Alexander County

Biography - William Powles

WILLIAM POWLES, farmer, P. O. Sandusky, was born August 26, 1839, in Union County. Ill., and is a son of Peter and Amelia (Holtzhouser) Powles, natives of North Carolina. They both lived until a good old age, and died about eight years ago in Mill Creek Precinct, Union County. Our subject received his education in the schools of his native county, and at the age of twenty he came to his present location. He first purchased 120 acres in Section 5, Town 15, Range 2 west, and has snice added to that eighty acres in same section. He has about seventy-five acres in cultivation, and about two acres in orchard. Mr. Powles was married in 1859 to Eliza Jane Miller, a daughter of Charles Miller, of Union County. She is the mother of ten children, nine of whom are now living — David, Henry, Adeline, Amanda, Alice, Mattie Ann, Viola, Leola and Hollie. Our subject has served in many petty offices, and is now serving as Township Trustee. In politics, he is a Democrat, and is a member of the Methodist Church.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 247.

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