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COL Charles Lewis
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1736
Staunton
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1774
Point Pleasant
Mason County
West Virginia, USA

Colonial Militia Officer. Born at Lewis Fort, near present day Staunton, Virginia, he was a prominent Virginia planter and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1773 to 1774. A Colonel in the Virginia Militia, he led the forces of the Augusta County Regiment at Point Pleasant, Virginia (which is now West Virginia) during Lord Dunmore's War. On the morning of October 10, 1774 he led the attack of 150 officers and men, in the Battle of Point Pleasant, and engagement that pitted his Virginians against the famous Indian Chief Cornstalk and the Confederacy Indian Nations. Colonel Lewis was mortally wounded and died a short time later. He was buried with his fellow slain officers in the magazine on October 10, 1774. A large monument in memory of Colonel Lewis stands in the Tu Eudie Wie State Park in Point Pleasant. He is remember today for leading the fight in what many consider to be the first battle of the American Revolution. His brother, Andrew Lewis, would go on to become a General in the Continental Army. (bio by: Mister Nobody) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Lewis (1678 - 1762)
  Margaret Lynn Lewis (1693 - 1779)
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Lewis (1716 - ____)*
  Andrew H. Lewis (1716 - 1781)*
  Thomas Lewis (1718 - 1790)*
  Margaret Lynn Lewis Crow (1726 - ____)*
  William Lynn Lewis (1729 - 1811)*
  Charles Lewis (1736 - 1774)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Battle Monument State Park
Point Pleasant
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: diggingaroundformyroots
Originally Created by: Mister Nobody
Record added: Aug 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9277293
COL Charles Lewis
Added by: Beverly Smith Harker
 
COL Charles Lewis
Added by: Joe Ferrell
 
 
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
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 Added: Mar. 27, 2015
To my 8th great Uncle. You were a great man in the early history of the state of Virginia. You have left behind a great legacy. Your descendents are very proud of you. Rest in Peace dear Uncle.
- Beverly Smith Harker
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014
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