John and Jane (Gregg) Lewellen, Monongalia VA, Fayette PA

Billie Harris - Jan 16, 2009

From Llewellyn Traces:

"Note tucked in family Bible

" ' War of 1812:   Thomas Lewellen, Asa Lewellen, Philip Lewellen, Benjamin Lewellen, and Samuel Lewellen, (and also) George Bell, Jonathan Bell (grandmother's name).

" ' Civil War:   Stephen Lewellen, Samuel Lewellen who died in service, A. G. Lewellen, W. A. Lewellen and Aaron B. Lewellen, uncle; Henry Bell, Eugenius Bell, Henry Bel and Calvin Bell, great uncle.   In Stonewall Jackson's Corp (Confederate Army) were John T. Bell and Edward Bell.

"This note was found among records of the family of James William Lewellen, son of Jacob M. and Mary (Bell) Lewellen and grandson of John and Jane (Gregg) Lewellen of Monongalia County, Virginia and Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

"Since relationships are mentioned for only two of the men in the list it would seem that most of these men earned a place on the list merely because the shared the same surnames - Lewellen and Bell - with the list-maker and not because they were identifiable relatives.   Or were allr elated?"