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Re: Powells and the Jamestowne Society
Posted by: Virginia Tuttle (ID *****9519) Date: February 09, 2006 at 21:19:49
In Reply to: Re: Powells and the Jamestowne Society by Hannah Powell of 14692

This my lineage:
Ancestors of Gracy Powell

Generation No. 1

       1. Gracy Powell, born 02 Sep 1801 in Wake County, North Carolina; died Aft. 1880 in Tallapoosa, Alabama. She was the daughter of 2. Moses Powell, Jr. and 3. Nancy Pope. She married (1) William Moses Peters 15 May 1820 in Clarke County, Georgia. He was born Abt. 1793 in Oglethorpe County, Ga., and died 1882 in Coosa County, Alabama. He was the son of Jesse Peters and Martha ?.

Notes for Gracy Powell:
Gracy was the daughter of Moses Powell and Nancy Pope. She is found in a well documented book entitled "The Virginians" by Thomas Powell and John Hardeman. The book has been used to show her known ancestors back to early Virginia and the Isle of Wight.

Notes for William Moses Peters:
William Moses Peters lived in Carroll County, Ga. in 1835 on land he purchased from his brother-in-law William Little near the town of Tallapoosa and the Tallapoosa River(now Haralson County, Ga). Located thereon is a small family cemetery known as the William M. Peters cemetery. The graves were only marked with field stones and the land has remained in the "Little" family for over 154 years. William was living on Land Lot 272 which he sold shortly before moving his family to Youngsville (now Alexander City Alabama in 1846. He purchased the land in 1835 from William Little. This information proven by deeds, and Mina Little who is presently living on Land Lot 272 in Haralson County, Ga.
(This information indicates that William Moses Peters and his family lived only thirteen years in Carroll County after he moved from Walton County.) While in Walton County Jesse, William's father, signed over his land to William for a life estate and moved with William to Carroll County. William sold the land given to him by Jesse in 1834 prior to moving to Walton County. The article that follows appeared in the book entitled " History of Haralson County, Ga." by Lois O. Newman and is the reason that Jesse's burial site was found. The following is a true copy of what was in the book.               
                                                                      "William M.Peters is listed in the 1840 Census of Carroll County, living in the 653 GMD. He is not shown in either the 1830 or the 1850 census of Carroll County. He purchased Land Lot #272, or part, located in the 8th District of Carroll County, from William Little 31 December 1835 (Book B, p. 524). He old part or all of the same lot to Joseph Little 19 Oct. 1844. During the period Mr. Peters lived in present Haralson County, he was active in civic affairs of Carroll County. He served on jury duty and as Road Commissioner of 653 GMD and assisted in laying out new roads in the district. William Peters made annual Return of the Estate of William Little (they married sisters) deceased to the Tax Commissioner of Carroll County on 1 July 1844 as Administrator of the Estate of William Little. A small cemetery is located on the William Peters' former property. The graves are unmarked except with native field stones, but it is still known as the Peters' cemetery. It is not known whether Mr. and Mrs. Peters are buried there or if they may have moved away. The cemetery is located on property now owned by Miss Mina Little, a descendant of Joseph Little. Sources: Mina Little, census records, location of cemetery, and tax records."

The Tallapoosa River is within one mile of the woods where the cemetery is located. , The river went to Youngsville, Al. and it can be assumed that the family built flatboats to transport cattle, hogs, chickens, and the family. The river no longer runs that far. It has been dammed. On a small creek nearby (now known as Bennett's creek) some gold has been found. Your compiler hopes that her ancestors found some of it. A small gold mine was also discovered prior to 1840 in Tallapoosa County, Ala. It is presumed that since they did not own lots of land that they were part-time miners as well as hunters and farmers. Records indicate that they moved to Tallapoosa County, Al. in 1846. Tallapoosa County, Alabama also had a gold mine in operation before 1850.

On the 1850 Tallapoosa Al. census (page 99) can be found William, his wife Gracy Powell, and their unmarried children in one household; their daughter Maryann and James E. Clemons in one household with their children; daughter Nancy with her husband Ely Chandler in one house; son William Berry Peters and wife Emeline in another house. Daughter Maryann had married James E. Clements in 1838 in Carroll County, but William Berry, Nancy, and son Jonathan Peters all married in Tallapoosa County, Al. before 1850. Son Jesse Jeff Peters married Martha Ann Chandler in Carroll County, Ga. in 1856. It is not known if he went to Alabama when his parents did in 1846 and then returned to Carroll County for his wife. There evidently were lots of young healthy members of the family to cut down trees, clear land, and build houses. The Creek Indians left behind dwellings which makes one wonder if they were suitable to live in temporarily. Perhaps our Peters and Clements ancestors lived in one or more of them.

Records prove that William's father Jesse Peters assigned his land when in Walton County to his son Wiliam for a "life estate". Jesse drew a Pension for wounds received in the Amer. Revolution and was getting elderly. Jesse died at age 85 while living with William. He received his last pension check in 1839, so it is a logical assumption that William buried his father on his land which was the custom of the times. William's wife Gracy Powell and William Little's wife were sisters and William Peters was named Administrator of William Little's estate. Thurs. April 18, 1839, Carroll County, William M. Peters applies for letter of administration on the estate of William Little, late of said county, deceased, Signed William L. parr, C.C.O.,(Gen.Abstracts from the Ga. Journal Newspaper 1836-1840). Perhaps William Little who died in 1839 is buried in the same cemetery. Mina Little who was brought up on the land there said there were about five unmarked graves in the cemetery. The timbermen who cut the timber there a couple of years ago have destroyed any evidence of a cemetery.

A DAR marker was placed at the Little Sparrow Chapel, home of the Haralson Historical Society in Tallapoosa, Ga. (Harolson County) for Jesse Peters. A beautiful Memorial Grave Marking Service was put on by the Fielding Lewis DAR Chapter on June 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. with the assistance of the Harolson County Historical Society and the Piedmont SAR Chapter. There were over 200 people in attendance. The memorial service was also dedicated to Jesse Rowell, Harolson County's other American Revolutionary Soldier. There were over 100 descendants of Jesse Peters there. They flew and drove from Main, Minnesota, Texas, California, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas. A reunion was held at a motel near Tallapoosa and a good time was had by all. This event was filmed and put on video tape. 65 copies of the tape were mailed out to attendees. After the service, some of the Jesse's descendants went to the farm where Jesse Peters and his family once lived. His house is not there now but it was a nostalgic feeling just walking where he had once walked. Some people walked to the woods to try to locate Jesse's gravesite but they were not sure that they found it.

Jesse migrated from Wilkes, Oglethrope, Newton, and to Walton County before moving to Carroll with his son William. Census and lottery records prove he was in all of these counties. We know that William Moses's brother John Peters died in Walton County about 1833. It was about this time that William and his father Jesse decided to move to Carroll County.

