m. bef. 1743
Facts and Events
Information on Sarah Murray
From Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the D.A.R. (http://www.geocities.com/sarahmurraylewis/history.htm):
Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter, NSDAR, Warm Springs, Virginia, was organized November 6, 1977, with 29 members. Mrs. Robert D. Metheny of Millboro, Virginia, was the Organizing Regent.
The chapter was named in honor of Sarah Murray Lewis, a patriot who spent the Revolutionary War years raising her children, managing the plantation "Fort Lewis" and offering safe haven to her frontier neighbors from Indian attacks.
Sarah Murray was born August 1, 1743 in New York. She married Col. Charles Lewis in 1760 and they lived on the 950-acre plantation on the Cowpasture River in Bath County, Virginia. Col. Lewis was called to command the Augusta County Regiment in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774 against Cornstalk and the Confederacy of Indian Nations. There he was mortally wounded and buried. Sarah not only lost her husband in that battle, but her brother Captain John Murray and her half brother Private George Cameron as well. Sarah is buried in the family plot behind of the manor house.