John Powers

Male - 1799


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  • Name John Powers 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1799 
    Notes 
    • 1779, Jul 7 -- Land Grant #546, Chatham County, NC
      William Deaton received 400 acres located on both sides of Cedar Creek. John Powers and James Deaton were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Nathan Deaton deeded 200a to William Needham 1787 --> William and Sary Needham deeded to John Vandiford 1788 ; Nathan and Margaret Deaton deeded 200a to James Deaton 1787]

      1779, Jul 7 -- Land Grant #551, Chatham County, NC
      William Deaton received 300 acres located on both sides of Cedar Creek. John Powers and James Deaton were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Nathan Deaton deeded to John Powers 1786]

      1782, Nov 6 -- Land Grant #1030, Guilford County, NC
      Joseph Carr received 600 acres located on Flat Creek adjoining Robert Carr's improvement and John Powers' improvement. Robert Carr and James Garner were chain carriers.

      1784, May 10 -- Deed Book N Page 246-248, Chatham County, NC
      Roger Griffith, Sheriff deeded John Powers 300 acres on Ceder Creek. Jo. Rosser and T. Harper were witnesses. [Editor's note: Confiscated property of William Deaton Dec'd. for his loyalty to King of England and to settle judgement from Randolph County, NC for damages against William Searcy.]

      1784, Nov 12 -- 1781-1785 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Chatham County, NC Page 92
      William Tucker, Willis Phillips, William Phillips Junr., Benjamin Sanders, William Phillips Senr., James Deaton, John Powers, Sampson Brewer, Thomas Younger, William Dunkin, Nicholas Nall and Charles Goldston lay off a road from the Widow Nall's on Bear Creek to the Randolph County line near the Ceder Ponds crossing Deep River at Gardner's Ford.

      1785, May 9 -- 1781-1785 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Page 108, Chatham County, NC
      Benjamin Sanders appointed overseer of the road from Anson Road to the Moore County line and have the following hands to work: John Powers, Henry Brewer, Sampson Brewer, Nathan Phillips, Wm. Phillips, Willis Phillips, Howell Brewer, James Deaton, Nathan Deaton, Mathew Deaton, Widow Deaton, Wademn Commer, Wm. Phillips, Joel Phillips, Benjamin Elkins, William Caps, Ambrose Smith, John West and his hands, Samuel Moore, Samuel Hilleard and Jeremiah Phillips.

      1786, Nov 30 -- Deed Book D Page 320, Chatham County, NC
      Nathan Deaton deeded John Powers 300 acres located on both sides of Ceder Creek. Sampson Brewer and John Reed were witnesses.

      1787, Jan 1 -- Deed Book 3, Page 87-88, Randolph County, NC
      William Searcy deeded Aaron Hill two tracts: [1] 640 acres located on Deep River on Moore County line adjoining Charles Goldston, Argo and the Chatham County line. [2] 30 acres located on Deep River adjoining Nicholas Nall. John Powers, Winsor Pearce and John Pearce were witnesses.

      1787, Jun 29 -- Deed Book D Page 394-395, Chatham County, NC
      Nathan Deaton deeded William Needham a portion of 200 acres located on Ceder Creek adjoining James Deaton. James Deaton and John Powers were witnesses.

      1787, Jun 29 -- Deed Book D Page 404-405, Chatham County, NC
      Nathan and Margaret Deaton deeded James Deaton a portion of 200 acres located on Ceder Creek. John Powers and Windsor Pearce were witnesses.

      1788, Apr 20 -- Land Grant #961, Chatham County, NC
      William Finley received 640 acres located on Flat Creek and Cedar Creek adjoining Mincher Litle, John Powers and his own line. John Powers and James Daton were chain carriers.

      1788, Apr 22 -- Land Grant #963, Chatham County, NC
      William Finley received 640 acres located on Flat Creek adjoining Mincher Litle and his own line. John Powers and James Daton were chain carriers.

      1789, Mar 6 -- Deed Book 3, Page 351, Randolph County, NC
      Joseph Carr deeded John Powers 200 acres located on Flat Creek. Richard Bird and Winsor Perce were witnesses.

      1790, Apr 22 -- Land Grant #1156, Chatham County, NC
      John Powers received 100 acres located on Ceder Creek adjoining his own line and William Finley. William Searcey and Robert Harden were chain carriers.

      1793, Jul 16 -- Land Grant #1258, Chatham County, NC
      John Powers received 100 acres located on waters of Deep River adjoining his own line, Vanderford and the Randolph County line. Gilliam Powers and David Powers were chain carriers.

      1793, Sep 29 -- Deed Book 5, Page 90, Randolph County, NC
      John Powers deeded James Powers 200 acres located on Flat Creek adjoining Chatham County line. William Searcy, Arthur Reed and Sarah Searcy were witnesses.

      1798, Jan 1 -- Deed Book J Page 300-301, Chatham County, NC
      John Powers deeded Moses Kidd 100 acres located on Randolph County line adjoining own line, Lend. Smith and Guthrie. Mary Searcy, Sarah Searcy and Will. Searcy were witnesses.

      1798, Apr 20 -- Land Grant #1196, Randolph County, NC
      James Deyton received 150 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Searcy and Golson. Eldridge Deyton and John Powers were chain carriers.

      1798, Apr 26 -- Land Grant #1197, Randolph County, NC
      William Searcy received 500 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Deyton, his own line, Golson, Nall, Reed, Bird, Kerr and Onslat. John Powers and Elridge Deyton were chain carriers.

      1799, May 14-Nov -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
      Estate of John Powers, Dec'd. David Powers was named administrator with Joseph Gilliland, James Deaton and John Thompson as securities. John Powers died May 3, 1799. Petition for division of 200 acres located on Cedar Creek. Edmond Waddill, Jos. Lambert and Joseph Gilliland (with John Argo as witness) divided among the following heirs: widow Susannah Powers, James Powers, David Powers, Moses and Karey Kidd and George and Elizabeth Railey. Items from the estate were purchased by: Susanna Powers, David Powers, Jams. Powers, Wm. Campbell, Joseph Hix, Henry Powers, Levi Lawler, Moses Kidd, Greel Norton, Wm. Searcy, Eldredg Deaton, John Vandeford and Benjamin Shields.
    Person ID I40821  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  4 DNA tests are associated with John Powers 

    Family Susannah 
    Children 
     1. James Powers
     2. David Powers
     3. Elizabeth Powers
    +4. Cary Powers,   b. 1780,   d. Sep 1856  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F13178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1785 Petition, Deep River and Cape Fear River
    1785 Petition, Deep River and Cape Fear River
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 39
    Petition by inhabitants of Chatham and Moore counties to remove fish dams, traps, wares and other intrusions from the Cape Fear and Deep Rivers. Signers include: Phil Alston, Charles Shearin, John Wilkins, Moses Myrick, Richd. Barber, Sterlin Carrell, Thos Tyson, John Pearce, John Powers and Henry Powers.