And Index to Georgia Tax Digest 1789-1817 published by the R. S. Taylor, jr.
Foundation in Atlanta, Ga. list William Peters in:

Oglethorpe County, Ga. in Collier District, 1798, Page 17
" " " " 1801 Page 38
" " Lockett District, 1805, page 11
" " Moore District, 1810, Page 47
" " Josias W. Shaw #8 District, Page 32

Carroll County Deed Book B - Page 524 "Carroll County, 11 Dec. 1835. William Little to William M. Peters. $150.00. Land lot #272, 8th Dist. Carroll (now Haralson) County. Attest: Moses N. Powell Rundsom Thompson, J.P., 10 Mar. 1836" This shows that Jesse bought the land from William Little, but sold it after William's death to William's son Joseph Little. The present owners of the land are descendants of Joseph Little's.

In the same deed book is: Robert J. Chandler to Charles Sides. Lot #271, 8th Dist., Carroll., 125 acres" . Nancy Peters, William Peter's daughter, married Ely Chandler, probably Robert's son. Jesse Jeff Peters married Martha Ann Chandler. His niece Martha Jane Peters married Ira Griffin Chandler. Quite a Peters/Chandler connection.

William Peters while in Carroll County (now Haralson) was a road commissioner. Census records show him as a farmer in Tallapoosa County, Al. He is last found on the 1880 Tallapoosa County census, P266, living with his son (Moses) Wilson Peters. His age is shown as 84. Reports are that he died in 1882 at age 86. Gracy was listed on the 1870 census but is missing on the 1880 census, so it can be assummed that she died sometime in between. It is not known what church they attended. No graves have been located in Alabama yet. Records indicate they were fine law abiding citizens.

William Moses Peters entered into a deed contract to purchase land in Tallapoosa County, Al. in 1844. Page 397 & 398 of first Deed book in Tallapoosa Co., Al. The deed was filed Sept. 6, 1845 and recorded Jan. 31, 1846. By these dates it can be assumed that he and his family moved to Alabama either in the Spring of 1845 or 1846, however, he could have moved as early as 1844. He purchased more land in 1851 and 1852. The total number of acres not known. How William disposed of the land is not known. It was a Peters custom to give their children land before they died, perhaps William did that. More research needs to be done.

David Carter to William M. Peters - Tallapoosa County, Alabama - 1844
Know all men by these presents that I David Carter of the County of Tallapoosa and State of Alabama for in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Willima M. Peters of the State of Georgia and the County of Carroll in said state, the recup whereof I do hereby acknowledge, grant, argin, sale and confirm unto Willim M. Peters the followng lands, the Southwest quarter of Section fourteen and the northwest quarter of Section twenty-three, both of the said piece of land lying inTownship twenty-two of Range twenty-one. In this district of land subject to sale at Montgomery, Ala. re pieces containing eighty acres and thirty five hundreds of an acre, the other containing eighty cresand twenty hundreds of an acre to the said William M. Peters, to have and to hold that granted ieces to William M. Peters his heirs asigns to there use. I am lawfully sized in fee of the afore granted premise that they are free from all incumbrances and that I have a right to sell and convey the same to William M. Peters. I have herewith set my hand and seal this in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty-four. Signed David Carter Signed, sealed delivered in presence of Carter Jackson, J.P. Sworn and subscribed on 6th September 1845 - Wife Lucy Carter relinquished her rights. Recorded January 31, 1846 by S. Goolsby, Clerk Note: William M. Peters did not sign

Page 54 of Deed Book in Tallapoosa Co., Al. - December 27, 1851
Thompson and Elizabeth Walls to William M. Peters - Know all men by these presents that we Thompson and Elizabeth Walls for in consideration of us in hand fifty dollars do grant, sale, convey, and confirm to William M. Peters, the South half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10 of Township Twenty-two of Range 21. .....Signed and sealed by Thompson and Elizabeth Wall (their mark) December 27, 1851

Page 227 of Deed Book Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Feb. 14. 1852 Josiah Spivey and wife to William M. Peters of the State of Alabama, Tallapoosa Co., Al.
Know all men by their presents that one Josiah Spivey and Mary Spivey his wife, for and in consideration of two hundred and twenty five dollars to us in hand paid by William M. Peters, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, sale and confirm unto the said William M. Peters, the South East Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section ten Township Twenty two of Range twenty-one, East to have and to held. The afore grantor promises to the said William M. Peters and his heirs and assigns to their and behoof forever and we do covenant with the said William M. Peters that we are lawfully legal in fee of the afore granted premises that they are free of all encumbrances that we have a good right to sell and convey. Is witness whereof we the said Josiah Spivey and Mary Spivey have hereunto set our hand and seals this 14th day of Feb. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty- two. Signed Josiah and Mary Spivey (their marks). Witnessed by R. N. Ware. J.P. April 21, 1852, recorded 7 May 1852 by Simon Goolsby, Clerk

A strange census was found for 1870 Tallapoosa Co.,Al. P64 It listed the following

House 40 Nancy Peters Age 62 Keeping house (does not say "widow")
Martha " " 30 Asst. "
Sarah " 15
This Nancy would have been born in 1808 or 1807. Could she be connected to the Jesse Peters line? It is possible that Jesse Peters, b. 1753 or one of his brothers had children not yet found.

William and Gracy are both found living in the 1880 census in Coosa County, Al. The census gives his age as 87 and Gracy's as 84. Gracy was only about 79 according to records of her birth. It is not known when they died or where they are buried. On the 1880 census they were living in the Weagufka Beat of Coosa County. The census has page numbers on both sides of the page (p24, p4080). Their house is not numbered but they are clearly in a separate house and their granddaughter S. M. Chandler, age 15 is living with them. W. M. is shown as a Farmer, 200/250 value. S. M. Chandler is the daughter of Nancy Peters and Ely Chandler.

More About William Peters and Gracy Powell:
Marriage: 15 May 1820, Clarke County, Georgia

Generation No. 2

       2. Moses Powell, Jr., born 21 Jul 1769 in Wake County, N.C.; died 22 Dec 1846 in Newton County, Ga.. He was the son of 4. Moses Powell, Sr. and 5. Prudence Garner. He married 3. Nancy Pope 1794 in Wake County, N.C..
       3. Nancy Pope, born 02 Jul 1775 in Wake County, N.C.; died Abt. 1855 in Fulton County, Ga.. She was the daughter of 6. William Pope and 7. unknown.

Notes for Moses Powell, Jr.:
This couple had fourteen children. Moses and Nancy had twins and left a family bible that listed all fourteen children. The census taker missed one of the children. Ref: "The Virginians" Vol. I & II by Hardeman and Powell. Because this is primarily a compilation on the PETERS family all of Gracy's siblings are not being shown here. Neither Moses or Nancy left a Will.

