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  1. Thomas Lewis: Birth: 1752.

  2. Andrew Lewis: Birth: 1759.

  3. Ann Lewis: Birth: 1760.

  4. William Lewis: Birth: 1764.

  5. John Lewis: Death: 1788 in , Knox, TN, USA

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a. Note:   !BURIAL: East Hill Cemetery !MILITARY: Andrew Lewis (1720-1781) as a young man became known as an outstanding frontiersman and surveyor. In 1745, he assisted in surveying large tracts in the Cowpasture valley and, between 1749 and 1754, he helped survey about 50,000 acres in the Greenbrier (now West Virginia) area. In the early 1740s, he married Elizabeth Givens, daughter of an early Augusta settler, and the couple had seven children. They established a homestead named Richfield in Botetourt County (established in 1769 from Augusta) near Salem, in what is now Roanoke County. In 1754 he began his illustrious career as a soldier, serving as a captain in General Washington's Virginia Regiment. He was with Washington at the surrender of Fort Necessity in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He later supervised the construction of frontier forts along the Greenbrier River, and was appointed county lieutenant (the highest county military rank) for Augusta County. He fought with distinction in several military expeditions against the French and Indians. On one occasion, he was captured and spent 13 months imprisoned by the French before being exchanged. As a colonel, in Dunsmore's War in 1774, he led his forces of mostly Augusta men in the Battle of Point Pleasant, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. With 600 men, Andrew fought to bloody victory against Cornstalk and his Shawnee warriors. His brother Charles Lewis, was killed in this engagement, which has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolution. With his brother, Thomas, Andrew served in the Virginia Conventions of the 1770s, as a delegate from Botetourt County. As a general in the Revolutionary War, Andrew, and his Virginia force were instrumental in driving Governor Dunsmore from Virginia. In 1780-81, Andrew Lewis served in the governor's council, first under Governor Thomas Jefferson, then under Governor Thomas Nelson. He died in Bedford, on his way home to Richfield from Richmond in 1781. The statue of Andrew Lewis stands with those of five other prominent Virginians around the base of the equestrian statue of George Washington in Capitol Square in Richmond. ~~~ LEWIS, Andrew, soldier, born in Donegal, Ireland, about 1720; died in Bedford county, Virginia, 26 September, 1781. His father, John Lewis, of Huguenot descent, killed his landlord in resisting an illegal attempt to eject him from his possessions, and came to this country in 1732, settling in Beliefonte, Augusta County, Virginia, of which he was the first white resident. Andrew, with his brothers, early became conspicuous in the frontier struggles, and volunteered in the expedition to take possession of the Ohio region in 1754. He was a major in Washington's Virginia regiment, and highly esteemed by the latter for his courage and skill. He was with Washington at the surrender of Fort Necessity, and, according to some authorities, at Braddock's defeat in 1755. He commanded the Sandy creek expedition in 1756, and was made prisoner in that of Major James Grant to Fort Duquesne in 1758, and taken to Montreal. In 1768 he was a commissioner from Virginia to conclude a treaty with the Six Nations at Fort Stanwix, New York In 1774, when hostilities had begun again on the western frontier of Virginia, he received the appointment of brigadier-general, and as commander-in-chief at the battle of Point Pleasant, at the mouth of Great Kanawha river, gained a victory over the Shawnee confederacy under the celebrated "Cornstalk" in what was probably the most severe engagement with the Indians that had taken place in this country up to that period. He was a member of the house of burgesses for several years, and a delegate to the Virginia conventions of May and June, 1775. When Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental army, he recommended Lewis for major-general, but the latter was overlooked, and accepted the rank of brigadier-general on 1 March, 1776, which he resigned on 15 April, 1777. In 1776 the committee of safety sent him to dislodge Lord Dunmore, whom he attacked on 9 July, driving him from Gwynn's island. He resigned his command on account of illness, and died on the way to his home on Roanoke river. He possessed a strong physique and commanding presence, and was extravagantly described as making the earth "tremble as he walked." His statue occupies one of the pedestals around the Washington monument in Richmond, Virginia--His brother, Thomas, legislator, born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1718; died in 1790, was a member of the Virginia house of burgesses, where he faithfully supported the rights of the colonies. He advocated the resolutions of Patrick Henry in the session of 1765, was a member of the conventions of 1775 and 1776, and also of the State convention that ratified the Federal constitution.--Another brother, William, soldier, born in Ireland in 1724; died in Virginia in 1811, was engaged in the French and Indian warfare under his brother Andrew, and served during the Revolution with the rank of colonel.--Another brother, Charles, born in Virginia; killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, 10 October, 1774, also served under his brother Andrew, was a leader in the conflicts on the western frontier of the state, and became a colonel in the army.--Charles's nephew, Joshua, jurist, born in Virginia in 1774; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 5 June, 1833, emigrated to Kentucky in early manhood, and settled in Lexington, where he was the political adviser of Henry Clay. He was appointed by President Jefferson in 1803 one of the three commissioners to take possession of the newly purchased province of Louisiana, and was subsequently judge of the state supreme court.--Joshua's son, John Lawson, soldier, born in Lexington, Kentucky, 26 March, 1800; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 15 May, 1886, removed to New Orleans in boyhood, and was educated in that city and at Litchfield, Connecticut He served as courier to General Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans, was admitted to the bar in 1821, became inspector-general and major-general of the first division of Louisiana state troops in 1842, was sheriff in 1850, and mayor in 1855. During the civil war he was major-general of state militia in the Confederate service, was severely wounded at Mansfield, and served throughout the campaign that ended in the retirement of General Nathaniel P. Banks from the Red river. After the war he held several public posts in New Orleans, including that of jury-commissioner. http://www.famousamericans.net/andrewlewis/
  !DEATH: Lewis was struck down while returning home from a council meeting, and died of a fever in Bedford County on September 25, 1781. He was taken home to Richfield, and buried in the family plot there. In 1887 he was re-interred in the East Hill Cemetery at Salem, Virginia.


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