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Husband: John G Powers
Born: 1786/1787 in SC
Married: 04 JAN 1813 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 1867 in Darlington Dist, SC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses: Sarah A Conner
Wife: Sarah Turner
Born: 1790/1800 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 04 MAY 1859 in Houston Co, GA
Father: John Turner
Mother: Patience Smith
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Margaret Powers
Born: 1815/1816 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1860 in Houston Co, GA
Spouses: John Moore
02 (M): Charles Powers
Born: 1817/1818 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1860 in Henry Co, AL
Spouses: Mary
03 (F): Sarah Ann Powers
Born: 1820/1821 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1860 in Houston Co, GA
Spouses: Thomas Holly
04 (F): Penelope Powers
Born:
Died:
Spouses: LIVING
Additional Information

John G Powers:

Notes:

!DEED: 5 Jan 1819 Marion Dist, SC Deeds H-109 John POWERS to John BRIDGES for $300, 100a Catfish bounded W by William TURNER. S by Barnabas HATHCOCK & John MARTIN. E by William BRYAN and John TURNER. S: John (X) Powers. Wit: Thomas JONES, Francis BRIDGES. Sarah (X) Powers, wife of John Powers relinq. dower 22 Jan 1819;

!CENSUS:1820 x

!CENSUS:1830 Darlington Dist. SC page 228 John Powers age 40-49 (1780/90)
"1000001-10002" slaves=200000-001000

!DEED: 4 Nov 1834 Marion Co, SC Deed Book P - 76 This may certify that I did lawfully join together in matrimony John POWERS and Sarah TURNER. This given under myhand this 4 Nov 1834. S: Tapley Moody. Wit: Susannah Moody, George Powers. Rec. 11 Nov 1834;

!CENSUS:1840 Darlington Dist., SC pg 34 John G. Powers age 50-59 (1780/90)
"11200001-111011" slaves=100000-130000

!CENSUS:1850 Darlington Dist, SC pg 293 # 354/354
John POWERS, 63, Farmer, SC
Sarah, 50
Mary, 22
Ervin, 20
John, 17
Louisa, 17
Thomas, 15
Julia, 13
Andrew, 10
Madison, 8
Elitha POWERS, 35;

!CENSUS:1860 Darlington Dist., SC No Township, Darlington CH PO, # 350/348
Jno G. Powers 70 Planter, $10500/11251 SC
Sarah A. 50
Mad. 17 male
E. E. Copeland 6 female
G. J. 3 male.

Sarah Turner:

Notes:

Debbie Turner Smith located the case in Columbia (SC Archives), and gave me this reference for it: Darlington District Court of Equity, Bills and Petitions, Year 1877, Package YY#1, on page #607. Or on roll #DA54 for Darlington Equity Records. Thanks Debbie!

!NOTE:Listed as a Turner on some records, but as a child of Penny Turner and John Martin on others, perhaps parents weren't married;

!CENSUS:1790 Georgetown District, SC Prince George Parish pg 56 w/John TURNER no ages (bef 1790) family listed as 10 others;

!CENSUS:1800;

!CENSUS:1810;

!DEED: 5 Jan 1819 Marion Dist, SC Deeds H-109 John POWERS to John BRIDGES for $300, 100a Catfish bounded W by William TURNER. S by Barnabas HATHCOCK & John MARTIN. E by William BRYAN and John TURNER. S: John (X) Powers. Wit: Thomas JONES, Francis BRIDGES. Sarah (X) Powers, wife of John Powers relinq. dower 22 Jan 1819;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830 Marion Dist, SC pg 60 Sarah POWERS age 30-39 (1790/1800)
"001-110001"
!CENSUS:1830 * Marion Dist, SC pg 60 Sarah POWERS age 30-39 (1790/1800)
"001-002001"

!DEED: 4 Nov 1834 Marion Co, SC Deed Book P - 76 This may certify that I did lawfully join together in matrimony John POWERS and Sarah TURNER. This given under myhand this 4 Nov 1834. S: Tapley Moody. Wit: Susannah Moody, George Powers. Rec. 11 Nov 1834;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850;

!NOTES:From Ruth Hundley:
John's and Patience's Children
John, Reuben, William, Penel (probably Penelope),Coty, Milly, Sarah - who was the first wife of John G. Powers, my GG Grandfather.(Sarah died May 4, 1859,
in the home of her daughter, Sarah Ann Holly in FT. Valley, Houston County,
Ga.
Sarah and John G Powers' Children
Son, Charles, Daughter, Sarah Ann Holly (married Thomas Holly Dec. 30, 1843, Ga. Gen. Soc., R.G. 975.8515), born about 1821 in SC, Daughter, Margaret Moore (married John Moore of Ireland), Penelope Williams (married 3 or 4 times, but was married to Williams in 1873). The names are not listed in their birth order.
Sarah Turner Powers and children left SC about 1835. Others who went with her were the John Martin family, the John Barrentine family, the John Powers family
(maybe a nephew of John G. Powers), and the William Hussey family. They first went to Barbour Co. ALA. for about a year, then to Pike Co. ALA., Stewart Co. GA, Houston Co. (pronounced How-ston) GA, Crawford Co, GA. and then back
Houston Co. GA where Sarah T Powers died in FT. Valley, GA in the home of
her daughter, Sarah Ann Powers Holly.

In 1873, Sarah's and John's son Charles was living in Ozark, Dale Co. ALA. Joel Martin, (Sarah T Powers' nephew, I think) was living in Haw Ridge, Dale Co, ALA.

The above info is taken from some old notes I had taken in the early nineties. Please check this information thoroughly against any information you have. I would like for you to share any information you may have on JGP and Sarah Turner's
ancestry with me, for I have long been interested in the John and Patience Turner line.

Some of the other information mentioned was Sarah's mother came from Roanoke, (whether from the Roanoke River in NC or the state of Virginia, I do not know); that Sarah was about 40 or 45 when she left SC in 1834 or 1835; JGP was bound to John Turner at about the age of 10 and stayed with them until he married Sarah T.; Sarah was a free woman of color, deeply stained with Negro blood, and was about the color of applesauce; Patience was said to be lighter in color than Sarah; one witness said Sarah was about the color of copper with curley black hair; another witness said Sarah Turner was half white and that John G. Powers was a white man. He was described as being "tolerably tall with black straight hair and deepset eyes.";

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