John Thurman Jr., died in 1855, leaving a large family of children. Richard Thurman married Sallie Lewellen, a woman of large charities, who supplied many poor persons with food from her bakery. Placed at one period of her life in great poverty and difficulties, by patient industry, energy, and economy, sh not only retrieved the fortunes of her husband, but reaped a fortune for herself. Mrs. Thurman died in 1840, leaving two children, one of whom was Samuel Thurman of Lynchburg. A sketch of Mrs Thurman, portraying her fine traits of character and her magnanimity, was written at the time of her death by Richard K. Cralle of Lynchburg. In 1785 John Thurman Sr., was one of a committee of four appointed to view the nearest and best way for a road from the county line near Richard Timberlake's, leading past Samuel Scott's plantation and Tate's mill to Lynch's ferry. In 1920 John Thurman, Jr. was mayor of Lynchburg.

Source: Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Embracing the History ..., by Ruth Hairston, p. 517

Sally Lewellin married Richard Thurman, 2 DEC 1805 in Campbell Co., VA[1]

Sally's mother was a Lewellin named Elizabeth who was alive in 1805 when she gave consent for her daughter's marriage.

  1. "Marriages of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1810
    compiled and published by Lucy Harrison Miller Baber and Hazel Letts Williamson, Lynchburg, Virginia 1971" ↩︎