David Lewis, of Orange and Frederick County, VA
Facts and Events
David Lewis was one of the Early Settlers of Orange and Frederick County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- David Lewis engaged James Wood on 21 November 1735 to survey 516 acres "on Opechon" and again 2 March 1735/36, to survey 316 acres "on the west side Opeckon". [Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia By Cecil O'Dell, pg. 153].
- Pages 406-13. 6-7 June 1738. John Smith of Orange County to David Lewis of same. Lease and release; for valuable consideration. John Smith and John Hampton Junior of Orange County covenanted to take up and patten (patent) a tract from which John Hampton was to have 150 acres of the west end, which was surveyed for and pattented in the name of John Smith 21 Aug. 1734, containing 420 acres on Opeckon Creek at Turkcy Spring... for bond of ₤50 to John Hampton which bond Hampton assigned unto Simeon Woodrow and William Hiet who bought Hampton's right. Woodrow and Hiet by consent parted to 150 acres, 60 acres to Simeon Woodrow and 90 acres to William Hiet. Woodrow sold his right to David Lewis. 60 acres on the west side of Sherrendo River and on Opeckon Creek at a place called Turkey Spring, part of 420 acres granted John Smith 21 Aug. 1734... on the north side of the entire tract... crossing Opeckon Creek to a stone near the run which comes from the said John Smith's mill... (signed) John Smith. Wit: Samuel Brittan, Rees Smith, Wiliam Smith. 22 June 1738. Acknowledged by John Smith. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 57].
- p. 383 - 24 October 1751 - William Hyatt to David Lewis - 184 acres - 5 shillings - on east side of Opeckon Creek - land granted by Lord Fairfax. [Winchester, Frederick, Co., Va., Deed Book 2].
- H-266. David Lewis of Frederick Co. - 400 acres in said County where he lives on Opeckon. Surv. Mr. John Baylis. Adj. Jacob Brooks, Mill Creek. 21 March 1753.
Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- p. 170 - 1 September 1756 - David Lewis, of South Carolina, to William Hiatt, -- acres -- 5 shillings - both sides of Opeckan Creek 0 Turkey Spring. On 30 October 1754 the Rt. Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax granted land to William Hyatt of Frederick Co., Va. [Winchester, Frederick, Co., Va., Deed Book 4].
- p. 167 - 1 September 1756 - David Lewis to Simeon Hiatt - 150 acres - 5 shillings - part of 184 acres that William Hyatt sold in 1751 to sd. Lewis. (see p. 52.) [Frederick Co., Va., Deed Book 4].
Information on David Lewis
From "Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia" By Cecil O'Dell, pg. 153:
On 1 September 1756, David Lewis (b. 1700 c.) and his wife Mary sold the 60 acres of the Smith 420-acre patent land which they had purchased on 6 June 1738 to William Hiatt for 100 pounds. The Lewis' were living in South Carolina by this time, probably in the Anderson/Newberry Counties area where there are several records of the Lewis family.