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Elizabeth Lewis (Washington)

Nicknames: "Betty", ""Betty""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia
Death: Died in Culpeper, Virginia
Place of Burial: Culpeper Co., Va
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Augustine Washington, Sr. and Mary Washington
Wife of Colonel Fielding Lewis
Mother of Fielding Lewis, Jr.; Maj. George Washington Lewis; Warner Lewis; Betty Lewis Carter; Samuel Lewis and 6 others
Sister of George Washington, 1st President of the USA; Col. Samuel Washington; John Augustine Washington; Col. Charles Washington; Mildred Washington and 6 others
Half sister of Butler Washington; Lawrence Washington; Col. Augustine Washington, Jr. and Jane Washington

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About Elizabeth Lewis (Washington)

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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 -------------------- Elizabeth Washington Lewis (Betty); is descended from as listed below; Ancestor List for Elizabeth Lewis This basic ancestor view uses the ahnen numbering system

Generation 1: Elizabeth Lewis

1. Elizabeth "Betty" (Washington) Lewis: Born Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA 20 Jun 1733. Died Western View, Culpepper, Virginia, USA 31 Mar 1797.

Generation 2: Parents of Elizabeth Lewis

2. Augustine Washington: Born Wakefield, Westmoreland Co., VA 1694. Died Ferry Farm, King George, Virginia, USA 12 Apr 1743. Father of 1. Son of 4 & 5.

3. Mary Ball: Born Lively, Lancaster, Virginia, USA aft 1707. Died Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA 25 Aug 1789. Mother of 1. Daughter of 6 & 7.

Generation 3: Grandparents of Elizabeth Lewis

4. Lawrence Washington: Born Bridge Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States 01 Sep 1659. Died Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States 30 Mar 1699. Father of 2. Son of 8 & 9.

5. Mildred Warner: Born Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States abt 1671. Died Whitehaven, Cumberland, , England bef 26 Mar 1701. Mother of 2. Daughter of 10 & 11.

6. Joseph Ball: Born possibly nearby London, Middlesex, now/ City of London, Greater London, England 24 May 1649. Died probably/ Epping Forrest, Lancaster County VA, USA abt 11 Jul 1711. Father of 3. Son of 12 & 13.

7. Mary Unknown: Born England 1649. Died Northcumberland, Virginia, United States abt 1721. Mother of 3. Daughter of 14 & 15.

Generation 4: Great-Grandparents of Elizabeth Lewis

8. John Washington: Born Westmoreland, Virginia, United States 1627. Died Westmoreland, Virginia, United States 1677. Father of 4. Son of 16 & 17.

9. Anne Pope: Born St Mary, Maryland, United States 1629. Died Bridge Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States 1667. Mother of 4. Daughter of 18 & 19.

10. Augustine Warner Jr.: Born Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States 03 Jun 1642. Died Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States 19 Jun 1681. Father of 5. Son of 20 & 21.

11. Mildred Reade: Born Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States 02 Oct 1643. Died Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia, United States 20 Oct 1686. Mother of 5. Daughter of 22 & 23.

12. William Ball: Born Salisbury, Wiltshire, England abt 1615. Died Millenbeck, Lancaster County, VA, USA 15 Oct 1680. Father of 6. Son of 24 & 25.

13. Hannah Atherold: Born Burgh, Suffolk, England 21 Jul 1614. Died Millenbeck, Lancaster County, VA, USA abt Aug 1695. Mother of 6. Daughter of 26 & 27.

Generation 5: Great-Great-Grandparents of Elizabeth Lewis

16. Lawrence Washington: Born Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire, England 02 Nov 1602. Died Malden, Essex, England 21 Jan 1653. Father of 8. Son of 32 & 33.

17. [Great-Great-Grandmother Unknown] Mother of 8. Daughter of 34 & 35.

18. Nathaniel Pope: Born Prince William, Virginia, USA 1603. Died Cliffs, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States 27 Apr 1660. Father of 9. Son of 36 & 37.

19. Lucy Fox: Born Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 1611. Died Louisa, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States aft Apr 1660. Mother of 9. Daughter of 38 & 39.

20. Augustine Warner Sr.: Born Norwich,,Norfolk, England 28 Nov 1610. Died Warner Hall,Gloucester, Virginia, USA 24 Dec 1674. Father of 10. Son of 40 & 41.

21. Mary Towneley: Born Stone Edge,,Lancashire, England abt 1614. Died Warner Hall,Gloucester, Virginia, USA abt 1662. Mother of 10. Daughter of 42 & 43.

22. George Reade: Born Linkenholt Manor, Hampshire, England 25 Oct 1608. Died Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States bef 20 Nov 1671. Father of 11. Son of 44 & 45.

