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Colonel William Lewis[1, 2]

Male 1724 - 1811  (86 years)


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  • Name William Lewis 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Born 17 Nov 1724  County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1811  Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1036  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 

    Father John Gilbert of Beverley Manor 'Pioneer' Lewis,   b. 1 Feb 1677, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1762, Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret Lynn,   b. 3 Jul 1693, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F6475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Montgomery,   b. Est 1724, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • Col. William Lewis, s/o Pioneer John, of Augusta county, was an officer under General Braddock and was wounded at his defeat. William was also an elder in the Presbyterian church and resided at Sweet Springs, in Virginia. He married Ann Montgomery, had eight children and died in 1811. Children: Margaret, m. James McFarland of Pittsburgh, PA, Major John, s/o Wm. Lewis, was an officer in the Revolutionary war and commanded a company at the battle of Monmouth. In 1777 Wm. Lewis was with Washington at Valley Forge.
      https://www.google.com/books/edition/Genealogy_of_the_Lewis_Family_in_America/fu4wAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
    Children 
     1. Major John [Montgomery] Lewis,   b. Est 1750, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Sweet Springs, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Newspaper Article Andrew Lewis
Daily Arkansas Gazette May 22,1904
    Newspaper Article Andrew Lewis Daily Arkansas Gazette May 22,1904
    19436LewisAndrew DailyArkansasGazette May22,1904.jpg
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg
    Alexander McClanahan
    Alexander McClanahan
    MinistersFamII-010168-319.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia_-_Surnames_K-O.
      Andrew Lewis, (Beverley Manor NE, 185 acres, 1765), (b. 24 April 1720, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland, d. abt. 1781/2), son of John Lewis, listed below.

      John Lewis (Beverley Manor NE, 2071 acres, 1738), (b. 01 Feb 1677/78, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland, d. 01 Feb 1762, Augusta County, VA), m. Margaret Lynn (1693-1773). This John Lewis is sometimes confused with another John Lewis, from Shenandoah County, Virginia.
      William Lewis (Beverley Manor NM, 120 acres 1765, adjoining a 400-acre tract acquired from his father, John Lewis (listed above), in 1745), (b. 17 November 1724, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland).

    2. [S132] Revolutionary War Pension Applications, https://sites.rootsweb.com/~varockbr/williamlewisblwt1300-400.htm.
      Augusta County Pension Applications
      Transcribed by C. Leon Harris

      [The folder notes that William Lewis was a Major. Any original documents in the folder were destroyed by fire in 1800. The file does contain the following biographical notes from published histories.]
      From the History of Augusta Co Va B J L Peyton Page 340
      Col William Lewis was born in Ireland in 1724
      Col Wm Lewis 3rd son of John Lewis & Margaret Lynn his wife. He was educated at a school in Virginia & received a liberal education, went to Philadelphia where graduated in Medecine. Returning to Virginia he volunteered for service in the War 1753-4. was wounded at the Battle of Braddock's defeat [9 Jul 1755] returned to Augusta Co. & practiced medicine. In 1776 he accepted a commission as a Colonel in the old Continental line and served in the Army until 1781 when he removed from Augusta to the Sweet Springs Va 1790, where he died in 1812.

      From the Annals of Agusta Co Va by Waddele.
      William Lewis 1724 - 1811
      Born in Ireland was one of four brothers, prominent in the Revolutionary War. he was also engaged in the French & Indian War under the direction of his brother Gen Andrew Lewis.
      See also
      https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA6

    3. [S80] Google Books, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA5.
      Children of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn:
      Samuel, b. Ireland, 1716; died unmarried
      Thomas b. in Ireland, 1718, m. Jane Strother
      General Andrew, b. Ireland, 1720 m. Elizabeth Givens
      Margaret 1726 died unmarried;
      Anne, b. 1728 died unmarried
      Colonel Charles, b. 1736; m. Sarah Murray

    4. [S80] Google Books, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA12.
      Col. William Lewis, s/o Pioneer John, of Augusta County, was an officer under General Braddock and was wounded at his defeat. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church and resided at Sweet Springs in Virginia. He married Ann Montgomery, had eight children and died in 1811.
      Issue:
      Margaret m. James McFarland, of Pittsburgh, PA
      Major John was an officer in the Revolutionary war and commanded a company at the battle of Monmouth. He married Jane S. Thomson, and Mary Preston; left issue and died at Sweet Springs in Virginia in 1823.
      Major Thomas, s/o Col. Wm. Lewis, born 1761. He was appointed as Major of the US Army by Washington. He was greatly distinguished for gallantry and was called the 'Modern Chevalier Bayard>" He killed Dr. Bell of SC in a diel, and died in 1804. He was an officer in Waynes army.
      Alexander, born 1763; married and left posterity; died in 1804.
      Col. Wm. T. Lewis, s/o of Col. Wm., b. in 1766; married Elizabeth Cabell of Nelson Co., VA He died childless at Mount Athos, his home, near Lynchburg, VA in 1828. Member of Congress and came within a few votes once of being elected Governor of VA.
      Agatha, d/o Wm. Lewis b. 1774; m. Col. Oliver Towles, of Campbell Co., VA in 1794. She died in 1843, leaving posterity.
      Elizabeth M. b. 1777; married Col John Trent, of Cumberland Co., VA died in 1837 leaving posterity.
      Dr. Charles W. Lewis, b. 1780; United States Quartermaster m. Mary B. Irvine -- had issue.