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Colonel Robert Lewis, Sr.

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
Death: circa January 10, 1765 (56-64)
Belvoir, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Pitt County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel John 'Councillor' Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis
Husband of Jane Lewis and Elizabeth Meriwether / Lewis
Father of John Lewis; Jane Lewis; Elizabeth Barrett; Colonel Charles Lewis; Mildred Lewis and 7 others
Brother of Mildred Howell / Brown / Willis; Colonel John Lewis, IV; Angelica Lewis; Rebecca Lindsay; Colonel Charles Lewis of "Byrd" and 7 others

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About Colonel Robert Lewis of Belvoir

Col. Robert Lewis of Belvoir married Jane Meriwether daughter of Nicolas Meriwether. He was 21 and she was 20 when married. Ther are pivotal members of Virginia history. Children are: John Lewis born 8-31-1725, Chemokins, New Kent area (county);

Jane Lewis b. 1-1-1727, Jane is an aunt of Thomas Meriwether; Elizabeth Lewis b. 1729 Albermarle;

Charles b. 1720 at Belvoir, and Charles married his cousin Mary Lewis; Ann, b.1731 at Belvoir;Nicolas Lewis Sr. 1-19-1733 at Belvoir (when it was Louisa Co.) also had daughter named, Mildred Lewis; William Lewis,b. 1735-1833 md. Lucy Meriwether, daughter of ThomasMeriwether,a cousin;

Mildred Lewis b. 9-1-1737; Robert Lewis b. 1738 Louisa Co.; and Sarah born 1748. This Lewis is in our family line out of William Lewis 1735-1822.

Mary Lewis b. 1734;


Grandfather to Captain Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis & Clark,

1804 -1806 Expedition to Pacific Coast)

Secretary to President Jefferson

Served in the House Of Burgesses 1744 1746

Robert Lewis was the third son of Col. John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner. He was born at Warner Hall in Gloucester County, the family home of his mother. He married Jane Meriwether (1705-1757), the daughter of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Crafford. They had eleven children. Robert Lewis had land in Gloucester but he deeded that to his eldest son, John Lewis of "Halifax" and opted, along with his father-in-law, Nicholas Meriwether, to push out to unoccupied lands in the Piedmont area of Virginia. "Both took out grants for themselves of thousands of acres, being good judges of fertile, well watered selections." (Anderson, p. 62) In 1736, he obtained a grant for 4,000 acres on the Hardware River, and in 1740, he took a grant for 6,500 acres on Ivy Creek. Along with other grants, he accumulated a total of 21,660 acres, enabling him to bequeath land to all of his children. He also held an interest in 100,000 acres in Greenbrier County (now West Virginia). He built his home, "Belvoir," in the part of Louisa County that joined Albemarle County in 1761, apparently near the location of this cemetery. He served in the House of Burgesses 1744-1746 and was County Lieutenant for Louisa County. After his wife's death, Robert Lewis married Elizabeth Thornton in 1761, grandmother of Meriwether Lewis. Elizabeth's 1st husband Thomas was a son of Jane Meriwether's brother David.

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Colonel Robert Lewis of Belvoir's Timeline

May 4, 1702
Burton Parish, Gloucester Co., Va
May 4, 1704
Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
May 4, 1704
Abingdon Parish, Gloucester, Va.
August 31, 1726
Age 22
Chemokins, New Kent, Virginia, USA
January 1, 1727
Age 22
Age 24
Hanover, Virginia, USA
Age 25
North Garden, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
September 1, 1731
Age 27
Belvoir, Albemarle, Virginia
November 1, 1733
Age 29
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States