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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Deed between Rachel Barnett and Jacob Lewellen in Ohio, Kentucky

Deed between Jacob Lewellen and Rachel Barnett
Ohio County, KY,
14 August 1801
Book BB, p 394:

This indenture made this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and one between Rachel Barnett widow of Robert Barnett deceased and Joseph Barnett son and heir of the said Robert Barnett by Samuel Work his Guardian all of the County of Ohio and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Jacob Lewellen of the same county and commonwealth aforesaid of the other part whereas the said Jacob Lewellen purchased of the aforesaid Robert Barnett in his life time a certain parcel and part of a tract of land and paid the said Robert the full consideration therefore and the said Robert having departed this life before and with out conveying to the said Jacob the aforesaid parcel of land according to the true intent of the contract between him and the said Robert and Jacob the said Jacob sometime after the death of the said Robert exhibited his bill in chancery in the quarter session Courts of Ohio County against the aforesaid Robert and Joseph to compel a conveyance of the said land as by the said bill will more fully appear and there upon obtained a device against the aforesaid Rachel and Joseph for that part . ___ this indenture witnesseth that the said Rachel Barnett and Joseph Barnett by Samuel Work his Guardian for and in consideration of the ____ and in obedience to the before mentioned decree and by and in virtue thereof hath assigned transferred and released and made over unite the said Jacob the said parcel of land and by these presents doth assign transfer and make over release unto ___ and confirm unto the said Jacob Lewellen his heirs forever the aforesaid part of a tract or parcel of land lying and being ___ in the county of Ohio upon the waters of Rough Creek that being a part of Walker Daniels survey of and thousand four hundred and ninety five acres Beginning for the same at John Peake and Massey Thomas line to another corner of the said Thomas land and also a corner of the said Jacob's land thence with the of Robert Barnetts land so the corner of the said Robert's land standing in the field of the said Jacobs Thence to Benjamin Fawlers line and another corner of the said Jacob's land Thomas with said Fawlers line to the North corner of the said Fawlers land and thence by a straight line to the Beginning containing as supposed to certain fifty acres of land be the same more or less. Together with the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or on any wise appertaining with the rents uses and profits thereof and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances unto him the said Jacob Lewellen and his heirs and assigns and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatever. In witness whereof we have hereunto __ our hands and seals this day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Stephen Cleaver
John Peak
Isaac Powers

Rachel Barnett
Joseph Barnett
By S Work his guardian

This deed from Rachel Barnett and Joseph Barnett by Samuel Work his guardian was proved before me Aquilla Field Clerk of the Quartersissions Court of Ohio County on the seventh day of September 1801 by the oaths of Stephen Cleaver and Isaac Powers two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on the fifth day of October 1801 the same deed was proved by the oath of John Peak one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to record.

Transcribed by Renae Curtis

Only mentions Jacob Lewellen. Shows he is living in Ohio County, KY in 1801. Neighbors of Jacob Lewellen are Robert and Rachel Barnett (son and heir Joseph Barnett, Robert deceased by 1801), Benjamin Fawler, Walker Daniels, Massey Thomas.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Information about John White Lewellen and Jane E. Trabue

Here's some info from the book "The Huguenot-Bartholomew Dupuy and his Descendants," written by Rev. B.H. Dupuy in 1908 (click the title to go to a digital copy of the book on You can also find a digital copy at

On page 303 it mentions my Lewellen Line.

Edward Trabue, m. 2d., Jane E. Clay, (p264).
VIII. Jane E. Trabue (Twin), b. Woodford Co., KY Nov 7, 1805; d., Winchester, MO Jan 20, 1888, at the residence of her son, Jacob Lewellen; m. in Missouri, 1824, John White Lewellen, of Welsh descent, b., in Ky., about 1805; d., Montgomery Co., MO 1886; (The name was originally spelled "Lewellyn", but John White changed his to "Lewellen," to which spelling his posterity had adhered excepting his grandson, Charles Trabue, who resumed the old spelling).

