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Levi Pownall (1783 - 1863)

Levi Pownall
Born in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Mar 1819 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 79 [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Aug 2011
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Levi was a Friend (Quaker)
Levi Pownall[1] [2][3] was born 23 June 1783 in Bucks, Pennsylvania[1][2]In the 1850 and 1860 census the Pownalls were lived in Sadsbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.[1][2]
Levi owned the house that was home to the William and Eliza Parker family in Christiana Pennsylvania. It was located in the Pownall tract to the southwest of Christiana in Lancaster County, and was the site of the Christina Riot of 11 September 1851.[4]
"Farther down the Long Lane to the northwest, past the orchard and the creek about a mile and a half away, was the residence of Levi Pownall, a Quaker farmer who rented the stone house to its occupants.[5]
Levi's wife Sarah, a white neighbor of the Parkers, had stopped by the Parkers the evening of 10 September 1851 to warn about a raid, suggesting the Black folks might want to flee to Canada fearing there would be violence. Parker asked her to keep the white folks away for that reason, saying it was not their fight. He did not want harm to come to their friends and neighbors should there be violence. [4][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1850 Census, Roll: M432_789; Page: 3A. Sadsbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Image: Repository: #R-1889517904
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1860 Census, Page 650; Sadsbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Image: 169 Repository: #R-1889517904
  3. Ancestry Family Trees. (Provo, UT, USA): Repository: #R-1889517904 Note: files submitted by Ancestry members.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Christian Resistance
  5. Slaughter, Thomas P. Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.). p. 55
  6. Slaughter, p. 57-58


  • WikiTree profile Pownall-48 created through the import of Pownall Family Tree.ged on Aug 15, 2011 by Ashley Helma. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Ashley and others.

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