1737 ROAD HARRIS FERRY TO LANCASTER in route to John Powell's House likely was at Powell's Ferry in Conoy Early Pennsylvania Trails - Legends of America www.legendsofamerica.com/pa-trails.html Numerous trails had already been blazed by Native Americans long before Europeans ... the fur trade transformed Indian communities along the Pennsylvania frontier. ... up in the area including Assunepachla, Paxtang, Kittanning, and others. The route, which was first blazed by Native Americans, connected Harris' Ferry in ... 1737 ROAD HARRIS FERRY TO LANCASTER We have seen that at November Session 1737 1 D 58 there was an application for a road from Donegal to Lancaster The Proceeding seems to have failed At the August Sessions of 1737 a record was made that some time past viewers were appointed to lay out a road from Harris Ferry to Lancaster and that the viewers have proceeded as far as Powell's Ferry near Conowingo but because the weather became so cold that viewers quit another set of viewers were asked for and were appointed 1 D 206 to continue laying out the same to Lancaster town No return is recorded in the November session records 1 D 209 But a petition was presented at said session 1 D 215 by HempFIeld inhabitants stating that a road was laid out from Paxton to Lancaster and that there can be found a much more ready and convenient way and they ask for a review The Court appointed new reviewers and ordered them to make alterations if they see fit according to the request in the petition Nothing more appears until at February Court 1736 the inhabitants of Donegal pray for a review of so much of the Paxton and Lancaster Road as lies between Conewago Creek and the hill at John Kauffman's and power be given the reviewers to be appointed to correct that matter and to proceed with said road towards Lancaster 1 D 240 The Court appointed viewers At May Court 1739 the reviewers presented their report of the road from John Harris Ferry or Susquehanna to Lancaster 1 D 250 and they state that the various objections were finally settled They return in the part of the draft recorded a road about 36 miles long but only 18 miles of the courses and distances appear of record beginning at said River running south westwardly going a distance of 669 perches about 2 miles and at that point mentioning John Foster then farther 1160 perches about 3 miles to William Renwick's Run then farther mile to Adam Bratten's fence then 794 perches or 2 Vfe miles farther to William Craig's field then farther 586 perches about 1 miles to Swatara Creek then farther 1070 perches or three and one third miles to John Powell's House this likely was at Powell's Ferry in Conoy then farther 528 perches or one and two third miles to The Hill then farther 432 perches or one and one third miles to Thomas Harris House and then specifying two courses more making about a mile the record abruptly ends It indicates that the remainder was lost before being recorded In August 1739 the Paxton people wanted their end of this road laid on better ground ID 263 http://www.legendsofamerica.com/pa-trails.html

1737 Regards to RD: Says John Powells Ferry near Conowingo now in Maryland

John of Phila., Pa, b. in England, d. 1748 (m. Margaret); son of William of Phila., Pa., b. in Engl

John of Phila., Pa, b. in England, d. 1748 (m. Margaret); son of William of Phila., Pa., b. in Engl
Reference : From the Book American Ancestry name and decent of the male line of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence A. D. 1776 Vol. Vll pg 56

William Powell First Purchaser 1200 Acres Overlay Powelton

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Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania ... - Google Book (I) William Powell, of Southwark, England

Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania ... - Google Books

Powell Arms—Sable a chevron between three fleur-de-lis argent. Crest—A boar's head cabossed.

(I) William Powell, cooper, was of Southwark, County of Surrey, England, and about 1681 came to America, settling on the west bank of the Schuykill river; on October 17, 1681, he secured a patent for twelve hundred and fifty acres of land, proved 1684. (Ex. Book 8, page 526). (In Vol. I., "Votes of the Assembly," Pennsylvania, William Powell signed with others. William Penn—"Adventurers and Purchasers," II July, 1681). He

married Christian , who died in

Philadelphia, after 1685, and it was in that city that he himself passed away, 2nd mo., 30, 1721.

(II) William (2) Powell, son of William (i) and Christian Powell, cooper, of Philadelphia, was born after 1672, in England, died nth mo., 19, 1732. He married (second) loth mo., 9, 1707, at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Sarah Armitt, who came to America in 1703, and died 7th mo., 13, 1726 (see Armitt).

Full text of "William Penn in America : or an account of his life from the time he received the grant of Pennsylvania in 1681, until his final return to England": "From the first book of Marriage Records in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, we learn that on the 31st of loth month, William Powell, a cooper of Philadelphia and son of William, was married to Elizabeth Kelley, of the same place in the meeting liouse. Among those present as witnesses on this occasion we find the names of William Powell. Sr., John Powell, William Kelley, Thomas Shute (a Thomas Shute M. Elizabeth Powell in 1696), Joseph Estlacke, Ann Powell (This could be John Powells wife Ann Havard), Hannah Penn and thirty-four others."

The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 8 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 8 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Replies WILLIAM POWELL Vol VII p 495 Vol VIII p 120 In a very interesting account of Samuel Powell by Mr PSP Conner published in the March number of your Magazine I notice a slight error in the date of the death of his father William Powell The original purchase of land made by William Powell which Mr Conner names was principally located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River opposite what was afterwards known as the Spring Garden District of Philadelphia In the year 1692 he started a ferry from his house on the west bank of the Schuylkill for the accommodation of persons living in the country back of him The ferry however being deemed an infringement of the privileges of Philip England who had previously established one a short distance below a complaint was made during the following year and William Powell summoned to appear before the Governor and Council who restrained him from continuing his ferry In the year 1695 however the Assembly granted him permission to establish a ferry from his house on the west side of the Schuylkill which was afterwards known as the Upper Ferry William Powell had four children of whom we have note John who in 1706 is spoken of as keeping the Upper Ferry Elizabeth Samuel and William William Powell died 2d mo 30th 1721 His son William died in 1732 the date given by Mr Conner WHJ 442 Notes and Queries


Certain conditions, or concessions, agreed upon, by William Perm, Proprietary and Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, and those who are the adventurers and pvrehaeore in the snme province, the eleventh of July, one thousand six hundred and eighty-one.

The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 13 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 13 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania pg 121

"1 Mr Keith says in his letter to me In examining for the Real Estate Title Insurance and Trust Company the records concerning William Powell a first purchaser and his family I find no evidence that the Samuel Powell of Philadelphia carpenter who married Abigail Willcox was his son Said William of Southwark Co Surry cooper was a cooper in Philadelphia County in 1686 having a wife named Christian and died later than July 12 1718 He had two sons John his heir apparent who died after April 8 1710 and who married Ann daughter of David Harvard and William of Philadelphia cooper who married 10th mo 31 1700 Elizabeth Kelly and 10th mo 9 1707 Sarah Armitt and died about 1732 leaving a son Samuel also of Philadelphia cooper who married 9th mo 1726 Mary Raper and about 1730 Sarah daughter of Thomas Roberts Tbis last Samuel died about 1750 and his widow married llth mo 9 1758 Jonathan Mifflin..."[(Let me stop here to refute this) Mr Kieth according to records had mistakes in his research whom up to that time Samuel was thought to be the son of William. As stated in conflicting evidence on this page it appears Samuel's father was Samuel son of Godfey whom died young as well as his aunt Parsons and her husband, leaving William Sr His uncle to take care of him, thus the confution about his father. (KL)]

[(Reference : From the Book American Ancestry name and decent of the male line of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence A. D. 1776 Vol. Vll pg 56)] "we can see that a John Powell son of William of Philadelphia b. England m ((Margaret)

WALTON, MARTHA. Philadelphia. Widow- Daughter Margaret (wife of John Powell))

. This would probably be Margaret Walton and this John Powell died 1748, this evidence supports he is the Son of William first purchaser and this John in my opinion did not die young but after his marriage to Ann Harvard he may of left the area and started a new family (He may of been highly in dept) given his age compared to that of the would be second wife Margaret, his son Philip was not born till 1743, he died in 1748, it appears Margaret was much younger than he to have a child so late in his life. KL)"

The literary era: a monthly repository of literary and ..., Volume 6

Havaed, Of Haverfoed, Penn'a.—In the list of taxables for Haverford township, in the assessment for the year 1715, there appears the name of John Havard. He was the son and heir of David Havard. The latter died intestate, leaving a widow, Mary. Radnor Friends' Monthly Meeting Book has the following references to this family: At Meriou Meeting, on 11th month 12th, 1696, John Powell, son of William Powell, married Ann Havard, daughter of David Havard, glover. David Powell, of the City of Philada., surveyor, married 7th month 16th, 1707, Mary Havard, of Merion, widow, at Haverford Meeting. John Havard, by his wife, Margaret, had daughters, Mary and Margaret, the former born 10th month 26th, 1709, and the latter born 12th month 1st, 1711-12. By his wife Sarah, John Havard had: John, born 10th month 25th, 1714, and Ann, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, David, Samuel, and Benjamin.

