I found 9 family genealogies in my in-laws garage that have nothing to do with our family. Here is the Powell family. I thought someone might be interested in it.
The name of POWELL is found in the very earliest records of Virginia History. The name is of Welsh origin, derived from ap Howell, and corrupted into Powell, by the droping of the letter "h." The family is from Brecknock or Brecon in Wales, and it is said that they are descended from Bleddyn ap Maenyrch, Lord of Brecon in the time of William II.; The first apperance of the name in Virginia is found in Smith's "History of Virginia." Dr. Nathaniel POWELL and Capt. WILLIAM POWELL, brothers sailed with Capt. John Smith from Blackwell, Dec. 19, 1606, and entered Chespeak Bay, Apr. 20, 1607. Their brother John POWELL, appears to have joined them in 1609; the said John was a Burgess in 1632; and Dr. Nathaniel and his whole family were killed in the Massacre of Powle Brooke in 1622.
Capt. WILLIAM POWELL, of Jamestown, Va., b. in England; d. 1623, in Va.; came to the Coloney in 1607; He is always spoken of as a man of character and worth, "a gentleman of great name and fortune," and one of Smith's trusted friends," He was a large planter in the Coloney and represented James City in the First House of Burgesses of Virginia, which assembled at Jamestown, July 30, 1619. He was killed by the Indians in Jan. 1623, while on an expadition to revenge the murder of his brother, Dr. Nathaniel and his family: He m. unknown.
2-1. Thomas, of Lancaster Co., Va.,
2-2. CUTHBERT, of whom later.
CUTHBERT POWELL, of Lancaster Co., Va., date of birth and death unknown; he was residing in the said county in 1660; He. m. unknown.
3-1. WILLIAM, of whom later.
WILLIAM POWELL, of Sumerset Co., Md., d. 1715; he made will Feb 2, 1715, from which it appears he was possessed of much personal property, plate and land, which he leaves to his daughter and three sons; He m. unknown.
4-3. WILLIAM, of whom later.
WILLIAM POWELL, of Maryland and Virginia, He m. 1735, Eleanor PEYTON, dau. of VALENTINE & FRANCES (HARRISON) PEYTON, of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., VA., and gr.-dau. of Capt. HENRY & Ann (-?-) PEYTON, of Aquia Creek, Stafford Co. Va.;
5-1. LEVEN, b. 1737; of whom later.
5-2. William Lieut., He received 2,666 1/2 acres of land from Va., Mar. 8, 1833, for three years service in the Continental Line; He served as Lieut. in Co. 3, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan; He m. unknown, and had issue 1. William; 2. Nathaniel R.; 3. Lucas; 4. Courtney.
5-3. Peyton, Lieut., He received 2,666 1/2 acres of land from Va., July 22, 1783, for three years service in the Continental Line; 444 acres July 19, 1797, for his seventh year; and 333 1/2 acres Aug. 11, 1807, for nine months service; He served as Sergeant in Co. 3, Col. Daniel Morgan's Reg., 1777-8; Ensign Va. Reg. July 4, 1779; he returned to the Va. Reg.; was Lieut. 1786; After the Revolution, he located in Madison Co., Ala.; He was placed on the pension rolls Aug. 29, 1828, beginning Mar. 3, 1826, at $320 per annum.
Col. LEVEN POWELL, of Loudoun Co., Va., b. 1737, in Va.; d. July 13, 1810, in Bedford, Pa.; served as Deputy Sheriff of Prince William Co., for his uncle Col. Henry Peyton; about 1763 he removed to Loudoun Co., where he purchased 500 acres, he served as Justice, 1769; of Committee of Safty, 1775; Major of the Loudoun Minuit Men, 1775; Lieut. Col. of the 16th Va. Reg., Jan. 1777, raised and equiped his regiment, and in the fall of 1777 joined Washington at White Plains; His health failed and he resigned in 1778; He received 6,000 acres of land from Va., Aug. 17, 1784, for three years service, He was of the Va. Convention, 1788; Presidentail Elector, 1796; member of U.S. Congress, 1798, he declined re-election; He was a staunch and liberal supporter of the Episcopal Church, a Vestryman of Shelburne Parish, 1771; He m. 1765, Sarah HARRISON, b. 1737; dua. of BURR & Anna (BARNES) HERRISON, of "Chapawamsie," Prince William Co., Va.,
6-1. William Harrison, of "Bellefield," Loudoun Co., Va., b 1766, d. Oct., 1832; he was a distinguished lawyer, he practiced at Alexandria, before removing to his plantation; He was a staunch and liberal supporter of the Episcopal Church, a Vestryman of Shelburne Parish; He m. Sarah GREEN, of Md., and had issue 1. Leven; 2. Thomas; 3. Burr; 4. Emily; 5. Marie; 6. Sarah.
6-2 Burr, of Loudoun Co., Va., b. 1768; d. 1838; he was a staunch and liberal supporter of the Episcopal Church. a Vestryman of Shelburne Parish; He m. Jan. 5, 1792, Catherine BROOKE, dau. of Humphrey BROOKE; and had issue 1. Humphrey Brooke; 2. William Leven, M.D., m. Ann POWELL, dau. of Cuthbert & Catherine (SIMMS) Powell; 3. Frank Whiting; 4. George Cuthbert; 5. Edward; 6. Nancy, m. Lloyd NOLAND; 7. Sarah, m. Burr HARRISON; 8. Elizabeth, m. Robert Y. CONRAD.
