Name: William H. Powell
Given Name: William H.
Birth: 10 Feb 1841 in Powell's Ford, Audrain Co. Missouri
Death: Jul 1924 in Sturgis, Meade Co. South Dakota
Burial: Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade Co. South Dakota
Occupation: Farmer 1880 Rockyfork Twp, Boone Co. Missouri
Census: 1880 Rockyfork Twp, Boone Co. Missouri
Occupation: Plasterer 1888 Kansas City, Jackson Co. Missour & Sturgis, Meade Co. South Dakota
Census: 1900 Sturgis, Meade Co. South Dakota
Ref: IGI Family Search
Change Date: 13 Aug 2001 at 15:07:55
WILLIAM H POWELL
Spouse: TABITHA ANN TURNER
Marriage: 6 Dec 1866 Audrain, Missouri
Film Number: 1761145
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
5015632 - 1553755 Film NONE Sheet: 16
Audrain Co Missouri website Marriages
Powell, W.H. Turner, Tillythe Amner 06 Dec 1866 J.R. Redelupe
Ref: Gene Gallagher - Audrain Co. Missouri Courthouse Marriages
Wm. H. Powell & Tilly Turner, Book B, page 83.
married 6 Dec. 1866 - at the home of the Brides father.
Ref: 1880 Census Boone Co. Missouri, Rockyfork Twp, Supv Dis #3, Enum Dist #31, Pg 39 June 21, 1879, Dist 10, Pg 262B and Pg 263A
Powell, William age 39 Missouri Farmer Parents Born Missouri
Paulitha A. age 30 Mo Parents born Kentucky wife
Luella age 12 Mo dau
Annie L. age 11 Mo dau
William T. age 7 Mo son
Gertrude age 4 Mo dau
James M. age 3 Mo son
Mary age 3 mos (born March 1880) Mo dau
NOTE: The city directory of Kansas City was usually taken in the fall of the year
Ref: 1888 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri, Pg 558
Powell, William H. plasterer residence 18th, northwest corner Montgall
Powell, Turner, Clerk, G.Y Smith & Co. residence 18th, sw corner McGee
Ref: 1889 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri, Pg 539
Powell, William H. plasterer residence 2318 Chestnut
Powell, Annie seamstress residence 2318 Chestnut
Powell, Luella seamstress residence 2318 Chestnut (Luella marries Charles William Gardner Nov 1889)
Gardner, Mary E. widow William 2335 Bellafontaine (gone in 1890 - Luella Powell & Charles William Gardner have lst child abt 1890 South Dakota)
Ref: 1890 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri
Powell, William H. plasterer residence Gladstone lst south of 24th
Powell, Turner W. cigars Clifton House residence 2413 Bellafontaine (living only few doors away from where Mary E. Gardner lived the year before)
Ref: 1891 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri
Powell, William H. plasterer residence 2318 Chestnut
Powell, Turner (no occupation) residence 2318 Chestnut
Ref: 1892 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri
Powell, William H. plasterer residence 2116 Agnes
Ref: 1893 City Directory, Kansas City, Missouri
POWELL, William H. - NOT LISTED - GONE
Ref: Ancestry.com image 7
1900 Census Mead Co. South Dakota, Sturgis Twp, 2nd Ward, Superv Dist 1, Enumeration Dist 34, Pg 200A, Household #85, Owned House
Powell, William H. age 59 born Feb 1841 Missouri Father: Kentucky Mother: Virginia, Plasterer married 33 years
Tabitha age 40 (incorrect with birthdate) Born Sept 1849 Missouri Parents Kentucky 10 children born 8 living wife
William T. age 26 Missouri born March 1874 Teamster son
James M. age 21 Missouri born May 1879 Farm Laborer son
Mary A. age 19 Missouri born March 1881 at school dau
Bessie age 16 Missouri born March 1884 at school dau
Nellie F. age 13 Missouri born Mar 1887 at school dau
Summerfield, Gertrude age 24 Missouri born Feb 1876 married 1 year 1 child born 1 living
Gladys Summerfield age 3/12 South Dakota born Aug 1899 Father: Missouri Mother Missouri
1920 Fall River Co. Hot Springs, South Dakota, State Soldiers Home Hot Springs, 20 Jan 1920
William H Powell 78 Mo father Ky mo Va
Subj: Re: Audrain Co Missouri Powell's
Date: 7/12/01 1:36:57 AM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Sharon P. Williamson) To: Atsissie1@aol.com
Carolyn,I believe your William H. Powell was the son of Monroe Powell and Margaret Dameville. If so he was born 10 Feb 1841. His siblings were Mary Jane b 3 Nov 1843 d 30 Dec 1829 m George Washington Bybee;
Christianna" Cuty" b 12 Feb 1846;
James Murphy b 13 May 1849;
Eberly Bascom b 24 Jan 1853.
