To all Scott/Morgan Co, TN & Jackson Co, AL Lewallen researchers:
Although a paper trail has not been established, the dna results are PROOF-positive that these two groups of Lewallens are related. My gr.grandfather, John Preston Sexton is now proven to be an exact dna match at 67-markers with a descendant of Wm. Marvin Lewallen (9/11/1899)
Wm. Calvin Lewallen (1873) TX
James Louallen (1849) Cherokee Co, AL
Calvin Louallen (1823) NC
Wiley Louallen (1799)NC
If anyone is in contact with a living descendant from Daniel Luallen (1781-1790 TN) or Charles Lewallen of Anderson Co, TN, dna testing would help to confirm or disprove that Daniel and/or Charles are from the same line of Lewallens.
Family Tree DNA is the lab we used and has the larger database against which to compare results. They usually run a special pricing in June/July. I had several of my cousins pitch in $25 - $50 and was able to get the 67-marker test without it being too hard on anyone of us. The 67-marker test is best. There are cheaper tests at 12- or 25-markers, but those levels only provide assurance of a common ancestor within the last several thousand years. We need more markers to prove common ancestor w/in the last few hundred years for it to be very relevant.
I'll be glad to answer what questions I can and assist anyone wanting to do the dna test. It's a simple swab of the inside of the cheek of a male Lewallen.
We have recently confirmed a connection w/ sons of Sally Carter late 1700s VA. Her sister, Elizabeth, married Charles Lewallen and moved west. Would like to find living descendants of this Charles Lewallen, also.
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|