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Jesse Pittman Lewis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Death: March 08, 1849 (85)
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Terrell Lewis and Sarah Isabelle Lewis
Husband of Nancy Lewis
Father of Elizabeth Maury; Sarah Taliaferro Heiskell; Jane Lewis; Mary Lewis and Sophia Johnson
Brother of Robert Lewis; Taliaferro Lewis; Col. John I. Lewis; Mildred McCoy Rowland; Charles Crawford Lewis and 4 others
Half brother of Susan Lewis; Julius Clarkson Lewis and Maj David Jackson Lewis

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About Jesse Pittman Lewis

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His parents were: John Lewis and Sarah Taliaferro; daughter of Robert and Ann Taliaferro. After Sarah's death, John Lewis married 2nd Susan Clarkson, sister of Manoah Clarkson

Jesse P. Lewis was a Revolutionary War Soldier, he enlisted in 1780 and served two months in Capt. Jhn. Henderson's company. He again enlisted in 1781 and served one year in Capt. Ben. Harrion's and Kirkpatrick's companies. Jesse P. Lewis was at the siege of Yorktown. Married Nancy Clarkson.



From William Terrell Lewis' published family history:

Jesse Pitman Lewis, son of John and his wife, Sarah Taliaferro, of Albemarle county, Virginia, was born in 1763 in Albemarle county, about one mile west of Charlottesville. In 1786 he married Nancy Clarkson, daughter of Manoah Clarkson, three miles south of Charlottesville. Nancy Clarkson was born in 1764.

Jesse P. Lewis was about six feet in stature, weighing about one hundred and eighty pounds, with blue eyes and light hair. He was a blacksmith by trade and also a farmer He inherited the homestead of his father, to which he added many acres during his life. On the top of a brick house which he had erected was a fish-pond well-stocked with fish. His house, by some accident, caught fire and consumed his fish-pond. This is the first instance that we have on record of a fish-pond being burnt up. He served two tours in the Revolutionary war, part of his time under Baron Stuben. He was in all the principal battles fought in Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and, finally, witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.

After his death, which occurred on the 8th of March, 1849, the following tribute of respect was paid to his memory by the editor of the Charlottesville Republican:

ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER GONE. Died at his residence in Albemarle county, Virginia, on Thursday last, March 8, 1849, Mr. Jesse P. Lewis, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. Mr. Lewis was born May 13, 1763, and at the age of sixteen entered the Revolutionary Army in aid of his country's cause and to defend her with his life, if necessary, against the insolence and oppression of the mother country. Having served out his time of enlistment, he returned home to the quiet pursuits of civil life. A requisition for more troops being made, and some of those who were drafted from the militia expressing an unwillingness to go, Mr. Lewis stepped forth and volunteered in the place of one of them, and in this tour he was present at the ever-memorable siege of Yorktown. On the 13th of April, 1786, he was married to Miss Nancy Clarkson, who survives him and with whom he lived happily for nearly sixty-three years. Their descendants to the fifth generation reside in the county and are among our most substantial citizens. It is the good fortune of few to live to the age of Mr. L., and fewer still who live to enjoy the confidence, respect and esteem of the whole community.

A gentleman who had known Mr. L. and his wife for sixty years remarked that he had never heard an individual speak an unkind word of either of them. Mr. L. exemplified the true meaning of "Virginia hospitality ;" the utmost stranger as well as any of his neighbors were received and hospitably entertained at his mansion; the poor were made participants of his bounty, and none were ever sent away empty from his doors; his servants were treated with kindness and humanity, and in all the relations of life, as husband, father, master, citizen, neighbor or friend he was exemplary and correct.

Mr. L. was from his earliest youth a zealous Republican, and such he continued to the end of life. Mr. Jefferson, on one occasion passing his residence, remarked to a friend: "That in such men as Jesse Lewis consisted a nation's safety."