23. Elizabeth Martiau or Martin: Born England abt 12 Dec 1615. Died Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States bef 10 Feb 1686. Mother of 11. Daughter of 46 & 47.

26. Thomas Atherold: Born Burgh, Suffolk, , England 16 Aug 1590. Died Burgh, Suffolk, , England 06 May 1658. Father of 13. Son of 52 & 53.

27. Mary Harvey: Born London, , England 1595. Died Burgh, Suffolk, , England 1665. Mother of 13. Daughter of 54 & 55.

Generation 6: Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of Elizabeth Lewis

32. Lawrence Washington: Born Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire, England 1566. Died Brington, Northampton, England 13 Dec 1616. Father of 16. Son of 64 & 65.

33. Margaret Butler: Born Tyes Hall, Cuckfields, England 1568. Died East Haddon, Northamptonshire, England 1652. Mother of 16. Daughter of 66 & 67.

36. Richard Pope: Born Bristol, Somerset, England abt 1590. Died Bristol, Somerset, England 1652. Father of 18. Son of 72 & 73.

37. Elizabeth UNKNOWN: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 18. Daughter of 74 & 75.

40. Thomas Warner: Born Hoe,,Norfolk, England abt 1581. Died Hoveton,Thorpe-By-Norwich,, England abt 1657. Father of 20. Son of 80 & 81.

41. Elizabeth Southerton: Born St Mary,Hellesdon,Norfolk, England 1582. Died Norwich,,Norfolk, England 1629. Mother of 20. Daughter of 82 & 83.

42. Lawrence Towneley III: Born Stone Edge,,Lancashire, England 1570. Died Colne,,Lancashire, England 12 Feb 1655. Father of 21. Son of 84 & 85.

43. Jennet Halstead: Born Windlehouse, Lancashire, England 1594. Died Burnley, Lancashire, England abt 1623. Mother of 21. Daughter of 86 & 87.

44. Robert Reade: Born Linkenholt, Hampshire, England 1551. Died England 10 Dec 1626. Father of 22. Son of 88 & 89.

45. Mildred Windebank: Born Haynes Hill, Hurst, Berkshire, England abt 1580. Died Linkenholt Hall, Hampshire, England aft 15 Aug 1630. Mother of 22. Daughter of 90 & 91.

46. Nicholas Martiau: Born Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France 02 Apr 1591. Died Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States abt 16 Apr 1657. Father of 23. Son of 92 & 93.

47. Jane Berkeley: Born Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States abt 1593. Died Hampton, Elizabeth, Virginia, United States 1625. Mother of 23. Daughter of 94 & 95.

48. William Ball: Born about age 36 in 1639/ Wokingham, Berkshire, England bef 1604. Died 17 Nov 1647. Father of 24. Son of 96 & 97.

52. Thomas Atherold: Born Burgh, Suffolk, , England 1564. Died Burgh, Norfolk, , England 06 May 1658. Father of 26. Son of 104 & 105.

53. Mary Vessey: Born London, Middlesex, , England 1568. Died Bur Burgh, Suffolk, Land, England May 1665. Mother of 26. Daughter of 106 & 107.

Generation 7: Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents of Elizabeth Lewis

64. Robert Washington: Born Sulgrave, Northampton, England 1544. Died Nether Boddington, Northamptonshire, England 10 Mar 1623. Father of 32.

65. Elizabeth Light: Born Radway, Warwickshire, England 1547. Died Radway, Warwickshire, England 25 Mar 1599. Mother of 32.

66. William Butler: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Father of 33.

67. Margarete Unknown: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 33.

80. William Warner: Born 1540. Died 1611. Father of 40.

81. [Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother Unknown] Mother of 40.

82. Augustine Sotherton: Born Hellesdon, Norfolk, , England 1553. Died Norwich, Norfolk, , England 26 Mar 1585. Father of 41.

83. Ann Peck: Born St Michael, London, , England 12 Apr 1553. Died Norwich, Norfolk, , England 1600. Mother of 41.

84. Lawrence Townley Jr: Born Barnside, Lancashire, England 1543. Died Stone Edge, Colne, Lancashire, England abt 19 Jan 1597. Father of 42.

85. Margaret Mary Hartley: Born Lancashire, England 1574. Died England 1582. Mother of 42.

86. John Halstead: Born Lancashire, England 1555. Died Burnley, Lancashire, England 10 Jul 1601. Father of 43.

87. [Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother Unknown] Mother of 43.

88. Andrew Reade: Born . Died [date unknown]. Father of 44.

89. [Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother Unknown] Mother of 44.

