Biography of Andrew Powell
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ANDREW POWELL, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born May 25, 1827, in Fairfield County, Ohio, came to this county with his parents, Samuel and Sarah Powell, in 1834, and was reared in Liberty Township, this county. He was united in marriage, December 20, 1848, with Phoebe Ann Yates, who died September 15, 1859, leaving sit children: Mrs. Emily Dreisbach, Theodore, Franklin P., Mrs Priscilla De Long of Tipton County, Ind., Elijah (deceased) and Roger Sherman. After the death of his first wife Mr. Powell became united in marriage, in 1860, with Caroline Dotson, who died in 1877, leaving seven children: Mrs. Sarah E. Hamlin, Ellsworth, Charles D., Sullivan, Huntington, Jennie June and Homer K. For his third wife Mr. Powell married, March 5, 1878, Sarah A. Longbrake, widow of Harmon Longbrake and daughter of Andrew Fellers. At the time of her marriage with our subject she had three children, Cora S., Minnie E. and Curtis E. By her union with Mr. Powell she has two children: Inez May and James G. Mr. Powell has been industrious and successful in life and owns a fine farm of 295 acres of as good land as there is in this county. His farm includes the family homestead and here he has erected a handsome brick residence and added other valuable improvements. He also owns 120 acres of land in Tipton County, Ind., and valuable town property in Findlay, Ohio. He devotes a great deal of attention to the business of bee keeping, and was one of the earliest to introduce this industry into this county. He now has a fine, well stocked apiary. Mr Powell and family are members of the United Brethren Church. He has largely contributed to the erection of a fine church, costing over $5,000, called the "Powell Memorial Church," on his premises. Mr. Powell is a man of upright and firm principles, a valuable and prominent citizen, highly respected by the entire community. In politics he is a Republican.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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