POWELL

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


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


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Thomas and Mary Bouldin

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.


Children of Thomas and Mary Bouldin

  1. Richard -
  2. William - b. 1623; d. 1691, PA. Married Ann. Son: William married first Jane KELLEY, and second Alice.
  3. Mary -
  4. Elizabeth - Married Richard POWELL.


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John and Kathren Powell

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.


Children of John and Kathren Powell

  1. John - b. 1624, Elizabeth City Co., VA; d. probably 1684, Elizabeth City Co., VA. Identified as son of John Powell and Kathern in 1624/5 muster. Probably identical with Col. John POWELL, Burgess from Elizabeth City 1657/8. Children: Thomas of Elizabeth City Co., VA, married Elizabeth; and Mark of Princess Anne Co., VA, married Sarah HARDING.
  2. Richard - b. about 1625/6, Elizabeth City Co., VA; d. 1658, Norfolk Co., VA. Probable son of John and Catherine.
  3. William - Lived in Norfolk Co., VA. Probable son of John and Catherine, and probable father of William.
  4. Henry - Lived in Norfolk Co., VA. Probable son of John and Catherine.



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Richard and Elizabeth (Bouldin) Powell

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.


Children of Richard and Elizabeth Powell

  1. Richard - b. about 1645, Norfolk Co., VA; d. about 1673, VA.
  2. William - b. about 1647; d. 1712, Norfolk Co., VA. Married first 1676/7 Jane KELLEY<?> (d. 1690-3). Married second 1694 Alice, widow of Thomas SMITH. Children of William and Jane: A daughter who married John COLLINS; Thomas; John married Dinah; William; Joseph did not marry.
  3. John - b. about 1650, Norfolk Co., VA; d. 1688, Norfolk Co., VA. Court records of 1675 state that Susan (CLEMENTS) POWELL had delivered a bastard child, having lived in adultery with John, her husband Richard's brother, after Richard's death. Records further state that John and Susan confessed and were repentant. They probably married 1675/1676. Refer to brother Richard for information concerning Susannah. Children: Mary; Susan; Lemuel married Martha; Dorcas married Mr. JENNINGS; Katherine married Thomas CRITCHER; and Sarah.



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Richard and Susannah (Clements) Powell

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).


Children of Richard and Susannah Powell

  1. Richard - b. about 1667/8, Norfolk Co., VA; d. 1713, Norfolk Co., VA. Married first Mary TURKEY (d. before 1712), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth. Married second before May 16, 1712, Grace, the widow of John STUART; she died in 1717. Children of Richard and Mary: A daughter who married Thomas BRUCE; Richard married Courtney; and Elizabeth. Son of Richard and Grace: Joseph.
  2. Elizabeth - b. about 1669, Norfolk Co., VA; d. after 1711. Married 1691 or before John SOUTHERLAND (d. 1711). Children: Ann, John, David, Sarah, and Richard.
  3. John - b. about 1670/1, Norfolk Co., VA; d. 1747-9, Perquimans Co., NC. Married first Miriam SMITH, daughter of Thomas and Alice. Married second by 1734 Esther (or Hester) BOWLES?. Children of John and Miriam: Lemuel married first Sarah, and second Judith; John married Elizabeth GLYN; George married Ann (CONNER?); Robert married Mary; Elizabeth married John WIMBERLY; and Francis.
  4. William - b. about 1672, Norfolk Co., VA; d. about 1715/6, Norfolk Co., VA.



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William and Ann Powell

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.

Ann -


Children of William and Ann Powell

  1. Eleanor - b. about 1692, Norfolk Co., VA; d. after 1728, probably in Norfolk Co., VA. Married Bartholomew HIGHSMITH.
  2. William - b. about 1696, Norfolk Co., VA; d. there 1754. Married by 1728 Elizabeth, widow of Mr. JOHNSTON. Children: James; Joshua married Tamer; William; Peter; Elizabeth; and Phoebe married Willis EASTWOOD.

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