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Mordecai Reese Lewis
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1751
Shenandoah County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug., 1817
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA

Died at age 65.

Parents:
John Lewis (1713-1787). Died in West Virginia.
Margaret Reese (1713-1818). Died in Shenandoah, Orange, Virginia.

Married Mary Zeigler on January 21, 1777 in Frederick County, Virginia. Their children:
Amos Lewis (1777-1856). Died at age 79. See below.
John Lewis (1779-). Age of death unknown. See below.
George Henry Washington Lewis (1781-1860). Died at age 79. See below.
Levi Lewis (1784-1865). Died at age 81. Memorial #46095466.
Archibald Lewis (1786-1856). Died at age 70. See below.
Mary "Polly" Lewis Love (1788-1853). Died at age 64. See below.
Margaret Lewis Mitchell (1790-1837). Died at age 47. See below.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Lewis Walker (1793-1845). Died at age 52. See below.
William Shelby Lewis (1809-1869). Died at age 60. Unable to locate cemetery.

Source: John Lewis Bible; and "Mordecai Lewis-Militiaman in the Continental Army", 1976, by Mrs. Beulah D. Linn, Sevier County, Tennessee, Historian. Mordecai Lewis served in the Revolution as a Private in Captain Jacob Holleman's Company of the Virginia Dunsmore County Militia. He was in the Shenandoah County census of 1785 with seven persons in his household. Shortly afterward, he moved to Sevier County, Tennessee. In 1794, he was appointed Coroner of Sevier County as well as a Justice of the Peace. He was granted 151 acres by Governor Blount in 1807. The land adjoined that of Issac Runyan and Richard Fancher and was on the eastside of the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River. The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is on the original land grant made to Mordecai Lewis. Mrs. Linn lists the names and dates of birth of his children as well as their families. Mention is made of a DAR application. Named as a "First Family of Tennessee", Sevier County, Tennessee, file 1155, in 1996. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Zeigler Lewis (1752 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Amos Lewis (1777 - 1856)*
  John Lewis (1779 - 1850)*
  George Henry Washington Lewis (1781 - 1860)*
  Archibald Lewis (1786 - 1856)*
  Mary Polly Lewis Love (1788 - 1853)*
  Margaret Lewis Mitchell (1790 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth Lewis Walker (1793 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Jasper
Marion County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Sherry Goolsby, Genealog...
Record added: Oct 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99262977
Mordecai Reese Lewis
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- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Apr. 25, 2016

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Jan. 19, 2016
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