Person:John Lewis (173)

John Lewis, of Shenandoah Valley, VA
b.October 1713 Flintshire,Wales
  • HJohn Lewis, of Shenandoah Valley, VA1713 - 1787
  • WMargaret Reese1713 -
m. 1729
  1. Reese Lewis1730 -
  2. Susannah Lewis1735 -
  3. Amos Lewis1737 - 1811
  4. Thomas Lewis1739 -
  5. Anne Lewis1742 -
  6. George Lewis1744 - AFT 1807
  7. Hannah Lewis1746/47 - 1748
  8. Evan Lewis1749 -
  9. Mordecai Lewis1751 - 1817
Facts and Events
Name John Lewis, of Shenandoah Valley, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] October 1713 Flintshire,Wales
Marriage 1729 Flintshire, Walesto Margaret Reese
Census? 1732 settled in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia[Then in Orange County, VA]
Death? 1787 Shenandoah County, Virginia

About John Lewis of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

From "Some Descendants of John Lewis & Margaret Rees of Wales, 1713-1997", by Gail W. Hinson:

Most genealogists researching Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, are familiar with the famous pioneer John Lewis. He was an original settler in Augusta County, Virginia, and played host to George Washington. This John Lewis is the other John Lewis, who lived nearby in Shenandoah County (which was previously Orange, then Dunmore, then Frederick County). Our John was also a pioneer in Western Virginia, and although he was not as prominent, his is also an interesting story.

Both John Lewises had wives named Margaret, and both came to America circa 1729-1737. The more famous John Lewis came here from Ireland, and three of his sons were American Officers in the Revolutionary War; General Andrew Lewis, Col. William Lewis, and Col. Charles B. Lewis. This John Lewis came to America from Wales, and had two sons who fought in the Revolution; Mordecai Lewis and Reese Lewis, who were both Privates in Captain Jacob Holleman's Company of the Virginia Dunmore County Militia.

  1. Godsey, Roy - e-mail:

    John Lewis was born in October 1713, per the bible record.