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Re: Lewellin Family
Posted by: Billie Harris (ID *****0680) Date: December 18, 2011 at 19:00:41
In Reply to: Re: Lewellin Family by james llewellyn of 920

I wish I could say yes, definitely, but I can't. Unfortunately, if Anderson or Lucy (Rice) Lewallen left a Bible giving family names or left Wills, none have turned up. To my knowledge, there have only been a couple documents giving names for a couple of the children of theirs. There are other reasons why we believe some men were Anderson's sons such as living near him in census records, etc.

Do you know when your Anderson moved to Kentucky? The reason I ask is because I've seen a posting somewhere on the internet stating your Anderson moved from North Carolina to Knox County, Kentucky about 1820. Where that information came from, I don't know, but he did marry Sarah Bain June 9, 1823 in Knox County. IF he did move from N.C. to KY in the 1820's, then he wouldn't have been Anderson and Lucy's son because they left Wake County, North Carolina about 1810/11 for Tennessee. BUT, if he did leave North Carolina in the 1820's, he could have been the son of one of Anderson's (husband of Lucy) brothers.

This may seem jumbled, but bear with me.

If there's no record of when he left North Carolina, then my guess (note I said "guess") is that yes, he was a son of Anderson and Lucy's. And the reason I say that is because Anderson and Lucy lived in Morgan and Scott County, Tennessee. Knox County, KY. is very close to Scott County.

The children in the 1850 census for Anderson and Sarah (Bain) were: Anderson (born 1830), Elizabeth 17, Susan 15, Rowlet 13, Madison P. 10, George 6, Bradley 2. Also in the same household was Robert Patton 21 and Josiah Lewallen age 22, born 1828 North Carolina. Since Josiah was born 1828 in North Carolina, he MAY have been a son of Moses Lewallen Jr. of Wake County, and Moses Sr. was related somehow to Anderson Sr. (Haven't tried to figure it out yet.)

But here comes the interesting part which makes me wonder even more if your Anderson was a son of Anderson and Lucy (Rice) Lewallen's. If you look at the 1870 census for Knox County, you'll see a Rice Lewallen age 39 (1831) with his wife Nancy J. 35, children Mary G. 14, Silvester 12, John 0, Therza 8, Rowlet 6, Perry 6, Ida B. 1. Who would Rice Lewallen be? Was he the Anderson (born 1830) who was the son of Anderson and Sarah? Could his name have been Anderson Rice Lewallen? Note he named a son Rowlet just as Anderson and Sarah did.

Also in the 1870 census for Knox County was Rowlet 27, Mary 27, Sarah 4, Joseph 2 and Anderson 3/12. Another household was George 23, Mary 17, Sarah 6/12. Another was Bradford 21, Nancy 20 and Sarah 3. The last household of Lewallens shows Sarah age 66 (1804) (this would be Sarah Bain), Elizabeth 36, and Charley 14.

I wish I could answer your question but now I'm even more confused than I was before. If you come up with anything, please let me know. My e-mail is

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