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Leven Powell

Leven Powell was generally known as Leven[1] Powell, (1737 - August 23, 1810). Leven was a United States Representative from Virginia.

Leven Powell was born to William Powell and Eleanor (Peyton). Leven was born near Middleburg.

During the American Revolutionary War, he served as major in the Continental Army in 1775 and was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 16th Continental Regiment in 1777. He resigned on account of ill health in 1778.

Powell served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1779. He was a delegate to the Virginia ratification convention in 1788 and again a member of the House of Delegates in 1787, 1788, 1791, and 1792. He was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801). In 1787, Powell is known as the founder of the town of Middleburg, Virginia in Loudoun County. He also helped to build a turnpike (now Rt 50) from the port of Alexandria, Virginia to the Winchester, Virginia. He died in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1810 and was buried in the Old Presbyterian Graveyard.


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