To all Scott/Morgan Co, TN& Jackson Co, AL Lewallen researchers:
Although a paper trail has not been established, the dna results are PROOF-positive that these two groups of Lewallens are related.My gr.grandfather, John Preston Sexton is now proven to be an exact dna match at 67-markers with a descendant of Wm. Marvin Lewallen (9/11/1899) Wm. Calvin Lewallen (1873) TX James Louallen (1849) Cherokee Co, AL Calvin Louallen (1823) NC Wiley Louallen (1799)NC
If anyone is in contact with a living descendant from Daniel Luallen (1781-1790 TN) or Charles Lewallen of Anderson Co, TN, dna testing would help to confirm or disprove that Daniel and/or Charles are from the same line of Lewallens.
Family Tree DNA is the lab we used and has the larger database against which to compare results.They usually run a special pricing in June/July.I had several of my cousins pitch in $25 - $50 and was able to get the 67-marker test without it being too hard on anyone of us.The 67-marker test is best.There are cheaper tests at 12- or 25-markers, but those levels only provide assurance of a common ancestor within the last several thousand years.We need more markers to prove common ancestor w/in the last few hundred years for it to be very relevant.
I'll be glad to answer what questions I can and assist anyone wanting to do the dna test.It's a simple swab of the inside of the cheek of a male Lewallen.
We have recently confirmed a connection w/ sons of Sally Carter late 1700s VA.Her sister, Elizabeth, married Charles Lewallen and moved west.Would like to find living descendants of this Charles Lewallen, also.