Jonathan Lewelling, William Lewelling, Dawson, Allen, Armstrong, Singletary etc

Billie Harris - Jul 8, 2011

Be sure to read my conclusion at the end and if you disagree or have any questions, please post them.

In going over what we have on William Lewelling and not being able to determine who his father was, I did note in the 1790 census for Randolph County, N.C. a Jonathan Lewelling in addition to William.   I've always assumed Jonathan was probably William's son with that name but investigation shows his son, Jonathan, would have been too young to have been the one showing in the census.   Further investigation shows Jonathan was either William's father or brother, but more than likely, he was the father.  

Knowing William Lewelling married Mary Dawson, I found on the internet a Devon Dawson who apparently knows a lot on the genealogy of the Dawsons so I contacted Devon and the reply provides a good deal of information.   Hopefully Devon won't mind that I'm sharing the e-mail with you because I consider the information important in our research on this family.

 I've tried to copy and save the maps referred to but can't and didn't see a Lewelling in either one, but it does give places where people live along Cape Fear River in the 1740's.   Among the names were:   Thomas Armstrong, Geoffry Dawson, Miles Ward, John McAlester, Douglas Stewart, Nathaniel Smiley, James McDonald, Matthew Smile, Nathaniel Smiley, Gilbert Patterson, Hugh McCranie, Arch Buie, James McLaughlin, Duncan Buie, Daniel McNeil, Hugh McLaughlin, Hector McNeil, Duncan Campbell, Arch Campbell, William Rand, Arch Buie, Gilbert Buie, Murdock McCranie, Wm Stephens, James Campbell, Malcolm McNeil, Alex Clark, Alex McKay, Matthew Smiley, Duncan Campbell, John Martinleer?, John Davis, French Gray, Wm Robards, Gow Connor, Thos Davis, Wm Forbes?, A. Chapman.

Here's the letter:

I went over my notes and I know I have more than this but I must have recorded a few of the other items under different subject headings. Still, this is the most significant information and hopefully it will give you a few leads that will help you out. I still have a lot of questions about Mary Dawson and her apparent marriage to William Lewelling. Mary was either a sibling of my group of Dawson's or a cousin of theirs. I think Geoffrey Dawson had a brother named Thomas (referenced in a deed abstract) who may have been the father or grandfather of Mary. That is one of my current lines of research. From what I have read I think that William Lewelling was the son of the Jonathan Lewelling in the records below but I will be the first to admit I am not an expert on Lewelling lineages. It is just an impression I have picked up as I look for information on Mary.

I think my group of Dawsons were Welsh Quakers and I have wondered if they had tried to form a Quaker community along the Cape Fear where they lived. I have no real evidence to back this idea up but it is a hunch. If it existed I dont think the community lasted more than a few decades though and it was probably not that large.

Anyway, here is what I have on the Lewellings that I could find from my notes:

1741: A deed involving a later sale describes a tract of land as one previously owned by Jonathan Lewelling who purchased 100 acres from Geoffrey Dawson (part of original Geoffrey Dawson 1737 patent –  see map) in 1741. He sells it to Geoffrey Dawson’s son, William Dawson, at after than [I am unsure of the year] but William Dawson then sells that tract back to Jonathan Lewelling on 10 September 1750.

1745: There is an abstract for a record for an Administration Bond in Bladen, NC, for Jefferey [Geoffrey] Dawson who apparently died sometime during this year. The subjects of this bond were William Dawson (Geoffrey’s son) and Jonathan Lewellin. [Website:] –  The website just has the entry and I have never found anything beyond that but it fits well with the Dawson information I have.

1750 Deed: William Dawson sells 300 acres on the Cape Fear River to Jonathan Lewelling. This land was previously obtained by William Dawson in 1740 from Thomas Armstrong. The 1750 deed was signed by Jonathan Lewelling and his wife Ruth Lewelling.

1755: Jonathan Lewlling sells 100 acres (part of the original Geoffrey Dawson patent in 1737 and obtained from William Dawson in 1750) to Gideon Allen on in Cumberland (formerly Bladen) County. The deed was signed by both Jonathan Lewelling and Ruth Lewelling. The deed also mentions that Gideon Allen was a Ferryman and I believe he operated the Dawson’s Ferry.

1755: Jonathan Lewelling sells 300 acres (those obtained from William Dawson) to Gideon Allen on 20 September. Gideon Allen acquired a lot of property between 1750 and 1760 –  then sold most of it off. This land was part of Thomas Armstrong’s original 1740 patent [see map]which was adjacent to Geoffrey Dawsons land.

