Genealogy of the Lewis family in America

Title:Genealogy of the Lewis family in America, from the middle of the seventeenth century down to the present time
Author:William Terrell Lewis
Publication date:1893
Publisher:Louisville, KY., Pub. by the Courier-journal job printing co.
Digitizing Sponsor:MSN
Contributor:Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Repository:Internet Archive
Genealogy of the Lewis family in America, from the middle of the seventeenth century down to the present time
Genealogy of the Lewis family in America, from the middle of the seventeenth century down to the present time

Genealogy of the Lewis Family

There is a tradition in the Lewis family in America that the name originated in France, and that it was originally spelled “Louis,” meaning strong or brave. After the family settled in Wales, the name being Anglicized, it was changed to “Lewis.” All the Welsh Lewises are related, as they sprang from the same original stock.

About the middle of the seventeenth century four brothers of the Lewis family left Wales, viz. :

  1. Samuel, went to Portugal; nothing more is known of him.
  2. William, died in Ireland. He married a Miss McClelland and left one son, viz. :
    1. Andrew, who married Mary Calhoun, and left issue, viz.:
      1. John, born in 1678; married Margaret Lynn. John was born in Ireland, and is styled as Pioneer John Lewis by Campbell in his history of Virginia. In 1720 he killed an Irish landlord and fled to America, and finally settled near where the town of Staunton, in Augusta county, Va., now stands. He was tall and of great muscular strength, and was one among the best backwoodsmen of his day.
      2. Samuel, born 1680; left no issue.
  3. General Robert, died in Gloucester county, Virginia.
  4. John, died in Hanover county, Virginia.

Table of Contents for Genealogy of the Lewis family in America

  • Obituary of William Terrell Lewis, 2
  • Genealogy of the Lewis Family, 5
  • General Robert Lewis, of Abington, Virginia, 14
  • John Lewis, of Hanover County, Virginia, 56
  • David Lewis, Sr., of Albermarle County, Virginia, 57
  • William Terrell Lewis, Sr., of Nashville, Tennessee, 62
  • Mackey Family, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 118
  • Hickman Family, of Clark County, Kentucky, 131
  • Mrs. Sarah Musick, St. Louis County, Missouri, 187
  • David Lewis, Jr., of Spartansburg, South Carolina, 198
  • John Lewis, of Albermarle County, Virginia, 213
  • Rowland Family, 239
  • Charles C. Lewis, of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 257
  • Jesse Pitman Lewis, of Albermarle County, Virginia, 293
  • Colonel Richard Lewis, of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 305
  • Henry G. Lewis, of Buncombe County, North Carolina, 314
  • Frances R. (Lewis) Twitty of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 320
  • Julius Clarkson Lewis, 325
  • Major David Jackson Lewis, of Breckenridge County, Kentucky, 327
  • Joel Lewis, of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 338
  • Mrs. Anna Willis – Joel Terell, of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 344
  • Mrs. Elizabeth (Lewis) Martin, of Clark County, Kentucky, 359
  • Colonel James Lewis, of Franklin County, Tennessee, 379
  • Mrs. Miriam (Lewis) Madison, of Jessamine, Kentucky, 392
  • Jean Lewis, of England, 403
  • John Lewis, of Shenandoah County, Virginia, 412
  • Corrections, 413
  • Index, 414

Notes About Genealogy of the Lewis family in America

  • No Table of Contents, see above

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Surnames:
Adams, Alexander, Alldread, Allen, Ambrose, Anderson, Armstrong, Baker, Ballenger, Banford, Bankhead, Banks, Barksdale, Bay, Baylor, Beckner, Belcher, Benge, Bennett, Benning, Bibb, Blair, Bledsdoe, Bowcock, Bowen, Brittain, Brooks, Brown, Browning, Buckner, Buford, Burnley, Butler, Byrd, Cantrell, Carson, Carter, Chambers, Chamblee, Cherry, Chewning, Claiborne, Clark, Coffee, Coffey, Collins, Cook, Cooper, Coppage, Craven, Crittenden, Crow, Crutcher, Cummins, Dade, Daniel, Davidson, Davis, Deavenport, Dement, Derrick, Dickey, Dickson, Dougherty, Douthat, Dowdy, Dudley, Duerson, Duke, Duncan, Dunn, Earle, Earns, Eason, Eastham, Edney, Elliott, Embry, Engleman, Epperson, Erwin, Evans, Fielder, Flourney, Foote, Foster, Fry, Gage, Gamewell, Garrett, Garrison, Gates, Gibson, Gilbert, Gill, Gillmore, Golden, Gooch, Goode, Goodwin, Graham, Graves, Gray, Griffin, Haley, Hanson, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hawkins, Headley, Heath, Heiskell, Henry, Hickman, Hicks, Hill, Hilliard, Hines, Hiter, Hodge, Holladay, Hollingsworth, Holman, Hopkins, Howell, Hudson, Hunt, Hunter, Hutchison, Hyder, Jackson, James, Johnson, Jones, Kelly, Kennedy, Kincaid, King, Knox, Lanham, Lea, Lee, Leftwich, Lehmann, Lewis, Lightfoot, Logan, Lowdermilk, Lyles, Lynch, Mackey, Madison, Marberry, Marshall, Martin, Matlock, Maury, McBride, McCall, McConnell, McDowell, McGavock, McGuire, McMurtrie, Meriwether, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Morton, Moss, Munday, Musick, Nix, Oliver, Owen, Owens, Palmer, Parkinson, Parrish, Patterson, Pattison, Pendleton, Perkins, Pollard, Powell, Price, Pritchett, Rakestraw, Reed, Reese, Robbins, Robertson, Robinson, Roddy, Rodman, Rogers, Rollins, Root, Rowland, Rowzie, Russell, Sadler, Sandridge, Scaife, Scott, Selden, Shackleford, Shockley, Simmons, Simpson, Smith, Spencer, Spiers, Stamper, Starling, Strother, Sullins, Taliaferro, Taylor, Tebbs, Terrell, Thomas, Thompson, Thoms, Thorn, Thornton, Tinsley, Toole, Torney, Travis, Twitty, Underwood, Van Shanklin, Walker, Wallace, Waller, Walton, Wash, Washington, Weaver, Weems, Weeney, Weld, Wells, White, Whiteside, Whitfield, Whiting, Wilcox, Wilkins, Williams, Williamson, Willis, Willoughby, Wilson, Wingo, Wood, Woodford, Young,

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