Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I105890
  • Name: Levin POWELL
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Col.
  • Birth: 1737 in Prince William Co., VA
  • Death: 23 AUG 1810 in Bedford Springs, PA
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1799 AND 3 MAR 1801 U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia
  • Event: Military service BET 1775 AND 1778 Lt. Col.. 16th Continental Regt.
  • Note:
    POWELL, Leven, (father of Cuthbert Powell), 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 (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); 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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Marriage 1 Sarah HARRISON b: 1740
      1. Has Children Burr POWELL b: 1770
      2. Has Children Cuthbert POWELL b: 4 MAR 1775 in Alexandria, VA
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