Since I posted this, I've found out that Catherine may have been a RYAN first and possibly married to someone named Lewellen before she married James Pierce. It's all very confusing, but her son-in-law gave info for her death certificate and called her father "Johnie Ryan."Johnny Ryan Lewellen?Or was she a RYAN married to a Lewellen?
I saw a lot of Felix Lewellen information when I visited the MO archives in Jeff City.
My Catherine was probably born about 1845.Her daughter listed her on a SS application as "Kate Lewellen."If you come across her, I'd appreciate a holler.Thanks! Gene Johnson