Ely, Hutchinson and Greene Families and branches

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  • ID: I021035
  • Name: POWELSON Abigail
  • Sex: F
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: Came to Coshocton about 1818 with her parents. According tothe Coshocton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, this puts her in the category of "First Families of Coshocton County." At her death she had 60 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and 2 gggrandchildren. Eight sons and one son-in-law served in the Civil War. Abigail Jennings was born near Rumney, Virginia, May 27 , 1810 died at her home in Tuscarawas township, Coshocton County, Ohio March 18, 1898 aged 87 years, 9 months and 21 days. She was the oldest child of Lewis and Rachel Powelson and with her parents moved to Ohio in 1818, she being about 8 years old. This long journey was made on horseback, mostly through an almost trackless and unbroken forest, the mother carrying her then youngest child, Abraham on her lap or in her arms, while Abigail rode behind her on the same horse. On arriving in Ohio
    Mr. Powelson first settled near Wills Creek, in Linton Township, in said county. A few years after he purchased a farm in Franklin Township, on which he moved and lived during the remainder of his life. At the age of about 18 years Abigail was united in marriage to Joseph Jennings, who preceded her to the spirit land about eight years. To this union were born eleven children, 10 sons and one daughter, all of whom except the youngest son, lived and grew to manhood and womanhood, married and raised families. At the time of her death there were born to her eleven children, 60 grandchildren, 78 great grand children and 2 great great grandchildren.
  • Birth: 27 May 1810 in Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia Quality: 1
  • Death: 18 Mar 1898 in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio Quality: 1
  • PEDI: birth

    Father: POWELSON Lewis b: abt 1779 in Virginia
    Mother: POWNALL Rachel b: abt 1788 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 JENNINGS Joseph D b: 17 Jul 1801 in New Jersey
    • Married: 1826 in Ohio
    1. Has No Children JENNINGS Orin birth b: 23 Mar 1827 in Ohio
    2. Has No Children JENNINGS Hiram W birth b: 29 Jun 1829 in Ohio
    3. Has No Children JENNINGS Alexander birth b: 9 Mar 1831 in Ohio
    4. Has No Children JENNINGS Rueben birth b: 26 Mar 1834 in Ohio
    5. Has No Children JENNINGS John C birth b: 15 Jun 1836 in Ohio
    6. Has No Children JENNINGS Emeline (Emily) birth b: 7 Nov 1838 in Ohio
    7. Has No Children JENNINGS William Henry Harrison birth b: 10 Apr 1841 in Ohio
    8. Has No Children JENNINGS Leander birth b: 18 Apr 1843 in Ohio
    9. Has No Children JENNINGS Joseph birth b: 25 Sep 1845 in Ohio
    10. Has No Children JENNINGS David birth b: 20 Jun 1848 in Ohio
    11. Has No Children JENNINGS Samuel birth b: 1851 in Ohio

    1. Author: Glen Findlay
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