The Pennsylvania magazine of history ... - Google Books:

Conflictiong Histories on William Powell, Somersetshire family engaged in the cooperage business in suburb of Southwark and was the, was Not the Grandfather of Samuel Mayor of Pennsylvania durring the revolution

The Pennsylvania magazine of history ... - Google Books: "Samuel Powell, (Vol. vii, p. 495).—A. S. M. dates that he knows nothing of Samuel Powell's parentage nor whence he came. From some investigations made by me 1 find that he came of a Somersetshire family, many of the name, and apparently his kinsmen, being resident in the parish of North Curry and its neighborhood. Samuel Powell's aunt. Ann Powell, of North Curry, married John Parsons, of Middlezoy, at Greinton, 6 mo. 23, 1685. The places named are in Somerset ( Vide Book A, p. 4, Records, Mo. Meeting of Friends, Arch Street, Philadelphia). Samuel's father was William Powell (died in 1735, will recorded at Philadelphia). This William had gone up to London before the year 1681. and was then engaged in the cooperage businesss in the suburb of Southwark. He was evidently a man of means, and probably left England chiefly on account of the persecution which it appears befell his family (Vide Besse's Sufferings of Friends, 'Powells of Somerset'). lie was an original purchaser of land under Penn to the extent of twelve hundred acres and over (Vide Patents, 1081 et seq., Philadelphia).

His son, the above-mentioned Samuel, besides inheriting paternal estate, was one of the heirs of his aunt Ann Parsons (will recorded. Philadelphia, Book C, p. 331). He was a great builder—the well-known ' rich carpenter' of his day. At his death, in 1756, he left a large landed estate, and the reputation of having been one of the greatest contributors to the growth of Philadelphia, and to its material and moral improvement (Pa. Gazette, July 1, 1756). His wife was Abigail, daughter of Barnabas Wilcox. By her he had a son, Samuel Powel (.tic, one ' 1,' either for distinction from others of the name or a reversion to the spelling of former generations; vide Besse). This Samuel married Mary, daughter of Anthony Morris. 9 mo. 9, 1732. He was a merchant of Philadelphia, and the grantor of Friends' Meeting, Pine Street. His son was Samuel Powel. of Fowelton, Speaker of the Assembly, and the patriot Mayor of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary times. Mr. Powel was a man of wealth, culture and influence. He abjured Quakerism, married, but died childless, the last male of his line. His death occurred in 1793.

Regarding the Emlen connection, the following statement is correct. Joshua Emlen, fourth son of George Kmlen, who came from Shepton Mallet,

Somersetshire, in the time of Penn, married, first, Mary, daughter of

Hoi ton and widow of Hudson, by whom he had no surviving issue,

and, secondly, Deborah, daughter of (the first) Samuel Powell. By this marriage he had Samuel Powell Emlen, afterwards called simply Samuel Emlen, the well-known Quaker preacher. He married twice. By his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Mood, he had a son, namely, Samuel Emlen, of West Hill and of Burlington, N. J. This Mr. Emlen was the founder of the Emlen Institute now established at Warminster, Bucks County. Pa. He married in 1795 Susanna Dillwyn (not 'Delroy'), daughter of William Dillwyn. He died childless. Returning to his father, Samuel Emlen. he. after the death of his first wife (Elizabeth Mood), married Sarah, daughter of Asher Mott. by whom he had Deborah, who died unmarried, and Elizabeth. The latter married Sept. 18,1800, Philip Syng Physick, M.D. Dr. Physick left four children, as staled by A. S. M., one of whom, Susan Dillwyn, wife of Commodore Conner. U. S. N.. was my mother. I mention this because knowledge of it may help to confirm this statement.

P. S. P. Conner.

April 11, 1884. 126 S. Eighteenth St., Phila."

Samuel Powell, Of Philadelphia, Not The Son Of William Powell From Southwark, England.—Until lately, Samuel Powell, the noted carpenter and builder of provincial Philadelphia, was considered to be either the son of the William Powell above mentioned, or else a man the name of whose father was forgotten in the lapse of the last two hundred years. Of the two theories, I followed the former in my answer to " A. S. M." in the Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. VIII. p. 120, 1884, because it then seemed the most probable. Since then, however, through investigations made by Mr. Charles Pen rose Keith for the Real Estate Title Insurance and Trust Company, it is shown that there is really no proof of the said William being the father of the said Samuel,1 while from researches made for me among the Quaker records of Somersetshire it appears that, considering said Samuel's age (about 83) at his death, in 1756, he may have been the son of either Gregory Powell or Samuel Powell, both of whom were neighbors in North Curry Hundred, said shire, and had sons named Samuel, between whom it is yet impossible to decide which came to Philadelphia, although the probabilities are in favor of the son of Samuel.

Since the full particulars of the matter would make this communication too long for insertion in this magazine, I have lodged them in manuscript at the Historical Society, where they can be consulted by those interested (vide Miscellaneous MSS., Vol. II.).


There Were Two Sets Of William Powell father and son.