Moses, Jr. was born on his parents plantation, just South of the Neuse River on Great (Big) Branch Creek. Moses was the third son to marry one of WILLIAM POPE's daughters.       Moses is listed in the Wake County court minutes as being assigned, with his brothers and neighbors, to do road maintenance work.

In 1802 Moses sold his land in N.C. and moved to Clarke County, Ga. Some of the family joined the Mars Hill Baptist Church in Clarke County and their names appear in the records. In 1820 Moses drew land lot #97, sect. 10, Early Co. The 1823 Clarke Co. tax record shows Moses with 200 acres on waters of Shoal Creek nd 150 acres in Early County. Several of their children married in Clarke County.
In 1826 Moses purchased land lot #315 in 16th Dist. of formerly Henry County then in 1870 it became Newton County. He purchased 202 1/2 acres at a cost of $200 on the waters of the Yellow River. In 1870 this part of Newton was cut off and became Rockdale. It may be located approximately 2 or 3 miles North of Conyers in Rockdale.

More About Moses Powell and Nancy Pope:
Marriage: 1794, Wake County, N.C.
       
Child of Moses Powell and Nancy Pope is:
       1       i.       Gracy Powell, born 02 Sep 1801 in Wake County, North Carolina; died Aft. 1880 in Tallapoosa, Alabama; married William Moses Peters 15 May 1820 in Clarke County, Georgia.

Generation No. 3

       4. Moses Powell, Sr., born 1730 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1799 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C.. He was the son of 8. John Powell, Jr. and 9. Alice Murrell. He married 5. Prudence Garner Abt. 1757.
       5. Prudence Garner, born Abt. 1737 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Feb 1814 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C.. She was the daughter of 10. Joseph Garner and 11. Prudence Joyner.

Notes for Moses Powell, Sr.:
This couple had 12 children who all grew up and married. Moses lived to see them married and settled down except Ailey and Nancy. Ailey married William Pool in 1806 and Nancy, most surely had remained an old maid to look after her parents, did not marry until 1827, thirteen years after her mother died. Both Moses and Prudence left wills.

They moved from the Isle of Wight, Va. in 1766 to Wake-Johnston Co., N.C. This family and their descendants lived in St. Mary's District of Wake Co., N.C. for over 100 years before coming farther South.

Moses Powell, Sr. was a Revolutionary Soldier. He served 84 months on the Continental Line. He also furnished provisions for use of the Continental Forces and later received payment for same.

Proof: Have proven with DAR.

Moses Will was recorded in Wake Co., N.C. in Bk F, p 27, 24 Feb. 1800, Nathaniel Lane Clk.. It reads:

In the name of God, Amen
I Moses Powell, Sr. of the county of Wake and state of North Carolina being of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First I lend to my dear wife during her widowhood and my two daughters Ailey and Nancy as long as they live single a part of the land and plantation that I now live on begining at the East Corner of the old apple orchard then nearly a West Course by the Barn and to run between the two dwelling houses out to the back line thence around my line to the beginning, it is to be understood that the North part of the said land, I lend unto my wife as before mentioned and two daughters, Ailey and Nancy, as lang as they live single.
Also I give to my wife one sorrel mare, briddle and saddle, one cow and calf, two sows and pigs, six good dry hogs for bacon, one bed and furniture, one pot, one Dutch oven, 2 basons, one dish of pewter, 5 plates, knives and forks, 4 heairs and spinning flax sheel, ten barrels corn. I give to my daughter Prudence Smith, ten shillings in cash.
I give unto my son Robert Powell all my blacksmith tools nd six dollars in cash.
I give to my daughter Mary Patten, twenty shillings.
I give to my daughter Susanah Matthews, ten shillings
I give to my son John Powell, ten shillings
I give to my son Henry Powell, ten shillings
I give to my son Moses Powell a part of the tract of land I now live on beginning at a Hockory in Judge Stone's line thence with said line east to John Pools corner thence with his line to Robert powells corner red oak thence with line to a red oak corner in sid Stones line thence west to the beginning to him his heirs and assigns forever also ten dollars in cash.
I give to my daughter Slley Tedder, one heier
I give to my daughter Elizabeth Smith, twenty shillings.
I give to my son William Powelll the balance of the land and plantatioon not devised respect being had to his mothers widowshood an his two heirs and asigns foever also one apple mill and press three Peach stands, six sisty gallon casks with six dollars in money.
I give to my daughter Ailey powell one bed and furniture with one heifer
I give to my daughter Nancy Powell one bed and furniture with one heifer
My will and desire is that all the rest of my Estate of what kind or nature soever be sold and after all my just debts are paid out of it to be equally divided betwen my daughter Sally Tedder, Ailey, and Nancy Powell, and I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Robert and William Powell, Excrs. of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourtheenth day of Oct. 1799, signed, selaed, published and declared Moses Powell in presence of Lewis Pool jurat, Hardy Pool, his mark, Simon Turner, jurat
Notes for Prudence Garner:
The GARNERs of interest were found in Isle of Wight Co., VA in the 1685 period. JAMES GARNER obtained a grant for 200 acres of land at the head of the branches of the Western Branch of the Nansemond River in the Lower Parish of the Isle of Wight County on 20 April 1684. This part of the Lower Parish was where the POWELLs, WATERs, POPEs, etc. lived. In fact some of this tract that James and Elizabeth received was sold to JOHN POWELL'S father-in-law, WALTER and ALICE WATERS by assignment the same day, 20 April 1684. JAMES also sold ALEXANDER CHESNUT part of it for 1200 lbs. of tobacco.

JAMES GARNER is the son of John GARNER of Cople Parish, Westmorland Co., VA., in particular, see will of BENJAMIN GARNER there 3 March 1718.

Will of Prudence Powell recorded Wake Co., N.C., Bk M, p.207, 27 Feb. 1814, B.T. King, CC reads as follows:

In the Name of God, Amen. I Prudence Powell of Wake County being confined to my bead and suffering under affliction and of sound mind and memory as the nature of my case will admit and knowing that it is appointed for all persons to die, do make and publish this my last will and Testament to wit:
First, my will is for all my just debtys to be paid and after my just debts are paid I give and bequeath unto my daughter Aley Poole one cow and calf and six head of hogs.
Item I - I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Powell all my stock of cattle which I have not given away. I further give all my beds and furniture, all my puter and chairs, all my furniture of every kind that I now own and also my crop of corn fodder and pitaters (potatoes) to her and hers forever. I further constitute and appoint my loving son Robin Powell my executor of this my last Will and Testament, signed with my seale and dated Oct. 17, 1813. Prudence Powell, her mark, attested to by Willis Jones, Robert Powell, Book Garner (his mark)

More About Moses Powell and Prudence Garner:
Marriage: Abt. 1757
       
Children of Moses Powell and Prudence Garner are:
       2       i.       Moses Powell, Jr., born 21 Jul 1769 in Wake County, N.C.; died 22 Dec 1846 in Newton County, Ga; married Nancy Pope 1794 in Wake County, N.C..
              ii.       Prudence Powell, married Mr. Smith.
              iii.       Robert Powell
              iv.       Mary Powell, married Mr. Patten.
              v.       Susannah Powell, married Mr. Matthews.
              vi.       Joihn Powell
              vii.       Henry Powell
              viii.       Salley Powell, married Mr. Tedder.
              ix.       Elizabeth Powell, married Mr. Smith.
              x.       William Powell
              xi.       Ailey Powell, married William Poole 1806 in Wake County, N.C.

