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The first Powel (Powell) to immigrate to America, Samuel Powel (b. 1673), reached Pennsylvania in 1685. A boy at the time of his passage, Samuel eventually established himself as a successful tradesman and civic actor in Philadelphia. The family he started with wife Abigail Wilcox would go on, in future generations, to produce some of the wealthiest and most prominent citizens of the city. Samuel and Abigail's only son, a merchant also named Samuel (1704-1759), married Mary Morris, who gave birth to the Samuel Powel (1738-1793) best known as mayor of Philadelphia, serving one term under colonial rule and another after independence. The house that Samuel and his wife Elizabeth Willing shared became one of the new capital's social hubs; the Powels hosted a number of notable guests, including George and Martha Washington, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. Although Samuel Powel died without an heir, the Powel name survived through Elizabeth's adoption of nephew John Powel Hare, who later changed his name to John Hare Powel. John, whose pursuits included diplomacy, land agency, cattle husbandry, and a stint in the state senate, had seven children with wife Julia De Veaux Powel, the oldest of whom they named Samuel (1818-1885). Samuel's wife, Mary Johnston, came from a long line of West Indies plantation owners. Her father, Robert Johnston, owned a number of plantations in Jamaica, some of which were inherited through Robert's wife, Catherine Cole Taylor Johnston, from her father, John Taylor.

From the description of Powel family papers, 1681-1938. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122590265

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associatedWith Baring, Alexander, Baron Ashburton, 1774-1848. person
associatedWith Bicknell, Samuel. person
associatedWith Bingham, William, 1752-1804. person
associatedWith Binney, Horace, 1780-1875. person
associatedWith Burd, Edward Shippen, 1779-1848. person
associatedWith Chaneville, Emily F. person
associatedWith Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1879. person
associatedWith Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887. person
associatedWith Duché, Jacob, 1738-1798. person
associatedWith Foulke, Julia DeVeaux Powel, 1833-1884. person
associatedWith Foulke, William Parker. person
associatedWith Haines, George. person
associatedWith Hare, Charles, 1789-1859. person
associatedWith Hare, Charles Willing, 1778-1827. person
associatedWith Hare, Martha. person
associatedWith Hare, Robert, 1752-1811. person
associatedWith Hope & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Ida Powel Morell, b. 1840. person
associatedWith Johnston, Alexander, 1739-1787. person
associatedWith Johnston, Alexander, d. 1799. person
associatedWith Johnston, Annie Taylor, 1824-1900. person
associatedWith Johnston, Catherine, 1823-1839. person
associatedWith Johnston, Catherine Cole Taylor, 1798-1875. person
associatedWith Johnston, James, 1781-1837. person
associatedWith Johnston, Robert, 1783-1839. person
associatedWith Johnston, Robert James, 1819-1885. person
associatedWith Manigault, Gabriel. person
associatedWith Pemberton, Israel. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Agricultural Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Powel, DeVeaux, 1821-1848. person
associatedWith Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-1830. person
associatedWith Powel, Henry Baring, 1823-1852. person
associatedWith Powel, John Hare, 1786-1856. person
associatedWith Powel, John Hare, Jr., b. 1837. person
associatedWith Powel, Julia DeVeaux, 1798-1845. person
associatedWith Powel, Mary Edith, 1846-1931. person
associatedWith Powel, Mary Johnston, 1821-1900. person
associatedWith Powel, Robert Hare, 1825-1883. person
associatedWith Powel, Robert Johnston Hare, b. 1855. person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, 1673-1756. person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, 1704-1759. person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, 1738-1793. person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, 1818-1885. person
associatedWith Powel, Samuel, Jr., 1848-1902. person
associatedWith Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884. person
associatedWith Randall, Josiah, 1789-1866. person
associatedWith Ronaldson, James. person
associatedWith Shippen, William. person
associatedWith Skinner, John Stuart, 1788-1851. person
associatedWith Taylor, Comfort Ann Hind. person
associatedWith Taylor, John, 1771/2-1813. person
associatedWith Thomas Plumstead and Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Tracey, Daniel. person
associatedWith Tracey, Katherine. person
associatedWith Tryall (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836. person
associatedWith Waln, Jacob S., 1776-1850. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith White, William, 1748-1836. person
associatedWith Willing & Francis. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cuba
West Indies
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Murphy's Penn Plantation (Jamaica)
Running Gut Plantation (Jamaica)
Rhode Island--Newport
Harmony Hill Plantation (Jamaica)
Powelton (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Pennsylvania--Bethlehem
Pennsylvania
Calcutta (India)
Scotland
Europe
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Russia
England--Bristol
Retirement Plantation (Jamaica)
England
Annandale Plantation (Jamaica)
Jamaica
Pennsylvania--Hazleton
Oregon Territory
Ireland
Subject
Railroads
Plantation life
Transatlantic voyages--19th century
Slavery--Law and legislation
Land speculation--19th century
Upper class
Floods--19th century
Sheep--Breeding--19th century
House construction
Slave labor
Fathers and sons--19th century
Land agents--19th century
Exile (Punishment)--19th century
Single women--19th century
Gardening--Design
Marriage--19th century
Flower gardening
Cattle breeders--19th century
Female education--19th century
Anthracite coal--19th century
Communication in marriage--19th century
Plantations
Agriculturists--19th century
Husband and wife--19th century
Plantation owners
Coal
Building, Brick--19th century
Occupation
Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Cattle breeders--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Physicians, Foreign--Finance, personal.--Jamaica
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Family

Active 1681

Active 1938

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