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Powell/Harris/Baker Lineage
 


 Generation No. 1
(Updated 6/29/2011)

1.  JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1  (an English trader) married POLLY COPPINGER,  who was the daughter of Ann McQueen, part Muscogee, part Scottish) in early 1800s.

Child of JOHN WILLIAM POWELL and POLLY COPPINGER is:

          2                i.      "OSCEOLA" WILLIAM MORGAN BILLY2 POWELL, b. 1804, in Tallahassee, Alabama; d. January 30,1838 in Fort Moultrie, S.C.

Wikipedia: Osceola (1804 – January 30, 1838) was an influential leader with the Seminole in Florida. Osceola led a small band of warriors in the Seminole resistance during the Second Seminole War when the United States tried to remove the Seminoles from their lands. He exercised a great deal of influence on Micanopy, the highest-ranking chief of the Seminoles.

Osceola was named Billy Powell at birth in 1804 in the village of Tallassee, Alabama, around current Macon County." The people in the town of Tallassee...were mixed-blood Native American/English/Irish/Scottish, and some were black. Billy was all of these." His mother Polly Coppinger was daughter of Ann McQueen, who was part Muscogee and part Scottish. Many sources, including the Seminole, state that Osceola's father was an English trader JOHN WILLIAM POWELL.

Osceola's mixed white ancestry would have been an anomaly at the time because the Seminoles strictly forbade intermarriage with whites. Osceola's great-grandfather was James McQueen, who was Scottish and the first white man to trade with the Creeks in Alabama in 1714. He stayed in the area as a trader and became closely involved with the Creek. He is buried in the Indian cemetery in Franklin, Alabama near a Methodist Missionary Church for the Creek Indians. James McQueen's daughter Ann married Jose Coppinger. Their daughter Polly was the mother of Osceola. Osceola claimed to be a full-blood Muscogee.

In 1814 Osceola and his mother moved from Alabama to Florida together with other Creeks. In adulthood he received his name; Osceola (play /ˌɒsˈlə/ or/ˌsˈlə/) is an anglicised form of the Creek asi-yahola (pronounced [asːi jahoːla]); the combination of asi, the ceremonial black drink made from the yaupon holly, and yahola, meaning shout or shouter.

Osceola had two wives and at least five children. One of his wives was a black woman, and he fiercely opposed the enslavement of free peoples.

Generation No. 2

2.  "OSCEOLA" WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL  (JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Abt. 1804 in Tallahassee, Alabama, and died 1838 in Fort Moultrie, S.C.  He married (1) MARY A UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1830 in England.  He met (2) STEFANY and had a child.

Child of JOHN WILLIAM POWELL and STEFANY (possibly a black woman) is:

       3                   i.      CICERO BUXTON3 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1830, Warren County, N.C.; d. August 07, 1919, Halifax Co., N.C.


We know we are connected to Cicero Buxton Harris who is said to be a descendant of Osceola's marriage to Stefany. But we are not sure which John Powell was Osceola's true father's name.  Was it John William Powell or John B. Powell or John William B. Powell? Plus, who is Nancy Davis who is also listed as being Osceola's  mother? So many Powells and only one Osceola that every Powell seems to be claiming as their ancestor. I'm listing each one here because I don't have the clarity of the individuals connecting to Osceola Billy Powell explicitly. I'm still hunting. But my family definitely connects to Cicero Buxton Harris and we have a true connection there by birth and death records. Highlighted in yellow are my connections to Cicero which has been verified.


1.  JOHN B1 POWELL married NANCY DAVIS Bef. 1810. 

     

Child of JOHN B. POWELL and NANCY DAVIS is:

          2                i.      WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, b. Abt. 1810, N.C.; d. 1889, N.C.

 

Generation No. 2

 

 

2.  "OSCEOLA" WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL (JOHN B1) was born Abt. 1804 in N.C., and died 1838 in S.C.  He married (1) MARY A UNKNOWN She was born Abt. 1830 in England. He met (2) STEFANY We believe Stefany was his black wife.

     

Child of WILLIAM POWELL and STEFANY is:

       3                   i.      CICERO BUXTON3 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1830, Warren County, N.C.; d. August 07, 1919, Halifax Co., N.C.

