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Col Robert Lewis
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Birth: May 4, 1702
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1765
Virginia, USA

Robert Lewis was the third son of Col. John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner. He was born at Warner Hall in Gloucester County, the family home of his mother. He married Jane Meriwether (1705-1757), the daughter of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Crafford. They had eleven children. Robert Lewis had land in Gloucester but he deeded that to his eldest son, John Lewis of "Halifax" and opted, along with his father-in-law, Nicholas Meriwether, to push out to unoccupied lands in the Piedmont area of Virginia. "Both took out grants for themselves of thousands of acres, being good judges of fertile, well watered selections." (Anderson, p. 62) In 1736, he obtained a grant for 4,000 acres on the Hardware River, and in 1740, he took a grant for 6,500 acres on Ivy Creek. Along with other grants, he accumulated a total of 21,660 acres, enabling him to bequeath land to all of his children. He also held an interest in 100,000 acres in Greenbrier County (now West Virginia). He built his home, "Belvoir," in the part of Louisa County that joined Albemarle County in 1761, apparently near the location of this cemetery. He served in the House of Burgesses 1744-1746 and was County Lieutenant for Louisa County. After his wife's death, Robert Lewis married Elizabeth Thornton in 1761, grandmother of Meriwether Lewis. Elizabeth's 1st husband Thomas was a son of Jane Meriwether's brother David. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Lewis (1669 - 1725)
  Elizabeth Warner Lewis (1672 - 1720)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Meriwether Lewis (1705 - 1757)
  Elizabeth Thornton Lewis*
 
 Children:
  Anne Lewis*
  Nicholas Lewis (1734 - 1808)*
  Mary Lewis (Cobbs) Thomson (1735 - 1812)*
  William Lewis (1748 - 1779)*
  William Lewis (1748 - 1779)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Lewis (1692 - 1754)*
  Charles Lewis (1696 - 1779)*
  Catherine Lewis (1702 - 1705)*
  Robert Lewis (1702 - 1765)
  Isabella Lewis Clayton (1706 - 1742)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Belvoir Family Cemetery
Rivanna
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining
Record added: Jan 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13029401
Col Robert Lewis
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