Submitted by Descendants: Sarah Elizabeth McSWAIN
William J. Powell was born in Pike County, Alabama in 1840. He served at Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Civil War and lost his left arm as the result of a battle injury. Upon his return to Alabama, he married Sarah Emilie Adams.
In 1866, they moved to Walton County, Florida where they had two sons, Calvin Hance and Andrew Wilkes Powell. Calvin Hance married twice, to Mollie Wise and Sirilla Jane Hinote. Andrew Wilkes married Laura Florence Hinote, aunt of Sirilla. Sarah Emilie Adams Powell died at age of ninety-nine.
William J. Powell was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2004