Family:Andrew Lewis and Martha Teas (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt. 1746 Prob. Virginia
14 SEP 1746 Prob. Virginia
ABT 4 SEP 1748 Prob. Virginia

Descendants of Andrew Lewis

Generation No. 1

1. ANDREW4 LEWIS (JOHN3, ANDREW2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Apr 1720 in County Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland, and died 01 Feb 1782 in Bedford County, Virginia. He married (1) MARTHA TEAS Abt. 1746 in Prob. Virginia, daughter of JOHN TEAS and MARTHA STEELE. She was born Abt. 1728 in Prob. Lancaster County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1749 in Prob. Augusta County, Virginia. He married (2) ELIZABETH ANNE GIVENS 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia, daughter of SAMUEL GIVENS and SARAH CATHEY. She was born 1728 in of Augusta County, Virginia, and died 26 Sep 1781 in Salem, Roanoake, Virginia.


6. Andrew4 Lewis (John3, Andrew2, William1) was born Donegal Co., Ireland October 9, 1720. Andrew died September 26, 1781 Bedford Co., VA, at 60 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Anne Givens.

Andrew Lewis and Elizabeth Anne Givens had the following children:

+ 24 i. Maj. John5 Lewis. 
25 ii. Col. Samuel Lewis. Col. died Greenbrier Co., W. VA. He was baptized September 4, 1748. 
26 iii. Charles Lewis. 
+ 27 iv. Thomas Lewis was born 1752. 
+ 28 v. Col. Andrew Lewis Jr. was born 1759. 
29 vi. Ann Lewis was born 1760. She married Rowland T. Madison 1781. Rowland was born 1753. Rowland was the son of John Madison and Agatha Strother. Rowland died 1798 at 45 years of age. (See Rowland T. Madison for the continuation of this line.) 
+ 30 vii. Col. William Lewis was born 1764. 

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Husband's Name

Andrew LEWIS (AFN:BN32-J2)    

Born:  24 Apr 1720  Place:  , Donegal, Ireland 
Died:  1 Feb 1782  Place:  , Bedford, Virginia, County 
Married:  1749  Place:  , , Augusta, Virginia 

Father:  John LEWIS (AFN:42ZZ-K6)    
Mother:  Margaret LEYNN (AFN:42ZZ-LC)   

Wife's Name 
Elizabeth GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-5J)    

Born:  1728  Place:  , Augusta, VA 
Died:  26 Sep 1781  Place:  Salem, Roanoke, Virginia 
Married:  1749  Place:  , , Augusta, Virginia 

Father:  Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZH-32)    
Mother:  Sarah CATHEY (AFN:26ZH-47)   


1. Sex Name

M  John LEWIS (AFN:10JM-LNJ)    

Born:  Abt 1736   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  
Died:  1788   Place:   

2. Sex Name

M  Thomas LEWIS (AFN:10JM-LPQ)    

Born:  Abt 1740   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  

3. Sex Name

M  Samuel LEWIS (AFN:10JM-LQX)    

Born:  Abt 1740   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  
Died:    Place:  Greenbrier Co, VA.  

4. Sex Name

F  Anne LEWIS (AFN:10JM-ML9)    

Born:  Abt 1740   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  

5.  Sex  Name  
M  William LEWIS (AFN:10JM-MMH)    

Born:  1764   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  
Died:    Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  

6.  Sex  Name  
M  John LEWIS (AFN:TR54-SM)    

Born:  Abt 1748   Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  
Died:    Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  

7. Sex Name

M  Thomas LEWIS (AFN:TR54-TS)    

Born:  < 1748   Place:  <Augusta Co, VA.>  

8. Sex Name

M  Samuel LEWIS (AFN:TR54-V0)    

Born:  18 Sep 1749   Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  
Died:    Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  

9. Sex Name

M  Andrew LEWIS (AFN:TR54-W5)    

Born:  Oct 1759   Place:  Augusta Co, VA.  
Died:  25 Sep 1844   Place:   

