General Colin Powell’s Family Tree

Posted April 5, 2011 by Geni | 2 Comments

Seventy-four years ago, Colin Powell was born in New York City to immigrants from Jamaica. He went on to become a Four-Star General in the US Army, the National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Secretary of State. This incredible man was the first African-American person to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he was the first African-American to be appointed Secretary of State.

General Powell's Geni Profile

Today, we celebrate General Powell by highlighting his family tree. It’s a fairly recent addition to Geni, so we welcome fellow genealogists to come in, and connect him to the world family tree. With a little work, it shouldn’t bee too difficult since we already know that he has Scottish heritage. If you’re interested, jump in with projects and discussions to work with other genealogists.

Impressively, General Powell’s son Michael Powell followed in his father’s footsteps of public service. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. If you have any other interesting information, don’t hesitate to comment, tweet, or start a discussion.

General Powell's Family Tree


  • Lindsay1

    i am doing a report on colin powell, any help telling me what influenced him? :)

  • Moshak69

    general colin powell is the grandson of a wealthy scottish jamaican landowner priest (monroe family)family still established prominently in jamaica who married a jamaican women.. they still own a vast estate and were well connected in higher degrees..and were a long line of priests in jamaica…one of them lives in tipton,west bromwich,england. who is colin powells cousin and connected to the monroe family on his mothers side..he was initialy trained to carry on the priesthood of the family from his mothers side, but converted to Islam on his migration to England..he now lives as a muslim spiritual healer..and refers to cousin colin powell..