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2051 Wylie J. (Jerome) was a private in World War I.
Wylie Powers

April 23, 1982


Wylie J. Powers. 89, Route 1 Pal-myra, died Wednesday at Memorial
Hospital after an extended illness.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Satur­day at Sykes Chapel with the Rev
Howard Herndon officiating. Burial with Maonic rites will follow in
the Powers Family Cemetery.
Born Dec. 17, 1894 in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late
Wilson Powers and Mary Webb Powers.
Mr. Powers was a retired farmer a World War I Veteran of the U.S
Army, treasurer of the Tarsus United Methodist Church for 30 years. a
member of Palmyra Masonic Lodge for 50 years and had served on
Montgomery County Quarterly Court.
Survivors include his wife, Be­atrice Reagan Powers; one daughter
Mrs. Jewell Gannaway, Clarksville: one brother Homer Powers,
Michi­gan; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lemoine Vick­ers, Wendell Jones, Julius Powers,
Jewell Yarbrough, Marshall Ragan, Edgar Atkins, Warren Neblett, and
Louis Powers.
Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. today at Sykes Funeral Home.
Arrangements are being handled by Sykes Funeral Home. 
Powers, Wiley Jerome (I2272)
 
2052 York Co Taxables 1779: Mount Pleasant Twp. Thomas Neely, Thomas Neely Sr., James Neely. Reading Twp. John Neely, Jonathan Neely, Thomas Neely. Huntington Twp. John Neely, Thomas Neely.

Notes: Thomas Neely IV:
I have a copy of Thomas Neely's will of Reading Twp., Adams Co.( written 1818, admin. 1827 and probated 1837) and it names his wife as Margaret, the dau. of John White Sr., his dau. Marthew wife of Joab Dicks, and his niece SUSANA dau. of his brother, JOHN NEELY. He also names his grandson Thomas Neely Dicks, son of Marthew,
and his sister Margaret Dicks, and his brother William Weakly Dicks, and to his sister Eata Maria Dicks, and his brother James Dicks and his brother John Dicks, and his brother Robert Dicks. Appoints as executors, John Graft of Strabane Twp. and William Hodg of Riding Twp. Signed by Job Dicks, John Graft,William Gilliland and James Neely. 
Neely, III Thomas (I9294)
 