1758: This is a quote from the book “They Passed this Way” by Malcom Fowler. [in this year] “The Welshmen, Jonathan Llewellyn and Gideon Gilbert and many more, for whom the Valley had already gotten too crowded and too civilized, were long away, in the Pee Dee country [including Anson County], and beyond, to tame another wilderness.”

For the Cumberland County records you can see the index and scanned copies of the originals here:

Cumberland County Deeds
Search Records -> Search Records Menu -> Acknowledge Dislcaimer ->
Scanned Index Books.

From there you fill in the fields from drop down menus and type in the name searching for.
Searching for Lewelling there are 4 entries for Jonathan and Ruth Lewelling from 1755. These are the two transactions with Gideon Allen. By putting the book and page number from the Index into the fields in the upper right hand corner you get a scanned image of the original document. They are pretty interesting to read.

I am also attaching a couple of maps that show where Jonathan Llewellyn lived on the Cape Fear River (as his property consisted of lots from both Geoffrey Dawson and Thomas Armstrong). The first is from an old map of the upper Cape Fear that is now a part of Harnett
County and you can see where the Dawson and Armstrong properties were located. The second is a map of the Averasboro Historic Byway that shows that this land was close to where the Battle of Averasboro occurred. It took me a long time to find a map that I could use to identify the location of the property with current landmarks for reference.

This last part a list of connections that I think link some of the families that I keep bumping into as I do research. Let me know what you think as the Deborah Ffewelling (I am sure this is Llewellyn/Lewelling) may be of interest to you.

Deborah Llewellyn [aka Ffewelling] married Broughton Singletary in about 1711 in St. Thomas and St. Dennis Parish (Berkeley County), South Carolina [she may have been born in Winyah, SC]. Broughton [aka Brayton] Singletary was originally from Haverhill, MA. Among their children they had two daughters named Mary born about 1712 in St. Thomas and St. Dennis SC and another named Deborah. They may have had two sons as well: Ithamar and John.

The reason this is interesting is that their daughter, Mary Singletary, married Thomas Russ (b 1705 in St. Thomas and St. Dennis SC) in 1728 and they later moved to Bladen County, NC [prior to 1737 - about the time Geoffrey Dawson settled there]. They had children:
Thomas (b. 1730), John (b. 1732), Mary (b. 1735), Sarah, Nancy, Margaret and possibly Frances (born between 1723 and 1729) who I think was from a previous marriage between Thomas Russ and an unknown wife.

Another of Broughton and and Deborah's daughters, Deborah Singletary, married a man named John Jordan who was born in Charleston SC. However, he apparently also moved to Bladen County NC and that is where they were apparently married. I found an abstract of her (Deborah Jordan's) will from Bladen County in 1770. In this abstract she lists her brothers as Ithamar and John Singletary. Her daughter is listed as Margaret Gibson who had married Walter Gibson in 1741 in Tyron NC. One of the witnesses is John Russ [next younger brother to Thomas Russ –  Thomas Russ died a few years before this will in 1768].

Walter Gibson and Margaret (Jordan) Gibson who were married in 1741 in NC had at least three known children: Jane (b. 1742 in Bladen Co NC), Sylvanus and Elizabeth (and possibly Mary). The Elizabeth born here is quite likely the Elizabeth Gibson (b. 1750) that married Joseph Dawson (born abt 1750).

Joseph Dawson was the son of William Dawson and Frances Russ (aka Rouse) although he is usually attributed to Jonathan Dawson. Frances Russ was likely the daughter of Thomas Russ and an wife prior to his marriage to Mary Singletary. Frances first married Jonathan Dawson in about 1747 who was (I think) the brother of William Dawson and another son of Geoffrey Dawson. They had no children and she definitely remarried after Jonathan’s death to William Dawson and had several children by him- possibly even the Mary Dawson that married William Lewelling.

My reason for this little narrative is that I think the Russ’s, Llewellyn’s, Singletary’s, and possibly the Dawson’s came to North Carolina from the area around Berkeley County, SC rather than south from Virginia as most families were doing. In my line, when Frances
Russ-Dawson remarries after the death of her second husband (William Dawson, the brother of Jonathan) she and her third husband, Jefferson Williams depart for the Berkeley County SC area after just a few years of marriage. It is in this area, in the Old Ninety-six District of South Carolina that my ancestor, Joseph Dawson, his stepfather Jefferson Williams and his two brothers all served in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolution.

