Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington, Twp., 65-65
Thomas Powell, 25, OH, farm labor; Sarah I., 18, OH, keep house
William E.T., 1, OH
Thomas H. Powell son of Hiram H. and Mary (Sill) Powell, was born in this county [Monroe Co., OH], September 30, 1844; married here, also, February 18, 1869, to Sarah I. McVey, who was born here, January 25, 1852, being a daughter of John and Louisa (Hupp) McVey.
Mr. Powell's father died March 16, 1867, and Mrs. Powell's mother died in November, 1866.
Children: William E., born December 12, 1869, died August 21, 1870; Abner E., March 11, 1871; Mary L., December 6, 1872; Dora V., August 26, 1877; Johnnie, October 28, 1881.
Thomas H. Powell was in the Morgan raid in our late war. His brother, Christopher T., served in the war in the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was wounded in the face at the battle of Shiloh, from which he died at Louisville, Kentucky. Otty was wounded in the same battle, was moved home, and died from the wound. Mrs. Powell had three uncles in the war.
Mr. Powell was twice married, his first wife, Eliza Crow, dying with her first child.
His grandfather cleared the land where Graysville, [OH] now stands, and helped to build one of the first school houses in the township, and was a wide-awake, energetic settler.
Postoffice address, Graysville, [OH].
(Source: History of Monroe County, Ohio; H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, 1882, page 11)