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Dr John Wesley Lewis
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1804
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1842
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

John Wesley Lewis was born at his parent's plantation "Mount Prospect" in Leggett, Edgecombe County, NC, 4th of 10 known children born to Exum Lewis II and Ann Harrison. His father was not only a planter, but the Postmaster and County Court Justice for Edgecombe County. He was grandson of Col. Exum Lewis & Elizabeth Figures who came to North Carolina from Nansemond, VA ca. 1770. On his maternal side, he was grandson of Kenelm Harrison & Mary Ann Edlin/Edelin of St. Mary's Parish, Maryland.

John studied and became a doctor, with a practice in Edgecombe County. (His younger brother, Exum III, also became a doctor.) In about 1829, he married Catherine Ann Battle of Tarboro, Edgecombe County, daughter of wealthy planter and manufacturer, Col. Joel Battle & Mary Palmer Johnston.

The couple would have 6 known children: Dr. Joel Battle Lewis (1830-1870), William Gaston Lewis (1835-1901), Exum Lewis (1837-1888), Christopher Columbus "Lum" Lewis (1840-1914), Anna Harrison Lewis (1851-1920), and Dr. Richard Henry Lewis (1832-1917).

John died in 1842, at the young age of 38. His 33-year old widow then moved to Chapel Hill, NC where she operated a boarding house. In 1845 she moved to Raleigh, where she passed in 1879 at age 69.

Of their children, Joel became a doctor with a practice in Wake and Richard Lewis was a doctor in Kinston, Lenoir Co, NC. William Gaston Lewis was an engineer and Confederate veteran.

NOTE: ANOTHER GRAVESTONE FOR DR. JOHN WESLEY LEWIS IS IN OLD CITY CEMETERY IN RALEIGH, THAT IS AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF THIS GRAVESTONE, CLEAR DOWN TO THE INSCRIPTION. THAT STONE HAS FALLEN AND IS CRACKED. I HAVE NO EXPLANATION HOW OR WHY HE HAS A GRAVESTONE IN TWO CEMETERIES. HIS WIFE ALSO HAS A STONE IN OAKWOOD AND OLD CITY CEMETERY.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Exum Lewis (1771 - 1839)
  Ann Harrison Lewis (1775 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Catharine Ann Battle Lewis (1809 - 1879)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Figures Lewis Whitaker (1801 - 1889)*
  John Wesley Lewis (1804 - 1842)*
  John Wesley Lewis (1804 - 1842)
  Richard Henry Lewis (1806 - 1857)*
  Emma Lewis Speight (1811 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 2009
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Dr John Wesley Lewis
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Dr John Wesley Lewis
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Dr John Wesley Lewis
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