From records of the Virginia Company of London, Court records of 4/18/1619-5/8/1622:
"As allso that the saide Stephen Sparrow att his owne charge transported three men to Virginia for whom Wm Webb received the monny as hee witnesseth vizd: John Slater, and John Powell in the George in October 1617 & Wm Thisselton in the Wm; and Thomas in August 1618, whervppon itt was agreed accordinge to his desire that for the said 3 men hee should have 150 Acres of Land."
6/19/1622 A William Kemp presented grievances to the court on behalf of several "Inhabitants of Kikatan in Virginia now called Elizabeth Citty" who had been mistreated by then Treasurer of Virginia George Yeardley by confiscating their property and giving possession to others :
"John Powell was in like manner turned out of Doores and forced to forsake his howse wch he had built at great charges and had cleared much ground wth was verie chargeable to him also."
2/16/1623 His name as well as a Cathren Powell were among those "Living in VA" at "Bass's Choise"
2/7/1624 VA John arrived aboard the Swallow from London at age 29.
"Elzabeth Cittie beyond Hampton River in VA" where John was an original settler.
5/1625 His name appeared on a list of patents in the incorporation of Elizabeth City with 150 planted acres.
5/1712 Essex Co, Va, St Mary's Parish. John and brother, Thomas, bought 316 acres from Richard Long.
11/1713 He sold his portion of the previous land purchase to Michael Lawless, his wife, Jane, relinquishing her dower rights.
10/1716 Essex Co, VA. He was a witness to land sold by Samuel Prosser.