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Margaret Lynn

Margaret Lynn[1]

Female 1693 - 1773  (79 years)

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  • Name Margaret Lynn 
    Born 3 Jul 1693  County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1773  Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21509  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2019 

    Mother Margaret Neely Patton,   b. 1676, County Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F8167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Children 
    +1. Surveyor Thomas Lewis,   b. 27 Apr 1718, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1790, Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Brig. General Andrew H. [Indian Fighter] Lewis, Sr.,   b. 9 Oct 1720, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1781, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Colonel William Lewis,   b. 17 Nov 1724, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Sarah Lewis,   b. Est 1713, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F6475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Margaret Lyyn Lewis Painting
    Margaret Lyyn Lewis Painting
    p21509margaret_lyyn_lewis_large.jpg

    Documents
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Margaret-Lewis/6000000007577907318.
      Margaret Lewis (Lynn)
      Also Known As: "Leyn", "Linn"
      Birthdate: July 03, 1693
      Birthplace: Ruskie, Drumachose, Derry, Ireland
      Death: 1779 (85)
      Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, Bellefonte, Centre County, PA, United States
      Place of Burial: Lewis Family Estate, Augusta County, Virginia
      Immediate Family:

      Daughter of Dr. William David Lynn and Lady Margaret Neely Lynn
      Wife of Col. John ?The Pioneer? Lewis
      Mother of Capt. Samuel Lewis; Honorable Thomas Lewis; Brigadier General Andrew Lewis (Continental Army); Col William Lynn Lewis; Margaret Lynn Crow; Ann Lewis and Col. Charles Lewis
      Sister of Dr. John Lynn and Sarah Cameron Patton
      Sources

      Find A Grave Memorial# 8881775
      Loretta Lynn Layman, Doctor William Lynn of Ulster, Ireland and Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Links

      http://history.loftinnc.com/Lewis.htm
      https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LR34-WF8
      Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America: From the Middle of the Seventeenth Century Down to the Present Time, Volume 1 William Terrell Lewis Courier-journal job printing Company, 1893 - Doyle Collection - 454 pages Chiefly a record of some of the descendants of John Lewis. He was born in Donegal County, Ireland 1678 to Andrew Lewis and Mary Calhoun. He married Margaret Lynn. He died in Virginia 1 Feb 1762. They were the parents of seven children.

    2. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Margaret_Lynn_%285%29.
      Margaret Lynn
      b.03 Jul 1693 County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland
      d.1773 Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia

      F. William LynnABT 1672 - 1727
      M. Margaret PattonAbt 1676 - 1727
      m. Bef. 1693

      Dr. William Lynn Est 1690 - bet 1758
      Margaret Lynn 1693 - 1773
      Dr. John Lynn Abt 1695 - aft 1752
      Elizabeth Lynn Est 1696-1708 -
      Audley Lynn Est 1696-1708 - Bef 1757
      Charles Lynn Abt 1700 -
      Spouse and Children
      H. John Lewis, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1 677/78 - 1762
      W. Margaret Lynn 1693 - 1773, m. 1715

      Samuel Lewis 1716 -
      Thomas Lewis, Surveyor, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA 1718 - 1790
      Gen. Andrew Lewis 1720 - 1781
      Alice Lewis1722 -
      Maj. William Lynn Lewis 1724 - 1812
      Margaret Lynn Lewis 1726 -
      Anne Lewis 1728 -
      Col. Charles Lewis, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA 1735/36 - 1774

      Name Margaret Lynn
      Gender Female
      Birth 03 Jul 1693, County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland
      Marriage 1715 County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland to John Lewis, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
      Death? 1773 Bellefonte, Augusta County, Virginia
      ? Advisory on the Parentage of Margaret Lynn

      Some sources have mistakenly placed this Margaret Lynn as the daughter of David Lynn "Lord Laird of Loch Lynn, Scotland". That is incorrect, she is the GRANDDAUGHTER of David Lynn and daughter of William Lynn (David Lynn's son) and Margaret Patton. Her birthdate of 03 July, 1693 makes her too young to have been a daughter of David Lynn. According to one source, Margaret Lynn had a diary entry saying she was the granddaughter of the Laird of Lynn.
      INCORRECT INFORMATION:
      From the book "SOME PROMINENT VIRGINIA FAMILIES" page 643, "That John Lewis went to Scotland and married Margaret, the daughter of Lord Lynn, who lived on Loch (Lake) Lynn. Page 622 of the same book it says " IV. Col Andrew Lewis 4 John 3, Andrew 2, William 1), son of John Lewis (Pioneer) and Margaret Lynn, daughter of the Laird of Loch Lynn, chieftain of the once powerful Clan of Loch Lynn...."

      First, Lynn was never a Scottish clan and is not listed as such, nor as a sept of a clan, in any of six well-known works on Scottish clans: (1) "Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland", C. Thomas Cairney and C. Thomas Cairney, Ph.D., McFarland & Company, Inc., North Carolina (1989); (2) "The Highland Clans: the Dynastic Origins, Chiefs, and Background of the Clans and of Some Other Families Connected with Highland History", Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk and David Hicks, Bramhall House, New York (1977); (3) "Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland", Thomas Brumby Johnston, F.R.G.S., F.R.S.E. & F.S.A.S., and Colonel James A. Robertson, F.S.A.S., W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh and London (1872); (4) "The History of Scotland - Its Highlands, Regiments and Clans", James Browne, LL.D., Francis A. Niccolls & Co., Edinburgh, London, and Boston (1909); (5) "Sketches of the Clans of Scotland", Clansmen J.M.P. - F.W.S., MacLachlan & Stewart, Edinburgh (1884); (6) "The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland", Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Johnston and Bacon, Edinburgh (1971).

      Second, according to Scottish law and custom, a laird or lord would never be called the laird of a body of water but of the land on which he was seated. The Lynns were lords of a minor barony of the same name located in the parish of Dalry, Ayrshire, from about 1204 until 1532; from 1532 to about 1659, they were lords only of Over Lynn, the mains of the former barony (having sold most of the property to the Boyds in 1532). The Lynes were lords of a minor barony of the same name located in the parish of Lyne, Peeblesshire from the mid 12th century to the early 13th. Both baronies are extinct.

      Finally, and in any case, the so-called diary of Margaret (Lynn) Lewis was exposed in a 1948 Richmond Times-Dispatch article as a work of fiction. The author in fact was a known, frequent contributor to southern literary magazines, Fanny Fielding; and Fanny Fielding was the pen name of Mary Jane Stith Upshur. See, "Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography", James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, New York (1889) ' Vol. 6, pp. 214, 733; "Dictionary of American Biography", Francis S. Drake, Boston (1879) - p. vii; "Living Female Writers of the South", Edit. Author of 'Southland Writers', Philadelphia (1872) ' pp.416-19; and "Southland Writers", Ida Raymond, Philadelphia (1870) - Vol. 2, pp. 799-805.

    3. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8862931/andrew-h_-lewis.
      Andrew H. Lewis
      Birth 9 Oct 1716
      County Donegal, Ireland
      Death 26 Sep 1781 (aged 64)
      Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia
      Burial: East Hill Cemetery
      Salem, Virginia
      Plot Top of Hill at the Center of the Cemetery
      American Pioneer and Patriot. He surveyed the lands of the Greenbrier and Cowpasture River Valleys and served in General George Washington's Virginia Regiment. He fought in the French and Indian War and was imprisoned by the French for 13 months. As a Colonel in Dunsmore's War in 1774 he and his 600 men fought and defeated Chief Cornstalk and his Shawnee Warriors in the Battle of Point Pleasant, which has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolution. After his military career he served on the Governor Council under both Governor Thomas Jefferson and Governor Thomas Nelson. In 1781 he was return to his home near Salem Virginia when he was taken ill and died in present day Bedford County, Virginia.

    4. [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).

    5. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia_-_Surnames_K-O.
      James Lynn (Beverley Manor SW, 538 acres, 1747), son of John Lynn, Sr., listed below.

      John Lynn, Sr. (Beverley Manor NW, 320 acres, 1749), known as "Dr. John Lynn" (b. abt. 1695, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, d. aft. 1752, poss. North Carolina), his sister Margaret Lynn married John Lewis, one of the first settlers of Augusta County, VA. [Note: John Lynn's death was apparently after 1752, as 1752 Augusta County court record states that "Dr. John Linn had left the County, 1752" [Chalkley's "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement", vol. I, p. 307]].

      John Lynn, Jr. (Beverley Manor NW, 383 acres, 1749), son of John Lynn, Sr., listed above.

    6. [S100] Internet Source, http://www.house-of-lynn.com/Margaret_Lynn_Lewis.html.
      Interesting Reading

    7. [S80] Google Books, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA5.
      GENEALOGY OF THE LEWIS FAMILY By: William Terrell Lewis.
      ... About the middle of the 17th Century four brothers of the Lewis family left Wales, viz.:
      SAMUEL, went to Portugal; nothing more is known of him.
      WILLIAM, died in Ireland
      GENERAL ROBERT, died in Gloucester county, Va; and
      JOHN, lied in Hanover county, Virginia
      William (above) one of the Welsh brother, died in Ireland. He married a Miss McClelland and left one son, viz.: Andrew, who married Mary Calhoun, and left issue, viz: John b. 1678; married Margaret Lynn. and Samuel, b. 1680, left no issue.

      John, born in Ireland, and is styled as Pioneer John Lewis by Campbell in his history of Virginia. In 1720 he killed an Irish landlord and fled to America, and finally settled near where the town of Staunton, in Augusta county, VA. now stands. ...
      When Augusta county was organized, he was the founder of Staunton, the county seat, and was one of the first magistrates appointed in the county by the Governor. The last thirty years of his life were devoted to advancing the interest of the little community he founded. He died in 1762, thirty years after coming to Augusta....
      John was born in Ireland, and is styled as Pioneer John LEWIS BY CAMPBELL IN HIS HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. IN 1720 He killed an Irish landlord and fled to America, and finally settled near where the town of Staunton, in Auguhttps://www.google.com/books/edition/Genealogy_of_the_Lewis_Family_in_America/fu4wAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcoversta Co. VA now stands.