10.  Sex  Name  
F  Anne LEWIS (AFN:TR54-XB)    

Born:  < 1754   Place:  <Augusta Co, VA.>  

11.  Sex  Name  
M  William LEWIS (AFN:TR54-ZH)    

Born:  < 1756   Place:  <Augusta Co, VA.>  

12. Sex Name

M  William LEWIS (AFN:1MQR-1VB)    

Born:  1767   Place:  , , VA  
Died:  17 Jan 1825   Place:  , Pulaski, AR  

13. Sex Name

M  Joshua LEWIS (AFN:1MQR-1T4)    

Born:  Abt 1764   Place:  , , VA  

14.  Sex  Name  
M  Thomas LEWIS (AFN:1R5J-3LK)    

Born:  Abt 1755   Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  
Died:    Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  

15.  Sex  Name  
F  Anne LEWIS (AFN:1R5J-3QD)    

Born:  Abt 1760   Place:  , , Roanoke, Virginia  
Died:    Place:  , , , Kentucky  

Same Andrew Lewis???

(courtesy Patricia Given Johnson)


In 1774, later Brigadier General Andrew Lewis, then a Colonel, and from Botetourt County, Virginia then, was the victorious commander at The Battle of Point Pleasant on the Ohio River in present-day West Virginia, considered by some as the first battle of the American Revolution, occurring only a few days before the First Continental Congress met regarding independence.

General Lewis recruited 1000 American frontiersmen from Virginia to march over the mountains of Virginia to Point Pleasant.

A forced march over more than a hundred miles, it was the largest military force of Americans ever assembled up to that time and Colonel Lewis personally took his frontier fighters into battle.


Andrew Lewis' success against a large Indian force out to ambush him there resulted in George Washington's recommendation to the Continental Congress that Andrew Lewis become the General of the American Armies during the Revolution. Andrew Lewis declined the honor in favor of George Washington to head all the American forces in the Revolution.

Colonel Charles Lewis, brother of Andrew Lewis, who earlier in the French and Indian War, in 1763-64 had rescued McCord children from the French and Indians in western Pennsylvania, was in 1774 Commander of the Augusta County, Virginia militia forces. Colonel Andrew Lewis had earlier been Commander of the Augusta County militia. Colonel Charles Lewis lost his life at The Battle of Point Pleasant.


To MAJOR ANDREW LEWIS Fort Loudoun, July 29, 1757.

   Sir: You are ordered forthwith to march with all the Draughts which are at this place belonging to your own Company and Capt. Woodwards, together with Capt. Spotswoods, to Dickinsons plantation, on the cow-pasture; where I expect you will meet Captn. Woodward on his march to Vauses. When a junction of these three Companies is formed, you are, if the ravages of the Enemy, and circumstances of the Inhabitants, do not render other dispositions necessary, to detach Capt. Woodwards whole company; and an officer and 25 men of Captn. Spotswoods, to occupy Vases fort and, (if you think proper) the posts on Cuttawba, and at Campbells place: and with the rest you are to proceed to Dickinson's fort; where you are to order Lt. Bullet, and that part of your company under his command, to join you. 
   I can not at this distance, with the least degree of propriety, pretend to order a disposition of your command further than to advise you, not to divide it into too small parties. You are nevertheless to assist any body of Inhabitants, which may have gathered together in certain places, and need protection, but to appoint no more men to this service, than what are absolutely necessary to act upon the defensive, reserving as many as possible under your immediate direction, at Dickensons fort, to turn out in pursuit of the Enemy, when you hear they are about. 
   You will have the direction of the aforesaid Companies, till further orders, and to you they are to apply for instructions, to you make the returns, as required in my general instructions; and from you I expect them myself. 
   You will deliver Captn. Woodward the Kettles sent for his company. You will receive from me £21.18. the contents of a recruiting accompt of Capt. Hogg which you are desired to pay him. You will also receive £30.4.2 value of sundry Servants enlisted in that part of your company lately under Captn. Hogg's command: And I shall be glad if you will settle this matter, and pay the Masters according to appointment, which is as follows; Charles Campbell for Mark Donally, £9. to Wm. Lewis, for Francis Adams, £13.11.6 To Andrew Duncan, for Thomas Davis, £7.12.8. 
   You will likewise receive £2.12 to be paid to the following Soldiers, in the following sums, agreeably to their several accompts handed in by Lt. Bullet: To John Heart, 8/ John Leak, 8/ Mark Donally, 4/ and Moses Gawin 32/. 
   You must apply to the Surgeon of the Regiment for a small assortment of medicines, which Mr. Fleming has promised to administer to the sick of your Detachment. For other directions, I refer you to my General Instructions herewith delivered. 

