Powers, Edward B.

Edward B. Powers

Edward B. Powers, farmer, section 33, Paw Paw Township, post office Earl, LaSalle Co., IL, was born in LaSalle Co., IL, Sept. 16, 1841, and is the son of Norman H. and Catharine (Hart) Powers. He came to Paw Paw Township, DeKalb County, with his parents, in June, 1849, and spent his boyhood on his father’s farm. He enlisted in the late war Aug. 13, 1862, as a private of Co. I. 4th IL Cav. He was captured by the enemy during a skirmish at Chestnut Bluffs, Tenn., in November, 1862, but was paroled the same day. He was soon afterward exchanged and resumed his connection with his company, and served till the last of June, 1865, or till the close of war.

He was married in Paw Paw Township Dec. 1, 1867, to Miss Nancy A. Weddell, daughter of William B. and Agnes (Vail) Weddell. Mrs. Powers was born in Paw Paw Township, March 22, 1851. They have two children (daughters): Katie C., born in Paw Paw Township, Sept. 29. 1868; and Agnes G., Jan. 2, 1873.

Mr. Powers is the present Assessor of Paw Paw Township. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Powers are members of the Congregational Church of Ross Grove.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL