Elizabeth Lewis (Washington) (1733 - 1797) MP

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Nicknames: "Betty", ""Betty""
Birthplace: Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia
Death: Died in Culpeper, Virginia
Managed by: Christopher Lee Empey
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About Elizabeth Lewis (Washington)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Washington_Lewis

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Betty Washington Lewis

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Elizabeth "Betty" Washington Lewis (June 20, 1733 – March 31, 1797) was the only sister of George Washington to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a "founding mother" of America.[1]

She was born Elizabeth Washington in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married Fielding Lewis in 1750. Their children included Lawrence Lewis, who married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Robert Lewis. They built a house in Fredericksburg, Kenmore House, in 1752. In 1784, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, Lewis had a chat with her older brother about issues of the day, which resonate with today.[2]

In later life, she stayed close with her mother, eventually, after Fielding died, moving in with her. She died in 1797 while visiting her daughter, Betty Lewis Carter at the Western View Plantation in Culpeper, Virginia, and is buried there.

She and her husband are commemorated with street names in the nearby Ferry Farm subdivision (Fielding Circle and Betty Lewis Drive).

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Listed as "my sister Lewis" in the will of her half-brother, Augustine Washington.

Sources:

1. The Washington Bible, transcribed by Tracy St. Claire.

2. Colonial Families of the United States of America, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1966 (originally published Baltimore, 1911).

3. Some Prominent Virginia Families, Vol. 1-4. By Louise Pecquet du Bellet. Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Company, 1907. -------------------- Betty Washington Lewis (June 20, 1733 – March 31, 1797) was the younger sister of George Washington to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a "founding mother" of America.[1]

She was born Elizabeth Washington in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married Fielding Lewis in 1750. Their children included Lawrence Lewis, who married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Robert Lewis. They built a house in Fredericksburg, Kenmore House, in 1752. In later life, she stayed close with her mother. Eventually, after Fielding died, she moved in with her. She died in 1797 while visiting her daughter, Betty Lewis Carter, at the Western View Plantation in Culpeper, Virginia, and is buried there.

She and her husband are commemorated with street names in the nearby Ferry Farm subdivision (Fielding Circle and Betty Lewis Drive).

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Birth: Jun. 20, 1733 Death: Mar. 31, 1797 Culpeper Virginia, USA

Betty Washington was the only sister of President George Washington that lived to adulthood. Betty married Fielding Lewis and together they lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fielding built the Kenmore estate in Fredericksburg which became their new home. After her husband's death in 1781 Betty moved to Western View plantation in Culpeper, Virginia to live with her daughter. Betty Washington spent the remaining days of her life there until her death in 1797. (bio by: Marvin Sport)


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Parents:
 Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743)
 Mary Ball Washington (1708 - 1789)

Spouse:
 Fielding Lewis (1725 - 1781)

Children:
 Fielding Lewis (1750 - 1803)*
 George Washington Lewis (1757 - 1821)*
 Betty Lewis Carter (1765 - 1830)*
 Lawrence Lewis (1767 - 1839)*
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Burial: Western View Plantation Culpeper Culpeper County Virginia, USA


Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: May 13, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 22154

-------------------- Birth: Jun. 20, 1733 Death: Mar. 31, 1797 Culpeper Virginia, USA

Betty Washington was the only sister of President George Washington that lived to adulthood. Betty married Fielding Lewis and together they lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fielding built the Kenmore estate in Fredericksburg which became their new home. After her husband's death in 1781 Betty moved to Western View plantation in Culpeper, Virginia to live with her daughter. Betty Washington spent the remaining days of her life there until her death in 1797

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Elizabeth "Betty" Washington's Timeline

1733
June 20, 1733
Westmoreland, Virginia
1750
May 7, 1750
Age 16
Fredericksburg, Va
1751
February 14, 1751
Age 17
Fredricksburg, Virginia
1752
January 22, 1752
Age 18
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
1755
June 24, 1755
Age 22
Spotsylvania, VA
1757
March 14, 1757
Age 23
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
1759
April 22, 1759
Age 25
Fredricksburg, Virginia
1760
October 3, 1760
Age 27
Fredricksburg, Virginia
1762
May 14, 1762
Age 28
Fredricksburg, Virginia
1765
February 23, 1765
Age 31
Fredricksburg, Virginia