I hope some of this is helpful. If you run across anything that might relate to Mary Dawson and/or William Lewelling please let me know. I have a feeling I will be looking for more solid information on them
for some time to come.

Thanks again for contacting me and if there are other questions you think I may have some information on please don't hesitate to ask. Likewise, If I rambled to much on any of the above information I will be happy to look it over again and clarify anything that dosent make sense.

All my best,


If anyone has any information that would help Devon on the Dawsons, I'm sure it would be appreciated.


In 1735 Charleston, South Carolina JONATHAN LEWELLEN arrived as an indentured servant in a town near the French Church.   He was a carpenter and his master was a Mr. Reynolds.   That same year in the SC Gazette, there was a notice "Runaway from John Reynolds, Carpenter near the French Church in Charlestown a young fellow about 19 named JONATHAN LEWELLEN.   He had on when he went away 3 coats, 2 shirts, one pair on Ozenbrigs and one pair of leather breeches, a pair of stockings, 1 pair of pumps and a pair of shoes, one of the coats in white Dowlas, the other a whitish colored cloth and the other a dark colored cotton, L5 reward offered by John Reynolds."

According to a subsequent e-mail discussion with Devon, it appears the Dawsons were not far from Charleston at the same time that Jonathan arrived as an indentured servant.   I asked Devon if Jonathan's wife, Ruth, might have been a Dawson (William Lewelling's wife was Mary Dawson and from undocumented sources was the daughter of William Dawson who had a land transaction with Jonathan) and he replied that he didn't know, it's a possibility but names of the Dawson females weren't all known.   We know William and Mary Dawson Lewelling were Quakers.   From what Devon says, his Dawsons were thought to be Quakers.

The next we find Jonathan is 1741 in Bladen County, North Carolina - the information given by Davon above.   Anson County was formed from Bladen and there are many transactions involving Jonathan in Anson commencing 1757.   It appears Jonathan was involved in many land dealings.   Where did he receive the money to be so involved with property?   IF his wife was a Dawson, then it could have been from that family because apparently they were somewhat affluent at the time, but that's only my guess, nothing to substantiate it.   We last find Jonathan in Anson in 1775.  

In 1787 there was a Jesse Lewellen who lived and died in Anson but he was from Virginia and there's no record of Jonathan being in Virginia so chances are Jesse was from another family.  

The next we find Jonathan after 1775 was in 1790 in Randolph County, N.C.'s census with William Lewelling, and that's the last we find Jonathan.   William Lewelling had adult children by 1790 but his son, Jonathan (undoubtedly named after his own father) was not old enough to have been the one showing in the census.  

Prior to 1790 in Randolph County, there doesn't seem to be a record for either Jonathan or William so where they lived isn't known.   They could have remained in Anson, or they could have moved to a different county.   But in 1785 there was a petition of the inhabitants of Randolph County and among those that signed the petition was a Joseph Lewelling.   Joseph isn't shown in Randolph County other than signing that one petition so was he related to Jonathan and William?   ?   ?

Since we can't find Jonathan after the 1790 census in Randolph County and since William himself had adult/married children, we can assume Jonathan possibly died about that time.   He was 19 when he arrived as an indentured servant in 1735 which would make him about 75 in 1790.

DNA   --   From the DNAs, we know a descendant of William's matches that of Anderson and Wiley's.   And since Anderson was from Virginia and we can find nothing putting Jonathan or William even in Virginia, we must assume the connection was prior to coming to the colonies.  

SHADRACH & DEBORAH (BURSON) LEWALLEN.   We haven't had a DNA from a descendant of Shadrach and Deborah (Burson) Lewellen's line yet but, of course, we know the names of their descendants were biblical ones, too, and they were also Quakers.   Were they connected to Jonathan and William?   Shadrach and Deborah were married 1759 in either Loudoun County, Virginia, or possibly in Pennsylvania, which means he was at least 21, or born 1738 or before.   1759 also happens to be the first time we find his name mentioned.

It is doubtful that Jonathan Lewelling would have been Shadrach's father based on the fact Jonathan didn't arrive in South Carolina until 1735 and seemed to have never left North Carolina after arriving there.   Loudoun County, VA is a big distance from Bladen and Anson County, N.C.   so why would Shadrach have moved so far away?   And it doesn't necessarily appear Shad was a Quaker until after he married.   I'm not saying there isn't a relationship between Shadrach and Jonathan until we get the DNA from a Shadrach descendant,   but if there is one, it was probably before coming to the colonies.