THERE WERE TWO SETS OF WILLIAM POWELL’S (FATHER AND SON) CLOSELY RELATED Through THE MIFFLIN’S, BOTH BEING FIRST FAMILIES, THE WILLIAM POWELL OF SOUTHWARK, SURRY CO, ENGLAND HAD THE UPPER FERRY ON THE SCHUYLKILL, THE WILLIAM POWELL THE FIRST AMERICAN ANCESTOR, A SON OF EDWARD POWELL, OF CASTLE MADOC was in the Northern Liberties. The Ancestor Of the Famous Samuel Powell the Carpenter that Married Abigail Wilcox and the ancestor to the Samuel the Mayor was the brother of William of upper ferry, Samuel, who died before his son Samuel came to Philadelphia and probably was raised by william because he inherited a large property and married the daughter of George Wilcox, William's neighbor

The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 8 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full text of "William Penn in America : or an account of his life from the time he received the grant of Pennsylvania in 1681, until his final return to England":



\_Jiify, August, i/oo.']

As had been determined, on adjournment, the Coun-
cil met at the Governor's house on the ist of July,
1700, when it was unanimously agreed upon that a per-
son be appointed and authorized to go through the
town with a small bell during the night to give notice
of the hour and weather, and also if any disorders or
danger happen from fire or otherwise, to inform the
constables thereof It was further agreed that the Sec-
retary " give notice to Benjamin Chambers and

Powell, keepers of the ferries over Schuylkill, that after
the close of day to transport no persons unless well
known to them or that cannot give a good account of
themselves." This undoubtedly was the origin of the
night watchmen in Philadelphia. The Governor pro-
posed to the Council to consider upon the law about
making prisons more effectually workhouses. It was
upon this idea that the present penitentiaries and houses"

Is Howard the same as Havard the same as Harvard and is this the same David Pugh


(After John Powell's Death Ann Married David Pugh)"Ann Pugh had been ailing since early 1719, and wrote her will in November of-that year. Her will

gives a detailed look at daily life in early Kent County (Kent County Wills D-10). She was trying to

provide for two families, nine children, on contested land. Her first husband had settled the land only 20

years before and had incurred great debts to both wealthy local landowners and Philadelphia merchants.

She married her second husband less than a year after she was widowed and bore him two more children

before she died four years later. Her first concern was for her two youngest children, John and Ann

Pugh. In her will, Ann Pugh could provide them with only 13 shillings each when they reached maturity.

Until then, she wanted them to be raised by John Foursi and his wife, a local family.

Ann Pugh's second concern was for her seven older children by her first husband. To these

children, she gave small amounts of livestock, bedding, household furniture, and other personal goods.

Younger children received more goods, but all were carefully entrusted to the care of relatives and

friends. To her brother-in-law William Powell, she entrusted her daughter Hannah Powell. Her youngest

sons by her first husband, Samuel, David, and Jonathan Powell, were bound to be "bound out in

Philadelphia to some handycraft [sic]." Another son, Joseph Powell, was to be bound to John Mifflin

another substantial Philadelphia merchant. Mifflin was charged with educating Joseph to write a "Good,

Legible hand" and "arithmatic [sic] as far as the Rule of Three."

Is This John Powell Son of William First Purchaser and brother to William

SITE HISTORIES The Richard Whitehart and John Powell plantation sites are both color:#990099">located on the same 50-acre parcel known today a

"John Powell probably first occupied

Sharp's 300-acre portion of Little Tower Hill

shortly in 1691 after Sharp took possession of it

from Whitehart and Johnson. Powell probably built

his plantation with the help of his wife Ann

Howard, his brother William Powell, and his

brother-in-law, John Howard. Both William Powell

and John Howard lived in the area. All three

families were relatively close; family members

routinely witnessed each others wills, served as

executors, and willed small items to each other.

John Powell and his wife Ann had seven

children on their plantation. A summary of the

Powell family genealogy is shown in Figure 9. The

oldest of their children, John (TI) Powell, died in 1723. The six younger children were Joseph, Hannah,

Samuel, David, Jonathan, and Christian Powell (GrandMother's name Christain). All of these children were bom before their father's

death in late 1715 or early 1716."

A Word on John Powell Son,Brother, to William First Purchaser?

Let Me Stop Here a say a word about John Powell that is indexed in the Minutes of the provincial council of Pennsylvania from volume 1 by Samuel Hazard, this is the only real indication to me that they are one in the same, If that is the case then this john had interest in the ferry along with John Mifflin in 1706 and was probably at Piqua in1720 and defiantly at Lancaster in 1735 as undersheriff but who is his father if it were William the first purchaser other evidence shows that that john married Ann Havard and died before 1735 in Delaware and this John cold not be the son of William that died in 1732 because he didn’t marry his first wife until 1700 witch would make John to young. There is a another possibility that he may be a brother to William the first Purchacer but the botum line is I have not found definitive evidence to say who his father is only that he is part of this family of Quakers.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Mifflin Connection

Developed from t Rash's Surname Index
(Incomplete Records)  

Notes for John MIFFLIN

Came to America with his father. In 1680 was granted 150 acres of land on the Schuylkill River adjacent to his father's plantation in what is today Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Husband: John MIFFLIN

