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Possible origin and early generations of the Jonathan Lewis Family of PG Co. MD
Posted by: Robert Lewis (ID *****5869) Date: March 06, 2012 at 09:27:18
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This is a corrected copy of my March 4th posting of the same title, which was sent too soon. Please excuse me for that.

After a lot of research, these are my findings on the oriigin of the Jonathan Lewis family and its early branches:

Migration Record: Jonas Lewis (I) indentured Bristol 4 Dec 1675 to Edward Driver for 4 years in VA (or MD) (In: Coldham, Peter W., The Complete Book of Immigrants 1661-1699, p. 259) (note: Many Welsh immigrants came through Bristol)

MD Record: John Lewis and Jonas Lewis (I) transported to Md in 1676, Liber 15, Folio 369. (Skordas, Early Settlers of MD, p. 289)

Any other references to the lst Jonas Lewis have not been found, probably due to the destruction of the early Calvert Co. Records.

My theory is that this Jonas (I) was the father of Jonathan Lewis,( b. ca 1685. d. by 1722) whose following records were sent me by Laura Watkins Lewis:

Children of Jonathan Lewis and his wife, Mary, from St. Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Register (Prince Georges Co., MD):

(Note: Queen Anne Parish was formed in 1705 from St Paul's Parish,
so it's Register would not list any children of Jonathan and Mary born before 1705,)

(poss. a son, Jonas, born before 1705)

Thomas Lewis, b. 11 July 1706

William Lewis, b. 13 Aug 1708

Jonathan Lewis, b. 29 Aug 1711

John Lewis, b. 30 Nov 1713

Daniel Lewis, b. 6 Aug 1715

Jonathan Lewis, b. 7 Aug 1718
David Lewis, b. 7 Aug 1718

Mary Lewis, b. 8 July 1720

On Mar 27, 1716, the Maryland General Assembly held court, and "the Rolling Road from Jonathan Lewis' Plantation to Marlborough Town was ordered laid out."

In the 1719 Tax List of Prince George's Co. Jonathan Lewis is shown residing in Collington Hundred. as well as a Joseph Belt.
(In Calendar of MD State Papers No.1: The Black Books, p.23.) RL

7 Jul 1722, Jonathan's name appears in PG County Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 26, Fol 19 (Abstract)

Jonathan Lewis: admin Bond in common form by Joseph Belt his
administrator with Thomas Claggett and David Sprigg by suretie
30 lbs sterling... to make a true and perfect inventory of all goods chattles and credits of the said deceased

So Jonathan had died by 7 Jul 1722.

February 13, 1724, His inventory was taken and recorded in Prince George's County, Book TB-1, p. 209

In Mar 1723 Jonathan's widow Mary bound their two youngest sons,
twins Jonathan and David Lewis ( b. 1718), into the care of William Mordaunt, .until age 21; They were about five years old at the time.
In court, Mary gave her name as Mary Beckett.

(After Jonathan, Sr., died, his young widow had married a man by the name of Humphrey Beckett and their twin sons, Humphrey and Benjamin were listed in the parish register as born 18 Dec 1722.)

Jonathan's estate was administered by Joseph Belt on June 29, 1726, recorded in Book JB-1, p.345

(My theory is that Jonathan Lewis had an older son than Thomas named Jonas. and born before the church records began in 1705
. Since Jonathan died intestate any estate left after his debts were paid would have gone to him, except for his widow's one-third.

Land purchase 27 Jul 1726 by Jonas Lewis (II) Prince Georges Co., MD
(Land originally in Calvert Co.). This was one month after Jonathan's Estate Administration.

