I am the daughter of Clarence Wintfrey and Eva Colleen (Upton) Powers.
I was raised by my Grandparents, Edward Walter
and Martha Evaline (Underwood) Upton.
I started researching my Upton family history just a few months ago. I have really
been lucky in a lot of ways. There is more information available out there than I ever dreamed. All you have to do is take
the time to look.
My cousin, Virginia, and I became determined to find the answers to several questions that have loomed
over the family for years. Questions like, where my Great-Grandmother is buried, and where and when her youngest son died
and where he is buried. No one in the family seemed to know.
We not only found the locations of these graves, but we
located another son and daughter-in-law whose burial where- abouts was not known to us. Not only that, I have been in contact
with cousins I never knew existed. And this is a real joy. I can find out things now about Uncles and Aunts that were only
names to me in the past.
Genealogy has become more than a word in these past few months. It has become a driving force
for me to find the real history of my family.
I just hope everyone who has a curiousity about family background will
continue to search and ask questions. The answers are out there. Just have patience and keep at it, you will find what you
are searching for.
Clarence Wintfrey Powers was born July 16,1927 in Texas, and died Sept.21,1991 in Boise, Idaho.
Eva Colleen Upton was
born June 6,1930 in Childress County, Texas and died Oct. 4, 1998 in Oroville, California. She was the daughter of Edward
Walter and Martha Evaline (Underwood) Upton.
Clarence and Colleen were married on Nov.2, 1947 and were divorced in 1949.
Edward Walter Upton was born Sept. 4,1895 in Indian
Territory, Oklahoma. He was the son of Columbus Napoleon and Rosa Bell (Burnett) Upton. He died March 20, 1961 in Gridley,
He married Martha Evaline Underwood on March 20, 1920 in Roff, Oklahoma. They were married 41 years to the
day. They had 3 children, Eva Colleen, Jerald Aubrey, and Billie Jean.
Martha was born Aug.3,1904 in Indian Territory,
Oklahoma and died June 9,1997 in Gridley, California. She was the daughter of George Wesley and Martha (Johnson) Underwood.
Columbus Napoleon and Rosa Bell were married December 28, 1891. They lived most of their life around the Roff, Oklahoma, Indian
Territory, area. All of their children were born in Indian Territory. Then they moved to Texas.
This picture was taken
in about 1928-1929
This is the Columbus Napoleon and Rosa Bell(Burnett)Upton family.
Back row is- Irvin Luther, b.
October 2,1892, d. June 1971
Benjamin Franklin, b. February 7, 1894, d. June 17,1939
Edward Walter, b. September 4
1895, d. March 20, 1961
Rufus Marshall, b. January 27, 1900, d. November 11, 1958
Harmon Parker, b. May 10, 1903,
d. July 22, 1989
Annie Susan, b. October 8, 1905, d. February 22, 1964
Loid Columbus, b. Janurary 17, 1907, still
Front row--Everett, b. about 1913/14, d. January 18, 1944
Columbus Napoleon, b. abt April 17, 1869, d. March
Rosa Bell(Burnett), b. January 12 1874, d. May 18, 1930
Charles Marvin, b. February 28, 1910, d. March 20,
Columbus Napoleon Upton was the son of Jobe and Anna (West) Upton. This picture is of Jobe and Anna. They were married on
July 27, 1860 in Texas County MO.
Jobe was born abt 1826 in Rutherford County, NC. and died between 1901 and 1910 in Oklahoma.
He was the son of Edward Grancer and Nancy (Brackett) Upton.
Anna West was born abt 1841 in MO and died aft 1910 in Oklahoma.
She was possibly the sister of Jobe's first wife, Polly West who was born in 1841 and died Sept. 16, 1858. Her parents were
Abel and Rhoda West.
This picture is of Rufus Marshall Burnett, father of Rosa Bell (Burnett) Upton. Rufus was born Jan.31,1845 in Kentucky and
died Nov.1,1925 in Hart, Pontotoc, Oklahoma. He married Priscilla (Mary J.) Walker on March 31,1873 in Berryville, Carroll
County, Arkansas. Priscilla was born abt. 1854 and died around 1879.
Rufus was the son of Cornelius S. Burnett and Nancy
Priscilla was the daughter of John Sehorn and Sarah Walker.