The following 2 messages were posted on this forum many years ago & I think they probably have it stated correctly. There is no claim their John Lewelling b abt 1797 is the son of Richard Lewallen b 1763. This John is probably the one who did indeed marry Nancy Coley. My John Lewallen was b 1790 Prob Prince Edward Co, VA & d Jan 06, 1839 Anderson Co, TN m to Nancy UNKNOWN b abt 1790 & d Mar 18, 1846 Anderson Co, TN.
I would very much like for everyone to correct their record.
John Lewelling b 1797 Halifax NC d 1853 in Texas wife Nancy Coley b 1805 NC Their children Lewallen:Edwin NC,Rachel NC,Lucinda NC, Tobitha NC,Nancy TN,Dovey TN,John Lewellen IL. I am a decendant to John Lewellen b 1835 IL D 1865 Smith Texas.he married Barbara Cloniger 1865 in MO All their children born in MO but 1 John Alfred Lewellen 1867 IL who was my grandmothers father . Any connections?Posted by: Charlene (LaMastres) Bjornlie
Another descendant here (my husband)of John Lewellen, etc. through son Edwin. Have researched Halifax but didn't find evidence of parents for John Lewellen. Could you give me your source on that. Know that John and Nancy (Coley) moved to Lincoln Co., TN, then to Effingham Co., IL. Edwin & wife Nancy were in Coles Co. IL where your John married Barbara Emeline Cloniger, and Edwin's son, Joseph lived in Caldwell Co., MO same time as your John/Barbara. Joseph married Julia Tanner in Caldwell Co. then moved on to Gage Co. NE where Edwin/Nancy had gone. Have photos of tombstones of John Lewellen and Nancy (Coley) Lewellen in Smith Co., TX. Looking for parents of John and Nancy--Nancy's tombstone says daughter of J. Coley. Could you let me know what your have found. Thanks. Posted by: Charlene (LaMastres) Bjornlie