Lewis Jr. was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Virginia. He was one of the first settlers on the Cumberland River. He had been in Kentucky with some of Daniel Boone's scouting parties. He lived in what is now Calloway, Bell Co. Kentucky. He was buried at what used to be the Old Meeting House Branch, now Callaway. In 1960, during US 119 construction his grave was relocated to land just outside the private cemetary known as Newt Creek Cemetery.