Jonathan Powell

1756–30 April 1843 (Age 87)
Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Powell was born in 1756, in Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Richard Powell II, was 43 and his mother, Charity Chew, was 38. He married Elizabeth Pierce on 3 February 1798, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 April 1843, in Gloucester Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Powell
Elizabeth Pierce
Marriage: 3 February 1798
James Powell
William W. Powell
Jonathan Powell
Ann Powell
Martha Powell
Rebecca Powell
Samuel Chew Powell
Richard Powell
Deborah Powell

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Pierce


3 February 1798
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States


    James Powell


    William W. Powell


    Samuel Chew Powell


    Jonathan Powell


    Ann Powell


+4 More Children

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+19 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 19

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 24

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Powell, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Jonathan Powell, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Jonathan Powell in Record of wills, 1691-1900, 1H-7635H

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