Biography of Patrick Powers
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





PATRICK POWERS, grocer, London, was born in Ireland March 12, 1816. His father, Martin Powers, came to America about 1825, locating in Baltimore, Md. Two or three years later, he came to Zanesville, Ohio, and there resided four or five years. He subsequently resided at Columbus and Springfield, being naturalized in the latter place. He was a teacher by profession and went to Hocking County in 1838, where he died in 1840. He married Nancy Blanshaw, also a native Of Ireland. They had six children born to them, two now living, and Patrick the only one in this county. Mrs. Powers departed this life in Clark County in 1838. Our subject came to Madison County in 1843, locating on the Sawer place, near Somerford, and was engaged in farming for some time. He then removed to Somerford Village, and there resided twenty live years, the greater part of this time being spent in "keeping tavern," etc. He removed to London in the spring of 1872, purchasing his present property. He opened a grocery, and has since been engaged in that business. He has met with fair success in business life. Mr. Powers is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Democratic party. He was married, in the fall of 1868, to Mrs. Catherine (Hayes) Bohan, widow of John Rohan. They have two children - Nannie and Margaret. Mrs. Powers is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.


From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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