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Major George Washington Lewis

Also Known As: "Fielding", "Washington"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marmion, King George County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Death: November 13, 1821 (64)
Marmion, King George County, VA, United States
Place of Burial: Maryes Heights , Fredericksburg City, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Fielding Fielding Lewis and Elizabeth 'Betty' Lewis
Husband of Catherine Lewis
Father of Samuel Lewis; Mary W. Willis and Daingerfield Lewis
Brother of Fielding Lewis, Jr.; Augustine Lewis; Warner Lewis; Mary Lewis; Charles Lewis and 5 others
Half brother of John Lewis; Frances Lewis and Warner Lewis

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Major George Washington Lewis

Major George Lewis died at his seat at Marmion in King George county, Va., in 1821


46. Major George Lewis, Captain of Washington's Life Guard, married Catherine Daingerfield, of "Coventry", in Spotsylvania, and had issue:

  • 1. Samuel Lewis, born November 11, 1780, who had ALLOWAY LEWIS, HENRY HOWELL LEWIS, late of Baltimore, MARY LEWIS, married John Casey, GEORGE, THOMAS, and JOHN LEWIS
  • 2. Mary Willis Lewis, born June 24, 1782, married Major Byrd Charles Willis
  • 3.Daingerfield Lewis, born 14 July, 1785, married Miss Pratt, daughter of Thomas Pratt and Jane Brockenbrough

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #:A069946.

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating:

Maj George Lewis "commanded Washington's bodyguard in the battle of Princeton."

Children listed in DAR record:

  • Mary
  • Samuel
  • Dangerfield

North American Family Histories 1500-200 also list daughter Bettie. She is not mentioned in his will.


http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/lewis.html

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10128950/george-washington-lewis

George Washington Lewis is the Nephew of General George Washington, He served his country on the staff of his uncle during the Revolutionary War.

Son of Fielding and Betty (Washington) Lewis of Virginia.

Born at Kenmore Plantation in Fredericksburg,VA.

Attended Princeton College

REV. WAR:

On March 12th, 1776, Gen. George Washington created the "Commander-in-Chief Guard" appointing Captain Caleb Gibbs Commandant and George Lewis First Lieutenant as second in command (George Lewis was 19)

October 15th, 1779, George Washington Lewis married Catherine Daingerfield, daughter of Colonel William Daingerfield, who had been the Commander of the Seventh Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line.

When George Washington died, December 14th, 1799, he left land and gave George Lewis first choice of his swords, which was highly prized in the 18th century.


Birth: Mar. 13, 1757 Fredericksburg Fredericksburg City Virginia, USA Death: Nov. 13, 1821 Virginia, USA

George Washington Lewis is the Nephew of General George Washington, He served his country on the staff of his uncle during the Revolutionary War.

Son of Fielding and Betty (Washington) Lewis of Virginia/born at Kenmore Plantation in Fredericksburg,VA. Attended Princeton College

REV. WAR: March 12th, 1776/Gen. George Washington created the "Commander-in-Chief Guard" appointing Captain Caleb Gibbs Commandant and George Lewis First Lieutenant as second in command(George Lewis was 19)

October 15th, 1779/George Washington Lewis married CATHERINE DANGERFIELD/daughter of Colonel William Daingerfield, who had been the Commander of the Seventh Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line.

When George Washington died, December 14th, 1799, he left land and gave George Lewis first choice of his swords, which was highly prized in the 18th century.

  • *his wife Catherine Dangerfield Lewis is buried in same cemetery and they could be linked.Memorial# 1370338/Willis Cemetery/Maryes Heights

Fredericksburg City Virginia USA


At the Battle of Princeton he was aide to General Hugh Mercer who died in his arms, He was attached to the command of cavalry, of the Commander-in-Chief, and was at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. He was mentioned in the will of George Washington. Source: North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for George Lewis

References

  • ”Lewis Family of Warner Hall.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 1, 1901, pp. 48–54. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/1919805. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021. NOTE: This article was continued from Volume IX of the journal, p.259; quote given here is from page 3 of 7.
  • “ Meet the Lewis Family: George Lewis” SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 / FERRYFARMANDKENMORE
  • “From George Washington to George Lewis, 9 April 1797,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-01-02-0062. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Retirement Series, vol. 1, 4 March 1797 – 30 December 1797, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998, pp. 90–91.] Since 1796 Major George Lewis (1757–1821), son of Fielding Lewis (1725–1781) and Betty Washington Lewis (1733–1797), had been living at Marmion, King George County, with his wife Catherine Daingerfield Lewis, daughter of Col. William Daingerfield (d. 1781) and Mary Willis Daingerfield of Coventry in Spotsylvania County.
  • Page 119 of "Genealogies of the Lewis and kindred families, ed. by John Meriwether McAllister and Lura Boulton Tandy."
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Major George Washington Lewis's Timeline

1757
March 14, 1757
Marmion, King George County, Virginia, British Colonial America
1780
November 11, 1780
Berryville, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
1782
June 23, 1782
Frederick County, Virginia, United States
1785
July 14, 1785
King George, VA, United States
1821
November 13, 1821
Age 64
Marmion, King George County, VA, United States
1821
Age 63
Fredericksburg City, Virginia, United States