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Barzillai Lew
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1743
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1822
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Lew was a prominent African-American from Dracut who served as a fifer during the Revolutionary War. He was the husband of Dinah Lew, born Dec. 1744 in Lexington. They had 13 children.

Two descendants of Lew are also in Claypit Sara and Osmon Lew.

Per the Revolutionary War Pension File:
Descriptive list dated June 15, 1775; Capt. John Ford's co., Col. Bridge's regt.; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; occupation, cooper; residence, Chelmsford; enlisted May 6, 1775; reported a negro; also, Fifer (also given Drummer), Capt. Ford's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775; also, company receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776, in Capt. John Ford's co., Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt.; also, company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonderoga; company marched from Chelmsford, July 25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany, Jan. 1, 1777.

Dracut VRs, death, pg 287
LIEU, Barzilla, Jan. 18, 1822. [Barzillai Lew. CR2]
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  Dinah Bowman Lew (1744 - 1837)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Listed in MACRIS as being buried here.
Old Burying Ground
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Feb 09, 2008
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Barzillai Lew
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Barzillai Lew
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