I also believe William H. Powell was in Ca (at least part of the time) from 1866 til 1879 based on property records in Sutter & Colusa Counties. Eberly bought property in Butte Co, C in 1898 (these are three ajoining counties and also ajoin Yolo Co which is where Woodland is located).
Monroe and Margaret both died in 1853 leaving an estate to care for their children. Monroe's father Robert Powell was the primary guardian but it appears the children resided with various aunts and uncles at different times which is one of the reasons you may find it difficult to trace him via census records.
There were other Powell cousins, etc who came to this same area of California, some of whom also went back and forth between CA & MO.
Court records in Audrain Co document Robert Powell's guardianship of Monroe's children. I have a great deal of information on Robert Powell's family. He is my GGG grandfather. I visited Powell Cemetery where Monroe is buried (most likely Margaret too).
The cemetery belongs to the Powell family and is in great disrepair with most of the graves unmarked or tombstones moved so you can't be sure where the graves actually are. Let me know if you feel this is a match and want moreinformation. I would be interested in all you have on William H. & Tabitha Ann Turner and their family.I live in Nevada County, CA which is near Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Yolo counties.Sharon P. Williamson
Date: 7/17/01 10:04:32 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Punky Barden) To: email@example.com
Sturgis, Meade Co. South Dakota
Obits for the following newspaper at the time
Daniel W. Powell April 25, 1984
James Feb 6, 1965
John Philip Feb. 6, 1958
Allison Powell & Grace O' Sullivan Sept.17,1929
David Powell & Berniece Ferguson Sept.15, 1967
Stephen Powell & Susan Alice Stokes Aug. 7,1982
Turner Powell & Cornelia Hickey Dec, 31, 1901
Ref: Gene Gallagher - List of Descendants of Monroe Powell rec'd 20 July 2001
Note by Carolyn Whitaker: In researching the family of Margaret Dameron, I discovered that her sister Ruhama Dameron who married Lawrence Franklin Canterbury (who was administrator of the estates of Monroe & Margaret), lived and died 1873 in Yolo Co. California. I would tend to lean towards the fact that William was probably raised by some of the aunts and uncles on his mother's side of the family after his parents deaths. The fact that his son William Turner Powell ended up in Woodland, Yolo Co. California indicates he had family living in that area and may have been the reason that he went to that location.
Ref: 1884 Andreas Atlas, when Sturgis was part of Lawrence County, SD.
STURGIS ÙX This growing town is situated on the Bear Butte Creek, in Section 9, of Town 5 north, Range 5 east, 11 miles east by north from Deadwood, and 2 miles west of Fort Meade, between the foothills and the higher portion of the Black Hills. The site is a fine one, being near the junction of three branches of the creek, on dry, level ground, with ample room for expansion on all sides. It is also at the point of convergence of several important wagon roads, and in the center of a good agricultural country.
Sturgis owes its location and subsequent prosperity to the establishment of Fort Meade by the United States military authorities, in 1876.
Sturgis has suffered considerably by fire at different periods, but the flood of 1883 did no material damage in the town. The Bear Butte Creek, which at times is a raging torrent, ordinarily has no water in its channel between Sturgis and the canyon above the town. The water sinks in the canyon, but rises again a little below Sturgis, where the bed rock comes near the surface, and from thence past Fort Meade is a fine large stream affording abundance of water.
Sturgis is an important station of the stage, express and transportation lines. It has daily mails in various directions, and telephone connections with all towns in the Hills.
The merchants and traders of Sturgis have most of the trade of the Fort Meade garrison, which of itself is quite important, and they also draw extensively from the rich country around. A considerable number of heavy stock men are residents of the city.
Within a radius of three miles are situated three sawmills, and good pine lumber is sold at very reasonable prices. Sturgis and Spearfish are the two heaviest lumber manufacturing centers in the Hills.
Sturgis, like other Hills towns, is noted for its healthfulness, there having been from the date of its settlement to October, 1883, but one or two deaths from natural caused in the place. The present population is about 600.
In 1895 the population of Sturgis was 668 people.
Father: William Monroe Powell b: 12 Nov 1819 in Nicholas Co. Kentucky
Mother: Margaret Dameron b: 20 Aug 1822 in Cabell Co. Virginia (West Virginia)
Tillitha Ann Turner "Tilly" b: 5 Sep 1849 in Pettis Co. Missouri
6 Dec 1866
in Audrain Co. Missouri
- Luella Powell b: 2 Dec 1867 in Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri
- Annie L. Powell b: ABT 1869 in Boone Co. Missouri
- William Turner Powell b: 28 Mar 1873 in Boone Co. Missouri
- Gertrude Powell b: Feb 1876 in Boone Co. Missouri
- James M. Powell "Jim" b: 4 May 1879 in Boone Co. Missouri
- Mary Alice Powell b: 15 Mar 1880 in Boone Co. Missouri
- Nellie F. Powell b: 3 Mar 1886 in Missouri
- Bessie Powell b: 27 Mar 1889 in Missouri