History of the Restoration Movement

George Arthur *Lewellen


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G. A. Llewellyn

George Arthur Lewellen, A.B. '85, A.M. '86, Baldwyn, Miss. Born May 31, '62. Received preparatory training in public school in Miss.; attended Mars Hill College (Ala.) one year. After graduation served one year as minister of church, and as teacher in Henry Academy, New Castle, Ky. Then Principal of High School and minister of church at Mississippi for 2 years. Was then minister of church and President of West Tennessee Christian College, Henderson, Tennessee for 4 years. Next he was called to Colliersville, Tennessee where he is now engaged as minister of Christian Church and President of Bellevue Male College. Has also served churches at Guntown and Baldwyn, Miss. and Lebanon, Ky.-- From the Kentucky University Alumni Directory for the years 1861 to 1896 compiled by George Winfield Kemper.

Professor G. A. Lewellen, professor of Bible history at the Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, died at his home on Jan. 4. Prof. Lewellen was born in Mississippi in 1863. He graduated from Transylvania College of Kentucky in 1885, receiving his A. B. Degree. In 1889 he was elected president of the West Tennessee Christian College, serving in that capacity until 1893. From 1893 until 1903 he occupied the president's chair of Bellevue College of Tennessee, and from 1903 to 1909 he was president of Texas Christian University. At that time the school was located in Waco, moving to Fort Worth in 1910. ---The American Educational Review, Vol. 33, Feb. 1912, 251. 

-From Tom L. Childers (Find-A-Grave)

Note: Some other things of interest concerning G.A. Lewellen is that in 1890, a professor at West Tennessee Christian College, he preached a meeting in Henderson, Tennessee. A young student responded to the invitation to be baptized. His name was N.B. Hardeman. He was baptized by another teacher, and elder of the Henderson church, R.P. Meeks.

G.A. Lewellen
Photo courtesy of Robin Llewellyn

Tom L. Childers - Find-A-Grave

Advertisement For West Tennessee Christian College

-Gospel Advocate, January 8, 1890, page 29

Advertisement For West Tennessee Christian College

Gospel Advocate, January, 28, 1890, page 20

Gospel Advocate, August 20, 1890, page 541

Directions To The Grave of G.A. Lewellen

G.A. Lewellen is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. The cemetery is relatively close to Texas Christian University where G.A. Lewellen taught. Access to the location begins with being in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Take I-35W to I-30 heading west. Take the University Dr. exit 12A. Turn left, north, on University Drive. Turn left on White Settlement Rd. The cemetery office will be on your right. Continue until you can enter the cemetery at the main entrance where the four horses and flags are located. Enter the cemetery. Go past the first round-about, then through the next cross street. Then look for the LOCKYEAR Historical Marker. The Lewellen plot is just in front of the Lockyear family plot. Just look for the GILMORE plot and walk straight behind it to find the *Lewellen plots. Plot Info: Section E. Block 9, Lot 104, Space 1. While in the cemetery be sure to visite the grave of two other Restoration Movement preachers, John Straiton and R.C. Hampton.

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Greenwood Memorial Park

James A. *Llewellyn
June 3, 1901-February 19, 1963

Lilla B. *Llewellyn

George A. *Llewellyn

Photos Taken July 31, 2012
Site built on November 24, 2012
Courtesy of Scott Harp

*Special thanks to Tom L. Childers for providing information helpful to this site. According to a report he made on Find-A-Grave, he stated that according to G.A. Lewellen's grandson, the daughter of G. A. Lewellen changed the family name to Llewellyn and updated the grave markers to reflect the change.

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