More About William Poole and Ailey Powell:
Marriage: 1806, Wake County, N.C.

              xii.       Nancy Powell


       6. William Pope, born 1745 in Wake County, N.C.; died Bef. Aug 1818 in Wake County, N.C.. He married 7. unknown Abt. 1770.
       7. unknown, died Bef. 1818.

Notes for William Pope:
William Pope, Sr. fathered at least ten (10) children. Daughter Sally married John Powell, daughter Polly married Henry Powell, and Nancy married Moses Powell, jr.

Very little research has been accomplished on the William Pope, Sr. family. His parents have not been identified nor has his wife. Some researchers identify his wife as ELIZABETH ANNE WOODWARD but
there is no proof.

William had a tract of land on the southside of Swift Creek in Wake Co., N.C. not far from the plantation of Moses Powell. In the same general area were the families of PEARSIN, MYATT, WOODWARD, WILLIAMS, HUNTER, McDANIEL also there were more Popes, HENRY POPE, BURWELL POPE, and
HARDY POPE.

WILLIAM POPE settled in Johnston Co., N.C. in the part that fell into Wake when it was established in 1771. The first purchase known to be his was in Johnston on Aug. 1, 1766. Records on Moses Powell show that he sold his last property in Isle of Wight, Va. in March 1766 and moved to Johnston County, N.C. along with the Garners about October 1766. There were POPES in the Isle of Wight, VA who were initially Quakers.

William Pope served in the American Revolutionary War, enlisting ca. 1777 for three (3) years. He is listed in the archives records as on the roll of Lieut. Col. Harney's Company, 2nd N.C. Bat. commanded by Col. John Patten with some service shoiwn in Jersey in 1778, roll dated 9 Sept. 1778. He received a final settlement payment at Halifax, 5 Aug. 1783 Voucher #306, signed by Willie Jones and H. Mountford Commissioners.

William wrote his will on 25 January 1818. He did not mention a wife, he did list ten (10) children.
Will probated August 1818, Wake Co., N.C. His burial place is not known. This William Pope has been approved by the DAR. DAR No. 657149, paper of Mrs. Helen Mason Lu, Dallas, TX. Your compiler has also submitted a Supplement on him.

More About William Pope and unknown:
Marriage: Abt. 1770
       
Children of William Pope and unknown are:
       3       i.       Nancy Pope, born 02 Jul 1775 in Wake County, N.C.; died Abt. 1855 in Fulton County, Ga; married Moses Powell, Jr. 1794 in Wake County, N.C..
              ii.       William Pope, born 28 Dec 1797.
              iii.       Patsy Pope
              iv.       Winefred Pope
              v.       Sally Pope
              vi.       Elijah Pope
              vii.       Cloe Pope
              viii.       Charles Pope
              ix.       Mary Elizabeth Pope
              x.       Dempsey Pope, born 16 May 1777.
Generation No. 4

       8. John Powell, Jr., born Abt. 1695 in Beaver Dam, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Virginia; died 01 Apr 1762 in Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 16. John Powell, Sr. and 17. Deborah Hearn. He married 9. Alice Murrell Jul 1720 in Virginia.
       9. Alice Murrell, born Abt. 1704 in Isle of Wight, Virginia; died Abt. 1766. She was the daughter of 18. George Murrell, Jr. and 19. Mary Waters.

Notes for John Powell, Jr.:
John is identified and kept separated from the JOHN POWELLs of this period by his mark which was distinctly different from the others. This mark cannot be shown here because it cannot be created on the computer.

In the book titled "The Virginians" by Powell and Hardeman they prove that Rev. Lucas' earlier book on the Powells has erroneous information regarding this John Powell. They offer as proof the will of ALICE (MURRELL) POWELL's grandfather, WALTER WATERS and state it helps considerably in several ways to clarify and prove date on this JOHN (Ref. WATER's Will, Isle of Wight, W.Bk. #3, 1726-1734, pp. 297-299). WALTER WATERS mentions granddaughter ALICE MURRELL POWELL. When JOHN makes his will he mentions wife ALICE. Walter Waters identifies land carefully in his will.

Will of John Powell, written 14 June 1760 - Recorded 1 April 1762, Isle of Wight Co., Va., Will Book #7 - 1759-1769, p. 140-141. This will named his son Moses and eight daughters. what he left ALICE, also the share he left his granddaughter MARTHA (MURRELL) BROWN.

More About John Powell and Alice Murrell:
Marriage: Jul 1720, Virginia
       
Child of John Powell and Alice Murrell is:
       4       i.       Moses Powell, Sr., born 1730 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1799 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C; married Prudence Garner Abt. 1757.


       10. Joseph Garner, born Abt. 1700 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA; died 25 Aug 1772 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C.. He was the son of 20. James Garner and 21. Elizabeth James. He married 11. Prudence Joyner.
       11. Prudence Joyner, born Abt. 1705 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA. She was the daughter of 22. Theophilus Joyner and 23. Henrietta Griffin.

Notes for Joseph Garner:
Proof: Have Will
       
Children of Joseph Garner and Prudence Joyner are:
              i.       Sarah Garner, born 1724 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; married Mr. Whitley.
              ii.       Joseph Garner, born 1728 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA.
              iii.       William Garner, born 1732 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA.
              iv.       Charity Garner, born Abt. 1733 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; married Mr. Honeycutt.
              v.       Jacob Garner, born 1734 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA.
              vi.       Lazerous Garner, born 1736 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA.
       5       vii.       Prudence Garner, born Abt. 1737 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Feb 1814 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C; married Moses Powell, Sr. Abt. 1757.
              viii.       John Garner, born 1741 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA.
              ix.       Esther Garner, born 1742 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; married Mr. Honeycutt.


Generation No. 5

       16. John Powell, Sr., born 1670 in Isle of Wight, Va; died Abt. 1731 in Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 32. William Powell and 33. Elizabeth Lawrence. He married 17. Deborah Hearn Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, Va.
       17. Deborah Hearn, born Abt. 1675 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia. She was the daughter of 34. Henry Hearn and 35. Elizabeth Boazman.