 


 

Generation No. 3
 

3.  CICERO BUXTON3 HARRIS (WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Abt. 1830 in Warren County, N.C., and died August 07, 1919 in Halifax Co., N.C. Burial: August 1919, Harris Family Plot (Prob Bane Cem). He married ELIZABETH (BETSY) BAKER April 12, 1857 in Warren County, N.C., daughter of ARON POWELL and EVALINE HAMLIN-BAKER.  She was born Abt. 1840 in N.C., and died September 08, 1920 in Halifax, N.C. Burial: September 1920, Bane Cemetery, Halifax County, NC. 

Children of CICERO HARRIS and ELIZABETH (BETSY) BAKER are:

       4                   i.      VIOLA4 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1855.

       5                  ii.      LUCY A HARRIS, b. May 1861; d. Bet. 1902 - 1910.

6                 iii.      HATTIE R HARRIS, b. April 09, 1862, Warren County; d. April 29, 1956, Littleton, N.C..

       7                 iv.      OLIVIA HARRIS, b. Abt. 1865.

                           v.      ROZALIA HARRIS, b. Abt. 1867; m. ROBERT FLEMING, October 25, 1885, N.C..

                          vi.      NANCY OR NORA HARRIS, b. Abt. 1869; m. HAROLD MORTON.

                         vii.      MARIAH HARRIS, b. Abt. 1873; m. EDDIE A. SOLOMON, December 31, 1896, N.C..

       8               viii.      GEORGE WASHINGTON HARRIS, b. July 04, 1874; d. 1935.

                          ix.      SELINA HARRIS, b. Abt. 1878, N.C.; m. (1) UNKNOWN WILLIAMS, Bef. 1910; m. (2) ARTHUR HICKMAN, 1917.

  

Cicero & Elizabeth (Betsy) Harris

Generation No. 4
 

4.  VIOLA4 HARRIS (CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Abt. 1855. She married DOUGLAS R. WILLIAMS.  He was born Abt. 1854.     

Children of VIOLA HARRIS and DOUGLAS WILLIAMS are:

                            i.      ARCHER5 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1886.

                           ii.      MAGNOLIA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1890.

                          iii.      LEWIS WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1892.

                          iv.      SALLIE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1895.
 

5.  LUCY A4 HARRIS (CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born May 1861, and died Bet. 1902 - 1910.  She married TRIM P POWELL November 14, 1878 in Warren County, N. C., son of PEGGY.  He was born March 1846 in N.C., and died 1929 in N.C.    

Children of LUCY HARRIS and TRIM POWELL are:

                            i.      HATTIE F5 POWELL, b. June 1879.

                           ii.      WILLIAMS FLETCHER POWELL, b. May 1881.

                          iii.      AARON E POWELL, b. February 1883.

                          iv.      SALLIE B POWELL, b. May 1886.

                           v.      NORRIS T POWELL, b. June 1888.

                          vi.      OLLIE POWELL, b. May 1890.

                         vii.      THEOPHOLUS POWELL, b. February 1892.

                        viii.      FRED J POWELL, b. May 1897.

         9               ix.      WALTER RALEIGH POWELL, b. Bet. June - December 1898; d. June 16, 1962.

                           x.      LUCINDA M POWELL, b. May 1900.
 

6.  HATTIE R4 HARRIS (CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born April 09, 1862 in Warren County, and died April 29, 1956 in Littleton, N.C. Burial: May 03, 1956, Zion Hill Cem, Littleton, N.C. She married (1) UNKNOWN FIRST HUSBAND. She married (2) CAREY ALSTON June 18, 1883 in Warren County, son of LEWIS ALSTON and EMILY ALSTON.  He was born May 1849 in N. C., and died January 19, 1924 in Halifax, N.C. Burial: January 20, 1924, Family Graveyard.     

Children of HATTIE HARRIS and CAREY ALSTON are:

                            i.      CISSARO5 ALSTON, b. 1883.

                           ii.      DIANA A ALSTON, b. 1888; d. May 17, 1970, Halifax County, N. C.; m. E. L. CRAWSON.

                          iii.      CAROLINE ALSTON, b. March 1888.

                          iv.      SAM L ALSTON, b. June 1890.

         10             v.      WALTER ALSTON, b. June 1892, N.C.; d. 1982, Durham County, N.C.

                          vi.      LEWIS ALSTON, b. January 1895.

         11           vii.      JOHN BIGNER ALSTON, b. August 23, 1896, Warren County; d. October 11, 1987, Halifax, N.C.

