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John Lewis
Birth: Feb. 1, 1678
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Feb. 1, 1762
Staunton
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

John was the first settler in the Shenandoah Valley, arriving there circa 1732. His ancestors were French Huguenots who fled France during the 1500's. The family migrated to Ireland eventually where Mary Calhoun married into the family. Mary's family was descended of the Colquhoun Clan in Scotland and are descendants of Charlemange and about 50 ancient royals of Europe in Scotland, England, France, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, etc.

Son of: Andrew & Mary (Calhoun) Lewis Grandson of William Lewis.

Married in 1715 to Margaret Lynn, daughter of William Lynn.

John & Margaret were buried on homestead which he called Bellefonte, which is not a town.

Biography by Carol P.,a descendant gggggg granddaughter.
(bio by: Carol P. )


(bio by: Terry Lee Cochran
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Andrew Lewis (1648 - 1700)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Lynn Lewis (1693 - 1779)
 
 Children:
  Andrew H. Lewis (1716 - 1781)*
  Samuel Lewis (1716 - ____)*
  Thomas Lewis (1718 - 1790)*
  Margaret Lynn Lewis Crow (1726 - ____)*
  William Lynn Lewis (1729 - 1811)*
  Charles Lewis (1736 - 1774)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Lewis (1678 - 1762)
  Charles Lewis (1693 - 1729)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
As noted on the original marker:

Here lie the remains of
John Lewis
Who slew the Irish Lord, settled Augusta County,
Located the town of Staunton,
And furnished five sons to fight the battles of the American Revolution.
He was the son of Andrew Lewis, Esq., and Mary Calhoun,
and was born in Donegal County, Ireland, 1678,
and died in Virginia, February 1, 1762.
He was a brave man, a true patriot, and a firm
friend of liberty through the world.

Mortalitate relicta vivit immortalitate inductus.
 
Burial:
Lewis Family Estate
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Brenda (Lewis) Gervais
Originally Created by: Carol P.
Record added: Jun 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8881752
John Lewis
Added by: Beverly Smith Harker
 
John Lewis
Added by: Marilyn Wilkie
 
John Lewis
Added by: Marilyn Wilkie
 
 
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My 7th great grandfather.
- Carla Roberts Pryor
 Added: Nov. 14, 2016
My 7th Great Grandfather. God Bless.
- Misty Sea
 Added: Oct. 29, 2016
His footprints can still be found on this earth. Wife's 5th Great-Grandfather
- Nelson Welch
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016
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