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Family Spotlight  - Thomas Powell II

I. Thomas POWELL lived in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1638 to 1681.[3] The surname of his wife is not determined, but her Christian name, Priscilla, appears in the records. From the fact that the first of six children brought by her for baptism was born in August 1641, it may be inferred that their marriage had occurred but a short time after his coming to New Haven.Thomas Powell was among the first settlers of the Colony, signing the original agreement entered into by the followers of Reverend John Davenport 4 June 1639. He and his wife were members of the First Church there, and in 1655 were as signed seats in the meeting house, the record of that assignment giving Priscilla, at least, the title accorded women of superior birth and station, "Mrs."   read more ...