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Re: Mary Jane Lewallen, Independence Co., AR
Posted by: Clete Ramsey (ID *****6047) Date: December 27, 2002 at 13:58:17
In Reply to: Re: Mary Jane Lewallen, Independence Co., AR by Clete Ramsey of 920

Since I wrote my 27 May 2001 posting, I’ve increasingly come to believe it more likely that the parents of my Arkansas-born great-grandmother Mary Jane (Lewallen) Jackson (1861-1954) were, as Harley Gene Salsman has suggested, Monroe W. Lewallen and Mary Ann (Wann) Lewallen. That is despite the fact that her Kansas death certificate lists my Granny Jackson’s parents as Alabama-born John H. Lewellen and Martha Jane Lewellen. One thing that helped shape my thinking was a cluster of households in Black River Township, Independence County, AR

In 1880, my great-grandfather William B.P. Jackson was head of this household in Black River Township:

JACKSON, William B., Self, Married, Male, White, aged 22, b. TN, Farmer, Father b. NC, Mother b. TN
JACKSON, Mary J., Wife, Married, Female, White, aged 19, b. AR, Keeping House, Father b. AL, Mother b. AL
JACKSON, Martha E., Dau., Single, Female, White, aged 1, b. AR, Father b. TN, Mother b. AR

Martha E. “Mattie” Jackson was the first of 12 children born to my great-grandparents, who married in Independence County on 29 Jul 1877.

The next-listed household was this “Luallen” one:

LUALLEN, James L., Self, Married, Male, White, aged 29, b. AR, Farmer, Father b. AL, Mother b. AL
LUALLEN, Bartha [Barbara], Wife, Married, Female, White, aged 31, b. NC, Keeping House, Father b. NC, Mother b. NC
LUALLEN, Viola V., Dau., Single, Female, White, aged 7, b. AR, Father b. AR, Mother b. NC
LUALLEN, Nancy C., Dau., Single, Female, White, aged 4, b. AR, Father b. AR, Mother b. NC

Close by in Black River Township were these two “Luallen” households:

LUALLEN, Munroe W., Self, Married, Male, White, aged 56, b. AL, Farmer, Father b. VA, Mother b. TN
LUALLEN, Mary A., Wife, Married, Female, White, aged 53, b. AL, Keeping House, Father b. ---, Mother b. TN
LUALLEN, John R., Son, Single, Male, White, aged 23, b. AR, Farming, Father b. AL, Mother b. AL

LUALLEN, Daniel M., Self, Married, Male, White, aged 24, b. AR, Farmer, Father b. AL, Mother b. AL
LUALLEN, Evaline, Wife, Married, Female. White, aged 22, b. AR, Keeping House, Father b. ---, Mother b. ---
LUALLEN, John W., Son, Single, Male, White, aged 3, b. AR, Father b. AR, Mother b. AR
LUALLEN, William S., Son. Single, Male, White, aged 1, b. AR, Father b. AR, Mother b. AR

If my great-grandmother was indeed a daughter of Monroe and Mary Ann Lewallen, then heads-of-household James L. Lewallen and Daniel M. Lewallen were her brothers.

From various sources, I’ve pieced together this family grouping for Monroe and Mary Ann:

LEWALLEN, Monroe W., Male, b. 24 Mar 1824, AL
LEWALLEN, Mary Ann (Wann), Female, b. 20 Feb 1826, AL
LEWALLEN, Andrew A., Male, b. about 1849, AR
LEWALLEN, Samuel L., Male, b. about 1850, AR
LEWALLEN, James Lewis, Male, b. 21 Aug 1851, AR
LEWALLEN, George W., Male, b. about 1853, AR
LEWALLEN, Daniel M., Male, b. 3 Apr 1856, AR
LEWALLEN, John R., Male, b. 26 Dec 1857, AR
LEWALLEN, Martha E., Female, b. about 1859, AR
LEWALLEN, Mary J., Female, b. about 1861, AR
LEWALLEN, William, Male, b. about 1863, AR

I understand that Monroe Lewallen was a son of Daniel Lewallen and Elizabeth (Lane/Lain/Laine/Layne) Lewallen, and that Mary Ann (Wann) Lewallen was a daughter of Robert Wann and Rachel (Poe) Lewallen.

It’s certain that Monroe and Mary Ann weren’t the only members of the Lewallen and Wann families to move from Jackson County, Alabama, as I keep finding pockets of Lewallen and Wann kin scattered pretty much across the northern half of Arkansas.


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