Facts and Events
John Banks Lewis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Banks Lewis in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Anthony Mustoe vs. Thomas Lynn Lewis, Elizabeth Strother Lewis, Charles Augustus Lewis, John Banks Lewis. Writ of right, 26th June, 1793. Bath, 400 acres in Bath on Thompson's Mill Run, a branch of Cowpasture, surveyed for defendants, 29th September, 1792, by virtue of a location made 3d February, 1787, in name of John Lewis, for 400 acres. Plaintiff claims, by a survey of 1,000 acres, made January 10, 1793, by virtue of three locations, &c., viz: (1) 397-1/2 acres, by warrant, for 1,000 acres, No. 12,433 assignee of Charles Copeland; (2) 202-1/2 acres, by warrant, for 4,000 acres, No. 489, assignee John Oliver, assignee Zachariah Clarke; (3) 400 acres, by virtue two warrants (a) 140 acres, by warrant, for 500 acres, No. 12,600, assignee of George Clendennin, (b) 260 acres, by warrant, for 1,687-1/2, No. 12,095, assignee William Poage, assignee James Rucker, assignee Augustine Rucker. Locations for Mustoe at Warm Springs. Three cases.
Records in Bath County, VA
- Pg. 298. Agreement between Thomas Lynn Lewis, Charles Augustus Lewis, John Banks Lewis and John Francisco and his wife Elizabeth S., regarding lease to Robert Turner of Richmond of tract known as Warm Springs Tract, Aug. 2, 1804, with 1,000 pound bond. Wit: George Mayse, Peter G. Cowardin and Benjamin Vance. Turner rents paid to Charles Cameron and Benjamin Vance to any debts against the property and "more particularly of a debt due a British subject whose name is not recollected" which is the subject of a suit in chancery or common law district court of Staunton. Thomas Lynn Lewis to pay the others rents on tenement occupied by John Davis. [Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 38-39].
- Pg. 320. Contract between John Banks Lewis of near the Warm Springs and David Cochran of the Hot Springs, April 23 1804 for $130. On or before Oct. 23, 1806 Lewis to convey to Cochran one acre on Warm Springs Run, part of the land conveyed to Thomas Lewis of Point Pleasant to Thomas Lynn Lewis, Charles Augustus Lewis, John Banks Lewis and Elizabeth Strother Lewis, where John Banks Lewis now lives. The acre to be in the fork of roads to Hot Springs and to Col. Charles Cameron's mills, on Warm Springs Run along the Hot Springs Road. Cochran to have the priviledge of taking timber and stone to make improvements. Provision is made if, on division of the land, this acre is not part of Lewis' share. Payment: 1 bay mare valued at $100 and two $15 payments. Wit: Francis Crutchfield, Valentine White, Lewis Acre. Cochran's interest in the agreement assigned to John Davis, Dec. 11, 1804. Wit: Val. White. [Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 38-39].