Powell, Leven

Male 1738 - 1810  (72 years)


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  • Name Powell, Leven  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1738  Dumfries, Prince William Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1779  Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: LEVEN POWELL
      State: VA
      County: Loudoun County
      Township: No Two Listed
      Year: 1779
      Record Type: Rent Role
      Page: NPN
      Database: VA Early Census Index
    Census 1801  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: LEVIN POWELL
      State: VA
      County: Army Lands
      Township: Va Millitary Dist
      Year: 1801
      Record Type: Tax list
      Page: 067-068
      Database: VA Early Census Index
    Occupation
    • Farmer And Planter
    Residence Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • " The Shades"
    _UID F23C0D413227438C924B96181F0A6A3E007B 
    Buried 1810  Bedford Springs, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1810  Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I577  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2008 

    Father Powell, William,   b. 1700, Greenfields, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Prince William Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Peyton, Eleanor,   b. Abt 1720, Prince William Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1735  Prince William Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 29DD9A17A157418A91C54E5AA140EA77BAD7 
    Family ID F196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harrison, Sarah,   b. 17 Dec 1740, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1812  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1763 
    _UID 155C8026F01F4BCAA3CC37D154DC17312A8D 
    Children 
     1. Powell, Anne,   b. 10 Oct 1765
     2. Powell, William Harrison,   b. 1766,   d. 19 Oct 1802  (Age 36 years)
     3. Powell, Jane,   b. 8 Jun 1770,   d. 13 Sep 1773  (Age 3 years)
     4. Powell, Sarah,   b. 1771,   d. 24 May 1838  (Age 67 years)
     5. Powell, Cuthbert,   b. 4 Mar 1775, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1849  (Age 74 years)
     6. Powell, Stella,   b. 12 Jun 1786,   d. 1787  (Age 0 years)
     7. Powell, Harrison
     8. Powell, Emily
     9. Powell, Levin Jr.,   b. 4 Aug 1772, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1807, Washington KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. Powell, Burr,   b. 14 May 1768, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1839, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Powell, Alfred Harrison,   b. 6 Mar 1780, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1831, Frederick Co. Court, Winchester VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Headstones
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Histories
    The History of Middleburg and Vicinity
    The History of Middleburg and Vicinity
    FOLIOS
    Powell Family History
    Powell Family History
    excerpts from a book by Rosalie Noland Ball
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1738 - Dumfries, Prince William Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1779 - Loudoun Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1801 - VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1810 - Bedford Springs, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1810 - Loudoun Co., VA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Leven Powell house
    Leven Powell house
    100 N Madison St, Middleburg, VA. Powell House, small stone cottage, c. 1776. Originally owned by Levin Powell, founder of Middleburg.
    leven powell plaque.JPG
    leven powell plaque.JPG
    Plaque honoring Leven Powell on the side of the Pink Box

    Documents
    Powell Levin pension.pdf
    Powell Levin pension.pdf
    Resolutions of Loudoun County, 1774, re British Taxation
    Resolutions of Loudoun County, 1774, re British Taxation

    Histories
    Article about Lt. Col. Leven Powell
    Article about Lt. Col. Leven Powell
    Biographical Sketch of Col Leven Powell.jpeg
    Biographical Sketch of Col Leven Powell.jpeg
    I have not scanned the entire document but have a hard copy in my collection.
    Old Plantations and Historic Homes of Middleburg.pdf
    Old Plantations and Historic Homes of Middleburg.pdf

  • Notes 
    • from DAR Database:

      Leven Powell, , served as lieutenant colonel of Grayson's Continental regiment. The hardships of Valley Forge enfeebled his health and unfitted him for further active duty. He was born in Loudoun Co., Va.; died in Bedford Springs, Pa.

      In 1787 gave 50 acres for the town of Middleburg
      Vestryman of Shelburne Parish

      POWELL, Leven, , a Representative from Virginia; born near Manassas, Prince William County, Va., in 1737; studied in private schools; deputy sheriff of Prince William County; moved to Loudoun County in 1763; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served as major in the Revolutionary Army in 1775; appointed lieutenant colonel of the Sixteenth Regiment of the Continental Line in 1777; resigned on account of ill health in 1778; member of the State house of delegates in 1779; was delegate to the Virginia ratification convention in 1788; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1787, 1788, 1791, and 1792; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress ; helped to build a turnpike from Alexandria, Va., to the upper country; died in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., on August 23, 1810; interment in Old Presbyterian Graveyard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] DAR Database.

    2. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    3. [S720] The Family Tree of Col. Leven Powell's Line of the Powells of Virginia, Ball, Rosalie Noland, (November 1938).

    4. [S663] S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches.