Jessie Powell’s parents were Willie Powell and Celia Averell according to Henry Clay Sharp’s notes. There is also a Jesse Powell is listed in the 1790, 1800, 1810, and 1820 North Carolina census. In the 1820 census a Jesse Powell family is listed as containing the following: two males under 10, one male under 16, one male over 45, two females under 10, one female under 16, two females under 26, and one female under 45 with eight persons engaged in agriculture and 18 slaves.
However, there were several other Jesse Powells in Bertie County at the time including a Jesse Powell born in 1772 in Bertie Co. who “was probably the famous preacher of his day, in this area.” He died in 1860 and is “buried close to the huge magnolia tree in cemetery on Lawrence family home place on Thirteen Bridges Road, between Enfield and Scotland Neck, Dawson Crossroads, Halifax County, North Carolina.” This Jessie Powell, the preacher, is known to be likely connected to Eulalia Powell.
The 1790 census for Hertford County lists the following Powell families:
Charles Powell – 3 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female, 20 slaves
Anna Powell – 1 male under 16, 1 female, 2 slaves
Dempsey Powell – 1 male under 16, 1 male over 16, 6 females, 4 slaves
Shadrick Powell – 2 males over 16, 5 slaves