John, I suspect there is a connection to my Powells from that area - I think Coffee and Covington Counties are close aren't they?My Powells were in the area and wound up in Escambia County, FL.I lost all my computer records and was writing to a cousin on a line that married a Powell and while searching for info on another Powell he mentioned, I stumbled on your email.
I will keep your info and when I get the courage to reload the 22,000 names I had in my genealogy program maybe I can help you.I think my George came from up there, but not sure.I think his father was Daniel, but not sure about that either.A couple of cousins and I were looking together, but I have hunch both have gone on to heaven.I am not ready to go yet - I a 73, but I'm not through living yet.One of my grandmothers Fannie - can't remember her maiden name - been awake too long - sleep apnea - getting sleepy again.She lived to be 108 and was married to George, but he left her and married an Underwood in Escambia County, FL.
My Powell line and my Higdon line is so intertwined.Five of each family married so we have tons of double cousins to deal with.
If I get any info I will share with you and you do likewise.
Joan Powell - Knoxville, TN.
PS the Powells are buried at Enon Baptist Church cemetery north of Pensacola.The site that had a complete transcription of the graves there has disappeared, but I found one that lists a lot of them, but it doesn't list my father, but does list an aunt who died after he did so I know it's not complete.Will share it with you, but there is no Theopolis there - interestingly that name appears in my Higdon line.All our folks sorta graitated down to GA an AL as the Indian lands opened up and many wound up in Escambia County, FL.
I have five boxes of reords that I have to reload and I just haven't found the courage to tackle the task yet.