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Hunsaker Cemetery ~ Noah Powell ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Powell, Noah
LAST: Powell FIRST: Noah MID: 
BORN: Abt 1808 DIED: 6 Mar 1875 BURIED: 
BIRTH PLACE:  Greene Co., Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Marion Co., Oregon
Name of father Joseph Powell
Maiden name of mother Sarah Alkire
1860 OR CENSUS - Noah Powell, age 52, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, is enumerated with Mary, age 48, b. Ohio, along with Josiah, age 20, occupation farm laborer, b. Illinois, John, age 17, b. Illinois, Therressa, age 13, b. Illinios, and Lavina, age 10, b. Illinois. Also enumerated with the family is John Shafer, age 38, occupation blacksmith, b. Arkansas.
1870 OR CENSUS - Noah Powell, age 63, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, is enumerated with Mary, age 58, b. Ohio.
(Source – within the Absalom H. Cornelius sketch in Portrait and Biographical Record, pg 539)
“By his marriage, September 20, 1868, Mr. Cornelius allied himself with an pioneer family of Oregon, his wife being Lavina Powell, the daughter of Elder Noah Powell, who was well known throughout the Willamette valley as a minister in the Christina Church. He was born in Greene county, Ohio. From Illinois, in 1851 he crossed the plains with his family by means of two wagons drawn by ox-teams, being on the journey about six months. He first located in Marion county, near Silverton, where he took up a donation land claim of six hundred and forty acres, but not being entirely satisfied he removed to Howell Prairie. After a residence of a few years there he located near Amity, Yamhill county, and later made his home in Linn county for six years. From that location he removed to a farm in Marion county, where he died at the age of sixty-six years. His wife also died there at the age of eighty years. The five children who blessed their union are in order of birth as follows: William; Josiah and John D., who are both deceased; Theresa A., who died in 1901, the wife of John Shafer; and Lavina, Mrs. Cornelius.”

(Source - The Powell Brothers, John, Alfred and Noah, Pioneer Oregon Gospel Preacher, by Charles Dailey
"The three Powell brothers were John, Alfred and Noah. Their family history is easily the best documented of any pioneer church leaders. While these pioneer brothers were still in living memory, their heirs compiled and published their recollections. It is from the family's written documents that we draw most of our information for this profile.
"He married Mary Smith in 1830. In April 1851, he and his family started for Oregon with his brothers John and Alfred, arriving in September. He settled in the north end of Howell's Prairie in Marion County. In 1853 he moved into Yamhill County near Amity. During the five years he lived there he preached every Sunday and farmed during the week, doing his best to make a living and educate his family. He moved back into Marion County near the site of the present town of Marion, where he lived until his death. Although he had much to do on his large stock and grain farm, he never neglected his regular trips on horseback to preach at Howell's Prairie and other places, for he was a very devout Christian and a faithful minister of the Church of Christ. In addition to preaching he led the singing, first lining out the song as was the custom in those days owing to the scarcity of hymn books. With his nephew, John Propst, he often went out into the highways and byway in different parts of the country to preach the gospel. Many times the three brothers met at Central Church and took turns in preaching.
He passed away on March 8, 1875, and was buried in the Hunsaker Cemetery by the side of his two sons, John and Josiah. His wife was left to spend her remaining days with her three children living, making her home with Lavina Cornelius."
NOTE - picture of Noah Powell courtesy Charles Daily and Powell web site:
Died near Marion Station, March the 6th, 1875, Noah Powell, aged about 67 years.
Mr. Powell came from Illinois to Oregon in the year 1851. He was a good and exemplary
Citizen, and for forty years had been a faithful and consistent member of the Christian church. The disease from which he died was pulmonary, and he had been more or less affected with it for a long time. He leaves a wife and three children. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 13 May 1875 3:3

Eld. Noah Powell
Mar. 6, 1875
66 Y’s 5 M’s 7 D’s

J. Hunsaker
Bates Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1860 OR CENSUS (Linn Co., FA #686)
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co. Lincoln, FA #1748)
Portrait and Biographical Record, pg 539
The Powell Brothers (
DOS 13 May 1875 3:3

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