The Powell Family
of
Early Pleasants County

Presented by Charlotte Lewin.

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DANIEL ALEXANDER POWELL

Daniel Alexander POWELL was born 21 November 1813 in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio. He was the second son of Joseph POWELL and Mary BROOK/BROCK. Before the 1830 census was taken, the Powell family moved to Ludlow Township, Washington County, Ohio. Daniel was married to Mary Ann FURR 06 June 1833 in Washington County, Ohio by Jacob Middleswort. Mary Ann was born February 1813 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Orphaned at a young age, Mary Ann may have been adopted and taken FURR as her last name. Her true maiden name may have been CUMMINGS. Daniel and Mary Ann joined the First Christian Church in 1835. They continued this affiliation throughout their lives. On 25 August 1837 Daniel took a cash sales land grant at the Marietta Land Office in Washington County, Ohio. The property was located in Bethel Township, Monroe County, Ohio. A sale of this property has not been located. (PHOTO)

In 1838 Daniel and Mary Ann moved to Wood County, (West) Virginia. Prior to October 1848, Daniel became a Justice of the Peace. A portion of Wood County was taken to form Pleasants County, (West) Virginia in 1851. Daniel continued as Justice of the Peace in Pleasants County through August 1852. Between 1848 and 1852, Daniel performed a number of marriages. Most of these marriages appear to include relatives and the children of friends and relatives. In August 1852, Daniel sold Tan Bark with Ohio River access to Phelps and Widderfield. Daniel and Mary Ann lived near the Ohio River on Cow Creek in Pleasants County.

In 1855, Daniel moved his family to Wyandotte Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas settling there in April. The battle over whether Kansas would become a Slave or Free State brought great hardship and peril to it's citizens. Prior to statehood Kansas was known as "Bleeding Kansas." It is believed that in Kansas Daniel participated in this battle acting as an agent for one of the Emmigrant Aid Companies. The Emmigrant Aid Companies were formed to help Kansas become a Free rather than a Slave State.

Early in the spring of 1856, Daniel sent his oldest children, Joe, Frank, James and Virginia to homestead Linn County, Kansas. Their nearest post office was called Trading Post. They took with them horses, cattle and enough provisions to last a year. Long before the year ended, the four were wiped out by Missouri Border Ruffians. This may have been the particularly savage Clark Raid which took place in September 1856. They lost everything except a small box of dishes and Virginia's velvet dress. Discouraged and unable to make a new start, James and Virginia rejoined the family in Wyandotte Township. Joe and Frank walked back to their old home in (West) Virginia. A couple months later, Frank died adding even deeper sorrow to their Linn County losses. In 1859, Wyandotte Township was taken to form Wyandotte County, Kansas.

From 1861 until March 1874, Daniel concluded a series of land transactions in Wyandotte County, Kansas. At the beginning of 1874, he had amassed a large amount of land along the banks of the Kansas River in Shawnee Township in what is now Kansas City, Kansas. At the time it was believed that the Kansas River could be made navigable and those who held property along it's banks would reap large rewards. Unfortunately, the River was not to be tamed. A strange land deal took place in 1873 between John J. Crandall of Missouri and Daniel. In this transaction, Daniel sold John Crandall nintey acres for $3500.00 and then loaned Mr. Crandall the money to pay for the land. Mr. Crandall then borrowed additional money against the property from several other Wyandotte County citizens and bankers. By March 1874 in the resulting lawsuits, Daniel had lost both the property and his money.

On 22 and 23 January 1875, Daniel sold the remaining Wyandotte County property to Alison B. Bartlett and members of the Bartlett family. Mr. Bartlett, from Wyandotte County, was most likely a friend and business associate. In return, Mr. Bartlett sold Daniel a farm which he owned in Woodson County, Kansas for $750.00. At the end of January, Daniel and Mary Ann along with a number of their children and spouses moved to Woodson County.

The farm land upon which they settled in 1875 was valued at $800.00 with $70.00 in farm implements. It contained 80 acres under rail fence with 3 acres in orchard. Daniel had 3 milk cows, 5 non-dairy cows, 4 horses and 1 dog. The value of products made or sold from the farm included; $350.00 in slaughtered or sold cows and $300.00 in butter or butter products.

In 1876, finding a spiritual void, Daniel, Mary Ann, their son, Joseph, and his wife, Susan, with a few other Woodson County citizens founded the Yates Center Christian Church. Daniel served as one of the churches' first elders while his son, Joseph, was one of the churches' two deacons. Daniel sold his Woodson County farm for $950.00 to Lois Rutledge in 1879. He bought 40 acres of school land for $120.00 in 1881.

After a long illness on 10 February 1883, Daniel died of consumption in Woodson County, Kansas. Mary Ann sold the farm and moved to Yates Center in Woodson County. She died 15 December 1890. Daniel and Mary Ann are buried in the Powell enclosure at Kalida Cemetery, Woodson County, Kansas. The Kalida Cemetery at one time was listed as one of the abandoned cemeteries of Kansas. It has since been reclaimed and restored by the Woodson County Historical Society.

Notes on Daniel POWELL:

1. Bureau of Land Management, Monroe County, Ohio Cash Sales - Marietta Land Office.

25 August 1837 Daniel Powell of Washington County, Ohio for SE quarter of SW quarter Section 35, Township 3, Range 6. 35 82/100 acres.

2. Wood County, (West) Virginia 1840 Census

POWELL, Daniel
3 males under 5 (1835 - 1840)
1 male 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)
2 females under 5 (1835 - 1840)
1 female 20 - 30 (1810 - 1820)

3. Wood County Marriages performed by Daniel Powell

James POWELL to Jucy JOY 7 May 1848
Abraham JOY to Margaret A. ARMSTRONG 24 October 1848
E. JOHNSON to Mary Jane FLINN 08 March 1850
O. M. DOTSON to Nancy JOY 05 October 1850
James ROLISON to Mary BALIEU 20 October 1850
Conrad COON to Polly HINDS 15 March 1851

4. Wood County, (West) Virginia 1850 Census #473

Daniel Powell 36 m Farmer $460 Ohio
Mary Ann 37 f Virginia
Mary 16 f Ohio
Joseph 14 m Ohio
Francis 12 m Virginia
Virginia 10 f Virginia
James 8 m Virginia
Richard 6 m Virginia
Charity 3 f Virginia
Alexander 1 m Virginia

5. Pleasants County, (West) Virginia Deed Record Book 1, p. 164

Daniel Powell
to       } Bill of sale
Phelps and Widderfield

For and in consideration of the payment of my single bill this day Executed to Phelps and Widderfield for one Hundred and Twenty five dollars and some cents due one day after date and for the Payment of my account with Creel & Co.______I hereby sell and assign and convey unto the parties above mentioned all my Tan Bark in the Woods on the waters of Cow Creek & McElvoy and all that is now on the Bank of the Ohio River -I bind myself to deliver the Bark now in the Woods -say nearly Forty cords on the Bank of the Ohio River - convenient for loading in Boat on or before the first day of October next they paying One _____Dollars per Cord for same.

Given under my hand and seal this 27th day of August 1852

Daniel Powell {Seal}

Pleasants County Court Clerks office September 16th 1852. This Bill of Sale from Daniel Powell to Phelps and Widderfield was presented in the clerks office aforesaid and acknowledged by the said Daniel Powell and admitted to record.

Teste R. Hickman Clerk

6. Pleasants County, (West) Virginia Deed Index

01 October 1852 Daniel Powell (D. of T.) to William T. Sharp.
Book 1, p. 182
(Note: This will have to be copied from original records. The printing is too light to photocopy.)

7. Pleasants County, (West) Virginia Deed Index

01 October 1852 Daniel Powell (D. of T.) to William T. Sharp, same Trustree as above. Book 1, p. 187
(Note: This will have to be copied from original records. The printing is too light to photocopy.)

8. 1857 Kansas Territorial Qualified Voters Census in Leavenworth County by 05 May 1857.

Delaware and Wyandott Township, p. 56
Daniel Powell Arrived in Kansas April 1855
(Note: Also listed is F. M. POWELL who appears to be from Tennessee)

9. Wyandotte County, Kansas 1860 Census Family #344

Daniel Powell 48 m Farmer Ohio
Mary Ann 48 f Virginia
James 18 m Virginia
Richard 16 m Virginia
Charity 13 f Virginia
Alexander 11 m Virginia
Ellen 8 f Virginia
Thomas 7 m Kansas

10. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book E page 228

06 April 1861 John D. Brown and Leander Brown of Wyandotte County sold to Daniel Powell County of Wyandotte County for $320.00 ... The North East quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 of Range 25 East containing 40 acres.

Signed:
John D. Brown
Leander Brown

Witnesses:
James Barnett
John H. Millar

Recorded April 11 A.D. 1861 at 4 P.M.

11. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book N page 11

07 November 1863 Daniel Powell obtained Judgement before John M. Funk, Justice of the Peace, in an action in which Daniel Powell was Plaintiff and John D. Brown was Defendant. The Plaintiff recovered a judgment in money against said defendant John D. Brown for the sum of One Hundred Dollars and costs of suit. And on the 23 January 1864 a transcript of the judgement was filed in the office of the Clerk of the First District Court of the State of Kansas in Wyandott County. And the Sheriff of the County by virtue of an execution duly issued by the Clerk of the Court and to him directed bearing date 23 January 1864, did levy upon the following described lands in Wyandott County...

Commencing at the North West corner of the South East Quarter of the North West Quarter of Section 17 Township 11 South Range 25 East, Thence West 16 poles, Thence South 80 poles Thence East 96 poles, Thence North 80 poles, Thence West 80 poles to the beginning Containing 48 acres...

and on 28 January 1864 caused the same to be duly appraised which appraisement was $480.00 and did offer the same for sale, but was not sold for want of bidders. And the Sheriff of the County by virtue of an (Execution Vendi) duly issued by the Clerk of the Court and to him directed bearing date 29 December 1864, did, after having caused the same to be appraised and advertised, sell, according to law, on the fourth day of February 1865 the lands and tenements above described to Daniel Powell for the sum of Three Hundred and twenty five Dollars being two thirds of the appraisement value and he being the highest and best bidder and that the highest and best price bidden for the same. At the April Term of said Court A.D. 1865 examined and confirmed and the Clerk directed to make an entry on the Journal of the Court; and it was further ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of County be ordered to convey the premises by a good and sufficient Deed to Daniel Powell according to law.

I, Pembroke S. Ferguson Sheriff of Wyandott County, State of Kansas have hereunto set my hand and seal at Wyandott City this 21st day of April A.D. 1865.

Signed:
Pembroke S. Ferguson
Sheriff of Wyandotte County, Kansas

Witnesses:
I. B. Sharp
Probate Judge
James A. Cruise
Register of Deeds

Recorded January 25 A.D. 1870 at 9 A.M.

12. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book J page 27

23 January 1864 Before John M. Funk a Justice of the Peace, for the County of Wyandott State of Kansas in an action in which Daniel Powell was Plaintiff and John D. Brown was Defendant. The Plaintiff recovered a Judgement in money against the Defendent John D. Brown, for the sum of One Hundred Dollars and costs of suit. And on 5 July 1864 a Transcript of such Judgement was filed in the Office of the Clerk of the First District Court of the State of Kansas in and for the County of Wyandott. And an Execution was duly issued by the Clerk of the Court bearing date 1 March 1865, directed to the Sheriff of Wyandott County State of Kansas and by Virtue of which Execution the sheriff did on the 3rd day of March levy upon the following described real Estate...

Commencing at the North East Corner of the South West Quarter of Section 17 Township Eleven South Range 25 East, Thence West 160 Rods to the North West corner of said quarter section, thence South to the North Bank of the Kansas river, thence down along said River to a point due South of the point of beginning, thence North to the beginning Containing Seventy Eight 30/100 acres.

And the Sheriff of the County by virtue of the Execution duly issued by the Clerk of said Court and to him directed, bearing date March 1st A.D. 1865, did, after having caused the same to be duly appraised and advertised, Sell according to Law on 5 April 1866, the lands and tenements above described to Daniel Powell for the sum of Seven hundred and Twenty Eight dollars being two thirds of the appraised value and he being the highest and best bidder for the same. At the October Term of the Court A. D. 1865, examined and confirmed and the Clerk directed to make an entry in the Journal of the Court: and it was further ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of the County be ordered to convey the premises by a good and sufficient Deed to Daniel Powell according to Law.

In Testimony Pembroke S. Ferguson, Sheriff of Wyandott County, State of Kansas have hereunto set my hand and Seal at Wyandott City this Fifteenth day of January A.D. 1866.

Signed:
Pembroke S. Ferguson
Sheriff of Wyandotte County, Kansas

Witnesses:
I. B. Sharp
Probate Judge
James A. Cruise
Register of Deeds

Recorded June 23 A.D. 1866 at 2 P.M.

13. Wyandotte County, Kansas 1865 Kansas State Census

Wyandotte Township
#499
Ellen Theye 40 f Germany
Harmon Theye 22 m 16th Cav. Co.(H) MD
John Theye 17 m 16th Cav. Co.(H) MD
Mary Theye 10 f MD
Lucinda Theye 7 f MD
James Powel 22 m 16th Cav. Co.(H) VA
Josephine Powel 20 f MD
Lafayette Powel 1 m KS

#500
Daniel Powell 51 m
Mary Ann Powell 51 f
Alexander Powell 16 m
Ellen Powell 13 f
Thomas Powell 8 m
Richard Powel 21 m - 10 Inf. Co. (B)

14. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book I page 155

19 August 1865 John D. Brown, Eliza Ann Spybuck alias Eliza Ann Brown and Jane L. Brown wife of the said John D. Brown both of the City of Wyandott County of Wyandott and State of Kansas, sold to Daniel Powell of the City of Wyandott County of Wyandott and State of Kansas, for the sum of Five hundred Dollars...

Commencing at the South East Corner of the North West Quarter of Section Seventeen in Township Eleven South Range Twenty five East, Thence North Eighty Rods Thence West Ninety Six Rods Thence South Eighty Rods Thence West Sixty Four Rods to the Kansas River Thence South along said Kansas River to a point due South of the beginning Thence North to the beginning containing One hundred and fifty acres more or less...

Signed:
John D. Brown
Jane L. (her X mark) Brown
Eliza Ann Spybuck alias Eliza Ann Brown

Witnesses:
A. B. Bartlett, Notary Public
Isaiah Walker
Rich Hewitt

Recorded August 21 A.D. 1865 at 11 A.M.

15. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book I page 207

28 August 1865 Daniel Powell, Theodore F. Garrett, Mary Ann Powell, & Isabella H. Garrett, wives of Daniel and Theodore, and Sylvanus P. Bartlett single man sold to Matthew Mudeater for $2.00 and forever Quit Claim the following...

Commencing at the South East Corner of the North West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section Seventeen (17) in Township Eleven of Range Twenty five (25) East, Thence North Thirty eight poles, Thence West Eighty poles, Thence South Thirty eight (38) poles, Thence East Eighty poles to the beginning Containing 19 acres more or less...

Signed:
Daniel Powell
S. P. Bartlett
Theodore F. Garret
Mary A. Powell
Isabella H. Garrett

Witness:
A. B. Bartlett, Notary Public

Recorded October 11 A.D. 1865 at 9 A.M.

16. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book I page 477

04 March 1866 John D. Brown, Leander Brown, John D. Brown Jr, Eliza Ann Spibuck both of the City of Wyandott County of Wyandott and State of Kansas, sold to Daniel Powell of the City of Wyandott County of Wyandott and State of Kansas for $500.00...

Commencing at the South West Corner of the North East Quarter of Section Eight Township eleven South Range Twenty five East Thence North Eighty poles Thence West 106 1/2 poles Thence North Eighty poles Thence East One hundred & fifteen and a half poles Thence South Twenty poles Thence East Sixty poles Thence South Sixty poles Thence East Eleven Poles Thense South Eighty poles Thence West Eighty poles to the beginning containing 100 acres.

Also Commencing at the North West Corner of the South West Quarter of the same Section Township and Range Thence East Eighty poles Thence South Ninty Six poles Thence West Eighty poles Thence North Ninety Six poles to the beginning containing 48 acres.

Also Commencing at the South West Corner of the North West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section Seventeen Township Eleven South Range Twenty five East Thence East Eighty poles Thence North Thirty Eight poles Thence West Eighty poles Thence North Two hundred and Two poles Thence West Eighty poles Thence South Eighty poles Thence West Sixteen poles Thence South Eighty poles Thence West Sixty four poles Thence South to the North bank of the Kansas River Thence down the same to a point due South of the beginning Thence North to the beginning containing 166 and 30/100 acres...

John D. Brown
Leander Brown
John D. Brown Jr.
Eliza Ann Spibuck

Witnesses:
A. B. Bartlett
W. P. Overton

17. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book I page 562

23 April 1866 Jane L. Brown wife of John D. Brown sold to Daniel Powell for $300.00 and forever Quit Claim...

Commencing at the South West Corner of the North East Quarter of Section 8 in Township 11 South Range 25 East Thence North 80 poles Thence West 106 1/2 poles Thence North 80 poles Thence East 115 1/2 poles Thence South Twenty poles Thence East 60 poles Thence South 60 poles Thence East 11 poles Thence South 80 poles Thence West 80 poles to beginning Containing 100 acres...

Also Commencing at the South West Corner of North West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section 17 Township 11 South Range 25 East Thence East 80 poles Thence North 38 poles Thence West 80 poles Thence North 202 poles Thence West 80 poles Thence South 80 poles Thence West 16 poles Thence South 80 poles Thence West 64 poles Thence South to the North Bank of the Kansas River Thence down the same to a point due South of the beginning Thence South to the beginning Containing 160 30/100 acres...

Jane L. (her X mark) Brown

Witnesses:
James Barnett
Matthew Mudeater

Recorded May 10 A.D. 1866 at 4 P.M.

18. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book J page 311

19 May 1866 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel wife of Daniel Powel both of the Town and County of Wyandott and State of Kansas sold to Madison Puett of the Town and County of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, for $175.00...

Commencing at a point Sixty four (64) poles East of the North West Corner of the South West Quarter of Section Seventeen in Township Eleven, South Range Twenty five East, Thence west to the said North West Corner Sixty four poles, Thence South to the Kansas River, Thence down said River with the meanders thereof to a point due South of the place of beginning, Thence North to the beginning containing 7 acres more or less...

Daniel Powell
Mary(her X mark)Ann Powell

Witnesses:
A. B. Bartlett, Notary Public
David Ryers

Recorded January 13 A.D. 1867 at 2 P.M.

19. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book J page 188

09 June 1866 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel wife of Daniel Powel both of the Town and County of Wyandott and State of Kansas sold to Jacob Toney of the City and County of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, for $2500.00.....

Commencing at the North East Corner of the North West quarter of Section 8 in Township 10, South of Range 25 East, Thence South Eighty poles, Thence West One hundred and six and one half poles, Thence North Eighty poles, Thence East One hundred and six and one half poles to the beginning containing 53 and 1/4 acres more or less, subject to a Mortgage of John D. Brown, Jane, Leander, John D., Jr., and Eliza Ann Spybuck to Cassa J. Clark dated December 20th 1864 to secure the payment of $200.00 & interest from date at 12 per cent per annum, and to the taxes on the described premises for the year 1866, which Mortgage and taxes Jacob Toney agrees to pay...

Daniel Powell
Mary An Powell

Witnesses:
A. B. Bartlett
David Ryers

Recorded October 8 A.D. 1866 at 5 P.M.

20. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book K page 207

09 June 1866 Correction to deed description from Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel wife of Daniel Powel to Jacob Toney from Township 10 to read Township 11.

Recorded February 17 A.D. 1868 at 9 A.M.

21. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book J page 81

26 July 1866 Rebecca Ann Kennedy in her own right and Francis M. Kennedy, her husband, both of the Town of Danville County of Vermillion and State of Illinois sold to Daniel Powell County of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, for $500.00...

Commencing at the South West Corner of the North East quarter of Section 8 in Township 11 of Range 25 East Thence North Eighty poles Thence West One hundred and six and a half poles Thence North Eighty poles Thence East One hundred and fifteen and one half poles Thence South Twenty poles Thence East Sixty poles Thence South sixty poles Thence East Eleven poles Thence South Eighty poles Thence West Eighty poles to the beginning

Also commencing at the North West Corner of the South West Quarter of the same section Township and Range, Thence East Eighty poles Thence South ninety six poles Thence West Eighty poles Thence North Ninety six poles to the beginning

Also commencing at the South West Corner of the North West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section 17 Township 11 South Range 25 East, Thence East Eighty poles, Thence North Thirty eight poles, Thence West Eighty poles, Thence North Two hundred and two poles, Thence West Eighty poles, Thence South Eighty poles, Thence West Sixteen poles, Thence South Eighty poles, Thence West Sixty four poles, Thence South to the North Bank of the Kansas River Thence down the same to a point due south of the beginning, Thence North to the beginning containing 166 30/100 acres & in all 314 30/100 acres.

F. M. Kennedy
Rebaca Ann Kennedy

Witness:
E. P. Kennedy
C. Carpenter

Recorded July 30 A.D. 1866 at 3 P.M.

22. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book J page 78

28 July 1866 Cyrus S. Stapleton and Margaret R. Stapleton sold to Daniel Powell for $500.00 and forever Quit Claim...

same property description as above Note: 21

C. S. Stapleton
Margaret R. Stapleton

Witnesses:
S. F. Mather
James A. Poe

Recorded July 30 A.D. 1866 at 3 P.M.

23. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book K page 206

16 April 1867 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel wife of Daniel Powel both of the Town and County of Wyandott and State of Kansas, sold to Alison B. Bartlett of the City and County of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, for $2500.00...

