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About Col. Levin Powell, US Congress
Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III Powell Evans
Colonel Levin Powell married, in 1763, Sarah Harrison, daughter of Colonel Burr Harrison, of "Chippawamsic", Prince William county, Virginia, a justice of the peace and member of the House of Burgesses from Prince William county, where his great-grandfather, Burr Harrison, had settled, in 1655, having fled from England, a refugee from the royal army to escape the vengeance of Cromwell. Burr Harrison, of Chippawamsic, was a son of Cuthbert Harrison, Esqr., of Acaster, Caton and Flaxby, in com. Ebar (Arms: "Az. three demi lions ramp. or." Crest: "A demi lion ramp. or, holding a laurel branch, vert.") and his wife, a daughter of Lord Hangdale, of Holme, and was baptized in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminister, December 28, 1637. While a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in April, 1699, he, with Mr. Giles Vauderville, was sent as an Ambassador to the Piscataway Indians. His name appears, July 10, 1700, with those of John Washington, Rice Hooe, George Mason, etc., of his Majesty's Officers both Civil and Military, to a petition to Governor Sir Henry Nicholson for protection against the Indians. (C. P. 1, 631--Id. 70). Cuthbert and William Harrison Powell, two of the sons of Levin and Sally (Harrison) Powell, were, like their father, members of United States Congress.
He served with a commission as Major in the Virginia Militia and led a battalion of Minute Men against Lord Dunsmore. Again he was commissioned a Lt.Col. of Grayson's 16th VA. Continentals who fought at Whitemarsh and Valley Forge. He retired and served as Fiscal Agent for supplying the arms and provisions until after the war.
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May 14, 1768
March 4, 1775
August 6, 1810
Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
Old Presbyterian Graveyard Bedford Bedford County Pennsylvania