   Born: 1661             at: England 
Married: 12 JUN 1684      at:  
   Died:                  at:  
 Father:John MIFFLIN
        Other Spouses:

   Wife: Elizabeth HARDY

   Born: ABT 1674         at: Darby, England 
   Died:                  at:  
        Other Spouses:


   Name: Edward MIFFLIN
   Born: 1685             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married:                  at:  
   Died: ABT 1743         at: Accomac Co., Virginia 
Spouses: Mary EYRE 

   Name: George MIFFLIN
   Born: 1688             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married: 29 NOV 1713      at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
   Died: 13 APR 1758      at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
Spouses: Esther CORDERY 

  Notes for Sarah MIFFLIN A Daughter of George’s

Lewis, Sarah. City of Phila. Widow.Nephews: Thomas Mifflin, John F. Mifflin. Elizabeth and Thomas, Children of Nephew George Mifflin, Dec'd. Ann, Daughter of Nephew Charles Mifflin, Dec'd. and George. To John Lewis, Evan Lewis, and his Sister Elizabeth Tucker and his Son Enoch. Samuel Lewis and his Son Jacob. Elizabeth Waining and her Son Thomas Parker, Phebe Gillingham and Thomas Parker. Cousins: Rebecca Archer, her Brother Jonthan Mifflin and their Niece Hannah Mifflin. To Affectionate Nurse: Elizabeth Addams. Grandniece: Ann Mifflin. To Sarah Powell, Elizabeth Adams and Thomas Parker. To Black Girl: Patience. To Ann, Daughter of Charles Mifflin, Elizabeth, Daughter of George Mifflin, Sarah, Daughter of John F. Mifflin. To Friends Sarah Waln and Rebecca Archer for the use of the Poor of the Monthly Meeting of Friends, Southern District, Phila. To Thomas Morris, Joseph Sansom, Jonathan Evans, in Trust, for Yearly Meeting of Friends, called Quakers, for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and for School for Youth in one or more Boarding Schools. To Hannah Fairlamb, Mary Davis, Rebecca Price, Sarah Price, Rachel Brewer. Overseers: Nicholas Waln, William Savery, Thomas Savery.Exec: Nephew John F. Mifflin.
Name: Sarah MIFFLIN Is the Daughter of
George Mifflin Born 1688
   Born: 1718             at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married:                  at:      Died: 18 JUN 1795      at: Philadelphia, Pa.
·                     Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania
·                      By John W. Jordan
·                     Page 624William Powell the First American ancestor, a son of Edward Powell, Of castle Madoc , was living in northern Liberties, Philadelphia, in 1730 and died in 1754. His Son William Powell, who died in Philadelphia,in 1757Married Sarah Mifflin, of the well-known Mifflin family “of fountain green”. Samuel, son of William and Sarah (Mifflin)Powellborn in 1739, was a Prominent carpenter

   Name: John MIFFLIN
   Born: 1690             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married: 23 FEB 1716/17   at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
   Died: 1732             at: Kent Co., Delaware  Spouses: Elizabeth Sarah THOMER 

   Name: Jane MIFFLIN
   Born: 1696             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 1 
Married: 30 AUG 1717      at: Philadelphia MM, Philadelphia, Pa. 

   Died:                  at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
Spouses: John WALN 

   Name: Samuel MIFFLIN
   Born: 1698             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married:                  at:  
   Died: 1 AUG 1724       at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
Spouses:  ELIZABETH 

   Name: Jonathan MIFFLIN
   Born: 1699             at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married:                  at:  
   Died: 15 MAR 1699/00   at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 

   Name: Jonathan MIFFLIN
   Born: 12 APR 1704      at: Fountain Green, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Married: 30 MAR 1723      at: Philadelphia MM, Philadelphia, Pa. 
   Died: BEF 23 OCT 1781  at: Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mifflin, Jonathan. Gentleman. City of Phila. Oct 13, 1774. Oct 23, 1781. S.26. Wife: Sarah. Child: Samuel. Grandchildren: Jonathan Mifflin, Son of Son Samuel, Sarah Mifflin, Susanna and Rebecca Morris, Children of Daugher Elizabeth, decd., Jonathan and Sarah Jones, Children of Daughter Sarah, decd., Samuel and Charles Jones, Elizabeth Jones, John Jones, Sarah Paschall and Children of Daughter Patience, decd. Wife's Daughters: Ann Powell, Martha Powell. Monthy Meeting of People called Quakers. Exec: Son Samuel Mifflin, Grand Son-in-law: Thomas Mifflin and Thomas Fisher. Codicil: Signed 7 mo. 14, 1780. Grandchildren: Sarah Mifflin, Susan and Rebecca Morris. Wit: Robert Worrell, Joseph Budd.

