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Rev. Dennis Powell
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
kNOX CO., AND Whitley co., and Clay co., Ky and NC and TENN.
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
Wanted to know my ancestors who have live before me.
Learn about the history and mystery of 2 family surnames and why.
Fun learning what our ancestors went through.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://picasa web album

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At 1:36pm on June 24, 2012, Jeremy Gray said…

Rev. Powell, I hope that I can get some Info on the Native American Ancestry. Rebecca Powell, married Edmond Gray. After Edmond Died during the Civil War, She moved in with a Family called Sattan, and She and her Son's Alexander, and Edmond Gray.. At the Home they wre listed as Mullato... Would like to know if there is anything that shows, Mary Linn Powell as being native American. 


At 9:57pm on February 7, 2010, Rev. Dennis Powell said…
To Any Powell's that are connected here I have a site called Picasa Web Album with photos and documents.
Nancy Powell, Gary Powell, and Dwight Smith please check it out and let me know what you think and if you like to add something. Thanks to Gary Powell who told me about this site to develop what I have added there.
At 9:50pm on February 7, 2010, Rev. Dennis Powell said…
Hi Nancy,
My Father was born and raised in Knox Co., Ky an area known as Bimble, that's between Barbourville and Pineville. My Father said when he was growing up there were other Powell's in the area but they did not know each other. He always assumed there were two family's of Powell's. I so far find no connection to Ambrose Powell who came to the area with Dr. Thomas Walker, they built the first house in Ky. The location of the home is on the way to cumberland falls. My Powell's have lived in that area in the late 1700s up til today. I do know my Powell's come from North Carolina before they came to Ky.
Nancy, my Elijah, was born 1753 and died 1831. I show Elijah had a son Levi born 1799 and died 1862.
Elijah, father was Henry Powell, born 1720. I think there might be a connection because there were not many people living in that area during the 1700s and there were not many roads to travel by and they had Indians to deal with. The roads they traveled were made from Native American Indians, most were along creeks and rivers.
I have 1000s of records and information to cross check. I will look into your names and see what I might find.
I would love to exchange info with you. My email is

Happy to hear from you and hope this is the beginning of new family discovery's.

At 10:02am on February 7, 2010, Nancy Ann Powell said…
Rev. Powell,
Hi there, We are decended from the Powells (spelled Powel some times) from Chicken Branch on Laurel Creek in Clay County Kentucky. The first Powell's in area were Elijah Powell and his son John and his family. We decend from the son - John. Elijah Powell, John Powell, John Lucas Powell (known as Preacher Tobe Powell), Lucian Powell, Clifford Powell, Dewey Ray Powell - my Husband.
I find John and Elijah living in Ashe County prior to Clay County Kentucky. It appears they Migrated with the Collins, Hollingsworth, and Reeds and married into those families. My father in-law tells me there was a distinct other family of Powells in Clay County that they did not condsider related.
At 1:50pm on December 27, 2009, Dwight Smith said…
hi dennis, my email address is , my uncle Lawrence smith was a very good friend of your father Charles Powell and my father Lake Smith . Bertie Smith is my cousin.
At 11:31am on December 19, 2009, Rev. Dennis Powell said…
Hello Dwight,

I have Elijah Powell wife as Morning Wilson, she was native American Indian.
Most likely they treated Indian and colored the same. I was told at one time the powells could not go to school because they were thought to be black,but ware proven they were Indian.
Dwight, do you know a Bertie or Roger smith?
Well I have much more but would take too long to enter it here.
I have a site called picasa web site if you like to visit it and view the photos and documents. I would need your email to send the invite.
God Bless!
At 4:39pm on November 19, 2009, Dwight Smith said…
Hi, Dennis , I have always thought that Elijah Powell was Levis father, Clay co Kentucky census 1820 has him in with the colored. Which is no surprise to me, My Powell family lived and raised on Turkey Creek in Knox co Kentucky. They were very dark people, but my great grandfather William Bill Powell was Blue. Do you know any more information on this Elijah Powell ? I know his daughter Mary Powell married a Hollingsworth and thats it.




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