I just ran across this post to you in 2005. I/m still working on the Powells. I have conflicting info on Henry Powell's wife Nancy. (Parents of James Millbery Powell
and your Henry Newton Powell. There is a person listed on the 1850 census for
Henry and Nancy (Campbell/Driver) Powell by the name of Millery Driver age 60.
However, I found that Nancy Driver, daughter of Reddick Drive b. 1774 in NC, also
had a SON named Millbery/Millberg Driver. I wonder if the census taker could
have mistakenly listed this person as a female.
I know the census takers weren't mistake proof.
I saw on a post on ancestry, Nancy Powell's death certificate and her maiden name was listed as Campbell. Maybe she had a first marriage? Anyway, in the 1840 census, J. T. Reeves, Henry Powell, and nn