The North East quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 South, Range 25 East including buildings and improvements....

Daniel Powell
Mary An Powell

Witness:
J. S. Stockton
Notary Public

Recorded February 17 A.D. 1868 at 9 A.M.

24. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book P page 572

27 February 1869 “For and in consideration for the sum of $500.00 to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, I John D. Brown Junior one of the grantors in the within deed of conveyance named and executed by me while a minor within the age of twenty one years but now of full age having obtained such full age on 29 December 1868 do hereby ratify and confirm the written conveyance so by me executed as therein stated to all the land therein described except my right title & interest whatever the same may be to 53 1/4 acres and which I contracted to Cassandra F. Clark on 27 May 1867 as by such contract will more fully appear & subsequently did so convey, and I do hereby disavow & revoke all other sales and contracts made by me subsequent to the execution of the within conveyance of the within described land & tracts of land except the 53 1/4 acres as above mentioned."

John D. Brown Jr.

Recorded August 4 A.D. 1871 at 3 P.M.

25. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book L page 563

17 March 1869 One year after date value received we promise to pay to John P. Hanrion or bearer $500.00 and interest at .12 per cent per annum, annually from date until paid and I hereby waive the benefits of the provisions of an act entitled “An act to amend an Act to provide for the redemption of Real Estate sold under execution, order of Sale, or other final process approved June 4th 1861,” said amendatory act approved February 26th 1867 and also all relief from the 9th Section of the X V Article of the Constitution of the State of Kansas and in consideration of $500. and for the security of the prompt payment of this note we hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said the following ...

Beginning at the North West corner of the South East quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17, Township 11, Range 25, Thence East thirty-two poles, South Eighty poles, West forty-eight poles, North Eighty poles, East Sixteen poles to the beginning Containing twenty-four acres, and in default of the payment of the said note or interest annually at maturity, this grant shall become absolute and the payee or his assignee shall recover an additional sum of $35.00 as an attorney's fee for foreclosing the same.

Daniel Powell
Mary Ann Powell

Recorded March 23 A.D. 1869 at 10 A.M.

Note on papers: Payment of the note of Daniel Powell here secured acknowledged 18 March 1872

J. P. Hanrion

26. Wyandotte County, Kansas 1870 Census Family #348

Daniel Powell 57 m Farmer $7000 $2500 Ohio
Mary Ann 58 f Virginia
Thomas 13 m Kansas

27.Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book P page 573 - 576

18 March 1870 I, John D. Brown of the County of Wyandott State of Kansas formerly a member of the competent class "A" of Wyandott Indians as such received a patent from the President of the United States bearing date 1 June 1859 granting to me in fee the following described real estate situated in said County and State being Wyandott Allotment No. 37...

Beginning at the South West Corner of the North East Quarter of Section 8 Township 11 South of Range 25 East, Thence North 80 poles Thence West 106 1/2 poles, Thence North 80 poles, Thence East 115 1/2 poles, Thence South 20 poles, Thence East 60 poles, Thence South 60 poles, Thence East 11 poles, Thence South 80 poles Thence West 80 poles to the place of beginning.

Also beginning at the North West Corner of the South West Quarter of the same Section Township and Range, Thence East 80 poles, Thence South 96 poles, Thence West 80 poles, Thence North 96 poles to the place of beginning.

Also beginning at the South West Corner of the North West Quarter, of the South East Quarter of section 17 Township 11, South of Range 25 East, Thence East 80 poles, Thence North 38 poles, Thence West 80 poles, Thence North 202 poles. Thence West 80 poles, Thence South 80 poles, Thence West 16 poles, Thence South 80 poles, Thence West 64 poles, Thence South to the north Bank of the Kansas Tiver, Thence down the same to a point due south of the beginning , thence north to the beginning Containing in all 314 30/100 acres:

And be it further known that on 15 October 1858 by the persuasion of others I executed a deed with my wife Therissa in which I attempted to convey said Real Estate to my children as follows; Hezekiah, Leander, Eliza, Rebecca and John D. in which deed the consideration named is $500.00 but in fact no consideration was paid, and under which deed no possession was given or passed to the children except as hereinafter stated but the children one or more of them undertook to sell and dispose of the premises to other parties who took or attempted to take possession under their grants from the children and render me powerless in the premises: and be it further known that on account of certain indebtedness of myself to Daniel Powell and being willing that a part of the property should be sold to pay the indebtedness and that Daniel Powell should buy the whole of what is known as the bottom land in discharge of the indebtedness and should acquire title to the whole estate and pay and account to me for whatever the same might be worth over and above debts and moneys expended in aquiring the outstanding titles of others and to the above end certain of said real estate was sold at Sheriffs sale by two several deeds dated respectively 21 April 1865 and 15 January 1866 P. S. Ferguson the then Sheriff of the County and State conveyed the Bottom land to Daniel Powell and that the debts were thereby discharged. That my son Hezekiah united with me in conveying the tract containing 48 acres to Edmond Babb for which he Hezekiah received to himself a full and valuable consideration in money as his just share of the premises described in the patent and thereafter Daniel Powell acquired a title to the real estate from myself and my children and their grantees, and in consideration of $300.00 paid by Daniel Powell to my son Leander on 6 April 1861, Leander being thereof full age united with me in a conveyance of the North East of the North West quarter of Section 17 to Powell, and thereafter, for the sole purpose and no other of protecting and giving care to the 53 1/4 acres of real estate known as the homestead I united with my children in a lease to Cassandra F. Clark in consideration of an annual rent of $100.00 per year for the term of two years and to be paid as per written conditions in the lease, and whereas Cassandra F. Clark took possession of said homestead under and by virtue of the Lease on or about 20 December 1864, and on or about the same day, I Brown joined with my children in a mortgage on said homestead for the sum of $200.00 and interest at the rate of twelve per cent per annum to secure a note of same date of like tenor. And afterwards on or about the month of July 1866 I settled with Cassandra F. Clark in relation to the lease and rent of the premises and other accounts and the Mortgage was then settled paid off and discharged and the note was paid off, and whereas on or about 15 August 1866 Cassandra F. Clark and David Kirkbride pursuaded me and my children to deed to Cassandra F. Clark the homestead without consideration whatever being paid and under the pretense that they would and could save the same for us, but never did or have paid any consideration whatever, but executed and handed to me a paper in the words and figures following “$1,500.00 on the complete establishment of the title on the land on this day sold to me by Jno. D. Brown, Leander Brown, and Eliza Ann Spybuck and in which other parties are interested and upon the making to me of a complete Warrantee deed conveying the whole title to the same in all respects I promise to pay the owner of the same the sum of $1500.00 less the amount paid on the same to D. Powell and all expenses connected with obtaining the title to the same also to deduct interest on payments made to Powell 15 August 1866. Cassandra F. Clark.”

