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 Andrew H. Lewis

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Andrew H. Lewis

  • Birth 9 Oct 1716 County Donegal, Ireland
  • Death 26 Sep 1781 Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Salem, Salem City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Top of Hill at the Center of the Cemetery
  • Memorial ID 8862931

American Pioneer and Patriot. He surveyed the lands of the Greenbrier and Cowpasture River Valleys and served in General George Washington's Virginia Regiment. He fought in the French and Indian War and was imprisoned by the French for 13 months. As a Colonel in Dunsmore's War in 1774 he and his 600 men fought and defeated Chief Cornstalk and his Shawnee Warriors in the Battle of Point Pleasant, which has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolution. After his military career he served on the Governor Council under both Governor Thomas Jefferson and Governor Thomas Nelson. In 1781 he was return to his home near Salem Virginia when he was taken ill and died in present day Bedford County, Virginia.

Bio by: S.G. Thompson

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  • Originally Created by: S.G. Thompson
  • Added: 2 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8862931
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew H. Lewis (9 Oct 1716–26 Sep 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8862931, citing East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Salem City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .