Lewis Flemister - Born in Essex County, Virginia 1746
Died in Wilkes County, Georgia 1807
He enlisted in the Continental Army in 1775 from Chesterfield CH (?), Virginia. He served as a private in the 7th Virginia Regiment under Captain William Mosley. Pvt. Flemister was transferred to Morristown, New Jersey and served under Captain Caleb Gibbs and was promoted to Sergeant. In 1783 he was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in Newburg, New York.
On February 27, 1790 Lewis Flemister married Ellender Chism, who was born in Halifax, North Carolina in 1773. Her parents were James Chism and Barbara ______ Chism.
Lewis and Ellender parented 6 children:
William L Flemister Micha Wilson
James Flemister Alisa Wilson
Lewis Fielding Flemister Married Lucy Wilson
John Flemister Hulda Woodruff
Cathrine Flemister John Lindsay
Eurmine Elizabeth Issac Parker
John and Woodruff Flemister
They parented 3 or 4 children. John Jr. Was born in 1845. He cohabited with on of his fatherís slaves, Rendi. They parented 5 children who lived to maturity.
John b. 1872
Joseph b. 1874
Lewis b. (?) 1876 Married Lavania Taylor
Annie b. 1885
Mary b. 1882
Lewis and Lavania
Lewis and Lavania had one child, Charles
Charles was born May 25, 1904 in Griffin, Georgia. Lewis left the family to go to Atlanta to work for ( ____________inventor of Coca-Cola ). Lewis was his personal valet and chauffeur. He traveled a lot with his employer, eventually returning to Griffin. He fathered other children with another woman. His wife, Lavania, left Griffin, Georgia and left her son, Charles, with his grandparents John Jr. and Rendi. Charles became very close to John Jr. and was very sad when his grandfather died. After his grandfatherís death, Charles left Griffin, Ga. . In search of his mother, Lavania, first, in Tennessee and then in Chicago, He found out that she had gone to New Rochelle, New York, He went to find her there.
In New Rochelle his mother Lavaniaís, best friend, Lilly Haynes took Charles in (on Charles Street) renting him a room. Ms. Haynes matched up Beatrice Benjamin and Charles Flemister, who married in New Rochelle where they had 3 children;
Charles D. Ward Jr. , Carl Eugene and Barbara Wardyne. Charles and Carl were both born at 53 Grove Avenue. Their first son, Charles Jr., died as a young child from chicken pox and pneumonia.
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