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Re: LEWALLEN'S, Jackson Co, AL
Posted by: Carol Berry (ID *****1332) Date: August 29, 2010 at 16:47:52
In Reply to: LEWALLEN'S, Jackson Co, AL by Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris of 920

Gloria Fay - hopefully you're still researching the Jackson Co, AL Lewallen/Luallen family. Below is what I've pieced together on them. My dad's dna came back as an exact match w/ the Lewallens of TX who descend from the Jackson Co, AL Lewallens. In that my dad's grandpa, John Preston Sexton, was born in Morgan Co, TN, this is a direct tie between the AL and the TN Lewallens. What we need is to locate Lewallen males who will dna test and further define the line. DNA doesn't lie. Unfortunately, it only tells us if we're blood relatives which can be cousins, not necessarily brothers. So, it's just a tool which helps us weed out if we're close!

I apologize for the inconsistent spacing of this tables below, but hopefully you can make sense of them.

The DNA is from a descendant of William Marvin Lewallen and Katherine Mosley Lewallen. My grandfather was William Marvin Lewallen and my grandmother Pauline Sherrill.

"Granddaddy" was born 9/11/1899 in Texas, d. 3/9/1968, buried in Chilton Texas.
Pauline (Grandmother) was borh in 1903, died in Pueblo, CO 1999. Both are buried in Chilton.

William Marvin's father was William Calvin, b 1873 in TX, D 1906
Mother was Opal Mittie Wren b June 1881 in Mississippi.


The following Lewallens are an exact dna match w/ John Preston Sexton's descendants. According to Cindy Lewallen, her gr.grandfather was William Calvin, b 1873 TX. In checking census records for him in 1900 Falls Co, TX, he lists both parents born in AL. His neighbor in that census appears to be his brother, Tom F. Lewallen b 1876 TX, both parents born AL, and in fact, his mother Serelda b 1850 AL/AL/AL is living with him. Tracing backward, it appears that Wm. Calvin's father was James Lewallen, shown in the 1880 Falls Co, TX census w/ wife Seralda, both sons, Wm Calvin and Thomas and youngest sister, Anna.

In tracing Cindy's ancestors backwards, William Calvin Lewallen born 1874 TX appears to be the son of James Lewallen b 1853 in AL. It would appear that since we can only find James and Seralda together in one census (1880) that they must have md after the 1870 census was taken. The birthplace of both his father and mother are left blank. So, James may have still been in his father's household for 1870.

There is a James Louallen in the Cherokee Co, AL census for 1870 and in searching previously for this family, the father's name is Calvin, which lends credance to this being the correct James Lewallen of Falls Co, TX who named his son William Calvin, even though his age is stated in 1880 as 27, but in the 1870 census and 1860 census, this James' age is listed as 21 and 11 respectively. I've always heard to take the earliest census as it is most likely to be correct.

Calvin Luallen is shown living next door to Wiley Luallen in both the 1870 and 1850 Cherokee Co, AL census, somewhat suggesting he is the son of Wiley (1795 NC) and Mary "Polly" (1795 NC)Luallen.

1900 Justice Pricint 5, Falls Co, TX
William C Lewallen 26 TX/AL/AL Nov 1873 md 1899
Mittie O Lewallen 18 MS/NC/NC Oct 1881
William M Lewallen 8/12 TX/TX/MS Sept 1899 William Marvin Lewallen 09/11/1899 McLennan, TX

Tom F Lewallen 24 TX/AL/AL Apr 1876
Sereda A Lewallen 49 AL/AL/AL Oct 1850 MOTHER widowed
Mary J Lewallen 17
?Iddie O Lewallen 13
William H Everitt 64

