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Lt. William Lewis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Locust Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia, American Colonies
Death: November 17, 1781 (48)
Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Robert Lewis, of Belvoir and Jane Lewis
Husband of Lucy Lewis
Father of Jane Meriwether Anderson; Lucinda McFarlane; Capt. Meriwether Lewis; Dr. Ruben Lewis; Lewis and 2 others
Brother of John Lewis, Sr.; Jane Meriwether; Elizabeth Barrett; Col. Charles Lewis, of North Garden; Col. Nicholas Lewis and 5 others

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About Lt. 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.


Lieutenant William Lewis spent a short 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 back to Cloverfields, drenched. Pneumonia set in, and in two days he was dead.

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GEDCOM Source

1,60525::10314876

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Lt. William Lewis's Timeline

1733
November 1, 1733
Albemarle County, Virginia, American Colonies
1764
1764
1770
March 31, 1770
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1772
October 31, 1772
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1774
August 18, 1774
Locust Hill, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
August 18, 1774
Locust Hill Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia, British Colonial America
1777
February 14, 1777
Locust Hill, Middleses, Virginia
1781
November 17, 1781
Age 48
Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
1785
1785
Age 48
Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States of America