From the 1885 History of Steuben County page 619
Calvin P. Powers was born in Allegany County, N.Y. Jan. 19, 1834, son of
Winn and Betsey Powers. He remained with his parents until his marriage and
from that time on the old homestead, on sections 29, and 30. He owns a fine
farm of 320 acres, his residence being on section 30. He was married Jan 1,
1860, to Jane Clark, a native of Williams County, Ohio, born Sept. 23, 1840,
a daughter of H. N. and Eliza (Bailey) Clark, natives of Vermont, who
settled in Williams County in December, 1836,where the mother died when Mrs.
Powers was a child, and the father in October, 1859, in the sixtieth year of
his age. Thier children are all living - Mrs. Jerusha Teals, Joshua D.,
George J., Mrs. Sarah Huggett, Mrs. Julia Woodwort and Mrs. Jane Powers.
Mr. and Mrs. Powers have four children - Lola, wife of Frank Brooks; Mora,
Lila, and Milo. Mr. Powers is one of the the prominent citizens of York
Township, a man of sterling integrity, a worthy descendant of a worth name.
In politics he is a Democrat. He is not a believer in dogmas or creeds, but
a lover of the great essentials of Christianity; a believer in the
brotherhood of man, and the fatherhood of God. Mrs. Powers is a
liberal-minded, cultured lady, and is loved for her pleasant home ways and
kind, neighborly ministrations.
Submitted By: Kathy