Monday, February 28, 2011

The Seagraves and Powel family connection

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Subject: Seagraves/Powell Genealogy Family Connections
Hello Janice,

Pat Powell, Springer here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,tried to contact you on the Seagraves/Graves website about these families in Giles County, Tn.

The Powell's that are related to the Seagraves family are Ambrose Powell and his 2 daughters that married Joal Seaton Seagraves, which were Martha R. Powell, and a Emma D. Powell. We believe they were sisters.

I am in contact with a Suzy Inman in Nevada (I think), and she has this info posted on;

Sorry, to just now tell you why I am emailing you, I was wanting to fill you in on all the Powell Family from Virginia, Hall Co. Ga., Dade,Walker, Elbert, Wilkes, Hart Counties, Georgia.

Susy Inman and I made a connection with Ambrose Powell and the daughters that married Joal Seaton Powell, and one of their children were Lewis Riddle Seagraves.

It just so happends that the Powells were in Walker County, Georgia, and moved to Giles, County, Tennessee in 1854. Lewis Riddle Powell Jr. also moved to Giles or Lawrence Co. Tn. also, about the same time, and his son is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, in Maury Co. Tn., he married Janie Hinson. Ambrose Powell married a Mary Ann Carroll from Giles Co. Tn. and also another lady, and had these Children:
Keziah Caroline (Powell) Lanier, Fleming
Pressly Carroll Powell
James Powell

The Parents of Ambrose Powell was Lewis Riddle Powell and Sarah??? There are at least 10 or 12 children from 2 wives:

A female before 1820 in Hall Co. Ga.
Ambrose Powell
Pressly Powell
Green Oliver Powell
Lewis Riddle Powell Jr.
Newton Powell
Sevier Powell
Keziah Caroline Powell, born in the 1830's

Lewis Riddle Powell married a Elizabeth Burke, around 1845 to 1850 and their Children were:

Morning Francis (Powell) Cogins, Clements.
Nancy Powell
Lewis Ervin, or Irvin Powell (my Gr. Grandfather)
Upson Powell.

I just wanted to give you a little background on these 3 families, and I have a cousin, through Keziah Caroline (Powell) Lanier, Fleming, Ambrose Powell's daughter, by the name of Edward Graves Corlew, living at this time in Camblesville, Tennessee.

Just wanted to be of some help in trying to fill in some of the blanks of your Seagrave and Graves Family Genealogy. Am looking forward to hearing from you.

I am also on face book, under the name of Linda Springer. My email is springerpc (at) and would like to contact all the people on your Seagraves site, if they should like to know more about the Powells.. The Seagrave family lived close to Anderson Creek, and Ambrose Powell lived on Anderson Creek. Ed Corlew is going to try and survey the Seagraves Cemetery for family history purposes.

Looking so forward to hearing from you.

Pat (Powell) Springer

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