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From: Marie Kravette <>
Subject: [POWERS-L] Re: POWERS-D Digest V02 #31
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 13:00:42 -0700 (PDT)
Does anyone have a Joanna Powers that married a John Grafton???? They were from Ireland,
???? and ended up in Brooklyn NY. They had one known son to me as Robert Grafton.
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> POWERS-D DigestVolume 02 : Issue 31
> Today's Topics:
> #1 [POWERS-L] Johanna Powers [Mary Jane Akin <>]
> #2 [POWERS-L] POWERS in Ala [Beverly Aytes-Bowhall <]
> #3 [POWERS-L] Powers obit in Bristol ["sadie stamper greer" <]
> #4 [POWERS-L] POWER family history - ["Dr Con Power" <>]
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> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 10:56:36 -0500
> From: Mary Jane Akin <>
> Subject: [POWERS-L] Johanna Powers
> My connections to this list is my 2ggrandmother Johanna Powers
> (1834-1916). According to her gravestone in St. Patrick's Cemetery in
> Ryan, Delaware, Iowa, she was born in Rathgormack, Wexford, IRL.
> According to her marriage license in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, she was
> born in Rathgormack, Waterford, IRL. I cannot find any place called
> Rathgormack in IRL.
> She married John Houlahan in 1854 in IRL. They immigrated to the USA in
> 1864 with children Johanna, Bridget, Edmund, Richard, and Alice. After
> they arrived, they had additional children: Thomas, Catherine, Mary,
> John James, and Martin F..
> Johanna Houlahan married Daniel P. Regan (my great grandparents).
> Johanna and Daniel had the following children: Mary E., Kathryn,
> Margaret Veronica, John E., Johanna, Lillian, Daniel Walter, Alice, and
> Ester M..
> Margaret Veronica O'Reagan (some of them changed their name to O'Reagan)
> married Nicholas John Lawless (my grandparents). Their children were
> Jerald, Walter Thomas, Lillian, Mary Jane Lucille, Catherine, and Esther
> Alice. Esther Alice married George Joseph Naumann (my parents). Esther
> and George are still living.
> Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Mary Jane Akin
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> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:30:08 -0400
> From: Beverly Aytes-Bowhall <>
> Subject: [POWERS-L] POWERS in Ala
> Is anyone else researching a Powers family in Ala, possibly Madison Co??
> I found a William H. Powers there from at least 1820-50.
> ATTACHMENT part 4 message/rfc822
> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 19:09:10 -0700
> From: "sadie stamper greer" <>
> Subject: [POWERS-L] Powers obit in Bristol Herald Courier
> Juanita B. Powers
> HAYSI -- Funeral services for Juanita B. Powers will be conducted at 11 a.m.
> July 26, 2002, at Haysi Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Hicks officiating. Burial will
> in Hall Cemetery, Route 1, Haysi. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers. In
> of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Dickenson First Presbyterian Church,
> Street, Haysi, VA
> Powers, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Birchleaf, Va., following a
> Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
> ATTACHMENT part 5 message/rfc822
> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 16:41:05 +0100
> From: "Dr Con Power" <>
> Subject: [POWERS-L] POWER family history - the DEVON connection
> I am Dr Con Power and I was born at Gracedieu East, County Waterford, Ireland.
> I have traced my family history for some hundreds of years to William le Poher who came
> to Ireland with King Henry 11 in the year 1177. What I know about this William le Poher
> is as follows:-
> a.. He entered Ireland at Crooke, County Waterford in 1177 and he came from Devon. He
> is recorded in the papers of the reign of King Henry 11 - No. 75, Vol 1, AD 1184-85
> b.. He came by the King's writ with 9 accompanying knights, 50 horsemen, and others,
> all of whom came at William's expense.
> c.. William le Poher remained in charge of the Norman garrison at the port of Crooke,
> County Waterford, where his task was to secure the exit through Crooke in case the
> invasion did not succeed. He later received a land grant from the King of 359 acres,
> being the Townland of Coolbunnia, on the banks of the River Suir beside the port of
> d.. William le Poher was one of the witnesses to an agreement between Myler
> Fitz-Henry and Fulk de Cantillupe on 30th October 1200 regarding 3 "carucates" of land.
> This is recorded in the papers of the reign of King Henry 11- No 129, Vol 1, 30th
> October 1200.
> e.. At a later date (not yet known to me), William le Poher was one of the witnesses
> to a grant for life of 40 "carucates" of land to Thomas, Abbot of Glendalough, County
> Wicklow, Ireland.
> f.. A senior kinsman of William's was Robert le Poher, son of Bartholomew le Poher,
> Lord of Blackborough in Devon, and his wife, Eleanor. This Robert le Poher was in 1177
> appointed by King Henry 11 Governor of County Waterford, Ireland. He had earlier in
> 1171 accompanied the King to Ireland and he was one of the King's Knight Marshalls.
> g.. It is recorded that Bartholomew le Poher, son of this Robert le Poher, was living
> in Blackborough in Devon in the 10th year of the reign of King Henry 111.
> h.. Walter le Poher, another son of this Robert le Poher, was Lord of Blackburg Poerk
> and Sheriff of Devon in the 7th and 8th years of the reign of King Henry 111.
> i.. I understand that according to records preserved in Battle Abbey, one of the
> Officers of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings was named le Poher and that
> Robert le Poher who came to Waterford with King Henry 11 was a descendant of this le
> Does anybody have any information about the Power [le Poher] family history in Devon?
> Are there people by name Power in Devon to-day.
> I look forward to hearing from anybody who has anything to contribute anything to this
> Dr Con Power
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