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Powell Lineage

1. Alexander Rush Powell, b. c1825, VA, d. cMar 1911, Halifax Co., VA; m. 8 Dec 1849 (lic. Date), Halifax Co., VA to Nancy R. Greenwood (dau. of Robert? and Rhody Greenwood), b. c1826, VA.

In 1860, Alexander was an Overseer and the family lived in the Northern District, Halifax Co., VA near Scottsburg.

Children: a) William H., b. c1850, Halifax Co., VA

                b) Josephus, b. c1852, Halifax Co., VA

                c) Martha J., b. c1854, Halifax Co., VA

                d) Elizabeth A.,* b. c1856, Halifax Co., VA

                e) John R., b. c1857, Halifax Co., VA

                f) Sallie F., b. c1858, Halifax Co., VA; m. E.T. Powell

                g) Thomas T., b. n/a, Halifax Co., VA

                h) Benjamin, b. n/a, Halifax Co., VA

                i) Robert, b. n/a, Halifax Co., VA; ch.: William


2. Elizabeth Ann Powell, b. 1855, Halifax Co., VA; d. 1921; m. 2 Dec 1874, Halifax, VA to Samuel F. Rogers, b. 1854, Halifax Co., VA, d. 1922. Both buried in Winn's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Halifax, VA.

Alexander Powell's will dated 11 Jun 1910, Halifax,Co., VA, grants to his daughter Elizabeth "100 acres of land on the north side of Sallie Powell's land, to run as follows, from Sallie Powell's line down to a branch, thence down branch to Sallie Powell's line if not enough in this line boundary I direct that enough be cut off the Spencer land to make one-hundred acres." He also states in his will that his son William Powell pay Elizabeth two hundred and fifty dollars so William could secure the the remainder of the land for himself. In 1920, their grandaughter Virginia Spencer, age 12, was living with them.

Children: a) Nancy Elizabeth, b. c1889, VA

                b) Virginia, b. n/a

                c) William F., m. Virginia ______, no issue, res. in Chapel Hill, NC in 1921.

                d) Robert Edward, m. Pearl Sanders, res. in Louisville, KY in 1921.

                e) Ben G., b. n/a

                f) George Otey,* b. 9 Mar 1893, Halifax Co., VA

                g through l) ?, 1910 census says Betty had 12 children with 6 living in 1910.


3. George Otey Rogers, b. 9 Mar 1893, Halifax Co., VA, d. 26 Dec 1966, Norge, James City Co., VA; m. 5 Dec 1915, Halifax Co., VA to Beulah Garnet Covington, b. 15 Jun 1893, Halifax Co., VA, d. 4 Apr 1982, Williamsburg, James City Co., VA. Both buried in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Children:   a) Charles Otey,* b. Halifax Co., VA

                b) William Turner, b. Halifax Co.,, VA

                c) Elsie Covington, b. Halifax Co., VA

                d) John Edwin, b. Halifax Co., VA


4. Charles Otey Rogers, b. Halifax Co., VA; m. to Ingeborg Lorraine Benson, (dau. of Bennett and Valborg (Christopherson) Benson), Lightfoot, James City Co., VA.

Children:   a) Dianne Bennett,* b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA

                b) Linda Covington, b.  Williamsburg, James City Co., VA

                c) Charlotte Page, b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA

                d) Charles Timothy, b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA


5. Dianne Bennett Rogers, b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA; m. to Stephen Ward Swarts, b. Dixon, Lee Co., IL.

Children:   a) David Rogers,* b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA

                b) Scott Ward, b. Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., MI


6. David Rogers Swarts, b. Williamsburg, James City Co., VA; 1m. to Sheila Lynn Hendershot (dau. of Laurance and Susan (Tracy) Hendershot), div.; 2m. to Sherie Fern Blakeman (Eley) (dau. of Dale and Katherine (Moore) Blakeman), b. Vandercook Lake, Jackson Co., MI. Sherie has one child (Rick) from her first marriage.

Children:   a) Samantha Lynn, b. Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI

                b) Courtney Atherton, b. Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI

Prepared 26 Jul 1999 by: David R. Swarts, 1905 Springport Rd., Jackson, MI 49202,