Re: POWELL/HINSON/CHOATE Maury Co.
As far as I can tell no one has ever actually produced a record that proves when "Betsey" "Betty" or Mrs. Choate Shoat were married or where they were married.The only reference that I have found on Lewis Powell and Betsey Choate were in the Dawes Commission Packets where some of their decendants made application.I was looking at the Civil War documents for Arkansas for all of the Powells around lewisburg and litte rock.What I found interesting was that everyone of the Powells are listed as "Dark" or "Black" Eyes, Hair, and Coloring.If you get the chance you should look at these.
As to Lewis Jr. I have always had it as:
1st married Elizabeth Pretchell
2nd married Mary Hinson
Also, I also wondered about Ambrose Sr. Will that was probated in 1830.
I noticed that it always listed the deceased son or daughters spouse but did not do so for Lewis.I thought that was strange.Also there appears to be a Lewis Powell the right age with a wife on the census for 1830.