Did Jonathan have other children?   I don't know.   The only given name of a Lewelling showing with him anywhere is that of William Lewelling who lived in Randolph County, N.C. and died 1798/9.  

Any and all comments are appreciated and welcomed.

Cindy Lewallen - Jul 9, 2011

Billie:   I'm confused, and will certainly bow to your superior research skills because I can't substantiate the information that follows.  

I always thought that one of the Jonathans was WILEY's father and son of William.   Someone else on this site has given me information regarding the various Jonathans, and I will try to retrieve it (I think it was John Corn).   But, I thought that the first Jonathan b 1735 was born as a sibling to William b 1740 and Jonathan & William had other siblings born b/t 1736 to 1745.  

Then, William, b 1740 had Jonathan, b. 1769 who married Jane Dawson, b 1766-1769.   Marriage in 1794?  

Jonathan had a brother named Joseph (William's son) who was b 1763, married 1) Frances and 2) Elizabeth.   Joseph had a son named Jonathan b 1790 in Pendleton SC, d 1850 in Georgia.  

Jonathan, b 1769, had another brother named Shadrach,, b 1777 who went to SC for a period of time. Story goes that Jonathan (1769) went with his brother Shadrach to SC.   Jonathan (1769) disappears from the radar during that time, but Jonathan (1769) obviously came back to NC at a later time (by 1795 when Wiley was born) Jonathan (1769) was married to (1) Jane Dawson, and then Jane Coshatt.   With Jane Dawson, Jonathan had Wiley b 1795, McLaren, b 1797, Elizabeth b 1799, Rebecca b 1798/1809, Sarah, b 1808/1811,   Mary, b 1805, Jane, b 1815.   Jonathan (1769) married Jane Coshatt in 1820 and he had Lavinia, b 1820-25, Dawson, b 1825, Ann b 1825/1830 and John b before 1830.

Somewhere we have seen a will from Jane or Jonathan that mentions these children, but at this moment, I can't put my hands on it.

Unfortunately, when I began researching this, I did it for fun, and now I cannot find many of the sources I originally used.   The above could be absolutely false, but some of the characters seem to be the same.   Again, please feel free to dispute this, as I have no resources and just throw it out as food for thought.

Billie Harris - Jul 9, 2011

Cindy, I always love questions because it makes us all think about answers and going back that many years, there are bound to be unsolved puzzles and I'm not necessarily right in my conclusions.

There are two sections on here pertaining to Randolph County.   Take a look at both:

[NOTE: broken link]

In looking at what I wrote again though, you may well be right.   Jonathan in the county with William 1790 may have been his son because 1791 Jonathan was claimed to have fathred an illegitimate child.  

But the given name of Jonathan wasn't all that common in the early 1700's or if it was the guy's given name, chances are he used John a lot because we have plenty of Johns.   The Jonathan used in Anson County and in South Carolina didn't seem to vary and use John instead; it was always Jonathan.

There appears to be two Wileys in the early 1800's.   Ours - yours and mine - went into Alabama from Tennessee while the other didn't.   Actually, it's possible one (or both) of them might have been Willie and the name just spelled Wiley because it was pronounced that way.    

You may be right.   I'll check it out some more.

Cindy Lewallen - Jul 9, 2011

I have found the information regarding the Jonathans.   It was provided to me by Dennis Lewallen.   His information reads as follows:

"Jesse and Anne Owens were married in 1732.   Jesse was born in 1689, the youngest child of Thomas and Ruth Vernon Llewellyn of southeastern VA.   It was Jesse and Anne who had the first set of "Shadrach and Meshach".   The first Shadrach and Meshach married two sisters, Deborah and Mary Burson, daughters of Joseph Burson of Bucks County, PA.   Shadrach's descendents settled in PA, OH, Kentucky and Indiana, where   a large portion of William's family would move to escape slavery in NC, around 1830.

William was Jesse and Anne's 5th child, born around 1740 and married to Mary Dawson about 1760.   William and Marry settled in a new Quaker community - Back Creek, near Asheboro, NC.   It appears that many Quakers who lived in southeast VA, as did Jesse's family, left VA to escape harassment for their Quaker religion.   William and Mary are among the first settlers to the Back Creek Area.   William first appears on a tax list for Anson county, NC in 1763 (which later helped form Randoply County).   During this decade, there is a Jonathan Lewallen who appears on several tax/deed transactions.   He is married to Ruth.   Several of the documents this Jonathan signed also carry the signature of William. This Jonathan doesn't appear in any Quaker records of the period - maybe he had left that church.   I think this Jonathan is William's brother.

