Previously Reported Descendants of
Maj. John Lewis of King & Queen Co VA

Generation #3

Incorrect relationship: John (2John, 1John) Lewis

There are few records for some of the people we are researching. And, it is natural that we would attempt to connect the disparate Lewis families. Previously, many Lewis records have been attached to the predominant Lewis Family of Warner Hall. Of note, the only proven children of Maj. John Lewis of Chemokins are Edward and Councilor John Lewis of Warner Hall. This is an attempt to document some of these records which should be disconnected.

The Lewis Family of Henrico Co VA

There was a prominent John Lewis family of Henrico Co VA. Unfortunately, this family is not well documented. And, this family was incorrectly associated with the Warner Hall family. This family has correctly been identified as the family of Joseph Lewis of Henrico Co VA; therefore, the Christian name Joseph is disassociated from the Warner Hall family.

According to Robert JCK Lewis, the progenitor of this Lewis family was probably William Lewis who was listed as a headright for Rice Hoe (How) in June 1639 in James City County. William's spouse is not known. William's son would have been John Lewis of Henrico Co VA.

Gen #1: William Lewis

Gen #2: John Lewis

Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Henrico County, Goochland:
7 Nov 1673. John Lewis granted 400a on the north side of the James River adjacent to William Humphries for transporting 8 persons to VA.
Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part 1, 1654-1737, p 22::
2 Apr 1688. Will of John Lewis proved by William Lewis, on oath of witnesses Anne Tye and John Mackmioll.
Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part 1, 1654-1737, p 22::
2 Dec 1689. Inventory filed dividing estate into thirds for the relict (now wife of Samuel Trottman), his son William, and his daughter Sarah (held by her guardian William Lewis).

    Children

    1. William Lewis was born 1660 in Henrico Co VA. In 1682 William married Elizabeth Woodson b. 1662 Henrico Co VA. Even though William died 12/1706, he was the father of the aforementioned Joseph Lewis of Henrico Co VA.

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part 1, 1654-1737, p 22::
2 Dec 1689. Inventory filed dividing estate into thirds for the relict (now wife of Samuel Trottman), his son William, and his daughter Sarah (held by her guardian William Lewis).

    2. Elizabeth Lewis was born in about 1668 in Henrico Co VA. On 10/21/1687 in Henrico Co VA, Elizabeth married Robert Woodson b. 1660 Henrico Co VA. Elizabeth died 1691 in Henrico Co VA. After the early death of Elizabeth, Robert Woodson married Sarah, Elizabeth's younger sister who was recently widowed.

    3. Sarah Lewis was born 1669 in Henrico Co VA. In about 1689 in Henrico Co VA, Sarah married Cpt Francis Willis b. 1666 Oxfordshire, England. The union of Francis and Sarah produced at least two sons, Francis and Henry. Unfortunately, Cpt. Francis died shortly thereafter. Sarah is next found in 10/1692 in Henrico Co VA where she married her sister Elizabeth's widower, Robert Woodson b. 1660 Henrico Co VA.

Sarah and Robert probably lived the remainder of their lives on Robert's plantation at Curles in Henrico County. Sarah's date of death is set by Robert's marriage to Rachael Watkins on 5/9/1710.

Records of Henrico Co. 1666-1771:
[T]he license returned to the Henrico court in October 1692. Lic. 11 Nov 1691 Robert Woodson Jr. to Sarah Lewis.
Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part 1, 1654-1737, p 22::
2 Dec 1689. Inventory filed dividing estate into thirds for the relict (now wife of Samuel Trottman), his son William, and his daughter Sarah (held by her guardian William Lewis).

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