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Re: Irwin Powless chief of the Onadagas NY
Posted by: gwendolyn ruth heckman beavers conners (ID *****8461) Date: May 28, 2004 at 05:42:04
In Reply to: Irwin Powless chief of the Onadagas NY by Linda L. Powless of 161

I am the daughter of donald Nelson Powless Jr.
My grandfather is Donald Nelson Sr. He was killed in a car accident on the Reservation and is burried on the Onodoga Res.
my grandmother is Laurane Homer from what my understanding is she passed due to child birth. this is what my father told my mother. she is also burried on the Res.
Donald Sr.,Donald Jr. are in fact cousins to Irvin Powless Jr.and Sr., Sr. and Jr. are cousins. If you are donald Jr. daughter then I have strong reason to belive that you are my sister. My dad and mom were never married but he dose not denie that i am without a doubt that i am his child I look just like his mom and him. I was taken by the state when I was 5 and placed into foster care. the state notified my dad in 1981 but he was unable to care for me at the time due to the fact that the state could not ok me to stay there because there were to many people living in the home at the time.and the home was not sutiable for a young child to be living there. At the time my dad told the the state that he had another daughter who was about 2-3 years older then me but he didnot have custody of her at the time. She at the time was living with another realitive in ny but he was not sure what there address was. His wife at the time was pregnant at the time with a son due sometime during the spring at least they thougt it was a boy but they werent sure. I am now 28 myself . The child should be about 4-5 years younger then me possible 6
Donald Jr. has 1 brother Nelson donald powless, 2 sisters Gail Powless, and Gwendolyn powless. I am in fact named after Gwendolyn. My real name is Gwendolyn Marie Heckman i have my moms madien name becaus my parents werent married they were suppose to be married on the Res. but my father and mother left the Res. to go and get my moms birth certificate from her mom and as soon sa he stepped off the Res. he was arrested for violation of his porole and sent back to prison. My mom waited for him the full year that he was in prison and they started dating agian once he got out but shortly after she got pregnant with me and then after my dad saw the test results of her preg. test he got scared and took of agian but had contac with my mom through out her pregnancy with me and he came to see me when i was first born he said he wanted to be with my mom and help raise me sence i was with out a dought his child. but when i was 3-4months old he took off on my mom agian. he just left us without saying a word. then my mom was told he was with another woman and she was pregnant with his child. so theres no telling how many children he has all togeather.
i have spoken with my cousin Irvin Powless Jr. and he has stated to me that i am infact donald jr. daughter he has seen me in person. He has varified that he is in fact my cousin not my uncle as I was lead to belive and he also gave me my grandmothers name and other family members names leading all the way to my fathers name and then some.He knows my whole family tree or at least has a copy of it. i know this to be true because when another one of my realitives were speaking to me they had it sitting in front of them. If I can be of more help please contact me by phone at 570-619-6598 or by e-mail at or

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