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Col Lewis Gardner

  • Birth 1732 Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 1799 Columbia County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 76923421

My fifth great grandfather, Colonel Lewis Gardner of Richmond County, Georgia served during the American Revolution in several capacities. He was the Sheriff and Assistant Justice of Richmond County, Georgia. He first served on committees set up by the State to examine the loyalties of the inhabitants. Colonel Gardner was also mentioned in the Collections of the Georgia Historical Society as being a Captain in the 3d Company of the District of Eugee Creek, 2d Regiment of Foot in the Georgia Militia. This Regiment was commanded by a Colonel Grierson. He was mentioned in the pension application of a William Galbreath as Major Lewis Gardner who participated in the Florida Expedition under General Elbert in 1779. In a Widow's Claim for Bounty Land in Cobb County in 1855, he was mentioned in testimony that her husband served under Colonel Lewis Gardner in the years 1782 and 1783. It is also said that his son Ashel Bryan Gardner Senior was a Revolutionary Soldier.

Colonel Lewis Gardner, Senior was the son of William Gardner and Mary Bryan of Bertie County, N.C. Mary Bryan was the daughter of Colonel Needham Bryan Senior who was High Sheriff and Commissioner of Bertie County in 1745, and he represented Bertie County in the Colonial Assembly at New Bern, N.C. from 1750-1759. William Gardner's father was Martin Gardner Junior a prominent planter of Bertie County. Martin Junior's father, Martin Senior, was a grocer from London who became His Majesty's High Sheriff of York County, Virginia from 1687 to 1697.

Lewis married first, Hannah Powell, about 1754. She may have been the daughter of Colonel Gabriel Powell of Cheraws District, S.C. They had Ashel Bryan Garder, William Gardner, Jesse Gardner, John Gardner, Jason Gardner, Hannah Gardner, Mary Gardner and Ann Gardner. He married second Mary Bynum, daughter of Gray Bynum of Columbia County, Georgia. They had Gray Bynum Gardner. He married third Valinda whose last name is unknown but probably Harris. They had two daughters Rachael Allison Gardner and Valinda Harris Gardner.

Grandfather Lewis, thank you for your service and contributions in establishing the United States of America. May your efforts never be forgotten and may you rest in peace. You were my first ancestor proved for my membership in the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

Colonel John Bobbitt Moseley Senior, USA Retired and family.


Revolutionary Soldier

Gravesite Details He is buried in a lonely grave with no family member close by.