two of his sons fell in the late war and he had them brought home and buried in the family graveyard. he was born and raised in Randolph county and moved to this county about 45 years ago. He was a good neighbor and citizen. He leaves two children, a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn his loss. peace be to his ashes.

Note 1: According to the 1830 and 1840 census there is at least one daughter who cannot be accounted for and possibly died young. No record found and no site specifically in the Powell Family Cemetery identifies a child of that particular era. The total number attributed to this family is 9 children - not the 7 indicated in the obituary. May have been a 'typo' on the part of the publisher.

Note 2: Information in [ ] are not in the original obit, but added to clarify specific information.

Buried in Powell Family Cemetery
Location: -Off of 332 Hamlet Rd, Eagle Mills Township, Iredell County, NC
Coordinates: 35d 58m 32.3s N; 80d 42m 56.5s W

Cemetery information was obtain from a book written by Mildred J. Miller and Pat M. Crooks, Time Is, Time Was: Gravestone Art, Burial Customs and History: Iredell County, North Carolina (1990)." and indicate they did the original survey of this cemetery. Cemetery was termed about 2000 in Iredell County Cemetery Books as being 'Lost-Abandoned'. Thanks to Larry Campbell for cemetery for re-discovering in June 2014!

Many thanks to Jerry Swaim and buddy for clearing the cemetery and cleaning of headstones to readable condition AND for providing the pictures for my use!
Family links: 
  Nancy Wright Powell (1795 - 1876)
  Wyatt [Wiot] Powell (1820 - 1852)*
  Sarah Powell Smith (1821 - 1883)*
  Asenath Powell Spencer (1826 - 1897)*
  Celia J Powell Shaw (1833 - 1869)*
  Henry B Powell (1835 - 1858)*
  Elias H. Powell (1836 - 1915)*
  Joseph Gurney Powell (1838 - 1864)*
  Reuben R Powell (1841 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
92y 11m 11d

Note: Picture of headstone and the cemetery cleaning was graciously provided by Jerry Swaim on 8/8/2015 and 'his buddy' who kindly cleared much of the Family Cemetery as well.
Powell Family Cemetery
Eagle Mills
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Shirley Gragg
Originally Created by: RoxAnne Sweany
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63707723
Elijah Powell
Added by: Shirley Gragg
Elijah Powell
Added by: Shirley Gragg
Elijah Powell
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Added by: Shirley Gragg
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Together with family again.
- Shirley Gragg
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013

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