1880 Falls Co, TX (pg 33 of 33 per Ancestry)
The two Lewallens above are sons of James Lewallen b AL 1856 as shown in the 1880 Falls Co, TX census
Serelda is listed as born AL, father b TN, mother b AL
Jas. Luwellen 27 (1853) AL - f/m fields left blank
Sarelda Luwellen 27 (1853) AL/TN/AL
Wm. Luwellen 7 (1873) TX parents may have been md about 1872 and would have been about 19 if their ages are correct. However, Sarelda's age in 1900 is listed as 49.
Thomas Luwellen 4
Anna Luwellen 1

1870 Cherokee Co, AL (pg 4 of 10 per Ancestry)
C Louallen        47 (1823) NC
Araminta Louallen 37 (1833) TN
Mary Louallen        25 (1845)
James Louallen        21 (1849) age matches 1860
Henry Louallen        19 (1851) Listed as William in 1860
Andrew Louallen 17 (1853) age matches 1860
Catharine Louallen 15 (1855) age matches 1860
Lucinda Louallen 11 (1859) This would have to be Elizabeth in the 1860 census
Levi Louallen 9(1861)
Lorena Louallen 7(1863)

Neighbor:This is most likely parents of Calvin Lewallen.
W. Louallen        71 (1799) NC
Pollie               70 (1800) NC
E. Witt        24 (1846) AL daughter
This would likely be sister of Calvin Lewallen
M. Witt        8 AL
F. Witt        6 AL

Most likely candidate for father of James Luwellen b AL 1853 who named son Wm. Calvin b 1873 TX and matches dna of John Preston Sexton descendant.
1860 Gnatsville, Cherokee Co, AL (pg 138 of 157 per Ancestry)
Calvin Luallen         37 (1823) NC
Araminta Luallen 24 (1836) TN Must have married sometime after 1850 - may be Araminta Isham
Mary Luallen        15 (1845) AL - obviously NOT Araminta's child unless her age is mistated.
Joseph Luallen        13 (1847) AL - obviously NOT Araminta's child unless her age is mistated.
James Luallen        11 (1849) AL- obviously NOT Araminta's child unless her age is mistated.
William Luallen 9 (1851) AL - obviously NOT Araminta's child unless her age is mistated.
Andrew Luallen        7
Catharine Luallen 5
Martha Luallen         3
Elizabeth Luallen 5/12

1850 Cherokee Co, AL (pg 53 of 170 per Ancestry)
Calvin Luallen 27 NC
Eliza Luallen        23 AL Eliza may have died after 1850. Calvin md a 2nd time to Araminta who might possibly be neighbor, d/o William and Sarah Isham
Mary Luallen        5
Joseph Luallen        3
James Luallen        2
Louisa Coats        25

Wiley Luallen        55 (1795) NC Listed in the 1870 census as 71 w/ wife Pollie (nickname fore someone named Mary) as 70 (1800).
Mary               55 (1795) NC
Harry?               22 TN (1828)
Jesse               20 TN (1830)
Andrew               18 TN (1832)
Jane               12 AL (1838)
Rhoda               11 AL
Eliza               7 AL

William Isham        45 (1805) TN?? PA??
Sarah               42
Mary               20
Bolin 1              8
Aramitta 1       6 (1834) CBR remembers seeing an Isham family living next door to some Lewallen family - this MUST be Calvin's 2nd wife.
Allen               14
Jada               12
Ellizabeth        10
Charles               8
Carroll         5 (male)

Other Alabama Lewallens for consideration - Jackson Co, AL 1830 forward. Of particular interest is Daniel and Elizabeth who named a son Preston as did each succeeding generation. Daniel was supposedly born TN, but who were his parents and where in TN was he born?

