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ERASTUS POWELL

ERASTUS POWELL

Solomon W. Powell, who was b. in 1814, and d. in 1907, lived in Jericho the larger share of his life ; for several years in the south district, and later owning and living on the farm near Jericho village where George H. White now resides. He m. Sarah Ann Ingalls, who was b. in 1818, and d. in 1872. Solomon W. d. in California, but is buried in the cemetery at Jericho Center. They had six children, viz. : Gideon, William, Asa, who m. Theresa Story and moved to California where he now lives ; Charles, who m. Libbie Gates of Franklin, a dau. who m. Henry M. Cornell of Cambridge, and Erastus, who enlisted at the age of 22 in the War of the Rebellion and d. at Occoquan, Va., In 1863. He had prepared to enter the University at Burlington previous to his enlistment, but left the bright prospects before him and gave his services and life to his country.

For his second wife, Solomon W. m. Almira (Fernald) Woodworth.


Source:

Chauncey H. Hayden, Luther C. Stevens, LaFayette Wilbur and Rev. S. H. Barnum, editors, The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 599.


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