He is now gone to reap his reward in another and a better world, as he gave good evidence that his peace was made with his Maker, and trusted in the merits of a crucified redeemer for salvation. Peace to his ashes!

Let the rising generation imitate his example, and long will the blessings, which he aided in securing to our common country, remain as beacons for all mankind.

His remains were inhumed at the old homestead, one mile west of the University of Virginia, where he was born, raised and had spent his life.

The place is now owned by one of the Randolph family, where his tomb, enclosed with a stone wall, can be found with the following inscription upon it:

UNDERNEATH THIS SLAB REPOSES

      THE BODIES OF 

JESSE LEWIS and of NANCY, his wife. He was born on the 13th of May, 1763, and

       died the 8th of March, 1849. 

She was born on the 21st of March, 1764, and died the 2d of November, 1849.

They were married on the 13th of April, 1786, and lived together sixty-three years in uninterrupted harmony, and enjoyed the universal respect of all who knew them for their integrity and uprightness.

D 6. Jesse P. Lewis and Nancy Clarkson, his wife, had six children—one son, who died in infancy, and five daughters. The following are the names of his five daughters:

  • E 1. Jane, born 1787; married Nelson Barksdale.
  • E 2. Mary, born 1788; married Julius Clarkson and John Craven..
  • E 3. Elizabeth, born 1791; married Reuben Maury.
  • E 4. Sophia, born 1795; married Michael Johnson, and
  • E 5. Sarah Taliaferro, born 1799; married Major Alexander St. C. Heiskell.

His daughters all lived and died in Albemarle county, Virginia.

E 1. Jane Lewis, daughter of Jesse, born 1787; married, in 1804, Nelson Barksdale and died in 1856 a few miles north of Charlottesville on the farm that was once owned by David J. Lewis. Nelson Barksdale died in 1860. She had ten children, viz.:

  • F 1. Mary Jane, born 1804; married Jas. Frank Fry.
  • F 2. Nancy Lewis, born 1806, and died 1808.
  • F 3. Sarah Taliaferro, born 1808; married John T. Bowcock.
  • F 4. Sophia Lewis, born 1810, married James Frey.
  • F 5. John Taliaferro, born 1813; died a bachelor in Albemarle county.
  • F 6. Eliza M., born 1815; married Albert Terrell and Rob. Durrett.
  • F 7. Caroline C., born 1819; married Thomas J. D. Eddins.
  • F 8. Jesse Lewis, born 1824, and died 1825, ) twjns
  • F 9. Maria, born 1824, and died 1826, ) W
  • F 10. Margaret C., born 1827; married Dr. Henry O. Austin.

Albert Terrell died in 1849.

The following tribute of respect to the memory of John T. Barksdale, was published in a Charlottesville paper April 11, 1879:

John T. Barksdale, long and favorably known in our community and1 county, departed this life on the morning of the 8th inst. in the sixty-seventhi year of his age. It was his province to fill within the last half century many and varied positions and functions of public and private confidence and trust, and he has closed his days on earth without a suspicion of his failure in any respect to do his duty in them all to the utmost of his opportunities and ability. He was the son of Nelson Barksdale and the grandson of Jesse Lewis, and from them inherited a large share of the manly virtues which adorned and dignified their most useful and honored lives. Faithful in the discharge of all obligations, whether voluntarily assumed or providentially devolved upon him, fidelity was the rigid and uncompromising rule of his life. General and liberal benefactions to the utmost of his means were the delight of his days; courteous, civil and conciliatory in all his daily intercourse with his fellow-men. He made no enemies, and many friends; free and open in his hospitality to the worthy and true. He was seriously affected when increasing infirmities of age and disease rendered it proper that he should exchange his commodious home for one of more modest pretensions. Among his virtues conspicuous was his respect and reverence for intelligence, merit and moral character. And it may be truly said of him that he was an honest and truthful man, and a sincere, firm and faithful friend.

