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Rosanna C Hampton and Samuel Jack

Rosanna C Hampton
b. 15 October 1796, to Preston and Elizabeth Hampton
d. 2 February 1867, Posey, Switzerland, Indiana
bur. Jack Cemetery, Switzerland County, Indiana

Rosanna Hampton gravestone

Rosanna Hampton gravestone

m. 15 June 1815, Boone County, Kentucky or 10 June 1815, Pendleton County, Kentucky
Samuel Jack
b. 30 June 1792, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky to John and Mary (Mason) Jack
d. 30 March 1834, Posey Township, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Jack Cemetery, Switzerland County, Indiana

Samuel Jack gravestone

Samuel Jack gravestone

Children with Samuel Jack:

  • Wade Hampton (1816-1887)
  • John James
  • Angeline (b. 1820) married Emer Butler
  • Edward Hampton (b. 1823)
  • Samuel Conner (b. 1825)
  • Eliza Smith (b. 1828)
  • Mary Emron (1831 – before 1840)
  • Benjamin F. (b. 1834 – died in infancy)

Rosanna moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, in about 1819 from Kentucky. She appears in the U.S. Census from 1820 through 1860 in Switzerland County.

Samuel was a Presbyterian and he served in the War of 1812. He moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, in 1819 from Gallatin County, Kentucky. He had entered land there in 1816 and is shown in the 1820 and 1830 census in Switzerland County. He was a farmer and a Democrat. He was a Justice of the Peace in Switzerland County, 1821-38, 1832-34, and was a Freemason. Samuel Jack served in the House of the Indiana General Assembly, 1829-1830.

Submitted by:
Erin K. Larson
Noblesville IN
E-mail: erinklarson@comcast.net

William Lewelling

William Lewelling
b. 28 September 1817, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach and Jane (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. before 11 December 1847, Indiana

m. 21 February 1838, Henry County, Indiana
Cyrena “Sirena” Wilson
b. 27 November 1817, Highland County, Ohio, to Michael C. and Rebecca (Reece) Wilson
d. 19 November 1856, Henry County, Iowa

Children with Cyrena Wilson:

  • Rebecca (1839–1922) married (1) Allan Hampton, (2) [–?–] Frazier, (3) [–?–] Chantry
  • Elvina (1840–1909) married (1) Joseph H. Bond, (2) Lew Trueblood
  • Anna (b. 1842) married Norton Hockett
  • Asa Guy (1845–1941) married Amanda Virginia Hord
  • Lorenzo Dow (1846–1900) married Angeline C. Cook

In 1838 William Lewelling moved with his brothers, Henderson and John, to Henry County, Iowa.

William, a Quaker minister, was a powerful advocate of the abolition of slavery. In 1847, while lecturing either in Illinois or Indiana, “with great fervor, power, and energy” on his constant theme, William was taken ill and afterwards “took to his bed and never arose.”

At the time of this lecture, William had admonished his friends and assistant, “Thee will have to look after Cyrena and the children, Eric.” Within a short time Cyrena Lewelling became the wife of Eric Knudson. But in 1856 a fire took Cyrena’s life, and the Lewelling children became orphans.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX