Thinking about Hannah's husband-Hannah Lewallen b.1814

Lu Dawn Ross - May 25, 2010

WEBSITE:     Update..May 25, 2010    
 Re:   Louallen, Lewallen Searching for Hannah's husband
To those of us interested in this branch of our familly history, I would like you to know that I have taken John Robert Babil Lewallen OFF the website.   It has been long held, although most likely, incorrectly so, that he was Hannah's husband.   He may well have been her husband, BUT his lineage as found all over the internet, is incorrect.  
Please check the following link to read more about this:
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It is my personal opinion, for what it is worth, that Hannah's husband was rather a Matthew Lewallen of Wayne County, Ky.   I have no proof of such, but neither is there any proof as to John Robert Babil Lewallen.   Another theory is that Jesse found below, may be her father, but birthdates and places of her children births negate that theory.
We must remember that at the time of the Trail of Tears many Native Americans fled or escaped enroute and took the names of the white men.   So perhaps ours is John Babil with the assumed name of Lewallen, hence some of the mis-spellings as in Louallen.

What are some of the other names that the Name 'Hannah' would be associated with:
The girl's name Hannah \ nah\ is pronounced HAN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "favored grace". Biblical: mother of the prophet Samuel. Being barren, she asked God to bless her with a child, and her prayer was answered. Hence, the name literally means "God has graced me with a son".
Hannah has 24 variant forms: Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanna, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny, Honna, Nan, Nanney, Nannie and Nanny.

Does anyone have any proof as to who her husband was?   She had several children, but no father is to be found for them.   It has been said that he died in 1848.   If we do not have a name for him, how do we know when he died?   One source postulates that he continued Westward with the Indian Removal of the Trail of Tears and that he returned at times to visit her.  
More thoughts.....Was he perhaps a Fur Trader or Indian Guide.   Those would have taken him away for long periods of time.   How did Hannah support her growing family?   It seems logical that she would have had to have some sort of income.   One source tells of how he was drown in a river returning home from the gold mines.   This adds to the theory that he traveled extensively and would have repeatedly returned home to visit Hannah and the family.
It is also odd that no one has come forward to offer stories of her children and what they may have had to say about their father.   There has to be someone out there that has a clue or two to help in fitting some of the pieces together.   Another one of those 'I wish I had asked when I had the chance to' !
We need to find where Hannah lived.   Is there any land records?   Did she or her husband own any land either in Ark. or Mo.?
Does anyone have any birth certificates for any of her children?   Does anyone have any marraige certificates for Hannah or her children?

What I have found is more info as to Jesse, Matthew and Henry Lewallen of Wayne CO., Ky.   Could these three men have been brothers?   Or perhaps, according to ages noted, was Jesse their Uncle or Father to Matthew and Henry, they being in their 20's, Jesse being in his 50's-60's.     Perhaps they left Wayne Co., Ky. together with Henry going his own way apart from his two brothers or perhaps he died enroute.  
We may even postulate that of Jesse below, the Female listed is 10-14 years of age.   If this child was 14, that would put her at Hannah's Birthdate !
Are we having fun yet?   One can take these three men and come up with many different scenarios.   That is what genealogy is all about.....dig.....   dig.....   digging!
The info/data found follows below:

1830 Wayne Co., Ky Census PAGE 227
Lewallen,Jesse(6 Total)1 M 15-19-1 M 50-59-1 F10-14-2
                         F 15-19-1F 50-59
(Note that it appears there were 6 children born to Hannah prior to removal to Ark.)Lewallen, Matthew(5 Total) 2 M <4   1 M 20-29 1 F < 4   1 F 20-29     (Note the age of Hannah would be about right.)    
Lewallen, Henry(3 Total)   1 M <4 1 M 20-29 1 F 20-29   1840 Izard Co., Ark.Lewallen, Jesse Bennett's Bayou Township1 M 10-15     1 M 30-40     1 F 20-30
Lewallen, Matthew   South Fork Township1 M <4     2 M 5-10   1 M 10-15   1 M 30-40   1 F < 4   1 F 10-15   1 F 30-40    
Lewallen, Henry - Not located on this Census
If you have any thoughts on these theories, birth, death, marriage certificates that may help us out here, we hope you can and will share them with us.
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Patiently waiting to hear from some of you!

Darlene Luallen Griffin - May 25, 2010

Lu Dawn,   My gggrandfather is Matthew Lewallen (Louallen, etc.) who was born abt 1821 in TN.   He lived his entire life in the Morgan/Scott/Campbell County area.   I have not ever been able to find parents or siblings for him.   I have seen the Matthew Lewallen in Wayne County, KY.   I think I have read reports of there being warrants for Matthew & Henry for not paying their taxes and that they had "fled" over the line to TN.   I have wondered if there is any connection between my Matthew and the Matthew of Wayne County.   There is a Matthew Lewallen listed on the 1836 Morgan County, TN tax list.   So for now I keep
Darlene Luallen Griffin