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David Lewis
Birth: May 5, 1695
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug., 1779
Charlottesville
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

David Lewis and his siblings have two dates that have been called both birth and christening dates and church memberships dates, yet they are all guessed at. Multiple records of inhabitants and church memberships in parish registers to me, show moving people. Moving from the coast on arrival to farther inland.

His date is said the 5th of May and either 1685 or 1695. The first is Christ Church Parish. But with so many people having a record there and then later another place farther inland, I have come to think of Christ Church Parish as the Ellis Island of Colonial Virginia.

David also has his christening/birth/membership with all his siblings and naming their father John Lewis as 5th of May 1695 to John Lewis in St Peter's Parish, New Kent (Later Hanover), Virginia.


Descendants of David Lewis' have tested their y-DNA for genealogy and David's father John Lewis' of New Kent his identity and origins are, as yet, unknown. Descendants of John Lewis of Warner Hall have also tested their y-DNA for genealogy. Comparing the DNA of descendants of both John Lewis of Warner Hall and David Lewis of Hanover and Charlotsville, the results are conclusive, David Lewis is NOT related to The Lewises of Warner Hall.

Without a doubt one would believe that our David Lewis his father John are Welsh.


David married first Ann Betty Terrell in possibly New Kent (later Hanover) in about 1717 and they had eight children. Betty died before 1834 in probably Hanover, Virginia.


David's will was written 21 Oct 1778 and was proved in Albemarle Court 1779. Albemarle Co., VA, Will Bk 2:381-2. It is not known if David was buried on his original home place which possibly what is now Birdwood Golf Course, part of the University of Virginia, or if the Jesse Pittman Lewis Cemetery was already in use. Both son Jesse's home and son John's home nearer Charlottesville center had been built before David died. But David was not feeble when he passed, the family story says that David was about to marry for the 4th time when he died, so it might be thought he is buried on his home place by the spring, near the Birdwood golf course club house just beyond the putting green.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Lewis
  Not Known Wife Mother Unknown
 
 Spouses:
  Ann Elizabeth Terrell Lewis (1695 - 1734)
  Mary McGrath Lewis
  Ann Elizabeth Terrell Lewis (1695 - 1734)*
 
 Children:
  David Lewis (____ - 1787)*
  William Terrell Lewis (1718 - 1802)*
  Susannah Lewis Mackey (1720 - 1784)*
  Hannah Lewis Hickman (1722 - 1822)*
  Sarah Lewis Musick (1724 - 1800)*
  John Terrell Lewis (1728 - 1784)*
  Joel Lewis (1730 - 1813)*
  Elizabeth McGrath Lewis Martin (1754 - 1838)*
  James Martin Lewis (1756 - 1849)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Lewis*
  Angelica Lewis Fullove*
  Sarah Lewis*
  Rebecca Lewis*
  David Lewis (1695 - 1779)
  Abraham Lewis (1698 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Cherie Lynn
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74302527
David Lewis
Added by: Cherie Lynn
 
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016

- Tom Atkinson
 Added: Jun. 28, 2016
8th great grandfather. Rest in peace.
- PraterAndHillKin
 Added: May. 21, 2016
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