For those of you who are not having much luck with traditional paper research, I would suggest trying the scientific approach. DNA doesn't lie! And, when the traditional work only leaves you with more questions than answers, it's time to rely on the DNA.
This is not invasive and does not give any information except for genealogy purposes. It's a simple swab of your cheek. Mainly we need to test Llewellyn/Lewallen males. We're a very small project of 18 people, but we're hoping to grow so that our results have more meaning.
If you're just starting your genealogy search, please consider that dna is a good way to weed out lines that you don't want to research. Sometimes, neighbors with the same last name that we might think would be related end up not being related at all. Much better to find these things out earlier rather than spending years on a line which is not connected.
If you'd like more information, please go to www.ftdna.com. Type Llewellyn in the Project Surname Box in the upper right corner and ask to join. By joining the Project, you'll save an extra $20 - $30 on the kit pricing.
If you don't have anyone in particular to test, we're also collecting donations to test those who might help the project as a whole.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hunting in the New Year!