m. 8 APR 1754
Facts and Events
William Lewis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Lewis's land (Beverley Manor NM, 120 acres, (adjoining the 400-acre tract conveyed by his father John Lewis in 1745) patented in 1765) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
Lewis, William - Major in Virginia Continental Line; Bounty Land Warrant #1300 issued 8/10/1789; records lost in Washington, D.C., fire; query letter in file staqtes soldier was born 1724 in Ireland, 3rd son of John Lewis & Margaret Lynn, emigrated to America, got medical degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, volunteered 1753 in Virginia, wounded at Braddock's Defeat, was physician in Augusta County, Virginia, commissioned 1776 as Colonel in Virginia Continental Line, moved in 1790 to Smith Springs, Virginia, where he died in 1812, was one of the 4 brothers in Revolutionary War, including Gen. Andrew Lewis of Virginia, & their parents were early settlers in Augusta County, Virginia. F-BLW1300, R1559.
Information on William Lewis
He married Anne Montgomery April 8, 1754.
William Lewis and Anne Montgomery had the following children:
31 i. Judith5 Lewis.
32 ii. Margaret Lynn Lewis was born October 14, 1755. Margaret died January 22, 1814 at 58 years of age. She married Andrew McFarlane 1774. Andrew was born 1740 County Tyrone, Ireland. Andrew died 1829 at 89 years of age. (See Andrew McFarlane for the continuation of this line.)
+ 33 iii. Maj. John Lewis was born August 24, 1758.
34 iv. Thomas Lewis was born Augusta Co., VA 1761. Thomas died 1804 at 43 years of age.
+ 35 v. Alexander Lewis was born October, 1763.
36 vi. Col. William J. Lewis was born Augusta Co., VA July 4, 1766. Col. died October 26, 1828 at 62 years of age. He married Elizabeth Cabell 1828.
37 vii. Agatha Lewis was born 1774. Agatha died 1843 at 69 years of age. She married Col. Oliver Towles Jr. 1794. Col. was born 1771. Col. died 1823 at 52 years of age. (See Col. Oliver Towles Jr. for the continuation of this line.)
38 viii. Elizabeth Montgomery Lewis was born 1777. Elizabeth died 1837 at 60 years of age. She married Col. John Archer Trent. Col. was the son of Alexander Trent and Elizabeth Hudson. Col. died July 24, 1828 Vue Mont, Cumberland, VA. (See Col. John Archer Trent for the continuation of this line.)
+ 39 ix. Dr. Charles W. Lewis was born 1780.