About John Peyton Powell
1776 To 1780 Lt., Revolutionary War
He was captured when Charleston, South Carolina surrendered to the British, exchanged in 1781, rejoined the army and served as Captain of the First Regiment of the Virginia Line until the end of the Revolution.
He was a member of the Militia during the pioneer period and the Indian wars through the 1790's, stationed in Barbourville, KY.
Moved to Alabama around 1814 as a member of the militia fighting the Choctaw Wars and he stayed on and lived there the rest of his life.
William Powell b 1715 "His will was dated February 24, 1787 and was probated in court on June 2, 1788, in Prince William County, Virginia. He named his wife- Elinor and children: Leven Powell, Frances Elliot, Margaret Bristoe, William Powell, Peyton Powell, Sarah Powell, and Elizabeth Powell; and granddaughter Sarah Powell, daughter of Leven Powell."