                        viii.      PAULINE ALSTON, b. July 1899; d. Bef. 1910.

         12            ix.      PEARLINE ALSTON, b. July 1899.

         13             x.      CAREY ALSTON, b. Bet. 1901 - 1902.

                          xi.      RAY ALSTON, b. Abt. 1903.
 

7.  OLIVIA4 HARRIS (CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Abt. 1865.  She married COBIN WILLIAMS January 19, 1887.       

Children of OLIVIA HARRIS and COBIN WILLIAMS are:

                            i.      MARCUS5 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1888.

                           ii.      CISERO WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1890.

                          iii.      WILLIAM WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1892.

                          iv.      LOLA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1894.

                           v.      BLOOM WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1896.

                          vi.      HENRY WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1898.
 

8.  GEORGE WASHINGTON4 HARRIS (CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born July 04, 1874, and died 1935.  Residence: Virginia. He married GRACE MASSENBURG in Virginia.   

Children of GEORGE HARRIS and GRACE MASSENBURG are:

                            i.      WILLIE J5 HARRIS, b. 1917; d. 1982.

                           ii.      LOLA B HARRIS, b. 1918.

                          iii.      BETTY MAE HARRIS, b. 1920.

                          iv.      GEORGE V HARRIS, b. 1921; d. 1996.

                           v.      WILBERT G HARRIS, b. 1921.

                          vi.      JOHN H HARRIS, b. 1924; d. 1927.
 

Generation No. 5
 

9.  WALTER RALEIGH5 POWELL (LUCY A4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Bet. June - December 1898, and died June 16, 1962.  He married MAMIE ALSTON, daughter of ARCHIBALD WILLIAMS and MAMIE ALSTON.  She was born September 1900, and died December 1982.     

Children of WALTER POWELL and MAMIE ALSTON are:

                            i.      EDWARD6 POWELL.

         14              ii.      LIVING POWELL, b. 1932.

                          iii.      GLADYS POWELL.

                          iv.      WALTER POWELL.

                           v.      GARLAND POWELL.

                          vi.      EVA M POWELL.
 

10.  WALTER5 ALSTON (HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born June 1892 in N.C., and died 1982 in Durham County, N.C.  He married HATTIE UNKNOWN Abt. 1927.  She was born Abt. 1910 in N. C.     

Child of WALTER ALSTON and HATTIE UNKNOWN is:

                            i.      JOHN A6 ALSTON, b. Abt. 1929.
 

11.  JOHN BIGNER5 ALSTON (HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born August 23, 1896 in Warren County, and died October 11, 1987 in Halifax, N.C. Burial: Littleton, Warren County, N.C. He married LOUDELL BOYD November 23, 1919 in Warren Co., daughter of STEPHEN BOYD and SARAH KING. She was born April 15, 1899 in Warren County, and died April 20, 1995 in Halifax County, N.C. Burial: Littleton, Warren County, N.C. 

Children of JOHN ALSTON and LOUDELL BOYD are:

                            i.      STEPHEN THOMAS6 ALSTON, b. 1920; d. Bet. 1920 - 1921.

         15              ii.      JOHN ALSTON, JR., b. September 04, 1921, Warren Co., N.C.; d. 1981, Baltimore, Md.

         16             iii.      PEARL EDWARD ALSTON, b. September 04, 1921, Warren Co., N.C.; d. April 1987, Brooklyn, N.Y.

         17            iv.      ETHEL ELIZABETH ALSTON, b. August 28, 1923, Warren Co., N.C.

                           v.      LOUISE MAE ALSTON, b. January 02, 1925, Warren Co., N.C.; m. ERNEST G TRIPLETT.

                          vi.      MATTIE BELL ALSTON, b. January 05, 1926, Warren Co., N.C.; d. Bef. September 1927, undoubtedly N.C.

         18           vii.      SALLIE JANE ALSTON, b. September 24, 1927, Warren County, N. C.; d. February 09, 1998, Warren County, N. C.
 

12.  PEARLINE5 ALSTON (HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born July 1899.  She married WILLIE S WILLIAMS.  He was born Abt. 1896.     

Children of PEARLINE ALSTON and WILLIE WILLIAMS are:

                            i.      GENOLA6 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1916.

                           ii.      MARY B WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1917.

                          iii.      EULA E WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1919.

                          iv.      SAMUEL L WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1925.