Anna 1771-1780 only in 1830 census - shows her w/ 1 male & female age 20-29(b 1801-1810) & 1 male age 15-19 (1811-1815)
Daniel 1781-1790 Daniel's birthplace is extrapolated from son Madison's 1880 Jackson Co, AL census and he is most likely to be b closer to 1790 based upon wife's age shown as b 1793 in the 1850 census
Freeman 1791-1800 1795 per 1850 census - birthplace unknown
John 1781-17901790 per 1850 census - birthplace unknown
In searching for Cindy's ancestor, William Marvin Lewallen, CBR first found a John P. (Preston) Lewallen b Oct 1848 in AL. While this could NOT be the same William M. Lewallen, it is possible that he is directly related. Jackson Co and Cherokee Co, AL have only one county in between them. John P. Lewallen b 1849 seems to be the son of Madison Lewallen b 1823 in AL, and whose parents are both born TN per the 1880 Jackson Co, AL census. How might they be related to Wiley (1795 NC) and son, Calvin (1823 NC) w/ whom John Preston Sexton has an exact dna match at 37 markers?
Does the Lewallen FTDNA Project have any descendants of the Jackson Co, AL group?
IF so, how do they match w/ John Preston Sexton's descendants?

The census for 1830 and 1840 Jackson Co, AL show Daniel, Freeman and Anna Luallen
The census for 1850 shows Elizabeth Luallen living next door to John Luallen, 60, and he is next door to Freeman 55. Both John and Freeman's place of birth is listed as unknown. Elizabeth's is listed as TN, Freeman's wife was born KY, and John's wife was born NC. This works to exclude John and Freeman as the father of Madison Luallen whose parents were stated in the 1880 census to both be born TN. The fact that Elizabeth is listed as a slave owner in the 1850 Jackson Co, AL Slave schedule and Daniel was the only one in the 1830 and 1840 census to be shown as owning slaves, CBR concludes that Daniel must have died between 1840 and 1850. IF the 1880 census for Madison Luallen is correct, then Daniel was born in TN 1781-1790.

1900 Fackler, Jackson Co, AL
John P Lewallen        51 (1849) AL/AL/AL md 1878
Tennessee A Lewallen        40 (1860)
William M Lewallen        21 (1879) Madison as shown in the 1880 census
Sarah J Lewallen       19
George Lewallen        12
Annie B Lewallen       9
James F D Lewallen        6
Emma G Lewallen        4
Alabama Marriages show J.P. Lewallen md T. A. Lovelady June 2 1878 in Jackson, AL
1880 Jackson Co, AL (pg 2 of 9 per Ancestry)
J. P. Lewallen        29 (1851) AL/AL/AL
Tennefou Lewallen 22 (1858) TN/TN/TN
Madison Lewallen        1 (1879) AL/AL/TN

Madison        57 (1823) AL/TN/TN       
Sarah              54 (1826) AL/KY/KY
Mary E.        35
Daniel              28
Kate              22
Elisha              21
Alice              16

AND, LOTS OF STEWARTS/STUARTS FROM TENNESSEE! Could there be a Stewart/Lewallen connection back in Tennessee in Morgan/Scott Co??

1870 Fackler, Jackson Co, AL
Madison Lewallen 47 (1823)
Sarah Lewallen         47 (1823)
Mary E Lewallen 25 (1845)
Nancy J Lewallen 23
John Lewallen         20 (1850) listed in 1850 as 2, (b 1848), 9 b 1851 in 1870
Daniel Lewallen 19
Kate Lewallen         16
Brickell Lewallen 13
Elisha Lewallen 10
Sarah Lewallen         8
Alice Lewallen         7
Amanda Lewallen 5

1870 Fackler, Jackson Co, AL
Jas Lewallen        23 (1847) s/o Madison and Sarah
Nancy Lewallen        20 (1850)

1860 Bellefonte, Jackson Co, AL
Madison Luallen 37 (1823)
Sarah Luallen         37 (1823)
Elizabeth Luallen 16
Nancy Luallen         14
James Luallen         11 (1849)
John Luallen         9 (1851)
Dane Luallen         7 Daniel in 1870
Catharine Luallen 6 Kate in 1870
Brickell Luallen 4
Elisha Luallen         3 10 in 1870
Sarah Luallen         5/12 8 in 1870

pg 11 of 11 per Ancestry
Nancy Luallen       70 (1790) NC living alone John must have died