Which paper is and was of no binding force and is and was of no value to me, and that after that on 20 August 1866 I entered into another contract with Cassandra F. Clark by which she agreed to pay $100.00 per year rent for the premises provided they should pay the balance of $77.29 according to a note then executed due in six months from date that note never was or has been paid, and Whereas on 24 March 1866, my children Eliza Ann, Leander and John. D. united with me in a deed conveying the whole of said Allottment to Daniel Powell for a full consideration therefore in conformation of former grants to Powell and thereafter Alison B. Bartlett acquired a deed of the Homestead under and through tPowell. And subsequently for the purpose of combining and saving all the interest I and my children had remaining in the Allotments I joined with my children in a conveyance to William F. Todd of all such interest to him in trust to be disposed of as provided in the deed which was dated 22 July 1869, And now as I have recieved of Allison B. Bartlett, a full and fair consideration for all my remaining interest in the alottment and for all interest of my children and fully and fairly understanding all the premises and facts connected therewith, and having requested W. F. Todd to join me in this conveyance and George R. Todd named in the Trust deed joining me in the same,

Now Be it known that in consideration of $500.00 to me paid in hand the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and $10.00 to W. F. and Geo. R. Todd to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they hereby acknowledge, We, John D. Brown Sr. William F. Todd and George R. Todd hereby grant, bargain sell convey and forever Quit Claim unto Allison B. Bartlett his heirs and assigns all our right title interest and claim or claims of any kind whatsoever to or in or pertaining to the premises to wit: All of the allottment and hereby confirm any and all conveyances by me or my children or any or all of us heretofore made by us or any of us to Daniel Powell and John D. Brown hereby sells and assigns to Allison B. Bartlett all the claim or claims of John D. Brown and his children for rents issues and profits and for trespass and waste against any and all persons whomsoever growing out of or committed upon the alottment or any portion therof hereby settling and intending to settle and confirm all the title to all and any portion of the allottment to Daniel Powell and Allison B. Bartlett, and hereby settling and discharging all claims for costs charges accounts and any and all claims of Daniel Powell and Allison B. Bartlett against John D. Brown and his children.

John D. Brown
W. F. Todd
Geo. R. Todd

Attest.
C. Cronin
Wm. Fletcher

Recorded August 4 A. D. 1871 at 3 P.M.

Note on papers: For affidavits See Book 681 Page 580
File No. 237119

Attachment:
Deed Book 681 page 580
237119 affidavit.
B. R. Lane, Filed for record May 15, 1924
at 4:30 O'clock P.M.
C. B. Cole, register of deeds,
Evelyn Gillis, deputy

State of Kansas }
County of Wyandotte } ss

B. R. Lane being first duly sworn deposes and says that he knows that Allison B. Bartlett who is named as grantee in the deed dated March 18th 1870 recorded August 4th, 1871 in book “P” at page 573 in the register of deeds office in Wyandotte County Kansas is one and the same person as the A. B. Bartlett who is named as one of the grantors in deed dated July 2nd 1877 recorded July 17th 1877 in book 1, at page 445 and is one and the same person as the A. B. Bartlett who is named as one of the grantors in deed dated November 29th, 1879 recorded December 3rd, 1879 in book 7, at page 235 in said register of deeds office,

B. R. Lane

subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of May 1924.

F. M. Carpentar, Notary Public

28. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book R page 419

23 August 1871 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel his wife sold to Bynn Judd and Alison B. Bartlett for $3000.00...

Beginning 16 poles West of the North West corner of the South East quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 South of Range 25 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Thence East fifty four poles, Thence South to the Kansas River, Thence up said River with the meanders to a point due South of the beginning Thence North to the beginning Containing 55 acres more or less. The lines are to be run parallel, with the section and quarter Section lines and same variations...

Daniel Powell
Mary ( her X mark) A. Powell

Witness:
Joseph L. Booth

Recorded July 3 A.D. 1872 at 1 P.M.

(Note: Is Joseph L. Booth the first husband of Elinor Joy Powell?)

29. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book Q page 3

24 August 1871 Alison B. Bartlett and Sarah E. Bartlett sold to Daniel Powell for $126.00...

Beginning at the centre of Section 17 in Township 11 South in Range 25 East Thence 98 poles, Thence West 96 poles, Thence South 80 poles, Thence West 64 poles, Thence South to the bank of the Kansas River, Thence down the same to a point due South of the beginning, Thence North to the quarter Section line of theSouth East Quarter of said Section, Thence East 80 poles, Thence North 38 poles, Thence West 80 poles, Thence North 42 poles to the beginning containing 126 acres more or less....

A. B. Bartlett
Sarah E. Bartlett

Record August 23 A.D. 1871 at 10 A.M.

30. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book Q page 67

12 September 1871 Daniel Powell and Mary Ann Powell sold to Rebecca Barrcoklow for $20.00 and forever Quit Claim...

Beginning at the South West Corner of the North West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 of Range 25, Thence East 80 poles, Thence North 38 poles, Thence West 80 poles, Thence South 38 poles to the beginning Containing 19 acres...

Daniel Powell
Mary A. Powell

Witnesses:
J. C. Powell
A. C. Powell

Recorded September 12, A.D. 1871 at 3 P.M.

31.Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book R page 345

27 May 1872 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel his wife sold to M. M. Chase for $200.00...

Beginning at a point 42 poles West of the South East corner of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11, South Range 25 East, Thence South 251 feet , Thence East 42 poles, Thence North 251 feet to the homestead M. M. Chase, Thence West to the beginning containing 4 acres, and also give and grant the right of the said Chase to use a strip of land from said granted premises, South on the half section line not exceeding twenty feet in width, to the wagon road, for a private way... so long as Chase shall occupy the granted premises

Daniel Powell
Mary A. Powell

Witnesses:
Albert I. C. Powell*
Joseph L. Booth

Recorded June 8 A.D. 1872 at 3 P.M.

(*Note: Albert I. C. Powell is not part of the Daniel Powell family.)

32. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book R page 421

03 July 1872 Daniel Powel and Mary Ann Powel his wife sold to John J. Crandall for $3500.00...

Beginning at the North West corner of the South East one quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 Range 25 Thence East 38 poles, Thence South to the centre of the County Road known as the Bluff Road, Thence South to the River, Thence Eastwardly along the margin of said River to a point due South of the centre of said Section 17 aforesaid, Thence North to the centre of said road, Thence along the centre of said Road Westerly to the place where the first named line intersects or crosses said Road Containing forty acres more or less...

Daniel Powell
Mary A. ( her X mark) Powell

Witness:
Edward L. Bartlett
Notary Public

Recorded July 4 A.D. 1872 at 1 P.M.

33. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book R page 423

03 July 1872 John J. Crandall single man of the County of Jackson and State of Missouri sold to Daniel Powell County of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, for $2500.00...

Beginning 16 poles West of the North West Corner of the South East quarter of the North West quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 South of Range 25 East,Thence East 54 poles, Thence South to the centre of what is known as the Bluff or County Road, Thence Eastwardly along the centre of said Road to a point where the North & South centre line of said Section intersects or crosses the same, Thence South to the Kansas River, Thence up along the said Kansas River to a point due south of the place of beginning, Thence North to the beginning containing about 90 acres... subject to a mortgage on the same premises to E. E. Kellogg of enn (?) date with this.