                           v.      JAMES R WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1927.
 

13.  CAREY5 ALSTON (HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born Bet. 1901 - 1902.  He married PATTIE in 1925.  She was born Abt. 1903.     

Children of CAREY ALSTON and PATTIE are:

                            i.      HATTIE6 ALSTON, b. Abt. 1927.

                           ii.      PEARLINE ALSTON, b. Abt. 1929.
 


Generation No. 6

 

14.  LIVING6 POWELL (WALTER RALEIGH5, LUCY A4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born 1932.  She married BERNARD RODGERS COPELAND.  He was born November 1928, and died December 1993.     

Child of LIVING POWELL and BERNARD COPELAND is:

                            i.      LIVING7 COPELAND, b. Bet. 1960 - 1969.
 

15.  JOHN6 ALSTON, JR. (JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born September 04, 1921 in Warren Co., N.C., and died 1981 in Baltimore, Md. He married AGNES REBECCA HARGROVE in 1957.  She was born August 18, 1939, and died 1986.     

Children of JOHN ALSTON and AGNES HARGROVE are:

         19               i.      JOHN BURLY7 ALSTON, b. April 19, 1959.

         20              ii.      THELMA L ALSTON, b. June 08, 1958.
 

16.  PEARL EDWARD6 ALSTON (JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born September 04, 1921 in Warren Co., N.C., and died April 1987 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She met HENRY LITTLE. She married WALTER CROMWELL July 04, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  He was born Abt. 1917, and died Abt. 1988 in Unconfirmed - PA.     

Child of PEARL ALSTON and WALTER CROMWELL is:

         21               i.      DOROTHY7 CROMWELL, b. July 07, 1941, Brooklyn, N.Y.; d. Abt. 1991, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

NOTE:  Dorothy’s biological father was Henry Little. She may have been adopted by Walter Cromwell as all her records reflect the Cromwell name.
 

17.  ETHEL ELIZABETH6 ALSTON (JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born August 28, 1923 in Warren Co., N.C.  She met (1) JOHN WESTREY before 1943 in Baltimore, Md., son of JOHN WESTREY and MATTIE TAYLOR.  He was born November 17, 1920 in Nash Co., N.C., and died June 15, 1973 in Baltimore, Md. Burial: June 1973, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ann Arundel County, Md. She married (2) LEE BANKS Bet. 1950 - 1959.  

Child of ETHEL ALSTON and JOHN WESTREY is:

                            i.      BARBARA ANN7 ALSTON, b. December 29, 1943, Baltimore, Md.
 

18.  SALLIE JANE6 ALSTON (JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born September 24, 1927 in Warren County, N. C., and died February 09, 1998 in Warren County, N. C.  She married HENRY LADSON.  He died Bef. 1998.     

Child of SALLIE ALSTON and HENRY LADSON is:

         22               i.      PATRICIA M7 LADSON, b. October 1951.
 

Generation No. 7
 

19.  JOHN BURLY7 ALSTON (JOHN6, JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born April 19, 1959.  He married RENN'E STULTZ.       

Child of JOHN ALSTON and RENN'E STULTZ is:

                            i.      BLAKE8 ALSTON, b. November 11, 1986.
 

20.  THELMA L7 ALSTON (JOHN6, JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born June 08, 1958.  She met JAMES HEMPHILL Bef. 1990.       

Child of THELMA ALSTON and JAMES HEMPHILL is:

                            i.      JAMIKA8 HEMPHILL, b. March 04, 1990.
 

21.  DOROTHY7 CROMWELL (PEARL EDWARD6 ALSTON, JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born July 07, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and died Abt. 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She married NATHANIEL YOUNG Abt. 1961.  He was born November 28, 1939 in Prob Mich, and died November 15, 1990 in Michigan. 

Children of DOROTHY CROMWELL and NATHANIEL YOUNG are:

                            i.      NATHANIEL8 YOUNG.

                           ii.      JAMES YOUNG.
 

22.  PATRICIA M7 LADSON (SALLIE JANE6 ALSTON, JOHN BIGNER5, HATTIE R4 HARRIS, CICERO BUXTON3, WILLIAM MORGAN "BILLY"2 POWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POWELL1) was born October 1951. She married AL KITT.       

Child of PATRICIA LADSON and AL KITT is:

                            i.      FAATYMAH A8 KITT, B. Abt. 1982.

 


 

 

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