I am glad to find another Lewellen.My husband is of the Lewellen line, so that is the reason I have been researching them. All that I have on John Lewellen is what I have gathered from the Preble Co. History Book of 1881.
"Thomas Murray, was born in Cornwall parish, county of Donegal, Ireland, in 1779.In 1806 he emigrated to Philadelphia.The same year he came to Preble county, Ohio, and settled in section twenty-eight, Somers township.His wife, Martha Lewellen, was born 1788.Her parents, John and Catharine, emigrated from Kentucky in 1806 and settled in this township, where they resided twenty-seven years.They then moved to Dixon township.Thomas Murray died in Somers in 1859.He had ten children, five now living:John resides in Somers, Thomas in Butler county, Ohio; Phillip at Morning Sun, Israel township; William in Somers, and Sarah A., wife of Daniel Peters, in Camden.
John Lewellen and his wife, Kate DeVall, originally from Virginia, came to Somers township in 1809 from Kentucky, and settled on Paint creek on the farm now owned by Mrs. Julia Burson.They reared a family of ten children, of whom three are living, and Mrs. Murray, is the only one in Preble county.
Phillip Lewellen removed to this township (my note: Somers) from Kentucky about the year 1810.He was born in Bullet county, Kentucky, in 1795, and he died in Dixon township, this county, in 1877.His wife (Anna Runyon) was born in 1793 and died in 1874.They had a family of thirteen children, the following of whom are at this writing living:Julia (widow of Jonathan Burson), Martha (wife of Stephen McWhinney), Bafford, John, Sarah (wife of James Skinner), Dennis, Jane (wife of Daniel Ockerman), James Harvey, Isaac and Jehu.Nancy, Wilson and Catharine are deceased.Wilson died int eh service during the late civil war.James H. was born in 1830, and married Frances H. Gavin, who was born two years subsequently.
About the same time that Lewellen came into this county, Richard Newport made his settlement.Elisha Hancock came a little alter, and after a few years removed to Richmond, Indiana, where his widow still resides."
I would love to have any additional information you have on John Lewellen and Catharine DeVall (DuVall).Do you have any proof of their marriage?Date, place, etc.?If I find any additional info, I will be glad to share it.Debbie