F 1. Mary Jane, daughter of Nelson Barksdale, married in 1822, James Francis Fry; raised seven children, and died near Charlottesville in 1850. He died in 1880. Mr. Fry was an active business man. He was Sheriff of Albemarle county for four years; took the census of the county in 1840; assessed the lands in 1856, and is now (1864), and has been for the last twelve years, Commissioner of the Revenue for one-half of Albemarle county. The names of their seven children are, viz.:

G 1. Thomas Wesley, born in 1823, married Sarah Jane McLaurin, of Powhattan county, Virginia, and died in 1849. He acted as Deputy Sheriff of Albemarle county. He left two children, viz.:

  • H 1. Edward James, born in 1846, and
  • H 2. Clara Thomas born in 1849; married Frank Starr.

After the death of Thomas W. Fry, his widow moved to Sabine City, Tex., where she married George W. Clapp, a merchant of that city, but is now a widow, and lives in Marshall, Tex., with her son, Edwin, who is a prominent banker of that place.

G 2. Matthew Henry Fry, son of J. Frank, born in 1824; married Sarah Taliaferro Heiskell, daughter of Alexander St. C. Heiskell, a relative; settled in Prince George county, Maryland, on a farm, where he died, leaving no children.

G 3. Mildred Jane Fry, daughter of James Frank, was born in 1825; married James S. Barksdale, son of Rice G., a farmer, who has been engaged in the sheriffalty for twelve or thirteen years in Albemarle county. They have children, viz.:

  • H 1. Mary Elizabeth, born in 1852.
  • H 2. Frank Nelson, born in 1855.
  • H 3. Sarah Lewis, born in 1858.
  • H 4. Mildred Fry, born in 1860.
  • H 5. James Rice, born in 1864.

G 4. John Nelson, son of James Frank Fry, born in 1828; married Elizabeth Goodman, daughter of Rowland Goodman, of Hanover county, Virginia. He is a farmer; post-office, Charlottesville, Va.

G 5. Jesse Lewis, son of James Frank Fry, born in 1829; married Frances Dunkum; is a farmer near Charlottesville, Va. He served twelve months in the Confederate Army, after which he was elected Justice of the Peace. The names of their children, are:

H 1. William Dunkum, born in 1857. Charlottesville, Va., April 11, 1879.

H 2. Frank Barksdale, born in 1859.

H 3. Jesse Lewis, bor n in 1861, and

H 4. John Thomas, born in 1863.

G 6. Ann Elizabeth, daughter of James Francis Fry, born in 1831; married James D. Goodman, a merchant of Charlottesville. They have one child:

H 1. Mary Mildred, born in 1858, and married in 1887, James W. Garnett, of Culpeper county, Virginia.

G 7. Mary Catharine, daughter of James Francis Fry, born in 1837; married John L. Jarman, and lives one mile north of Charlottesville. Mr. Jarman is Deputy Sheriff of Albemarle county. They have children as follows: H 1. Frank Dabney, born in 1861.

H 2. John Thomas, born in 1864, etc.

F 2. Nancy Lewis Barksdale, daughter of Nelson, born in 1806, and died in 1808; was buried in the graveyard of Jesse P. Lewis, her grandfather, one mile west of the University of Virginia. The following is the epitaph on her tombstone:

IN MEMORY OF NANCY L. BARKSDALE,

Born July 31st, 1806, and 
  Died June 5th, 1808. 

Dear are earthly caskets

Thy rich Jewels flown, 

And shine in glory

 At Jehovah's throne. 

F 3. Sarah Taliaferro Barksdale, daughter of Nelson, born in 1808; married Colonel John J. Bowcock, in 1836. Colonel Bowcock is a very energetic business man. He is a farmer and merchant, and has been several times a member of the Legislature. He is now (1864), and has been for many years, the presiding Justice of the county. His post-office is Charlottesville, Va. The following are the names of Sarah T. and Colonel Bowcock's children.