Enrolled (Recorded) at the request of Jonas Lewis 9 Aug 1726.
Indenture dtd 27 Jul 1726 Between Thomas Wilcoxon, Planter and Jonas Lewis for 13 pds, 10 shillings, A parcel called "Coxon's Rest" bound by Tinker's Branch near a tract formerly surveyed for John Dickson; . containing 100 acs., of Calverton Manor . signed Thomas Wilcoxon, Wit: John Magruder, Jere Belt
Acknowledged 27 Jul 1724 by Thomas Wilcoxon and his wife.
(PG Co. Deeds, Liber M, p. 54)

1730 This 100 acres sold to Richard Lanham by Jonas Lewis

Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 209
Enrolled at request of Richard Lenham 3 Feb 1730:
Indenture, 13 Jan 1730; Between Jonas Lewis, carpenter, and Richard Lenham, planter; for 24; part of a tract called Coxon's Rest; bounded by a draught of Tinker's Branch and a tract formerly surveyed for John Dickason; containing 100 acres; /s/ Jonas Lewis (mark); wit. Day. Craufurd, Jno. Magruder; 13 Jul 1730 ack. by Jonas Lewis

1733 Same100 acres sold to Thomas Wilcoxon by Richard Lanham

Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 654
Enrolled at request of Thomas Wilcoxon 26 Jun 1733:
Indenture, 26 Jun 1733; Between Richard Lanham, planter, and Thomas Wilcoxon, planter; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel of land on Tinker's Branch called Caceus;-( sic Coxon's Rest) containing 100 acres; /s/ Richard Lanham; wit. John Smith Prather, Edward Dawson (mark); ack. 26 Jun 1733 by Richard Lanham

In the 1733 List of Taxables for Upper Piscattaway Hundred, Prince Georges Co., the names of John Lewis and Jonas Lewis both appear, along with Richard Lanham, John Dickerson and Thomas Wilcoxon.
(In: Calendar of MD StatePapers No.1: The Black Books, pp.39-40)

(This John Lewis would have been the John Lewis who married Winifred Thomas in 1731, and that I believe to be the son of Jonathan Lewis born in 1713.)

Jonas Lewis listed in Estate Account of Sarah Magruder

Account of Sarah Magruder, P.G. Co. dtd 22 Apr 1735

Sarah Magruder (widow) 13.31 A PG 543.17.4 185.19.8 Apr 22 1735
Received from: Jonas Lewis, John Magruder, Joseph Adams.
Payments to: Dr. John Haswell, Joseph Ensor, Peter Hoggins, John Beal (accountant), Nehemiah Wade, John Gibson due Daniel Dulany, Esq.
Legatees: Elisabeth Beal (daughter), Virlinda Beal (daughter) wife of John Beal (accountant), Elioner Wade (daughter), William Selby, John Magruder (accountant), James Magruder (son), Alexander Magruder (son).
Executors: MM John Magruder, John Beal (gentleman)

The last record that I have been able to find on Jonas Lewis is this:

22 Feb 1734: Jonas Lewis and wife Elizabeth, tract Ketakin (Catoctin) Bottom
(PG Co. Deed Bk T. p. 349)

On 26 August 1740 John Magruder, his wife Susanna concurring, conveyed to his
"good friend James Hook" by a deed of gift "150 acres of land on the mouth of Ketauken Creek
which falls into the Potomac River about ten miles north of Monocacy."
(Liber Y, folio 195, Prince George Co., Md. Deeds.)
This was part of a tract of land called "Ketanken (Catoctin) Bottom" containing 250 acres that was granted to John Magruder 4 Jan. 1731.

End of Jonas Lewis section

The 2nd son of Jonathan Lewis : Thomas Lewis, bapt.11 Jul 1706, is thought by many researchers to be the same as the Thomas Lewis who leased land from Thomas Lewis of Fairfax, (son of John Lewis of PG Co. d. 1711).
In his Will of 1749, Thomas refers to him as "my friend" and leaves him the land on Difficult Run that is occupied by him and William Trammell. His known records have been printed on pages 1031-1034 of Vol 4 of Michael Cook's "Pioneer Lewis Families", but he gives him what I feel is an incorrect pedigree. Here is a summary of his family's records:
Thomas Lewis (1706-ca 1790) Name of wife not known.
Resided on the Loudon Co. side of Difficult Run.

12 May 1777. Indenture of Feossment from Thomas Lewis Sr to Thomas Lewis Jr.. Same to William Lewis. (Loudon Order Bk C. p. 34.)

