Lot 48 of 419:
Powers Family History Connecticut 1840s  

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$500 - $800

Title:
Manuscript family history and autobiographical writings

Author:
Powers, Grant, Rev.

Place:
Goshen, CT

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Date:
July, 1840 - April, 1841

Description:
160 pp (including a few leaves left intentionally blank for later additions), neatly handwritten. 10¼x6¼, later half morocco and marbled boards. A complete index of names mentioned is included at the rear. The first approximately 60 pages contain a detailed genealogy of the ancestors and descendants of Rev. Grant Powers of Goshen, Connecticut beginning with the first Powers to come to America in 1654 and continuing to 1840. Following the genealogy are approximately 60 pages of autobiographical writings of Rev. Grant, presumably unpublished. Rev. Powers was the author of "Historical Sketches of the Discovery, Settlement, and Progress of Events in the Coos Country and Vicinity, Between 1754 & 1785." and the Powers family included distinguished citizens of several New England states including Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Rev. Powers composed the present family record upon his being diagnosed with Angina Pectoris and in anticipation of his inevitable death. Rev. Powers died April 1, 1841.

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Condition:
Binding well worn, partially disbound; very good.


 
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203378
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