Here is the obituary of Elanor Powell John transcribed by my Gr. Aunt Grace in her handwriting. Items in parenthesis were added from a similar obituary transcribed in Beers "History of Darke Co., OH". "Died June 22, 1848 at the age of 81 (4 months, and 12 days), (2nd child of 8) of Rev. David Powell (Baptist) of Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Jan 25, 17(8)5. She married David John of Little Cove, Franklin Co., PA and became the mother of 13 children. On the spring of 1810, the whole family emigrated to Madison Twp., Montgomery Co., Ohio. On Nov 12 (10th), 1812 David John died leaving Eleanor in charge of a large family in a new country to encounter all the privations of such a situation as best she could. (but being a woman hale and industrious and with a confiding trust in God, she was enabled to bring up her family respectably and to see them settled in life. At the time of her death her children numbered thirteen, her grandchildren seventy-one, her great grandchildren thirty-seven, making her descendants 121.)
Elanor married David JOHN, son of Jacob JOHN Sr. and Mary BOWEN, on Jan 25, 1785 in , Bedford, PA, USA.1 (David JOHN was born on Apr 10, 1764 in Little Cove, Franklin, PA, died on Nov 10, 1812 in Dayton, Montgomery, OH, USA 8 and was buried after Nov 10, 1812 in Trotswood South, Iams Cem., Union Rd, OH 4.)
2 Miami Valley Index, Preble Co. Library at http://22.214.171.124.
3 Family Search Pedigree Resource File at www.familysearch.com.
4 Brien, Miami Valley (OH) Genealogies, Vol. 2 at wysiwyg.
5 The History of Darke Co., OH (Chicago: W.H.Beers, c1880).
6 Shilt, Rose, Montgomery Co., Ohio Administration and Wills, 1805-1850, Guardians 1805-1860.
7 I.G.I. Records for North America at www.familysearch.com.
8 Montgomery Co. Ohio Chacery Records (copy located at the Ohio Historical Society Library in Columbus, Ohio).
9 Obituary of Elanor Powell John who died Jun 22, 1848 as transcribed by Grace Arabelle Coate.
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