G 1. William Henry, born in 1827; married Letitia S. Templeman, of the city of Richmond, Va. William Henry is engaged in the commission business in the city of Richmond. They have children as follows: H 1, Bessie Bell, born 1854; H 2, Lillie, born 1856;

H 3, May Willie, born 1858; H 4, Anna Virginia, born 1859, and H 5, Sarah Mildred, born 1860.

G 2. Dr. James Matthew Bowcock, son of Colonel John J., was born in 1829; married Ann Baker, of Morgan county, Virginia. They reside in Clarksburg, Harrison county, Va., and have children as follows: H 1, Ida, born 1853; H 2, Willie M., born 1855; H 3, Charles W., born 1857, etc.

G 3. Jane Mildred, daughter of Colonel John J. Bowcock, was born in 1830, and married James H. Burnley. Mr. Burnley is a farmer. His post-office is Charlottesville. Their children are: H 1, John Seth, born 1852; H 2, Ann Lewis, born 1854; H 3, Jane Barksdale, born 1856; H 4, Lucy C., born 1858; H 5, Lizzie Overton, born 1860, etc.

G 4. Dr. Charles S. Bowcock, son of Colonel John J., born in 1832; married Maggie M. Branch, of Goochland county, Virginia. His post-office is Kesnick, Albemarle county, Va. They have children, viz.: H 1, Branch, born 1862, etc.

G 5. Jesse Lewis Bowcock, son of Colonel John J., was born in 1835, and married Maggie S. Reppeto, of Rockingham county, Virginia. He is a farmer. His post-office is McGaheysville, Rockingham county, Va. The names of their children, are: H 1, Ann Edgar, born 1860; H 2, Stewart, born 1862, etc.

G 6. Eliza Catharine Bowcock, daughter of Colonel John J., was born in 1838, and died in 1844.

G 7. John Overton Bowcock, son of Colonel John J., born in 1844.

G 8. Sarah Ann Bowcock, daughter of Colonel John J., born in 1847.

F 4. Sophia Lewis Barksdale, daughter of Nelson, born in 1810; married James Frey, and died childless in Albemarle county, Virginia, in 1852. He died in 1849. He was a farmer, and owned large manufacturing mills.

F 5. John T. Barksdale, born in 1813; was a bachelor, and resided in Albemarle county, Virginia. ( See his obituary notice on another page.)

F 6. Eliza M. Barksdale, born in 1815; married in 1827, Albert C. Terrell, son of Joel Terrell, of Albemarle county, Virginia. Albert C. Terrell died in 1849, leaving seven children, viz.:

G 1. Jane Lewis, born in 1836, and died in 1859.

G 2. John Albert, born in 1838; killed at the battle of Winchester, Va., in 1863.

G 3. George William, born in 1840; wounded in the leg at Chancellors ville.

G 4. James C., born in 1843; taken prisoner at Brandy Station.

G 5. Sallie E., born in 1848.

G 6. Maggie, born in 1850.

After the death of Albert C. Terrell, she married Robert Durrett, from Tennessee, and resides in Albemarle county. By her second husband, Mr. Durrett, she has two children, viz.:

G 7. Maud, born in 1857, and Eliza Maury, born in 1859.

F 7. Caroline C. Barksdale, daughter of Nelson, born in 1819; married Thomas J. D. Eddins, in 1839, of Green county, Virginia. She had seven children, and died in 1855, in Green county, Virginia. Mr. Eddins for several years held the office of Commissioner of the Revenue; is a farmer, residing near Stanardsville, Green county, Va. The names of his children by Caroline C. are:

G 1. John Thomas, born in 1841; died in the army in 1862.

G 2. Jane Lewis, born in 1843.

G 3. James S., born in 1844.

G 4. William Lewis, born in 1846.

G 5. Davis R., born in 1848.

G 6. Mary Lewis, born in 1852.

G 7. Caroline Barksdale, born in 1855. Mr. Eddins, since the death of his wife, married a Miss Early, of Green county, as his second wife.