Provided these express conditions; That whereas this Conveyaner is Made to secure the prompt payment of three promissory notes this day executed and delivered by John J. Crandall to Daniel Powell dated at Wyandott 3 July 1872, payable to Powell or his order & signed by John J. Crandall: one payable the 1st day of March A.D. 1873 for $500.00; another for $1,000 payable on the 1st day of March A. D. 1874 & another for $1,000 payable on the 1st day of March A. D. 1875 & interest on the two last named notes at 12 per cent payable annually at the First National Bank of Wyandott Kan, the same being for the purchase money of the premises. Now, if John J. Crandall shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid the said sums of money in the notes mentioned, with interest thereon according to the tenor and effect of said notes, then these presents shall be null and void. But, if said sums of money, or any part thereof, or any interest thereon, is not paid when the same is due, then, in that case, the whole of said sums and interest shall, and by this Indenture does immediately become due and payable; or if the taxes or assessments of any nature which are assessed or levied against the premises, are not paid at the time when the same are by law made due and payable, then in like manner the whole of said sum shall immediately become due and payable, and upon forfeiture of this mortgage or in case of default in any of the payments herein provided for, Daniel Powell shall be entitled to a judgment for the possession of said premises and costs, expenses and attorney's fees, for forclosing this mortgage, as provided by law, Appraisement - waived.

John J. Crandall

Witness:
A. B. Bartlett
Notary Public

Recorded July 4 A. D. 1872 at 1 P. M.

34. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book S page 512

08 March 1873. M. M. Chase and his wife Mary Chase, County of Wyandott and State of Kansas, sold to Daniel Powell for $10.00...

same property as Note: 29

Intending to reconvey all the rights benefits & estate conveyed or attempted to be conveyed by Daniel Powell to Chase by his Deed made & executed on 27 May 1872 & acknowledged on 8 June 1872 & recorded in the Register of Deeds office in & for Wyandott County on 10 June 1872 & Recorded in Book of Records R on pages 345 & 346 so that all the rights which the said Powell conveyed or attempted to convey to said Chase shall return & be restored to Powell & nothing else.

M. M. Chase

Mary Chase

Recorded March 11 A.D. 1873 at 2 P.M.

35. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book W page 203 - 207

02 March 1874. At the March Term of the District Court of the Tenth Judicial District of Wyandott, begun and held at Wyandotte City and County on 2 March 1874 towit: on 9 March 1874 Elijah Kellog, William J. Green and A. Holzberlein and William Wahlenmaier partners in trade under the name of Holzberlein & Co., did recover Judgements in the Court against John J. Crandall in an action numbered 1568 on the appearance dockets of the Court wherein Elijah Kellogg was plaintiff and John J. Crandall, Daniel Powell, William J. Green, A. Holzberlein, William Wahlenmaier defendants for the aggregate sum of $7212.57 as debt and $10.90 as costs, and by decree ordered that the lands and tenements described in the order of sale should be charged with the payment of the judgement and sold by the Sheriff of the County as upon execution, and Elijah Kellog, afterwards on 16 June 1874 cause to be issued out of the Clerks Office of the Court a special execution or order of sale on the Judgement and decree of that date in the words and figures following towit:

The State of Kansas, Tenth Judicial District, Wyandott County SS.
At a session of the District Court, sitting within and for the County of Wyandott begun and held at the Court House in the City of Wyandott on 2 March 1874 as by statute required There being present Hon. Hiram Stevens Judge of the Judicial District and E. S. W. Drought Sheriff and G. W. Betts Clerk of the District Court of the County, the following proceedings are had - Monday March 9th 1874.

No. 1568
Elijah Kellogg
V.
John J. Crandall, Daniel Powell, William J. Green
A. Holzberlein, William Wahlenmaier, partners in trade under the name of Holzberlein & Co.

And now on this day come all of the parties to the entitled action by their Attorneys and announce themselves ready for trial. And by consent of all the parties waive a jury therein and agreed that said action should be tried by the Court. The Court proceeds to the trial of the issues joined by the pleading in the action between the parties. And the Court after hearing all the evidence of Witnesses and other testimony offered in the cause as well as the arguments of Counsel thereon doth find that on 3 July 1872, John J. Crandall defendant, made, executed and delivered to the plaintiff his certain Mortgage Deed as in plaintiffs petition stated and alleged and by mutual mistake of John J. Crandall and the plaintiff the description of the Real Estate intended to be mortgaged was incorrect and did not include of the lands so intended to be included thereon. Two 97/100 Acres which by said mutual mistake erroneously omitted therefrom and that all of the parties defendants had notice of the mutual mistake before and prior to acquiring any rights or interest in and to the lands so intended to be mortgaged, Wherefore it is ordered, considered, adjudged and decreed that the mortgage deed so executed and delivered by John J. Crandall to Elijah Kellogg and bearing the date 3 July 1872 be reformed and corrected according to the intention of the parties when the same was executed and delivered as stated in plaintiffs petition and that the description in the Mortgage Deed be reformed and corrected so as to read as follows:

Beginning 16 poles West of the Northwest corner of the South East Quarter of the North West Quarter of Section 17 in Township 11 South of Range 25 East; Thence East 54 poles, Thence to the center of what is known as the Bluff or County Road, Thence eastwardly along the center of said Road to a point where the North and South center lines of said Section intersects or crosses the same, Thence South to the Kansas River, Thence up along said River to a point due South of the place of beginning, Thence North to the beginning Containing 90 Acres of land, situated in Wyandott County & State of Kansas...

and the Court doth further find that there is due from John J. Crandall defendant to Elijah Kellogg plaintiff herein on the note and mortgage mentioned in plaintiff's petition the sum of $3606.00 and the further sum of $360.00 as and for Attorney's fee in this action, together with interest thereon until paid at the rate of Twelve per cent per annum and that the same is the first and prior lien on the Real Estate herein before described. And the Court doth further find that there is now due from the John J. Crandall defendant to William J. Green defendant herein on the notes and mortgage mentioned in defendant W. J. Green's answer herein the sum of $2907.75 and also the further sum of $290.77 for Attorney's fees in this action, together with interest on the sum of $2384.00, until paid at the rate of 12 per cent per annum and that the same is a second lien on the real estate herein before described. And the Court doth further find that there is now due from John J. Crandall defendant to Holzberlein and William Wahlenmaier partners as Holzberlein & Co. defendants herein on the claim mentioned in their answer the sum of $47.45 & that the same is a third lien on the Real Estate herein before described. It is therefore ordered, considered and adjudged by the Court that Elijah Kellogg plaintiff herein have and recover judgement against John J. Crandall defendant herein for the sum of $3966.60 with interest hereon from the date of Judgement until paid at the rate of 12 per cent per annum. And it is further ordered, considered and adjudged by the Court that William J. Green defendant herein have and recover Judgement against John J. Crandall defendant herein for the sum of $3198.52, with interest on the sum of $2384.00 from date of judgement until paid at the rate of twelve per cent per annum. And it is further ordered, considered and adjudged by the Court that A. Holzberlein and William Wahleinmaier partners as Holzberlein & Company defendants herein, have and recover judgement against John J. Crandall defendant herein for the sum of $47.45. It is furthered ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the Real Estate mentioned in the mortgage executed to Elijah Kellogg and William J. Green situated in the County of Wyandott and State of Kansas and described as follows:

(same as above described lands)

to be sold as upon execution according to law and out of the proceeds of the sale the cost herein be first paid and second the amount found due from defendant John J. Crandall to Elijah Kellogg plaintiff, 3rd The amount found due from defendant John J. Crandall to William J. Green defendant. 4th The amount found due from defendant John J. Crandall to A. Holzberlein & Company defendants, and the balance if any be brought into Court to await its further action and that from and after such sale all the defendants and all persons claiming by, through, or under them or either of them be barred and foreclosed of any and all right of redemption or interest in or to the premises or any part thereof and that the purchaser at the sale be let into possession of the premises. Cost new here taxed at $10.90.

State of Kansas, County of Wyandott SS.