22 Mar 1780. Thomas Lewis Sr., Thomas Lewis Jr. and William Lewis of Loudon Co. to John Stonestreet of PG Co., MD, 200 acs now in poss. of these three on Difficult Run.
Wit. Charles Brent, Daniel Lewis and John Graham.
Recorded 9 Apr 1798-sic. ( Loudon Deed Bk N, p.197)

9 Apr 1781. Indenture of sale from Thomas Lewis Sr., Thomas Lewis Jr. and William Lewis to John Stonestreet. Acknowledged. ordered recorded
Note that the "Feme" relinquished dower.
(Loudon Order Bk C, p. 329)

7 Jun 1788. Thomas Lewis of Loudon to my son Daniel Lewis, a tract I now live on, 150 acs, at my death and stock and household furniture, except a feather bed and furniture to Levi Lewis. To sons William Lewis, Daniel Lewis and Levi Lewis, land in Fairfax on which the widow Johnston now lives.
Wit. John Stonestreet, James Hopper, Walter Bayne and Thomas Lewis (Jr).
Recorded 9 Jun 1788. (Loudon Deed Bk Q, p. 321)

9 Jun 1788. Deed of gift from Thomas Lewis to his son Daniel Lewis, proved by oaths of John Stonestreet, Walter Bayner and Thomas Lewis. and ordered recorded.
(Loudon Order Bk K, p. 457)

Records of his son Thomas Lewis Jr. b. 9 Jan 1742, Fairfax Co., VA, d. 4 Aug 1822, Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY, Buried Poplar Flats, 6 miles east of Bardstown.
Will dtd 25 Mar 1820, pro. 19 Aug 1822. Nelson Co. KY.

Married 29 Jul 1764 in Fairfax to Judith Ferguson , (b. 1747, d. 1832)
by her brother ,Rev. Joseph Ferguson, who led a large group to KY.
Had Issue

2nd son William Lewis of Fairfax Co, VA. Not known if he had issue.

3rd son, Daniel Lewis, in Revolution. Married twice. On the division of his estate in 1822, he had only six heirs, all brothers and sisters: Mary Shortridge, Levi Lewis, Sarah M. Harle, (deceased ), Thomas Lewis and Libby (Sybil) M. Jenkins (both deceased) and John Lewis. (First time mentioned.)

4th son, Levi Lewis, b. Fairfax Co. d. 1835, Will probated 16 Mar 1835.
Wife Anney, Left all his property to his son, Daniel William Lewis , except his interest tn the estate of his brother, Daniel Lewis, which is held in dower by Mrs. Penelope Sanders . This he leaves to his son George Wahington Lewis, and his daus. Sally Cox and Jane Harper.

5th son, John Lewis. No infornation.

End of Thomas Lewis Section

The next two sons of Jonathan Lewis,
William b.13 Aug 1708 and Jonathan, b 29 Aug 1711,
both appear to have died young.

John Lewis, b.30 Nov 1713 is thought by many to be the John Lewis who married Winifred Thomas, dau of Daniel Thomas of Lower Piscataway Hundred, PG Co.

However, there is a strong dissenting opinion led by Phyllis Cox of Oxen Hill, MD, a descendant of John and Winifred through their son Thomas, and Linda Walden. According to Linda , in a posting to me on this Forum in 2000, Phyllis, who grew up at Harmony Hall, believes that this John Lewis is the son of Richard Lewis of Charles and Fairfax Cos,
(the son ofThomas Lewis of PG Co. who died in 1696), while Linda feels that he was the John Lewis, (son of John Lewis of PG Co., son of Thomas Lewis d 1696) who moved to Stafford Co. VA ca 1722.
Linda feels that he then moved back to MD and married Winifred Thomas. In my recent posting on the family of Thomas Lewis d. 1696,
I have tried to give the records that seem to make this unlikely.

Here are the records of John and Winifred:

Estate Records of John Lewis 1715- ca 1745:


No Will has been found for John Lewis, but an account of the estate of John Lewis dec`d by Winiford Lewis, his administratrix, specified goods and chattels in an inventory at $95.3.6 with crop of tobacco 3013 pounds at 12/16 worth $18.16.7 1/2 for total of $114.0.1 1/2.
Allowance of payments and disbursements $28.8.6 1/2. Balance for distribution $90.11.5.
This was final account. before Peter Dent, Deputy Commissioner. (accounts Book, Liber 26, ff.113-14.)

