Doddridge County Roots

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John Griffin LEWELLYN

Male 1777 - 1861  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name John Griffin LEWELLYN 
    Born CA 1777  South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1858  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1
    Died 1861  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A death record for John Lewellyn has not been found. His will was signed on May 18 1861, amended on Jul 19 1861 pertaining to a land matter, and probated on Dec 25 1861, all in Doddridge County. His will stipulated that his body was to be laid to rest near his family in the West Union cemetery.
    Buried (UNMARKED)  Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Allegany County, Maryland, enumerated in Sep 1850:
      John Lewellyn, 73, b. S. Wales, farmer, value of real estate $2500, unable to read or write; Abigail, 65, b. New Jersey; Philip, 24, b. Md.
      In the next household:
      Charlotte Dawson, 26; Jacob Dawson, 30; Sarah Dawson, 2; George Clyce, 16, laborer; Sarah Clark, 16.

      1860 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 5 1860:
      J. Lewellen, 78, b. England, retired farmer; Eliza, 45, b. Va. Both indicated as being unable to read or write.
    Person ID I45542  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 15 May 2016 

    Father John LEWELLEN 
    Mother Mary ___ 
    Family ID F21049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail SPENCER,   b. CA 1785, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1858  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1818  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Charlotte LLEWELLYN,   b. CA 1823, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth "Eliza" DAVIS,   b. CA 1817, Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Apr 1858  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F18532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - (UNMARKED) - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S184] 1850 Census.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    5. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)), pp. 16 & 26.
      There are two entries for this marriage, presumably one for the marriage license or bond, and the other for the marriage itself: (1) Identified as John Lewellen, 69; and Eliza Dotson, 41, dau of Benjamin L. Davis. Married Apr 21 1858. (2) Identified as John Lewellen, widowed, 69, b. England, res. Doddridge Co, son of John & Mary; and Elizabeth Dotson, widowed, 41, b. Lewis Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Benjamin L. & Eliza. Married Apr 22 1858.