John Lewellyn, born Wales, to VA & PA. (Wolfe, Monongalia WV)

Billie Harris - Jun 20, 2011

From "Genealogical & Personal History of Fayette Co., PA, N.Y., Lewis Historical Publishing Co. 1912.   By John W. Jordan.   Page 778-9

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(1)   John Lewellyn, founder of this family, was born in Wales.   In that principality also he married.   Immigrating to America, he settled in Virginia.   Children:   James of whom further; William G. born about 1816, died in 1880, married Mary Norris.

"II)   James, son of John Lewellyn, was born in Virginia.   He removed to Masontown, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, where he was a blacksmith.   He was a Democrat and a Presbyterian.   He married Susanna Wolfe.   Children:   Jacob, living in Kansas; Jane, living in Kansas; Margaret, living in Fayette county, Pennsylvania; Lewis C. of whom further; John I., living in Fayette county, Pennsylvania; James, living in Kansas; Susan, living at Morgantown, Monongalia county, West Virginia; David living in Morgantown, Monongalia county, West Virginia; LeRoy living at Tarentum, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.

(III) Lewis C., son of James and Susanna (Wolfe) Lewellyn, was born at Masontown May 7, 1847.   He was educated and brought up in Fayette County.   Although his school attendance was limited to the common schools of Masontown, he is a fine mathematician.   Until 1892 he followed his trade, that of blacksmith, but since that time he has been in the revenue service of the United States government.   He is active in politics, and is a Democrat.   With his family, he attends the Presbyterian church.   He married Sarah Ellen, daughter of John and Nancy (Weltner) Hague, born at Masontown July 1853, died in July 1896.   Her father was a native of Fayette county, and her mother, a daughter of John Weltner also lived in that county.   Children:   1.   Clement Gregg of whom further, 2 Elizabeth, after finishing in the public school of Masontown, attended the Southwestern Normal School at California.   Washington County, Pennsylvania, the University of West Virginia at Morgantown; an the University of Chicago; in each of the universities she won the highest honors; she has also spent one year abroad; at the normal school, California, Pennsylvania, she has been for seven years a training teacher and she now holds a lucrtive position in the high school at Pittsburgh.   3.   Perl, attended the Southwestern Normal School; after graduating therefrom she studied two years in the University of West Virginia, taking a classical course; at the normal school and at the university music was a special object of her attention, and while taking her two years' classical course.... 4.   Almeda, attended the Normal School, but on account of her health did nto continue her education beyond this stage.   5.   Charles graduated from the Southwestern Normal School...and is now a member of the law firm of Sterling, Higbee, Matthews & Lewellyn of Uniontown, Fayette county Pennsylvania...6.   Dana, deceased.

(IV) Clement Gregg, son of Lewis C. and Sarah Ellen (Hague) Lewellyn was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania June 23, 1872 but was brought up at McClellandtown, Fayette county....In 1890 he began teaching in Henry Clay township, Fayette county....Four years later he was elected county superintendent of schools of Fayette county and he was re-elected in 1908 and again in 1911.   ...Mr. Lewellyn has nto married...."