John Powers

 

John Powers, son of John (1769-1842) and Mary (1774-1829),b. 1799, d. July 2, 1872, m. Emma Sarah Allen (b. April 17, 1803, d. October 25, 1844). 

John was a successful businessman with a large bakery.  John and Frank took over their Father’s business when he died.  The only recollection of him came from Alfred’s daughter, Louie: “Grandpa Powers requested that for his funeral, all his sons have a new tailored black broadcloth suit, and that the grandchildren all be dressed in black.   Money was left to fulfill the request.  My mother had two dressmakers in the house to make hers and our dresses.”  It is noted that John died in 1872 and Alfred came to Canada in 1873.

Children of John Powers and Emma Allen, surname Powers:

1.      John, b. Sept. 29, 1826, d. Jan 21, 1908

2.      Emma, b. March 25, 1828, d. 1828

3.      Alfred, b. June 9, 1829, d. Feb 6, 1915.  M. Esther Robb

4.      George, b. March 5, 1831

5.      Caroline, b. Oct 6, 1833, m. Lewis Robb, April 3, 1851

6.      Henry, b. April 4, 1835, d. Jan 14, 1914, m. Christina Johnstone, Mar 14, 1861 at Avoca, Victoria, Australia

7.      Charles, b. Oct 1, 1836

8.      William, b. Jan 4, 1837, d. 1838

9.      Frank, b. March 3, 1839

10.  William, b. Oct 25, 1840

11.  Emma, b. May 1, 1842, m. Robert Stafford