To MAJOR ANDREW LEWIS Fort Loudoun, April 21, 1758.

   Sir: I do not yet know, whether any of the Levies raised by the newly appointed Officers, in consequence of the late Act of Assembly, will fall to our share; and as we want about 130 men to complete the Virginia Regiment, I earnestly recommend, that you will use the most efficacious means in your power to recruit your quota in Augusta, and its Borders: Farther than this District I wou'd not have you send Officers recruiting, as they must be ready to join you as soon as the Troops are ordered to this place. I have no money to send you for this purpose (which is a misfortune) but you may give the Recruits the strongest assurances, in my name, that they shall, upon their arrival at this place, receive each man £10 and a suit of Clothes, advantage of the Recruits for the New Regiment. I would have you send Lt. Crawford 4 directly to this place; he is well acquainted in those parts, and I hope from such encouragement, will be able to pick up some clever fellows. 

[Note:Lieut. John Crawford. ]

   I have so often, and earnestly recommended the due practice of the Soldiers in their Exercises, that it is needless, I hope, to urge it again to [you] in this letter. But I must desire, that you will take great pains to get all your Arms straightened, and the men taught to shoot well at Targets, as that is an highly necessary qualification in our Service. 
   I offer my Compliments to Captn. McNeill, and all the Officers, and am, Sir, etc. 

To MAJOR ANDREW LEWIS April 26, 1758.

   Sir: I have this instant and not before, received the Presidents orders to direct the Captains of the 1st. Virginia Regim't to compleat their Companies with all possible expedition, to 100 Rank and file each. The enclosed is a copy of the Instructions which I have given the Officers sent out from this place. You may give the same to yours; with this only difference; that all the Officers you can possibly spare for this service, be directed to rendezvous, the 10th. of May, at Staunton, if you shall not have marched before for this place; and to follow you as fast as possible, if you have. 
   I have received no money yet to carry on this Service; but shall this day send down to Williamsburgh for some. 
   You are not to delay a moment in marching to this place, after you are relieved; and orders, I believe, are issued to the Militia for that purpose. Take great care to distribute the Militia properly, according to the numbers that may come out. l scarcely know what direction to give you about the Country Stores (ammunition and Tools, I mean) as I can not tell in what manner the Militia will be provided with those Things. The tools, I think, if they are not absolutely necessary there, ought to be brought to this place: as they certainly will be wanted here. The Pay-Master will appoint a time to meet your Companies pay-rolls at Staunton; and you must punctually observe it. I am etc. 

(NOTE: incorrect placement of some children with wrong mother)

Generation No. 3

5. ANDREW3 LEWIS (JOHN2, ANDREW1, WILLIAMA) was born April 23, 1720 in Donegal Co., Ireland, and died September 26, 1781 in Bedford Co., Va. He married ELIZABETH ANNE GIVENS 1749, daughter of SAMUEL GIVENS and SARAH CATHEY.

"DAR Patriot Index-Centennial Edition" Lewis, Andrew Sr.: b-4-23-1720 IR d 9-26-1781 VA m Elizabeth GIVENS VA

Kegley, p. 564; Jones Gene., p. 187; Peyton, p. 286; DAR no. 66 912. Lewis, Andrew, Brig.-Gen., b.1720, Ireland; d. 1781. Bedford Co.; res. Botetourt Co.; m. 1749, Elizabeth A. Givens. He was son of John and Margaret (Lynn).


