|Birth: ||Oct., 1758|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 1844|
Colonel Andrew Lewis, Jr. was the fourth son of his more famous father, General Andrew Lewis, who was reinterred in East Hill Cemetery in Salem, VA. Andrew Lewis, Jr., served as a Private in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. Among his senior officers were Colonel William Preston and General Andrew Lewis, his father. He first volunteered on 1 February 1777 and was finally discharged on 4 June 1781, four months before Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. Among four separate enlistments and discharges during this period, he served a little more than one year in total. He was in two engagements in 1781 in North Carolina at the Alamance on 2 March and at Reedy Fork on 6 March, and he was on outpost duty at the Battle of Guilford Court House on 15 March.
Like his father, Andrew Lewis, Jr. gained his fame and rank of Colonel as an Indian fighter. In 1991, he was a Captain in the Virginia State Troops. A Virginia Historical Highway Marker (KA7) just west of Gate City in southwest Virginia attests that Fort Carter was under command of Captain Andrew Lewis, Jr. from 1792 to 1794. He settled on Bent Mountain and built the first home there, a log house one and one-half stories in height. He named the home "Longwood" and he died in that home. His first wife was Agatha Madison, a cousin of President James Madison, and they had one daughter. After the death of his first wife, he married Margaret Bryan on 10 June 1788 and they had two children, Catherine (Kitty) and Thomas. Colonel Lewis's two daughters by his two wives bore nineteen children between them.
Thomas Lewis, the only son of Colonel Andrew Lewis, never married and was killed on 9 May 1808 in a duel to settle a political dispute. Thomas was killed instantly and the other party to the duel, John McHenry, was mortally wounded and died shortly thereafter.
Andrew H. Lewis (1716 - 1781)
Elizabeth Anne Givens Lewis (1724 - 1781)
Agatha Strothers Lewis McClanahan (1779 - 1852)*
Andrew Lewis (1758 - 1844)
William Lewis (1767 - 1825)*
Note: He was most certainly born in 1758, not 1759 as indicated on his gravestone.
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Record added: Apr 26, 2011
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