Bond of Winiford Lewis of Prince Georges County, widow, with Edward Lanham and Anthony Simms, planters, surety, at $100, May 2, 1748.

Inventory was prepared by August 2nd next. Signed Winiford Lewis, Edward Lanham, and Anthony Simms in presence of Mary Plasey and Peter Dent
(Bonds box 13 folder 77).

Inventory of goods and chattels was by appraisers William Hawkins and Joseph Hatton dated June 13, 1748.
(Inventories Box 15, folder 50)
Next of Kin: William Thomas (elder brother of Winiford)
Administratrix: Winiford Lewis. John Lewis
26.113 A PG 95.3.6 23.8.6

(between entries for June 1749)
Payments to: James Edelen, Nickolas Dawson, Edward Trawford, Esq, Edward Cole, Edward Lanham, Daniel Dulany, Esq, Peter Dent.
Heirs: children (eldest is aged 16): Mary, John, Anne, Priscilla Lewis.
(Thomas is missing from this list, but is included in his mother's Will.)
Administratrix: Winiferd Lewis.

(Records donated by Phyllis Cox)

Will of Daniel Thomas:

Georges County, Maryland, dated June 2 1741 and probated September 21, 1742, To my wife Ann and To my sons William, Daniel, and John, To daughters Grace Turnely and Winifred Lewis, and To child of Ann Berry, Executrix daughter Elizabeth Clancy.

Will of Ann Thomas [mother of Winnifred W. Thomas Lewis Adams]

In the Will of Ann Thomas of Prince George Co. (Liber 1, pp. 382-383.)
She states "I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Winefred Lewis a Negro woman called Susannah to her and her heirs forever and the same
Winefreds husband John Lewis not to have the liberty to sell or dispose of the said Negro wench from his wife and children." She further states that she appoints her sin-in-law John Lewis to be her sole executor.

Will of Winifred Thomas Lewis Adams

In the name of God Amen, I Winiford Adams of Prince Georges County being in perfect health and of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God. Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul in to the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian Manner at the discretion of my Executor here after mentioned nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall reserve the same again by the Almighty power of God.----And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased to bless me with in this life. I give, tender and dispose of the same in the following manner and form----First I give and Bequeath to my son Richard Adams and to his heirs forever two Negro girls named Ida and Easter after my Decease,

Also I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Lewis a Negro man Named James and to his heirs and assigns forever after my Decease,

Also I give to my two daughters Mary Eathy and Ann Calvert and to my Daughter Pricilla Jinkin's children all my wearing apparel after my Decease to equally divide and all my other property to be equally divided after my Decease among my four children to wit---John Lewis, Mary Eathy, Ann Calvert and Pricilla Jenkin's children.

And I do hereby constitute and ordain my two sons Thomas Lewis and Richard Adams to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly dissolve and revoke all and every other former Testament and Executors by me in any wise before made Ratified and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In writing for where of I have here unto set my seal this twenty fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred ninety one.-----(signed) Winiford W. Adams (seal)
Signed sealed published Pronounced and Declared By the said Winiford Adams as her last Will and Testament In the presence of us who in her and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names----- George Roberson, James J. Stone, H. Davis

(Copy of original Will and copies of two original receipts located by Phyllis Cox, Feb, 26, 1986 at Register of Wills office, Orphans Court 3rd floor Prince George's Co. MD Courthouse.)

Records of John Lewis b. 28 Oct 1736 in Prince Georges, Maryland , d. 1817 in Shelby, Kentucky
son of John Lewis and Winifred Thomas

John Lewis signed the oath of allegiance in Washington Co., Maryland in 1778 and
served in the Revolutionary War under General George Washington

DIARY OF THE JOHN LEWIS FAMILY owned by Mrs Leonard Springer of Kearney,Nebraska

."Record of the Lewises": There was in the county of Prince George Maryland two
brothers by the name of John and Thomas Lewis of Welch nationality.