90. Thomas Windebanke: Born Haines Hillhurst, Parish, Berkshire, England abt Jan 1538. Died Charing, Westminster, Berkshire, England 23 Oct 1607. Father of 45.

91. Frances Dymoke: Born Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England 1539. Died Hurst, Berkshire, England 03 Mar 1610. Mother of 45.

92. Nicholas Martiau: Born France 1547. Died [date unknown]. Father of 46.

93. Éléonore Desormiers: Born . Died [date unknown]. Mother of 46.

94. Edward Berkeley: Born England 1571. Died Yorktown,,Virginia,USA 1622. Father of 47.

95. Elizabeth Jane Page: Born Wircestershier, , , England 1593. Died Elizabeth City, , Virginia, USA 1640. Mother of 47.

104. Thomas Atherold: Born Burgh, Suffolk, , England 1544. Died Y, Somme, Picardie, France 1593. Father of 52.

105. Margerye Faitje: Born Burgh, Suffolk, , England 1548. Died Y, Somme, Picardie, France 1570. Mother of 52.

106. Thomas Vessey: Born Little Baddow, Essex, England abt 1536. Died abt 1581. Father of 53.

107. Elizabeth Church: Born 1522. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 53.

_______________________________________________________________ Children of Betty and Col Fielding Lewis: http://www.kenmore.org/genealogy/lewis/fielding_children.html

John Lewis was born 1747. He inherited the Lewis plantation in Fredericksburg and sold the property soon after his mother's death in 1797. He eventually moved to Kentucky, where he died in 1825. He was married three times:

Lucy Thornton (one child, Mildred Gregory, born 1770) Elizabeth Thornton (no children) Elizabeth Jones (three children) Frances Lewis was once thought to have died young, but is now known to have lived until at least 1765, possibly as late as 1781. She might have married but there is no record of living issue.

Fielding Lewis, Jr. was born 14 February, 1750/51 in Fredericksburg, VA and died 21 July, 1803 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. He married (1) Nancy Alexander, daughter of Gerard Alexander and Mary Dent, in 1769 in Alexandria, VA. She was born 1756 in Alexandria, VA and died about 1788. He married (2) Elizabeth Dade, daughter of Townshend Dade and Parthenia Alexander, on 26 March, 1789 in Alexandria, VA. She died before 1809 in Alexandria VA. Fielding Lewis, Jr. was a planter, serving as a Captain in the military during the Revolutionary War. He had a history of being debt-ridden and was in debtor's prison in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA in 1790.

Children (by Nancy): Elizabeth Alexander - born 1772; died 1836 Charles - born 1775; died 1829 George Warner - born before 1777 John Augustine - born about 1778 Robert - born 1782 Nancy - born 1787; died 1835 Children (by Elizabeth): Catherine Dade - born 1790; died after 1850 Lucinda Elizabeth - born 1793 George Lewis was born 14 March, 1757 in Fredericksburg, VA and died 15 November, 1821 at Marmion, King George Co., VA. He married Catherine Daingerfield, 15 October, 1779 at Coventry, Spotsylvania Co., VA. She was born at Coventry, Spotsylvania Co., VA and died 16 February, 1820 at Marmion, King George Co., VA. George Lewis attended Princeton and worked as Aide-de-Camp for his uncle, George Washington, during the Revolutionary War. His plantation home was called Marmion.

Children: Samuel - born 1780 Mary Willis - born 1782 Daingerfield - born 1785 Betty Lewis was born 23 February, 1765 in Fredericksburg, VA and died 9 August, 1830 at Audley, Clarke Co., VA. She married Charles Carter, 7 May, 1781 in Fredericksburg, VA. He was born in 1765 at Blenheim, Albemarle Co., VA and died 1829 at Audley, Clarke Co., VA.

Children: Betty Washington Carter - born 1782; died 1795 Sally Champe Carter - born 1783; died 1784 Marie Ball Carter - 1784; died 1823 Edward Carter - born 1786; died 1795 Sarah Carter - born 1789; died 1807 George Washington Carter - born 1791; died 1833 Charles Lewis Carter - born 1792; died 1792 Mary Willis Carter - born 1793; died 1793 Elizabeth Washington Carter - born 1795; died 1811 Charles Edward Carter - born 1796 William Farley Carter - 1799; died 1862 Eleanor Custis Lewis Carter - born 1800; died 1845 Lawrence Fielding Carter - born 1803; died 1827 Otway Ann Carter - born 1805 Edward Frederick Carter - born 1807; died 1814 Lawrence Lewis was born 4 April, 1767 in Fredericksburg, VA and died 20 November, 1839 in Arlington, VA. He married Eleanor Parke Custis, 22 February, 1799 at Mount Vernon. She was born 21 March, 1779 in Abingdon, VA and died at Audley, Clarke Co., VA. Lawrence Lewis worked as Aide-de-Camp to Major General Morgan in the Whiskey rebellion of 1794 and later as personal secretary to George Washington. He worked at Mount Vernon, where he met and married Eleanor "Nellie" Custis, daughter of Martha Washington by her first marriage to Daniel Parke Custis. Until after George Washington's death, the couple lived at Mount Vernon; then they built Woodlawn on property once part of Mount Vernon.

