I believe that Newt Gingrich's family is in my family line.This name came through the pedigree of Elizabeth Powell and Thomas Payne of early VA. Franklin Co. general vicinity.The family dispersed, there were many children.One relative was president of Tulane Edwin Boone Powell? As the present Newt was in Higher education as well as Gov. I think this is the same line.The name is very unusual.DO you have any information on this line? GRMInter@aol.com/the Powells of that era were very powerful in government and church. Nathaniel came over in 1607, killed by Indians.