SOURCES with additions by Kevin Lajiness
1) Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1294, Date of Import: Jan 25, 1998 

                    Wife: Sarah ARMITT

   Born: 1711             at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
   Died: 21 JAN 1792      at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
        Other Spouses: Jonathan MIFFLIN
  Husband: William POWELL

William of Philadelphia cooper who married 10th mo 
31 1700 Elizabeth Kelly and 10th mo 9 1707 Sarah Armitt 
and died about 1732 leaving a son Samuel Samuel also of 
Philadelphia cooper who married 9th mo 1726 Mary Raper 
and about 1730 Sarah daughter of Thomas Roberts Tbis last
Samuel died about 1750 and his widow 
married llth mo 9 1758 Jonathan Mifflin

 Cildren Ann Powell, Martha Powell Samuel as noted above son Samuel's Widow Sarah (Roberts) Powell m. a Johnathan Mifflin
“Upper Ferry William Powell had four children of whom we have note John who in 1706 is spoken of as keeping the Upper Ferry, Elizabeth, Samuel and William ,William Powell died 2d mo 30th 1721 His son William died in 1732”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1720-1748 John Powell Moves up River

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Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

"History The land of the conservation area has been inhabited for over 11,000 years. The nearby Shoop Site is one of the largest and oldest Paleo-Indian sites in eastern North America. The Shoop Site is unusual in that it is near a hilltop and not in the floodplain, like most Paleo-Indian sites. Archaeologists theorize that the Paleo-Indians were hunting migrating caribou. It is interesting that most of the stone tools found at the site were made from stone found 250 miles north in New York. Subsequent inhabitants used the Shoop Site as a temporary shelter or hunting camp. Other Indians occupying or passing through the area were the Shawnee, Nanticoke, Lenni Lenape and Iroquois League of Six Nations. The Susquehannock Indians claimed the land at the time European settlers arrived at Peters Mountain and Powell's Valley. Thousands of artifacts from the Shoop Site are exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution and the Pennsylvania State Museum. The Shoop Site is on private land and is not open to the collecting of artifacts. In 1726, Peter Allen built a stone home on the south side of the mountain, which has since been called Peters Mountain. North of the conservation area is Powell's Creek and Powell's Valley, named for Margaret Powell who owned the land at the creek mouth in the 1760s. South of the conservation area is Clark's Valley, named for early landowner William Clark. Clark owned 585 acres that later became the Stackpole Farms at the intersection of PA 225 and PA 325. The Augusta Road, now PA 225, was an alternate route north to avoid passing too close to the Susquehanna River. The river route was a travel route often used by American Indians and could be dangerous when there were strained relations with the American Indians. The Peter Allen House, the stone house at the intersection of PA 225 and PA 325, was built in 1726 by Peter Allen. It is the oldest house in Dauphin County. It was a tollhouse, hotel and stagecoach stop. The house is currently privately owned. A second very old house is along the Augusta Road, north of Peters Mountain by Powell's Creek, at the intersection of PA 225 and Back Road. This tollhouse and stagecoach stop was a safe place to stop before or after crossing Peters Mountain. William and Alice Zeider now own and occupy the house. A portion of the Victoria Trail passes through the southeastern corner of the conservation area and intersects the Appalachian Trail. The Victoria Trail connected the nearby Victoria Iron Furnace to some of its timber supply. The furnace was on the south side of Peters Mountain in Clark's Valley and was in operation from 1830 to 1857. The land was repeatedly logged to supply wood for charcoal for the furnace. The last steam sawmill in Dauphin County, Baker's Sawmill, was within the land of the conservation area. Joseph E. Ibberson"

Monday, February 22, 2010

America's Capital for a short time From a town Named "Hickory" by a Indian Nation Named "Hickory"

Papers read before the Lancaster ... - Google Books: "1730

Lancaster Town Laid Out

In an article signed 'Investigator'' the origin and the laying out of Lancaster Town is detailed. V. 8 p. 60. The writer states, 'Governor Hamilton

made an offer of two places one known as the 'high plain' also by

the name of Gibson's Pasture and afterwards 'Sanderson's Pasture' at present (1831) the property of John Montgomery, Esq. The other situation was the Hill side extending from its summit on the east to Roaring Brook on the west covered with woods. The public road ran through it, and Gibson's house of entertainment would be included, which stood nearly opposite a fine spring communicating with the dark swamp and with the widow Buchanan's cake and beer house situate near where the road crossed the brook. There were several springs and the brook was thought favorable for the erection of water machinery. The spot was fixed upon and the plot of Lancaster made in 1730 in regular squares, open lots were reserved, in the center and adjoining the public square, for the court house, public offices, market, etc. The long swamp (which ran in the rear of Dr. DuFresne) was drained by a ditch cut into roaring brook The springs no longer run but a pump was in Mr. Rathfon's placed in one spring, at a short depth and which yields water of an excellent quality. It is thought that with little expense water could be obtained from four or five such sources and would supply our whole city for every purpose that might possibly be required.'