Children: Frances Parke - born 1799; died 1875 Martha Betty - born 1801; died 1802 Lawrence Fielding - born 1802; died 1802 Lorenzo - born 1803; died 1847 Eleanor Agnes Freire - born 1805; died 1820 Fielding Augustine - born 1807; died 1809 George Washington Custis - born 1810; died 1811 Martha Eleanor Angela - born 1813; died 1878 Robert Lewis was born 25 February, 1769 in Fredericksburg, VA and died 16 January, 1829 at Lansdowne, Fredericksburg, VA. He married Judith Carter Browne after 1791 at Elsing Green, King William Co., VA. She was born 10 December, 1773 at Elsing Green, King William Co., VA and died 29 November, 1830 at Lansdowne, Fredericksburg, VA. Robert Lewis acted as private secretary to George Washington, married and lived in Spotsylvania County. He served as mayor of Fredericksburg for two terms. As Mayor, he gave the welcoming speech when Lafayette visited Fredericksburg in 1824.

Children: Judith Carter - born 1794 Betty Burnett - born 1808 Howell Lewis was born in 1771 and died in 1822. He rented a farm in Frederick Co., VA. He acted as personal secretary to George Washington after his brother Robert. He later managed Mount Vernon. Howell moved to Kanawha Co., WV to property he inherited from George Washington. He was married one time to Ellen Hackley Pollard. They had 11 children.

_____________________________________________________________________ Elizabeth (Washington) Lewis ( m. Fielding Lewis ) is the mother of 12 children and the grandmother of 2 grandchildren. Listed below are details on up to five generations of descendants. Icons after childrens' names link to their family tree charts ancestors and descendant lists descendants. Click here for Elizabeth Lewis's ancestors.

Augustine Lewis ancestors ( - ) Charles Lewis ancestors ( - ) Mary Lewis ancestors ( - ) Samuel Lewis ancestors ( - ) Fielding Lewis Jr. ancestors descendants (February 14, 1751 - July 21, 1803) m. Nancy Alexander Elizabeth Lewis ancestors descendants (1772 - 1830) m. Alexander E. Spotswood Adaline Butler Spotswood ancestors descendants (1795 - October 23, 1874) m. Peter C. Goodall John Lewis Goodall ancestors descendants (June 5, 1815 - August 21, 1858) m. Jane Montgomery Simpson Robert Montgomery Goodall ancestors descendants (June 19, 1853 - December 12, 1917) Warner Lewis ancestors (June 24, 1755 - February 1756) George Washington Lewis ancestors (March 13, 1757 - November 13, 1821) m. Catherine Dangerfield Miriam (Lewis) Madison ancestors descendants (1762 - 1845) m. Gabriel Madison Gabriella Anna (Madison) Hawkins ancestors descendants (1794 - May 11, 1884) m. Strother Hawkins Myra (Hawkins) Banks ancestors descendants (1818 - 1889) m. David Banks Margaret (Banks) Sebree ancestors (1833 - ) Ethelinda Esther (Hawkins) Hopkins ancestors descendants (May 1, 1820 - February 8, 1873) m. John Hopkins Annah G. Hopkins ancestors (1849 - 1857) John Taylor Hopkins Jr. ancestors descendants (June 6, 1852 - October 31, 1938) m. Lizzie Hickman Hickman Madison Hopkins ancestors descendants (August 4, 1875 - August 1, 1947) John Taylor Hopkins III ancestors (October 21, 1877 - January 17, 1948) Ethal Linda Hopkins ancestors (September 1879 - ) William Hopkins ancestors (July 1881 - ) Strother Banks Hopkins ancestors (August 20, 1854 - 1926) Strother Hawkins Jr ancestors (1830 - ) Gabriella Hawkins ancestors (1833 - ) Margaret Hawkins ancestors (1836 - ) Betty (Lewis) Carter ancestors (February 23, 1765 - April 9, 1830) Lawrence Lewis ancestors (March 4, 1767 - November 20, 1839) m. Eleanor Custis Robert Lewis ancestors (June 25, 1769 - January 17, 1829) Howell Lewis ancestors (December 12, 1771 - December 26, 1822) m. Ellen Hackley Pollard

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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