Notes for John Powell, Sr.:
This couple were Quakers. They had 15 children. (Our direct ancestor only listed)

JOHN was born in Isle of Wight Co., VA in Beavor Dam Branch area. He was the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Powell. Not only did JOHN inherit land from his father, DEBORAH also inherited land from her father, HENRY HEARN. John was a planter, carpenter, and cooper according to official records. They lived and died in Isle of Wight Co., VA John's mark was very distinctively different from other JOHN POWELLS

JOHN POWELL served on the jury in Isle of Wight Court on 24 Sept. 1696

John and Deborah sell 107 acres to Thomas Jordan. This indenture tells us that JOHN POWELL, a Nansemond Co., planter is married to Deborah Hearn, dau. of HENRY HEARN and that Deborah has two sisters, Elizabeth and Rachael. It tells that HENRY HEARN is deceased and that land was orginally part of THOMAS MANDUE'S Pat. of 20 April 1682 for 320 acres (Ref. Isle of Wight, D. Blk #1, 1688-1704)
Notes for Deborah Hearn:
A note about Henry Hearn, Deborah's father.

In the 1660-70 period the Virginia settlers stayed upset with conditiions that affected their livelihood and in fact their very lives. Governor BERKELEY permitted all types of inequities and did nothing to stop Indian raids. In fact, he would not allow reprisals against the Indians. When the English Monarchy was restored in 1660, the Virginia planters expected an era of prosperity, happiness and protection from the Indians. Instead of gratitude for their loyalty, Charles II increased the oppression and ordered more restrictions and tribute. Tobacco, the main source of income for the planters, dropped in price from three pence a pound to less than half a penny, making it no longer worth raising.

NATHANIEL BACON of Henrico took it upon himself to raise a force and march against the Indians in North Carolina. This action resulted in his being elected to represent Henrico in the House. Governor BERKELEY, his Council and the House of Burgess was assembled. A large crowd of planters and rough frontiersmen joined BACON in his demanding a rectification of the laws. The presence of this force assured enactment of a large number of Bills aimed at correcting the many abuses by various persons in office. People from Isle of Wight presented twenty-six (26) grievances, 5 March 1676/7, after the Commissioners announded that Governor BERKELEY had sailed for England, and that KING CHARLES II would protect informers and petitioners who would present themselves and state their cases.

One of the rebels, WILLIAM WEST, who had been captured on 16 Jan. 1677 when leading a force against a loyal fort, was the subject of a petition drawn up and signed by 'His Majesties most loyal and obedient subjects of Isle of Wight".

It appears that many signers were either active rebels or sympathizers for the lost cause. HENRY HEARN was one of the signers of this petition Oct. 1677. By 1680 prosperity and peace had returned to the Isle of Wight.

More About John Powell and Deborah Hearn:
Marriage: Abt. 1695, Isle of Wight, Va
       
Children of John Powell and Deborah Hearn are:
       8       i.       John Powell, Jr., born Abt. 1695 in Beaver Dam, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, Virginia; died 01 Apr 1762 in Isle of Wight, VA; married Alice Murrell Jul 1720 in Virginia.
              ii.       Jacob Powell, born 1700 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia.
              iii.       Arthur Powell, born 1703 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia.
              iv.       Sarah Powell, born 1709 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia; died in Edgecomb Couinty, N.C; married William Cohoon.
              v.       Henry Powell, born 1710 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia.
              vi.       Moses Powell, born 1715 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia.
       18. George Murrell, Jr., born Abt. 1678 in Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 36. George Murrell, Sr. and 37. Elizabeth. He married 19. Mary Waters 13 Feb 1703/04 in Isle of Wight, Virginia.
       19. Mary Waters, born Abt. 1688 in Isle of Wight, VA. She was the daughter of 38. Walter Waters and 39. Alice Laramore (widow).

Notes for George Murrell, Jr.:
The Murrells and Waters families were Quakers. In the book "Early Quaker Records in VA" compiled by Miles White, Jr. is found a copy of records from the Public Meeting House in Chuckatuck (pages 23,24)

GEORGE MURREL sonn of GEORGE MURRELL of the County of Surry & MARY WATER the daughter of WALTER WATERS of the County of the Isle of Wight did propound their marriage before a meeting of men and women friends at our Publick Meeting House in Chuckatuck on the 9 day of the first mo. in the year 1703 las past and coming before he meeting the second time at our above so Public Meeting House on the 13 day of this Instanz 2 mo they did publish their marriage againe and were married at our Public Meeting house in the Western Branch of Nansemond River on this 16 day of this Instant 2 mo as in the year 1704. GEORGE MURRELL/MARY WATERS -ELIZABETH MURRELL, mother

More About George Murrell and Mary Waters:
Marriage: 13 Feb 1703/04, Isle of Wight, Virginia
       
Children of George Murrell and Mary Waters are:
       9       i.       Alice Murrell, born Abt. 1704 in Isle of Wight, Virginia; died Abt. 1766; married John Powell, Jr. Jul 1720 in Virginia.
              ii.       George Murrell, born Aft. 1704.
              iii.       Walter Murrell, born 1706 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Isle of Wight, VA.
       20. James Garner, born Abt. 1685 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died Aft. 1748 in Isle of Wight. He was the son of 40. John Garner and 41. Susanna Keene. He married 21. Elizabeth James.
       21. Elizabeth James

Notes for James Garner:
Proof: Have Will
       
Children of James Garner and Elizabeth James are:
       10       i.       Joseph Garner, born Abt. 1700 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA; died 25 Aug 1772 in Johnston Co (Wake), N.C; married Prudence Joyner.
              ii.       Jesse Garner, born 1687 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              iii.       John Garner, born Abt. 1688 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              iv.       Jo Garner, born Abt. 1704 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              v.       James Garner, born 1704 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              vi.       Olive Garner, born 1706 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              vii.       Sarah Garner, born 1708 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
              viii.       Patience Garner, born 1710 in Lower Parish, Nansemond, VA.
       22. Theophilus Joyner, born 1660 in Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; died 15 Jan 1724/25 in Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 44. Thomas Joyner and 45. ? Bridgeman. He married 23. Henrietta Griffin.
       23. Henrietta Griffin She was the daughter of 46. Andrew Griffin.
       
