William Lewis (c.1733 - 1781)

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Birthplace: M, Locust Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia Colony, Present USA
Death: Died in Cloverfields, Ablemarle County, Virginia, United States
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About William Lewis

William Lewis (1733-1781) and Lucy Meriwether (1752-1837) married in 1768 or 1769 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia.

http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi01113.document

In November1779, Lieutenant William Lewis spent a shirt leave from the Revolutionary War with his family at Cloverfields, a Meriwether family plantation where his wife, Lucy, had grown up. He said his goodbyes, swung onto his horse, and rode to the Secretary's Ford of the Rivanna River, swollen in flood. Attempting to cross, his horse was swept away and drowned. Lewis managed to swim ashore and hiked ack to Cloverfields, drenched. Pneumonia set in, and in two days he was dead.

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Lieut. William Lewis's Timeline

1733
1733
Locust Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia Colony, Present USA
1760
August 31, 1760
Age 27
Albemarle Co., VA
1770
March 31, 1770
Age 37
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1772
October 31, 1772
Age 39
Albemarle, Virginia
1774
August 18, 1774
Age 41
Locust Hill Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1777
February 14, 1777
Age 44
Locust Hill, Middleses, Virginia
1781
November 17, 1781
Age 48
Cloverfields, Ablemarle County, Virginia, United States
1785
1785
Age 48
Albermarle County, Virginia, United States