11i.JOHN4 LEWIS, born September 14, 1746; died in Knoxville Co., Tn (murdered by his slaves).

12ii.Samuel Lewis, born September 04, 1748; died in Greenbriar, West Virginia.

13iii.Thomas Lewis, born Abt. 1752; died December 1800 in Killed by falling tree. He married Sallie Thornton.

14iv.Andrew Lewis, born October 1758; died 1844. He married (1) Elizabeth S. Madison June 1778. He married (2) Margaret Bryant 1792. "Marriages of Some VA Residents", Vol 4, page 149, 154, 155 Lewis, Andrew, Jr., Col., b.1759, son of Gen. Andrew and Elizabeth (GIVENS); m. 7 June, 1778, Botetourt Co., Elizabeth "Eliza" Madison, dau. of John (d.1784) of Montgomery Co., and Agatha (Strother).

15v.Ann Lewis, born Abt. 1760. She married Rowland T. Madison 1781.

16vi.William Lewis, born Abt. 1764; died 1812. He married (1) Lucy Madison. He married (2) Nancy McClanahan. He married (3) Hannah Poe.

17vii.Charles Lewis, born Abt. 1765; died Infant.

Children of ANDREW LEWIS and MARTHA TEAS are:

  • i. JOHN5 LEWIS, CAPT., b. 14 Sep 1746, Prob. Virginia; d. 1785, murdered by his slaves in Knoxville, Tennessee; m. MARTHA "PATSY" BRISCOE LOVE, 1771; b. 24 Dec 1747; d. 1802.

Notes for JOHN LEWIS, CAPT.:

Generation No. 4

11. JOHN4 LEWIS (ANDREW3, JOHN2, ANDREW1, WILLIAMA) was born September 14, 1746, and died in Knoxville Co., Tn (murdered by his slaves). He married MARTHA PATSY BRISCO LOVE 1771.

"Marriages of Some VA Residents", Vol 4, page 149, 154, 155 Lewis, John, b. ca 1751, son of Gen. Andrew and Elizabeth (GIVENS), m. Patsy Love of Alexandria, VA.

Children of JOHN LEWIS and MARTHA LOVE are:

18i.SAMUEL5 LEWIS, born 1762 in Botetourt Co., Va; died 1815 in Knox Co., Tn.

19ii.Charles Lewis, born Abt. 1764. He married Juliette Isabell Twigg June 24, 1800.

20iii.Elizabeth Lewis, born Abt. 1770. She married (1) (2)// Ball. She married (2)? (3) // Marshall.

21iv.Andrew Lewis, born Abt. 1772. He married Jane McClanahan Abt. 1794. "Marriages of Some VA Residents", Vol 4, page 149, 154, 155 Lewis, Andrew, son of John and Patsy (Love), m. ca 1794, Jane McClenahan, dau. of Col. William of Botetourt Co.,

24. Maj. John5 Lewis (Andrew4, John3, Andrew2, William1) birth date unknown. Maj. died ca. 1785.

He married Patsy Briscoe Love 1771.

He was baptized September 14, 1746.

Maj. John Lewis and Patsy Briscoe Love had the following children:

+ 61 i. Charles6 Lewis. 
+ 62 ii. Col. Samuel Lewis was born 1762. (Note: birthdate has to be incorrect here)
+ 63 iii. Andrew Lewis was born ca. 1772. 
64 iv. Elizabeth Lewis was born ca. 1780. Elizabeth died 1829 at 49 years of age. She married three times. She married John Luke. (See John Luke for the continuation of this line.) She married Col. Spencer James Vaux Ball. Col. died 1817. (See Col. Spencer James Vaux Ball for the continuation of this line.) She married Alexander K. Marshall. 

  • ii. SAMUEL LEWIS, COL., b. Abt. 04 Sep 1748, Prob. Virginia; d. died unmarried in Greenbrier, West Virginia.


