John Powell and Kathren Thomas Bouldin III and Mary Richard Powell and Elizabeth Bouldin Richard Powell and Susannah Clements William Powell and Ann Eleanor Powell and Bartholomew Highsmith Daniel Highsmith and Ann Beck Daniel Highsmith and Lucretia Parker Thomas Highsmith and Sarah Wood Martha Elizabeth Highsmith and Asa Kerby Elizabeth Kerby and John Joseph Sears Chesley Sears and Elizabeth C. McClanahan Malinda Margaret Sears and Scott Cyrus Freeman Lucy Jane Freeman and James Martin Lawson Donald VanHoosier Lawson and Iva Melvina Freeman Stephen Martin Lawson
Thomas BOULDIN III- b. Aug 1579, Stratford on Avon, England; d. 1665, Gloucester Co., VA.He arrived in VA in 1610 aboard the Swan. A lineage in the Compendium of American Genealogy (Vol. VII, pp. 27-29) gives his parents as Thomas BOULDIN II (b. 1550, Warwickshire, England) and Elinor ASTON, and his grandfather as Thomas BOULDIN I (b. 1523, Shelbourne, England).
Mary - The family of Thomas and Mary is constructed from undocumented sources. Changes are to be expected as information becomes available.
John POWELL - b. 1595, England; d. after 1638, Elizabeth City Co., VA. A "List of Names Living in Virginia", Feb. 16, 1623/4, includes John Powell and Cathern Powell at Bass's Choice, VA. "Muster Rolls of Settlers in Virginia at Elizabeth Cittie", Jan. 5, 1624/5, includes:
John Powell his Muster
- John Powell, aged 29, in the Swallow, 1609
- Kathren Powell, aged 22, in the Flying Hart, 1622
- John Powell, born in Virginia
Servant: Thomas Prater, aged 20, in the Marie Providence, 1622
Provision: Corne, 5 barrels; Fish, 700 ct; Houses, 1; pallizado, 1
Arms: Peeces, 1; Swords, 1; Armor, 1; Powder, 2 lb; Lead, 30 lb
John survived the "starving time" of the 1609-1610 winter as a youth about age 15. Land records indicate he was of Newport News (150 acres) on Sep. 10, 1624, and in Elizabeth City (50 acres) on May 2, 1638. Married about 1623, Elizabeth City Co., VA.
Kathren - b. 1602, England. Arrived in Virginia on the Flying Hart in 1622 as noted above.
Richard POWELL - b. about 1625/6, Elizabeth City Co., VA; d. 1658, Norfolk Co., VA. Probable son of John Powell and Kathren. Married about 1644, VA.
Elizabeth BOULDIN - Elizabeth married second 1658 William ELLIS, and had sons Philip and William. She married third after 1670 John FERRABEE. Believed to be the daughter of Thomas BOULDIN III and Mary.
Richard POWELL - b. about 1645, Norfolk Co., VA; d. about 1673, VA. Son of Richard Powell and Elizabeth Bouldin. Will proved Jun. 16, 1673 with widow as executrix, and inventory dated Aug. 15, 1673. Married about 1667.
Susannah CLEMENTS - d. 1721, Norfolk Co., VA. Daughter of William CLEMENTS and Mary, possibly surnamed LAWRENCE. Will dated Apr. 10, 1719 and probated May 19, 1721. Married second 1675/6 John POWELL, brother of her first husband. Children of John and Susannah: Mary, Susan, Lemuel, Dorcas, Katherine, Sarah. Susannah married third before May 1688, Roger BRYANT (d. 1708).
William POWELL - b. about 1672, Norfolk Co., VA; d. about 1715/6, Norfolk Co., VA. Son of Richard Powell and Susannah Clements. Held considerable land which he left to son William, "except 95 acres to daughter Eleanor." Will dated Oct. 21, 1701, and probated Jan. 20, 1715/6, Norfolk Co., NC.