Thomas Powell Sr.
(1641-1722)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Abigail Wood

2. Elizabeth Townsend

Thomas Powell Sr. 1311

  • Born: Aug 1641
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Wood about 1663 in Westbury, Long Island
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Townsend 2 Nov 1690 in Westbury, Long Island 1318
  • Died: 28 Feb 1721/22, Westbury, Long Island at age 80
  • Buried: Farmingdale, Queens Co., NY

bullet   FamilySearch ID: M8N6-W3C. Find a Grave ID: 101536354.

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bullet  General Notes:

Not satisfied with any parents. FS has parents Thomas Powell and Prisiclla Whitson who married in New Haven in 1637 but I suspect that many have confused him with Captain Thomas Powell and they may be two different people.
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(From https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/s/e/e/Sylvia-See-AB/FILE/0075page.html):

Capt. Thomas Powell was engaged in the sack and rum trade. On one of his trips from the Barbadoes, West Indies, to New York and Halifax in 1653, he stopped at Huntington Harbor, Long Island, to visit his friend, Capt. Thomas Matthews (formerly of London), who was running a boat between Huntington and Flushing, N. Y., carrying goods.

Capt. Thomas Matthews was also a "Cordwainer" (shoemaker); it ispresumed that Capt. Thomas Powell's wife had died, so he apprenticed his son,Thomas (who was at the time 12 years of age), to Capt. Thomas Matthews.

THIS BOY, THOMAS POWELL, IS THE PROGENITOR OF ALL THE LONG ISLAND POWELLS; MOST ALL OF THE POWELLS IN NEW YORK STATE; MANY OF THE POWELLS IN NEW JERSEY,PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND AND OTHER STATES.

To simplify matters we here change this boy, Thomas Powell, number in descent from 6 to 1. 1311

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bullet  Events

Biography: Find a Grave Memorial 101536354.

Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Powell_(1641-1722).

Religion: Puritan to Quaker, By 1682. 1319 "He was again chosen constable in 1682, but refused to serve, being "scrupulous of swearing as the law directs." The constable had to swear to levy and collect the church rates. After the year 1688, at which time he was surveyor, he was more engaged with appointments in Friends Meetings than public business. He attended the monthly meetings which were held alternately at Jericho and Westbury. The last mention of his name on the records was in this wise: "28-12mo. 1721 died Thomas Powell Senr., being well respected as a worthy Friend, and died in Unity with Friends."

Will, 3 Jan 1718/19, Westbury, Long Island. 1320,1321 Names
Elizabeth Titus children (died 1704)
Abigail Willets
Sarah Powell
Amey Powell
Mercy Powell
Hannah Willis
Phebe Willis
Rachel Willets
Thomas Powell
Jonas Powell
Caleb Powell
Wait Powell
Elisha Powell
Solomon Powell


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Thomas married Abigail Wood about 1663 in Westbury, Long Island. (Abigail Wood was born 17 Mar 1644/45 in Hempstead, Queens, New York, died in 1688 and was buried in Farmingdale, Queens Co., NY.)


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Thomas next married Elizabeth Townsend, daughter of John Townsend II and Hannah, 2 Nov 1690 in Westbury, Long Island.1322 (Elizabeth Townsend was born in 1665 in Jericho, Long Island and died in 1720 in Bethpage, NY.)




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