John married Sarah Searce. by her he had nine children
John and Thomas, Nathan and Levi,
John died young.
Daughters Kessiah and Jemima, Elenar, Sarah, and Tabitha.
Kessiah married Daniel Ketcham.
Ellinor married Beal Wooden.
Jemima married William Robey
Sarah married John Moore.
Tabitha married James Hoard

John Lewis married second wife Mary Ketcham
(sister of Kessiah's husband Daniel Ketcham)
by her he had seven children,
Deborah and Pricilla and Mary and Elizabeth.
Sons John, Isaac and Daniel."

John's children by his first marriage were grown when John and Mary left for
Kentucky in the late 1700's.

John and Mary were first in the home of Mary's parents in Shelby Co. Kentucky and this is were their youngest child Daniel was born on Dec. 4,1799.
Daniel and Kessiah came with them to Kentucky


Children of John Lewis and Sarah Scearce

( 1st wife, prob dau of William , listed as a Taxable in the 1733 taxale list of Upper Piscataway Hundred P.G. Co.:)RL

Eleanor Lewis, d. date unknown.

Nathan Lewis, d. date unknown.

Levi Lewis, b. 14 July 1771, d. date unknown.

Sarah Lewis, b. Bef. 10 August 1766, d. date unknown.

Tabitha Lewis, d. date unknown.

+Keziah Pigmon Lewis, b. 30 December 1755, Prince George County, MD 210, d. 31 August 1834, Shelby Co., KY.

Jemima Lewis, b. 1758, d. date unknown.

Thomas Lewis, b. 25 January 1764 211, d. date unknown.

Children of John Lewis and Mary Ketcham are:

John Lewis, d. date unknown.

Daniel Lewis, d. date unknown.

Isaac Lewis, d. date unknown.

Deborah Lewis, d. date unknown.

Mary Lewis, d. date unknown.

Elizabeth Lewis, d. date unknown.

DNA test results of Daniel and Isaac Lewis descendants:
Click on:

Hopefully, more members of the different branches of both the Jonathan Lewis family and the Thomas Lewis (d. 1696) family will submit the results of their Y DNA to this site, and finally settle the question of who belongs to which family.

Thomas Lewis, b. ca 1742, son of John Lewis and Winfred Thomas


And I do hereby constitute and ordain my two sons Thomas Lewis and Richard Adams to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly dissolve and revoke all and every other former Testament and Executors by me in any wise before made Ratified and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In writing for where of I have here unto set my seal this twenty fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred ninety one.-----(signed) Winiford W. Adams (seal)

From his records. it appears he married an Elizabeth.

(An online source: "Mama's Family, Ancestors of Faye Marie Coulter", p. 31)
states that he married Elizabeth Blandford ca 1759, and after his mother's death; he went to KY to deliver his brother's share of her estate to him, then returnred to PD Co., where he died about 1820)

Baptisms of two of Thomas Lewis' and Elizabeths' children:

Thomas Lewis; father of Elizabeth Thomas Lewis bapt 18 Apr 1762
(King George Parish Register p 326)

Thomas Lewis father of Daniel Lewis, bapt 18 Jan 1767
(King George Parish Register, p 360)
MD Counties Pr. George GRC Maryland DAR, G.R.C. Maryland DAR Genealogical Records Committee Report, series 2, V132
Index to Parish Register 1689-1801 of Piscataway Parish, Prince George's County, MD - sic
(Piscataway was a Hundred, not a Parish)

!776 Census of PG Co. MD
St John's and Prince Georges Parishes

Thomas Lewis age 34, sons 9, 6,12
Wife, Elizabeth, 35, girls 16,11,1
(In: Brumbaugh, Vol 1, p.78)

1777 Montgomery Co. Tax List has
Thomas Lewis, Lower Potomac Hundred
Thomas Lewis Quarter, Sugarland Hundred

1777 Montgomery Co. Census has:

Thomas Lewis, born 1742
wife, Elizabeth, b.1741
3 boys, b. 1764, 1767. and 1770
3 girls, b. 1760, 2765, and 1775

1790 Census ot Prince George's Co., MD
Probably same as

95 231 Lewis Thomas 3 2 4 . .
(3 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females)

Possible records of the Daniel Lewis, son of Thomas and Elizabeth:

Marriages, Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1777 to 1886,
Part 041777 to 1886
Indexed under his & her family names
This file, I, J, K, L, and M

Marriages of Prince George's Co., MD

Daniel Lewis & Mildred Martin 1-2-1792 (Jan 2nd 1792)

Possibly the same as:

1828 Tax List of Prince George's Co., MD

King Georges and Grub Hundreds List

Daniel Lewis, owns 580 acers and 18 slaves

In: "Lewis Families" by Wm. N Hurley Jr. (Our MD Heritage Bk 14). pp. 9, 344.
Heritage Books, 1999.

