I am writing in regards several messages I viewed on this board regarding John T Powless and Effie Blalock.My husband is a Powless.His Father was born in Salem Illinois.This is what I have in our Family Bible left to my husband by his Father.
JohntPowless (My husbands Grandfather - it lists his Birth as "sometime in 1870's) Sister: Synthia Powless Brothers: Joe Powless Cleave Powless Wife: Effie Blalock Children: Opal Luttrell Alberta Tate(possibly your Ablbert T?) *Ralph Elmo Powless - 1912 Russell Powless Glenn Powless **Clarence Powless
I have several letters from Clarence to Ralph.They were written in 1972 while Clarence was living in Paris. In one Clarence saya "No Ralph, I am sorry I was to young to remember our sister Mabel" it appears there was another sister?
*Ralph Powless (April 1912 - Jan 1991) Married Roberta Tucker Martin in 1971 (1926 - 1993) Son Roger Dale Powless (1966)
Ralph and Roberta were not married at the time of my husbands birth. They married in 1971.Ralph was 54 when my husband was born. He was Ralph's only child.
**Clarence Powless Married Denise? Children: Patricia Linda Kathryn Dan ( we do know Dan was born in 1948)
In one of the letters it mentions Clarence having lived in Arizona and they repeatedly mention a woman named Judy Kay and fefer to her as the poor kid. We are unsure of who Judy Kay was.
My Family *Roger Dale Powless - Oct. 1966 Married 1986(Johns Grandson) Wife: Chandra Cowan Daughter: Ammorett Suzann 1988 Son: Roger Andrew 1991
Please let me know if you find any connections on your family trees.