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Francis Washington Powell
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1828
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1899

Helped smuggle many escaped slaves on the underground railroad.

Youngest son of Thos. J. and Henrietta Powell, was born in Adams tp. Coshocton county, 0., June 30, 1828, on the John Campbell farm, three miles north of the old homestead of our grandfather. At the age of three years he moved with his parents to the large tract of land bought by his father in the year 1831, where he spent the days of his childhood.

At the age of 21, F. W. Powell moved with his brother-in-law, Joseph Watkins, to Delaware, 0., where Watins engaged in the mercantile business, and the subject of this sketch clerked for some time for him. On his return home he bought the old home of his boyhood days, of 160 acres, from his father. Oct. 15, 1852, he was married to Miss Margaret Leach, of near Bakersville.

In the fall of 1890, he retired from farm life and moved to the village of West Lafayette, where he, wife and daughter Nettie lived for seven years. When he grew tired of retired or city life, he bought the home part of his brother Thomas' estate, and returned to the country to spend his declining years, but just after he had passed the "Three score years and ten" mark, his life was cut short by an accident, Feb. 11, 1899. While riding on a load of straw, which he had loaded, he in some way fell off, causing instant death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Joseph Powell (1787 - 1859)
  Henrietta Howells Powell (1783 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Leach Powell (1826 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Laura Powell Graham (1853 - 1933)*
  Sarah Henrietta Powell (1861 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Powell (1810 - 1865)*
  Joseph Powell (1816 - 1892)*
  Louisa Powell Kimball (1817 - 1906)*
  Harriet Josephine Powell Shirk (1825 - 1886)*
  Francis Washington Powell (1828 - 1899)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Powell's Cemetery
Coshocton
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Athanatos
Record added: May 17, 2009
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Francis Washington Powell
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- Shirley Cates Teal
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
Bravo on helping the escaping slaves.Rest in peace.
- a visitor from Texas!
 Added: May. 20, 2011
 
 
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