|Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.|
1737 Immigrated to Philadelphia
Born 1754 in Virginia
1787 Bourbon KY
1755 Middlesex NJ
1767 Immigrated to Charleston
James Lewis was born about 1768 in Virginia. Where? Spotsylvania Co VA. James Lewis is first cited in 1796 in St. Charles Dist of Spanish Missouri when he petitioned for land. What caused a 28 year-old man to leave his family and migrate to a foreign country?
| James Lewis: Kit#
From letters of Administration on the Estate of James Lewis in the Probate Court of Lncln Co, Mssr; Adjusted for Garda G. Adams.
Autobiography of Geo. W. Bean compiled by Flora Diana Bean Horne (p. 29) in poss of Gardna G. Adams.
"History and Character Sketch of James Bean, Pioneer to Utah 1848" by Flora Bean Horne.
1795 Bourbon Co KY Land Transaction
|Bourbon Co KY Deed Book C, pp. 254-55:
3/17/1795. Arnold Nicholas and wife Sarah to John McCoy. 50a on Townsends Run on Smith's old line.
|1796. James Lewis petitioned for 300 acres of land
in the township 51 of range 2W in the SE quarter of 17.
1796. James Lewis witnessed the settlement of Richard Taylor's Missouri Lands claims.
MCCOY. -- Daniel McCoy, for whom McCoy's creek is named, came to Missouri, or Upper Louisiana, in 1797, in company with his brothers, John and Joseph, and his father-in-law, Henry Zumwalt.
A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, p. 174.
|Survey by Antoine Soulard. 1000 Arpents on Cuivre River to James Lewis.|
|Survey by Antoine Soulard. 900 Arpents on Cuivre River to James Lewis.|