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Re: LEWALLEN, Daniel TN>AL ???
Posted by: Carol Berry (ID *****1332) Date: April 28, 2011 at 07:14:27
In Reply to: Re: LEWALLEN, Daniel TN>AL ??? by Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris of 920

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.

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