From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 277, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana
"S. H. POWELL is a native of Kentucky, and is the son of THOMAS S. POWELL, a farmer (now deceased), and to farming S. H. POWELL was also reared. In 1854, he came to this township and farmed until 1867, when he opened his present general store in Brookston, where he has a pleasant central location, and carries a stock valued at between $4,000 and $5,000. September 9, 1852, he married, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, MISS DORCAS A. STEWART, daughter of JOHN STEWART, farmer. MR. and MRS. POWELL are both members of the Baptist Church, and their only living child, ELLEN, makes her home with her parents."