6-3. Leven, of Alexandria, Va., b. 1770; was a Trustee of Alexandria, in 1795; He m. Elizabeth ORR, and had issue 1. Alexander; 2. Leven; 3. Cuthbert; 4. Alfred.
6-4. Emily, b. 1772; d. 1789.
6-5. Harrison, d. young.
6-6. CUTHBERT, b. Mar. 4, 1775; of whom later.
6-7. Alfred Harrison, of Winchester, Va., b. 1789; d. 1831; educated at the College of New Jersey; studied law, and was admitted to the bar; served in the Legislature; and Convention of 1829; Member of the U. S. Congress, 1825-7; He died in Court, while arguing a case; He was a man of marked ability; He m. (firstly) Sidney THRUSTON: (secondly) Elizabeth TIDBALL: (thirdly) Nancy KEEN: and had issue by 1st m. 1. Admiral Leven Ninn, U.S.N., b. 1803; d. 1885; by 2nd m. 2. Sarah J., m. Dr. Daniel CONRAD: by 3rd m. 3. Alfred Harrison, b. 1818; graduated at the University of Virginia.
6-8. Sarah, b. 1790; m. 1807, William CHILTON, of "Maidstone," Westmoreland Co., Va., son of William and Sarah (ORRICK) CHILTON, and had issue (See CHILTON & ORRICK lineage.)
Hon. CUTHBERT POWELL, of "Llangollen," Loudoun Co., Va., b. Mar. 4, 1775; d. Mar. 8, 1849; He resided in Alexandria, Va., until 1812 when he removed to "Llangollen," He served as Mayor of Alexandria; a member of the Legislature, and U.S. Congress, 1841-43; and was for years Justice of Loudoun Co.; He was a staunch and liberal supporter of the Episcopal Church; He m. Catherine SIMMS, dau. of Col. CHARLES SIMMS, of Alexandria, Va.
7-1. Llewellyn, untraced.
7-2. Charles, untraced.
7-3. ANN, b. 1800, of whom later.
7-4. Cuthbert, untraced.
7-5. Ellen, m. William H. GRAY
7-6. John, untraced.
7-7. Fanny, m. Williagton GORDON.
7-8. Leven, untraced.
7-9. Mary, m. (firstly) Cuthbert POWELL; (secondly) George ADIE.
7-10. Jane, m (firstly) Frank GRADY: (secondly) George NORRIS.
ANN POWELL, b. Jan., 1800; m. Dr. WILLIAM LEVEN POWELL, of Alexandria, Va., b. June 1797; d. Sep., 1853; a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 1819; he was the son of BURR & Catherine (BROOKE) POWELL.
8-1. Edward, untraced.
8-2. William, untraced.
8-3. Alfred, untraced.
8-4. CUTHBERT, of whom later.
8-5. ROBERT CONRAD, of whom later.
8-6. Virgina, untraced.
8-7. Fanny, untraced.
8-8. Ann, untraced.
CUTHBERT POWELL, of Alexandria, Va., b. Sep. 10, 1830; d. Mar. 6, 1890; fourth son of Dr. WILLIAM LEVEN & Ann (POWELL) POWELL; He m. (firstly) Mary SAYRE, dau. of JOHN JOHNSON & Matilda (ROBERTS) SAYRE; she d. June 27, 1868; (secondly) Louisa MILLER, of Danville, Va.,
Issue by 1st m.
9-1. ELLA, b. 1856; of whom later.
9-2. Ann, d. age 7 years.
Issue by 2nd m.
9-3. John Rice, untraced
9-4. Cuthbert Crenshaw, untraced.
9-5. Mary Sayre, untraced.
9-6. Louisa Coles, untraced.
ELLA POWELL, b. July 2, 1856; living 1909; m. Oct. 3, 1878, JOHN LLOYD STEARNS, of Denver, Colo, b. Dec 20, 1852, in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
10-1. John, b. May 15, 1881.
10-2. Harriotte Lee, b. Feb 4, 1884.
10-3. Cuthbert Powell, b. Aug 14, 1885
10-4. Mary Sayre, b. June 27, 1890.
10-5. Robert Lawrence, b. Oct.3, 1892
10-6. Rosalie M., b. June 18, 1899.
Dr. ROBERT CONRAD POWELL, C.S.A., b. Aug 1, 1838; d. May 9, 1890; the fifth son of Dr. WILLIAM LEVEN & Ann (POWELL) POWELL: He was a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Baltimore, 1869; He began his professional studied at the University of Pennsylvania, but left college when the Civil War began, entered the C.S.A., as a private in the 7th Va., he was soon detailed for hospital duty, and in Oct., 1862 was appointed Assistant Surgeon C.S.N., he served on the gunboat "Tuscaloosa," on duty in the Gulf. After the War he served as Assistant Surgeon in the Navy of the United States of Columbia for several years; He returned to U.S. in 1868, and entered the University of Baltimore. He located in Alexandria, Va., and practiced his profession; He m. Jan. 7, 1876, Mary Crawford GREGORY, dau. of WILLIAM POWELL.
9-1. William Gregory.
9-3. Mary Donaldson.
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