IOWA - Chronology

Billie Harris - Nov 30, 2011


1860 Census shows
   Asa Lewellen 30 (1830) VA, Elizabeth 27 VA, Adelade J. 7 VA, Elizabeth 5 Iowa, B. 4 Iowa, Emily A. 2 Missouri


1856 - William Llewellyn - 40 acres, SW qtr of SE qtr of Sect 8 Twp 47 N of range 8


1879 - Paten Leualen born 1797 died at age 82   (marker shows only his name and age at time of death)   (Decatur is next to Mercer and Harrison counties Missouri)


1856 - Elizabet Tog, widow of Peter Tog assigned the E. half of SE quarter of SE quarter of Sect 20 Twp 93 N Range 15W to Alpheus J. Lewellen - 120 acres

1860 - Census:
   A. J. Lewellen 32 (1828) VA, Sophia 36, Walter S. 5, Josephine 3, Susan Clyne 28


(see information on Henry County below)

1846 - Henry Luellen of Henry County, Iowa received 40 acres - SE quarter of SW quarter Sect 8 Twp 73 N of Mango o7 W

1850 - John Lewallen 43 (1807)NC, Elvy 37 Ind., Sarah 17 Ind. , Eli 14 Ind., Elisha 9 Iowa, Seth 5 Iowa, Silas 4 Iowa

1856 - July 5.   John Thomas Lewallen was born, son of Thomas Randolph who was born Edinburgh, Scotland.   John Thomas L. died Oct. 16, 1917 in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.   His wife was Emma Elizabeth Hubner

1910 - R. M. Luellen born 24 September 1848 died April 13

1925 - Allie B. Luellen, wife of R. M. Luellen, born October 29, 1851, died July 15.   (buried in the Wayland City Cemetery, Jefferson Township; cemetery located next to the Methodist Church but it is the City cemetery and not the church graveyard.   (from Llewellyn Traces, Sept. 1989)

1950 - John E. Luellen born July 1875 died September 13


1840 - Census shows Jesse Lewellen

1850 - Census shows Harrison, Muskingum, OH - Jesse, Sarah, Harrison, John R., Daniel, and Isaac Lewellen (see Wayne County)


1855 - "Zadock Lewellen age 69a resident of Taylor County...Iowa...was a soldier in the Company commanded by Captain Lowery in the Regiment commanded by Colonel George Richardson in the war of 1812 & that he was drafted at the muster ground near Cambridge on or about the 20th day of August 1813 for the term of 6 months & continued in active service in said war for the term of 16 days & was honorably discharged at Zanesville Ohio on the 9th day of Sept. 1813 on account of his being lame as will appear by the muster rolls of said Company.   He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled to under the act granting additional bounty land ....approved March 3, 1855....signed Zadock Luellen"   (photocopied note says "There are no rolls of Capt. Lowery's Co Ohio Mil."   NOTE:   See also Taylor County Iowa and previous, see Guernsey County, OH, and Washington County PA


1855 - Harvey Lewellen of Story County, Iowa, the East 1/2 of NE quarter of Section 21 Twp 83 N of Range 24 W containing 80 acres

1855 - Jacob Lewallen received 80 acres of land - south 1/2 S.W. quarter Section 28 Twp 88 N of range 27W


1870 - Zadoc Luellen File #FAC-156386, C.S.A., Natl Archives & Records Service:
- Paper dated 11-11-1870 in State of Iowa, Co. of Taylor, "....aforesaid Zadoc Luellen aged 83 yrs ... makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by the Acts of Congress granting pensions to dependent fathers, that he is the father of Zadock Luellen Jr....that the declarant was married to the mother of said son at Guernsey county on the 23rd day of April 1812 by Joseph Delray, a J.P...that the mother of said son is aforesaid Sarah Luellen died in the Co. of Page and State of Iowa on the 8th day of May 1855....that he has been for the last four years a county charge supported as a pauper by the Co. of Taylor...that he has no children who can support him...and that his post office address is Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa."   signed by Zadock (his X mark) Luellen.   (See Page County prior to Taylor)

1878 - Zadock Lewelln (b ca 1785 PA) died Sept. 12.   He had been helpless for years.   Married Sarah Sickles Lewellen who died May 8, 1855 near Hawleyville (according to the pension papers of Zadock submitted on his son Zadock's Civil War Service Record.   Sons:   Isaiah (1812 Guernsey Co OH), Henry (1819), Nancy, Lucinda, Robert, Hannah, James, John, Zadock and Sarah.   Wil dated Oct. 22, 1874, l names:   son Isiah ($1.00), daughter Sarah Gladden ($1), daughter Nancy Miles, whom I haven't heard from for many years ($1), granddaughter Rebeca, daughter of his daughter Lucinda Gooden, $1., grandson John, son of James deceased ($1.), granddaughter Jane, daughter of his son James deceased ($1), grandson William son of his son James deceased ($1), grandson William, son of his son James $1, grandsons Robert and James, son of his son James $1, grandson Henry, son of John $1 and to his brothers and sister who are children of his son John, deceased, $1 each.   But grandchildren Mary Sowells, Eliza J. Alkire, Surptd Pac and Charles, Levi, Barton Thompson, Elizabeth and Allatha Adams, "I cannot give anything but hope them success in life.   And grandson Robert Lewellen and his sister Hannah I cannot give anything as they are each able to take care of themselves.   Great granddaughter, the daughter of my grandson William Lewellen who has recently died in Kansas, I cannot feel it necessary for me to give anything to.   Rest and resideue to esteemed friend, Nancy Miller, who has taken care of me but if she should die in my lifetime, to Benjamin Shannon and if he dies, to friend John Ross, son of William Ross, deceased.   Appoint Benjamin Shannon sole executor.  


