Was Samuel Powell Mayer of Philadelphia and owner of Powelton Last of his line

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..."Samuel Powel (1738—September 29, 1793) was a colonial and post-colonial mayor of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania..."

"Samuel Powell, Pioneer ancestor of the Philadelphia family of that name, was born in stokes parish, St Gregory, Somersetshire, England 11 mo. 2, 1673, Of a somersetshire family originally from Wales, and Claimed descent from the prince of Powis, through Einion Efell, Lord of Cynlaeth, who flourished in the twelfth century. 


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

Samuel was not a first purchaser

     POWELL FAMILY OF NEW JERSEY (The Literary Era: A Monthly Repository of Literary and ..., Volume 6)
PG 344:
William and Jeremiah Powell brothers emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia in 1684 William the eldest purchased of the proprietor a large tract of land on the west side of the Schuylkill river West Philadelphia occupies part of the land that he purchased He established a ferry where the present Market street bridge stands William's family after several generations was narrowed down to one individual a widow whose possessions were great Tradition says that a young man by the name of John Hare a distant relative of her husband lived with her She gave him to 1 Compiled from records aud notes in possession of the Griscom family sent by Mrs Lucy Griscom Sands of Pottsville Pennsylvania 2 Watson's Annah understand that if he would make application and have the name of Powell added to his name he should be her heir This being accordingly done he became the owner of that large tract called Powellton (Undeniable circumstances and facts make this much more plausible)

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