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Submitted By:  Mark E Parks


Powell Cemetery Genealogy

I have written this genealogy for researchers interested in the 19 recorded burials from readable tombstones compiled by Shirley Dunn in 1977.  The names at the beginning of each paragraph below were all listed in Mrs. Dunn’s book, “Lincoln County, Kentucky, Marriages 1780-1850 & Tombstone Inscriptions”, c Shirley Dunn, 1977.  Edmund Powell is my wife’s (Lisa Kay Bryant Parks) 5th Great Grandfather. Lisa has proven her lineage in D.A.R. to this patriot and progenitor of this Casey/Lincoln County family.

Edmund Powell –b. 1742 in Goochland, Goochland Co., VA, d. 1825 Casey County, KY.  Edmund removed to Casey KY after the Revolutionary War.  He was the first of the Powell’s to settle in the area. Edmund was granted a commission as a 2LT in the Amherst County Virginia Militia and served in the war.  He married Lucy Joplin (daughter of Thomas Joplin and Hannah Freeman).  Lucy died abt. 20 Sep 1813 probably on the home place near the cemetery.  While it is assumed she is buried there, only Edmund’s Stone showed up at the time of Mrs. Dunn’s transcription. 

Joan Hafley – b. 1801, d. 13 Feb 1801.  Joan is the wife of Frederick Hafley.  I haven’t found any connection to Edmund Powell or descendants.  I assume Frederick and Joan were neighbors or friends of the Powells.  The researcher needs to determine the maiden name of Joan to confirm this. 

Mark E Parks, 1149 NE 800 Rd., Windsor, MO 65360-2614. 19 Mar 2010,