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Barnaba Powers

Male 1772 - 1842  (70 years)


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  • Name Barnaba Powers 
    Born 1772  Anson Co. (later Richmond Co.), NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1842  Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Unknown, but a Memorial is in the Barnabas C. Powers Family Cemetery, Montgomery Co., TN. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2295  MyTree
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2014 

    Father Barnabas (possibly, Arthur) Powers,   b. Abt 1730, Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Unknown,   b. prob Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married prob Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Harvey,   b. Between 1770 and 1775, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1845, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Bef 1790  Cumberland Co. or Anson Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Arthur N. Powers,   b. 1790, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Cumberland City, Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. 1st daughter Powers,   b. Between 1790 and 1796, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Newbary Powers,   b. 25 Oct 1796, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. William Brooks Powers,   b. 8 Nov 1797, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Cumberland City, Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. 3rd Daughter Powers,   b. Bef 1800, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. James S. Powers,   b. 25 Sep 1807, Fayetteville, Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +7. Barnabus Crawford Powers,   b. 1 Mar 1811, Rockingham Twp., Richmond Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1881, Palmyra, Montgomery Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • 1800 US Census Transcription
      First Name Barnaba
      Last Name Powers
      City/Township Fayetteville
      County Richmond
      State North Carolina
      Record set US Census 1800
      Nara Series M32
      Nara Roll 33
      Category Census, Land & Substitutes
      Record collection Census
      Collections from United States & Canada

      Source of some of the Powers data is from the Geneva Swain Collection
      in TenGenWeb:
      http://www.tngenweb.org/montgomery/Powers/

      The following is courtesy of Marsha Powers of Cleveland, OH, and
      Bobby Powers of Clarksville, TN.:
      1790, 1800 through 1840 U. C. Census abstracted by Iva Coffman;
      Tax Lists and Land Grants in N. C. abstracted from microfilm by Iva
      Coffman; Barnabas C. Powers family bible in possession of Mable
      Hicks; 1800 Census, IBC.

      Barnaba and Elizabeth Powers lived in or near Rockingham Township,
      Richmond Co., NC, with his mother, two brothers and five sisters.
      Barnaba and Elizabeth had three sons and according to early census
      records, three daughters. They are unknown to us. The sons were
      James S., Barnabas C. and Arthur. (Iva Coffman notes later that
      William Brooks Powers and Mary Newbary Powers were also children of
      Barnaba Powers, and gives their birthdates).

      When the first census of the United States was taken in 1790, the
      boundary between North and South Carolina had often changed. It was
      not fully surveyed until 1815. Barnaba was not listed in NC on this
      census but in the Cheraw Dist of SC, just across the state line from
      Richmond Co. He was the head of the family at 18. When the tax lists
      of 1795, 1806 and 1812 were made up, Barnaba was found to be in NC. I
      would guess he lived near the state line. Just how his father and
      mother arrived in this area is yet to be discovered.

      Thousands of acres were taken up in this area after the Revolutionary
      War by Scots. In 1794, one absentee Scotsman through his agent,
      bought 320 sections of land on the state line in Richmond County. This
      is over 200,000 acres and Barnaba , with his 100 acres was probably
      surrounded, maybe even his ownership disputed. (There are disputed
      claims on record.) This could be the reason the Powers brothers with
      their families, migrated to TN. We can only guess why they moved
      after living so long in NC.

      Even though his brothers and nephews left for Montgomery Co. in 1815,
      it appears he remained until after the death of their mother. He
      followed with his family in 1825. (Source: Thelma Hayes; Geneva
      Swain; J. H. Marable; obits; 1870 Census, Iva Coffman)

      North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 about Barnebas Powers
      Name: Barnebas Powers
      State: NC
      County: Richmond County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1795
      Database: NC Early Census Index

      1800 Census, Fayettville, Richmond Co., NC:
      Barnaba Powers 20010121110;
      2 males under 10 (Arthur N. and William Brooks)
      1 male 26 - 44 (Barnaba)
      1 female under 10 (4th daughter)
      2 females 10- 15 (Mary Newbary and 3rd daughter)
      1 female 16-25 (1st daughter)
      1 female 26-44 (wife, Elizabeth)
      1 female 45+ (mother of Barnaba)

      1810 United States Federal Census about Barnabas Towers
      Name: Barnabas Towers
      [Barnabas Powers]
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Richmond, North Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 9

      1820 United States Federal Census about Barnabas Powers
      Name: Barnabas Powers
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Richmond, North Carolina
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Foreigners not Naturalized: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 5
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9

      Obituary for Barnabas Powers
      From: The River Counties
      Barnabas Powers departed this life January 26, 1842, age 69

      (From State Library of NC):
      Cumberland was formed in 1754 from Bladen. It was named in honor of
      William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II.
      Cumberland was the commander of the English Army at the Battle of
      Culloden, in which the Scotch Highlanders were defeated in 1746. Many
      of them came to America, and their principal settlement was in
      Cumberland County. Cumberland was changed to Fayette County in early
      1784, but the act was repealed at the next General Assembly, which met
      in November, 1784. It is in the southeastern section of the State and
      is bounded by Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, Hoke, Harnett and Johnston
      counties. The present land area is 652.72 square miles and its 2000
      population was 302,963. The county seat was first called Cumberland
      Court House. In 1762 Campbellton was established at Cross Creek with
      provisions for the public buildings. In 1778 Cross Creek and
      Campbellton were joined and the courthouse was ordered to be erected
      in that part of the town known as Cross Creek. In 1783 Campbellton was
      changed to Fayetteville in honor of Lafayette. Fayetteville is the
      county seat.
      Richmond was formed in 1779 from Anson. It was named in honor of
      Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond and a principal secretary in William
      Pitt's second administration. He was a staunch friend of the American
      colonies and made a motion in the House of Lords that the colonies be
      granted their independence. It is in the south central section of the
      State and is bounded by the State of South Carolina and Anson, Stanly,
      Montgomery, Moore and Scotland counties. It present land area is
      473.98 square miles and the 2000 population was 46,564. The county
      seat was first called Richmond Court House but in 1784 a town was
      established there by the name of Rockingham. Rockingham is the county
      seat.
      Robeson was formed in 1787 from Bladen. It was named in honor of
      Colonel Thomas Robeson, a soldier of the Revolution. He was one of the
      leaders at the battle of Elizabethtown which was fought in September
      1781. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by
      the state of South Carolina and Scotland, Hoke, Cumberland, Bladen and
      Columbus counties. The present land area is 948.84 square miles and
      the 2000 population was 123,245. The courthouse was erected on land
      which formerly belonged to John Willis. A lottery was used to dispose
      of the lots and to establish the town. In 1788, Lumberton was
      established and is the county seat.