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  • Name POWELL, Thomas 
    Suffix II 
    Born May 1616  Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1681  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Oct 1681 
    WAC 31 Jul 1930  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I30035  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
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    Father POWELL, Thomas Sr.,   b. 25 Mar 1584, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1641, Barton Mills, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother PARSONS, Elizabeth,   b. Sep 1587, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 1609  Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Additional Sealing on 11 Oct. 1997 at MTIMP
    Family ID F6474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WHITSON, Priscilla,   b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1681, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1639  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. POWELL, Thomas III,   b. 21 Aug 1641, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1721, Westbury, Nassau, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. POWELL, Hannah,   b. 21 Aug 1641, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1710, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. POWELL, Priscilla Elizabeth,   b. 4 Dec 1642, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1726, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. POWELL, Mary Margaret,   b. 20 Jul 1645, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1705, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. POWELL, Martha,   b. 28 Jan 1648, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1649, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. POWELL, Hester,   b. 5 Jun 1653, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1681, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F8125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • The name POWELL is a contraction of Ap Howell, meaning the son of Howell. "It may also be deduced from Paul, of which it was a former orthographical variation."[1] On 21 May 1635 there emigrated from London for Saint Christophers, in the ship Matthew, of which Richard Goodladd was master, a number of passengers who had obtained warrant to do so, from the Earl of Carlisle. Among them were the following, whose names, at least, are of interest to us:
      Jo: Thomson, ae 34.
      Tho: Hodges, ae 20.
      Tho: Powell, ae 2r.
      Thomas Powell, ae 24.
      Margaret Prichard, ae 17.[2]
      Whether any or all of these were connected with the early families of identical names in which we are concerned, is only a matter of conjecture. It is tolerably certain that one of the men named Powell was the ancestor of the New Haven family considered in this biography.
      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.[4] 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."[5]
      Thomas Powell died 3 October 1681, at New Haven.[6] He was the father of several daughters, but, apparently, no son. His will, dated 29 September 1681, mentions "daughter Hannah Tuttoll," son in law Thomas Tuttoll, grandchildren John, Hannah, Caleb, Joshua, Martha, Abigail, Mary, and Esther Tuttoll, son in law John Thompson and Priscilla his wife, and daughter Mary Sanford.[7] In the list of proprietors at New Haven, 1685, both John ,Thompson, jr., and 30358Thomas Tuttle are named, sons in law of Thomas Powell.[8]
      It is of interest to note here that Emma Hale was a descendant of Thomas and Priscilla Powell through two daughters, and that one of the lines of descent is one whole generation longer than the other. In the line Powell, Thompson, Chedsey Bradley, which was along the female line we find one more generation than through the Powell Tuttle line, which was of male descent. It seems that the average age, at marriage, of the three Tuttle men between Esther Tuttle and Thomas Powell, was twenty-six plus, while that of the four "grandmothers," involved in the longer line, was less than twenty.
      CHILDREN:[9]
      Thomas Powell III, born 21 Aug 1641 in New Haven, Connecticut. Married to Abigail Strickland Wood about 1664. Thomas died 28 Dec 1721 in West Haven, Connecticut.
      Hannah, born August 1641; baptized 1643; married Thomas TUTTLE.
      Priscilla, born December 1642, baptized 1644; married John THOMPSON, Jr..
      Mary, baptized 20 July 1646; married 1669, Ephraim Sanford, of Milford, Connecticut.
      Martha, baptized 28 January 1648; died young.
      Esther, baptized on day of birth, 6 June 1653.
      Hannah Powell[edit]
      II. Hannah POWELL, born in New Haven, Connecticut, August 1641, was married there, on 21 May 1661, to Thomas TUTTLE, the ceremony being performed by Mr. Gilbert, of that place.[10] For continuation of this family line please see the TUTTLE biography.

      Priscilla Powell[edit]
      II. Priscilla POWELL, born in New Haven, December 1642, was married at Branford, Connecticut, to John THOMPSON, the ceremony being performed by Mr. Jasper Crane, on 22 May 1666.[11]
      For continuation of this family line please see the THOMPSON biography.

      SOURCE: The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale by Audentia Smith Anderson (1926)
      Footnotes[edit]
      Jump up ? (Dictionary Ancestral Heads, Holmes, cxciii.)
      Jump up ? New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14: 353 4
      Jump up ? (Long Island Genealogies, Bunker, 342.)
      Jump up ? (Genealogy of the Puritans, Hinman, 76.)
      Jump up ? (New Haven Town Records, printed, 1: 277, 273.)
      Jump up ? (New Haven Vital Records, printed, 1: 49.)
      Jump up ? (Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book 1, Part 1, 16471687.)
      Jump up ? (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1: 157.)
      Jump up ? (Ibid. 9: 362; Long island Genealogies, Bunker, 342.)
      Jump up ? (New Haven Vital Records, printed, 1: 16.)
      Jump up ? (Ibid 1: 24; East Haven Register, Dodd, 113.)