Lt. John Peyton Powell

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John Peyton Powell, Sr.

Birthplace: Loudoun, Virginia
Death: Died in Madison, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Eldridge Cemetery, Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Powell, Jr. and Eleanor Douglas Powell
Husband of Tabitha Harris; Tabitha Powell and Elizabeth Powell
Father of John Peyton Powell Jr. and John Peyton Powell, Jr.
Brother of Sarah Powell; Col. Levin Powell, US Congress; Elizabeth Powell; Margaret Mary Bristow; Frances Elliott and 2 others

Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Lt. 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."

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Lt. John Peyton Powell's Timeline

February 28, 1760
Loudoun, Virginia
January 4, 1788
Age 27
Powhatan Co., Virginia, United States
January 4, 1788
Age 27
Loudon Cty Virginia
June 23, 1844
Age 84
Madison, Alabama, United States
Eldridge Cemetery, Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama, USA