F 8 and 9 (twins), Jesse Lewis and Maria Barksdale, born 1824. He died in 1825 and she in 1826.

F 10. Margaret C. Barksdale, daughter of Nelson, born 1827; married, in 1852, Dr. Henry O. Austin and resides six miles north of Charlottesville, Va. They have children as follows: G 1, Sarah Jane, born 1853; G 2, Henry O., born 1859, and died 1862; G 3, Jesse Lewis, born 1862, and died 1864.

E 2. Mary Lewis, daughter of Jesse P., born 1788; was twice married; first to Julius Clarkson, in 1805, by whom she had one daughter, F 1, Elizabeth A., born 1806, who married Thos. W. Maury, brother of Reuben Maury, and died childless in 1833. After the death of Julius Clarkson, Mary, his widow, married as her second husband, John Craven, by whom she had no children. Mr. Craven died in 1845 and she in 1852 near Charlottesville, Va. They were very pious members of the Episcopal church at Charlottesville, Va. Mrs. Mary Craven and her daughter were both buried in the graveyard of Jesse P. Lewis, where the following inscriptions can be found on their tombstones:

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF Mother and Daughter. MRS. MARY CRAVEN, Born July 21, 1788; j Died December 16, 1852. Sleep on, sweet angel, till the day star dawns, j Thy dreams are ended and thy sorrows o'er.

  • » »
ELIZABETH A. MAURY, 

Wife of Thomas W. Maury,

   Born March 13, 1806; 
  Died September 14, 1833. j 
   Take, holy earth, 

All that my soul holds dear. j j IN MEMORY OF

      THOS. W. MAURY, 

Who departed this life February 10,1842,

       Aged sixty-two years. 

E 3. Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse P. Lewis, was born in 1791; married Reuben Maury, resided near Charlottesville, Va., where she died in 1863 and he in 1868. She was a zealous member of the Baptist church; lived and died like a Christian; loved and esteemed by all who knew her. They raised only one son, viz.:

F 1. Jesse Lewis, who married Lucy Price, of Fauquier county, Virginia, and resides at his father's old homestead, "Piedmont," near the University of Virginia. Issue of Jesse L. Maury and Lucy Price, viz.:

G 1. Nannie Jessie, married Matthew Fontaine Maury, son of William Maury, of Liverpool, England.

G 2. Reuben.

G 3, Elizabeth Lewis, married Dr. R. H. Lemmon, of Campbell county, Virginia.

G 4. Stephen Price, is a ship engineer in the English service. 

G 5 Charles Harper, died young.

G 6. Lucy Jessie, died young.

G 7. Matthew Fontaine, married Eliza Fry, daughter of Rev. Matthew Fontaine Maury, of Kentucky. They live near Piedmont, in Albemarle county, Va.

G 8. Jane Lewis, married Albert Maverick, of San Antonio, Tex.

G 9. Ellen McGregor.

G 10. Sallie Fontaine, died young.

G 11. Robert.

Reuben Maury was a near relative of the distinguished Matthew Fontaine Maury, whose fame as a scientist was world-wide.

E 4. Sophia Lewis, daughter of Jesse P., was born in 1795. She had dark hair and blue eyes. She married, in 1816, Colonel Michael Johnson, son of Benjamin Johnson, of Henrico county, Virginia. She had five children and died near Charlottesville in 1863, and her husband in 1864. She was a very kind-hearted, hospitable woman, an humble Christian and a member of the Baptist church.

The following are the names of her children and some of her grandchildren:

PI. Benjamin Johnson, son of Michael, was born in 1817; married Mary E. Moore, of North Garden, in Albemarle county, where he died in 1857, leaving five children, viz.: G 1, Sallie; G 2, Lewis; G 3, Mollie, G 4, Fannie, and G 5, Martha.