I, G. W. Betts Clerk of the District Court in and for the County do hereby certify that the within and foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of certain proceedings had in the Court in the case therein entitled as the same appears of record in my office. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my Office in the City of Wyandott this 16 June 1874.

G. W. Betts
(Seal)
Clerk

State of Kansas, County of Wyandott SS.

To the Sheriff of Wyandott County and State of Kansas

Greetings:

These are, therefore, to command you, that of the within described lands and tenements you cause to be made the debt and cost aforesaid, together with cost of increase, this day taxed at $32.25 and the accruing costs hereon and that you have the same before the Court within 60 days from this date in the City of Wyandott and County aforesaid and that you then and there certify how you shall have executed this writ. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court affixed at my Office in the City of Wyandott this 16th day of June A.D. 1874.

G. W. Betts Clerk
(Seal)

And the special execution or order of sale duly came to the hands of E. S. W. Drought Sheriff of the County of Wyandott aforesaid on 16 June 1874 to be executed in pursuance of which the Sheriff after having had the described property duly and impartially appraised as per special execution heretofore returned and after having given notice of the time and place of sale by advertisement published more than 30 days prior thereto in the Wyandott Gazette, a public newspaper printed and of general circulation in the County of Wyandott offered for sale and sold the described property at public auction at the Court House in the County to Elijah Kellogg for the sum of $3800.00 the same being the highest bid made for the described property, which sale was duly returned to the Court and by the Court at the September Term A.D. 1874 towit: On 10 September 1874 examined and confirmed, and the Sheriff was ordered to convey as by statute required, the lands and tenements so sold as aforesaid to Elijah Kellogg. Now I, E .S. W. Drought Sheriff of the County of Wyandott in consideration of the premises and by virtue of the powers in me vested by law do hereby give, grant and convey unto Elijah Kellogg and to his heirs and assigns, the lands and tenements so sold as aforesaid and founded and described as follows:

(same as above described lands)

To Have and to hold to him, Elijah Kellogg and to his heirs and assigns forever, in as good and perfect an estate as was vested in John J. Crandall at or after the time the same became liable for the payment of the debt.

In Testimony Whereof I, E. S. W. Drought Sheriff as aforesaid have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of October A.D. 1874.

E. S. W. Drought
(Seal)
Sheriff of Wyandotte County Kansas

State of Kansas, } ss
County of Wyandott }

On 19 October 1874, before me, Deputy Clerk of the District Court in and for the County and State appeared E. S. W. Drought Sheriff of the County of Wyandott, to me personally known to be the same person who executed the foregoing deed as such Sheriff and duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Court the day and year last herein written.

G. W. Betts Clerk
(Seal)
per J. W. Reed D.C.

Recorded November 3rd A.D. 1874 at 4 3/4 O c/” P.M.

(Note 1: Family history says at some point this land was sold for the building of a hospital. The heirs of Daniel Powell received money from the sale.)

(Note 2: William J. Green is the Daniel Powell's son-in-law)

36. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book W page 44

29 August 1874. Edward L. Bartlett and Mary B. Bartlett his wife sold to Daniel Powell for $250.00 and forever Quit Claim...

Beginning at the point due North of the center of Section 17 in Township 11 South of Range 25 East in the Center of the County Road, Thence North to the North East Corner of the South West Quarter of the North West Quarter of said Section, Thence West 42 poles to a Stone - Thence South to the Center of the said Road, Thence South Easterly along the Center of the said Road to the beginning containing 10 acres more or less...

Edward L. Bartlett
Mary B. Bartlett

Witness:
A. B. Bartlett
Notary Public

Recorded August 29th 1874 at 3 1/4 O'clock P.M.

37. Wyandotte County, Kansas Deed Book Y page 277

23 January 1875. Daniel Powell and Mary Ann Powell wife of Daniel Powell, sold to Sarah E. Bartlett for $1500.00...

Beginning at the Centre of Section 17 in Township 11 Range 25 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Thence North 80 poles, Thence West 96 poles, Thence South to the Kansas River, Thence down the same with the meanders thereof to a point due South of the beginning, Thence North to the beginning except the right of way of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Containing 100 acres more or less...

Daniel Powell
Mary An Powell

Executed and delivered in presents of M. B. Newman

Recorded January 15 A.D. 1876 at 12 1/2 P.M.

38. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book F page 107

22 January 1875. Alison B. Bartlett and Sarah E. Bartlett his wife sold to Daniel Powell for $750.00 land and tenements in Woodson County, and the State of Kansas...

The west half of the south east quarter of Section 9 in Township 25 in Range 15 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian.....

A. B. Bartlett
Sarah E. Bartlett

39. Woodson County, Kansas 1875 Agricultural Census

Damaged Records (some pages and page numbers unreadable)

The 1875 Kansas State census indicates the farm was valued at $800.00 with $70.00 in farm implements.The farm had 80 acres under rail fence with 3 acres in orchard. Daniel had 3 milk cows, 5 other than milk cows, 4 horses and 1 dog. The value of products made or sold from the farm included; $350.00 in slaughtered or sold cows and $300.00 in butter or butter products.

40. History of Woodson County, Kansas

1876. The First Christian Church of Yates Center had its beginning in 1876 when a group of people met in the little Stone School House on West Rutledge Street. Listed among the charter members were Daniel and Mary Ann Powell and Joseph C. and Susan Powell. Daniel Powell and a Mr. Parrish became the first elders of the church, Joseph Powell and H. F. Naylor the first deacons.

41. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book H page 409

08 November 1879. Daniel Powell and Mary A. Powell Husband and wife of Yates in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas sold to Lois Rutledge of Jacksonville in the County of Morgan and State of Kansas for $950.00...

The West Half of the South East Quarter of Section 9 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East excepting from the covenants of Warranty a mortgage of $400.00 in favor of H. B. Sinclair dated 17 May 1878, due five years after date...

Daniel Powell
Mary A. (her X mark) Powell

Record on the 04 December 1879 at 11 o'clock, A.M.

42. 1880 Woodson County, Kansas Census Center Township

Family# 140 Dwelling # 136

(Samuel) Powell 67 Farmer OH VA VA
Mary 67 VA VA VA
Thomas 22 KS OH VA
Howard Girdner 14 ward MO KY KY

43. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book N Page 141

The State of Kansas

To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.
Whereas Daniel Powell purchased from the County Treasurer of Woodson County, Kansas, according to the provisions of the act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, approved February 22nd 1864, entitled 'An Act to provide for the sale of School Lands' and acts amendatory thereof.

the North West Quarter of Section 16 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian State of Kansas...

for the sum of $120.00, containing 40 acres, which said tract has been purchased by Daniel Powell and he has paid therefor the full amount of the purchase money and interest, as appears from the certificate of the County Clerk of Woodson County, Kansas, deposited in the State Land Office. Now know ye, That the State of Kansas in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the said acts of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, in such case made and provided. Has given and granted, and by these presents, Does give and grant unto Daniel Powell, and to his heirs, the said tract above described.

To Have and to Hold, the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging unto Daniel Powell, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In Testimony Whereof, I, John O. St. John Govenor of the State of Kansas, have caused these letter to be made Patent, and the seal of the State to be hereto affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington the twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hunndred and Eighty-One. and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and fifth and of the twenty first year of the state.

By the Govenor, John O. St. John
James Smith
Secretary of State

Certify that the foregoing Deed is recorded in Vol. 8 Page 421. of the record of patents for School Lands.