William's first child is Joseph, born 1763 (Dennis' ancestor).   William's next son is Jonathan, born around 1766.   In 1768 William appears on a tax list in Rowan County, NC.   The area in which William and Mary lived underwent frequent reorganization:   Anson, Rowan, Guilford and finally Randoply County in 1779.

The only other mention I have of what is possibly your Jonathan (Wiley's father) is that there is a Jonathan Lewallen in the 1790 census of SC - Camden District.   In this same census, Joseph is in Pendleton, SC.   Also in that same census is there is a Jonathan Lewallen in Randolph County, NC.   What my guess is:   The Jonathan in Randolph County is your Jonathan, William's son.   I believe your Jonathan remained in NC- as he was when William died and his will was probted in 1799.

Joseph named his first son Jonathan, born in 1790.   This Jonathan came to GA with Joseph around 1803 and remained there for the rest of his life.   Joseph's second son was named John.   He was my ancestor."

In a previous reply, Dennis wrote, "In 1763, the year Joseph was born, William, his father, apears on a tax list for Anson County, NC (one of the counties which formed Randolph.)   A Jonathan Lewallen appears on several tax/deed documents in NC during this decade, too old to be William's son.   This Jonathan is married to Ruth Lewallen.   Several of those documents also carry the signature of William, so these two men were obviously close, maybe brothers - maybe cousins.   I never saw a "Jonathan" listed among William's siblings, but that doesn't mean one of the brothers didn't go by that name.  

So, you have at least three generations of "Jonathan Lewallen"   (1) William's contemporary(brother/cousin), (2) William's son born ca 1766. (In the 1790 census there is a Jonathan Luallin in the Camden District of Fairfield County, SC.   He's listed as "head of family" - no children in the home, but three adult females.   This is not far from where Joseph was in 1790 - the Pendleton district of SC, where he had one chid under the age of 16: his own Jonathan);  
and (3) William's grandson (son of Joseph) born 1790 in SC died about 1871 in GA.

I believe the Jonathan in   SC in 1790 was Joseph's brother/William's son.   And, I believe, he returned to NC, to his larger family."   Dennis goes on to say that he doesn't have any proof, but this is what he thinks.  

Dennis' information made me even more inclined to believe that Jonathan was Wiley's father/ William's son.  

The Jonathan you found as an indentured servant b 1716 is right in the middle of Jesse b 1689 and William b 1740.   Is it possible that the 1716 Jonathan is related to Jesse and William as a cousin?

Billie Harris - Jul 10, 2011

If I'm not mistaken, Diane Langston's ancestors include Thomas Llewellyn and Ruth Vernon and the DNA from that line doesn't match with any of the others, including the one who descends from William Lewelling of Randolph County through his son Meshach nor with the one who descends from the Banks County, Georgia line which Dennis does.   We have yet to get a DNA from the descendants of Shadrach and Deborah Burson Lewellen's line.   Diane, correct me if I'm wrong about your earliest known ancestor.

There was a Joseph Lewellen who was born 1763 North Carolina (thought to be Randolph County) and whose wife was Martha.   He moved to Pendleton County, S.C.   Whether he and Martha married before he moved to Pendleton or even after he arrived in Georgia, I don't know but by   1806 they were in Franklin County, Georgia, where sometime before 1842, Martha died.   Joseph then married Elizabeth, a woman much younger and had more children.   They're shown in the 1850 Habersham County, GA. census as well as a Jonathan Lewellen born 1795 Georgia who was probably Joseph's son.   If Joseph was the oldest, we could assume Jonathan married Martha a year or so before and was in Georgia by that time.

Sometime between 1850 and 1860, Joseph died and Elizabeth remarried..   Elizabeth, her new husband, their children, and her Lewellen children (one of who was named Wyly) were in Banks County, Georgia.  

We have the DNA of a descendant of John Lewellen whose son, John, was born 1860 in Banks County, Georgia.   There's been nothing definite connecting him with Joseph and his first wife, Martha, but I believe most of us have assumed that Joseph was probably the father of John since there doesn't seem to be any other Lewellens in Banks besides Joseph's.  

