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Subject: Re: [BlackSheep-L] BlackSheep Stories
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 16:38:04 EDT
Here's my Blacksheep story.
George Edward POWELL, born 2/4/1856 in Montgomery, AL was my paternal
grandfather, known to the family as George Edward LEWIS, same pob, dob.
before his death in July 1939, he gathered his family around him and told them
that his real surname was POWELL, and that he had been married previously (no
divorce) and that he had children from that marriage. My mother, now
deceased, recalled some men who came to visit. George introduced them as
friends, but later told them that the men were his brothers.
An older cousin told me that the story he was told was that my grandfather
and some of his "friends" were involved in some cattle rustling up around the
Red River, and a man was murdered. His "friends" told him that if he would
"take the rap" and disappear, that they would take care of his family. I have
no way to verify this story since all of the old folks are gone. Guess that
makes me the "old folks" now. Ouch!
He supposedly took the name of a one time employer whom he greatly admired.
George Edward Powell (Lewis) married Mary Edna Harris in 1896. She was born
Rogers, AR in 1876. They were living in Oklahoma Territory in 1897 when their
child was born IN 1897. Goerge died in July 1939, in Marlow, Stephens Co.,
OK, and is buried there.
Ewes not fat, ewes just fluffy.