25 November 2008

Silas Gaskill Papers - Lapeer - Post Two

Another entry in the papers of Silas Gaskill, a lawyer in Lapeer in the 1860's, concerned a divorce:

8 February 1864
Mrs. Margaret Powers
Retained V. Philander C. Powers
Circuit Court (?) Chancery? Divorce? [illegible notes]

Since I research Powers in Lapeer, this entry in Mr. Gaskill's book initially piqued my interest. I have not linked Philander and Margaret to my Powers family, though.

Other records I've collected pertaining to Philander & Margaret (Lamaroux) Powers [see my Lapeer Co., MI, database here]:

1850 MI Lapeer Co.
1 943 951 POWERS Volney 27 M Farmer 600 NY
2 943 951 POWERS Jane 24 F NY
3 943 951 PRATT Martin 52 M Laborer VT
4 943 951 POWERS Philander 29 M Farmer 300 NY
Lapeer Co., MI, Marriages
Philander Powers, age 30, of Elba
Margaret Lamaroux, age 18, of Elba
24 December 1851
Witnesses: Harlow & Harriet Woodward
1880 Dakota Census
Philender POWERS Self M Male W 59 NY Farming VT VT
John J. POWERS Son S Male W 28 MI Farming NY NY
Henry POWERS Son S Male W 26 MI Farming NY NY
Geary P. POWERS Son S Male W 21 MI Farming NY NY
Franklin B. POWERS Son S Male W 14 MI NY NY
Ebert POWERS Son S Male W 12 MI NY NY
Source Information: Census Place Columbia, Brown, Dakota Territory
1880 MI, Lapeer, Elba
John LAMOREAUX Self M Male W 79 NY Farmer NY NY
Elizabeth LAMOREAUX Wife M Female W 77 NY NY NY
John LAMOREAUX Son S Male W 36 MI Farmer NY NY
Margaret POWERS Dau W Female W 42 NY House Keeper NY NY
Henrietta LAMOREAUX Dau S Female W 22 MI At Home NY NY
Edward DOWNER Other S Male W 17 --- Works On Farm ---
Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds
15 Apr 1881
Philander Powers of Columbia, Dakota Territory
Margaret Powers, of Lapeer
Lots 3 & 4, Block 55, NW Div Lapeer City East side of Calhoun Street

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