...Deponent knew Samuel Lewis who moved from Augusta to Greenbrier, and he was called Colonel and was son of Gen. Andrew Lewis.


  • iii. THOMAS5 LEWIS, b. 1752; d. Dec 1800, killed by Mr. McHenry in a duel; m. SALLIE THORNTON.


27. Thomas5 Lewis (Andrew4, John3, Andrew2, William1) was born 1752. Thomas died December 1800 at 48 years of age.

He married twice. He married Sallie Thornton. Sallie was born 1752. Sallie was the daughter of George Thornton. Sallie died 1800 at 48 years of age. He married Evans.

Thomas Lewis and Sallie Thornton had the following children:

+ 65 i. Thomas6 Lewis Jr. was born December 25, 1788. 
+ 66 ii. Andrew Lewis was born 1790. 
+ 67 iii. William Lewis was born 1793. 
+ 68 iv. Samuel Lewis was born 1795. 

Thomas Lewis and Evans had the following child:

+ 69 v. Charles Evans Lewis was born 1800. 

  • iv. ANDREW LEWIS, COL., b. 1759, Virginia; d. 1844; m. (1) ELIZABETH STROTHER MADISON, Jun 1778, Virginia; b. WFT Est. 1750-1760; d. Bef. 1791; m. (2) MARGARET BRYANT, 1792.


28. Col. Andrew5 Lewis Jr. (Andrew4, John3, Andrew2, William1) was born 1759. Col. died 1844 at 85 years of age.

He married twice. He married Margaret Bryant. He married Elizabeth Strother Madison 1778. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Madison and Agatha Strother.

Col. Andrew Lewis Jr. had the following children:

70 i. Charles6 Lewis. 
71 ii. Thomas Lewis. 
72 iii. Lewis. 
73 iv. Lewis. 
74 v. Catherine (Kitty) Lewis. She married Joseph King February 20, 1807. (See Joseph King for the continuation of this line.) 
75 vi. Agatha (Agnes) Strother Lewis was born 1779. Agatha died 1852 at 73 years of age. She married Col. Elihah McClanahan September 1, 1795. Col. was born 1770. Col. died 1857 at 87 years of age. (See Col. Elihah McClanahan for the continuation of this line.) 

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From: "Patrick Kenney" <> Subject: RE: [LEWIS] Andrew Lewis, Gen. Family, Botetourt County, VA Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 06:58:26 -0700 In-Reply-To: <>

Colonel Andrew Lewis, son of General Andrew, married first: 6/7/1778 Elizabeth Strother Madison, daughter of John & Agatha Strother of Old Montgomery County, Virginia. John Madison was the Clerk of Augusta County for some time. Colonel Andrew married second: Margaret Bryant...

I do not have anything on Susanna Madison daughter in-law...

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From: [1] Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 11:43 AM To: Subject: [LEWIS] Andrew Lewis, Gen. Family, Botetourt County, VA

The Information I have on Andrew Lewis, Gen. :

Andrew Lewis b: 23 April 1720 d: 26 Sept. 1781 md. Elizabeth Ann Givens 1. John Lewis b: 14 Sept. 1746 md Martha Patsy Briscoe Love, 1771 2. Samuel Lewis b: 4 Sept. 1748 d: in Greenbrier Co. VA 3. Thomas Lewis b: abt. 1752 d: Dec. 1800 md. Sallie Thornton Daughter: Rebecca Lewis b: 1821 4. Andrew Lewis, Jr. Col b: Oct. 1758 md. one of his wifes 7 June 1778, Elizabeth S(mith). Madison (widow of William Madison?), Margaret Bryant 5. Ann Lewis b: abt. 1760 md. Rowland T. Madison, 1781 (? son of John Madison) 6. William Lewis b: Abt. 1764 md. Lucy Madison (?d/o John Madison), Nancy McClanahan, Hannah Poe 7. Charles Lewis b: Abt. 1765

I have a Report that tells about the Family of John Madison of Botetourt that said Andrew Lewis was his son-in-law. This is the Report:

Pricilla Bowyer August, 1800 (K to Z).

