James Nathaniel Powell, M. D.

by Edmund Starling, 1886


Dr. Powell, son of Nathaniel B. Powell and grandson of Col. James Powell, one of the early pioneers, was born in Henderson County, near Corydon, on the first day of June, 1837. He received his early training from the neighborhood schools until 1856, when he matriculated at Bethel College, Russellvulle, Ky., where he remained two years. Subsequently he studied medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Dunham, of Uniontown, and Dr. John N. Dorsey, of Corydon. He attended the Louisville Medical University, receiving two courses of lectures during the terms of 1860, '61 and '62. He then returned to Corydon and commenced the practice of his profession.

On the fifth day of May, 1868, Dr. Powell married Miss Bettie, daughter of Dr. John N. Dorsey, and has several children. Dr. Powell is a physician of prominence in the profession, enjoys a large practice and has been remarkably successful in the treatment of diseases. He is a gentleman of excellent habits and deservedly popular. He has served as Trustee of the town of Corydon and of the Public School at that place.

The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 730-31;

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