2053 “President” Thomas Lee b. 1690, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., VA, d.
14 Nov 1750, Stratford Hall, Westmoreland Co., VA, m. May 1722, Green
Spring, Williamsburg, VA, Hannah Harrison Ludwell b. 5 Dec 1701, Rich
Neck, Bruton Parish, James City Co., VA, d. 25 Jan 1749, Stratford
Hall, Westmoreland Co., VA, (daughter of Col. Philip and Hannah
(Harrison) Ludwell, II). Of Thomas’s early days, his son has written,
“Thomas, the fourth son, though with none but a common Virginia
Education, yet having strong natural parts, long after he was a man,
he learned the Languages without any assistance but his own genius,
and became a tolerable adept in Greek and Latin….This Thomas, by his
Industry and Parts, acquired a considerable Fortune; for, being a
younger Brother, with many children, his Paternal Estate was very
small. He was also appointed of the Council, and though he had very
few acquaintances in England, he was so well known by reputation that
upon his receiving a loss by fire, the late Queen Caroline sent him
over a bountiful present out of her own Privy Purse. Upon the late Sir
William Gooch’s being recalled, who had been the Governor of Virginia,
he became President and Commander in Chief over the Colony, in which
Station he continued for some time, ‘til the King thought proper to
appoint him Governor of the Colony, but he dyed in 1750 before his
commission got over to him.” Besides being for many years a member of
the House of Burgesses, a member of the Council and later its
president, he became after the death of John Robinson, on the 5th of
Sep 1749, the Acting Governor of the Colony, and held that position
until his death. He served also upon various commissions for arranging
boundaries, for making treaties with the Indians, and held other
similar positions of trust and responsibility. Where Thomas lived
during the first years of his married life is a matter of some doubt.
It seems most probable that his first home was at Mt. Pleasant and
that the loss by fire, of which his son William wrote, was the
destruction of that mansion. It is certain that the house at Mt.
Pleasant was burned early in the last century, but there is no
evidence of a fire ever having occurred at Stratford. If Queen
Caroline gave Thomas Lee a “bountiful present out of her own Privy
Purse,” while she was Queen, she must have given it between 1727 and
1737, as she became Queen in the former year and died in the latter.
It seems, therefore, highly probable that the Stratford House was
erected about 1725-30, hardly later, as it is said that all of
Thomas’s sons were born in that mansion. Stratford House, with its
solid walls and massive, rough-hewn timbers, seems rather to represent
strength and solidity than elegance or comfort. Its large rooms, with
numerous doors and windows, heated only by the large open fireplaces,
would today scarcely be considered habitable. The modern housewife
would not appreciate the outside kitchen, some fifty or sixty feet
from the dining room! The house was built in the shape of the letter
H, the cross line being a large hall room of some twenty-five by
thirty feet, serving as the connecting link between the two wings;
these wings are about thirty feet wide by sixty deep. The house
contains some eighteen large rooms, exclusive of the hall. The view
given here represents the rear, the small stairway leads up to the
rear door of the hall room. The room to the right, as one faces the
picture, is the bed room in which tradition states that Richard Henry
Lee and his brothers were born; also, Gen. Robert E. Lee. The hall
room was, in those days, used as the library and general sitting room,
especially in summer, being large, airy, well lighted and ventilated.
The ceiling is very high, dome shaped, the walls are paneled in oak,
with book cases set in them; back and front are doors, leading into
the garden, flanked by windows on either side. On the other two sides
of this hall, between the book cases, are two doors, opening into the
wings. Outside, at the four corners of the house, are four out-houses,
used as storehouses, office, kitchen, and such like purposes. At the
corner of the house was the kitchen, with its immense fireplace, which
by actual measurement was found to be twelve feet wide, six high, and
five deep, evidently capable of roasting a fair sized ox. Lying on the
grass, there is seen a large, old fashioned shell or cannon ball,
which tradition says was once fired at the house by an English
warship. In recent years is has served as a hitching block for horses.
The portions of the stable are very large; the kitchen garden was
surrounded by the usual brick wall. At the foot of the kitchen garden
are the remains of the large brick burial vault, of which Bishop Meade
wrote: “I have been assured by Mrs. Eliza Turner, who was there at the
time, that it was built by General Henry Lee. The cemetery [vault] is
much larger than any other in the Northern Neck, consisting of several
apartments or alcoves for different branches of the family. Instead of
an arch over them there is a brick house, perhaps twenty feet square,
covered in. A floor covers the cemetery. In the centre is a trap door,
through which you descend by a ladder to the apartments below.” This
brick house having fallen into ruin, a late proprietor of Stratford
had it torn down and the bricks heaped up into a mound, which, covered
with earth and surmounted by the tombstone of Thomas Lee, would serve
as a fitting mark for the unknown dead reposing underneath. There has
been some uncertainty as to the burial place of both Thomas Lee and
his son, Richard Henry Lee; the former has always been thought to have
been buried at Old Pope’s Creek Church, and the latter at Chantilly.
But an examination of their wills and other data proves most
conclusively that both of them were buried in the Old Burnt House
Fields at Mt. Pleasant. It requires no proof to show that Richard Lee
and Laetitia Corbin, his wife, were buried at this place, as their
tombstone is still to be seen there. Thomas Lee’s wife died about a
year before her husband, and of course had been duly buried; in his
will he desired to be “buried between my Late Dearest wife and my
Honoured Mother, and that the bricks on the side next my wife be moved
and my coffin Placed as near hers as is possible, without moving or
disturbing the remains of my Mother.” This request proves his wife had
been buried very near the grave of his mother. There can be no doubt
that Thomas Lee was buried, as he desired, beside his wife, for one
slab covered the two graves, and had the following inscription : “Here
lies Buried the Hon’ble Col. Thomas Lee, Who dyed 14 November, 1750;
Aged 60 years; and his beloved wife, Mrs. Hannah Lee. She departed
this life 25 January, 1749-50. Their monument is erected in the lower
church of Washington Parish, in this County; five miles above their
County Seat, Stratford Hall.” The monument is no longer, but a
manuscript remains of the inscription, only the family burying place
name is torn: “This Monument is erected to the Memory of the
Honourable Col. Thomas Lee, Commander-in-chief and President of His
Majesties Council for this Colony, descended from the very ancient and
Honourable Family of Lees in Shropshire in England, who dyed November
14, 1750, aged 60 years; and of the Hon. Mrs. Hannah Lee, his Wife, by
Philip Ludwell Lee, their eldest son, as a just and dutyfull Tribute
to so excellant a Father and Mother, Patterns of Conjugal Virtue. They
are buryed eighteen miles from this in the family burying place,
called Old _______ in Cople Parish, in this County.” No one can well
doubt that the “family burying place” was in the old Burnt House
Fields at Mt. Pleasant. This was the “one acre where my Hon’d Father
is Buryed” that Thomas, in his will, desired should not “be disposed
of upon any pretense whatsoever.” It was the “family burying place at
the burnt House, as it is called,” where Richard Henry Lee desired to
be buried. Thomas Lee’s will was dated 22 Feb 1749, probated in
Westmoreland Co., VA 30 Jul 1751.
(Source: Lee Family,
http://members.tripod.com/~Bonestwo/index-30.html)
 
Lee, Thomas (I8091)
 
2054  William Anderson Glasscock marriage to Martha Ann Porter 1881
Description: Marriage between William Anderson Glasscock and 2nd wife Martha Ann Porter. The marriage license...
Attached To: William Anderson Glasscock (1823-1889) 
Glascock, William Anderson (I4319)
 

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