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PATRIOT Ranger/Surveyor of the Road Major John Lewis[1]

Male Abt 1746 - 1788  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Major John Lewis 
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix Ranger/Surveyor of the Road 
    Born Abt 1746  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1788  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3383  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 Winifred Mustain,   b. Abt 1756, Lunenberg County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 6 Nov 1791 
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Briscoe 'Patsy' Love,   b. 1753, Alexandria, Fairfax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Likely Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married
    • Children of Patsy Love and Maj. John Lewis:
      Samuel L. [Love] Lewis; Charles Lewis; Elizabeth Luke; Andrew Lewis and Andrew Samuel Lewis
    Children 
    +1. Andrew [Love] Lewis,   b. 1772, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1815, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F8163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1785 Virginia Census Prince Edward County and Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    1785 Virginia Census Prince Edward County and Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    1785Cenpec-pitts.pdf
    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
    John Lewis
    John Lewis
    mapHenrico-AugustaLewisJnoNE2071acres.jpg

    Histories
    Battle of Point Pleasant
    Battle of Point Pleasant
    Battle_of_Point_Pleasant.pdf

  • Notes 
    • !NAME:Will of Thomas Mustain, Mustain, Thomas : Will,
      Virginia U.S.A., Pittsylvania County, probated
      16.Jul.1792,

      Abstract:

      Last Will and Testament of Thomas Mustain weak in body.

      • To my beloved wife Mary Mustain, a sufficient maintenance suitable to her surcomstance, free and undesturbed during her life or widowhood.
      • To my son Jesse, 200 acres to be taken off the upper end of the tract where I now live.

      • The rest of this tract to be sold.
      • To daughter, Rebeckah and Molly, twenty shillings each from the sale of the above land.
      • To daughters Mary Ann and Sally, ten pounds each.
      • To son Avery Mustain and daughters Anna Buckner, Milley Keese, Tabeth Bruce, Winney Lewis and Siludey Shelton one equal part of the money from the sale of the land.

      • To Thomas Mustain, son of Jesse Mustain and his wife Jenney, has promised to live with me and my wife during our lives for which I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Mustain a
        tract of land on both sides of Nixes(?) Creek, 170 acres.

      • The balance of my moveable property to be divided among my last six named children.
      • Appoint son Jesse Mustain and Joel Shelton executors.

      Thomas (X) Mustain

      Witnesses: Francis
      (X) Ivy, Nathaniel Faris, Griffith Dickinson Vincent
      Shelton and Charles Lewis, Jr. security for executors




  • Sources 
    1. [S61] United States Census, 1785 Virginia, Prince Edward County .
      John Jackson
      David Ellington
      John Ellington
      Thomas Green Sr.
      Alexander LeGrand
      Philemon Holcombe
      Col. John Lewis - Pittsylvania
      James Watkins
      Abraham Aaron
      Daniel Collins
      Joseph Terry
      John Neal, Jr..
      John Stamps
      Joseph Reynolds Pittsylvania Co.
      Hugh Reynolds - Pittsylvania Co.
      Daniel Oakes



    2. [S80] Google Books, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=fu4wAAAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA11.
      Captain John Lewis, s/o General Andrew Lewis, was an officer under his father at Grant's defeat, when he was made a prisoner and carried to Quebec and from thence to France. After he was liberated he went to London, where he procured a commission in the British army, but at length he resigned and returned to Virginia; married Patsy Love and settled in the western part of Virginia, [Tennessee], we he was killed by his own negroes.

    3. [S73] Deeds, Halifax County, Virgiia.
      4392 Halifax db 1802 Halifax Carter John wit Armistead Moore of Wilson Co Tn to William Royal, 120# for 120 ac, Birds Ck, lines of Elisha Dodson, Joseph Kerbes [Kirby], wit John Carter, Henry Cook, Armistead Boyd, 694 Halifax TLC obk6- 1717-67 Halifax September Carter John road hands Birches Ck John Lewis, gent, surveyor of road from Terry's Foard on Dann to Burches Ck, hands, John Moore and tithables, John Carter and his, John Kerby, Richard Kerby and his, John Lawson and his, John Mount, Thomas Kendrick, Thomas Carson, John Hancock, Thomas Payne, John Caldwell, Allen Caldwell, William Payne Jr., Richard Carter, William Russell and William Scale, clear and keep road in repair.

      382 Halifax Original 12-408 1784 Halifax Carter John lines John Gann and Hannah of H for diverse goods and cuases themselves hereunto moved... to William Moore of Orange Co - 100 acres 50#
      William Lees line, George Connaly line, John Lewis line, Nathaniel Sims, John Carters witness John Conally, Jesse Moore, Christopher Hinton.

      6984Halifax TLC co bk6 -1717-67 Halifax September Carter Richard road hands Birches Ck John Lewis, gent, surveyor of road from Terry's Foard on Dann to Burches Ck, hands, John Moore and tithables,
      John Carter and his, John Kerby, Richard Kerby and his, John Lawson and his, John Mount, Thomas Kendrick, Thomas Carson, John Hancock, Thomas Payne, John Caldwell, Allen Caldwell, William Payne Jr., Richard Carter, William Russell
      and William Scale, clear and keep road in repair.



    4. [S178] The Virginia Genealogist, http://reynoldspatova.org/documents/VA-Genealogist-V06-N03.pdf.
      MILITIA AND FRONTIER DEFENSE PAPERS
      Capt. Lewis' company was designated the First Company of Rangers for the Defense of the Southwestern Frontiers of Virginia.

      John Carter, 10m 27d
      Joseph Carter, 11m 15d
      Morgan Carter 11m 15d
      William T Carter 11m 15d
      John Cook, 11m 15d
      John Morton 11m 15d
      Lewis Walters, 11m 14d


      All discharged 1793-4


    5. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Patsey-Lewis/6000000009208470043.
      Patsey Briscoe Lewis (Love)
      Also Known As: "Martha"
      Birthdate: 1753
      Birthplace: Alexandria, Fairfax County, Province of Virginia
      Death: 1803 (50)
      Immediate Family:
      Wife of Maj. John Lewis
      Mother of Samuel L Lewis; Charles Lewis; Elizabeth Luke; Andrew Lewis and Andrew Samuel Lewis