The rest of their lineage is on page 310.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Info on Robert Lewellen

Information from Joan Kimball (of Carthage, Missouri) on the Lewellens:

1) Jasper County Land Records (earliest records available = 1841) has a land transaction for:
Robert Lewellen from Isaac Gibson on the 30th Sep 1848.

2) No mention of Robert Lewellen in all three Jasper County Histories

3) List of Lewellens in all 6 cemetery records:
  • Lewallen, Mary 1856-1917 wife of E.E. (Avilla Cemetery)
  • Lewellen, Elizabeth 1872-1920
  • Lewellen, Benj.
  • Lewellen, Lewis Clark 7 Jun 1891-4 Sept 1908
  • Lewellen, Clark 1851 (avilla cemetery)
  • Lewellen, John 3 May 1852-25 Aug 1890
  • Lewellen, Carrie A 1889-1896 dau. of J.H. (Ga. City Cemetery)

4)No Lewellens in Dale County Histories

5) No will from Probate Courts. Dicy Lewellen was appointed guardian of the following children in 1854: William, Stephen, James, Joseph, Robert, Jane, Nancy.

There are several entries in the book on the adm. of the estate mostly the appointment of John Hornback as the administrator. These are written in a book and no one knows where the papers are.

Other Probate Records:

A. Jan 11, 1853 John Hornback was appointed administor and Dica Lewelleln relinquishes her right to be administrator. $800 ___ & John Gibson & Hames Hornback were securities.

B. Nancy Bayneems against Robert Lewellen est. for $9.07

C. William ___ against Robert Lewellen est. for $5.57

D. William G. Burden against Robert Lewellen est. for $12.75

E. Lorenzo Speegle against Robert Lewellen est. for $4.25

F. John Walker against Robert Lewellen est. for $20.00

G. Rice & Chenault against Robert Lewellen est. for $1.82

6) There are 2 Jasper County Marriages for up through 1861:

Smith, Daniel & America Elinor Lewellen 20 Aug 1856

Lewellen, William & Mary Ledford 7 Mar 1858

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lewellen's in Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia

Found this today on the internet:

Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia, Under the Editorial Supervision of Bernard L. Butcher ... With an Account of the Resurces and Industries of the Upper Monongahela Valley and the Tributary Region By Bernard Lee Butcher, James Morton Callahan: "The earliest known ancestor of the Jones family was the JONES mother of Jacob Jones who married second Samuel Lewellen and removed with him from near Wilmington Delaware to Loudoun county Virginia where they lived until about"1770 The Lewellens then moved across the mountains and settled on Cheat river establishing the old Lewellen Ferry in Monongalia county Virginia now West Virginia near the Pennsylvania line Samuel Lewellen obtained a grant of land there in 1771 and his name is prominently mentioned in the old records among the early settlers of the county Of the children of Samuel Lewellen the names of the following have been preserved Philip Jacob Benjamin Thomas David Asa Mary Samuel Doctor who is said to have been the eighth child Their descendants settled in West Virginia western Pennsylvania and Indiana and were scattered throughout the United States II Jacob Jones born in Wilmington Delaware"

Saturday, May 9, 2009

2nd Marriage of Ellen Brantley Lewellen

From Lloyd McConnell of Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 13, 1978:
"Today I found where A.J. Brown, 62, of Cherokee County, Oklahoma married Ellen Brantley, 45, on December 16th 1906 at Fayettefille, Arkansas. J.F. Leake, was the Justice of the Peace."

A.J. Brown was the second husband of Ellen Brantley Lewellen.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Robert & Abigail Lewellen, 1856

I don't know where this family fits into my Lewellen line either, but this document is from settlement book 17 page 550 for Robert Lewellen's estate w/ Abigail Lewellen as the administratrix

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Land Record of Jacob Lewellen of Hardin County, KY

Click here: Land Record of Jacob Lewellen

shows that Jacob was in Hardin County, KY in 1799