End of the John Lewis -Winifred Thomas branch section

Records of Daniel Lewis (1715-1787), son of Jonathan and Mary, and his family.

There have been two very good books written about this family, both published by Heritage Books of Westminster, MD.

The first was "The Lewis Families, Primarily of Montgomery County MD by William Neal Hurley Jr. (Book 14 in his Our Maryland Heritage Series), published in 1999, which primarily covers the descendants of Daniel's son, Jeremiah (1745-1822), but has some information on Jonathan Lewis and some of his sons, as well as miscellaneous ihformation he found on other Montgomery, Frederick and MD Lewises that he came across.

The second is Doris Jean Post Poinsett's book "David Lewis (1750 -1798) and Johannah Trundle (1754 -1810)" (from Frederick Co. MD to Harrison Co. (West) VA, some Ancestors and Descendants), published in 2002.

Her first Chapter is devoted to Jonathan Lewis and his wife Mary, and cites the best primary documents she could find for Jonathan, Mary, Mary's second husband, Humphrey Beckett , and their children. Her second chapter is devoted to the records of Daniel Lewis, his wife, or possible wives and a list of six children or possible children. Daniel named only four children in his will, but the four listed are different in the two books. Hurley. p. 12, lists the 4 as
Jeremiah, b. 30 Mar 1745,
Margaret, b. ca 1754,
Drusilla, b. ca 1756
and Rezin, no date,
but adds a possible David, b. ca 1752, not listed,
and a known son, Daniel, b. ca 1755, not listed.

There is no further mention of a Rezin in either book, since he was left a heifer, as was the son listed as David in Poinsett's list, below, I am pretty sure this is an error.

In Poinsett, p. 16, she has the Will, dtd 4 Sep 1781,
with the four names as
Jaremiah, (b. 30 Mar 1745)
margret, no b. date, drusiller, no b. date,
and David (b 23 Sep 1750).
and gives Daniel Jr b 1755, as a probable son, not mentioned in the Will. She has one other probable, a Dau, Elizabeth, m. 28 Dec 1784 and 2 possibles, a dau Rachel, (b. 30 Mar 1748, and a son Stephen, poss b. 1760.

Now, I think that the name Hurley gives as Rezin and Poinsett gives as David, could very well be that of Daniel's son, Daniel Jr., poss. spelled Danil, so that it could be mistaken as David.
In that case it is likely that David, born 23 Sep 1750, is the son of someone else
His birthdate is taken from what is thought to be the family Bible of his son, Jonathan Lewis, b. 1790 ( Pointsett, p. 11, note 19)
but it does not say who his father was.

On the last page of this chapter, p. 22, she lists David Lewis, son of Jonathan and Mary, twin of Jonathan (II), both b 7 Oct 1718,
resided Frederick, later Montgomery Co. married Drusilla,
had dau. Ruth, b. 6 Mar 1753 prob in Fred. Co, d. 25 Mar 1810.
m. ca 1771, John Trundle IV, b ca 1748.
Ruth buried David Trundles old burying ground near Dickerson, MD. Barnsville Dist.
(Birth and death dates from tombstone)

His twin, Jonathan, records given on p. 6 of Chapt. One,
also appears to have lived in Fred. Co in a part that became Mont. Co. In the 1777 tax list for Linganore Hundred. Mont. Co., a Jonathan Lewis is listed with 2 taxables.

I think it could be very possible that David Lewis. b. 23 Sep 1750, was a son of David Lewis, b.. 1718 and his wife, Drusilla,and a brother of Ruth, b. 6 Mar 1753, after all, they both married Trundles.

Records of Daniel Lewis Jr (1755- 1836) and his family.

Note: Hurley has nothing more on him Poinsett has a very good and cited record on him in MD and NC on pp 45 and following, but lists only his children.

