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Charles Lewis

Also Known As: "Charles “ of Buckeyeland” Lewis Jr."
Birthplace: Goochland County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: May 14, 1782 (61)
Buck Island, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Charles Lewis of "Byrd" and Mary Lewis
Husband of Mary Lewis
Father of Mary Randolph Wingfield; Colonel Charles Lilburn Lewis, Jr.; Elizabeth Henderson; Anne Jefferson Jefferson; John D Lewis and 7 others
Brother of John Lewis, of The Byrd; Elizabeth "Betsy" Kennon; Capt. James B. Lewis, Sr.; Mary Lewis; Col. Howell Lewis and 4 others

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About Charles Lewis, of Buck Island

Children of Mary Howell and Charles "of The Byrd" Lewis are:

ii. Charles of Buckeyeland Lewis Jr. was born 21 Mar 1721 in Goochland,Va., and died 14 May 1782 in Albemarle Co.,Va.. He married Mary Randolph 15 Jul 1746 in Goochland Co.,Va., daughter of Isham Randolph and Jane Rogers. She was born 15 Oct 1725 in Dungeness, Albemarle,Va., and died 1803.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor #: A069807

CAPT.CHARLES JR. LEWIS Birth 14 Mar 1721 in Buck Island, Goochland, Virginia, United States Death 14 May 1782 in Buck Island, Albemarle, Virginia, United States


CHARLES LEWIS 1696 – 1779 MARY HOWELL 1700 – 1783

Show siblings Spouse & Children MARY RANDOLPH 1725 – 1803

Mary Randolph Lewis 1742 – 1807

Charles Lilburne Lewis 1747 – 1831 ELIZABETH LEWIS 1752 – 1829

Frances Lewis 1759 – 1834

John Lewis 1771 – 1848

Timeline(View details) 1721 14 Mar Birth Buck Island, Goochland, Virginia, United States 6 source citations 1746 17 Jul Age: 25 Marriage to MARY RANDOLPH of VA 7 source citations 1782 14 May Age: 61 Death Buck Island, Albemarle, Virginia, United States


Charles Lewis of Buck Island Charles Lewis ("of Buck Island") married Mary Randolph ,daughter of Colonel Isham Randolph of "Dungeness" Charles Lewis as "of Buck Island,or Buckeye Island,comes from the estate he inherited from his father. This was originally 400 acres but grew much larger.The name applies to a small island in the Rivanna River within Arbemarle County. There were Several Charles Lewis's in the immediat area,with the title of "Colonel" so it is diffucult to separate the records.He was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson and sat in his place in the second session of the Virginia Convention,on July 17,1775 when Jefferson was unable to be present,until August 09,1775.He was a regular member from Arbemarle in the 3rd Session. On November 15,1776 he was selected as Colonel of the six new regiments,designated as the 14th Virginia.He served as such for one and one half years and resigned March 28,1778. He was also one of the early leaders in the movement to separate church and state in Virginia.


In 1775 he commanded an independent company to Williamsburg, VA to demand removal of British gunpowder by Lord Dunmore.

Mary Randolph, younger sister of Jefferson’s mother, married Charles Lewis, Jr., who settled at Buck Island, Albemarle county; she was about sixty-seven at this time (R. I. Randolph, The Randolphs of Virginia, Chicago, 1936, p. 126; Edgar Woods, Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Va., 1901, p. 251). Her offer of the bed and TJ’s order of bedding from Richmond provide a commentary on the state of housekeeping at Monticello after an absence of six years. (See TJ to Brown, 3 Jan. 1790.)


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Charles Lewis, of Buck Island's Timeline

March 14, 1721
Goochland County, Virginia, Colonial America
Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia, Colonial America
Buck Island, Albemarle County, Virginia
September 8, 1752
Province of Virginia
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
January 24, 1759
Buck Crk. Island, Albemarle, Virginia
Virginia, United States