The Lewallen family reunion committee is in search of descendants of the first generation of Llewellyn that settled in America and may be residing in the Thomson area.
Thomas Llewellyn, born in Wales in 1645, came to the colony of Virginia in 1663. the Llewellyn name has gone through several spellings. Llewellyn became Lewelling, Luallin, Luelling, Lewellin, and eventually Lewallen. Today there are family groups around the United States with each of these spellings who can trace their roots back to Thomas Llewellyn. Joseph C. Lewallen was the fourth generation and direct descendant of Thomas Llewellyn. He immigrated to Franklin County, Ga., in 1805.
Descendants of Thomas Llewellyn and Joseph C. Lewallen are invited to join other family members at the Lewallen Family Reunion held at Nails Creek Baptist Church on Sept. 21. The historic Northeast Georgia church is located near the intersection of Georgia Highways 63 and 51 in Banks County.
The covered dish lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall at 1 p.m. Please bring enough food and drink for your family. Plates, cups, utensils, ice, etc., will be provided. A short business meeting and family history update will follow the meal.
For additional information and directions to the church please contact any of the following Lewallen family reunion committee members: Ruth Lewallen Lawson (706-677-1994) Annette Lewallen Sewell (706-677-1121), Mary Ariail Wright (770-887-2493) or Dennis Lewallen (770-350-0553).