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 Caroline <I>Hon</I> Powell

Caroline Hon Powell

Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 1898 (aged 77–78)
Selma, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Clark County, Ohio, USA
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Thank You for visiting my Grandmother Caroline. Your visit is very much appreciated. God Bless.

༺⊰❁ Caroline Hon Powell was the daughter of George and Mary Hon, born on November 17, 1820, U.S.A. We do not know where she was born in Ohio at this time. She had three known siblings:
1) Meriel Hon, born September 11, 1812;
2) William Hon, born July 17, 1814; and
3) Joseph Hon, born April 20, 1816, Caroline being the youngest.
"George Hon departed this life July 25th in the year of our Lord 1822. In the 47th year of his age." This information was written in Mary Hon's own handwriting within the pages of her Bible. Caroline was 1 year, 8 months, and 8 days old when her father passed to be with the Lord.
Note: Meriel is a first name used for daughters in the Hon family line for generations. It is a form of the name Mary. My mother is the last to be named Meriel in the family line.
Caroline married John Briggs Powell on November 5, 1845.
Known children of John Briggs and Caroline Hon Powell:
1) Sarah Jane Powell Buffenbarger, born 1846 in Ohio;
2) Dallas Powell, born 1847 in Ohio;
3) Mary Powell Elder, born 1851 in Ohio;
4) Melinda Powell, born 1853 in Ohio;
5) William Hon Powell, born 1855 in Ohio;
6) Caroline Powell;
7) Anna Powell; and
8) Lizzie, born 1859 in Ohio.
Dallas died young after the 1860 census and may also be buried in Old Columbia Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Dallas also has a carved life-like lamb on top of his headstone, the same as Arizona.
Their daughter Mary married Sam Elder and they had a son Arlee Elder.
We know that Caroline and Anna died while young ladies, know nothing about Lizzie, which may have been a nickname for one of the two younger girls, and that is all we know about the girls at this time.
GG-Grandma Caroline passed away in 1898 in Selma, Ohio. We do not know the month and day of her death.


May Grandma Caroline dwell in the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.


This is in regards to Caroline Hon Powell's parents:
Link to marriage record of George Hon to Mary Whitehouse of Washington County, both being from Marietta, Ohio.
FamilySearch Marriage Records George and Mary Whitehouse Hon

Per Google Search Feedback: Arthur St. Clair was the territory's governor until November 1802, when President Thomas Jefferson removed him from office and appointed Charles Willing Byrd, who served the position until Ohio became a state and elected its first governor, Edward Tiffin, on March 3, 1803. George and Mary Hon were thus married prior to November of 1802.
FamilySearch Ohio, County Marriages 1789 - 2013, Washington, Marriage Records - George & Mary Whitehouse Hon

Research on the Governor at the time reveals that Marietta was actually the 1st settlement in Ohio at that time when it was not yet a state and only still a part of the N.W. Territory. The Gov. St. Clair was replaced by another governor in Nov. of 1802, as mentioned above. This means that George and Mary Hon were married prior to Nov. of 1802. Here is a link on some history. George and Mary were part of the first settlers in Marietta. This all matches what Grandma Alice told us that was verbally handed down but records could not be found. So far seems to only be a marriage record. No birth or death records on either one. Likely since the area was so new in being settled. ? Also I wonder if there were some miscarriages as Meriel was the first known living child born to them in 1812. Mary Hon wrote their children in her bible.
Wikipedia - Northwest Territory

Meriel "Mariel" Hon Wise
sister to Caroline Hon Powell.


Hon Family Line

George Hon
Birth 1775 USA
Death 25 July 1822 in Ross County, Ohio, USA
Mary Whitehouse
Birth USA
Death Ohio, USA
Caroline Hon
Birth 17 November 1820 in Ohio, USA
DEATH 1898 in Selma, Clark County, Ohio
John Briggs Powell
Birth 19 March 1824 in South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 August 1902 Selma, Clark County, Ohio, USA
William Hon Powell
Birth 27 November 1855 in South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 May, 1918 in Dolly Varden, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Cora Susan Rebebbach Heare
Birth 15 June 1865 in Mad River Twp, Selma, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 May 1955 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Alice Roosevelt Powell
Birth 28 August 1903 Selma, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 December 1992 in Milford, Oakland County, Michigan
Ralph Irving Steinberger
Birth 23 July 1905 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 August 1973 in Gould City, Mackinac County, Michigan
Meriel Anna Steinberger
Birth 1 August 1930 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 31 October 2014 Cheviot, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Robert Leroy Sterling
Born 18 November 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 November 1999 in White Oaks, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1) Constance Steinberger Bair, member of Daughters of the American Revolution,
2) Alice Powell Steinberger
3) Meriel Steinberger Sterling
4) Mary L. Sterling
5) Ralph E. Steinbeger

Thank you to Hans. ♥Jღ for the addition of the photo of my GG-Grandma Caroline.

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Gravesite Details The older part of the cemetery has a lot of broken and toppled stones. The headstone can no longer be found. 
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