Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Thomas Jr POWELL

Residences & events:

1704 Thomas was listed in the Essex Co Quit Rent Roll. He and his three brothers owned equal acreage of land.

5/1712 Essex Co, VA, St Mary's Parish. He and brother, John, bought 316 acres from Richard Long.

3/18/1722 With his wife, Mary, he conveyed to John Jeter one parcel of a tract of land granted to Richard West and Roger Clothworthy and by Roger conveyed to Nicholas Catlett and by him sold to Wm Gibson. John Jeter kept the property only a few years and his deed of sale says that Wm Gibson devised the land to his daughter, Elizabeth Gibson, who was the mother of Mary Powell, the wife of Thomas.

1728 Caroline Co, VA. The boundaries shifted, causing him to live in a new county.

1/15/1748 The vicinity of their home was located by the following item: "John Glanton is appointed overseer of the road from the post above Mary Powell's to the Mount Church." Mount Church was probably on the Mount Creek which crosses the upper end of Essex Co and empties into the Rappahannock River a few miles north of Tappahannock. The home of one branch of the Taliaferro family was nearby and called "The Mount."

His will was dated 6/8/1739 naming his wife, Mary as executrix. It was proved by oaths of Samuel Coleman and Thomas Samuel. Wm. Harrison, Nicholas Ware, Gabriel Long and Robert Taliaferro or any three of them were appointed as appraisers.

All above named people were formerly in Essex Co, VA. and were associated with Powells there. Anthony Samuel posted security for the executors of Thomas Powell in 1701 (Thomas' father) and the Wares and Taliaferros were friends of the next generation of Powells in Amherst Co.

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