Johann Jacob Powley

Male 1744 - 1814  (69 years)


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  • Name Johann Jacob Powley  [1, 2
    Born 14 Oct 1744  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Cemetery Jun 1814  Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • , "Here lays the body of Jacob Powley who gave
      much satisfaction until the last period when he sat facing the door on
      the 21 day of June 2 o'clock in the afternoon. He lay down his head
      without struggle or a groan to sleep in silence being age 69 years 8
      months".
    Buried Jun 1814  Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Died 21 Jun 1814  Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Person ID I209  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 May 2014 

    Father Francis Powley,   b. Abt 1725, Holland, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1802, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth 
    Married Abt 1744  , , , Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annetje Van Voorst,   b. 10 Dec 1758, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1849, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Abt 1774  Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Powley,   b. 25 Apr 1775, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1848, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Francis T. Powley,   b. 30 Oct 1777, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1861, Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. William Berrit Powley,   b. 20 Nov 1778, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1857, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Jacob Powley,   b. 12 Oct 1780, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1871, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Rev. James Powley,   b. 16 Feb 1785, Oswego, , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1838, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Hannah Powley,   b. 1787, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles Powley,   b. Abt 1789, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Powley,   b. 31 Mar 1793, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1864, Storrington Twn, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Rebeccas Powley,   b. 20 Dec 1795, Emestown Twp, Midland Dist, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1882, Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Jun 1814 - Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1814 - Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1814 - Kingston Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Rev. Powley's book on the Powley's, "Jacob Powley, my great, great
      grand father was born in Holland on October 14, 1744. He died 21 June
      1814, age 69 years 8 Months 7 days. He came to America about the year
      1766 as a Lieutenant of a company of Hussars. After receiving his
      discharge from the army he settled near Schenectady, New York where he
      purchased 800 acres of land, paying for the same in gold. On the revolt
      of the A merican Colonies, he took up arms in defence of the Crown and
      British government. After the war he returned through the wilderness to
      home and fami ly, and as his property was confiscated by the American
      government, he conveyed his family northward into Canada , where he
      received a grant of land, and settled in what is now the township of
      Kingston. This was between the years 1783-1785.He and his wife had nine
      children".

      Jim Powley of Oakville, Ontario, Canada write, "Jacobs Sr and Nancy
      (Annetje Van Voorst) had in excess of 59 grandchildren, born between 1795
      and the early 1840's. By the time most of these grandchildren reached
      adulthood, productive land in the region of Kingston, Ontario, had been
      farily well settled. In addition, purchasing "improved" farmland was
      beyond the pocketbook of many. Thus grands great grands, some bent on
      farming, some looking to make it rich in other endeavours, were forced to
      go further afield. Some sought 'greener employment pasture' in
      southern-western Ontario. Many headed for the United States. Some moved
      isolation; others relocated to area where known 'relatives' were already
      settled. And then there were the few who appear to have been constantly
      'on the moved
      judging by the birth places given of their children. Easing the traveler
      's journey came the newly constructed railways".

      His tombstone inscription, "Here lays the body of Jacob Powley who gave
      much satisfaction until the last period when he sat facing the door on
      the 21 day of June 2 o'clock in the afternoon. He lay down his head
      without struggle or a groan to sleep in silence being age 69 years 8
      months". [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Johann Jacob Powley (668012) family group record (Reliability: 1), 17 Sep 2005.
      Name, Birth, Death, Notes, Family

    2. [S20] Brant Gibbard, Brant Gibbard, (\i Brant Gibbard's Genealogy Pages\i0 . http://www.bgibbard.ca/genealogy/ : 18 Sep 2005.), (http://www.bgibbard.ca/genealogy/ : accessed 26 Apr 2005) ; Name, Birth & death dates, marriage & children. (Reliability: 1), 26 Apr 2005.

    3. [S20] Brant Gibbard, Brant Gibbard, (\i Brant Gibbard's Genealogy Pages\i0 . http://www.bgibbard.ca/genealogy/ : 18 Sep 2005.), (http://www.bgibbard.ca/genealogy/ : accessed 17 Sep 2005) ; Name, Birth, Death, Family; Surnames. (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 2005.

    4. [S210] Find A Grave, Earl Munday, (www.findagrave.com, 11 Mar 2007), 23 Jan 2010, Name, birth & death dates. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2010.

    5. [S210] Find A Grave, Earl Munday, (www.findagrave.com, 11 Mar 2007), 23 Jan 2010, Name, born & death dates. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2010.

    6. [S210] Find A Grave, Earl Munday, (www.findagrave.com, 11 Mar 2007), Cemetery (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2010.

    7. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Johann Jacob Powley (668012) family group record (Reliability: 1), 17 Sep 2005.
      Name, Birth, Death, Note, Family

    8. [S210] Find A Grave, Earl Munday, (www.findagrave.com, 11 Mar 2007), 23 Jan 2010, Death date (Reliability: 3), 23 Jan 2010.

    9. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Elizabeth Powley (Pin #668840) family group record (Reliability: 1), 12 Oct 2006.