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Re: Richard Lewallen/Luallen VA>TN & h/son John Lewallen
Posted by: Gloria Fay Burris (ID *****0621) Date: June 09, 2010 at 06:22:29
In Reply to: Re: Richard Lewallen/Luallen VA>TN & h/son John Lewallen by Lu Dawn Ross of 920

RICHARD LEWALLEN was born 1763 Prince Edward Co, VA d May 08, 1833 Anderson Co, TN, married 1st to UNKNOWN SPOUSE, 3 children, married 2nd Mar 30, 1793 Norfolk Co, VA to Gracey Stokley 8 children, married 3rd Jul 01, 1818 Anderson Co, TN to Parazeda Vowell 4 children.

15 CHILDREN LISTED: (all he had to my knowledge)
Richard Lewallen's children are named in the DAR Ref.
Ref: DAR # 381533; Rev War Pension, File W-26211
LEWALLEN RICHARD (b 1763 Prince Edward Co, VA & d May 8, 1833 prob. Anderson Co.) Lived Prince Edward Co, VA during the war. Entered the service as Pvt. 1781. Service-VA Line. Age 71-1832 pension list-Anderson Co, TN; 1834 P. L.W. m 1st 1773 Norfolk Co, VA to Grace Stokley, m 2nd June 1, 1818 Anderson Co, TN to Parazeda Vowell. Children: 1) JOHN, 2)Samuel, 3)Richard, 4)Charles, 5)Betsy married Samuel Moore, 6)Polly married Jesse Patton, 7)Susannah married James Kirkpatrick, 8)Milly, 9)Ann, 10)Alexander, 11)Nancy, 12)Daniel, 13)Jesse, 14)Louise, & 15)Freeman.

Richard Lewallen was the son of Daniel Alexander Lewellen & Mary Burkes (no documented proof her name was Burkes)??? of VA.

This can be proven from:
THE WILL OF DANIEL LEWELLIN - PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Dated February 28, 1785 - Proved July 18, 1785

To wife: MARY
To son: RICHARD
Executor: SON RICHARD LEWELLEN
Witnessess: Edmond Dayzell [sic] Todd, Zachariah Rice, John Vaughn.

Daniel Lewelling, date Feb 28, 1785. Estate to wife Mary during her life. At her death land & plantation to son RICHARD. Wife at liberty to give any of estate except land & plantation during her life or in her will to children or grandchildren who most need it.
Proved in court July 18, 1785. Richard Lewelling exec.
Witness, Edmond Daysill Ford, Azcharriah Rich, John Vaughn.

I feel certain that RICHARD LEWALLEN who settled in Anderson Co, TN is the son of DANIEL LEWELLING & MARY. By naming his son Richard executor of his estate, tells us that this RICHARD was at least 18 years of age at the time of the writing of the will. RICHARD LEWALLEN was born Abt 1763 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. His age at the writing of the will, would have made him about 23 years old.
It "DEFINITELY" appears that RICHARD LEWALLEN, appointed EXECUTOR in DANIEL LEWELLING'S WILL, February 28, 1785, and the one that settled in Anderson Co, TN are one and the same!

RICHARD LEWALLEN was born in Prince Edward Co, VA in 1763. (PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY was formed from Amelia in 1753.) Prince Edward County is in south-central Virginia. It's county seat, is Farmville.) He served in the Revolutionary War for two/three month's enlistments, April 1781 through June 1781 & September 1781 through November 1781. He volunteered in Prince Edward Co, VA where he lived at that time. He fought in the Battle of Yorktown against Cornwallace. Richard filed for his pension August 29, 1832 in Anderson Co, TN. He died less than one year later, May 8, 1833.

Richard Lewallen was 1st married to UNOWN SPOUSE Bef. 1788 probably Prince Edward Co, VA.
They had 3 KNOWN CHILDREN.

Norfolk Co, VA
30 March 1793. RICHARD LEWELLING married Gracie Stokeley. Surety: Eyrs Stokeley.
They had 8 KNOWN CHILDREN.

Anderson Co, TN Marriage Records
Richard Lewallen to Parazeda Vowell July 01, 1818.
They had 4 KNOWN CHILDREN.

Most of the information posted all over the internet on Richard Lewallen & his children is sooooooooo inaccurtly stated! If people are going to place information on the internet at least try & get it right. Please use sources & documentation if you are going to present it as documented proof or at least state it's speculation.

Information provided by Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris.


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