|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1743|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1822|
Lew was a prominent African-American from Dracut who served as a fifer during the Revolutionary War. He was the husband of Dinah Lew, born Dec. 1744 in Lexington. They had 13 children.
Two descendants of Lew are also in Claypit — Sara and Osmon Lew.
Per the Revolutionary War Pension File:
Descriptive list dated June 15, 1775; Capt. John Ford's co., Col. Bridge's regt.; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; occupation, cooper; residence, Chelmsford; enlisted May 6, 1775; reported a negro; also, Fifer (also given Drummer), Capt. Ford's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775; also, company receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776, in Capt. John Ford's co., Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt.; also, company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga; company marched from Chelmsford, July 25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany, Jan. 1, 1777.
Dracut VRs, death, pg 287
LIEU, Barzilla, Jan. 18, 1822. [Barzillai Lew. CR2]
Dinah Bowman Lew (1744 - 1837)*
Note: Listed in MACRIS as being buried here.
Old Burying Ground
Created by: Denise
Record added: Feb 09, 2008
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