About the middle of the seventeenth century four brothers of the Lewis family left Wales, viz.: Samuel, went to Portugal; nothing more is known of him; William, married a Miss McClelland, and died in Ireland, leaving only one son, Andrew; General Robert, died in Gloucester county, Va. ; and John, died in Hanover county, Va. It is Andrews descendants who are featured in the manuscript.
Enlisted May 25, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C., in the Navy. Made three trips across on the U. S. S. Ozana. Discharged April 8, 1919, at New York.