P. I. Bonedrake
Register State Land Office

Filed for Record July 1st AD 1881 at 6 am.

44. Woodson County, Kansas

February 19, 1883 Yates Center News - Obituary

"Daniel Powell

On Saturday evening last, about the hour of eight o'clock, Daniel Powell, 'Grandpa Powell' as he had been familiarly called by a large circle of friend, departed this life. The grim messenger was in this case neither unexpected nor, to him unwelcome. The months of weary wasting away under the hands of consumption had prepared him to look complacently upon the pale messenger when he approached and three score and ten of life, which failed only a few months of completion, he had not found so enchanting that he could wish it prolonged at the cost of protracted pain. So, peacefully he fell asleep.

Mr. Powell was born in Belmont Co., Ohio on the 21st day of November, 1813 and was therefore in his seventieth year. He emigrated in 1839 to what is now West Virginia, where he resided until the year of 1855 when he moved to Kansas of which state he has been a resident ever since, bearing his full share in the hardships and troubled times incident to the settlement of the state. About eight years ago he came to this county. He was married fifty years ago next June. The wife of his youth yet lives and a large family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren mingled their tears with hers, and endeavored as best they could to assuage the sorrow of the faithful stricken heart bereft of a half a centurys' companionship."

45. Woodson County, Kansas - Probate Records

AFFIDAVIT OF THE DEATH OF
Daniel Powell, Deceased
By James W. Powell
Filed March 5th A.D. 1883
I.S. Jones, Probate Judge

State of Kansas, County of Woodson, ss

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SAID COUNTY
In the Matter of the Estate of Daniel Powell, Deceased.

On this 5th day of March A.D. 1883 personally appeared before me, the undersigned, Judge of said Court James W. Powell, who being by me duly sworn, according to law doth upon his oath depose and say that Daniel Powell, died on the 10th day of February, A.D. 1883, at Woodson County and State aforsaid that to te best of his knowledge and belief, the names and places of residence of the heirs of the said deceased are as follows, to-wit:

Mary A. Powell - Widow
Mary Malone - 48 years old and - Wm Malone State of Ind
Joseph C. Powell - 46 - Susan B.
Virginia Green - 44 - Wm J.
James W.Powell - 41 - Josephine
Charity Green - 37 - John L.
Alexander C. Powell - 34 - Sarah J. Tyandot (Wyandotte) Co.
Elliner J. Jackson - 30 - Wm
Thos I. Powell - 25 - Abbey

and that deceased died without a will, as affiant verily believes.
And he further states the the said Daniel Powell died seized and possessed of real and personal estate to-wit:

NW of NE F6 (16?)-25-15 and Household goods

all of the said estate being estimated to be worth about Twenty DOLLARS. Your petitioner would therefore respectfully pray that your Honor will grand Letters of Adminstation to Abraham Smith.

James W. Powell

Subscribed and sworn to before me, the day and year first above written.

I. S. Jones
Probate Judge

Adminstrator's Account
ESTATE OF
Daniel Powell, Deceased

A. Smith Adminstrator
Filed May 9th A.D. 1885

I.S. Jones
Probate Judge

Administrator's Account No. 18

Final Account of A. Smith Administrator of the Estate of
Daniel Powell Deceased.

ACCOUNTANT CHARGES HIMSELF AS FOLLOWS;

Amount: $
"No personal property or real estate - found belonging to this estate:

Paid by Widow - $ 7.90

And Accountant claims credit for the following payments made on behalf of said Estate:

Paid: Publication notice Voucher No. 1 - $4.00
Probate Court fees ..........................................$3.90
..............................................................................$7.90

State of Kansas, Woodson County, ss
A. Smith Administrator

of the Estate of Daniel Powell Deceased, being duly sworn on oath, says that the foregoing is a full and accurate account of his administration of said Estate.

A. Smith

Sworn to amd subcribed before me this 9th day of May 1885

I. S. Jones
Probate Judge

NOTES ON MARY ANN FURR:

1. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book P page 387

18 July 1813. Alexander C. Powell and Sarah J. Powell his wife heirs at law of Daniel Powell deceased in the County of Wyandotte and State of Kansassold to Mary A. Powell of in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas for $1.00 and quit-claim...

The North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section 16 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East containing 40 acres more or less...

Alexander C. Powell
Sarah J. Powell

Filed October 19th 1883 at 11 am

2. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book P page 388

01 September 1883. James W. Powell and Josephine Powell his wife, Thomas I. Powell and Allie L. Powell his wife, Joseph C. Powell and S. B. Powell his wife, Elleanor Jackson and William Jackson her husband, Charity Green and Charity Green and John L. Green her husband, Virginia Green and W. S. Green her husband, heirs at law of Daniel Powell deceased in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas sold to Mary A. Powell of in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas for $5.00 and quit-claim...

The North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section 16 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East containing 40 acres more or less...

James W. Powell
Josephine Powell
Thomas I. Powell
Allie L. Powell

Charity Green
John L. Green
Virginia Green
W. J. Green
J. C. Powell
S. B. Powell
Elleanor Jackson
William Jackson

Filed October 19th 1883 at 11 am

3. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book P page 389

28 June 1883. Mary Malone formerly Mary Powell and William Malone her husband of Anderson Township in the County of Perry and State of Indiana sold to Mary A. Powell of in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas for $1.00 and quit-claim...

All of their undivided interest in The North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section 16 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East containing 40 acres more or less...

Mary Malone William Malone

Witness:
L. M. Rollin

Filed 19th day of October 1883 at 11 am

4. Woodson County, Kansas Deed Book Q page 118

19 October 1883. Mary A. Powell widow of Daniel Powell deceased of Yates Center in the County of Woodson and State of Kansas sold to D. W. Twitchell of Empire Pararie in the County of Andrew and State of Missouri for $600.00...

The North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section 16 in Township 25 South of Range 15 East containing 40 acres more or less...

Mary A. (her X mark) Powell

Witnesses:
W.H. Thurber
A. Smith

Filed for Record this 19th day of October A.D. 1888 at 11 o'clock, A.M.

5. Woodson County, Kansas 1885 Kansas State Census, Center Township

(all living next door to each other)
Mary Ann Powell Yates Center
James Powell 18 (son of Joseph and Susan Powell)

William and Eleanor Jackson and their children

Thomas and Abbie Powell with their one year old son, Walter.

6. Woodson County, Kansas Register of Death

Line #: 402
Date of Report: 12/20/90
Deceased: Ann Mary Powell
Age: 79
Death: Dec. 15, 1890
Place: Yates Center, Kansas
Undertaker: S. Johnson

7. Woodson County, Kansas - Obituary Friday December 19, 1890 - Yates Center News

"Mary Ann Powell was born in February 1813 in Loudon Co. Virginia, her parents both dying when she was very young. She married Daniel Powell, June 1833 and united with the Christian church in 1835. She remained a consistent and constant member of the church to the day of her death. She has resided in Kansas since 1855. She raised a family of 10 children, seven of whom survive to mourn her loss. She was one of the few Kansans that have seen all the struggles of the territory and state for right and humanity. Her funeral sermon was preached at the Christian church at this place last Tuesday. Rev. H. B. McHugh officiating after which the remains were interred in Kalida cemetery."

Obituaries provided by Kay Herman.
Photo provided by Carol Hodges.

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