Children of Theophilus Joyner and Henrietta Griffin are:
       11       i.       Prudence Joyner, born Abt. 1705 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA; married Joseph Garner.
              ii.       Mary Martha Joyner, born Abt. 1695 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA.
              iii.       Mary Joyner, born 1697 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA.
              iv.       Joshua Joyner, born 1699 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA.
              v.       Lazarus Joyner, born 1704 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA; died 12 Mar 1744/45 in Isle of Wight, VA.
              vi.       Arthur Joyner, born 1706 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA.
              vii.       Henry Joyner, born 1708 in Quaker Church ,Isle of Wight, VA.
Generation No. 6

       32. William Powell, born 1640 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 64. Thomas Powell and 65. Priscilla Whitson. He married 33. Elizabeth Lawrence Abt. 1665 in Isle of Wight, VA.
Notes for William Powell:
In 1704 on the County Quit Rent Rolls, widow POWELL is shown with 480 acres (this land was granted to Thomas, 20 April 1682 and willed to his son William).

WILL OF WILLIAM POWELL - Isle of Wight - 11 Dec. 1695 (Bk#1), 1688-1704, p193)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that I WILLIAM POWELL of the Isle of Wight County being at present very sick and weak in body but yet in perfect senses and memory., doe, if it shall please GOD to take me out of this present life, make this my Last Will and Testament as followeth -
First - I doe give unto my loving wife, ELIZABETH POWELL, the plantation I now live upon dureing her life (also) all the stock I have unto belonging dureing her aforesaid life and then the said land I doe give unto my son JOHN POWELL, the Broad Neck at the uper end of my line. Likewise, I doe give my son NATHANIELL from that Neck down the Swamp to my orchard side and the reamining part of this land unto my sonn JACOB; to them and theire heires lawfully begotton of theire own bodyes forever.
Second - I doe give unto my sonn WILL POWELL and my son THOMAS POWELL all my land upon the hed of Bow and Arrow Swamp to be equally divided betwixt them, my sonn WILL; to have his first choys to them and heires lawfully begotten of theire own bodies forever.
Third - I doe give unto my duaghter ELIZABETH, wife JOHN POPES that plantation that they now live upon to them and theire heires forever this being my last Will and Testament whatsover - In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this eleventy day of December in the year of our Lord God Sixteen Hundred Ninety and Five. WILL x POWELL his mark (X)(seal) Signed, sealed and delivered in the present of us: THOMAS tp POWELL
his mark
THOMAS t.e. GALE
his mark
RICHARD h HUTCHINS
his mark

William Powell's father left him one-half of his land in addition to what he had received during his father's lifetime. He received other items as well, including some carpenter tools.

On 10 March 1662 William joined with two of his Quaker neighbors, Thomas GALE (Sr.) and ROBERT HORNING and purchased 168 Acres of land on Indian Creek, a branch of Nansemond River. The land belonged to JOHN GARRETT and was adjacent to WILLIAM STORY. The tract was formerly granted to JOHN BRIAN by patent 13 Oct. 1652.

On 9 Nov. 1674 William was appointed Administrator of ROBERT ROE(Q)ROW.
On 20 Nov. 1679 WILLIAM obtained a grant for 257 acres of land at the head of the Branches of the Wester Branch of Nansemond River in Isle of Wight, adjacent to land of THOMAS PITT (Q) FRANCIS BRIDLE (Q). Land was for the transportation of six (6) persons into the Colony.
On 9 Feb. 1680 THOMAS POWELL grants his son William a tract of land, it being the same piece of land therewith he now lives upon in the Isle of Wight Co., on path called "EDWARDS PERKINS" formerly called "Indian Path", on Beaver Dam Branch. No size or acreage was specified.
On 23 April 1681 WILLIAM received a grant for 400 acres on Blackwater Branches of Isle of Wight, adjacent to JOHN WATKINS, for the transportation of eight (8) persons into the Colony.
On 9 April 1690 WILLIAM POWELL was listed on a jury selected to serve concerning a dispute between JOHN NEVILL and RICHARD REYNOLDS.

Proof of children in Bible that is in possession of Bertha Cahon, Old Trap, N.C.

More About William Powell and Elizabeth Lawrence:
Marriage: Abt. 1665, Isle of Wight, VA
       
Children of William Powell and Elizabeth Lawrence are:
       16       i.       John Powell, Sr., born 1670 in Isle of Wight, Va; died Abt. 1731 in Isle of Wight, VA; married Deborah Hearn Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, Va.
              ii.       Nathaniel Powell
              iii.       Thomas Powell
              iv.       William Powell
              v.       Jacob Powell
       34. Henry Hearn, born 1630 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, Va.. He married 35. Elizabeth Boazman.
       35. Elizabeth Boazman
       
Child of Henry Hearn and Elizabeth Boazman is:
       17       i.       Deborah Hearn, born Abt. 1675 in Chuckatuck Quaker, Nansemond, Virginia; married John Powell, Sr. Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, Va.
       36. George Murrell, Sr., born Abt. 1650 in Surry or Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1710. He married 37. Elizabeth Abt. 1670 in Virginia.
       37. Elizabeth, died Abt. 1732.
Notes for George Murrell, Sr.:
In Quaker records this surname is spelled MURRELL; on the early Tithable List, Wills and Indentures MORRELL or some other variation is found. This family did exactly like their neighors in the early period of the coloies - they moved. Before the Revolution, some were found in Lunneburg, Bedford, and Henry Counties of Virginia and several area of North Carolina.

On the Tithable List of 1678 in Surry, GEORGE MURRELL is listed. GEORGE is listed again on the 1683 Lawne's Creek Tithales and the 1688 list. On the list of June 10, 1694, D, Bk. 1694-1709 pp.21-23, GEORGE, SR. and GEORGE, JR. appear. This indicates that GEORGE, JR. was born between 1672 and 1678. On the 1698 list HUMPHREY, and THOMAS MURRELL are added, and they all four reappear on the list of June 2, 1702.
GEORGE MURRELL was identified as a Foot Soldier and a Quaker on the Surry Co., Militia List of 1687 and as qualified "to find and maintain a man and horse or go himself when occasion shall require."
Ref: List of Surry Co., Militia as of Oct. 19, 1687, W.&M. Vol. XI pp.81-86. Ref: Isle of Wight D, Bk.#2, 1688-1715, pp. 30-31, RICHARD and ANN BENNETT of Upper Parrish sell to GEORGE MURRELL of
Lawne's Creek Parish in Co. of Surry, 150 acres on West side of Pocatink Swamp, July 7, 1685.

The early Quaker Records of Chuckatuck Public Meeting House show that GEORGE MURRELL, son of GEORGE and ELIZABETH MURRELL of Surry Co., and Mary Waters, daughter of Walter and Alice Waters of Isle of Wight, on Jan. 9, 1703 and Feb. 13, 1703 published their intention of marriage. They were married in the Public Meeting House on the Western Branch of the Nansemond River on Feb. 6, 1704.

The fact that GEORGE, a Quaker, was willing to bear arms and was registered as a Foot Soldier on call in 1687 is worthy of note.

