Thomas Lewellyn, Sr., Rockingham Co., N.C.

Billie Harris - Jan 31, 2010

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Thomas LEWELLYN, SR. was in Rockingham, NC by 1791. The 1800 census for Rockingham Co., NC shows him with four children. In the 1810 Census, he had 5 children. His will was dated June 18, 1858 and probated May Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

Thomas LEWELLYN, JR., b. 1771, Rockingham, NC; d. between 1858 and 1861 in Rockingham County, NC. His will was dated June 18, 1858, probated May 1861. He married (1) Elizabeth POWERS Abt. 1791 in Rockingham, North Carolina, the daughter of John POWERS and Susannah. He married (2) Ruthanna VERNON September 03, 1848 in North Carolina, the daughter of Amos VERNON and Mary PATTON. (extracted by Rue Avant from Census, tombstone, and The History of North Carolina, and loose estate records of 1872 in the North Carolina State archives)

The Children of Thomas LEWELLYN and Elizabeth POWERS were all b. in Rockingham Co., NC and are:
Child Spouse  
David LEWELLYN, b. Abt. 1791                             (Not Known)  
Thomas LEWELLYN, b. Abt. 1793 d. 1853             (Not Known)  
Sussanna C. LEWELLYN, b. abt 1795 (Not Known)  
Samuel LEWELLYN, SR., b. October 06, 1797 d. March 13, 1854; buried Lewellyn Family Cemetery, near Mayodan, NC                               (Not Known)  
Nancy Ann LEWELLYN, b. March 08, 1798           (Not Known)  
Elizabeth LEWELLYN, b. 1801; d.1875, Clear Fork, Tazewell Co., VA       (Not Known)  
John LEWELLYN, b. May 13, 1808; d.December 17, 1885, Buried: Lewellyn Family Cem., near Mayoden, NC                                               (Not Known)  
James H. LEWELLYN, Sr., b. July 1810; d. March 1845, Lewellyn Family Cemetery nr. Mayodan, NC                                                       (Not Known)  
Peter LEWELLYN, b. 1811; d. 1898, Antioch Cemetery, (no stone) recorded in historical records, Sullivan, IN                                             (Not Known)  
Robert LEWELLYN, b. Abt. 1812                           (Not Known)  
Martha LEWELLYN, b. Abt. 1814; m September 18, 1832, Rockingham County, NC James BROOKS; the family resided Jefferson Co., Indiana  

Children of Thomas LLEWELLYN and Ruthana VERNON:
Child Spouse  
Sally LEWELLYN, b. Abt. 1815                             NOAH VERNON  
Richard J. LEWELLYN, b. 1816                             (Not Known)  

(Extracted by Rue Avant from The Heritage of Rockingham County, North Carolina edited by Charles Dyson Rodenborough, Rockinham Historical Society, 1983.)


The children of Thomas OVERTON and Susanna C. LEWELLYN
Child Spouse  
Thomas Batts OVERTON, b. Abt. 1821, NC                 Eliza J. CHOWNING (b. 1821 KY)  
Maria K. OVERTON b. 1790 NC; m. October 28, 1830. Nelson County, KY.
                                                                               Llewellyn W. COMBS  
John B. OVERTON b. 1815 NC d. 1870                       Sarah Sallie/ Susan TURNHAM b. 1820 KY  
Elizabeth OVERTON                                                   Perry MORRIS  
Dorothy L. OVERTON b. 1815-20 Stokes County, NC d. Dec 1840 Taylorsville, KY; m. Oct 17, 1836   Washington County, KY                           William Luellan MARDIS;; died 1841  

(extracted by Rue Avant from The Overtons: 700 Years with Alliied Families from England to Virginia, Kentucky and Texas by Nan Overton West H.V. Chapman & Sons, Abilene, Texas, 1997 and the Obituary in Western Christian Advocate 1841 for Mrs. Luallan Mardis ):

Notes: In 1830 Llewellyn Combs was in Meade Co., KY. He removed to Adams Co., IL, and died there by 1840 of yellow fever. Maria (OVERTON) COMBS then moved to Louisville, Ohio Co., KY by 1850 operating a boarding house. The ancestry of Llewellyn W. Combs is not yet known, but it seems quite possible that he may be related to the Llewellyn family. See also See Susan (Combs) Harner and Jefferson Co, KY.