Currituck County Photographs
|Powers / Culpepper Photo Album|
The above two photos and information on them were kindly submitted by Michael Blanchfield,
great-grandson of Sylvester & Mary Jane Powers.
Sylvester Constantine Powers, son of Moses Ballance Powers &
Julia Ann Culpepper, was born c1829 and died before 1900. He was first
married to Susan Bundy (d/o Christopher Bundy & Rachel Beard) c1852. Susan was born
June 19, 1835 & died between 1867-1870. Sylvester and Susan had the
following known children:
2. Gideon McDonal Powers - b. c1856 d. bef. 1900; married Annie L. Powers in Currituck Co. on Oct. 15, 1879. Gideon & Anna were enumerated in 1880 in the Washington Dist. of Norfolk Co., Va. They had no children at that time but Gideon's younger brother, Daniel was living with them.
3. Noah Washington Powers
- b. Oct. 19, 1858 d. May 31, 1936 [tombstone]; married
1st: Ann E. (Powers) Berry; 2nd Olive A. Miller
c) Daniel Samuel Powers b. July 23 1893 d. after 1942; married: Mary A. Cunningham
d) Archie L.
Nov. 1896; married Della Wrightman
5. Rachel Susan Powers - b. Sept. 15, 1863 d. July 2, 1934 [tombstone]; married: Enoch Dalton Culpepper in Currituck Co. on Jan. 30, 1882.
6. Luther L. Powers - b. Nov. 1867 d. __________; married Olivia _______ c1891
In 1880 Sylvester Powers is age 51 and listed as a widower. Living with him are three of his children and a woman named Olevia Deans, age 47, who was born in Virginia and who was plagued with "dropsy" when the census was taken. On September 8, 1883 Sylvester married Olevia in Moyock. Her marriage license states her parents are Richard & Sarah F. Halstead so it is assumed that she was previously married to a Deans. No known children came from this marriage and it is assumed that Olevia probably died before 1886.
On June 1, 1886 Sylvester C. Powers married Mary Jane "Mattie" (Thomas) Lowe. Mary Jane Thomas was born Oct. 10, 1854 in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC to Holloway & Milly Thomas. She had been previously married in 1874 to Charles T. Lowe who was born c1854. They had Aletha V. Lowe (born c1875), Rex H. Lowe (born c1876) and Dennis C. Lowe (born Nov. 1881).
Sylvester & Mary Jane had the
Michael Blanchfield received
2/15/2011 states: William Anderson's first wife was Julia Birchenough
(Married in 1917, b. 11 November 1879 in England, d. 28 June 1922 in
Paterson NJ). Their children were Mary Genevieve (b 28 April 1918 d. 21
October 1976) and Virginia Clare (my mother) b. 10 December 1921, d. 2 April
1993. Julia was almost 10 years older than William Anderson and died less
than 7 months after my mother was born. My mother was raised until about age
seven by William Anderson's sister, Mary Millicent Powers in Norfolk,
Virginia, and then she was sent north to be raised by William Anderson's
second wife, Elizabeth Beggs McGaw (b. 21 October 1894 in Scotland, d. 14
June 1990 in Wayne NJ). It was the second marriage for both (married 1925).
William A. and Elizabeth Beggs McGaw had two children, another William
Anderson (I do not recall him using Jr.) b 16 February 1926, d. August 1985,
and Edith Elizabeth (b. 8 September 1932, d. 31 May 2010).
Noah Washington Powers Family
These three photographs and information was taken from the book entitled Moyock - A Pictorial and Folk History 1900-1920 by Marion Fiske Welch; © 1982. Permission to post on the Currituck website was granted by Marion (Welch) Thorn, daughter of the author.
Noah Washington Powers, son of Sylvester
Constantine Powers & Susan Bundy was first married to Ann E. (Powers) Berry
(b. July 1865)
in Currituck Co. on Jan. 15, 1889. This union produced 6 children, of which only 5 are
known -- one died before the 1900 census was taken.
Ovasey Powers - Sept. 26, 1894 d.
March 1975; married William Whitson
Noah's second marriage was to Olive E. "Ollie" Miller on Aug. 7,
1912 and several children were born from this marriage:
Northwest School, Norfolk Co., Va. - c1900
2nd row: Jimmy Humphries, Wallace Powers, Carlos Culpepper, Winfred Powers, Nealie Powers, Will Powers
3rd row: Raleigh Powers, Mollie "Bug" Etheridge, Fletcher Powers, Jimmie Powers, Humphries Boy, Daisy Powers, Pearlie Etheridge, Willie Powers, Neal Humphries. Ola Garrett, Patty "Cass" Powers, John Dowdy, Louis Roach, Alif Powers, Cordelia Powers, Nettie Culpepper, Clara Powers, Catherine "Cotty" Roach, Zellie Powers, Alston Culpepper and Joe Roach.
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were submitted by Sue Abadie. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution. If anyone has any further information on this family please drop me a note so I can update this page.