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Lawrence Lewis

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Kenmore, Fredericksburg, Virginia, British America
Death: November 20, 1839 (70)
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth 'Betty' Lewis
Husband of Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis
Father of Frances Parke Butler; Martha Betty Lewis; Martha Peter; Lawrence Fielding Lewis; Lorenzo Curtis Lewis and 6 others
Brother of Fielding Lewis, Jr.; Augustine Lewis; Warner Lewis; Maj. George Washington Lewis; Mary Lewis and 5 others
Half brother of John Lewis; Frances Lewis and Charles Lewis

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About Lawrence Lewis

I am George Washington's nephew.

For our wedding gift, we were given 2000 acres next to Mount Vernon, my uncle George's estate.

We built our home there and called it the Woodlawn Plantation.

Birth: (1,2,3) d/o Col. Fielding LEWIS/Elizabeth "Betty" WASHINGTON. (2,3) 4 Apr 1767. (2) Fredericksburg, VA.

Marriage to Eleanor Parke CUSTIS: (1,2) 22 Feb 1799. (2) Mt. Vernon, VA. (3)

Death: (2) 30 Nov 1839. Arlington, VA.

(2c) Gen. WASHINGTON's favorite nephew.

(2c) After WASHINGTON's retirement from public life, he resided with him at Mt. Vernon, VA. He was the last living executor of the will of Gen. WASHINGTON, and continued to reside at Mt. Vernon until the death of Martha WASHINGTON, 22 May 1802.

(1,2) 1794: Aide to General Daniel MORGAN in his expedition to quell an insurrection in PA.

(1) "Virginia Genealogies - A Genealogy of the Glassell Family," by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden (Genalogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966) p.81.

(2) "Diane's Database," by Diane Wolford Sheppard (, wolfordsheppard database, 11 May 2007). Cites: (a) "Genealogies of Virginia Families" ( p.122-123. (b) "Maryland Genealogies" ( Vol. 1, p.160. (c) "Virginia Biographical Encyclopedia" (

(3) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Lewis Family of Virginia," by Wm. Terrell Lewis. (b) "Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Wm. & Mary Quarterly," p.171-385.

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Lawrence Lewis's Timeline

April 4, 1769
Kenmore, Fredericksburg, Virginia, British America
November 27, 1797
Age 28
Fairfax, VA, USA
Age 31
Age 31
Age 32
November 13, 1803
Age 34
Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
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Age 40