John Darby Alewine b.2/3/1835 was my ggguncle.His brother Michael Alewine b.10/29/1837 was my gggrandfather.They were born in Abbeville, SC.Michael moved his family to Arkansas, but John Darby died in Abbeville 8/23/1918.This line goes back to John George Alewine who was the first to come to America.The following are bits and pieces I've garnered from different messages posted on this and other forums. "Most Alewines came from the Black Forest area of Germany, although the Alewines probably came from Alsace, an area on the French side of the Rhine River populated with German-speaking people. They were principally descendants of ancient German Tribesmen known as...Alemanni (or Alamanni) who were engaging in combat with the Romans as early as 300 A.D."...... This was taken from some info that I received from Alton Alawine, Meridian, Mississippi. Many Alewines settled in the Dutch Fork area of South Carolina about 1745. I believe the correct spelling to be Alewine. Many people spell by sound...therefore...changes the spelling. My Alewines came from the Dutch Fork area in SC and migrated to Madison Co., Georgia. Brenda Thornton Lynn As far as I know, they are the same.....I have my wife's family tree (Alewine)..that has some Alawine.....Just spelled different. I have one case where the church records recorded it ALAWINE when it should have been ALEWINE and so the children started spelling their last name different. A lot of folks back then couldn't spell anyway........Funny thing ...those ALAWINEs went to your home state there. They went to Yazoo..Hmmmmmmmmm maybe you are kin to the wife.........How far back can you go with your Alawine name? Charlie Butts
While browsing some information on this website, I saw that my ancestor, John George Alewine, was known as "John George Genevesser" while he was teaching as a professer at the University of Heidelberg in Baden. His son, Michael, came over to South Carolina with him. Has anybody found any more information on "John George Genevesser" such as parents, date of birth, etc.? I would be interested in any such information. Thank you for your time.
Born about 1710, probably in Alsace, a region in North East France between the Vorges Mountian and the Rhine. He came to a colony in Lexington, South Carolina on a ship named "Caldonia". He had with him his son Michael who was around 14 years of age. They arrived in the fall of 1752, landing at the Charleston SC port. John George was a Professor at the University of Heidelburg in Germany under the name of "John George Genevesser". He changed his name to Alewine when he came to America. (Reference "The Prikle's and thier Descendants in USA" by John A. Cagle of Greenville, TX 1933. John George Alewine is my 7G Grandfather.Anita Stephens
I believe that John George Alewine had six children. The names that I have are: Adam George Catherine Michael Mary James
Re: John George Alewine, b 1700, d. 1768. Arrived Charleston S. C. 1752. Married-unknown. Had four children, Catherine Alewine b 1734, Michael b 1738, d 1780; Adam b 1744, George b 1753. We are researching the Alewine family and would like to exchange information, especially interested in documentation of arival and land grant for Johan George, or any other information you may have. We have more information on descendants we would be glad to share. Please reply either to this forum or to our e-mail address. Thank you, Shirley Hicks