Long Time Searching for Our Hannah Lewallen
We have just about exhausted our sources in our searches to find some clues as to our Hannah Lewallen's parentage.
Hannah Ward-Motley b. 1814 in Tenn.(One source indicates: b. 18 Oct 1813, Warren, KY or TN) (Native American Desc.-Cherokee) -Hannah is reported to have married in 1830 in Tenn. to a John Louallen who died in 1848.
Hannah died 1861/1862 in Walnut Shade, Mo. and is buried in Old Meadows Cemetery, Bull Creek, Mo. in an unmarked grave.
Children of b. & Hannah ?Ford ?Motley Lewallen:
1. Mary Jane Louallen b. 1839 in Tenn.
2. Bill-William b.
3. Keziah E.A.b. 9 April 1833 in NC. Married James Oliver 1859. Died 1921 Taney Co., Mo.
(James Oliver is believed to be a full blood Cherokee and his picture is said to have hung in the Bank in Branson, Mo.-He claimed our Grammy Polly as a first Cousin)
4. Mathew John b. 1835 in Tenn.
5. Jesse V. b. Dec. 1841 in Tenn.
6. Sarah Emmaline b. 1842 in Ark.(another source shows: b. 26 Oct 1844 in Mo)
7. George W. b. 13 Jan. 1843 in Mo./d.17 May, 1912 Dade Co.Mo.
8. James Ross b. 1845 in Mo.
9. Robert "Rob" b. 1847 in Taney Co., Mo.
10. Elizabeth D. b. 1848/49 (note: attacked Bud with knife as he tried to kill Stephen) Taney Co., Mo.
11. C. b. 1833 in Tenn.
Any and all clues are welcomed!
Uncle Billy Rex writes that they 'homesteaded land' in the area of Branson, Missouri.
Hannah is said to have been in the Izard County, Ark. area in or around 1840 before moving northward into Missouri. She is also said to have been part of the Great 'Removal', The Trail of Tears.
Posted by ludawn
at 12:37 PM EDT