An American Family History

Nathan Powers

Quabbin was also called Quaker Plain and Narragansett. Quabbin is now under the Quabbin reservoir.

Nathan Powers was born in March, 1748 in Quabbin, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. His parents were Jeremiah Powers and Hannah Fiske.

He married Anna Clark on May 30, 1770 in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Anna was born on February 4, 1750/51.

They made their home in Greenwich,

Their children included:
Clark Powers (1771, married Nancy Houghton and Elizabeth Negus),
Chester Powers (1774, married Eunice Haskell),
Anna Powers Stone (1776, married Abner Stone),
Mercy Powers (1779, died young),
Nathan Powers (1782, married Lucy Russell),
Daniel Powers (1784, married Mary Wales),
Nathaniel Powers (1788, married Frances Russell Harwood), and
Mercy Powers Brown Walker (1791, married Samuel Brown and William Walker). 

Nathan died July 30, 1804. Anna died on October 12, 1822.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1749 and dissolved in 1938. It was renamed from Quabbin in 1754 .

Children of Jeremiah Powers
and Hannah Fiske
  • Hannah Powers White
  • Captain Jeremiah Powers, II
  • Eunice Powers Bridges
  • Captain Isaac Powers
  • Aaron Powers
  • Esther Powers Gibbs
  • Elizabeth Powers Davis Griswold
  • Nathan Powers
  • Susannah Powers Hinds
  • Colonel Thomas Powers
  • In 1662 Hampshire County, Massachusetts was formed from the western section of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Parts of the original county became Hampden, Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester Counties.



    from The Powers Family by Amos H. Powers

    The children of Nathan (Jeremiah: Thomas Walter) and Anna (Clark) Powers of Greenwich, were:

    i. Capt. Clark; b. March 26, 1771; d. Dec. 6, 1836; m. 1st, Nov. 20, 1796, Nancy Houghton. 2d, Elizabeth Negus.
    ii. Capt. Chester; b. Feb. 15, 1774; d. Dec. 14, 1856; m. 1st, Oct. 8, 1805, Eunice, dau. of Ephraim and Eunice (Nye) Haskell, b. 1782; d. Jan. 20, 1830, 2d, Sept. 1, 1830, Joanna Haskell, sister of Eunice, b. 1784; d. Sept. 26, 1854. To Warren, Mass
    iii. Anna; b. July 26, 1776; m. Abner Stone of Peterburg, Rensselear Co., N.Y.
    iv. Mercy: b. 1779; d. 1783.
    v. Capt. Nathan; b. April 2, 1782; d. Aug. 5, 1824; m. May 30, 1808, Lucy Russell.
    vi. Daniel; b. Feb. 1, 1784; d. Jan. 29, 1815; m. Dec. 1811, Mary Wales. To Northampton.
    vii. Capt. Nathaniel; b. Dec. 30, 1788; d. March 3, 1865; m. May 4, 1813, Frances Russell Harwood of Brookfield.
    viii. Mercy; b. Dec. 19, 1791; m. 1st, Oct. 23, 1820, Samuel Brown of Mt. Morris, Livingston Co., N.Y. 2d, Feb. 3, 1830, William Walker of Mt. Morris, Livingston Co., N.Y.

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