I found an incredible site that lists both his male and female descendants for many generations:


DanieL Lewis Jr. Records and Descendants

Daniel LEWIS was born on 4 Sep 1755 in Frederick Cty MD. He was born in the part of Frederick County that became Montgomery County in 1776. He served in the military on 1 Aug 1776 in Maryland.592 He emigrated in 1778 from Iredell Co. NC. On at least one occasion, Bishop Francis Asbury spoke at the Lewis farm in Iredell Co. NC He died on 9 Jun 1836.
Spouse: Margary WATERS.
Daniel LEWIS and Margary WATERS were married on 10 May 1778 in Montgomery Co. MD.593 Married by Rev. Alexander Williamson
Children were: Margaret LEWIS
Spouse: Elizabeth BELT.
Daniel LEWIS and Elizabeth BELT were married in 1789/90 in Iredell Co. NC.9 Children were:
Ephraim LEWIS,
Margery LEWIS,
Elizabeth LEWIS.

Ephraim LEWIS 595 was born about 1790 in NC.370 He died between 1841 and 1848 in Iredell Co. NC.596 No record of Ephraim's death found. A note in the GSIC files states Ephraim was still in Iredell Co. in 1841 and a letter from Rosa and Elizabeth in July 1848 implies he had died.
Ephraim, by 1840 at least, must have been deaf and dumb. In the 1840 census, the column indicating "a male 25 years and upward is deaf and dumb was checked. There had long been a story in our family that "some ancestor" was deaf and dumb. It, then, was Ephraim. This handicap of Ephaim's may account for the few records we find of his activity in the community when his father Daniel's name was mentioned often."
Parents: Daniel LEWIS and Elizabeth BELT.
Spouse: Rosanna FARREL.

Ephraim LEWIS and Rosanna FARREL were married about 1818 in Iredell Co. NC. They appeared in the census in 1840 in Iredell Co. NC.396 Ephraim was listed as 50-60; 1 M 20-30 would have been John W.; 1 M 15-20 would have been Warren; 1M 10-15 must have been Granville; Rosanna was 50-60; 1 F 10-15 would have been Elizabeth.
Children were:
John Wesley LEWIS,
Eli Warren LEWIS,
Granville Ephraim LEWIS,
Elizabeth Caroline LEWIS.

John Wesley LEWIS was born on 18 Dec 1819 in Iredell Co. NC. He lived Calloway Co. KY in Calloway Co. KY in 1845.597 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Calloway Co. KY.598 J. W. Lewis was listed in District 1 as head of household, age 29. With him were his mother R. Lewis 60, his sister E.C. Lewis, 23, and his son J.E. Lewis, 2. Marinda was living with her mother and siblings two households away. John's brother Eli was listed almost 50 pages away (pg 473) He lived Illinois in IL before 1865. John Wesley and Warren apparently moved from KY to Illinois to Missouri. No records of this time exist, but the Seb. Co. AR 1880 census lists Alice born in Illinois 30 Sep 1865 and Dora in Missouri 26 Sep 1867. He lived Missouri in MO before 26 Sep 1867.599 He signed a will on 17 May 1886 in Sebastian Co. AR.600 John W. Lewis wrote his will in 1886 before his wife died. He named his son Wilburn and his son-in-law, John E. Dement, his executors. He died on 11 Nov 1890.601,602 The Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of F. & A. Masons lists the death of J.W. Lewis, a member of the Reid Lodge in Mansfield, on November 11, 1890. Irma Boyer says J.W. Lewis was a member of the Masons. Thus it is likely this is the correct date. The headstone at his burial site says 1889, but Feb. 7, 1890, Johnw W. deeded land to the M.E. Church South; this was the same parcel he and Rachel deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church Sept. 1884. Apparently, the deed needed to be re-recorded because of the split in the Methodist Church. The church, Oak Grove, was in the Greenwood M.E. Church South Circuit. The area just south of Oak Grove Church was referred to as the Lewis Campground. He was buried about 11 Nov 1890 in Lewis Cemetery, Dayton, Scott Co. AR.603 There is one headstone for J.W. and Rachel Lewis: Lewis; J.W. 1819 - 1889; Rachel 1835 - 1888. This cemetery was started "on the knoll across the creek behind the house [John's house] in 1881 or 1882 when Nancy Boyd, daughter of Lovie Lewis and Franklin Boyd, was buried there. Six of John's children are buried here, along with a few other relatives and neighbors.
Parents: Ephraim LEWIS and Rosanna FARREL
.Spouse: Elisea (Elisabeth) Jordan TAYLOR.

