Lieutenant William Lewis

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William Lewis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Locust Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Robert Lewis of Belvoir and Jane Lewis
Husband of Lucy Lewis / Marks
Father of Jane Meriwether Anderson; Lucinda McFarlane; Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader) and Dr. Ruben Lewis
Brother of Colonel Nicholas Lewis; Anne Lewis; John Lewis; Jane Meriwether; Elizabeth Barrett and 4 others
Half brother of Mildred Lewis

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About Lieutenant William Lewis

William Lewis (1733-1781) and Lucy Meriwether (1752-1837) married in 1768 or 1769 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia.

DAR A 070178, Lt. VA.

http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi01113.document

In November1779, Lieutenant William Lewis spent a shirt leave from the Revolutionary War with his family at Cloverfields, a Meriwether family plantation where his wife, Lucy, had grown up. He said his goodbyes, swung onto his horse, and rode to the Secretary's Ford of the Rivanna River, swollen in flood. Attempting to cross, his horse was swept away and drowned. Lewis managed to swim ashore and hiked ack to Cloverfields, drenched. Pneumonia set in, and in two days he was dead.

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Lieutenant William Lewis's Timeline

1733
1733
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1770
March 31, 1770
Age 37
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1772
October 31, 1772
Age 39
Albemarle, Virginia
1774
August 18, 1774
Age 41
Locust Hill Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1777
February 14, 1777
Age 44
Locust Hill, Middleses, Virginia
1781
November 17, 1781
Age 48
Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1785
1785
Age 48
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States