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John irish Lewis, died Randolph County, North Carolina,

Also Known As: ""Irish""
Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Randolph, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Asheboro, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Lewis; MAJ david lewis; Mary Lewis and mary lewis
Husband of priscilla elizabeth lewis and Priscilla Elizabeth Brooks, died Randolph County, North Carolina,
Father of david lewis; David Lewis, of Guilford, North Carolina, USA; Jacob L. Lewis, Sr.; Rosanna West; Jean Campbell and 6 others
Brother of Phoebe Losey; David Lewis, Jr.; Crawford Lewis; Stephen Lewis; Jacob Lewis and 1 other

Occupation: 10th North Irish Reg. Rev. War
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About John "Irish" Lewis

DAR A 070016, NC Patriotic Service.

Here is the last will and testament of John Lewis.

" In the name of God, Amen. The fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven, I, John Lewis, of the County of Randolph and State of North Carolina, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God: Therfore calling unto mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed fpr all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. In the manner and form following, vis., principally and first of all, i give and reccomend my soul into the Hands of God who gave it, and my body to the Earth, to be decently buried, according to the direction of my executors hereafter named, nothing doubting, but at the Gereral Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldy estate as it hath pleased God to give me, I give and dispose of the same as followith, after my last debts is paid and funeral expense. In primus, i give to my son John Lewis my home plantation, containing of two hundred acres of land, the same being in two surveys, the old survey contains one hundred and forty acres and the new survey contains sixty acres. Item, i give to my son David Lewis Five shillings. I give to my son Jacob Lewis Five shillings. All my moving effects to be sold and twelve months credit given to the purchasers. The money is to be divided in the following manner. vis, between my wife, my son, Richard, my daughter Rosannah West, my daughter Jean Campbell and my daughter Sarah Ruckman. But if either should decease, then the surviving Party to divide equally. My wearing apparel not to be sold, but to be divided between John and Richard. Last of all I do constitute and appoint Richard Lewis, John Lewis and John Campbell my whole and sole excutors of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby disallow revoke and disannul all and every other Testament, Will and legacies, requests and excutors anyway before named, willed and bequeathed, satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereonto set my hand and seal, this day and year above written. Signed, sealed and published and pronounced to be the J. Lewis last will and testament in the presence of W.E. Knight, Jerimiah Field, and Thomas Lamb. Will was proved in open court by Thomas Lamb and ordered to be recorded."

10th North Irish Reg. Rev. War

ID: I639683995

Name: John LEWIS

Given Name: John

Surname: Lewis

Sex: M

Birth: 1720 in Frederick County, Va

Death: 10 Jun 1802 in Hillsboro, Randolph County, Nc

Burial: Near Center Meeting House

Change Date: 14 Jun 2004 1

Note: Ancestral File Number: 27ML-L3

Marriage 1 Priscilla BROOKS

Married: Abt 1745

Note: _UIDCFC086BEAF41A24A97661BDD3C157B81F132


David LEWIS b: 21 Mar 1746 in Guilford County, Nc c: 21 Mar 1747


Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Title: Ancestral File (R)

Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998

Repository: ID: I639687770

Name: John LEWIS

Given Name: John

Surname: Lewis

Sex: M

Birth: in Orange Co.,Va

Death: 10 Jun 1802 in Randolph Co.,Nc

Change Date: 29 Oct 2003

Father: David LEWIS b: 14 Dec 1694 in Pychyawaxon,Charles Co.,Md

Mother: Mary CRAWFORD b: in Va

Marriage 1 Priscilla BROOKS b: 16 Oct 1725

Married: 16 Oct 1745 in Frederick Co.,Va

Note: _UIDEA58ED5E7030F84C900650749DE2CC556B05


David LEWIS b: 21 Mar 1746 in Guilford County, Nc c: 21 Mar 1747
Rosanna LEWIS b: 5 Jul 1752 in Rowan Co.,Nc
Jean LEWIS b: 15 Jul 1755 in Rowan Co.,Nc
Stephen LEWIS b: 4 Jun 1757 in Rowan Co.,Nc
Richard LEWIS b: 22 Jul 1759 in Rowan Co.,Nc
John LEWIS b: 15 Jan 1763 in Rowan Co.,Nc
Sarah LEWIS b: 9 Mar 1765 in Rowan Co.,Nc

Born: Abt 1720 - Orange Co., VA

          Died: 10 Jun 1802 - Randolph Co., NC
        Father: David Lewis Sr (1695-1779) 2 6
        Mother: Mary Crawford (Abt 1690-      ) 2

Marriage: 16 Oct 1745 - Frederick Co., VA

John Lewis (1720-1802) & Prescilla Brooks (1725-1797)

John Lewis, son of David and Mary (Crawford) Lewis, born about 1720, possibly in Orange County, Virginia; died in Randolph County, North Carolina, 10 Jun 1802; married, possibly in Frederick County, Virginia, 16 October 1745, Priscilla Brooks, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Warren) Brooks, born 16 Oct 1725; died in Randolph County after 1802.

John Lewis had a lot of sons, big tough and many thought ruthless. It is said people were afraid to confront these men. They were also hard working and had many friends. There were stories handed down about the families and many can be found in books in the Randolph County history at the Ashboro Library.2

. PRISCILLA BROOKS (JACOB, WILLIAM, BROOKS, BROOKS was born October 16, 1725 in VA of Penns, and died in Randolph County, NC. She married JOHN LEWIS, SR. 1745 in Frederick County, VA, son of DAVID LEWIS and MARY CRAWFORD. He was born Abt. 1720 in Orange County, VA, and died June 10, 1802 in Randolph County, NC.


6.i.DAVID6 LEWIS, b. March 21, 1746/47, Guilford, Guilford, NC; d. June 23, 1822, Anderson County, SC buried @ Old Stone Church, Clemson, SC.

ii.ROSANNA LEWIS, b. July 05, 1752, Rowan County, NC; m. WEST.

iii.JEAN LEWIS, b. July 15, 1755, Rowan County, NC; d. 1825; m. JOHN CAMPBELL.

iv.STEPHEN LEWIS, b. May 04, 1757, Rowan County, NC; d. 1792; m. SUSANNA.

v.RICHARD LEWIS, b. July 22, 1759, Rowan County, NC; m. LYDIA FIELDS. LEWIS, b. January 15, 1763, Rowan County, NC; d. April 05, 1848, Wayne County, IN buried @ Lewis Cem, Wayne Co., IN.

vii.SARAH LEWIS, b. March 09, 1765, Rowan County, NC; d. 1780; m. ISAIAH RUCKMAN.

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John "Irish" Lewis's Timeline

April 11, 1720
Frederick, Virginia, United States
March 21, 1747
Age 26
March 21, 1747
Age 26
Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
May 24, 1750
Age 30
Berkeley County, Province of Virginia
Age 29
Bladen, NC, USA
July 5, 1752
Age 32
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
July 15, 1755
Age 35
Rndlph Or Rowan, North Carolina, USA
June 4, 1757
Age 37
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
July 22, 1759
Age 39
Rndlph Or Rowan, North Carolina, USA