1847 - Census shows Anderson Luallen, Elias Luallen, Pleasant Luallen, Thomas Carter

1860 - Census shows:
 Pleasant Luallen 45 (1815 KY), Evaline 18, Mirah J. 16, William A. 14, Emanuel 10, John 7, Dicy Miller 37, Amanda Denton 12, Amos Miller 4
   Elias Lewellon 39 (1821) KY, nancy 37, Sarah J. 13, James M. 11, John W. 4, Charles 2, Enon Hendren 14


1856 - Jesse Lewellen purchased property.   (Jesse was the father of William Thomas Lewellen.)   (See Muskingum County, Ohio before this)

1860 - Census shows Corydon, Wayne, IA - Jesse, Sarah, Lewellen and on the same page William T. and Lucinda Lewellen, AND on the same page Jesse’s adult children/families James, Harrison, John R. and Isaac.
   Jesse Lewellen 74 (1786) Virginia, Sarah 73 VA, James 49 (18110 VA), Harrison 47 (1813) VA
   John R. Lewellen 39 (1821) VA, Eleanor R.S. 41 PA, William A. White 18, Mary L. Patterson 8, Celisa F. Patterson 6
   William T. Lewellen 37 (1823) VA, Lucinda 30, John N 12, Sarah E. 10, George W. 8, Malissa 5, William M.A. 9/12
   Isaac Lewellen 30 (1830) VA, Martha E. 21, David T. 1   (See Wayne County, Iowa)
1890 - Lucinda (Phillips) Lewellen Boswell died.   She was born 1863 Vicksburg, MS, and was the wife of William Thomas Lewellen who was born Loudoun County, VA and died in Mississippi.1863.   After he died she married (2) a Boswell.

1913 - Corydon, Wayne Co., IA Newspaper
   John Nelson Lewellen, one of Wayne county’s pioneer residents, passed away last Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie James, after an illness of two months of complicated diseases, at the age of 65 years
   He was born September 9th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a son of Wm. T. Lewellen and wife. He came with his father to Wayne county in 1850, settling east of Corydon. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Anna M. Hand, who passed away in 1901, leaving three children, three having died in infancy. The children now living are Lucy E. Brewer, of Eldon, Iowa; Phurba E. Consoliver and Bessie E. James of Corydon.
   The funeral services were held Monday, conducted by Rev. C. C. Davis of the Christian church and the remains were laid to rest beside that of his wife in the Hogue cemetery.


1891 - Isaac Lewellyn, son of Jesse, arrived.   He was in Wayne County, Iowa before this.

1910 - THE CLARION CLIPPER, Clarion, Iowa, Aug 25, 1910
   Isaac Lewellyn Died Last Night
Another old and highly respected citizen of the county answered the final summons last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs John Powers, about five miles northwest of Clarion, and passed to his eternal reward. This was no less a person than Isaac Lewellyn, who has been a resident of Wright county since 1891.
   Deceased was born in Virginia Oct 5, 1829, being at the time of his death almost 81 years of age. When a young man he came west and was married to Martha Tipton in Davis county, Iowa, fifty-four years ago. This union was blessed with eight children, four boys and four boys [sic]. Two of the sons died when quite young and the living children are: Mrs Ben Peppers of Ottumwa, Mrs P.A. Richardson, Lakeport, Cal., Mrs John Powers, Mrs Chas Snyder, George and Bert Lewellyn--the later four living in this county.
Mr Lewellyn's death was due to the infirmities of old age. He had been quite feeble for some time, but up to a couple days ago was able to be up and around. On Tuesday he was taken worse rather suddenly and despite all possible aid passed away at the hour above stated.
He was the father of a stalwart and worthy family of boys and girls and the world is enriched to that extent for he and his estimable wife having lived in it.
Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon funeral services will be held at the Powers home at 1:30 o'clock and will be conducted by a Methodist minister from Mt Vernon. The relatives and friends will then accompany the mortal remains to Clarion Evergreen cemetery, where they will be laid to rest.
The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of numerous friends in this, one of the greatest sorrows that can come into their lives.
(Note:   Son of Jesse and Sarah...see Wayne County, Iowa)


Lewis Deacheboy ? was a private in Capt. Ballard's Company of Pennsylvania Militia, War of 1812 and was assigned the SW 1/2 of NE qtr of Sect 3 Twp 82 N, Range 33 and he assigned it to Harrison Lewelling, Jefferson W. Lewelling and James M. Lewelling.   Date assigned ?