John Terrell Lewis

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About John Terrell Lewis

born in Hanover Co, VA ca 1728. Married first 1750, Sarah Taliaferro, who died in 1769. Married second 1769 to Susanna Clarkson. Had a set of twins with both wifes. Two of his children during the second marriage died during childhood: Susan Lewis and Julius Lewis (twin).

ohn was the son of David Lewis and his wife Ann Elizabeth Betty Terrell. He was born and spent his young life in Hanover, Virginia. Years later his sister Anna wrote a letter and stated she was born next to the Hanover Court House. By 1734, John's father, David had acquired the 1st patent west of the Rivanna River along with his brother-in-law Joel Terrell. Both the Lewis and Terrell families moved to what became Charlottesville, Virginia some time after 1734. John married Sarah Taliaferro on the 3rd of March 1750 in Hanover and they had nine children, four of his sons served in the War of the American Revolution. Sarah died in 1769 and John married second Susan Clarkson who gave him three children. John moved with his family to Rutherford, North Carolina. But on his father's death in 1779 he returned to Charlottesville and lived out his days there. From the records of Benard Peyton Chamberlain, John is said to have built Midmont house that Chamberlain later owned, that is now on the property of the University of Virginia. John is likely buried in a home graveyard at Midmont or possibly in the Jesse Pittman Lewis graveyard also in Charlottesville.

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John Terrell Lewis's Timeline

November 20, 1728
Hanover County, Virginia
December 20, 1752
Caroline County, Virginia, United States
February 4, 1754
Virginia, United States
September 26, 1757
Albemarle County, Virginia
September 26, 1759
Amelia County, Virginia
May 26, 1761
Albemarle County, Virginia
May 13, 1763
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
February 23, 1765
Albemarle County, Virginia
North Carolina