On page 101 of the same Volume, a reprint from the Lancaster Miscellany, gives us additional facts on the origin_ot' our town. The writer says that from examining documents, etc., that, 'The' first deed for lots in the town of Lancaster, bear date 1735. We remark the names of Tacob Funk and Frederick Stroble and John Powell. The date of their deeds is May 20th, 1735. John Powell's lot was situated at the corner of Orange and Duke Streets. Dr. DuFresne resides on and owns the lot of Fred Stroble. George Gibson's date of deed is 14th Jan., 1740, for lot No. 221.

Governor Powell writes (apparently in 1754), 'The house in which Gibson resides, is opposite a spring, and was included in the original town-plot—a swamp lay in front, another of some extent lay to the north.'

'The question arises where lay the swamp north of Gibson's. We are informed that it was situate back of Dr. DuFresne's but upon further inquiry we learn that it was back of the yellow frame house in which the Doctor formerly resided situate on Duke Street between Orange and Chestnut, the remains of which were filled up by direction of Dr. DuFrcsne. Several fine springs are still in existence in the vicinity of the swamp, one on the lot occupied by Judge Hays, and three others. The passage that was cut to Roaring P.rook appears to have been from the Spring at Judge Hays'. The run was called by the Germans Noisy Water. Gibson's pasture was leased by Hamilton to Adam Reigart, An old letter mentions the 'log cabin of widow Buchanan.' Her name is not among the purchasers. The swamp must have been in the square bounded by Duke, Queen, Chestnut and Orange Streets.' V. 8 p. 101. Another article on Lancaster Town (V. 6 p. 265) states that a hickory tree stood in the center of the town under which the Indian Councils met and it was from one of these councils that a deputation was sent to confer with Wm. Penn at Shackamaxon. The Indian nation was called 'Hickory' and the town was called Hickory Town before Lancaster was laid out. Gibson had a hickory tree painted upon his sign about 1722 and his tavern was situated near where the Slaymaker's Hotel now stands and the spring was nearly opposite. Another Indian town was located on a flat of land northeast of Hardwicke, the seat of William Colcman. A poplar tree was the emblem of the tribe. The wigwam was situated upon the Cpnestoga."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Papers read before the Lancaster ... - Google Books

Papers read before the Lancaster ... - Google Books: "This settlement differed from the Pequea settlement to the east. While the Pequea colony, at Willow Street, were all Swiss Mennonites, the settlement on Conestoga consisted of a Scotch-Irish and English core, bordering on both sides of that river, surrounded by scores of German-Swiss on all sides.

Now who were these old Conestoga neighbors of Postlethwaite's time? Who lived within a radius of five or six miles from this place in the days when our first Courts were held here and before?

Of English and Scotch-Irish realdents, starting with John Postlethwaite and his grown up son/William, and passing up the Conestoga river on the eastern side, dwelling in consecutive order on or near the 'Great Road,' there were: James Hendricks,' John Hendricks, Tobias Hendricks, Thomas Baldwin,' Thomas Gale,' George Gray,28 John LinvilP (all owners of parts of the James Hendricks tract), John Farrer,30 Richard Grist,' John Grist,11 Wm. Hughes,' Edmund Cartlidge,' John Powell,' Thomas Doyle,' Stephen Atchlson' and James Lewis.**

The Scotch-Irish and English people across from the above Postlethwaite's, on the Manor side, were Thomas and Reese Price, Alexander and Samuel Ritchey,' Joshua Low,' Daniel McConnell' and Alexander Beuse,' practically all of whose lands adjoined the stream.

On the Conestoga side, going down the stream from Postlethwalte's, there were Robert Wiltons,' Thomas Wiltons,' David Priest,' James Dawson,' Richard Carter' Patrick Keregan.' And some what separated from the others and over toward Pequea creek, near Susquehanna, were Peter Kline,' Peter Creamer,' Francis Worley,' Joseph Rebman' and Robert Baker.'"

John Powell Follows Trade Routes and Waterways

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John Powell, the under-sheriff of Lancaster County - Google Books

John Powell, the under-sheriff of Lancaster County - Google Books: "Proceedings and addresses

Proceedings and addresses, Volume 24‎ - Page 161
Pennsylvania-German Society - Pennsylvania Dutch - 1916
When John Powell, under-sheriff of Lancaster County, affirms that these men ...
not above one Mile to the Southward of the house of John Hendricks' (Col. ...
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Historical papers and addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society

Historical papers and addresses of the Lancaster County ..., Volumes 45-47‎ - Page 57
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.) - Reference - 1941
JOHN POWELL #6, 48 was under sheriff in 1735,18 and assessor in 1738. ... His
place was a popular one with the county officials, and they frequently ...
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The beginnings of the German element in York County, Pennsylvania

The beginnings of the German element in York County, Pennsylvania‎ - Page 161
Abdel Ross Wentz - History - 1916 - 213 pages
When John Powell, under-sheriff of Lancaster County, affirms that these men
lived ' on the West side of the ...
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General index to the Colonial records: in 16 volumes, and to the ...

