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Richard Lewallen & the many errors posted on the internet

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Richard Lewallen & the many errors posted on the internet

Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2006 10:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would like to report the many errors made on Richard Lewallen born 1763 Prince Edward Co, VA died May 08, 1833 Anderson Co, TN.

I believe Richard Lewallen was married 1st to Unknown spouse & had 3 children.

The reason being 3 children were born prior to his marriage to Gracey Stokley, but were named in his Ref: DAR # 381533; Rev War Pension, File
W-26211.

The reason I believe this is: Richard Lewallen married March 30, 1793 Norfolk Co, VA to Gracey Stokley. They had 8 known children.

Richard Lewallen married 3rd July 01, 1818 Anderson Co, TN to Parazeda Vowell. They had 4 known children.

15 children mentioned below!
Ref: DAR # 381533; Rev War Pension, File W-26211
LEWALLEN RICHARD (b 1763 Prince Edward Co, VA & d May 8, 1833 prob. Anderson Co.) Lived Prince Edward Co, VA during the war. Entered the service as Pvt. 1781. Service-VA Line. Age 71-1832 pension list-Anderson Co, TN; 1834 P. L.W. m 1st 1773 Norfolk Co, VA to Grace Stokley, m 2nd June 1, 1818 Anderson Co, TN to Parazeda Vowell. Children: John, Samuel, Richard, Charles, Betsy married Samuel Moore, Polly married Jesse Patton, Susannah married James Kirkpatrick, Milly, Ann, Alexander, Nancy, Daniel, Jesse, Louise, & Freeman.

The John Robert Babil LEWALLEN reported all over the Internet & on Roots Web is NOT A SON of Richard Lewallen & Unknown!

Richard Lewallen's son JOHN LEWALLEN was born Abt 1790 Prince Edward Co, VA & died January 06, 1839 Anderson Co, TN. He was married to Nancy Unknown born Abt. 1790 & died March 18, 1846 Anderson Co, TN.

Richard Lewallen 1st appeared in Anderson Co, TN records in 1801. John Lewallen was probably 11 or 12 years old when he arrived in TN & remained in
Anderson Co, TN his entire life!

Another son who has been grossly depicted incorrectly was:
Samuel Smith Lewallen but I may have finally gotten his information corrected!

Richard Lewallen & 2nd wife Gracey Stokley had a son Samuel Smith Lewallen born January 01, 1807 Anderson Co, TN & died January 30, 1870 Anderson Co, TN married to Catherine Leinart. Lived their entire life in Anderson Co, TN.

Please use care on the other children of Richard Lewallen.

Thank you,
Gloria Fay (Harmon) Burris

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