Bennett Powell was left fatherless when nine
years old, and at the age of fourteen took charge of his mother's farm in Boone County, Kentucky, where he was
born December 25, 1827. May 9, 1847, he was married to Miss Susan Worland, who was born May 25, 1827. Her
parents were John M. and Susan (Palmer) Worland. He moved to the farm where he now lives in
1849. He is a successful farmer and gives most of his attention to the breeding of Short Horn cattle, and
fine, large mules. He started in life poor, but has now one of the best farms in the township. His
father, Abraham Powell, came to Kentucky in early manhood, where he was married to Miss Elizabeth Crisler, a native of Virginia. He came to Shelby County in 1830, and having saved money, bought a farm of three hundred acres. He was a very successful man, and was able later in life to give each of his
children a good home, six of whom came to this county in 1830, and settled in this township [Liberty-pmf].
He died at the age of fifty-three, a respected and honored citizen. He and his wife were leading members
of the Baptist Church.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 692
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming