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PATRIOT General William [Givens] Lewis

Male 1764 - 1825  (61 years)


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  • Name William [Givens] Lewis 
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix General 
    Born 1764  Cowpasture, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1825  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21517  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Anne Givens,   b. 1724, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1749  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of Andrew and Elizabeth Anne Givens Lewis:
      Samuel Lewis (c.1748-1763)
      John Lewis (1750?1788)
      Thomas Lewis (1752?1800)
      Andrew Lewis, Jr. (1759?1844)
      Ann Lewis (1760)
      William Lewis (1764?1812)
      Charles Lewis (c.1768-1781)
    Notes 
    • https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Settlers_of_the_Calfpasture_in_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia

      Acting under an order of council, John Lewis and James Patton surveyed in 1744 a tract nearly fifteen miles long, but nowhere more than about one and one-eighth miles broad. Their map shows it cross-sectioned into twenty-three lots, the first lying where Goshen now stands and the last rather to the north of Deerfield. With a single exception, every lot had already been taken by some settler. The following tabular statement shows consecutively the number of the lot, the name of the settler, the acreage, the purchase price, when stated in the deed, and the early transfers of title. In those instances where the deed was issued to some other individual than the original settler, the name is given in brackets. The name of a wife is also thus given.

      In 1743, John Lewis and James Patton obtained a grant for 10,500 acres on Calfpasture River in western Augusta County. (Source: "Ulster Scots in Virginia", by Richard McMaster)

      In 1744, an early settlement on 16,500 acres on the Calfpasture granted to James Patton and John Lewis was very closely associated with the James River and Roanoke settlements. The original settlers were Alexander Dunlap, William Jameson, Thomas Gilham, Robert Crockett, David Davis, Thomas Weems, Henry Gray, Francis Donally, Robert Gay, Samuel Hodge, John Miller, Robert Bratton, James Lockridge, John Graham, Robert Gwin, John Preston, William Warwick, James Carlisle, Jacob Clements, John Campbell, James Carter, Loftus Pullen (Pullin), John Wilson, John Kincaid, William Elliott, Jr., William Hamilton, William Gay, Samuel Gay, John Ward.

      In 1750, as listed in the following citation in Chalkley's, early settlers petitioned for a road for eaiser travel:

      Listed by Tract Number: (Note: amounts listed in pounds were taken from "Chalkley's" or Orange County Deed Books)

      6. Thomas Weems, (525 acres?$31.10) ?sold, 1768, by Thomas (Eleanor) Weems to William Given (Givens) for $723.33.
    Family ID F8049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucy Madison,   b. Est 1767, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Augusta Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F8534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy McClanahan,   b. 15 Aug 1772, Burwell Estate, Salem, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. John McClanahan Lewis, Jr.,   b. 29 Nov 1837, Franklin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1908, Willis, Montgomery County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F8535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    General William Lewis-Death Notice
    General William Lewis-Death Notice
    The Arkansas Gazette
    Jan 25, 1825
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Google Books, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA11.
      William Lewis, s/o Andrew Lewis and Elizabeth Givens Lewis, married Lucy, d/o John Madison. 2nd wife, Nancy McClanahan.