Biography of L. U. Powell
Howard County, IN Biographies





L. U. POWELL was born in Boone County, Ind., in 1835, and located in Howard County in 1844. His father, Lemuel Powell, was a native of Virginia, born 1808, and his mother, Sarah (Miller) Powell, was born in Ohio, 1807. L. U. Powell was reared on a farm, and received very little education in his youth. In September, 1857, he was married to Miss Sarah A. Larrison, of Howard County. They had one child Hiram A. His wife died and Mr. Powell was again married February 25, 1862. He had eight children by his second marriage - Cintha E., William H., Vola, Charles (deceased), Lemuel W., Eddie (deceased), Eva and Lowell. Mr. Powell enlisted August 12, 1862, and went into camp at South Bend. He was enrolled at Indianapolis in the Ninety ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private. He came back as First Lieutenant, and had charge of his company on the march to the sea. He engaged in battle at Jackson, Miss., Mission Ridge, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain; was at the siege of Atlanta, where he received a wound in the hand; on the march to the sea; at the surrender of Vicksburg and the burning of Columbia. He was mustered out at Washington, and received his discharge at Indianapolis, after which he came home and went on his farm. He now has his farm under good cultivation, with convenient house, and is now building a fine barn. He is a charter member of the G. A. R. Post at Xenia, and has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1861.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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