More About George Murrell and Elizabeth:
Marriage: Abt. 1670, Virginia
       
Child of George Murrell and Elizabeth is:
       18       i.       George Murrell, Jr., born Abt. 1678 in Isle of Wight, VA; married Mary Waters 13 Feb 1703/04 in Isle of Wight, Virginia.
       38. Walter Waters, born Abt. 1667 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1732. He married 39. Alice Laramore (widow) Abt. 1687 in Virginia.
       39. Alice Laramore (widow)

Notes for Walter Waters:
The surname WATERS is found spelled WATTERS, WALTERS, AND WATERS. In documents that the Clerk recorded the name varies from one end of the record to the other. The early Quaker Records of The Public Meeting House at Chuckatuck show the name correctly as "WATERS". Colonial History makes references to members of various ''WATERS' families who were affiliated with the Quakers and many are listed as immigrants.

In the Isle of Wight records, Pat. #8, 1689-1695, pp.2, 3, EDMOND JENNINGS is listed as receiving 6513 acres on the James River, 20 Oct. 1689, for importing 131 persons that included WALTER WATERS. It is assumed that this is probably the WALTER WATERS we are concerned with. From Court Records we do know that Walter was marr. to Mrs. ALICE LARAMORE before 2 April 1687 (W&D Bk. #2), p.64 &284.

More About Walter Waters and Alice (widow):
Marriage: Abt. 1687, Virginia
       
Child of Walter Waters and Alice (widow) is:
       19       i.       Mary Waters, born Abt. 1688 in Isle of Wight, VA; married George Murrell, Jr. 13 Feb 1703/04 in Isle of Wight, Virginia.
       40. John Garner, born 02 Sep 1633 in Northumberland, Virginia; died May 1702 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia. He was the son of 80. Richard Garner and 81. Katharn. He married 41. Susanna Keene Abt. 1660 in Westmoreland Co., VA.
       41. Susanna Keene, born 08 Feb 1638/39 in Buxhall, Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1717 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia. She was the daughter of 82. Thomas Keene and 83. Mary Thorley.
Notes for John Garner:
John Garner was born about 1633 for in 1663 he made a depositon in which he stated that he was thirtiy years old. (North. R.B. 15, p. 102).
Proof: Have Will

More About John Garner and Susanna Keene:
Marriage: Abt. 1660, Westmoreland Co., VA
       
Children of John Garner and Susanna Keene are:
              i.       John Garner, born 20 Jun 1663 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 25 Mar 1713 in Westmoreland Co., VA; married Jane Joyce.
              ii.       Vincent Garner, born Abt. 1666 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 1710.
              iii.       Thomas Garner, born Abt. 1669 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 13 Jul 1726; married Mary Bushnell.
              iv.       Henry Garner, born Abt. 1670 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 1745; married Catherine Bradley.
              v.       Parish Garner, born Abt. 1672 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 1718; married Elizabeth Parker.
              vi.       Martha Garner, born Abt. 1679 in Westmoreland Co., VA; married (1) William Harness; married (2) John Jenkins.
              vii.       Benjamin Garner, born Abt. 1680 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 1718.
       20       viii.       James Garner, born Abt. 1685 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died Aft. 1748 in Isle of Wight; married Elizabeth James.
              ix.       Susan Garner, born Abt. 1690 in Westmoreland Co., VA; died 1690; married William Lewis.
              x.       Mary Garner, born Abt. 1692 in Westmoreland Co., VA; married Richard Price.
       44. Thomas Joyner He married 45. ? Bridgeman.
       45. ? Bridgeman
       
Child of Thomas Joyner and ? Bridgeman is:
       22       i.       Theophilus Joyner, born 1660 in Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; died 15 Jan 1724/25 in Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, VA; married Henrietta Griffin.
       46. Andrew Griffin
       Child of Andrew Griffin is:
       23       i.       Henrietta Griffin, married Theophilus Joyner.
Generation No. 7

       64. Thomas Powell, born Abt. 1616 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1687 in Isle of Wight, VA. He married 65. Priscilla Whitson Abt. 1637.
       65. Priscilla Whitson
Notes for Thomas Powell:
POWELL - This name can have four origins, two English, one Irish, and one Welsh. Edward Powell and Wenefrid Powell (his wife) were among the ill-fated Roanoke Island Colony of 1587. Some early immigrants from England to Virginia were John Powell, who came over in 1609, may be the John Powell who held 150 acres of patented land in Elizabeth City County in 1626. Thomas Powell came over in 1618 and another Thomas was a passenger on the ship Seaflour and was living at Hog Island in 1624. Nathaniell Powle held 600 acres of patented land around 1626. There were at least 4 Captains named William Powell, two are listed as holding patented land in James City around 1626. The 1884 edition of Burke's General Armory describes the many coats of arms. The glossary may help in drawing your own.

Your compiler has done no real research on the Powells since it has already been done by more qualified researchers. Information has been taken from book entitled "The Virginians" Vol. I and II by Hardeman and Powell. Sources have been cited in these books and they have been well researched.

The area of prime importance to the early history of this POWELL family was Isle of Wight Co., VA.
It was one of the original Shires established in 1634 as Warascoyack. The name was changed in 1637.
There were a number of Powells in Virginia before and after the Indian massacre of 1622. The list of persons living in Virginia, 16 Feb. 1623, shows a THOMAS POWELL as living on Hogg Island. This area later becomes Surry County.

Thomas Powell, the Progenitor of this line receivd a grant for 100 A. of land on 10 June 1637, located on the Southside of the Nansemond River in the Upper County of New Norfolk. This grant was for the transportation of self and a servant Robert Floyd. Disposition of this 100 A. is not found in the record. On the same grant THOMAS POWELL was given 200 A. about one mile from "the plantation of the said THOMAS POWELL for the transportion of four (4) persons". The description mentioned "POWELL'S Neck to POWELL'S Point" southside of "Dumplin Island Creek". From this is learned that THOMAS owned land in the area prior to 10 June 1637.

To better understand "grants for transportation of persons into Virginia" a few quotes from Cavaliers and Pioneers--Nugent, (pp xxiv, xxv) are helpful.

"For the purpose of stimulating immigrantion and the settlement of the Colony (Virginia) the London Colony ordained that any person who paid his own way to Virginia should be assigned 50 acres of land 'for his owne personal adventure', and if he transported 'at his own cost' one or more persons he should,for each person whose passage he paid, be awarded fifty acres of land ---Among the headrights are found persons of all social classes, nobility and gentry, yeomanry, indentured servants (some of good family and connection in Eengland), and negroes---It is not to be assuemd that claim for land in consequence of a person transported was made immediately after the arrival of the 'headright' in the Colony. There is, for instance, record of a patentee awarded land for the transportation of three wives, who, it is safe to conclude, were successive. The headrights may have arrived in the Colony long before the patentee had entered claim for land therey due. Nor it it to be assumed that the headright
is necessarily an immigrant. Even men of prominence in the Colony, through a voyage, or repeated voyages to England and return, appear as 'Headrights' of friends or relaties, who acquitted the cost of the passage in order to obtain the consequent land-----."