William Bowyer, Administrator, and Priscilla Madison, devisees of Richard Madison, vs. Thomas Madison, Andrew Lewis and Agath Madison, Executors of John Madison. ---Chancery. Spa. 22d August 1786. Defendants returned no inhabitants, 27th May, 1788. Richard Madison was son of John Madison. John Madison's will in in Botetourt. Pricilla married William Miller, Agatha Madison answers from Botetourt County. Thomas was son of John, who died first part of 1784. John's children, Margaret, Lucy and George, were living with him at the time of his death. John had sons, James, Gabriel. John was clerk of Augusta ans resigned only upon the express condition that Richard should be appointed and this appointment was considered as an advancement to Richard by his father, John. Pricilla was daughter of William Bowyer. Thomas Madison's answer sworn to in Washington County, 16th September, 1788. Robert Rennick's deposition in Botetourt, 1790. Hugh Crockett's deposition in Montgomery County, 14th October 1790. Copy of will of John Madison, of Botetourt County dated 19th December 1783. Son William, Deceased. Son Roisland. Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, widow of William, Grand daughters, Susanna Smith Madison, and Agatha Strother Madison, daughters of William. Son, George, 2,000 acres Kentucky land. Son, Thomas. Son-in-law, Andrew Lewis. Daughter-in-law, Susanna Madison. Mourning to be purchased and presented to Mrs. Margaret Harvey.

I transcibed this to clearify the family of John Madison: John Madison's children. Sons: Richard, James, Gabriel, George, William, Roisland and Thomas Daughters: Margaret, Lucy Daughter-in-law: Pricilla Madison, d/o William Bowyer, married William Miller (Is this William Madison?) I thought she was married to Richard Madison. Daughter-in-law: Elizabeth, widow of William Grand daughters: Susanna Smith Madison, Agatha Strother Madison daughters of William (and Elizabeth) Son-in-law: Andrew Lewis (Which daughter did he marry? Lucy or Margaret? or did he marry Elizabeth, widow of William Madison?) Daughter-inlaw: Susanna Madison (Which son did she marry?)

Can anyone answer my questions in ( )?


Col. Andrew LEWIS of the Brent Mountain 1759 - 1844 ID Number: I70496


RESIDENCE: of Augusta and Botetourte Co. VA

BIRTH: 1759, Botetourte,VA DEATH: 1844 [351841] RESOURCES: See: [S1956] [S2693] Father: Andrew LEWIS Hero of Pt. Pleasant Mother: Elizabeth Anne GIVENS

Family 1 : Elizabeth "Eliza" MADISON MARRIAGE: Jun 1778, Virginia

Family 2 : Margaret BRYANT MARRIAGE: 1792, Virginia


"18. IV. Colonel Andrew Lewis((5)), U. S. A. of the Brent Mountain, b. 1759. Married Eliza, daughter of John Madison, of Montgomery Co., Va.; d. 1844. Issue: I. Charles Lewis((6)), d. unmarried. II. Thomas Lewis((6)), a distinguished lawyer who killed and was killed by Mr. McHenry in a duel with rifles at the distance of thirty yards, the first duel at close quarters ever fought with rifles in Virginia. Left no issue. III. - Lewis((6)), d. young. IV. - Lewis((6)), d. young. V. Agatha Lewis((6)), b. 1778. Married Col. Elijah McClanahan, of Botetourt Co., Va."

  • v. ANN LEWIS, b. 1760; m. ROWLAND T. MADISON, 1781.
  • vi. WILLIAM LEWIS, COL., b. 1764; d. 1812; m. (1) LUCY MADISON; m. (2) NANCY MCCLANAHAN; m. (3) HANNAH POE.
  • vii. CHARLES LEWIS, b. Abt. 1765; d. Abt. 1765, Died as an infant.