Re: Family of Ambrose POWELL d 1827 Maury Co TN
Sorry to be so slow in making this reply; my mind has been going in circles for quite some time.
Regarding dates for Ambrose Powell, the 1827 DOD is the most solid, concrete KNOWN date of all. It is referenced in the lawsuit from which all his children's names are known.
Regarding his birthdate, it is NOT known very concretely, but it is often given as around 1754 (from Lucas?). At any rate, when I looked at your website, I see that you have Elias (who md Barbara Albright) as being born around 1754. So obviously, he could not be Ambrose's father. In fact, if I read my notes on my sources correctly, his Date of Birth was 26 Sep 1754, as given in his family bible, which reference is on pg 377 of Lucas. Barbara Albright's DOB is given as 1 Jun 1754 and they were married 25 Nov 1777.
I believe Elias Jr's father was Elias Sr. born c1734 (per Lucas he first appears on the Tax List in 1755 when he had to be at least 21 years of age), who may have been the son of John Powell and Mary O'Neal. John is estimated to have been born c1686, which would have made him 48 at Elias Sr's birth, which is possible.
The problem is, Ambrose's DOB is also given as c1754, although that is not known for sure either. But if it is around that time, he still could have been Elias Jr's brother, son of Elias Sr. It seems questionable that Ambrose would have been John and Mary O'Neal's son if these dates are anywhere near correct.