I happened to come across your message about Thomas Jefferson Powell being your great grandfather, and my heart jumped.
I have a great great grandfather named Thomas Jefferson Powell who was a native of Mississippi.My mother is a genealogist and according to her records, he was born on December 5, 1861, and married Sarah Virginia Alford on December 20, 1882.We have two different death dates, however.The one that she previously found is April 13, 1899, McComb.The other date is from a death certificate that another genealogist sent her.It states that Thomas Jefferson Powell died on April 10, 1899 in New Orleans, LA, and that he was a native of McComb City, Miss.
Is this the same Thomas Jefferson Powell?Are we related?
I know that there is also a Thomas Jefferson Powell who was the son of William Reason Powell and was born ca. 1860 in Lauderdale County, Miss. Unfortunately, we've been unable to find out who his wife was, and because of the variance in dates, my mother doesn't know whether he is my great great grandfather or not.For this reason, she's been unable to go back any further in her research.
If you have any further information, I would appreciate your help.