Notes for Nathaniel Powell: Capt. Nathaniel Powellcame to Jamestown in 1607, wrote much of John Smith's "History of Virginia", and it was he who made the first map of VA. and sent it back to England, where it is now preserved in the British Museum. In 1618 Nathaniel was Governor of VA. for a short time. He was appointed a member of the council in 1621. King James the 1st appointed Nathaniel to draw the map of VA.