John Wesley LEWIS and Elisea (Elisabeth) Jordan TAYLOR were married on 11 Feb 1847 in Calloway Co. KY.343 Children were: James Ephraim LEWIS.Spouse: Marinda TAYLOR.

John Wesley LEWIS and Marinda TAYLOR were married between 1851 and 1853. John W. Lewis and wife Marinda sold 80 acres on Dec. 24, 1843 Children were: Wilburn Columbus LEWIS, William Jasper LEWIS, Benjamin Franklin LEWIS, Mary Rosanna (Rosa) LEWIS.

Spouse: Rachel E. DEES.
John Wesley LEWIS and Rachel E. DEES were married on 31 Dec 1863 in Pope Co., IL.
346 LEWIS, J W DUSE/DEESE, RACHEL 12/31/1863 00B/0363 POPE
Sarah born Sept 1865. Marinda on record with John W. selling land in 1862.
Children were:
Sarah Alice "Allie" LEWIS, Udora Campbell "Dora" LEWIS, John Wesley LEWIS Jr., Thomas Charles LEWIS, Viola Jane LEWIS, Marzee LEWIS, Montezella LEWIS, Rachel LEWIS.

Eli Warren LEWIS was born on 18 Jul 1821 in Iredell Co. NC.594 He was living about 1849 in Harris Grove, KY.594 After their marriage, Warren and Nancy "settled on a farm in the vicinity of the other Taylors, on East Fork of Clarks River near Harris Grove and Five Points....By 1847 Warren had acquired a half section of land though tax records show that the amount of his land varied from time to time. Grandchildren remember the home place as a big house with a kitchen separated from the house proper. A row of cedar trees lined the road which led to the house. Lala Dowdy now [1985] ha a cedar chest made from these trees. She has another chest which came with the Taylors from North Carolina. Lala has, also, the rocking chair in which Warren spent the last few weeks of his life." He signed a will on 16 Jun 1883 in Calloway Co. KY.179 I Eli Warren Lewis of Calloway County and State of Kentucky do make this my Last will and Testament: In manner and form as follows 1st: I desire to give unto my wife Nancy Lewis in her life time all the real Estate I now own it being about three hundred Acres upon which I now reside. Also all the household and kitchen furniture, all the Stock and farming implements, all the cash and cash notes after my funeral expenses are paid. At her death I desire that all the above property be sold to the highest Bidder on the premises and the proceeds equally divided between my children Lovy A E J Lewis, Milly F Lewis, L.C. Lewis, John M. Lewis, Marthy M. Lewis, S.P. Lewis and Jas W. Lewis.
2nd I desire that my youngest Son J.W. Lewis when he becomes twenty one years old in addition to the above shall have a good Horse and Saddle. Given under my hand this June 26th 1883. E.W. Lewis
Witnessed by C. W. Jetton, H. M. Parks. Produced in open court and proved by oath of H.M. Parks, witness. Filed and recorded Sep 295hs. R.F. Camlin, clerk. (Will Book C, p. 469)

The land was not sold out of the family, however. It is owned today by Isaac and Thomas Dowdy. [1987] He died on 10 Jul 1883.594 He was buried in Lassiter Cemetery, Calloway Co. KY.594

Parents: Ephraim LEWIS and Rosanna FARREL.

Spouse: Nancy TAYLOR.
Eli Warren LEWIS and Nancy TAYLOR were married on 1 Mar 1849 in KY.594 Children were: Loveen Eliza Jane (Lovie) LEWIS, Milla Frances LEWIS, Mary Elizabeth LEWIS, Minnoah LEWIS, John Martin LEWIS, Luviea Caroline LEWIS, Martha "Mattie" Marinda LEWIS, Selina Paralee LEWIS, James Wilbern Warren LEWIS.

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