Neighbor:This woman and her children were living w/ John and Nancy in the 1850 census
Jane McCarver       33 KY GA in 1850
Sarah              19 TN AL in 1850
Malinda              16 AL not listed in 1850

1850 Jackson Co, AL (pg 71 of 100 per Ancestry)
Whose son is Madison Luallen? f/m both b TN per 1880 census. From the fact that John'sFreeman's wives are shown to be born NC/KY respectively, and Elizabeth is the only one listed as born in TN, then it appears that Madison is s/o Daniel (1781-1790 TN) and Elizabeth (1793 TN)
Madison Luallen 25 (1825) AL
Sarah Luallen         28 (1822) AL
Elizabeth Luallen 6 AL (md abt 1844)
Nancy Luallen         4
James Luallen         3 (1847)
John Luallen         2 (1848)

(pg 70 of 100) No other Lewallens listed on previous page, but Madison in on the following page.
household 508
Elizabeth Luallen 57 (1793) TN Speaks to her being mother of Madison Luallen
Preston               18 (1832) AL 5 - 9 in 1840
Daniel               15 (1835) AL 5 - 9 in 1840
Andrew               13 (1837) AL under 5 in 1840
This would almost have to be Daniel's family since Elizabeth is listed in the 1850 Slave Schedules and Daniel was the only one who owned slaves in the 1830 and 1840 census.
IF Daniel was born 1781-1790 as is indicated in both the 1830 and 1840 census, then if would almost certainly have to be extreme upper NE. TN or middle TN closer to Nashville because all other areas were unsettled.
Did he have brothers who stayed in TN?
Were John and Freeman (a name found also in the Sexton family of Scott/Morgan Co, TN) his brothers?
Why did they not know where they were born?
Daniel and Elizabeth are shown in the 1830 census as having one son younger than Madison b 1826-1830 and 2 sons born 1816-1820, one daughter b 1826-1830 and one daughter b 1811-1815.

household 509
John Luallen 60 (1790) place of birth is unknown???
Nancy               60 (1790) NC
Jane McCarver        26 (1824) GA
Sarah McCarver        11 (1839) AL
Nancy McCarver        8 (1842) AL
Riley McCarver        6 (1844) AL

household 510
Freeman Luallen 55 (1795) place of birth is unknown???
Mary Luallen 43 (1807) KY
Cynthia Luallen 11 (1839) AL
Leroy Luallen         9 (1841) AL
Margaret Luallen 7 (1843) AL
Louis Luallen         4 (1846) AL
Margret Luallen 7 (1843) AL Did they list Margret twice? Actual census record shows the last name repeated on the first Margaret listed, w/ ditto marks everywhere else.

(page 35 of 100 per Ancestry)
Catha Luallen       32 (1818) KY
Jordan              12 (1838) AL
Mary               8 (1842) AL
Charles               6 (1844) AL

Jackson Co, AL                            
Daniel Freeman       John
                     (1781-1790) (1791-1800)       (1781-1790)
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:        D1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:       D3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: F1        J1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:D1 F1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:D1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: F1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:D1 J1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:              J1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:D1 F1              J1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:D1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: F1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:D1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:        J1
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:               D1
Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35:               D1
Slaves - Females - Under 10:               D1
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:               D1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): D14 F5       J5

Jackson Co, AL       
Daniel Luallen        Freeman        Anna
              (1781-1790)         (1791-1800)       (1771-1780)
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:D1        F0
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:D1 F1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:D2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:D1              A1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:               A1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: F1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:D1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:       D1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:D1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:D1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:              A2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:D1 F1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:              A1
Slaves - Males - Under 10:                D2
Slaves - Females - Under 10:                D1
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:                D1
Free White Persons - Under 20:                D8 F1       A1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:        D2 F2       A3
Total Free White Persons:               D10 F3 A5
Total Slaves:                             D4
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): D14 F3       A5

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