Searching for Royal Powell. He married Sophie or Sophy or Sophia Harrison Franklin in 1847. No record of either of them after the marriage. They lived in Chesterfield Va. they had children, Julia and Finetta. Also had a child named Giddeon. On one census, Giddeon is listed as being 12 years old and he lived with another family. I thought maybe Royal had passed away and Sophie moved away after Royal died and left Giddeon with another family, but I cannot find proof of that theory. I have not seen a death record for Royal and I cant find another record for Sophie before 1847 when they got married or after Royal died. I also could not find records that matched Julia or Finetta after that time period.