F 2. James Richard Johnson, son of Michael, was born 1819; he married Martha E. Yancy, of Illinois, and settled as a farmer near Cambridge, in Saline county, Mo., where his wife died, leaving four children, viz.: G 1, Susan Ann, born 1841; G 2, Sophia Lewis, born 1844; G 3, Mary S.; G 4, Robert Michael. His second wife was a Miss Piggy. He resides in Bates county, Missouri.

F 3. Thomas Alexander, son of Michael Johnson, born 1822; married Matilda T. Nelson, of Fauquier county, Virginia. He died near Charlottesville, Va., 1871, leaving three children, viz.: G 1, Elizabeth Lewis, born 1843, married Ray Phillips, of West Virginia, and G 2, Mollie N., born 1847, who makes her home with her aunt, Mollie Bruce, of Staunton, Va.

F 4. Jesse Lewis Johnson, son of Colonel Michael, born 1825; married Margaret Evans Atlee, of Richmond, Va., and settled as a farmer on James river, six miles below the city of Richmond. The names of his children are: G 1, Mary Evans, born 1855; G 2, Atlee, born 1857, etc.

F 5. Mary Ann Johnson, daughter of Colonel Michael, was born in 1832. She is a noble, generous-hearted, self-sacrificing, patriotic woman. During the Confederate war she spent her time at the hospital in Charlottesville waiting on the sick and wounded soldiers. She is kindly and gratefully remembered by Southern soldiers, and only spoken of in the most exalted terms of commendation and praise by those who were so unfortunate as to be confined in the hospital at Charlottesville. Untiringly, like a ministering angel, did she attend to and supply their daily wants, while her own home and interest were entirely neglected for that of the soldiers. It was to her kind office and ministering care that many a poor soldier was rescued from a premature grave and enabled to return to his home. Nor were the recipients of her kind favors unmindful of her generosity; for with a bountiful hand did "many a soldier, his mother or sisters bestow upon her their largesses as a manifestation of their gratitude and as a memento of their kindest regards and friendship.

F 5. Mary A. Johnson, married a Mr. A. M. Bruce and resides in Staunton, Augusta county, Va.

E 5. Sarah Taliaferro Lewis, daughter of Jesse P., was born 1800, and married Major Alexander St. C. Heiskell, had five children and died in Albemarle county in 1831. Her relic was inhumed in the graveyard at her father's mansion-house. The following is a copy of the epitaph on her monument:

  • : IN MEMORY OF
  • SARAH TALIAFERRO,
  • j Wife of Alexander St. C Heiskell and j
  • i daughter of Jesse and Nancy.Lewis,;
  • i Born December 16, 1800, and departed i
  • j this life July 30, 1831. j
  • Having done her duty as a child, a!
  • | mother and a wife, she was beloved in l
  • i life; in death lamented. i

Some years after the death of his wife Major Heiskell returned to Maryland, married his second wife, by whom he had two or three children, and died there in 1851.

The following are the names of his children by his first wife, Sarah Taliaferro Lewis, viz.:

