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Re: Folwells from PA

David Jones (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jan 2006 11:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Falwell, Fallwell, Folwell, Follwell
Hello Linda, A few days ago I posted this info to the Buckingham County, VA board looking for more info about my ancestor Elisha Fallwell (1776 VA - 1857 TN). Perhaps it will be of some help to you: "I've also wondered if our line of Elisha is somehow connected to the Joseph Fallwell family also living in Marshall Co., TN in 1860. As I recall (??!) this fellow is from NJ or something like that?! It seems odd to me that two families with a fairly uncommon surname would end up in the same rural TN county unless there was some connection. I also wonder if our Elisha and this Joseph are also related to the famous Philadelphia professional artist Samuel Folwell (note spelling) (1764-1824). There is a good story (with photos of their works) about Samuel and his wife Ann Elizabeth in the Feb. 1981 issue of "The Magazine Antiques". He and his wife ran a school to teach needlepoint etc... to young girls... If Joseph is indeed from NJ he is probably a closer relative to Samuel than Elisha, but the Philadelphia to VA to TN migration was a very common trip for many of our TN ancestors and I wouldn't be surprised if they were cousins of some type." Good luck, Dave
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Genie_Mom 6 Apr 2007 5:24AM GMT 
melonellen 7 Apr 2007 3:29PM GMT 
kwfalwell 7 Apr 2007 6:12PM GMT 
Mary (Fallwell) McCoy 18 Jan 2006 4:56AM GMT 
David Jones 20 Jan 2006 5:51AM GMT 
Genie_Mom 18 Jan 2006 2:56PM GMT 
David Jones 20 Jan 2006 6:02AM GMT 
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