For the benefit of all those who have tried to help me over the years (about 15 years) to identify the parents of my great great grandfather, Colvin Powell, b.4 Aug 1809, Loudoun County, VA, I would like to announce that at least half of the mystery has been solved by another family researcher and myself. We now know that the father was William Powell, Corporal, Madison's Company, 12th Infantry Regiment Virginia. We know this because William left bounty land in AR to Colvin in 1831 and we recently found the record so that is no longer in question. We are in the process now of identifying other heirs of William Powell, who in 1810 lived in Loudoun County, VA, fought in the War of 1812 as a corporal and probably died in about 1830-31. If you are researching this line, you can contact me for additional details. My deep appreciation to Merna McClenathen, my West Coast Cousin for her wonderful assistance in finding the relationship spelled out on the bounty land warrant after the BLM file images were once again made available to the public. All we knew up to that point based upon my check of BLM indices was that a William Powell had passed on 160 acres of land warranted by him due to War of 1812 service to Colvin Powell. When Merna pulled the image up it said that Colvin was the "son and a legal heir of William." Naturally with both did the "Genealogy Dance." Yippee! Just wanted to share the great success with you who have tried to help over the years. We also know that Colvin's brother was Leven Powell b. 1807, who married Mahala Whaley in the St. Clairsville Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, OH. Leven and Mahala had several children including Alfred H. Powell who is buried in the church cemetery next to Leven. Leven and Colvin also had a sister Mary Ann Powell who lived in Belmont County. Anyone who is connected to either or any of these lines is invited to contact us to share information.