The main point about the 10 June 1637 grant is the reference to an existing plantation. An existing grant that he received, 200 acres, for transporting four (4) persons (at an earlier date*). *Available records show this 200 acre tract was disposed of to THOMAS POWELL.

Some past genealogists have suggested that THOMAS POWELL of Hog Island (on the James River just north of Isle of Wight County) in 1623 after some of the problems with the Indians may have moved to the Isle of Wight Co. This sounds very logical. No research was made to learn if this could be true- possibly because I assumed that THOMAS POWELL of Hog Island was 21 years of age by the 1623 date used to identify him - therefore born c. 1602. In monioring our Progenitor THOMAS POWELL we "pick him up" in 1637, born at least by 1614-16 and with his known death, 1687, we have a long life of 70-72 years. This does not rule out THOMAS of Hog Island, but it surely requires checking.

In succeeding years persons obtained grants for land around THOMAS POWELL and these (copies of originals from Va. Archives, not published abstracts) were examined carefully to assist in identifying the location of the land of THOMAS POWELL and to assist in identifying his neighbors and provide an accurate accounting of the time he lived there.

Study and research show that THOMAS POWELL spent fifty (50) years in the same general location. Most of the settlers in the area raised tobacco in large quantities. It is assumed that THOMAS was a planter and raised tobacco also.

THOMAS POWELL       wrote his will 12 July 1683. It was probated 9 Feb. 1687/8. From his will it was learned that he had two sons, William (his wife Elizabeth mentioned in will) and NATHANIEL (his wife
LUCRETIA mentioned in will) was identified as being deceased and that his widow LUCRETIA was married to JOHN CORBETT. THOMAS bequeathed one-half of his land to WILLIAM and one-half to
the four (4) sons of NATHANIEL (THOMAS, NATHANIEL, WILLIAM, AND JOHN). There was also a special prevision made to these four grandsons--"oblige them and their heirs that they shall not make sale of any part or parcell of the said land to any person whatsoever unless it be from the one to the other"--. Witnesses were THOMAS GRIFFIN and FRANCIS HUTCHINS. The identify of the wife of THOMAS has not been learned. Note: Francis Hutchins was married to a Sarah Powell and owned 200 acres on Beaver Dam Creek adjacent to the lands of THOMAS POWELL. Was Sarah a daughter of Thomas'?

It is a fact that THOMAS named one of his sons WILLIAM and one NATHANIEL both given names of earlier prominent POWELLS. It is suggested that any attempt to establish a connection between THOMAS and CAPT. NATHANIEL OR CAPT. WILLIAM be double-checked carefully and proven before passing such data along to others.

Of Interest! The inventory of Thomas' estate showed "Lott of shoemakers tools, carpenter tools and coopers tools". Many of the early Powell men were listed as Planters, Carpenters, and Coopers.

More About Thomas Powell and Priscilla Whitson:
Marriage: Abt. 1637
       
Children of Thomas Powell and Priscilla Whitson are:
       32       i.       William Powell, born 1640 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Abt. 1695 in Isle of Wight, VA; married Elizabeth Lawrence Abt. 1665 in Isle of Wight, VA.
              ii.       Nathaniel Powell


       80. Richard Garner He married 81. Katharn.
       81. Katharn
       
Child of Richard Garner and Katharn is:
       40       i.       John Garner, born 02 Sep 1633 in Northumberland, Virginia; died May 1702 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia; married Susanna Keene Abt. 1660 in Westmoreland Co., VA.


       82. Thomas Keene, born 1593 in England; died 27 Nov 1652 in Northumberland County, VA. He was the son of 164. Thomas Keene I and 165. Elizabeth Gosnold. He married 83. Mary Thorley Abt. 1615 in Suffolk, England.
       83. Mary Thorley, born 1594 in England; died 02 Jan 1661/62 in Northumberland County, VA. She was the daughter of 166. Edward Thorley and 167. unknown.

More About Thomas Keene and Mary Thorley:
Marriage: Abt. 1615, Suffolk, England
       
Children of Thomas Keene and Mary Thorley are:
       41       i.       Susanna Keene, born 08 Feb 1638/39 in Buxhall, Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1717 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia; married John Garner Abt. 1660 in Westmoreland Co., VA.
              ii.       Thomas Keene, born Abt. 1617 in England.
              iii.       Mathew Keene, born Abt. 1620 in England.
              iv.       William Keene, born 10 Mar 1641/42 in Kent Island, Potomac River, Md.; died 08 Feb 1684/85 in Northumberland County, VA"Cypress Farm"; married Elizabeth Rogers; born 1654 in Probably Maryland; died 1722 in Northumberland County, VA"Cypress Farm".


Generation No. 8

       164. Thomas Keene I, born in Thandeston, Suffolk, England. He was the son of 328. Edward Keene and 329. Agnes. He married 165. Elizabeth Gosnold.
       165. Elizabeth Gosnold, born in Otley, Suffolk, England. She was the daughter of 330. Robert Gosnold and 331. Ursala Naughton.
       
Child of Thomas Keene and Elizabeth Gosnold is:
       82       i.       Thomas Keene, born 1593 in England; died 27 Nov 1652 in Northumberland County, VA; married Mary Thorley Abt. 1615 in Suffolk, England.


       166. Edward Thorley, born 1552 in England; died 1584 in England. He married 167. unknown.
       167. unknown
       
Child of Edward Thorley and unknown is:
       83       i.       Mary Thorley, born 1594 in England; died 02 Jan 1661/62 in Northumberland County, VA; married (1) Henry Raynor; married (2) Thomas Broughton; married (3) Thomas Keene Abt. 1615 in Suffolk, England.


Generation No. 9

       328. Edward Keene, born 26 Aug 1565 in England; died May 1589. He married 329. Agnes.
       329. Agnes
       
Child of Edward Keene and Agnes is:
       164       i.       Thomas Keene I, born in Thandeston, Suffolk, England; married Elizabeth Gosnold.


       330. Robert Gosnold He married 331. Ursala Naughton.
       331. Ursala Naughton She was the daughter of 662. William Naughton.
       
Child of Robert Gosnold and Ursala Naughton is:
       165       i.       Elizabeth Gosnold, born in Otley, Suffolk, England; married Thomas Keene I.


Generation No. 10

       662. William Naughton, born Bet. 1476 - 1524 in Leatheringham Abbey, England.
       
Child of William Naughton is:
       331       i.       Ursala Naughton, married Robert Gosnold.



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