F 1. Jesse Lewis Heiskell, was, at different times, a stage contractor, merchant, farmer, etc. He married Elonora Martin, residing some four or five miles west of Charlottesville, Va. From this union there was no offspring. He left Charlottesville and settled on a farm in what is known as "South Garden," in Albemarle county. His post-ofHce was "Cross Roads." Jesse L. Heiskell was one of the finest-looking men in Albemarle county. He was about five feet eight inches in stature, weighing about one hundred and sixty pounds, with ruddy complexion, <dark hair and blue eyes. In his manners he was complaisant, courteous and conciliating, with a nobleness of soul, elevated sentiments, liberal and magnanimous. We copy from the Blue Ridge Herald, of July 26, 1861—a paper published at Walhalla, S. C.—which speaks for itself: PLEASING INCIDENT. We find the subjoined in the Charlottesville Review, and agree with our •contemporary that such instances of generous regard for the defenders of ■our soil ought not to pass unnoticed. Says the Review: A circumstance connected with the recent passage of the Lynchburg ■and Bedford troops through this country is so honorable to one of our citizens that it deserves a public notice. The night before reaching Charlottesville, the squadron arrived about dark, at the place which had been selected for their encampment. They found that the choice had been singularly unfortunate. The inequalities of the surface did not allow them to raise their tents—no food nor forage had been provided, and a heavy rain was falling. Jaded and disheartened, the officers and men threw themselves on the ground, and lying all night in the mud and rain, prepared at day-break to resume their march. As they were in the act of moving forward, Mr. Jesse Lewis Heiskell rode up and stating that he lived near the road some miles ahead, invited them to stop and take breakfast at his house. Having had nothing to eat since noon the previous day, they gladly consented, and the reception they met with may best be given in the words of an officer who related it. "A few minutes after we arrived at Mr. Heiskell's residence breakfast was announced, and I was directed by the Commander to carry the men to the table in successive squads of thirty-five. It would be doing great injustice to the entertainment if I contented myself with saying that it was a sufficient, or even a comfortable, meal. It was a bountiful feast—the abundance, variety and excellence of the fare left nothing literally to be desired. If, after ample time for preparation, a select party of friends had partaken of Mr. Heiskell's hospitality, it would not have been possible either to have furnished them a finer breakfast, to serve it in a neater style, or to dispense the honors with greater courtesy and cordiality. Guess my amazement when I found that this was repeated with each detachment. Nothing Tell short—but in every particular, coffee, tea, cream, milk, fresh butter, different kinds of bread, meat, preserves—the last squad fared as well as the first. "While thus entertaining one hundred and sixty-five men he fed all our horses—one hundred and eighty in number, and made us load our wagon with provender for them to eat at noon. "Mr. Heiskell's kindness would have been gratefully received under any circumstances, and his munificent generosity properly appreciated. But no one can tell how acceptable it was nor how thankful we felt, unless he had shared our experience—had slept supperless in the rain—and then, hungry, wet and stiffened, resumed his march." All honor to Mr. Heiskell!

Jesse L. Heiskell died in Albemarle county, Virginia, without issue, in 1876.

F 2. Susan Ann Heiskell, daughter of Alex. St. Clair, married George Craven, son of John Craven, by his first wife. She died on the Rivanna river, near Charlottesville, Va., in 1867, her husband having died in 1852, leaving four children, viz.:

G 1. Peter Henry, was killed in 1873, while engaged in blasting on the Chesapeake & Ohio R. R.

G 2. Jesse Lewis, post-office, Staunton, Va.

G 3. William.

G 4. James, was drowned in Texas.

F 3. Dr. Peter Henry Heiskell, son of Major Alexander St . Clair, graduated in March, 1849, in the Jefferson Medical School at Philadelphia; located at Charlottesville, where he successful!y engaged in the practice of medicine a few years, when he married Hester S. A. Hill, his cousin, in Prince George county, Maryland, where he afterward settled on a farm. His post-office is Oxen Hill, Prince George county, Md. Their children are, viz:

G 1. Sarah Lewis, born 1847; G 2, Mary Josephine, born 1849; G 3, Mary Hester, born 1852; G 4, Emma Eleanora, born 1854; G 5, Peter Henry, born 1856; G 6, Mary Ann Lewis, born 1858, and G 7, James Alexander, born 1860.

F 4. James Heiskell, son of Major Alexander St. C., died single in 1857.

F 5. Sarah Taliaferro Heiskell, daughter of Alexander St. C., married Matthew H. Fry, son of James Frank Fry, a cousin. He was a farmer, and did reside near Washington City, in Prince George county, Md. They have no progeny. He is dead, and his widow is with Jesse L. Maury, near Charlottesville, Va.


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Jesse Pittman Lewis's Timeline

1763
May 13, 1763
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1787
1787
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1788
1788
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1791
May 4, 1791
1795
1795
1800
1800
1849
March 8, 1849
Age 85
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1849
Age 85
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States