I am trying to find more information about James G. Powel/Powell who was the father of Thomas David Powell born 1834 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Tom was my husbands greatgrandfather.
I have met quite a lot of people who are also researching the same family. But so far, apparently no one has found for sure who was the father of James G. Powell.
On the 1850 Census Montgomery County, Alabama, there is listed these men;
James G. Powell 40 GA ( Georgia ) John Powell 40 GA John B. Powell 37 GA George Powell 38 GA
All except John age 40 GA, were married on the census and had children. There is also a John Powell 54, who was born in NC ( North Carolina )This man was listed as a Cabinet Maker, and was well off, as were the other Powell men listed.
Twin births came down in Thomas David Powell's descendants, so I am wondering if possibly James G. and John Powell, both born about 1810 GA, were twin brothers.
James G., wife Rhoda and family moved to Texas about 1853, where Thomas married Eliza J. Steifer (many variations of her last name)in August 1856 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.