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Powell, Garrett
February 28, 2007 05:17PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 622.
[Scott County] [White Sulphur Precinct]

GARRETT POWELL, farmer and breeder of fine horses, P. O. White Sulphur, is
a son of Hon. Urias Powell, a native of Culpepper [sic] County, Va., and a
soldier of the war of 1812, and afterward a citizen of Scott County. He
was a carpenter, but finally bought a farm upon which he lived. He was
twice married, first to Miss Minnie Powell, a native of Virginia, and after
her death married a lady of Scott County. Subject was born of the last
marriage, in 1829; his early life was spent on a farm, and Dec. 22, 1865,
he was married to Miss Kenney, a daughter of Richard Kenney, of Owen
County; her mother was a native of Scott County. The place now owned by
Mr. Powell was originally settled by a man named Wood, about the year 1800,
and was at one time owned by Hon. Dick Johnson; it was bought by Mr. Powell
in 1863, and by additions made to it since he purchased it, now comprises
320 acres; it is well improved and lies on both sides of the Georgetown
and Frankfort Pike. Mr. Powell pays considerable attention to fine
horses, and has bred some very noted ones, among which is "Monroe Chief"
whose time has been 2:18 3/4; he was sold by Mr. Powell at two years old
for $1,500, and has since sold for $17,000; and "D. Monroe" sold for
$23,000 in 1874. He sold the dam for $400 at nineteen years of age. He
now has two very fine fillies, two and three years old. He started into
the business as manager, but by economy and industry, soon accumulated
enough to by a horse, and has kept on adding to and improving his stock,
until he has attained a good reputation as a horse breeder.

Powell Kenney Johnson Wood
Owen-KY Culpeper-VA

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