Anyway, the DNA of a descendant of the Randolph County, N.C. descendant's matches the Banks County John, but doesn't match with Thomas Llewellyn and Ruth Vernon's descendants - providing I'm right and Diane traces her ancestors to them.

It doesn't appear Joseph's family were in any states other than South Carolina and Georgia.   According to the 1850 census, Jonathan (Joseph's son) was born 1795 in Georgia.   It makes one wonder why Joseph would move from Randolph County, N.C. (assuming he's a son of Wiliam's) to South Carolina -- UNLESS possibly William himself had been from that State and had a connection there as I've speculated above.

The Wylie who was born in North Carolina and whose wife was Mary, was born ca 1795   in North Carolina.   The Wyly, son of Joseph, was born 1854 in Georgia.  

And yes, it's possible Jonathan was related to Jesse and William but we need to get a DNA of someone who can actually trace his line back to Jesse.

Keep the questions coming because we need to sort through all these families.

Cindy Lewallen - Jul 10, 2011

On, the Magness/radna Family Tree shows Wiley's wife to be Mary Carlton, b 1795 NC d 10/5/1860 in Acton, Hood, TX, father possibly Gurney Carlton.   Acton Hood, TX is south of Fort Worth and the Lewallen cemetery, where Wiley and Mary are reported to be buried, in outside Chilton, where my GFather, Marvin Lewallen and his wife, Lois Pauline Sherrill lived.   However, I can't find Gurney Carlton on the NC census for 1800's.

Billie Harris - Jul 11, 2011

I wonder where they got their information about Mary Carlton being Wiley's wife.   Does it give a contact person to ask?

It could very well be Mary Carlton was the wife of Wiley.   I just looked at Ancestry and the 1800 census for Hillsborough District, Wake County, N.C. shows Anderson and Jesse Lewallen and also in the same district is an F. John Carlton.   In his household are 4 males under 10, one male 16-25, one male 26-44, one female under 10 and one female 26-44.   Unfortunately, the 1800 list is in alphabetical order so we can see who was who's neighbor.  

The information for the Lewallen Cemetery in Troy, Bell County, shows Wiley's marker with no information.   Both are assumed to have died between 1868 and 1876.   I checked the 1860 census for Hood County and there's no listing for either Lewallens or for Carltons but then, too, Hood County wasn't formed until 1865/6 so it could have been   Johnson County which is the parent of Hood and I didn't check Johnson.

Good research, Cindy.

Billie Harris - Jul 14, 2011

Another e-mail from Devon Dawson:

I wanted to send you a message about an interesting tidbit I ran across about the Jonathan Lewelling living on the Cape Fear. I was going over the scanned copies of the deed books looking for something else entirely when I happened upon the 1755 deeds between Jonathan and Gideon Allen. In the deeds they happened to mention both men's professions. I had missed it before but Jonathan "Sewelling" was listed as a Joyner in one deed and it was spelled Joiner in the other. He was a finish carpenter!

I would have missed this if you hadn't sent me that information about his arrival as an indentured servant in South Carolina. Since it listed him as a carpenter this jumped out at me. I really think this is your Jonathan and he appears to have continued on in his profession.

When I have time today I can look up the exact page references for you so you can print out the originals if you want. You may have already found this but in case you hadn't I wanted to make sure I let you know.

Billie Harris - Jul 16, 2011

Cindy, it appears you're right about the Jonathan in Randolph County.   William and Jonathan are showing in Bladen County a few years earlier but the Jonathan in Randolph County had to have been William's son.   Here's a John Corn posting:

Jonathan Lewallen - b. 7 Apr 1769 in Randolph Co, NC - d. 4 Jun 1848 in Randolph Co, NC - m. Jane Cashatt - b. abt 1763 in NC (source: Jonathan Lewallen Family Bible) Children were Albert, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, McLauren C, Rebecca, Jane, Dawson, Lavinia, & John.

We do have Jonathan's Will posted on the site which does give his children's names.   Randolph County wasn't formed until ten years after Jonathan was born so not quite sure where his birthplace was but possibly Bladen County.

Cindy Lewallen - Jul 17, 2011

Billie:   Somewhere, and I can't remember where, Jonathan was rumored to have married once before Jane Cashatt to Ms. Unknown.   They had (supposedly) Wiley Luallen b 1795, McLaren b. 1797, Rebecca b abt 1797/1798, Elizabeth b 1799, Mary b. 1805, Sarah b 1808 and Jane b 1815.   This is the problem with not paying attention to my sources while I started this.   Will continue to look for evidence of this.