Felix was in the Revolutionary war; he enlisted in Vermont in Captain Gideon Bronson's company, Colonel Seth Warner's troops; transferred to other regiments. Engaged in battles of Fort George, Lake Champlain, Bennington, Horseneck, and Valentine's Hill. Discharged 1783 at West Point.
In 1774, Powell bought a tract of land of Samuel Averill... This tract was in the vicinity of Appletree Point, and extended nearly to the Winooski River. A portion of the land on the point was cleared and a log house was erected. Vermont, the Green Mountain State, Vol. 1. By Walter Hill Crockett. p. 242.
The first settler who came into Burlington was Mr. Felix Powell, in the year 1773. On the 22d day of October, 1774, Mr. Powell purchased of Samuel Averill, of Litchfield, Conn., in consideration of £30, a tract of land in Burlington. [Chittenden County VT Archives History - Businesses .....Description Of Burlington 1891]
Map, 1872 topographical survey.
The single line is Appletree Point Stream, which runs in a Y among the wetland ponds and on to Lake Champlain. There are two stream heads, both originating from springs on the property. The entire area is a spongy spring-fed wetland in a sandy forested area known as a "dry wetland." Water runs 6-12 inches beneath the surface of the watershed area.