First i beelieve that William is a Powell, not a Dukes. Mary Dukes (Haddock) married William Powell in about 1815, I have a copy of this notice. They had together 2 boys William Powell and Asah Powell in 1818, Yes they were quite old to be having children. They went to Hancock county in 1826 with several of the Dukes children where William Died soon after in 1827 on a trip back to Franklin. The story is that Mary, and the powell boys went back to Franklin for a short time while the dukes Children stayed in hancock. mary and the boys were back in hancock by 1830 census. William Powell remains there most of his life, while Asah dissapears and reappears in Indianna living with another group of powells who are indicated as being his brother. This is quite possible since this was Mary Powell (dukes, haddock) second maraige, william Powell most probably had another family earlier as well. any information on this would be helpfull since I am unable to trace any further than William Powell born between 1760-1770 in Virginia, assumes may have had first family in PA, and then moves on to Franklin where he marries Mary.