Biographical Sketch of Daniel B. Powers

Daniel B. Powers, retired farmer; P. O. Oakland; one of the early pioneers of Coles Co; born in Butler Co., Ohio, July 1, 1807, where he engaged in farming until 1836, when he emigrated West and located in Crawfordsville, Ind., where he engaged in the mercantile trade for about eighteen months, when he sold his interest in the store and removed to East Oakland Township in March, 1838, where he purchased 180 acres of land, where he has since lived during a period of forty years; he has upon his old farm upon which he lives, a fine brick residence, which he erected in 1846, making the brick himself upon his own farm. He married September, 1828, to Maria Runnels; was born in Butler Co., Ohio; she died April 17, 1861, leaving four children – Jonathan W., Nancy, John and Levi; his marriage with Phoebe Bates was celebrated Aug. 29, 1861; she was born in Ohio July 25, 1817; Mr. Powers has held the office of Justice of the Peace four years, and Town Collector two years in the Township in which he lives.



Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887.

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