Biography of Capt. George H. Powers
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CAPT. GEORGE H. POWERS, son of David, was born in Virgil, Cortland county. He learned the trade of marble cutting, came to Waverly about 1852 and worked for F. H. Baldwin in his marble shop. He was captain in the old state militia, and in May, 1861, he raised a company of volunteers, and was commissioned on May 5, 1861, as captain of Co. E, 23d New York Vols. He, with his regiment, participated in its numerous engagements up to March, 1863, when he resigned his commission, came home and went to work again at his trade. He was a partner in the marble business with William Stone for a few years. About 1873 he moved to Marshall, Mich. , where he died in 1878. He was more than ordinarily intelligent and had an extensive acquaintance. He married Nancy M. Bingharn, daughter of an early settler, who died in 1890. They had four children, Frank B. Powers (also known as captain), who has been in the employ of the Erie railroad for many years; Ella (Mrs. Emmett Brink, of Towanda, Pa.); Jennie (Mrs. William Cornell, of Chicago); LaPitt (Mrs. Charles Harlow, of Albion, Mich.)

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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