General index to the Colonial records: in 16 volumes, and to the ...‎ - Page 304
Samuel Hazard - History - 1860 - 653 pages
Powell, John, &c, petition against another ferry on Schuylkill, ii., 277. Ferry
not granted, 289. ' Under Sheriff of Lancaster county, ...
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Historical papers and addresses of the Lancaster County ..., Volumes 26-27 By Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.).pg 43

 John Powell first Deeds In Lancaster

might possibly required On page 101 of the same Volume a reprint from the Lancaster Miscellany gives us additional facts on the origin of our town The writer says that from examining documents etc that The first deed for lots in the town of Lancaster bear date 1735 We remark the names of Jacob Funk and Frederick Stroble and John Powell The date of their deeds is May 20th 1735 John Powell's lot was situated at the corner of Orange and Duke Streets Dr Du Fresne resides on and owns the lot of Fred Stroble George Gibson's date of deed is 14th Jan 1740 for lot No 221

Saturday, February 20, 2010

An authentic history of Lancaster County: in the state of Pennsylvania By Jacob Isidor Mombert Pg 139

John Powell Undersheriff Of Lancaster 1735

The Friends' library: comprising ... - Google Books

The Friends' library: comprising ... - Google Books: "In this month we thinking it convenient to send our little children to school, and not having a schoolmaster of our Society near us, concluded to put our son and daughter under the care of Nathaniel Walton, to whom I thought it my duty to write a few lines about the salutations and language I would have them trained up in, which were on this wise :".....
... " I hppe thou wilt observe this direction in teachingmy children, in which thou wilt oblige thy assured friend,"
(Thomas ChalkLey) " T. CHALKLEY."
In 1 715 Thomas Chalkley, a Quaker English- 
man, visited the Shawanese and Conestoga towns, 
where he preached to the Indians. Governor Wil- 
liam Keith, of Pennsylvania, visited the Shawa- 
nese and held a conference with them and other 
Indians at Conestoga, July 18, 1717, and also in 
June, 1722. 
When we turn to the public activi- 
ties of those early neighbors of Con- 
estoga, we find that thirty-eight of 
them were signers of the petition in 
1728 to create the county of Lancas- 
ter out of 188 signers from the entire 
county, or over one-fifth."* This sec- 
tion furnished more signers according 
to the area than any other. Jones, 
the Hendrickee, Postlethwaites, Gales, 
Swifts, Linyllls. Worleys, Pattersons. 
McCurrys, Bakers, Middletons and 
Wilkinses, Hughs, Willises, Mitchells, 
Briane, Powells, and Ludf
senting the Engli8h,a
man, Ferree, Barr, Funk, Lmnon, Hans- 
packer, Miller and others, represent- 
ing the German^Swiss, aU signed it 

Full text of "Historical papers and addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society"

Full text of "Historical papers and addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society": "A military spirit now pervaded the province. The assoclators began forming (Gazette, Nov. 26, 1747) A meeting was held at Walton's school house, on Arch street, and later n great meeting, at which 1,000 persona Joined the Association. Elaborate forms and Articles of Association were drawn up (Gazette, Dec. 3). The Association censured the Assembly for lack of the sense of protection They pledged themselves to form companies and to drill; to form regi- ments; to arm themselyes; to serve without pay; to elect a military coun- cil, etc. Chester county organized a branch (Do., Dec. 3). Lancaster county also fell in with the spirit Our county elected three Assembly- men in favor of defense and war. If necessary, Patterson, Webb and Peter Worrall. John Wright was re- elected as a final compliment to a faithful servant."

Quaker Needed Protection

Inventory of church archives: Society of Friends in Pennsylvania, Volume 1 By Pennsylvania Historical Survey Pg 199

WALTON, MARTHA. Philadelphia. Widow- Daughter Margaret (wife of John Powell)

http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/philadelphia/wills/willabstrbkf.txt - Sent using Google Toolbar

WALTON, MARTHA. Philadelphia. Widow. February 10, 1736/37. September 25, 1741. F.247. Children: Benjamin, Joseph, Malacly, Nathaniel, Mary (wife of John Addis), Elizabeth (wife of James Waterman), Esther (wife of Joseph Roberts), Margaret (wife of John Powell). Exec: Nathaniel Walton. Wit: Robert and Elizabeth Adams.

Chronicles of pennsylvania pg 228-Keithian Split of Nathaniel Walton