|Death:||Died in Powelbrook, Charles City, Virginia, United States|
|Cause of death:||massacred by Opechancanough Indians|
|Managed by:||Chris Powell|
About Nathaniel Powell
Per the Genesis of the United States Written by Alexander Brown.
Powell Captain Nathaniel, One of the first planters left England in December 1606 and arrived in Virginia in April 1607 In the winter of 1608 with Xewport exploring the York River From July 24 to September 7 1608 with Captain Smith exploring the Chesapeake Bay He was probably the author of the Diane of the second voyage in discovering the Bay which was sent to England by Newport in December 160H aud the sixth chapter of Smith's History was probably partially compiled from this Diarie as it bears Powell's signature and it was probably Captain Powell's Map of the bay and rivers which accompanied The Relation of the Countries and Nations said to have been sent to Kngland by Smith in December 1G08 He was deputy governor of Virginia for a short time in 1619 and member of the council there 1619 22 Himself and wife were killed by the Indians March 22 1622 His wife was a daughter of Master William Tracy and he was interested in the Tracy Berkeley Smith of Nibloy Thorpe plantation at Berkeley in Virginia