Ebeneser Lewellen (1794), John Lewellen (1808), NY, PA,OH, MO

Billie Harris - Jan 15, 2010

From a GenForum posting:

Lewellen's on Immigrant Ship - 5 May 1842
Posted by: Pete Moore (ID *****8285) Date: December 17, 2009 at 20:41:11
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I found a web page that lists two immigrant families of Lewellens on the ship "Bark Byron" that left Cardiff, Wales and landed in the port of New York on 5 may 1842. They were :
John Lewellen 34, and Rebecka Lewellen 27
Their calculated birth years are thus 1808, and 1815.

Ebeneser Lewellen 48, and Gomer Lewellen 12
Their calculated birth years are thus 1794, and 1830.

We were able to follow Gomer Lewellen (he marries Leanna Rabin on 29 March 1856 in Hamilton, Ohio) in the US Census records as follows:
1850 Census 20 born abt 1830
1870 Census 38 born abt 1832
1880 Census 45 born abt 1835

Birthplace Self, Father, Mother
1850 Census Wales
1870 Census England
1880 Census Wales, Wales, Wales

1850 Census Mahoning, Montour, Pennsylvania
1870 Census Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio
1880 Census St Louis, St Louis, Missouri

His children are:
Dora (1859), William (1861), James F. (1862), George W. (1864), Edward(1869), Alice (1873), Jennie (1877), Nellie (1883), and Charles (1885).

Leanna, William, George, Edward, Nellie, and Charles end up in Colorado although George in 1900 or 1901 moves via Texas to Bryan County Oklahoma where his brother James F Lewallen has a family.

I have a Virtual Cemetery on the Internet for the Family of James F Lewallen who died in 1904 and is buried in Kemp Cemetery, Kemp, Bryan County, Oklahoma:

Happy Hunting
Pete Moore